Saturday, 3 February 2018

2013 Mammoth movie meme because the other one I did was god awful

1. A movie you’ve seen most times in cinema.

I have never seen a film twice in a cinema, mainly because of the cost, and the fact cinemas rarely show films twice nowadays.

2. Your most rewatched movie.

Either Jaws or Hot Fuzz. Both are pretty endlessly re-watchable films; with just enough added detail to make you appreciate something new on each watch.

3. A movie you quote on a daily basis.

Either Dougal and the Blue Cat or Birdman. Both surprisingly have incredibly quotable lines, ones I find myself using often, even if nobody gets them (which actually is way better than if they did).

4. Favourite movie soundtrack.

In terms of soundtrack I'd have to say Green Room. 
This soundtrack matches almost every theme, idea and character in the film. The emotions it can elicit in me is staggering, coming from a bunch of foreboding instrumental and abstract scores as well as hardcore punk tracks included.
A proper good one with just enough fun and fear mixed together.

5. Top 5 films of your favourite actor and actress.

[In no order of favourite for film or actor]

  • Robert De Niro: Heat, The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part 2 and Midnight Run.
  • Diane Keaton: The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Annie Hall and Manhattan.

6. Top 5 performances of your favourite actor and actress.

[In no order of favourite for film or actor]

  • Robert De Niro: Heat, The Deer Hunter, Taxi Driver, The Godfather Part 2 and Midnight Run.
  • Diane Keaton: The Godfather, The Godfather Part 2, Annie Hall and Manhattan.
 7. A movie storyline you wish you had actually lived.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
Always wanted to live underground in my own little space where I could just pop up anywhere I want and have all the things I need in life there, ready to be taken down into my little living space.

eh, I tried..

8. A movie that reminds you of your mum.

Although it's a rather nasty and depressing movie, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will always remind me of my mum mainly for its cast and the songs. My mum loves just about everyone in the cast and even if a lot of people are mixed on the movie, we can still appreciate it.

9. A movie that reminds you of your dad.

Jaws. The mimicking scene between Brody and his son. 

Why? Dunno.

10. Favourite movies from your childhood.

  1. Dougal and the Blue Cat
  2. Jaws
  3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
  4. The Incredibles
  5. The Transformers: The Movie
  6. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
  7. Return To Oz
  8. Spirited Away
  9. Doctor Who (1996)
  10. Toy Story
11. Favourite quote(s).

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Riggan: Just find me an actor. A good actor. Give me Woody Harrelson.
Jake: He's doing the next Hunger Games.
Riggan: Michael Fassbender?
Jake: He's doing the prequel to the X-Men prequel.
Riggan: How about Jeremy Renner?
Jake: Who?
Riggan: Jeremy Renner. He was nominated. He was the Hurt Locker guy.
Jake: Oh, okay. He's an Avenger.
Riggan: Fuck, they put him in a cape too?

Synecdoche, New York
Adult Olive: I need to forgive you before I die... but I can't forgive someone who has not asked for forgiveness.
Caden Cotard: I just want...
Adult Olive: I have no time. I need you to ask for forgiveness.
Caden Cotard: Can you ever forgive me?
Adult Olive: For what?
Caden Cotard: For abandoning you.
Adult Olive: For abandoning you to have anal sex with my homosexual lover, Eric.
Caden Cotard: I will, I'll say it... For abandoning you... to have anal sex with my homosexual lover, Eric.
Adult Olive: No...
[Starts crying]
Adult Olive: No, I'm sorry. I cannot-
Maria: I hope you are happy, faggot.

Dougal and the Blue Cat
Dougal: Stay as long as you like, the train leaves at three.

12. Top 5 favourite female performances.
  1. Amy Adams in Arrival
  2. Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl
  3. Kim Tae-ri in The Handmaiden
  4. Emma Stone in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  5. Maggie Gyllenhaal in Secretary ((Or The Dark Knight, I can't decide))
13. Top 5 favourite male performances.

  1. Michael Keaton in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman in Synecdoche, New York
  3. Marlon Brando in The Godfather
  4. Kevin Spacey in L.A. Confidential
  5. Ryan Gosling in Blade Runner 2049
14.  Favourite year for movies. 

2014. Not only did this year see the release of the best film about a Birdman ever made, but we also saw the likes of Whiplash, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Nightcrawler, Gone Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick, The Lego Movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Raid 2 and Leviathan.

So yeah, one of the most impressive years for film in recent times, even if last year was pretty excellent too.

15. Your favourite movies from [insert year].

The random year is 2009 (AKA: the BEST year for Terminator sequels.)
  • Star Trek
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • Zombieland
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Coraline
  • A Serious Man
  • The Princess and the Frog
  • Drag Me To Hell
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Saw VI
16. Favourite [insert actor/actress/director] movies?

Favourite director is David Fincher but I've talked about him enough on this website, so here's my favourite Satoshi Kon movies ranked.

  1. Perfect Blue
  2. Paprika
  3. Tokyo Godfathers
  4. Millennium Actress
  5. Memories
17. List all you’ve seen from [insert actor/actress/director].

Ever feel like you're going around in circles?

David Fincher.
  • Se7en
  • Fight Club
  • The Social Network
  • Gone Girl
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Zodiac
  • Alien^3
  • Panic Room
 18. An underrated actor.

Even though I've seen him in only one TV show (and yes, I'm gonna put a TV show on my list because the question didn't say otherwise), Hugh Dancy as Will Graham in Hannibal (2013 - '15) was one of the most astonishing performances I've ever seen on either of the screens, and it still continues to impress me to this day.

Even though the show is critically acclaimed and renowned in NBC's line- up, I still feel as though Hugh's exceptional performance, that never wavered for a nano- second during the three series, still doesn't get the attention it deserves by a long shot; a character and actor that'll stick in my mind for quite some time, I'm sure.

19. An underrated actress.

Whether or not "underrated" is the right word here, I don't really know, but  Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts (yes more TV: screw you, it's MY list) was exceptional in Series 10 of Doctor Who last year.

She was perfect in the roll, and completely subverted mine and dad's VERY low expectations for the character after the short companion teaser thingy the BBC showed a few months before the first trailer dropped for the series.

A very textured, aware and fun performance left me stunned and thinking of Bill as a companion we've had for years due to the level of depth Pearl added in her own subtle ways to an already good character.

Underrated? Underappreciated?
Who cares. Pearl needs more recognition for this role, yes.

20. An underrated director.

Never been a fan of the concepts of "under and overrated", especially within the context of film analysis. I try to never included these terms in reviews or simply thoughts I have in my head of something I'm watching.
They're pretty vapid and poorly used ways to start an argument where there shouldn't be one at all.

But apart from that, Kevin Smith sucks so hard it genuinely hurts me to see people enjoying his "movies". Especially his latest departure into horror.

21. An overrated actor.

Same thing applies here but I'll play along again.

Eddie Redmayne.

Watch Jupiter Ascending. Watch it.

This man won a fucking Academy AwardScreen Actors Guild AwardBafta AND a Golden Globe.

Enough said.

22. An overrated actress.

Natalie Portman.

She's been excused quite a few times now it seems. 
She was utteraly awful in Thors 1 and 2 and every Star Wars prequel.
People don't seem to get that Ryan Gosling's style of acting is a stone- faced, collected, worn- away person, and that he injects so much character and depth into each role; yet when Natalie does it, she's a godess and completely perfect in every way.

23. An overrated director.

Del Toro.
Moving on.

24. A film you wish you had seen on the big screen.

  • The Godfather
  • Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • Synecdoche, New York
  • Green Room
  • Dougal and the Blue Cat
  • Star wars
  • The Handmaiden
  • The Dark Knight
  • Arrival
  • The Raid
  • Fight Club
  • Gone Girl
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Batman: The Mask of the Phantasm
  • The Transformers: The Movie
25. A movie you’ve seen that you think no one else here will have heard of?

Tickled. One of the best documentaries I've ever seen, up there with Tower (2016) and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.

A film that's both parts funny and angering, I still can't believe just how well made and interesting the documentary is, and how the further the film runs the more crazy and unbelievable it becomes.

A proper emotional ride that floored me when I first saw it for sure.

26. Favourite movie characters.

  • Dale Cooper from Twink Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Caden Cotard from Synecdoche, New York
  • Riggan Thomson from Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
  • The Doctor from Doctor Who (1996)
  • Tyler Durden from Fight Club
  • Michael Corleone from The Godfather Part II
  • Vito Corleone from The Godfather
27. A film that was better than the book.

As much as dad will disagree with me, Gone Girl, I found exceeded the book 100% and transcended something very good to a masterpiece.

Yes, some characters don't get as much attention as they do in the book, but Fincher compensates by focusing on events and small details that eventually become much larger than the characters of some expository backstory to an abandoned mall or something.

At the end of the day, would I call Gone Girl (2012) a favourite? No.
Would I call Gone Girl (2014) a favourite? Yes.

28. Best remake.

29. Your first favourite actor.

Literally no idea, and if I did know I wouldn't say as it would probably be very embarrassing or just plain wrong.

30. Your first favourite actress.

Literally no idea, and if I did know I wouldn't say as it would probably be very embarrassing or just plain wrong.

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