- What is your favorite word?
- Stochastic because it’s just a tasty work
- Pusillanimous which I learned in college and it’s so evocative
- Tautology because it explains so much
- What is your favorite curse word?
- What was the film that scared you the most?
- Alien. I’ve never seen it all the way through
- What film is TERRIBLE but you love it?
- Inexplicably, I love “Constantine” with Keanu Reeves. Not sure it’s “terrible”, but it’s kinda in this category
- ”Big Trouble in Little China” also in the cult classic category
- What is the film you once loved but watching it now you realise it’s terrible?
- I’m having trouble with “A Christmas Story” since 2020 when people were discussing its various prejudicial representations
- I also try not to think about Big Trouble in this way since it also probaly has problems but I love it
- What is the film that means the most to you? Not because of the film it’s self, but because of the memories, you have of it.
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- …all movies I associate with my wife
- Which film is objectively the greatest ever?
- Earnest Saves Christmas
- Which film is the one you’ve watched the most?
- “It’s a Wonderful LIfe’ simply because I’ve watched it at Christmas a number of times?
- Likewise, “The Wizard of Oz” from seeing it on TV every year as a kid?
- As an adult, I don’t rewatch much. There‘s too much new to spend time watching old.
I’ve never seen Mystery Men. I remember when it came out, but it didn’t look like my kind of thing back then and since forgot about it.Surprised there's no mention of Mystery Men (later... or anywhere) then... w/ Hank Azaria as the Blue Raja... forking a way...
The other movies that freaked me out where Nightmare on Elm Street, which I saw in high school on VHS during a marching band party. I was not into horror, and that movie freaked me out a bit. Also, probably that same party, Faces of Death. Yeesh.This might've been my answer too if not for the Hammer vampire flicks of my early-ish childhood years... although I did manage to watch the whole thing...
Aliens, on the other hand, came out in high school and that was one of the all time great action movies!A few decades later my then-young son was terrified by Aliens (the James Cameron sequel) probably a bit like I was of those old Hammer vampire flicks... except I saw so many of them on the big screen in dark theater (as well as on tele reruns later) across so many years unlike his once-and-done during daytime at home -- my recurring childhood-to-adolescent nightmares and active imagination about vampires continued to spook me well into adulthood, LOL...
I love Big Trouble, and from what I’ve read, John Carpenter was trying to do something good. But it’s had significant critique from the start and I as I get older, I get it more. So…I like it, but I see why some people see problems with it.What??? Big Trouble in Little China is awesome sauce, LOL! I get that some might worry about potentially culturally/racially sensitive elements, but honestly, I think that'd simply be overly sensitive (as people can sometimes be) and missing the good fun and humor in irony, etc.
I love A Christmas Story and have watched it a few times over the years. And then during the pandemic, I read a critique by Ken Jeong (IIRC) and it gave me a new perspective.And I also enjoyed A Christmas Story (w/ my family) when I saw it for the first time almost a decade ago... though haven't gotten around to seeing it again since -- it seems a fave w/ very many people next to Die Hard for Christmas -- my wife definitely far prefers Die Hard though...
I haven’t seen John Malkovich since the theater, I think. I’ve wondered if it holds up. I’m due to rewatch Eternal Sunshine. It’s been a few years.My wife (and I, of course) loves Eternal Sunshine as well... even though she doesn't usually love such strange/quirky romcom-ish dramedies... She did also love Being John Malkovich (to some extent) as well though...