I worked from 4:30a to 3:00p today at Best Buy. Aye aye aye. So I'm not really in the mood to write a really big entry. But I did want to post this video, because I think it's something we all need to be concerned about.
Now this is a survey I can sink my teeth into. Don't be surprised if every other answer has to do with Almost Famous.
Popcorn or candy? You really need both. The sugariness of the candy is a nice vacation from the saltiness of the popcorn. And we all know that when we're seated in a darkened theater we constantly stuff our faces like nobody's watching. Because they aren't, they're watching the movie. We're free to be as gluttonous as we want! If I really have to choose one, I'll have to go with popcorn, as long as I'm allowed to have a very large Cherry Coke to replace my candy.
Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever. The Crow. I don't really have any overwhelming desire to see it, but it is my roommate's favorite movie, and I always get the "are you for real?" look when I remind her that I haven't seen it. I've also never seen Back to the Future 2, which is really sad, because I've seen 1 & 3 more times than I can count. And Kill Bill Vol 2.
You are given the power to recall one Oscar: Who loses theirs and to whom? Ok, I haven't seen Pollock, and I don't know anyone who has, so I can't really comment on Marcia Gay Harden's performance in it. But, unfortunately for her, she won over Kate Hudson in Almost Famous. And now that I have the power to give the Oscar, Kate gets it. It's a great performance in a great movie. Sure, Kate was only 19 at the time and she's got years ahead of her to win an Oscar. But knowing that she was only 19 just makes the performance seem that much better. The scene where she argues with William about Russell? She goes through every emotion possible in about five minutes. It's so good. All I have to say is... "What kind of beer?"
Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be? Penny Lane's outfit from when she first meets William Miller in Almost Famous. I'd also like to be able to make all my entrances the way she does in that scene. I'd love to make that kind of first impression. Edit: I'd also really like to have these boots, please.
Your favorite film franchise is... I'm going to go ahead and say that the John Hughes/Molly Ringwald movies were a franchise. Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink are pretty much the best teen movies ever.
Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them? James Dean. Young Marlon Brando. Wentworth Miller. Brad Pitt (circa Legends of the Fall). Angelina Jolie. What do I feed them? Lots of alcohol. Why'd I invite them? One word: orgy. I originally had Natalie Portman in as the other girl, but I replaced her with Angelina Jolie because I think she'd be more into the whole orgy thing. Because you need to be reasonable when you're planning an orgy where three of the people are from other time eras.
What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater? A lifetime of having to have a small child sitting behind them in the theater that can't stop from asking really loud questions and kicking the back of your chair.
Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens. Mystique from X-Men. Sarah Connor from Terminator 2. The Bride from Kill Bill. Mace from Strange Days. Mystique from X-Men. C'mon. She's freakin' awesome. Also I haven't really seen any of the other movies, except for Kill Bill v. 1. But I haven't seen the second one, and all I really remember about the first one is how ugly Uma's feet are.
What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie? All of the possession scenes in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. This film is also known by me and Abby as "Scott M. Is A Dirty Dirty Liar." He convinced us to watch it by saying "it's not really scary." Ass.
Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is? I'd probably have to go with the "coming of age story." I think that's what you would classify Almost Famous as. Done well, a coming of age story can be great. Also- Whatever genre you would put Shaun of the Dead into. It's a romantic comedy... with zombies. RomZomCom? I love the mixing of the genres.
Least favorite genre (I added this question myself) A genre I don't like is film noir, especially where it pertains to the movie Brick. Maybe my expectations were too high because I'd heard such good things about it, but I came away feeling like the movie tried to be smarter than me. I took an intro to film class, I know how film noir works, I know what a femme fatale is. So there really wasn't any mystery there for me. I knew pixie was in on it the whole time, and I really don't like that actress. She's on Heroes now and she's terrible on that too. (Plus she got to make out with Mohinder, so there's some jealousy issues there for me. I love him.)
You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power? I would say that I would put a movie version of Why Moms Are Weird into the works, but since there is a tv project in the works, I'll have to think of something else. I'd say a movie version of Why Girls are Weird , but anyone who has read the book will agree that it wouldn't translate well onto the screen. I'm going to have to go with finding good family films to put into production. Serioulsy, have you seen the derth of "kid's" movies that have come out recently? Some try too hard to be for both the kids and the parents that they usually miss horribly on one side. What ever happened to the Beauty and the Beasts and the Lion Kings and the Little Mermaids of the world? C'mon Disney! Work with me! Also- Scarlet Johansen gets cast in NOTHING. She's talented and pretty, but seriously girl, you need to learn how to avoid overexposure.
Bonnie or Clyde? Bonnie. I want her wardrobe. Georgie and Dillon were dressed as Bonnie and Clyde this year for Halloween and I was immediately jealous that a) I hadn't thought of it and b) I don't have a boyfriend to be Clyde. Fingers crossed for next year! [Georgie and Dillon are characters on General Hospital, not real people. In case you were wondering.]