Movie Confessions Blogathon

Nostra over at My Film Views has another wonderful idea for a Blogathon. The Minute I read his (and many other blogger's) I just knew I had to participate. :)

Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?
Easy. Gone With The Wind. I tried, but too but it bluntly: it's so fucking boring.

Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?

Yikes, there's certainly more than ten! To be completely honest, I'm not much of a classic movie watcher. It's not that I don't appreciate them, I do, I just rarely search the out unless I read a review from Defiant Success or True Classics that catches my eye.
1) 12 Angry Men
2) Casablanca
3) North by Northwest
4) Lawrence of Arabia
5) Metropolis
6) On The Water Front
7) It Happened One Night
8) The Grapes of Wrath
9) Ben-Hur
10) A Streetcar Named Desire

Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
Nope. I worked at a movie theater in high school, so even when I was underage for R rated movies I never had to sneak in.

Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?
Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, and Tom Cruise. I don't think they're that talented.

From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
I honestly could not think of one "big" director that I haven't seen at least one feature. I seriously spend a lot of time going through IMDb on this one, and every time I thought I found one, I ended up seeing at least one or part of one of their movies. I'm going to list Akira Kurosawa here, because I've only seen one of his films (Seven Samurai) and I feel like I should've seen more by now.

Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?
BASEketball. This is seriously one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Even if I wasn't a South Park fan this would still be great. I never understood why so many people hated it. I thought it was golden.

Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?
Probably. I saw Titantic in theaters, (I was 10) and I remember laughing when that guy hit the propeller. Clearly I wasn't grasping the emotional aspect of that scene, and the adult me would've probably muttered "stupid kid."

Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?
I have to agree with Ruth at Let's Be Splendid About This I saw Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves while on an Alan Rickman kick, even though I knew how bad it was going to be. I have to admit I got some pretty good laughs out of it. "Fuck me, he cleared it!"

Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?

Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
No, I usually watch a movie immediately after I've purchased it.

Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?
I own a lot of shitty Adam Sandler movies because I used to love him. I mostly keep them around because I'm lazy, and I may actually want to watch one again. I also own a movie called 3 Needles that is so terrible I probably wouldn't even be able to sell it to a used DVD store.

Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
I used to burn all my DVDs. I haven't done that in years, but as a movie fan I should've probably been buying the movies I loved, not burning them. Although when Hollywood Video went out of business here, I ran a train on their sale DVD rack. ( I have to use "ran a train" there because that's what a fellow patron said he was doing while we were getting our DVDs. I thought it was funny)

Any other confessions you want to make?
That list of the classics I haven't seen yet? I just went down IMDb's Top 250 and picked out ones I haven't seen.

I'm blaming this on being pregnant, having my child, and my hormones never going back to the way they used to be, but I cry in movies soooo much more easily now.

I wrote this post in my pajamas.


  1. Thanks for joining and I'm a guy (at the beginning you say her ;)) don't have time to read all your answers at the moment but will do so later!

  2. Oh my God my editing sucks! I knew that, and fixed it. Sorry! :)

  3. Yet another Rickman fan! I feel Julia Roberts is crazy overrated too, she really doesn't challange herself and always plays it safe.

  4. I feel about Lawrence of Arabia the same way you feel about Gone with the Wind. :)

  5. Like or love classic film that you haven't seen yet. Even though you're not a big fan of those, I think you should give them a try someday.

    The director question was difficult for me as well, but well, I ended up with three ones whose work I haven't seen yet. But I think it's not that easy to determine how big this or that director must be for this question.

    Burn the DVDs? Oh :)

  6. I enjoyed reading your responses -- you tend to crack me up. :-) I have to agree that Tom Cruise is over-rated. The only role I ever really liked him in, oddly, was the crazy, misogynistic motivational speaker in Magnolia. Maybe being a wacko is his natural gift ... who knows?

  7. Thanks again for joining this. Finally have some time to properly read you entry.

    Gone With the Wind has been named the most. Will put up a post soon detailing what people confessed with percentages. Although it's not a movie I'll ever watch again I am happy to have watched it.

    Out of your top 10 there are a couple I didn't see yet. North by Northwest and 12 Angry Men are the first ones you should try to check out in my opinion.

    Wow, some bold choices about actors/actresses who are overrated. I don't agree with you though ;)

    I only have seen 2 or 3 Kurosawa movies, so I need to watch some more as well. Those I've seen were excellent.

    Have seen BASEketball, but can't remember much about it anymore.

    Alan Rickman is cool, so you are excused for seeing it just because of him ;)

    I will have to admit I own a Sandler movie as well. Recently rewatched it (Little Nicky) and except for Tarantino appearing in it it is very bad.


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