Friday, 12 December 2008

The movie meme

Lifted from Final Girl, who is hilarious!

1. Popcorn or candy?
Chocolate. Popcorn is so noisy, and candy sounds like I should be eating boiled sweets. Ugh! Gimme the Whispers and I'm happy.

2. Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever.
Superman Returns. I know Brandon Routh is uber-hot, I haven't even seen a bad review for this, MadCat's been on my case about watching it and I even taped it so I could watch it ... last year. Still - no dice. What IS it about this movie that's keeping it from me?

3. You are given the power to recall one Oscar : Who loses theirs and to whom?
I haven't watched the Oscars in years, so I'm not entirely clued up on who got what recently. I'd love to have seen Sigourney Weaver win one for her portrayal of Ellen Ripley fighting the aliens, though. There can't be too much Ripley love in this world, is what I'm sayin'.

4. Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Which will it be?
Uh ... does this hypothetical costume have to hypothetically fit me? Or should it just be something I think looks good? 'Cos I love Darth Vader's costume, but the man's seven feet tall! I'd look like I were sinking in a puddle of oil. Otherwise ... I dunno ... Sharon Stone in The Quick and the Dead? No, wait - those were only six-shooters. Hmm. Let's get back to basics and say, Ripley in Aliens or Alien 4. Those costumes are useful in a work-clothes kind of way AND come with big bada-boom
guns! You know, for when the zombies/aliens invade.

5. Your favorite film franchise is…
Alien (my love for Ripley knows no bounds.) (Please note this does NOT include the dreck that was AvP and its successor.) (Although Ripley would totally have kicked the Predator's ass.)
Runners-up: Lethal Weapon, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Harry Potter.

6. Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them?
Sigourney Weaver! Although she might find it uncomfortable to have me sitting and staring at her, smiling dumbly. Still, she's a classy chick, and a few pointed answers to the scripted queries I'd have prepared about her time in Alien movies, coupled with that amazing belly laugh, would snap me out of it. (Fun fact: Did you know that shot in Alien 4, where she threw the basketball into the hoop BACKWARDS, without looking, was unscripted and unrehearsed? Sigourney Weaver RULES!)
Then there's Joss Whedon (who is my master now), whose brains I'd like to pick about Firefly, Wonder Woman and the ever-awesome Buffy, not mention his online serial musical (whose name, tragically, I completely forget but which is HILARIOUS! Look it up on IMDB, stat!)).
For the lust factor, I'd call on Keanu Reeves and the effervescent Drew Barrymore, who is the person I would most like to be in another life (if I couldn't be Ellen Ripley, of course).
Hmm. One more. David Hewlett! Someone needs to bring the snark, Dr Fumbles McStupid!
What would I feed these people? I dunno, MadCat's cooking, ask him. I have to entertain our guests!

7. What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater?
A visit from Freddie Krueger, inviting them to come and live at his place. He REALLY needs some living ornaments for the dungeons.

8. 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.

(I'd like to add that I find River Tam's omission rather odd.) (Ooh, and, and, BUFFY is not on this list! The hell?)

9. What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie?
The harlequin clown doll thing in the little boy's room in Poltergeist ... its creepy face and then, during the storm, its hand coming out from under the bed ... no wonder I hate dolls and clowns! That scene is giving me goosebumps RIGHT NOW.
Ooh, and kids in horror movies. Kids are CREEPY! Especially when they're possessed ...

10. Your favorite genre (excluding comedy and drama) is?

Something involving big action sequences. Whether that counts as pure action, sci-fi, fantasy, creature features, martial arts, game movies or horror - I don't care. I'm easily entertained.

11. You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power?
Employ Joss Whedon and Steven Spielberg (and maybe Tim Burton) to rewrite the scripts for all those game movies that Uwe Boll destroyed with his ham-handed "genius". Then hire Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Sam Raimi and Bryan Singer to film them. Take out the "celeb" actors and actresses, and cast people who fit the roles, rather than those who simply look good. Get the right storylines, directors and actors, and you're already well on your way.
Bonus points for giant robots and space battles.

12. Bonnie or Clyde?
What the hell kind of question is this? Mallory Knox, yo.

13. Who are you tagging to answer this survey? (Three or more)
Huh. Who'll bother answering? OK, MadCat, Lauren and Les - they write back! Pity they don't have blogs ...

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