|Where's Ripley with my cocoa?|
I don't know if Aliens constitutes a classic but as much as I love Weaver's work, the film is just ridiculous. First of all Cameron did what he does best - good action film with awful characters. Alien in its core is a horror series and he basically took almost entire horror out, leaving some jump scares and - miraculously - Giger's concepts. The thing which made the whole first film so scary was that there was just one creature which for most of the film couldn't be killed. Cameron did what he always does - he added a lot of stuff just because he could, so now we have whole bunch of Aliens and some of them die seconds after they appear. Second of all - Newt. Traumatized little girl who saw Aliens murdering her entire family, drinks cocoa and she is fine and starts cracking jokes. And finally - Alien Queen using the elevator. What a stupid fucking movie.
Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?
1. Fanny and Alexander 2. Metropolis 3. The Great Dictator 4. Pierrot le Fou 5. Virgin Spring 6.8 1/2 7. Eraserhead 8. M 9. Mean Streets 10. Kubrick's Lolita
Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?
No, I'm terrible when it comes to sneaking. But there were numerous times when I was watching movie so bad I really wanted to leave the theatre.
Oh, so many. There are some good actors I think are overrated like Daniel Day Lewis and Meryl Streep but the most recent example is Tom Hardy. I don't know what it is about him but he manages to be bland and repulsive in my eyes at the same time. Bland came first, repulsive is new addition - I saw some kind of featurette for TDKR and the way he talks and his movements just gross me out. I barely remember him in Inception and it seems like this movie was the one that began his baffling fame. I'm not saying he is bad but the threads on imdb like "Hardy vs Fassbender" always make me laugh. From what I've seen in trailers though, he appears to be a good fit for Bane.
From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?
Akira Kurosawa. Don't know why.
A lot, lot movies are hated and I love them. Well, "hated" is a strong word but Anything Else by Woody Allen which a lot of people seem to strongly dislike is actually my favorite of his. I'm not saying it is as good as Stardust Memories or Manhattan but for me it is the most entertaining of his movies. I love when Allen is acting in his films and Jason Biggs surprisingly did a fantastic job playing a younger version of Allen's typical neurotic and I think he is the only actor who succeeded in imitating Allen without irritating the living shit out of me as Larry David and Kenneth Brannagh did. Also the dialogue is just hilarious and the scene where Dobel wrecks the car of the guys who cut in and got his parking space always makes me laugh.
Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?
At Matrix Revolutions I loudly went 'eeewww' when the 'burning eyes' moment happened.
|All the crap I watch, I watch it for you - Idris Elba in Prom Night, Michael Fassbender (I shit you not it's actually him in that pic) in Blood Creek and Jean Dujardin in Mariages!|
I do this all the time. When I have gigantic crush on the actor (or actress) I go through all the films they did and man, there is a lot of shit really hot and really talented actors made. Michael Fassbender - I saw Blood Creek and Jonah Hex and they were so bad, Jean Dujardin starred in whole bunch of forgettable French romantic comedies which I also saw and recently I'm compulsively watching Idris Elba's films - I saw Prom Night and Obsessed and I still have The Reaping and Ghost Rider sequel to watch. And I'm gonna watch them because I'm so messed up. And you know what? It's always worth seeing all this crap, just for eye candy.
Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?
I watch films with subtitles all the time, I sometimes put different language subtitles during film with English lines - it's a fun way to learn some new words in different languages.
Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?
I never saw entire 25th Hour. I have it on video cassette (Yep, I still own VCR). I don't know why I never finished it. Probably because I'm scared something is living in my VCR as I haven't used it since forever.
|NOT THE BEES!|
Wicker Man with Nic Cage. It's so fucking funny I always watch that when I'm in bad mood.
Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?
I don't own Blu Ray player or even a stand alone DVD player, I watch my DVDs on computer.
Any other confessions you want to make?
Sometimes I wish there weren't so many fantastic TV series to see because watching them takes so much time and sometimes I don't even have time for movies anymore.