Monday, January 20, 2014

Blogathon: Life, Love and the Movies

By Sati. Monday, January 20, 2014 ,


MyFilmviews and Karamel Kinema started a very cool blogathon, which consists of 16 movie-related questions.

1. What was the first movie you saw in the cinema and what do you remember about that visit? 

I remember seeing The Lion King and half of people crying when main lion's dad died. That's as specific as I can be.

2. Are there any movies you have very strong memories of which are not because of the movie (for example something which happened at the time you were watching it)?

They are, but there is no way for me to write that story.

But I'll give you another one - I was watching Hannibal with my friend and the face of Gary Oldman in this movie is the scariest shit ever. I went to the toilet, came back and my friend pause it on the shot of his face to scare me. Horrific.
3. Which movies had a big impact on you and changed a (small) part of your view on life? 

Frida really filled me in optimism. Fuck the obstacles, just do your thing.

4. Do you have any comfort movies which you return to because you are in a specific mood (for example if you are feeling down/nursing a heartbreak)?

I watch In the Loop no matter what mood I'm in. I also watch Jonah Hill comedies because they are so funny. I love Superbad so damn much. Seth Rogen's films are hilarious too, especially Zack and Miri Make a Porno. So apparently my idea of entertainment is a comedy with lots of swearing.
5. If a movie would be made about your life, what type of a movie would it be and who would you like to portray you? 

They're doing it - it's called Crimson Peak and apparently Jessica Chastain is playing me. Seriously, though, it would probably be a cross between really cute romantic comedy and some real disturbing Blue Jasmine/Fight Club-style self destruction. I would like someone I actually like to portray me and I've been told I kinda look like Michelle Williams so that's good (I have dark hair so I colored her cool character's hair from I'm not There above). Also - Tom Hiddleston should star as my love interest. Because I really want him to.

6. Which existing movie best represents you? 

Well, let's see - half-heartedly doing my job, being annoyed with people, awful at driving, loving dogs and not being a big fan of crying babies, drinking....that would be Young Adult.
7. If you knew you would die tomorrow, what would be the last movie you would want to see?

 Probably In the Loop or Snatch. At least I'd die laughing.

8. If you can spend your life working in the film industry, what would you be and why? 

 Game of Thrones producer. Why? Look at this blog.

9. Did you ever have a first kiss with someone while at the cinema and if so which movie was playing? 

 I don't recall (Wolf of Wall Street Style).

10. What is your favorite movie relationship and why?

I think Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks in You've Got Mail. Because they connected through conversation and as long as you keep talking, as long as there is connection, love doesn't go away.
11. When did your love for movies start and how has it grown?

It probably started when I saw Moulin Rouge! on the big screen. Then I went through all of Nicole Kidman's movies. To this day when I love the actor, I'll watch everything with him/her in it.

12. If you have to choose one film to watch with your loved one, what would it be and why?

I always show my friends funny comedies. It's important to laugh as much as you can.
13. If you can choose one character from a movie to be your significant other who would it be and why?

 Loki. He's hot, charismatic and he doesn't give a shit.

14. What was the first movie that made you fall in love with film and cinema?

That's kinda the same answer as 11, but the first movie I really, really loved was The Others.

15. How did your passion for movies turn you into a movie blogger?

I started reviewing movies in high school, then I started winning awards for the reviews + I was always very active on various movie message boards on the net. So I thought, hey let's have a decent place for my reviews. It's more than 2 years later - and it's still here.

16. What is your favorite date from a movie?

It's not really a date and it's an awful movie, but I really liked the scene from Friends with Benefits where Mila Kunis took Justin Timberlake up on the roof at nighttime and they were lying there, watching the sky. I love big cities, outdoors and night sky.
If you want to participate:

- Give answers to the 16 questions above
- Write a blog post about it
- Include the blogathon logo in your post
- Add a link to the blogathon announcement so others can participate as well

34 comments:

  1. That picture of Charlize in Young Adult completely represents me when I look at children hahaha. God help me if I ever become a father.
    Great post! I think my answer for No.14 would be Almost Famous.

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    1. Kids are just so loud. I hate loud noises. They're really cute when they are quiet, though :)

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  2. Young Adult.. I feel ya ! Really nice answers and The Money Chant in the background, just perfect!

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  3. Simba's dad? Mufasa?? Duuuuude. Interesting questions, and your answers are as amusing as always. :D

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    1. I haven't seen that movie in 20 years :) Thanks! ^^

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  4. Love that Hannibal story. Gary Oldman's face is indeed terrifying. I didn't like the film when I first saw it...I was probably expecting Silence of the Lambs but it has definitely grown on me.

    Blimey... Young Adult is getting a few "hits" for the "movie that best represents you". I better check it out then...see what the fuss is all about!

    Nice inclusion of You've Got Mail...I've always liked that movie but then I'm a sucker for all things Tom Hanks.

    Similarly, I'm no fan of Friends With Benefits but I love that shot of two characters looking at the sky with the camera hovering above them. When done right it can be so effective...magical almost.

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    1. I enjoyed the film but it's not the same league as the Lambs. Oldman is absolutely unrecognizable. I wonder how they will show this character in TV series.

      YA is kinda a divisive movie, it's more of a character study but I hope you'll enjoy it! Theron is mesmerizing in it.

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  5. I can relate to the Hannibal story. On so many levels. Absolutely loved your answers, I always look forward to new posts from you because you always turn shitty days into golden ones :')

    I think I might have a go at this some time this week, the questions look pretty interesting.

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    1. Oh, thank you - that's awesome to read and I hope you'll only have good days! :)

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  6. Fun stuff Sati! I'm soo behind on these movie memes, still haven't got around to the Movie Alphabet one yet, ahah.

    Oooh, I love your answer for Fave Movie Relationship. I adore You've Got Mail and Ryan + Hanks are so lovely. The tech stuff from that movie doesn't hold up but the story does, and that's what matters. Ahah, #8 and 13 are pretty obvious, who doesn't want to be with LOKI?? Heck I'd even take him over Superman!!

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    1. You'd take him over Superman? Damn, this is serious! :)

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  7. Loved seeing your picks. I was also such a big fan of The Others when I was a kid... it scared the shit out of me, but I couldn't get enough of it! Tom Hiddleston is so... perfect, I can't even begin to describe how much I adore that man. We have so much in common, yet none of our answers are the same I believe! Weird :) haha

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    1. That's actually pretty great, I like bloggers who have similar tastes but different picks for blogathons. Helps you track down some really awesome movies.

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  8. Moulin Rouge. I could watch that movie every single day of my life. It's so good. I love Ewan Macgregor so much.

    Anyway, interesting stuff as always, but your Wolf of Wall Street cop out was well played.. but bullshit. Spill it.

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    1. Ok...

      umm....yes....

      ....I don't recall :)

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    2. Ha. Ha. I'm not kidding.


      Go ahead and take your time. I'll wait.

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    3. *ominous music playing in the background*

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  9. oh jesus that scene in Friends with Benefits is great! im the exact same as you in the sense that I be amazed by city scapes and beautiful city imagery, especially of new york; and as for the Young Adults one, well need i say more lol

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    1. Everyone is like Mavis Gary, good God this world is in trouble :)

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  10. Good call on Loki! I've never seen In The Loop, now I'm interested.

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    1. In the Loop is hilarious, you need to see it!

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  11. Nice choice with Frida. Definitely a good thing feeling like you should be able to whatever the hell you want.

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  12. Very cool post! Need to do me one of these at some point!

    Also, I've just noticed you have some kind of music player playing on this site, which is very cool indeed!

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    1. Thanks! I do, I loved Wolf of Wall Street soundtrack so much I just had to feature it here :)

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  13. Great answers Sati. In the Loop is a very funny movie indeed! Thanks for participating.

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    1. Glad you like In the Loop, I just adore this movie!

      Awesome blogathon you guys came up with!

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  14. I think The Lion King was the first film I saw in theaters too. Good times.

    I'd love see Moulin Rouge! on the big screen, which reminds me that I really need to rewatch it. :)

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    1. It was really awesome seeing MR! on the big screen, lots of walkouts, though :)

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  15. I live and die for your Young Adult mention! I think I love you all the more now!!!

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    1. YA is easily in my top 25 of all time :)

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