Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Movie Questionnaire

By sati (harlequinade) Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Cinemaniac Reviews is hosting a blogathon questionnaire. Here are the questions and my answers:

1. What’s your favorite movie?
Black Swan

2. Least favorite movie?
Kick Ass.

3. Name one movie you loved upon initial viewing but eventually grew to hate (or vice-versa).

I initially hated No Country for old Men. It was slow, it lacked any sympathetic characters and I didn't know what the hell was up with that movie. But upon second viewing I actually liked it.

4. Name your biggest “guilty pleasure” film.
The Devil Wears Prada

5. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must be a line from a movie)?
I'm not the guy you kill. I'm the guy you buy! Are you so fucking blind that you don't even see what I am? I sold out Arthur for 80 grand. I'm your easiest problem and you're gonna kill me?

6. Favorite quote from a favorite actor/actress (must NOT be a line from a movie)?
Worrying is like praying for something bad to happen - Robert Downey Jr.
7. Three favorite movie scenes? (among many)
  • The Black Swan Coda in Black Swan
  • Diane's furious eyes during the engagement announcement and the switch between this scene and the scene at Winkies where she orders the hit in Mulholland Drive
  • "Shit! Of all the fucking things she could forget, she forgets my father's watch! I specifically reminded her - bedside table! On the Kangaroo! I said the words, "Don't forget my father's watch." in Pulp Fiction
8. Four films that should NOT have won Best Picture?
Only four? The Hurt Locker, Shakespeare in Love, Crash, Return of the King
9. Top five of the year (currently)?
TDKR, Prometheus, The Cabin in the Woods, Game Change, Avengers

10. Bottom three of the year (currently)?
Five Year Engagement, Mirror Mirror, Hunger Games

11. What film gets your vote for the worst or most pointless remake?
Upcoming Carrie remake.

12. Is there any film you think is actually desperate for a remake?
I really want to see remaining two films with Lisbeth Salander remade with Rooney Mara.
13. Name your three favorite film heroes.
Lisbeth Salander
Selina Kyle/Catwoman
Severus Snape
14. Name your three favorite film villains.
Malcolm Tucker
The Joker
Miranda Priestly

15. Best sequel?
The Dark Knight Rises

16. Worst sequel?
Matrix Revolutions. What a way to fuck up the franchise.
17. Best trilogy?
Roman Polanski's apartment trilogy

18. Worst trilogy?
New Star Wars films. Good God!

19. What’s your favorite word to use in a movie review (if your film blog does not feature reviews, substitute “review” with “-related post”?)

20. Anything else?
I'm so tired.



  1. This is a nice blogathon feature. I had a lot of fun reading your answers. Love the quotes from Michael Clayton and Pulp Fiction. :)

  2. Certainly ones I disagree with you on here (how could you hate Kick Ass?) but liked your answers, either way.

    Are you not a fan of LOTR? Noticed Return of the King being listed in films that didn't deserve to win a Best Picture Oscar.

    That scene in Mulholland Drive is excellent, love it, and I do agree that the upcoming Carrie remake does seem a bit pointless with what came before it, but maybe they'll draw something different out from the book?

    On The Matrix Revolutions note, I am actually doing a post on it where I mention that I do, infact, quite like it. Shoot me now!

    1. Thanks! As I suspect you are a fan of Kick Ass I'm gonna limit me response in this matter to saying that I did not find that movie funny, at all.

      Had FOTR or TTT won I'd have no problem but Rotk is pretty bad, I rate them 9,5 9 and 5 respectively.

      With Moretz as the lead I honestly see no chance for the remake being good.

      That's cool I actually kinda enjoyed Reloaded :)

    2. There are certain types of humour that are limited to only a source amount of people. In the way that I don't really find of Edgar Wright's films funny (I liked Shaun of the Dead when I first watched it, not that much now), though I did like the episodes of Spaced I watched, Kick Ass falls in line with that select humour.

      That's a surprise, since I thought Return of the King was the best one out of the three (for me anyway). Never heard someone not really liking one of the films out of the trilogy, which is surprising!

      Ahh, got confused with Revolutions and Reloaded - meant to say I was doing a post on Reloaded. Why do they have such similar names? Revolutions is awful, completely agree with you there. Can't believe I mixed those two up!

    3. Well, then it's really not my type of humour :) I just felt embarassed watching it because it was obvious what was supposed to make me laugh but it failed, painfully.

      Really? On imdb boards finding someone who likes Lotr films is rare, actually. People really started to hate on them for some reason, which is odd seeing how good 2 first movies are.

      Yeah the names are similiar, too similiar fortunetly the movies were much different - I really liked the action in Matrix in Reloaded and then in Revolution where the plot moved to "the real world" it just looked like Terminator.

  3. This was fun to read! I agree about the Carrie remake.

  4. It saddens me that I missed Cabin in the Woods. Ugh.

    As for that scene in Pulp Fiction, brilliant! I mean, superb. Superb pick.

    1. You should definetly catch it on DVD, fantastic movie! Superb! SUPERB! :)

      I always laugh during this scene, Willis is just perfect in this movie.

  5. Great answers. I'll be doing the questionnaire in the next few days.

    Agree on ROTK, but The Hurt Locker? What about Driving Miss Daisy?

    Haha. Malcolm Tucker might just make mine.

    The new Star Wars films are actually some of my guilty pleasures. :)

    1. Awesome, can't wait to read yours!

      I was bored out of my mind during THL, never liked that one though Renner was good. Driving Miss Daisy is actually pretty good, but it has Freeman and he is always great.

      I love Tucker, can't wait for new season of "the Thick of it".

  6. Malcolm Tucker! What a villain! I absolutely love In the Loop... one of the funniest movies ever made. Great, great choice!

    1. I love him, that film is one of my favorites! You should check out The Thick of It - tons of Tucker awesomeness in this one!

    2. By the way, I'm going to start a blogroll with banners. I need a version of your logo at 250x90 px. Thanks! Just leave it in a comment or something on my blog!

  7. Did you do a review for The Cabin in the Woods? Would love to read it :D

    1. there it is :)

      God, I really need to finish that Review Index :)

  8. Another fun blogathon! Glad to see The Hurt Locker & Shakespeare in Love as movies you think should NOT win Best Picture! And yeah Severus Snape!! Alan Rickman FTW :D

    1. Alan Rickman is my God :D I'd be his lily forever :)

  9. I might just dive into the frey with this blog-a-thon tomorrow. I enjoyed some of yours answers. Particularly the film heroes and Severus Snape. Who would've thought?

  10. The Black Swan Coda is an amazing scene. The build up to it is perfect. Great choice.

    Think the same as you in regards to The Hurt locker. I was so very bored. Renner was very good, but waaay overrated.

    1. I didn't think I'll finish that movie and some of the things in it were just random, like Fiennes appearing in the middle of the desert :)

  11. I like the questionnaire. You really thought Hunger Games was one of the worst films of the year? Also, I need to see Devil Wears Prada again, I miss it!

    1. Yeah, I really didn't like it, especially the second hour of the film. It was nearly a whole grade better than Mirror Mirror, though

  12. I actually really like Kick-ass (you hate me now, don't you?) It's more for the colours than anything, but I do like all of it :P

    Love Snape. Love Miranda Priestly. Love the Black Swan transformation scene.

    I don't think I'll ever like No Country for Old Men. It's the classic example of me not getting the whole hoopla about the Coen brothers and whatnot.

    1. I don't hate people who like it, If anything i hate people who made that crap :)

      I like the movie now, but honestly that Oscar should have gone to Atonement or Michael Clayton.

  13. Loved your picks! I'm minutes away from posting mine and it is shocking how many of the same answers we had. Like... seriously, I had to go back and change some of my answers. That's how much we were aligned haha.

    1. Thank you! Don't change anything, I'm curious about which ones are the same! :)

  14. That is an AWESOME quote from RDJ. Will definitely be keeping that in mind. Nice post, Sati!

    1. Yeah I love it, one of my favorites. He has so much wisdom!

  15. The Devil Wears Prada is not that bad, I guess its main fault is that it's sort of a "chick flick" (kind of dislike this term :D )

    Great read, didn't know you didn't like The Hunger Games that much.

    1. Yeah, i think it's automatic with a movie about fashion.

      Oh, hated it, that film really bored me and I'm shocked it got such great reviews.

  16. FINALLY had the opportunity to fill this out...just regained power back. I had a hard time choosing movies I've liked this year thus far...I know the best always come around fall/end of the year, but this year has been pretty dull so far :\

    1. There are 2-3 movies so far I think may end up in my top 10 in the end of the year, but yeah now the real good stuff will start to show in theatres :)