Movie Meme

I’ve been tagged by MCF. I like movie questions as much as the next guy, so here goes nothing.

1. Which actor do you think hasn’t gotten the attention he/she deserves?
For awhile I’d probably say Nathan Fillion, but I think his star is on the rise. I’m a huge fan of Ashley Scott and April Scott (no relation) and I predict big things for both of these ladies.

2. What is your favorite movie line?

Oh, boy. I’ve got tons. No way I can just drop one, so I’ll make a game out of it. Can anyone name all the movies these lines come from?

“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”
“Are my eyes really brown?” and “I don’t mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one.”
“You can act like a man!”
“You are so money!”
“You keep saying that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
“That’s not a knife… this is a knife.”
“I’m the guy who does his job. You must be the other guy.”
“This means something!”
“The way I see it, if you’re gonna build a time machine into a car, why not do it with some style?”
“It’s a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he’s got and all he’s ever gonna have.”
“If you put your effort and concentration into playing to your potential, to be the best that you can be, I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game, in my book we’re gonna be winners. “
“You know what? I’m sick of being in the van. You guys are going to be in the van next time. I’ve been in the van for 15 years, Harry.”
“Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren’t completely embarassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow’s embarrassment?”
“I’m tired of the fantasy, because it doesn’t really exist. And there are never really any surprises, and it never really delivers. And I’m tired of it. And I’m tired of everything else for that matter. But I don’t ever seem to get tired of you.”
“Say what again. Say what again, motherfucker, say what one more Goddamn time!”
“Kneel before Zod!”
“No matter where you go, there you are.”
“From here on out, I am only interested in what is real. Real people, real feelings, that’s it, that’s all I’m interested in.”
“Mother is the name for God on the lips and hearts of all children. Do you understand?”
“Lemme tell you what ‘Like a Virgin’ is about. It’s all about this cooze who’s a regular fuck machine, I’m talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.”
“I call it ‘Lick my Love Pump.’”
“Don’t you know that when you sleep with someone, your body makes a promise whether you do or not.”
“Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself.” and “No, you know. I’ll tell ya, I was hoping for a good night lay, but I’d settle for a good night kiss.”
“What do you wanna discuss now? My favorite color?”
“Dodgson, Dodgson, we have Dodgson here! See? Nobody cares. Nice hat! What are ya tryin’ to look like – a secret agent?”
“No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die!”
“I don’t like to lose.”
“Wake up! Time to die!” and “All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… Time to die.”

And finally my favorite monologue in all of moviedom!

“I love you. And not, not in a friendly way, although I think we’re great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I’m sure that’s what you’ll call it. I love you. Very, very simple, very truly. You are the-the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. And I know that you think of me as just a friend, and crossing that line is-is-is the furthest thing from an option you would ever consider. But I had to say it. I just, I can’t take this anymore. I can’t stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can’t-I can’t look into your eyes without feeling that-that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can’t talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. And I know this will probably queer our friendship – no pun intended – but I had to say it, ’cause I’ve never felt this way before, and I-I don’t care. I like who I am because of it. And if bringing this to light means we can’t hang out anymore, then that hurts me. But God, I just, I couldn’t allow another day to go by without just getting it out there, regardless of the outcome, which by the look on your face is to be the inevitable shoot-down. And, you know, I’ll accept that. But I know, I know that some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there’s a moment of hesitation, then that means you feel something too. And all I ask, please, is that you just – you just not dismiss that, and try to dwell in it for just ten seconds. Alyssa, there isn’t another soul on this fucking planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I’m with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it is there between you and me. You can’t deny that. Even if, you know, even if we never talk again after tonight, please know that I am forever changed because of who you are and what you’ve meant to me, which – while I do appreciate it – I’d never need a painting of birds bought at a diner to remind me of.”

3. What are the absolute worst movies you’ve ever seen?

If I know it’s going to suck, I simply don’t watch it. For example, all the Scary/Epic/Disaster/Superhero Movie-type movies will never grace my home theater.

Batman and Robin is pretty bad. I went in with negative expectations and came out positive, but it really is a terrible, terrible movie.

More recently, The Bee Movie made me cringe with plot holes the size of suns and a weird undercurrent of bestiality that killed the movie-going experience. My daughter liked it. I thought The Day After Tomorrow was wretched, but entertaining. The same goes for Armageddon, which is one of the best “teh stoopid, it hurtz” movies ever.

Overall, I’d probably say The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is one of the worst movies I own.

I’m sure I’m forgetting something…


4. Is there a movie you hated when you first saw it and then later had to admit you were wrong?
Yeah, I have a big one. I hated Pulp Fiction when I first saw it. I didn’t get the non-linear storytelling. I didn’t really like any of the characters. Saw it in a theater years later and finally understood the utter brilliance of the thing.

I was really young when I saw The Godfather for the first time and I thought it was slow and boring. Saw it much later in life and now it’s probably my favorite movie of all time, at least it’s the only one I have a large movie poster of in my living room.

5. What is your biggest guilty pleasure movie – the one you’re ashamed you enjoy?
I have a fair share of those as well. I absolutely love The Last Starfighter, arguably a great bad movie, and think a sequel/remake could easily be made today. Definitely a guilty pleasure movie.