Tuesday, November 28, 2006


My post-WMD training chocolate martini haze cleared long enough to see I'd been tagged by Beth at Cup of Coffey. It seems I'm to answer some type of movie quiz. Here goes:

Popcorn or Candy? Both. Specifically, Raisinettes and popcorn, taken in alternate mouthfuls to maintain the proper balance of sweet chocolatey goodness and buttery salty crunchiness.

Name a movie you've been meaning to see forever. Old School. People keep coming up to me and yelling "YOU'RE MY BOY, BLUE" and I just don't get it.

You are given the power to recall one Oscar: who loses it, and to whom? I don't know...someone loses a Best Director and Martin Scorcese gets it, but for a good movie, not one of his later ones where he's actually trying to get a Best Director.

Steal one costume from a movie for your wardrobe. Anything worn by Sam Rockwell in Matchstick Men. I dug that hillbilly lounge lizard look.

Your favorite film franchise is: The James Bond movies starring Sean Connery. Sub-zero cool.

Invite five movie people over for dinner. Who are they? Why'd you invite them? What do you feed them? Hmmm. Ernest Borgnine, Strother Martin, Robert Mitchum, Johnny Depp and R. Lee Ermey. I have no idea why I invited them, it was the booze talking. I think they'd all enjoy a steak dinner, and I'd keep the drinks flowing.

What is the appropriate punishment for people who answer cell phones in the movie theater? A quick brachial stun and then skull-drag em out of the theater.

Choose a female bodyguard: Ripley from Aliens, Mystique from X-Men, Sarah Connor from Terminator 2, The Bride from Kill Bill, or Mace from Strange Days. The Bride--come on, she got f*cking BURIED ALIVE and came back and kicked ass.

What's the scariest thing you've ever seen in a movie? In hindsight it's not the scariest, but that shot of Karen Black at the end of Trilogy of Terror really got me at the time.

Your favorite genre (excluding "comedy" and "drama") is... Oh, this is an easy one--film noir. I have more favorite movies--Out of the Past, Kiss Me Deadly, Pickup on South Street, Touch of Evil--in this genre than any other. I like the neo-noir films like Blood Simple and Body Heat too.

You are given the power to greenlight movies at a major studio for one year. How do you wield this power? I hire my daughters to tell me what to make.

Bonnie or Clyde? Michael J. Pollard.

And I'll tag MizBubs, and the Mad Seamstress because I'm interested in finding out if I know their taste in movies as well as I think I do, and Johnny Yen and Lulu because I think we kinda share a demographic.


lulu said...

Ok, but probably not until the weekend. And yes, we definitely share some likes and dislikes.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tag.

Admit it, you want Strother Martin there so that you can have some kind of misunderstanding, upon which he would say "What we have here is a failure to communicate."

Coaster Punchman said...

Trilogy of Terror. You are officially the hero of George and me. That is an awesome CMTVM (cheesy made-for-tv movie) from the 70s.

Bubs said...

Lulu, I am a patient man in spite of my badly-shortened attention span. Whenever you can is fine.

Johnny, you are absolutely correct. In hindsight I think I picked all of my guests based on their voices.

CP, I am flattered. Don't get me started on Linda Blair movies.

Dale said...

Born Innocent anyone? I have Trilogy of Terror on dvd haha, forgot about that. Excellent party choices and all round answers Bubs!