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Saturday, Mar. 24, 2007
The Feature Film Inequity

Short entry, more or less. I'm unconscious, busy day. I'll try to write more tomorrow. I did get in for my eye exam but couldn't afford to order my glasses yet. Hopefully in a few more weeks...

For tonight, I lifted a meme from a couple of people:

  1. Name a movie that you have seen more than TEN times.
    • I haven't seen ANY movie ten times, much less more than ten times, except maybe The Wizard of Oz, if you count all the times I've seen it in bits and pieces on television.

  2. Name a movie that you've seen MULTIPLE times IN the theater.
    • The X-Files movie, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings III, and Raiders of the Lost Ark

  3. Name an ACTOR that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
    • Not sure that any actor these days really would draw me

  4. Name an actor that would make you LESS likely to see a movie.
    • Adam Sandler

  5. Name a movie that you can and DO QUOTE from.
    • Hmm... I don't think I do quote from any movie. I probably could quote from Wizard of Oz, but since I don't have the Wicked Witch of the West, munchkins or flying monkeys in my real life, it's kind of a long shot that I'd have the opportunity.

  6. Name a movie MUSICAL that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
    • None, sowwy. Though I do like the music from My Fair Lady

  7. Name a movie that you have been known to SING along with.
    • My Fair Lady, probably

  8. Name a movie that you would RECOMMEND everyone see.
    • I am a fan of Mrs. Winterborne - funny, romantic movie. Not perfect but fun

  9. Name a movie that you OWN.
    • Me personally? I don't think I own any. MC, on the other hand, owns umpteen, including the acquisition today of The Hunt for Red October

  10. Name an ACTOR that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
    • I think that would have to be Will Smith. He's proven himself several times over.

  11. Have you ever seen a movie at a DRIVE-IN? If so, what?
    • Naturally. I can't remember which ones, though - it's been years and years

  12. Ever MADE OUT in a movie?
    • Duh. I'm a child of the 70's!

  13. Name a movie that you keep MEANING to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
    • I can't think of any at the moment. Maybe Million-Dollar Baby? Nothing really appeals to me at the moment, not of the stuff that's been released (though there are some that are in production or pre-production I DEFINITELY want to see.)

  14. Ever WALKED OUT of a movie?
    • Yep

  15. Name a movie that made you CRY in the theater.
    • At the theater? I'll have to get back to you because I don't remember. I'm sure it happened, I just don't know the when and which one

  16. Popcorn?
    • Yep. And a Coke and Red Vines!

  17. How OFTEN do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
    • If you noticed a pattern in my previous answers, you probably guessed the answer is "Almost Never." Not because I don't want to go, but because no current movies have appealed to me in a while

  18. What's the LAST movie you saw in the theater?
    • I believe it was Syriana, about a year ago

  19. What's your favorite/preferred GENRE of movie?
    • I'm a sucker for an adventure or romantic comedy - it's a toss up


  20. What's the FIRST movie you remember seeing in the theater?
    • Back when I was about 18, I went and saw The Hiding Place, a story about the Holocaust

  21. What movie do you wish you had NEVER seen?
    • I'm not a fan of any horror genre, but the one that sticks out in my mind is Home Fries. I like Drew Barrymore, but ick!!!


  22. What is the WEIRDEST movie you enjoyed?
    • Not sure on that - my sister and I laughed so hard we hurt ourselves when we saw Weekend At Bernie's, and SOB was right up there with it

  23. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
    • Scariest at the time? Poltergeist. My ex and I were still married at the time and I made him go through the house and check every closet!

  24. What is the FUNNIEST movie you've seen?
    • That's a tough call. I really liked Mrs. Winterborne, Weekend at Bernies and SOB all - they're all hilarious

  25. BEST FOREIGN films you have seen?
    • Life Is Beautiful - I can't think of any others

  26. Best DOCUMENTARY you have ever seen?
    • I love documentaries and got to see one in IMAx on Mark Twain - I loved it!

  27. BONUS POINTLESS MOVIE FACTOID ABOUT ME: Once when I was a kid (maybe nine or ten years old,) I spent the night at a friend's house and we stayed up past midnight to watch this truly awful, kitschy 50's-ish disaster movie called A Crack In The World. Eons later when I was married with children of my own, I still remembered it enough that when my then-husband and his best buddy turned on a Saturday afternoon movie, I recognized the theme song and said something about it. The hubby and his friend thought it was beyond hilarious that I'd still remember something so obscure!

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )