|Yaxlich was tagged by Lizza to complete the Movie Meme which was started by Morgen over at It's a Blog Eat Blog World.|
1. The last movie you saw in a theater, and current-release movie you still want to see.
He has not been to a cinema in a long time. The last film he went to see was Revenge of the Sith. He would like to see the new Superman film but at the moment is not working so will have to wait for it to come on terrestrial TV.
2. The last movie you rented/purchased for home viewing.
The last film that he purchased in a shop was The Longest Day. He had just finished reading D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose and wanted to watch the film again.
3. A movie that made you laugh out loud.
Lots of films have made him laugh out loud. The Carry On series was a favourite of his because of the double entendre. Yaxlich once went into a cocktail bar and ordered a double entendre. The barman gave him one. In terms of recent films, the Austin Powers series made him laugh. Yaxlich rarely laughs out loud. He tends to laugh internally. People assume that he has wind/gas* (delete where applicable depending on whether you speaking English or American)
4. A movie that made you cry.
Beaches. He blubbed like a baby the first time he saw that. In fact the song 'Wind Beneath My Wings' still makes him well up. Schindlers List was another. Yaxlich cries a lot, you know. He's a very emotional person. He will be watching X Factor tonight and expects there to be a Kleenex moment. He will then change channels to one of the German stations and be keeping the Kleenex handy.
5. A movie that was a darling of the critics but you didn't think lived up to the hype.
The Day After Tomorrow got rave reviews from a lot of the British press. Yaxlich thought it was pants.
6. A movie that you thought was better than the critics.
Yaxlich can't think of a specific movie but he rarely agrees with the critics.
7. Favourite animated movie.
Shrek. Both films have made Yaxlich laugh so hard that a little dribble of wee has come out.
8. Favourite Disney Villain.
Minnie Mouse. Yaxlich thinks she is a scheming, manipulative bitch who is only after Mickey for his money but he thinks she does it in such a cutesy way that he admires her. He is suprised nobody has outed her in an Anna Nicole Smith stylee.
9. Favourite movie musical.
There are lots of films that Yaxlich loves because of the music contained within them including The Blues Brothers, Quadrophenia and The Commitments but in terms of favourite strictly musical, Oliver! absolutely has to be his favourite.
10. Favourite movies of all time (up to five)
In no particular order :
The entire series including Phantom Menace which he agrees was pants but it starts the story and every story has to start somewhere. Even now, the opening bars of the theme tune remind Yaxlich of when he was much smaller and went to the cinema with his daddy to see the first film.
Yaxlich loves all of the old style soul music and he thinks that Alan Parker made a truly excellent film in The Commitments. It captures the rawness of live performance in a way that no other music movie has.
Cross of Iron
Sam Peckinpah's excellent war film. Yaxlich doesn't know why he loves this film so much but he does. It was the first of his films which he upgraded from VHS to DVD.
Withnail and I
Yaxlich had probably seen all of this film in 10 minute bursts over the course of a couple of years. Normally it was at midnight just before he fell asleep on the sofa with a half eaten kebab in front of him. When he finally sat down and watched it all for the first time, he enjoyed it so much he watched it again immediately afterwards. He has not ever played the Withnail and I drinking game, though.
The Shawshank Redemption
Everyone loves this film and yet nobody can say exactly what it is that they love about it. Yaxlich is the same. There are so many things good about this film that it has to be in the top 5. One of those films that regardless of how many times he has seen it, he will make a point of sitting down and watching it again.
Tag Five Bloggers To Complete The Meme
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