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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Movie Meme

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 :

Star Wars
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.

The Commitments
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
Sim, Jim, Prometheus, Terra Shield, Lily

Comments on "Movie Meme"

 

Blogger Lizza said ... (4:03 pm) : 

I'd like to thank Yaxlich for playing. I watched Schindler's List and it bothered me so much I couldn't sleep. Great film, it was. I've also enjoyed Shrek and cried too at Beaches. I like the three older Star Wars films than the latest three, though. Has Yaxlich read The Shawshank Redemption novella by Stephen King? If he hasn't, he should!

 

Blogger Prometheus said ... (7:54 pm) : 

Prometheus thanks Yaxlich for giving him something bloggable. He will forthwith comply with this meme. His blog was gathering enough cobwebs to put Shelob's lair to shame.

 

Blogger Yaxlich said ... (11:52 pm) : 

Yaxlich would like Lizza to know that it was an honour to play with her. He doesn't recall reading the book but will do so as a result of Lizza's recommendation.

He also looks forward to seeing Prometheus break through the cobwebs of his blog and to read his movie meme.

 

Blogger Lizza said ... (4:23 am) : 

The full title of the story is "Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption" and it's one of four long stories in Stephen King's book Different Seasons.

I hope Yaxlich enjoys the book version as much as he did the movie. :-)

 

Anonymous Sim said ... (1:48 pm) : 

Something to blog about from my sick bed... Thank goodness!! Ironically timed as I've been making Girlpants watch Star Wars - can you believe that he had never seen it before today???

 

Blogger Irene Tuazon said ... (5:02 am) : 

Do tell Yaxlich I think he has a cool movie list.

And tell Yaxlich I adore the refreshing manner in which he communicates in the third person - much like my son's favorite character, Elmo. :p

Bwahaha! Enjoying your blog. c",)

Irene

 

Blogger Yaxlich said ... (12:15 pm) : 

Yaxlich thanks Lizza for the book recommendation and will add it to his wish list.

He is sad to hear that Sim is still not feeling very well but is glad that he has given her something to blog about rather than badgers arses. Yaxlich finds it odd, though, that Girlpants has never seen Star Wars before. He hopes that Girlpants liked the films.

Irene, Yaxlich is sure to tell himself that you think he has a cool movie list. In fact, by typing this response he is telling himself via his own blog but he will also take time out today to look himself in the eye in the mirror and say "Irene thinks you have a cool movie list".

 

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