A meme that I did NOT get tagged for

Because I almost never get tagged for those things. Perhaps I'm boring to the general masses. Perhaps I already reveal too much. Who knows?

Anyways, here we go. (Updated a bit upon further consideration)

Name your (current) top 5 movies of all time.
Hmmm. #5: Babe. Tied for #5: Scotland, PA. It's brilliant. Watch it. #4: Elf. I don't care if it's 117 out and July, that freaking movie rocks. #3: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Hey, it struck a cord, you know? Tied for #3: War Games. #2: Raising Arizona. Every time that bunny blows up, I almost pee my pants. Every f'ing time. #1: Jesus Christ Superstar. Don't you judge me. *

What is your favorite movie line ever?
Eeeew, this is tough. I'm going with Molly's answer: I like smiling, smiling's my favorite.
On second thought: You take that diaper OFF your head and put it back on your sister! Or my super-duper fav ever: Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt...of elderberries!

Who is your favorite movie character?
No hesitation at all on this one: Michael Corleone. Yummalicious.

What movie do you love that most people hate?
Also easy: Death to Smoochy. It's totally tied for second with Raising Arizona. I never understood why people didn't dig that movie. It kills me.

What movie do you hate that most people love?
All the Jim Carey obnoxious movies. Ace Ventura, Dumb and Dumber. I loathe them. And Gone With the Wind. Loved the acting, hated the movie as a whole. And now that I think about it, Grease. Yuck. Eeee. I've never seen it all the way through, but once, when I was 21, I sat down and tried to watch it. I really, truly tried, but it is seriously the most wretched piece of c-r-a-p I've ever seen. This is coming from a girl who loves Joe Vs. the Volcano. I'm open and shit. Ughth.


What is the last movie you saw in the theatre?
I saw half of some movie in the theater for my kids birthday, and spent the other half in the lobby with a screaming one year old. Last whole movie I saw was Stranger Than Fiction. With a very cute boy. Who was not on a date with me.

What was the last movie you watched on DVD or via Video OnDemand?
Last night I watched Jackass 2. I have puffy eyes today from laughing so hard I cried. Before that, Apocalypto. Esthetically flawless. Totally predictable. Gorey as all hell.

Can you remember what the first DVD that you purchased was? What was it?
The Wall, baby.

(For us old fogies ... ) Can you remember the first VHS movie you purchased? What was it?
Oh god, no. My father had, like, 20 VHS decks and a movie catalog that he could have rented out to the neighbors. All we did was buy movies. I do, however, remember buying my first Beta deck. Still have it, too.

What movie have you seen that you never want to see again?
I used to manage an independent video store, guys. This could be a very long list. If I had to pick one, it would be Shindler's List. It took me years to recover from that. Oh, and St. Peppers Lonely Heart's Club Band. Which was my mostest favoritest movie of all time, when I was 5. Before I knew who Frampton, or the Bee-Gees, or the Beatles were. I lurved it. The other day it was on and since I hadn't seen it since I was 5, I figured I'd watch it. Not so good. Bad with a capital Horrible, to be precise.

What is your least favorite movie ever?
There's this one, this one I saw on my very first date in the fall on 1993 with the boy I would end up being engaged to for 3-ish years. I can't remember the name of it, but it was some sci-fi monstrosity that I would rather have my toenails pulled out than have to sit through again.

What song or soundtrack would you choose as your life's theme?
Opening credits: Raised on Robbery by Joni Mitchell. Why no one has snagged that for a soundtrack yet if beyond me. Closing credits: The Murder of One by Counting Crows. I have the whole middle soundtrack, too. I make soundtracks. For people. It's a problem.

Which actor or actress would you like to look like?
Um, Eliza Dushku, duh. Oh holy hell, she's gorgeous. In a question-my-own-orientation sort of way. And Aubrey Hepburn. Because everyone does. And everyone should.

What classic movie are you embarrassed to admit you've never seen?
Lots, in fact. I just can't get into the classic movies. Never seen a Chaplin Film, never seen a Marilyn film. Have seen every Coen Brothers film, however. Sad, isn't it?

What is your favorite movie genre?
This is a bad question. I guess I'd have to say independents, but I loves documentaries (LOVES) and there is nothing better than a night with Pixar. It's a bad question.

What is your least-favorite movie genre?
War movies. Ugh, I just hate them. Westerns, too.

Is there an actor/actress/director whose movies you refuse to see?
Not really. I tend to strongly dislike Kubrick movies, but he's dead now. Bygones.

What is your favorite movie concession stand snack?
Popcorn and Coke. The kids' godfather taught me this trick where you take a straw and hold it up to the nozzle on the butter-dispenser thing and shove the other end deep into the heart of your bowl of popcorn, thus evenly distributing the artery-clogging butter-ish product. It's divine.

Front row, back row, center seats, aisle seats - where do you prefer to sit in a theater?
Aisles, for sure. Three kids. Easy escape route.

*This question is hard, nigh, impossible to answer. I feel it imperative to mention Oh Brother, Where Art Thou, Joe Vs. the Volcano**, Pi, The Royal Tenenbaums, Auntie Mame, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, My Fair Lady, Monty Python's Holy Grail and Romeo & Juliet (well, Baz Lurhman in general). My little globe would cease is axis around the great sun without those movies.

**That's right, Joe Vs. the Volcano. What of it?