Leave it to Liebster

So I got nominated by Blogferatu for a Liebster Award. Here it is.

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The name of the game is Liebster. The rules are simple. Answer the 11 questions poised by your challenger, and write 11 questions for up to 11 nominees of your choice. Anyways, on to the questions, nominations, etc.

11 Questions from Blogferatu:

 

  1. What’s your favorite movie theater and why? I’m really a fan of drive-ins, and there’s quite a nice one fairly near to my house. I really love the ambiance of a drive-in, and the pseudo-1950’s atmosphere of it all, it really changes the way you watch a film.
  2. What’s the most overrated horror movie you’ve ever seen? Well, I suppose I could count the first Friday the 13th. It’s often considered to be the best in its franchise, even though its one of the worst.
  3. Most underrated? Cliched answer, but Halloween III: Season of the Witch. It’s gained some appraisal in recent years, but many still hold it in low regard. It’s an insane fever dream of a movie, and it’s a lot of fun. It’s one of my few annual rewatches. Great seasonal film.
  4. What horror movie do you refuse to ever watch and why? The Human Centipede films. They’re tasteless, gross-out, schlocky horror films that get more and more ridiculous as they go on, and I don’t need to get sick from a film.
  5. What is your favorite movie monster? Can be general or specific. I absolutely ADORE Michael Myers in the first Halloween.
  6. What’s your favorite movie villain death? Dr. Kananga the Balloon in Live and Let Die.
  7. Who is your favorite horror author? I don’t read a lot of horror, but I guess Stephen King.
  8. Favorite story or novel by that author? I really like the short story “Strawberry Spring.”
  9. What’s the best adaptation you’ve ever seen? Can but does not have to be the author from #7 (or even horror) This is a non-horror film: Casino Royale (the 2006 version) expands upon its source material to create the best Bond film to date, a film that humanizes Bond and which establishes Daniel Craig in a way which none of his other films were able to follow up on.
  10. The worst? Moonraker. Great book, bad movie. Hilariously camp, but pretty much naff. Takes nothing from the incredible book (actually, IMO the best in the Fleming series) to create the most bizarre Star Wars rip-off of all time, and one of, if not the first “Franchise Character IN SPACE!” films. Without it, would we even have Jason X, Leprechaun 4: In Space, Hellraiser IV: Bloodline, etc.?
  11. How important are previews to your movie-going experience? Meh. Sometimes I find out about something new (for example, I didn’t know about The Nice Guys until I went to see Hail, Caesar!), but it’s usually just the same old formulaic trailers with “epic” music.

And now for my nominees:

  1. Drew, of Drew’s Movie Reviews
  2. Emma, of emmakwall
  3. Rob, of Movierob
  4. Jay, Matt, and Sean of Assholes Watching Movie

And the 11 questions for these individuals to answer:

  1. What’s your favorite film sequel?
  2. What’s your least favorite film sequel?
  3. What’s the funniest film you’ve ever seen?
  4. What’s your favorite bad movie?
  5. What, in your opinion, is the best actor/director combo?
  6. What’s your scariest movie memory from childhood?
  7. What’s your favorite childhood movie? TV show?
  8. What is the most overrated piece of cinema you’ve seen?
  9. What is your least favorite Oscar Best Picture?
  10. What established director should make the next Star Wars spin-off after that Phil Lord/Chris Miller Han Solo film?
  11. The Hemsworth brothers (Liam, Chris, Luke) vs the Baldwin brothers (Alec, Stephen, William, Daniel) vs the Jonas Brothers (Nick, Joe, Kevin) vs the Mario Bros. (Mario, Luigi) in an all-out bar brawl. Who wins?

So thanks again to Blogferatu for this award, and to my nominees, good luck, hopefully my questions are not total nonsense.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. vinnieh says:

    Congrats, I raise a glass to toast your award. I’ve never been to a drive in, would love to though.

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    1. They’re really great, only issue is, here in America, they’re almost all gone, only a small number are left.

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      1. vinnieh says:

        Guess I gotta get my ass over to America before they’re all gone.

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  2. Matt says:

    Thanks for the nomination! Also, I LOVED The Nice Guys! Fun fact about The Nice Guys: My boss just asked me literally two minutes ago after seeing the trailer if ryan Gosling was the kid from Home Alone.

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    1. Ha! I wish, around that time Gosling was busy in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Are You Afraid of the Dark. Ryan Gosling’s Home Alone would be awesome.

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  3. emmakwall says:

    Congratulations on your very well deserved award!! 🙂 That drive-in near your house sounds INCREDIBLE! Great answers all round. Some very good questions too! 🙂

    What’s your favorite film sequel?
    Tough. There’s quite a few I really like. Wrong Turn 2 (even though that sounds SO lame lol)

    What’s your least favorite film sequel?
    There’s so many bad ones, ummmmm, Silent Hill 2

    What’s the funniest film you’ve ever seen?
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles is defintiely one of them!

    What’s your favorite bad movie?
    The Rise of the Foot Solider. Total garbage….yet I still love watching it!

    What, in your opinion, is the best actor/director combo?
    All the Edgar Wright / Simon Pegg & Nick Frost movies are very good. But again, hard to choose just one.

    What’s your scariest movie memory from childhood?
    John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned. I know NOW it sucks…!

    What’s your favorite childhood movie? TV show?
    Movie – The Mask. TV Show – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and The Simpsons

    What is the most overrated piece of cinema you’ve seen?
    I thought 2001 Space Odyssey was boring but that’s probably just me lol.

    What is your least favorite Oscar Best Picture?
    Forest Gump!

    What established director should make the next Star Wars spin-off after that Phil Lord/Chris Miller Han Solo film?
    David Cronenberg. Come on, could be interesting!

    The Hemsworth brothers (Liam, Chris, Luke) vs the Baldwin brothers (Alec, Stephen, William, Daniel) vs the Jonas Brothers (Nick, Joe, Kevin) vs the Mario Bros. (Mario, Luigi) in an all-out bar brawl. Who wins?
    I think the Mario Bros due to pure cunning. The Jonas Brothers would definitely lose, the Hemworth brothers would be kicking their arses and in the meantime, the Mario Bros would be hatching a plan WITH the Baldwin brothers to sneakily overcome the Hemsworth brothers (the main contenders). With them out the way, the Mario Bros would then bribe Alec Baldwin to become the third brother (Alecio) by turning his own brothers in. The Mario Bros (plus one) would win! And they’d they’d all celebrate by jumping onto mushrooms 🙂

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    1. That last answer is AWESOME. I can’t stop thinking about Alec Baldwin in a Mario-style outfit now. 🙂
      And David Cronenberg is an interesting choice, especially considering his recent directorial efforts. Would it be an ultraviolent Boba Fett film starring Viggo Mortensen similar to A History of Violence? A Hutt gangster film also starring Viggo Mortensen? Who knows?
      2001 is not just you, I really don’t like that film as well, it’s totally boring.
      Haven’t seen Village of the Damned, that’s with Christopher Reeve, right?

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      1. emmakwall says:

        Yeah the Christopher Reeve one, it’s pretty dire but I was very young and impressionable at the time!! Friday the 13th (coincidentally!) and The Entity are two other movies I remember terrifying me.

        Thanks Jake! 😀 I hoped you’d like my ridiculous battle story!!! Oh my god that would be the best, Alec Baldwin in a Mario-style outfit!

        I think Cronenberg should defintely incldue his gross body modications / changes and that’d freak all the kids out! Have Jabba the Hut growing out of Obi Wan or something? Or Darth Vader could have five heads? Growing out of his stomach. Yeah I’m not really up on Star Wars….. !

        And hey thanks for being on my side re Space Odyssey! It’s one of those movies you get in REAL TROUBLE for not liking you know…!

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      2. Sounds a bit grotesque for Star Wars, but hey, it could work. Plus, with the advances in practical effects, who knows how far the imagination can go for someone like Cronenberg?
        I really had trouble sitting through A Space Odyssey; I can appreciate it from a historical/special effects perspective, but as a film, I just don’t get it. And it’s one of THE sci-fi films you’re SUPPOSED to like.
        Then again, not so sure about my critiques on “art,” after all, I like the Lara Croft movies and Hugh Jackman’s Van Helsing.

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  4. Congrats on your Liebster! It is well deserved, and you’ve created some very thought provoking questions. I love #11, the Bar Brawl question.

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  5. Jay says:

    What’s your favorite film sequel? Gotta go with Godfather
    What’s your least favorite film sequel? pretty much anything superhero at this point
    What’s the funniest film you’ve ever seen? Hamlet 2
    What’s your favorite bad movie? if i told you this i’d have to kill you
    What, in your opinion, is the best actor/director combo? marty & leo, paul & melissa
    What’s your scariest movie memory from childhood? all dogs go to heaven…i’d never considered that my dog might die!
    What’s your favorite childhood movie? TV show? labyrinth
    What is the most overrated piece of cinema you’ve seen? scarface
    What is your least favorite Oscar Best Picture? 12 years a slave
    What established director should make the next Star Wars spin-off after that Phil Lord/Chris Miller Han Solo film? xavier dolan
    The Hemsworth brothers (Liam, Chris, Luke) vs the Baldwin brothers (Alec, Stephen, William, Daniel) vs the Jonas Brothers (Nick, Joe, Kevin) vs the Mario Bros. (Mario, Luigi) in an all-out bar brawl. Who wins? stephen baldwin, rogue

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  6. Drew says:

    Congratulations, Critic! And thank you for the nomination. 🙂

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