So I got nominated by Blogferatu for a Liebster Award. Here it is.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- What is your favorite movie monster? Can be general or specific. I absolutely ADORE Michael Myers in the first Halloween.
- What’s your favorite movie villain death? Dr. Kananga the Balloon in Live and Let Die.
- Who is your favorite horror author? I don’t read a lot of horror, but I guess Stephen King.
- Favorite story or novel by that author? I really like the short story “Strawberry Spring.”
- 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.
- 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.?
- 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:
- Drew, of Drew’s Movie Reviews
- Emma, of emmakwall
- Rob, of Movierob
- Jay, Matt, and Sean of Assholes Watching Movie
And the 11 questions for these individuals to answer:
- What’s your favorite film sequel?
- What’s your least favorite film sequel?
- What’s the funniest film you’ve ever seen?
- What’s your favorite bad movie?
- What, in your opinion, is the best actor/director combo?
- What’s your scariest movie memory from childhood?
- What’s your favorite childhood movie? TV show?
- What is the most overrated piece of cinema you’ve seen?
- What is your least favorite Oscar Best Picture?
- What established director should make the next Star Wars spin-off after that Phil Lord/Chris Miller Han Solo film?
- 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.