Meme: By Request of FriarPuck

Meme : By Request of  friarpuck

1. Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
Around 200 I think… if simple math is to be believed.

2. The last film I bought:
”Sideways”- I love the flick, but still think it was highly over rated and undeserving of all the oscar hype. Name drops a bit too much at the beginning, but really finds its own story about halfway through.

3. The last film I watched:
”Kingdom of Heaven”. Typically I’d be all over this genre of film, but for some reason the story line and acting just failed to capture my attention… luckily number 4 here will let me talk about films I DO like. 🙂

4. Five (or so) films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me, and why:

Dead Poet’s Society – Because it is full of angst and English. It, much like myself, revels in its own ability to reference great writers. This film single handedly caused me to become an English major with a creative writing emphasis in Poetry.

House of 1000 Corpses – Fun horror flick that references all horror flicks that came before it. Tons of wanton violence and swearing. This has everything a good horror flick needs. Great soundtrack, and simply just FUN.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead – Another film that revels in its own intelligence. Answers the time honoured questions of “what ever does happen to secondary characters in Shakespeare’s plays?”. One of the best and smartest films ever made.

Peter Gabriel’s Secret World Live Tour – The best concert DVD ever made. Second only to Peter’s own “Growing Up Live” dvd. Not only is the music fantastic, but the production quality is second to none. This concert, when it was on VHS, got me through my college years.

SLC Punk–  One of the best “scene” films ever done about the punk generation. Fabulous soundtrack. Every time I watch it, I want to break out my spiked leathers and create total havoc. I love films like this that remind me about the “FEEL” of the scene, not just the music and look.

5. Finally, tag five people to do this meme:
Nope. But if you feel like stealing this and doing it yourself, go right ahead; I AM interested to see other’s choices. Especially siobhan_genie‘s and llmarycatll if she ever deigns to logon again….

8 thoughts on “Meme: By Request of FriarPuck

  1. Heh, I’ve resisted seeing Sideways because I was sure it was going to be highly overrated and undeserving of Oscar hype! But seeing that you thought so too but still loved it makes me reconsider.

    1. It is COMPLETELY over rated… but, being the California Central Coast wine lover I am (I live for Santa Maria vineyards) I had to see the flick. It actually IS a fun film with a decent story, so long as you can get past the first 30 minutes.

  2. “Dead Poets” would be close to my list, and although I don’t watch it often, I do love “Rosencranz and Guildenstern.” I think that’s when I first developed my crush on Gary Oldman. I enjoyed “Sideways,” too, and agree with you: funny buddy flick with a heart, but not necessarily deserving of all the hype.

    1. No where NEAR deserving of the hype… I think it just hit too close to home for Hollywood to ignore. I mean it really caters to the snobbery that resides in Hollywood, seeing as the flick is set 2 hours north of it, and centered around wine snobbery.

      1. Excellent point. It is about insincerity and snobbishness. I thought Church’s character nailed that part dead on.

  3. House of 1000 Corpses is the worst fucking movie ever made. Plain and simple. It blew. You owe me 90 minutes of my life back.

    1. No accounting for taste I guess… 😉
      Not everyone likes the same stuff. I found my own time wasted by the Lord of the Rings movie and Episode I of the SW Prequels. My guess is you liked both. 😛

      1. Dude, I’ve shit better ideas then House of a 1000 Corpses, and flushed them. It was literally painful to watch.

        I won’t argue Episode I with you, that’s 50/50 on a fan of the Original Trilogy liking it. Episode II, you never saw, but knwoing you, you’d hate that. Episode III is more in tune w/ the Originals, so you may actually like that one.

        I still don’t get the LOTRs thing. Yes, it’s Fantasy, but it has a sense of realism wrapped in it.

        I dunno why I’m even arguing this with you… your taste in movies is hit and miss. What most people like, you hate, what most people hate, you LOVE.

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