Movie Confessions Blogathon

I’ve never participated in anything like this before, but when I stumbled upon a blogathon about movie confessions, I decided to give it a try.  Here is a link to the site that started it all and below are my movie confessions.

Which classic movie don’t you like/can’t enjoy and why?

Most classics became classics because there is something likable about them that most people enjoy.  So there aren’t a lot of classics that I have a hard time at least liking.  Even if I feel that they are overrated, I can still enjoy them to an extent.  However, I have never particularly enjoyed Rocky.  It’s been a few years since I last set eyes on it, but the times that I have watched it, I had a lot of trouble getting into it.  I understand that this is a beloved movie and that it is a template for other sports films, but I don’t care for it.

Which ten classic movies haven’t you seen yet?

I could easily list more than ten movies here, but I will abide by the rules:

  1. Seven Samurai
  2. Lawrence of Arabia
  3. Das Boot
  4. Die Hard
  5. Platoon
  6. Manhattan
  7. City Lights
  8. Some Like It Hot
  9. The Deer Hunter
  10. The Three Colors Trilogy

Have you ever sneaked into another movie at the cinema?

It has crossed my mind, but no.

Which actor/actress do you think is overrated?

I’m not going to say George Clooney because I’ve seen The Descendants and I know better.  Instead, I’ll pick the comedy actor Vince Vaughn.  Frankly, I think he’s more obnoxious than funny.

From which big director have you never seen any movie (and why)?

I’ve simply never gotten around to seeing a Pedro Almodovar film.  I have no legitimate excuses.

Which movie do you love, but is generally hated?

I found The Tourist (starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie) to be a very enjoyable picture.  It was quickly labeled one of the worst films of 2010 upon its release.  Personally, I enjoyed it.

Have you ever been “one of those annoying people” at the cinema?

I try not to be one of those people, but I do occasionally check the time on my phone.

Did you ever watch a movie, which you knew in advance would be bad, just because of a specific actor/actress was in it? Which one and why?

I bought Man of the Year simply because it was $4 and I wanted to see something with Robin Williams in it.  I wasn’t expecting anything very good, but it was worse than I thought it’d be.

Did you ever not watch a specific movie because it had subtitles?

Most teenagers don’t want to watch a movie with subtitles.  I never did, until I watched The 400 Blows.  Now I’m always happy to see a foreign film.

Are there any movies in your collection that you have had for more than five years and never watched?

I’ve owned The Good Shepherd and To Catch a Thief for a long time and haven’t watched them to this day.  I don’t think it’s been five years though.

Which are the worst movies in your collection and why do you still own them?

The ones that I consider the worst are Man of the Year, The Village (M. Night Shyamalan), and my four-disc collection of the ’80s/’90s Batman pictures.  I love Batman, but they all bore me to death.

Do you have any confessions about your movie watching setup at home?


Any other confessions you want to make?

The Dark Knight Rises almost moved me to tears.

12 responses to “Movie Confessions Blogathon

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  2. I never liked Goerge Clooney much until relatively recently. I haven’t seen The Descendants yet, but I enjoyed his performances in Michael Clayton, The Men Who Stare at Goats, and Burn After Reading.

    • Yeah, I’ve always thought he was an OK actor. But his performance in The Descendants is very impressive. He definitely deserved the Oscar nomination.

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  5. With close to 80 entries it is taking me some time to through each and every one of them, so sorry for reading yours this late. But better late than never 😉

    Rocky…I must admit I’m not a big sports movies fan, but I did enjoy it. Can understand if you don’t though…

    Out of those ten movies I have not seen the Three Colors Trilogy, but have seen all others. I’d say see Die Hard as soon as you can because it’s such a great movie. Also suggest checking out Some Like It Hot.

    Vince Vaughn never really stood out to me even though he appears in lots of movies.

    Check out Almodovar’s The Skin I Live in, stunning and shocking movie…one of my favorites last year.

    Have not checked out The Tourist because all of the negative review out…so I should still check it out according to you?

    I didn’t think Man of the Year was that bad…also bought it extremely cheap (at the supermarket if I remember correctly)

    Our tastes in movies seem to be slightly different as I really like The Village and remember liking the first Batman movie.

    Dark Knight Rises had some very emotional scenes

    • Thanks for reading! Eighty posts would take quite a while to read. This was a great blogathon and I loved participating!
      I’ve actually been planning to see Die Hard for a long time but I’ve never gotten around to it. And I first watched The Tourist on a plane and I didn’t have many other things to do at the time. I really enjoyed it, but I know there are much better movies to watch. It’s up to you if you want to give the movie a go, but I wanted to point out that at least one person who saw it actually liked it.
      Thanks again! I’m glad to know that the blogathon was such a great success!

  6. Nice post. I think Rocky is overrated as well, especially since it beat three of the best films of all time: Taxi Driver, Network, and All the President’s Men. I absolutely loved both The Seven Samurai and Lawrence of Arabia, both are which are classics.

    I do have to confess on liking Man of the Year, even though Robin Williams movies these days aren’t very good. I was tearing up at the end of The Dark Knight Rises as well.

    • That’s true, each of those three films are better than Rocky. Also, I’m working on seeing Seven Samurai and Lawrence of Arabia, but they’re so long that it’s hard to find the time.

      I’ve heard from others that liked Man of the Year, too. I do admit that I laughed in a few places, but overall, I didn’t see anything special about it. I’d love to see Williams star in a comedy like Good Morning Vietnam or Mrs. Doubtfire again soon. A lot of his roles in the past few years have been in family movies.

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