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:
- Seven Samurai
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Das Boot
- Die Hard
- City Lights
- Some Like It Hot
- The Deer Hunter
- 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.