Luke Grima from Wanna Go To the Movies? has kindly passed this onto me and it looked like fun so I decided to go ahead and take part.

The rules for this award are as follows:

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to
  4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.
  5. Go to their page and tell them
  6. No tag backs.

11 Facts About Me:

  1. The Big Lebowski is my favourite film of all time, which I have watched over 100 times.
  2. I have a soft spot for films set primarily in one location e.g. Saw, Fermat’s Room, Exam etc.
  3. The city I’d most like to visit in the world is Seoul, South Korea.
  4. I am a teetotaler.
  5. My favourite music artists are Arcade Fire and Sigur Ros.
  6. I try my best to see every movie released, even if it means catching it on DVD/Blu-ray later on down the road.
  7. I am a huge TV watcher, some of my favourite shows include Lost, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Curb Your Enthusiasm, True Blood, The Sopranos and Dexter.
  8. I’m more likely to purchase a DVD/Blu-ray if it has a slipcase (not sure why…).
  9. I love making lists, move-related or otherwise.
  10. The last film I saw in cinemas was Brave (for the second time). Damn good.
  11. I honestly don’t mind remakes as long as they justify their existence. Most don’t.

11 questions from Luke:

1. Has your favourite director made a ‘dud’ film?

Yes. David Lynch made Dune in the early 1980s, the first and last big studio picture he would make, and as much as I am a fan of him I think the movie is terrible.

2. What was you first cinematic experience that you can remember and at what age?

The furthest back I can remember is Toy Story when I was about 5. As a result it still holds a special place for me.

3. What is your least favourite genre of films?

Have to be honest and say romantic comedies. Though there are many I love (usually non-traditional ones like Annie Hall and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), the plethora of safe, generic ones just bore me to tears.

4. How much money do you spend a month on films a month? This includes cinema, on demand, blu-rays, etc…

I used to spend a hell of a lot more than I do now. I can’t say exactly but it definitely exceeds £50; is that a lot?

5. What has been the worst film you’ve seen in 2012 so far?

There have been a few stinkers but Project X is probably the worst. Wretched, wretched film.

6. If you listen to them, whats your favourite film podcasts?

The ones I listen to on any sort of regular basis are Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo’s show on BBC Radio 5Live, the Mondo Movie podcast, the Row Three Cinecast and the Empire Podcast.

7. Who do you rate as a film critic?

Mark Kermode, Roger Ebert, Peter Bradshaw, James Berardinelli, Scott Weinberg and Kim Newman, to name but a few.

8. Do you read reviews before you see a film for the first time and does it affect your opinion?

Sometimes I like to quickly read over reviews in advance just to get a feel of the consensus but I generally leave the in-depth reading until after I’ve had a chance to see the film for myself. And no they don’t usually affect my opinion either way.

9. Who in your opinion is the future of cinema in terms of directors?

There are so many who I think will be legendary in 30-40 years time but Paul Thomas Anderson and Christopher Nolan come to mind first.

10. Whats your favourite Disney and Pixar film?

Disney – Aladdin, Pixar – Toy Story.

11. True or false, Michael Bay?

False. When he stops making Transformers movies that might change. Maybe…

 

11 questions from me:

  1. What is your favourite decade for film?
  2. Which Hollywood A-lister do you find most overrated/overpaid?
  3. Is there any movie from the ’80s you would want to a see a sequel to which hasn’t been made already? If so which one?
  4. Who’s the most overrated director and why?
  5. Where do you like to sit in the cinema e.g. middle, near the back, closest to the aisle?
  6. Do you like to read as much as you can about a film (and watch trailers etc) before seeing it or go in knowing as little as possible?
  7. What’s your favourite and least favourite Best Picture Oscar winner?
  8. Are there any types of movies you just flat-out won’t watch?
  9. Which book yet to be adapted into a movie do you think deserves it most?
  10. Which director and actor would you like to see work together some day?
  11. Has there been a genuinely good video game movie made thus far?

 

I haven’t quite chosen 11 but I ‘m now nominating and passing this on to the following people: Jaime Burchardt, Jandy Stone HardestyJason Coyle, David Neary, Tom Grater and Mike P Williams.