Hello readers. Sorry it’s been so long since the last update. Maintaining a blog like this can be very challenging when you’re as easily distracted as I am. Now that the peaceful summer is upon us and most of my stressful endeavors are behind me, this place will see a surge of new life very soon.
Part of the reason for the long delay can be blamed on technical difficulties with Blogger’s formatting system. In recent months, my posts have appeared sloppy and inconsistent with each other. It often took more time to clean up the mess than to write it. I’m using a new software, Windows Live Writer, which will hopefully fix some of these issues. Time will tell.
As you can see from looking at the “Upcoming Reviews” section, I have fallen way behind my writing schedule. Everything will be covered in due time. But first, we’ll get things going again with a special list of favorites. This meme was originally created by Anna at Defiant Success. You can see her work at http://movienut14.blogspot.com
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Thank you to all my followers for staying with me through the downtime. Looking forward to many more cinema discussions in the future.
Movie you love with a passion.
The Truman Show
Terrific story, beautiful cinematography, perfect acting, well-crafted suspense, wonderful music, and a thrilling conclusion. An all-around great film about a culture obsessed with reality television that was a few years ahead of its time.
Movie you vow to never watch
From Justin to Kelly
Speaking of reality television, someone decided that American Idol didn’t get enough exposure and came up with a way to extend the fame machine’s life for another cash grab. I’m sure Justin and Kelly are very nice people but I have no desire to watch this cliché-fest.
Movie that literally left you speechless.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Movie you always recommend.
Wrestling is fake, you say? Fake to whom?
Actor/actress you always watch, no matter how crappy the movie is.
This guy has more charisma in his left eye than most of today’s A-listers have within their souls.
Actor/actress you don’t get the appeal for.
Halle Berry always seems to try harder at making herself look sexy than immersing herself into the character. Sometimes looking sexy is all that’s required from her.
Actor/actress, living or dead, you’d love to meet.
After watching his acting tutorials, Michael Caine seems like the ultimate professional that has seen and done it all. I could listen to this man tell stories all day.
Sexiest actor/actress you’ve seen. (Picture required.)
If Sacha is ever out of town and you need someone to help babysit
you the kids, I’m available to help.
The Sega Dreamcast
Currently, my sister has custody of it. But I have a Wii now, so it’s no big deal.
Favorite Actor Pairing
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Felix: In other words, you’re throwing me out!
Oscar: Not in other words. Those are the perfect ones.
Favorite Movie Setting
New York City
The city that never sleeps.
Favorite decade for movies
The era of nostalgia.
Chick flick or action movie?
I’m a guy, so naturally…
Hero, villain or anti-hero?
The world can never have too many of them. (Someone should turn this into a motivational poster.)
Black and white or color?
I can appreciate the unique qualities of black and white cinema. But color is superior. Sorry, old timers.