Sunday, March 25, 2007

The White Stuff and Movie Meme

“Movies are immortal art - the first new art since Greek drama” - Eric Johnston

After a lovely day of playing on our (still rather brown from winter hibernation) lawn and having a barbacue (it was 50 degrees, of course we bbq'd), it SNOWED. Yup. There is once again white stuff ALL OVER MY YARD. Grrr...

I know. It'll melt quickly, probably on Monday when it's in the high 40's. But that's not the point. The point is: I'm sick and tired of snow. I. Hate. Snow. There is never a good time for snow. Ever. But especially after the first day of spring.

Remember the picture of my DD reading in hammock in the sunshine? Here's a picture of that same hammock now:

Ok. All done.

Just for fun, I snagged this one from Stacy over at Exceedingly Mundane.

Movie Meme

1. Name a movie you have seen more than 10 times.

Um.. lots. Undercover Blues, Xanadu, Somewhere in Time, Star Wars, Princess Bride, Ever After, While You Were Sleeping, and a ton of musicals: Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The King and I… okay, I'll stop now.

2. Name a movie you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.

Xanadu (yes, really… I was like thirteen, what do you expect?), Somewhere in Time (it was playing with Xanadu, back when theaters had double features), Titanic, It Could Happen to You.

3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie.

This is the first one I couldn't respond to immediately. In fact, I'm going to go away and come back to it, because I honestly can't think of anyone off the top of my head. Am I weird?

Okay, I came back to it and still can't give a good answer. Sometimes I'll see a preview and think, "Huh. Sandra Bullock's in that. I usually like her movies... Well, except Forces of Nature and that one where she plays a drunk in rehab... maybe I'll go. Nah... I'll wait 'til I can TiVo it."

I'm just not a movie star or movie freak. Except Dirk Benedict. If they offered the old Battlestar Galactica shows on the big screen, I'd be there with bells on.

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to see a movie.

Adam Sandler. The only moderately redeeming movie he was ever in (IMHO) was The Wedding Singer. I hate, Hate, HATE his version of "comedy". Oddly, my DH loves all AS movies, espeically Happy Gilmore. Ugh.

5. Name a movie you can and do quote from.

The Empire Strikes Back (in fact, I quoted from this one on my blog just a couple days ago), Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, Undercover Blues, The Princess Bride, Better Off Dead… Okay, I'll stop (again).

6. Name a movie musical in which you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.

Dear heavens -- I was in drama class in school. Um, okay ALL the lyrics, not just some. That should narrow it down...Pirates of Penzance, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz and nearly every Disney movie made before 1995.

7. Name a movie you have been known to sing along with.

All of the above, along with other classics like Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, The King and I, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… stopping again…

8. Name a movie you would recommend everyone see.

Undercover Blues. Funniest. Movie. EVER.

9. Name a movie you own.

You're joking, right? Far too many to list. Most of the ones I've talked about already (yes, even Xanadu) and many more. All the LOTR and Star Wars movies, of course, plus a dozen romantic ones like Ever After, While You Were Sleeping, etc., along with some good "guy" movies like Air Force One and Armageddon and The Saint.

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.

Truthfully, this one took me a while. I finally settled on Trisha Yearwood in JAG. Honestly, I couldn't really think of anyone else.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?

Yep. Again -- so many, I can't remember them all. Mary Poppins was the first, when I was little, and Jurassic Park was the last. There was the coolest drive in by our house when I was in high school. We went a lot -- it was cheap and we could bring our own food!

12. Ever made out in a movie?

Nope. I always seemed to go with huge groups of people -- they charged by the carload. And the indoor ones? Why would you do that? Eww. Just eww...

13. Name a movie you keep meaning to see but you just haven’t gotten around to yet.

Um… would you believe that I can't? I never remember them until I actually see them in front of my face. I'm really not a big movie freak.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?

No, but I would have walked out on The Gods Must Be Crazy… that was absolutely the WORST MOVIE EVER MADE. Gah. But I was there with someone who wouldn't leave.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

Almost anything. I have very sympathetic tear ducts. I cry at Hallmark commercials, and every time I see Charlotte die in the original Charlotte's Web. Most recently, DD and I watched the video Monsters, Inc. and I cried when Boo went home. Really.

16. Popcorn?

Of course!!

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?

Almost never. Maybe twice a year? Unless you count the summer free kids movies that are all very old, but the DD loves to see them on the big screen.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?

Everyone's Hero - No, I don't get out much :-)

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

Comedy or Romance -- or better, romantic comedy!

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?

The Gods Must Be Crazy and Scream

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?

I don't enjoy weird movies, and thus, I don't watch them. Ever. Except for The Gods Must Be Crazy, but I've already covered that and I didn't enjoy it. At. All.

23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?

Scream - it put me off horror movies forever. I haven't watched one since and I used to love them.

24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

Undercover Blues
Anyone else want to play?

Happy Sunday!


Allie Boniface said...

Ooh, fun - I'll have to steal this one! Sorry to say, I've never seen Undercover Blues. Don't even know what it's about!

Tori Lennox said...

What a fun meme! I'll do it for tomorrow. :)

anno said...

Oh, gosh. I cry at everything. And we watch everything over and over. We don't have any tv reception, and until Netflix came along, our late fees at the video store threatened to bankrupt us. The first movie I ever saw at a theater (drive-in!) was Thomasina, which I suspect no one else has ever seen. Hmmm... this is definitely stirring some memories; maybe I'll try this one tomorrow.

On another note, I'm curious about the curriculum you're using.... does it extend through high school?