I know, I know. I'm late to the party on this one. There was meme going around the blog sphere, requiring you, in the event you get tagged, to write down ten interesting facts pertaining to your experiences with film. I was tagged by Dylan over at Blog Cabins, so, here goes, I guess.
#10: The first R movie I saw in the theaters was The Matrix Reloaded. I thought it was a big deal at the time. In retrospect, I probably could've done a lot better.
#9: Titanic came out when I was, oh I don't know, seven. When my parents purchased it on VHS, they only let me watch the first half, i.e, the bad half, and even then, they fast forwarded through the more, uhh, revealing scenes. What? It wasn't my choice. I was seven, and my mind was still fragile.
#8: Jumanji scared the shit out of me! It still does.
#7: I can't handle anything with big bugs in it. The spider scene in Jumanji. That whole sequence in King Kong. Hell, even the machines in The Matrix gave me hard time for a little bit.
#6: I don't like popcorn. I just don't like it. I never get it when I go to the theatre.
#5: Top three movies I can recite from with no time to prepare: The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction, and The Departed.
#4: When we used to get the New York Times on Sundays, I would grab the Arts and Leisure section, and spend about twenty minutes looking at the movie posters in the back. It's one of those childhood antics that you quickly dispose of when you want to start looking mature and dignified, but you always look back on with fond memories.
#3: My favorite movie is The Godfather. My least favorite movie is Armageddon.
#2: I tried, just a few weeks ago, to watch Oldboy. I had to turn it off, not because it was bad, but because it was simply too hard to watch. I'm not one to easily admit defeat, but that was one film that beat me into the ground and just did not let up.
#1: I have never seen (prepare to shun me) The Sound of Music, Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Night of the Living Dead, The Seven Samurai, Vertigo, Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove, Casablanca, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Graduate, On The Waterfront, Chinatown, Gone With The Wind, or Unforgiven. I know. It's bad.
Well, that was emotional. Ummmm... This is the part where I'm supposed to tag someone else to keep the chain going, but, all the people I read have already taken part in this, so... I don't know. If there's someone out there who hasn't been tagged, give me a shout. If not... I guess it ends here.