Thursday, March 8, 2012
Doug Asks Patrick Questions About Movies
When you were sick (assuming you're human) and stayed home from school in the '80s and '90s, what were the go-to movies that you'd watch from the comfort of your couch?
The only two movies I have a really distinct memory of watching when I was sick are actually from when I was a little older. I got mono in high school (you would think it was from all of the kissing, but the more likely explanation is dirty needles) and would watch The Sure Thing on a continuous loop -- hence my belief in the curative powers of Daphne Zuniga. Same goes for Jackie Brown, which was released on VHS around the same time I had my appendix out. I know I also saw The Man in the Iron Mask, Hard Rain and The Gingerbread Man during my recovery, but Jackie Brown was the one I kept going back to. That makes sense, too, because some of those other movies were actually more painful than my appendectomy. ZING!
Is there one actor or actress whom you'd see in any movie, regardless of how bad the trailer may look? Who is it?
I wish I could say there is, but pretty much every actor I really love is capable of appearing in some shit I can't deal with. I love John Cusack, but I managed to stay away from Martian Child. Sandra Bullock is adorable, but her last three movies were The Blind Side, All About Steve and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. FUCK ALL THAT. I'm actually much more likely to go see every single movie from a given director than an actor.
I guess the closest thing to an actor whose every movie I will see -- and this isn't just because I'm on an action movie kick lately -- would be some of the action movie stars. I enjoy their movies for the same reason I like double cheeseburgers from McDonald's: they have no real nutritional value, but I always know exactly what I'm going to get and I always know I'm going to enjoy it. And, yet, I've missed even those from time to time; though I saw every single Arnold Schwarzenegger movie in a theater from the time I was 10 years old (beginning with Predator), I intentionally skipped Junior and haven't seen it to this day. I like Jason Statham, because even though he makes a ton of shit, at least I know what kind of shit I'm going to get and it's the kind of shit I'm into -- except for when it's In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale or Killer Elite, neither of which I saw.
If you could be any character in any movie for a day, who would it be?
What are your five favorite animated movies? I'll accept both hand-drawn and CGI.
That's tough, because there are a bunch of animated movies (I call them 'toons) that I really like but hardly any that I loooove. Of the classic Disney movies, I know I should say Pinocchio, but I like Sleeping Beauty more. Toy Story 2. Beauty and the Beast. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut. The fifth spot could go a whole bunch of different ways -- there are probably three other Pixar movies I could name, and How to Train Your Dragon was pretty good -- but I'll just say A Scanner Darkly and be done with it.
What's a better movie -- The Godfather or The Godfather: Part II?
Back to the Future.