by Melissa Henderson
What is the first movie you remember going to see?
I lived in Germany when I was a kidlet and we spent most of our family time travelling around Europe instead of spending time at the movies. I know, it's tragic. Now, my memory is not the best, and while I do not recall the first movie I ever saw in theatres, I do remember the first time I went to the movies alone! BAM! Home Alone!
To this day, I still have to close my eyes when Daniel Stern is slowwwwllllllly stepping down barefoot on that damn nail. (**shudder**) Some things just take you back to your first viewing reaction.
I know for a fact that “Inconceivable”is the first big word I ever used all while never knowing what it actually meant. Soooo, I'm going to have to go with The Princess Bride on this one! A beautiful princess? Pirates? Prince Humperdink? Giant, scary Rodents of Unusual Size? What little girl doesn't love all of that? I'm pretty sure my brother and I drove my parents crazy with “My name is Inigo Montoya...You kill my father, prepare to die!”
Do you have a favorite movie snack?
I am a fat kid at heart, so the answer is probably just best to be left at YES. However, surrounding that fat kid is a gal who loves to talk... SOOOO:
Popcorn (no butter)
(Mixing in Smarties or Skittles or M&Ms in the popcorn is a must)
Pizza (Cheese or Veggie)
And water.... Gotta stay hydrated!
Side note: I have never once actually had ALL of the above in one sitting... I don't think we have a good Roll You Out of the Theatre Policy in effect.
Someone is going to make a movie of your life. What is it called and who plays you?
Unfiltered Voice: A Tale of ADD, Lack of Volume Control, And An Unsuspecting World.
Played by: Juliette Lewis (The Actress/Musician, NOT the Scientologist... I'm all levels of crazy, but have to draw the line somewhere!)
My favourite musicians change as often as my favourite movies! (Since I'm Canadian, you HAVE to keep the U in favoUrites!) I am a punker at heart, but really I love almost everything... So let's go with my top four most played bands over the past few months: Alexisonfire, Silverstein, Beatles and The Avett Brothers.
Do you have a favorite performance by a singer/musician?
I have seen so many, have many favourites, again these are ever-changing due to my mood, and what I have recently watched. This week, it is Eminem in 8 Mile and Alanis Morissette with the voice that kills in Dogma. Awhile ago it was Jack White in Cold Mountain, Jennifer Lopez in Selena, Mariah Carey in Precious, and David Bowie in Labyrinth.
Geez, these are tough questions and I just can't commit to one. When I was younger, I loved Selena... And I still do! Coal Miner's Daughter was another fave. More recent viewings leave me stuck on The Buddy Holly Story, Walk The Line and Nowhere Boy.
You're also, as you've said, a big fan of horror. What are some of your favorites?
I'm going to stop repeating myself about why I can't pick just one and give you a list of my favourites. (In no particular order:)
Cabin in the Woods
The Evil Dead (1981)
Drag Me To Hell
What is the worst horror movie that you secretly love?
Alien 3 (Now it's not a secret... Don't hate me.)
Quentin Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, Martin Scorsese. It's so hard to nail it down to just three. Obviously Stanley Kubrick, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock are the silent three behind my above-mentioned three. Have I managed to secretly sneak six in where only three were allowed? I'll do this every time you know!
Thanks for reading my all about me! (Read it as “Thanks for calling me on the Telephone!” - Brendan Fraser, Blast From the Past)