Many thanks to Brendan Bellavia (check out his blog here: http://brendanbellavia.com/) and The Marko Guy (check out his blog here: https://themarckoguy.wordpress.com/) for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!
- Post the award nomination on your blog
- Thank the blogger who nominated you
- Answer 11 questions assigned to you
- Nominate 11 other bloggers for the Award
- Ask 11 questions to your nominees
Here are the answers to Brendan Bellavia’s questions:
- Favourite movie character?
The Joker, probably because I recently watched ‘The Dark Knight.’ An utterly terrifying and hilarious force of nature.
2. Most anticipated movie for the rest of 2016?
Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival.’ A science fiction film from the guy who gave us ‘Enemy’ and ‘Prisoners’? Yes please!
3. Favourite actor?
Tom Hardy. Having recently watched ‘Bronson’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ among others, you can see he is such a versatile actor. He can adapt to any role with ease.
4. Favourite Actress?
Natalie Portman. She phones it in when she wants to, but for ‘Black Swan’ alone she should be recognised as a great talent.
5. Favourite movie that takes place in space?
This is a tough one…but I’m going with ‘Gravity’ An unbelievable 3D experience at the cinema!
6. Best Spielberg film?
Another tough one…it’s a tie between ‘Empire of the Sun’ and ‘E.T’. Purely for the reason that the former is a forgotten Spielberg gem, I’ll choose that one (starring a child Christian Bale!)
7. Friends or Seinfeld?
I only recently watched the entire ‘Seinfeld,’ thanks to my utter enjoyment of ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm.’ ‘Friends’ is comfort television, but I’d go for ‘Seinfeld’ for something to truly enjoy!
8. Breaking Bad or Game Of Thrones
Breaking Bad! I haven’t watched GoT since Season 5, so am well behind…
9. Movie you can quote the most?
Terminator 2…I watched that film so much as a youngster! I can even anticipate the sound effects…
10. Favourite movie you have seen so far this year?
At the cinema? ‘The Neon Demon.’ A true assault on the senses and a triumph of style and (a little) substance. On DVD? ‘When Harry Met Sally.’ A classic I have been meaning to watch for a very long time. The funniest rom-com ever!
11. What is your favourite thing you have posted on your blog?
Hmmm…tough one! Probably my review of Stephen King’s ‘IT’, the book. One of my favourite novels ever…check my blog out here
Phew! Now for The Marko Guy’s questions:
- Is there a movie that you like but most other people dislike? If so, which movie is it?
Batman v Superman? Do most other people dislike it? I know most of the critics hated it, but I thought it was enjoyable.
2. Favorite movie of 1997?
‘Gattaca.’ A brilliant sci fi about eugenics and genetic engineering. It’s a scary vision of what our society could turn into…
3. What’s the best Christmas present you have ever received?
The Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition on VHS. It was my first viewing of the trilogy and I have never looked back!
4. Coffee or tea?
5. Is there a song that always gets you emotional?
Puddle of Mudd’s ‘Blurry.’ Always brings a tear to my eye….
6. Favorite color?
7. Favorite space movie that is not in any way part of the “Star Wars” mythos?
8. If you could bring back any dead celebrity for a chat (or something), who would it be?
Heath Ledger. I’d love to pick his brain about what he thought of his depiction of ‘The Joker.’
9. What do you do to relax?
Read! I am constantly reading, as I have an horde of books that I have bought yet not read…
10. You’re stuck on a deserted island, what 4 movies have you brought with you to bide your time?
Drive, Aliens, The Empire Strikes Back, and Terminator 2.
11. What canceled show would you want to see brought back from the dead?
The Battlestar Galactica prequel ‘Caprica.’ It was often too slow in its build, but there was vast potential for it.
Phew! Now here are my 11 nominees:
And here are my 11 questions:
- The Simpsons or South Park?
- Do you believe in conspiracy theories?
- The worst film you’ve seen so far this year?
- What’s the worst film you’ve ever seen?
- What’s you favourite film adaptation of a book?
- Who is your favourite film Batman? Keaton, Bale or Affleck?
- What would be your dream job?
- Do you play any musical instruments?
- Have you ever completed a Rubik’s Cube?
- Who’s your favourite director?
- What would be your favourite film of the 21st century?