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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Chain Mail and the Movies




Remember those days when you'd get those letters from some asshole in Madagascar that said if you didn't copy the letter and send it to 200 people, you'd have bad luck for 7 years? (I think my sister actually did it once) I just got one from my brother Kiyotoe aka Cp aka The Dragon who got it from someone else. The punk. I have to fill out this movie thingy or else I'll be suffering some serious bad luck. I mean, I'm not superstitious or anything but I'm doing it just in case. Dammit, man! I wanted to bask in the glory of my blog about old nasty nekkid people for a while. You really know how to mess things up....

1. The last movie you saw in a theatre, and current-release movie you still want to see:

Pirates of the Carribean II- what a shitty flick! I wanted to like it since I really dug the first one but it wasn't happening. The more I thought about it, the less I liked it- sometimes you just have to leave a good thing alone. In fact, I'm starting to feel the same way about The Flavor of Love.... The movie I want to see next is Idlewild. Outkast is the best thing to happen to hip hop since the Roots.

2. The last movie you rented/purchased for home viewing:
Sucker Free City. Spike Lee is definitely genius!

3. A movie that made you laugh out loud:
The Golden Child. "I waaant the kniiiiiife......pleeeese." Ahhhh, Eddie was great back in the day. Nowadays, not so much....

4. A movie that made you cry:
I ain't no sissy like Kiyotoe who could cry watching Bambi. He's the sensative type... (just jokes homes!). I have yet to see a movie in my adult life that made me cry, but when I was a kid I cried at the end of "A Pirate's Movie" Don't ask.....

5. A movie that was a darling of the critics, but you didn't think lived up to the hype:
Star Wars: Attack of the clones. As a kid who grew up with Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrisian and Yoda as heroes, I was expecting George Lucas to come with something a lot better than that shitty half movie- half cartoon. A close second was Brokeback Mountain. I really have to wonder what the Academy folks are smoking when they prop a movie like this up before it even hits theaters. I'm just glad someone else spent their money to rent it.

6. A movie that you thought was better than the critics:
I wish I could answer this honestly but I rarely read what critics say about anything, much less listen to their opinions. If there's a movie I want to see, I go see it. Then again, most films I see are "crazy indy movies or subtitled" as some would say and they don't normally get the attention of the Eberts of the world.

7. Favorite animated movie:
Charlotte's Web is something I could watch even as an adult!

8. Favorite Disney Villain:
That big crazy steroid-injected rat from the The Secret of Nihm! I get the shivers just THINKING about that scary mofo. I don't think that was Disney though- DAMN! Alright then, that scruffy, knife wielding Mongolian fucker from Mulan. For claiming to be a "child friendly" organization, Disney sure puts out some violent films!

9. Favorite movie musical:
The Sound of Music. I just might be a sissy for that one. Are men even supposed to like musicals?

10. Favorite movies of all-time (up to five).

In no particular order (drum roll please...)
1. The Color Purple
2. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
3. The Usual Suspects
4. Good Will Hunting
5. Bamboozled

honorable mentions - 25th Hour, Four Brothers, Twin Falls Idaho, The Idiots, and Being John Malkovich

Tag five bloggers to answer the movie meme: Pigeon Toes, Muerto de Risa, AmbanDenva, Woozie, Rock and my favorite Russian-Igor (I know you're #6 and don't have a blog yet, but you can post here as a guest if you like....)

12 Comments:

Blogger Igor said...

okay...

sorry, I won't be as thourough as you, paz, so just several movies I remember dearly and (some of them) can watch again and again (and again):

#) Seven Samurai

#) Groundhog Day

#) Amelie

#) Apollo 13

#) french spy comedies and spy actions (La Totale!, Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe, Professional)

#) american family movies without toilet humor (Home Alone, You've Got Mail)

#) any movie starring Ms.Monroe, Pierre Richard, Bruce Lee, Jet Li

#) Babylon5

#) clever and stylish american action (Bourne Identity, Femme Fatale, Ronin, Thomas Crown Affair, The Hunted)

well, I'd stop here.

Funny, but 10yrs ago I would name a lot of fellinis, antonionis, fassbinders, wenders, and other high brow stuff.

But these days they all seem sooooo dumb to me... I wonder, why?

Sat Sep 23, 11:42:00 AM

 
Blogger Woozie said...

I'm workin' on it...

Sat Sep 23, 02:25:00 PM

 
Blogger paz y amor said...

Damn, I forgot about Amelie! and the Kiezlowski films.... I gotta go back and redo my top 5 list. The problem is I have toooo many movies that I love.

Sat Sep 23, 05:20:00 PM

 
Blogger Kiyotoe said...

You also forgot about Super Soul Brotha. Go 'head brotha, tell everybody how much you loved that flick! lol!

Sat Sep 23, 07:37:00 PM

 
Blogger DesLily said...

comming over from Kiyotoe's blog.. I totally zoned out and forgot how much I cried in Color Purple!! You really didn't even tear up?.. You must be hard-hearted!

Sun Sep 24, 04:07:00 AM

 
Blogger paz y amor said...

Kiy can vouch that I'm one of the nicest guys around (except when it comes to him!) The Color Purple definitely touched my soul, but no tears....

Sun Sep 24, 02:36:00 PM

 
Anonymous risa said...

i will post my responses tomorrow. promise! but i can tell you now that we saw a spanish movie last night, elsa & fred, and it made me cry three times.

Mon Sep 25, 08:38:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paz,

My blog has my answers on it, if anyone else is interested in reading them it is http://ambandenva79.blogspot.com. I will say that you and the Dragon suck monkey nuts for doing that to me, but it is cool. I will remember that. Anywayz, first I want to give big ups to Igor for the Babylon 5 shout out, my cousin was in that. He died, but he was a bomb actor and held it doooown. And Paz, that villian in Mulan was Atila the Hun, know your villans maaaan. You never know when you will be on Jeopardy and the catergory is Disney villians. AAAAND since you have a kid now you have no excuse to not know. Peace, love and hair grease,

Ms. Denva

Thu Oct 05, 12:18:00 AM

 
Anonymous p toes said...

paz, it´s okay. i´ll still like you if you shed some tears. go on man.

monkey nuts...hee hee.

Sat Oct 14, 09:17:00 AM

 
Blogger Counselor said...

You're soooo disrespectful....Kiyotoe ain't no sissy...don't get beat up...

With Love (and your address),

The Counselor

Sun Oct 15, 09:17:00 PM

 
Blogger paz y amor said...

How can my psychologist (that I don't pay for) threaten me with bodily harm? That's foul!

Mon Oct 16, 01:43:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um ... you forgot Reservoir Dogs in your top 5.

Wed Oct 18, 10:09:00 PM

 

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