LIEBSTER AWARD

My thanks to Ruth over at the wonderful FlixChatter movie blog for passing on this cool award. To my shame, I was awarded this once before and I let it slip by without passing it on. This time I’m gonna do better. So, just so everyone knows, this award has its own unique rules”

  1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the person giving the award has set for you.
  3. Create 11 questions for the people you will be giving the award to
  4. Choose 11 people to award and send them a link to your post.
  5. Go to their page and tell them
  6. No tag backs.

11 THINGS ABOUT ME (gulp)

  1. I’m a funeral director. I’m not an embalmer or anything like that. I take care of families who have lost loved ones. Now you know one reason I loves movies. With this job I need an escape.
  2. I have a ridiculous love for Humphrey Bogart. I have almost every movie of his either on DVD, Blu-Ray, or VHS, even the weird obscure titles. I have all sorts of Bogie collectibles including a limited issue stamp sheet, a neck tie, a certified death certificate, and a life-sized cut out standing right next to my side of the bed. Weird, huh?
  3. I’m a deacon at my church.
  4. *NERD ALERT* I have a huge collection of autographed baseball cards. Hall of Famers, current players, you name them. I have hundreds and hundreds of authentically signed cards. Also have a some signed football and hockey cards. I’m not into getting autographs any longer, but I’m still really impressed with my collection.
  5. *NERD ALERT* I also have a massive comic book collection. I’m not buying books these days but I have comics dating back to the early 60’s including some of the first Avengers and Spider-Man books. I also have some awesome old Batman and Detective Comics stuff that I’m pretty proud of.
  6. My wife and I are only two years from our 20th wedding anniversary. She’s simply the best. This past June we celebrated early by spending a week in Paris. What a ride it’s been.
  7. I despise raunchy comedies.
  8. I live in a small town with a population under 5,000 people.
  9. I’m a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and the Texas Rangers.
  10. Some people drink booze and some do drugs. French fries in ranch dressing are my vices.
  11. I also have another blog site dedicated to my articles on Paris – Paris Through New Eyes

RUTH’S QUESTIONS:

  1. Who’s your favorite movie actor who’s currently starring in a TV show? This is really tough mainly because, other than sports, I practically watch no television. But I guess I would say the underrated Sean Bean who is on “Game of Thrones”.
  2. Could you date someone who does not love movies? No, my wife wouldn’t let me!
  3. What makes you want to have a movie blog? From a really young age, I wanted to be a movie critic. Obviously that never happened but my enthusiasm over talking about movies hasn’t lessened. And while I’m not a very good writer, I love the idea of sharing my thoughts about something I love with people who share that love.
  4. Which director/actor collaboration you’d like to see [it has to be people who have never worked together before? I would love to see the Coen Brothers write and direct a picture starring Johnny Depp. Can you imagine just how wild and nutty a film involving those three would be?
  5. What dish are you good at making? Ribeye steaks on a charcoal grill. Steakhouses have nothing (and I do mean nothing) on me. My wife will testify to it.
  6. Any encounter with a celebrity you care to share? The biggest encounter doesn’t involve a movie star. Bob Feller, the Hall of Fame pitcher for the Cleveland Indians and arguable the greatest right-handed pitcher of all time, bought me a chocolate milk-shake from McDonalds. I won’t go into detail about all the time we spent with him that day but it ended with this baseball great buying a kid a milk shake. Amazing.
  7. Since the Olympics is still going on, what’s your favorite movie set in London? Wow, this is a great question. I think it might just be “Dial M for Murder”, one of my very favorite Alfred Hitchcock films.
  8. Which is your favorite movie writer [could be a journalist, novelist, etc.] Screen writer? Joel and Ethen Coen. I think those guys are geniuses. They have such range and I love almost all of the stuff.
  9. Which do you prefer: sweltering heat vs. cool, rainy days? I’m a sports guy so I guess sweltering hot days. But I do love cool rainy days as well.
  10. Favorite outfit/costume from a movie? Christian Bale in the final version of the Bat Suit ala “Dark Knight Rises”.
  11. Which actor/actress you initially detest but then slowly warming up to [feel free to reverse the question, that is an actor you initially love but now can’t stand]  This one was tough. I have to say Adam Sandler. Early, early in his career he put out some movies that weren’t great, but pointed to what I thought would be a good comic career. Instead, Sandler pumps out a junk movie every year and I’m instantly turned off whenever I see his name attached to a project.

MY 11 NOMINATIONS

I’m sure some of these great bloggers have already received this but they certainly deserve more recognition:

  1. Marked Movies
  2. All Eyes on Screen
  3. 3 Guys 1 Movie
  4. My FilmViews
  5. Love Your Movies
  6. I Love That Film
  7. The Film Discussion
  8. Today I Watched A Movie
  9. Film Phage
  10. nediunedited
  11. dbmovies blog

AND NOW MY QUESTIONS….

  1. What’s your biggest movie guilty pleasure (a movie you love so much even though you know it’s bad)?
  2. What actor or actress do you vehemently dislike and why?
  3. What are your thoughts on the current 3-D craze?
  4. What do you think was the best decade for movies and why?
  5. What the scariest movie you have ever seen?
  6. Have you ever walked out on a bad movie at the theater? Which one and why?
  7. What are your aspirations for your movie blog?
  8. Siskel or Ebert? Why?
  9. Who is the most beautiful woman or most handsome man in movies? (Heavy stuff here!)
  10. Do you have any weird movie novelties or collectibles? If so, what are they?
  11. Name three other movie blogs that you love to keep up with.

There ya go! Simple questions and to the point. Answer away my movie-going friends!!!

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8 thoughts on “LIEBSTER AWARD

  1. Thanks Keith. I’m even more shameful than you though. I’ve been given this about 7 times and can’t bare the thought of answering all te questions. It’ll just take too long. I appreciate the recognition though man. Thanks again.

  2. Hi Keith! Nice to know you a bit better! What church do you attend if you don’t mind me asking? I really should get involved more in mine, they have lots of great ministries and church planting all over the world, the one in Swaziland is having a grand opening next year 🙂

    He..he.. as for question #2, I meant if you weren’t married, he..he..

    Hey you’re the first one I noticed so far who answered ‘sweltering hot days.’ I’m from the tropics but I can’t stand heat!

    Thanks for doing this post, Keith!

    • I attend a Southern Baptist Church. We’re in a small town but support a lot of global mission work. We just had a team go to a tornado ravaged city and two years ago we had a group go to Thailand.

      Oh, and I did take a shortcut on question 2! 😀

      I live in an extremely hot and humid part of the country. We don’t like the heat but we are more accustomed to that than when we actually get cold, cold weather. Plus we equate hot weather with the summer which we love! But honestly, it was one question that I didn’t really have a firm answer to.

  3. THANKS Keith!!!! I’ve got this from about 3 other bloggers while away so I’ll be definitely doing one hell of a big ass post to answer all the questions sometime soon! Thanks man! And by the way, Coens and Depp sounds like a genius idea!

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