Film Fans, Let’s Introduce Ourselves…

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During the 15 months that I’ve been doing this crazy blogging thing I’ve met an amazing assortment of people from all over the world. While I love writing about movies and sharing my thoughts with others, perhaps my favorite thing about blogging has been the fellow movieoholics I’ve met. But I got to thinking, even though I’ve learned a lot of things about a lot of people, there’s still some cool stuff that would be fun to know.

So consider this a chance for a more proper introduction and not just for me but for all of the other movie fans that choose to share. Here’s the way it works, I’m tossing out 5 easy questions. I’ll answer them to let you know a little about me and then you do the same in the comments section below. Simple stuff but it’ll also be great for us all to know a little more about each other and share our blog sites (for those who have the).

Here we go. Here are the 5 easy questions followed by my answers:

1. WHAT’S YOUR NAME & WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: Keith (Never would have guessed that, huh?) from South Central Arkansas, USA

2. WHAT’S YOUR BLOG’S NAME & LINK (if you blog): Keith & the Movies –
http://keithandthemovies.com (That’s more obvious than the first question, right?)

3. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS (Not necessarily your top three, just three of your favorites)? : “Casablanca”, “Night of the Living Dead”, “The Empire Strikes Back”

4. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR NON-MOVIE RELATED INTERESTS? : Major League Baseball (Go Rangers!), Anything about Paris, theology

5. WHAT IS ONE FUNNY OR INTERESTING MOVIE-RELATED FACT ABOUT YOU? : I’m a Humphrey Bogart nut. I have almost all of his movies (even the smaller forgotten ones) either on DVD or VHS. I have a life-sized Bogart cardboard cutout standing in our bedroom next to my side of our bed (what a great wife I have). Heck I even have a certified copy of Bogart’s death certificate. Idiotic? Yes I know.

Now you know a little about me. It’s your turn. I hope you’ll jump in and leave your answers in the comments section below. Let’s all get to know each other a little better!

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167 thoughts on “Film Fans, Let’s Introduce Ourselves…

  1. Nick from Portland, OR
    The Cinematic Katzenjammer (www.cinekatz.com)
    The Princess Bride, The Sandlot, Before Sunset
    Video Games, Writing, Basketball
    I’m obsessed with Ethan Hawke. I have nearly all of his movies, his two novels, and anything else I can get my hands on.

    • See I didn’t know that. An Ethan Hawke fan and a Trailblazer! As for the games, same here. My video game roots go ALL the way back to the Atari 2600. I know I’m dating myself.

  2. Joseph from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
    The Cinema Monster .(www.thecinemamonster.com).
    Moon, On the Waterfront, Badlands.
    NHL, Reading, Creative Writing.
    The film that made me a cinephile is Christopher Nolan’s Memento.
    By the way, great idea Keith! Good on you.

    • Love Memento! Cool about the NHL! Before the lockout I was a huge NHL guy. Still love it but not as much. We used to get a satellite feed down here of Molson Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday nights. Watched it every week. That was back in the Mats Sundin and Tie Domi days.

  3. 1) Tom, from Knoxville, TN (originally I was born in England, actually…Stockport, anyone..?)
    2) Digital Shortbread – (digitalshortbread.com)
    3) Office Space; Superbad; any of the Dark Knight movies lol
    4) rock climbing; sports writing; lake lounging
    5) I’ve watched the movie “The Princess Diaries.” . . . yea, that’s right. i admit it.

    • Okay, I won’t say anything about you watching “The Princess Diaries” because then I would have to admit that I really liked “Letters to Juliet”! 🙂

      As for Knoxville, I’ll be driving through there the first of next month on our way to the Smokey Mountains. Haven’t been over in that neck of the woods for several years. We used to drive to Nashville quite a bit for some hockey games but it’s been a while.

  4. This is great! I love it!

    First, doesn’t that Bogart cutout creep you or your wife out sometimes? Like maybe you’ll be walking into the room in the dark and there’s a figure there. I’d think someone broke into my house every damn time!

    1. Fernando, from Tijuana, México
    2. Committed to Celluloid – http://fernandorafael.wordpress.com
    3. Volver, Kill Bill Vol. 1 and The Godfather
    4. Reading, jazz, coffee
    5. I met Alejandro González Iñárritu, one of my idols, in Hollywood a couple years ago.

    • LOLOL! Actually Bogie dominates! His coolness never scares me. Even in the dark he emits a coolness aura that is soothing to the soul. My wife on the other hand just rolls here eyes. She thinks its ridiculous but she’s awesome for letting me keep it!

  5. 1: Mark from Glasgow, Scotland.
    2: Marked Movies: http://mrmarakai.wordpress.com/
    3: The Big Lebowski, Once Upon a Time in America, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.
    4: Painting, Reading and Glasgow Celtic Football Team.
    5: I’ve a close relationship with the film Trainspotting: My friend was in it, I’ve met both Peter Mullan and Robert Carlyle several times, I’ve chatted with author Irvine Welsh on twitter and I also ended up in a nasty fight with one of the cast members. (I’m not proud of that last one) 😉

      • Haha! It’s all true! It was one of the guys on the interview panel when the character Spud goes for the job interview. Let’s just say that blood was shed. Nasty stuff, but it was a long time ago now.

      • It’s definitely a flashback kind of story. If blood was drawn I’m sure no one was laughing at the moment. It’s definitely a cool story to be able to tell though.

      • Yeah, it always crops up whenever Trainspotting is spoken about. It’s one of my favourite film’s and I love the scene where he makes an appearance but I still get those feelings of vehement hatred. 😉

      • Mine too Ruth. I also use Mark to flaunt my coolness. I tell my friends here that I have a buddy in Glasgow Scotland. I play that card a lot! 🙂

      • Ahah, me too! I think I impressed Paul Laverty that I have a friend in Glasgow, Mark made me feel like I’m so worldly, ahahahaha.

      • Aahaha! You guys are the best, man! Thats really made my day. 🙂
        It’s not that glamorous being Glaswegian, believe me. I do appreciate the kind words, though. You both know, I have plenty of time for you too. 🙂

  6. 1. Austin from Sacramento, California
    2. The Bishop Review: http://thebishopreview.com/
    3. Trainspotting, Saw and Reservoir Dogs
    4. Writing, Football (49ers!), sleeping
    5. The movie Saw was what got me interested in films. The fact that it was done on a tight budget with a small cast made me realize that there was a chance that I could one day make a successful film with little money and a lot of effort.

    This is a great idea, by the way. 🙂

    • Thanks Austin. I had no idea that you were such a fan of the original “Saw” or that you were a 49ers guy (Broncos here). You know I have never seen “Saw”. I’ve always kinda written it off but it sounds like I was wrong! I’ll be checking it out soon. I love it when a movie has that type of influence on someone’s love for films.

      • The first one is great because it’s cheap and done fairly well for a directorial debut. It’s still kind of silly, though, and a Se7en knock-off. I love that movie too.

        Broncos, you say? Well, my other favorite team is the Raiders…nah, I’m kidding there. They’re too terrible for anyone to like them. I do always hope they have a decent year, though. I actually like the Broncos. Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks ever and I thought it was cool last year how he was able to play again with his former teammate, Brandon Stokely.

      • Big time “BOO” at the Raiders. I’ve been a Broncos fan since I was seven years old (just before John Elway came). I think I’m dating myself!

      • Lol. I’ll root for the Broncos 9 times out of 10 against the Raiders. These past couple years were terrible when the 9ers and Raiders sucked. I had no one to root for. I was a wee tot when Elway left the Broncos. 😀

      • Keith, the entire “Saw” franchise is great! You should watch them all marathon style over a weekend. The acting was not very good on the first one, but it gets better as the series goes along – and there’s a lot of layers that get unpeeled as the series goes on. I know a lot may say that it went too long, and get redundant, etc. but I don’t think so at all. They were all well-made, quality movies that ran together like a cable series. And the ending of part 5 was one of the most clever endings I’ve ever seen in any kind of film. It was a true “WTF?” moment! I just wanted to drop you this comment and make sure you didn’t think “Saw” was like the Nightmare on Elm Street series where each sequel had nothing to do with the previous installment and was pointless. Each “Saw” film had a purpose, and none of them were dumb or B-horror, or anything.

  7. 1. Chris from Chester, England
    2. Terry Malloy’s Pigeon Coop: http://www.terrymalloyspigeoncoop.com
    3. On The Waterfront, Full Metal Jacket, Wayne’s World
    4. Football (soccer), video games, food
    5. I went to the same university as Danny Boyle (Bangor in North Wales) and he came and did a Q&A on my birthday but I couldn’t make it. Gutted.

    Nice idea Keith. Can’t believe you have a copy of Bogie’s death certificate! Ha!

    • Consider the Bogart death certificate thing more of a confession. I guess I’m sharing my weirdo side!

      Oh and bravo on Wayne’s World! My son just saw the “Bohemian Rhapsody” scene while at a baseball game last week. That led to a long and cool conversation about Wayne’s World! We’ll be seeing it soon (him for the first time).

      Go Arsenal !!!!

  8. 1. Mettel (real name Getter) from Estonia
    2. Mettel Ray Movie Blog: http://mettelray.wordpress.com
    3. Snatch., Pulp Fiction, Shawshank Redemption
    4. Do TV-shows count as non movie favorites? Books, traveling and girly stuff.
    5. As a woman I’m incredibly hateful towards romantic comedies and I’d make a great girlfriend since I won’t make my hubby go through that pain of watching a Valentine’s movie – I’d want to watch Tarantino! (Haven’t met a famous movie person – *cries*)

    • That’s an awesome bit about romantic comedies. Here’s a funny thing about me, I actually like them – that is I like good ones. Unfortunately I’m not sure we’ve been given a good one in years. So I’m usually looking at the romantic comedies from the black-and-white era. (If that even counts).

      • 90’s romance is alright, new ones suck! But since I’ve seen the 90’s, there’s no need to see them again and again. 😀

      • Keith, not sure if you’re familiar with a lot of foreign films, or independent small-budget american films, but they have a strong selection of interesting love stories. There’s a turkish film called “Head-On” that is great!! And a couple small budget interesting love stories are “Raising Victor Vargas” and “Dogfight” and “Girlfriend”. I have other recommendations on my “obscure recommendations” page under the romance section.

      • I do enjoy foreign pictures and try to review them from time to time. I have to share one that I thought was quite funny. It’s the French film “Heartbreaker”. It came out a couple of week’s ago and I found it to be a lot of fun.

      • Is “Heartbreaker” on netflix? Where did you watch it? I’m going to give it a go.

      • Sorry I wasn’t more specific; what i meant was is it available on netflix instant for streaming?

      • I like Head-On but I am not sure if I would call it a Rom-Com. 😛
        Another good film I can throw in is French film Priceless. Audrey Tautou is in it. It’s not the greatest thing in the world but one of the better Rom-Coms I have seen in recent years.

      • I’ll definitely check out Priceless! Have you seen “Delicacy”? It’s a French picture that also features Tautou. I thought is was good. Simple but good.

    • Romance movies are good when they have an interesting story; but most of these US romantic comedies are terrible.

  9. 1. Zoë from Nelspruit, South Africa.
    2. The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginner Blogger (seriously gotta change that)
    http://zuts.wordpress.com/
    3. The Dark Knight, American History X, any Lord of the Rings
    4. Reading, music, writing
    5. I firmly believe that there are two directors who can do no wrong: Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino.

    Very interesting idea, awesome!

    • South Africa? Awesome! I didn’t know that. And you’ll hear no arguments from me on Christopher Nolan. He’s my favorite working director! As for The Dark Knight, The best superhero movie of all-time and one of my very favorite films. LOVE IT!!!!

      • We can have our own little geek out here! It really is the best one EVER! Yep, I am pretty far off the beaten track, I know! We both learned from this, which I am sure was your whole notion behind the post 😛

      • Exactly! And I geek out about “The Dark Knight” whenever I get the chance. I still remember how furious I was when it was snubbed for an Oscar best picture nomination. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t put a heavy reliance on those things, but such a great film deserved the recognition and I was infuriated when it didn’t get it.

      • It really deserved far more respect from the (shall we call it) “upper echelons”! It is not really worth too much personal vestment, they get it so wrong sometimes (case in point). It was really one of the most amazing pieces of cinematography, effects, score, cast and execution that I had ever seen. I don’t think I have ever come across anyone before you who could properly understand and appreciate my wonder, excitement and absolute adoration for The Dark Knight!

      • Oh don’t worry, I get What you’re saying! It’s not just a fun superhero movie. It’s brilliant cinematic and you perfectly summed up why.

    • No Zoe, you’re definitely not alone! I share you and Keith’s sentiments about Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and I think a lot of others do, as well. “The Dark Knight” score is probably my favorite score to date. Hans Zimmer is amazing! And I watched the Dark Knight Rises a couple times on the IMAX and not only was the picture vastly superior, but so was the sound, and you could like feel the music, but not b/c of the volume, but the clarity. Hans Zimmer should have won something for one of those scores. I still listen to them all this time later. “Like A Dog Chasing Cars” from the Dark Knight is probably my favorite. But at least the Academy gave Heath his Oscar, so although he may not be with us, he will still have his place in history.

      • 😀 We have another believer! True, everything about that movie was amazing. I can honestly say a movie score has never fully moved me because it all worked, and then there was The Dark Knight. It just blew my mind. Not one thing was out of place with that film. The day he passed was a day we lost a great, and I mean that. I have always enjoyed his work, even before he became the notorious Joker.

  10. and,

    1) I’m Terrence and I live in Southeastern New Mexico
    2) http://www.thefocusedfilmographer.com
    3) Hook, Midnight in Paris, Gladiator
    4) Church, Music and cars
    5) I once had a yellow/black motorcycle and shopped for a few years for a replica or authentic jacket from Hancock to match…but never found it. Now I don’t have the motorcycle and, years later, Sony finally emailed me…to tell me they don’t have one to sell but to try other online retailers…

    haha.

    • Didn’t know you were a New Mexico guy. As for the movies, “Midnight in Paris” and “Gladiator” – two of my very favorites! Church? BRAVO! That’s a HUGE part of my family’s life. I knew that about you but I had to mention it again.

  11. 1) Rodney, From Adelaide, Australia.
    2) http://www.fernbyfilms.com/
    3) Moulin Rouge, Armageddon, The Matrix
    4) Comics, Doctor Who, My Kids.
    5) An apartment I lived in was used for the Aussie feature Look Both Ways (which won Best Film at the Australian Film Institute Awards). If you look closely, a picture of my brother and I (planted by myself the night before filming) appears in the distant background in a key interior sequence.

    • That is a really cool movie connection you have. Having a movie filmed in your place? Awesome! Also I’m a big comics guy too although I haven’t read them much over the last year or so. I still have over six long boxes (right next to my Bogart cutout LOL).

      • ha ha, I know what you mean. I have a couple dozen archive boxes sitting at my parents place waiting for me to figure out what to do with them…. I usually go digital for my comics nowdays, I find it’s easier upgrading my HDD space than it is my shed space…..

      • Ah yes, the digital age. I know that’s where things are going now but I guess I’m stuck in the old. I so much prefer a print book. Digital definitely saves room which is its biggest plus. But it pretty much changes the landscape forever.

  12. I just recently started blogging film reviews and reading other people’s, so hello!

    1. My name is Ewan, and I’m based in London, UK.
    2. Ewan at the Cinema, filmcentric.wordpress.com
    3. The Thin Red Line, Barry Lyndon, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
    4. London, pubs, beer.
    5. Gosh, not really sure what’s interesting. I grew up in Wellington New Zealand and I wasn’t much of a fan of any of the Lord of the Rings movies… 😉

    • Barry Lyndon – That is a movie that I have put on the back burner for way too long. It’s inexcusable. I really need to see it so that will be a near future project of mine. As for New Zealand, that’s one place I would love to visit. It looks absolutely gorgeous.

  13. Nice idea 🙂

    1. Claire, in Manchester, England.
    2. http://myreelpov.wordpress.com/ MyReelPOV
    3. Titanic, The Notebook… HA jokes… Predator, Die Hard, The Little Mermaid.
    4. Raving, reading, eating cheese.
    5. I went to see LOTR 5 times at the cinema because I was obsessed with Legolass, alas now I know Orlando Bloom a little better it is quite embarrassing.

    • Okay, I have to admit you got me with the “Titanic” and “The Notebook” misdirection! LOL! On the other hand I love the variety between “Predator” and “The Little Mermaid”! Fabulous!

      And nothing wrong with liking Legolas! Everyone has to admit he was pretty freaking cool especially with the bow and arrow in his hand. After LOTR though… Yup you’re right!

      • Well I think I could probably find some similarities in themes of Predator and The Little Mermaid.. haha maybe!
        Yes he was pretty freaking cool! Thank you!!

  14. Nice idea, Keith!
    1. WHAT’S YOUR NAME & WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: Georgina, from Bristol, England

    2. WHAT’S YOUR BLOG’S NAME & LINK (if you blog): Filmspot
    http://georginaguthrie.wordpress.com/

    3. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS?: Can I cheat and include a trilogy? Three Colours Trilogy; Paris, Texas and Withnail & I

    4. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR NON-MOVIE RELATED INTERESTS? : Music, travelling and marmite

    5. WHAT IS ONE FUNNY OR INTERESTING MOVIE-RELATED FACT ABOUT YOU? : Uhh…damn. I met Charles Bronson’s (criminal not the actor) parents…

    • The Three Colors trilogy! I may lose all of my movie credentials here, but do you know I’ve never seen those films even though I’ve wanted to. I’ve read so much about them and heard so much praise. It’s inexcusable I haven’t checked them out yet. I’ll be getting on that very soon my friend!

      • Haha! HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME!!
        Only jokin’! Hey, I hadn’t seen Star Wars till last month!
        Definitely check them out though, Kieslowski’s my fave director evah 🙂

      • I’ve had the Criterion Blurays for The Three Colors Trilogy on my shelf for months and still haven’t seen them….I wear this shame as well.

      • Yeah, i’ve been meaning to do the 3 Colors trilogy for years now, but never seem to get around to it (there’s always something more pressing)…. but at least I’m saving things for my retirement!!!

  15. Nice idea, thanks!
    1. Stu from London (Liverpool originally) in England
    2. Popcorn Nights: http://popcornnights.wordpress.com
    3. Goodfellas, Star Wars and Stand By Me.
    4. Football (as in soccer), photography and music.
    5. It’s not really about me but I think it’s a funny story…I did a short course about film directors as part of my English degree at university so that I could get out of writing a 40,000 word dissertation (instead all I had to do was write a short essay about a 15 minute clip from Francis Ford Coppola’s film The Conversation). My lecturer for this 4 month course was an old newspaper critic who had written about film for about 30 or 40 years. He told me he went to the Cannes Film Festival once, when ET was being shown. Apparently the room was full of hardened critics all skeptical about a film Spielberg had made for kids, ready to tear it to shreds with their reviews. When the lights went up at the end apparently nearly all of the critics were in floods of tears!

    • Phenomenal story! I love it. I can see ET having that effect even on the hardest of critics. As for Star Wars being one of your all-time favorites, I’m with you. I remember seeing it as a young boy in the movie theater and it’s stuck with me ever sense. From the action figures in my younger years to the DVD editions and Blu-rays of today, Star Wars will forever hold an important place in my heart.

  16. Nice to meet you!
    1. Cindy from Clarkdale, Arizona
    2. cindybruchman: http://cindybruchman.wordpress.com
    3. Casablanca, The Matrix, Pride and Prejudice
    4. Books, Traveling, golf and pool
    5. I started a Movie Buffs club at the high school I taught, and had a regular, weekly membership of forty students one year! We watched everything from American History X to The Third Man. I can’t believe I got away with it.

    • A Movie Buffs club? I would have given anything if there was something like that in my school back in the 1980s. I would’ve loved to have been introduced to The Third Man a lot sooner than I was (It’s a favorite of mine). As for Casablanca, you just can’t go wrong with it can you? If I had to list a favorite movie of mine of all time that would be it!

  17. I’m Justin from NC. My blog is todayiwatchedamovie.com. Three of my favorites are The Awful Truth, Larceny Inc., and 12 Monkeys. Aside from watching way too many movies, I occasionally draw/paint/etc., and I’m slowly learning Japanese as a second language. I once got laughed at by the theater ticket counter guy for going to see Hoodwinked by myself.

    • I didn’t know you were a Carolina guy. Tar Heel or Wolfpack?

      As for the Hoodwinked thing, I don’t mean to be a jerk like the ticket counter guy, but I busted out laughing when I read that. That’s hilarious!

  18. Lovely to meet you all!
    1. Brian from the Jersey Shore (not the awful TV show, the place, which was grossly misrepresented by that show starring mostly people from New York)
    2. Hard Ticket to Home Video http://hardtickettohomevideo.com/
    3. The Return of the Living Dead, American Movie, All the President’s Men
    4. Chicago Bears, Brooklyn Nets, beer
    5. I was at the opening of the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Las Vegas and shook hands with such esteemed film royalty as Steve Guttenberg, Gary Sinise and Steven Seagal. Mark Wahlberg also came by but he was still pretty much Marky Mark then and I pulled my hand away in defiance.

  19. Dan Fogarty – Connecticut, USA

    Fogs’ Movie Reviews http://fogsmoviereviews.com

    Pulp Fiction, No Country for Old Men, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 😉

    I follow baseball and football, like to play poker, used to do karate.

    I dont know how many interesting movie related facts I can come up with… I’ve gone to a lot of conventions and met some celebs, I have a nice wall of autographed photos in my living room…

  20. Hi Keith, what a splendid idea!! I’ll definitely be back to read others’ answers, too.

    1. Ruth Maramis from Minnesota (but I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia)
    2. FlixChatter – http://flixchatter.net
    3. Sense & Sensibility, Gladiator, Batman Begins
    4. Fashion, web design, and Starbucks Chai/Frappuccino
    5. My dad was a screenwriter and director back in the 50s and 60s before I was born, but I’ve only remembered being on the set on one of his films (or maybe it was a TV show) when I was like 3 years old. It’s actually at my grandma’s house where I grew up, and there were sooo many people all over the place. I guess I must’ve gotten the film bug from him, ahah.

    Nice to ‘meet’ you Keith!! 😀

    • Thanks Ruth! Appreciate it! I LOVE The story about your dad. That’s so cool! See, you have a love for film in your genes!

      Oh, and how did I know “Since and Sensibility” would be listed as a favorite?!?! 😉 As for “Gladiator” – YES, I was entertained!

      Good stuff my friend.

  21. This is a really cool idea, Keith! Not only we get to introduce ourselves, I am finding some really cool stuff here. Great Job!!

    Name: SDG(Real name Shantanu) from India. Currently in Sunnyvale, CA
    Blog: U, Me and Films(http://umeandfilms.blogspot.com/)
    Favourite movies: Inception(I told yeah), There Will be Blood, 12 Angry Men
    Other Interests: Books, History and Sports(I follow like 7. So I won’t list them here. :))
    Movie Related Fact: Though I don’t have a certified copy of her death certificate, I am kind of obsessed with Audrey Hepburn like you with Bogart. I’ll agree that she may not be the Best Actress but I strongly believe she had everything you may look for in just the right amount. You can never have enough of her. 🙂

    • Great stuff! Appreciate the compliments. Oh I love Audrey Hepburn. It’s funny, I always appreciated her but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I grew to really love her and her work. But I have to say you really need to grab that death certificate. That’s what makes your fanaticism complete. 😀

      All I have to say about the three favorites you listed is “BRILLIANT”. I absolutely love all three. Some of my favorite movies ever to be made. Bravo! 🙂

      • After Roman Holiday, it was love at first sight for me. 😛 But with every movie I watched, I found something new to like. I’ll get to that certificate right now. I am determined to reach the pinnacle of the fandom. 😀

        Really glad that our tastes on the movies match!

  22. 1. WHAT’S YOUR NAME & WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: Clint, Chicago, IL, USA, Additional Commas

    2. WHAT’S YOUR BLOG’S NAME & LINK (if you blog): Alcohollywood – http://www.alcohollywood.com

    3. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS (Not necessarily your top three, just three of your favorites)? : I’ve gotta say that “Fight Club” is my default favorite movie, along with “12 Angry Men” and “Brazil”

    4. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR NON-MOVIE RELATED INTERESTS? : Theatre, Mixology, Cooking

    5. WHAT IS ONE FUNNY OR INTERESTING MOVIE-RELATED FACT ABOUT YOU?: I once attempted to marathon all 13 Air Bud movies. I got halfway through before my brain exploded from the alcohol, caffeine and shame (for the record, it was one-third through Space Buddies).

    • That’s the second time 12 Angry Men has been mentioned as a favorite! I love seeing that! It’s such a great, great movie.

      As for the Air Buddies endeavor, I applaud you for attempting one of the most grueling challenges I’ve every heard of! I think you persevered longer than I ever could! 😀

      • You can’t argue with the classics.

        The sickest part of it is, I’m gonna try to finish the other half of that marathon sometime soon. The Air Bud movies are enjoyably baffling and incomprehensible, but the Air Buddies movies just sort of meld into a soup of mediocrity. It all goes to crap once the dogs can talk.

  23. Good afternoon, how are we all doing?
    My name is Kevin Clare at I am from Runcorn, an average size town 10 miles outside of Liverpool in the UK.
    I write mainly movie reviews at Claratsi.wordpress.com (claratsi’s movie review)
    Heat, The Usual Suspects, Jaws
    Boxing, Football (Soccer), current affairs
    I once got to visit Pinewood studios outside of London, I watched the live filming of a TV show, but I got to take an admittedly, distant look at the 007 sound stage, but just being near it was amazing!

  24. 1. Hi, I’m Matt, and I’m from Ashford, Kent, England
    2. My blog is called DawsonReviews, and it can be found here: http://dawsonreviews.wordpress.com
    3. Three of my favourite films are “The Dark Knight”, “Inception” and “Hot Fuzz”
    4. Three other interests are foreign languages (French and Spanish), reading and TV (especially Doctor Who and Sherlock).
    5. The first film that I remember seeing at the cinema was “Monster’s Inc.”. It introduced me to the magic of both cinema and Pixar.

    • The Dark Knight and Inception? You wouldn’t be a Christopher Nolan fan would you? I love both of those films but I gotta admit I’ve never seen Hot Fuzz!

      Monsters Inc. is a good one. It’s a movie that has grown on me as the years have gone by. Really good one from Pixar.

      • A Christopher Nolan fan? What gave that away? 🙂 And you should see Hot Fuzz, it’s hilarious. I’m really looking forward to The World’s End in the summer!

      • You need to give Hot Fuzz a shot Keith, it’s hilarious! Of course having Timothy Dalton in it is a big win for me but he’s soooo good here in a scene-stealing performance!

  25. 1. Gary from Florida (United States)
    2. “With a Friend Like Gary” – http://garylee828.wordpress.com/
    3. Dumb & Dumber – Sling Blade – Hard Candy
    4. Sports – Psychology – Christianity
    5. I watched “Dumb & Dumber” 9 times at the theater in 1995. It’s the only comedy I’ve ever seen where you can find something funny in literally every scene, and no matter how many times you watch it there’s always some funny subtlety in some scene you may have never noticed before.

    • GREAT story about Dumb and Dumber. I’m really picky when it comes to comedies but D&D is one that I’m nuts about. I didn’t see it that many times at the theater but I think I could. Like you alluded to, so many great moments! Love me some Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunn!

  26. Awesome idea Keith!
    1. Kim from Montreal, Canada
    2. Tranquil Dreams –> http://klling.wordpress.com/
    3. 12 Angry Men, Pride and Prejudice, My Neighbor Totoro
    4. Baking, Reading, Photography
    5. Warm Bodies turned our adjacent streets into a wasteland and The Smurfs 2 turned the other one into Paris. The only celebrity I saw who was about 1km prancing about was Teresa Palmer from Warm Bodies. And The Smurfs 2 trailer has a scene in the pastry shop where its actually the office at the end of the street which was completely redecorated for this.

    • Thanks Kim! Appreciate the comments! Yet more love for 12 Angry Men! It’s such a great movie and I love hearing others appreciate it.

      Fantastic story about Warm Bodies and Smurfs 2. Sounds like you’re right there in a hot location!

  27. 1. I’m Richard from Glendora CA. (Just outside of L.A.)
    2. Kirkham A Movie A Day http://kirkhamclass.blogspot.com/
    and KAMAD VLOG http://kirkhamamovieaday.blogspot.com/
    3. The Adventures of Robin Hood, Jaws, and the third would be a
    any film from Hitchcock, or one starring Errol Flynn or Charles
    Bronson.
    4. I read Historical/Biographical works, I see Kiss whenever they
    are in the neighborhood, and I live and breath Trojan Football
    5. My father worked as a consultant on movies (he was a
    professional magician), my Mom’s cousin was Stother Martin
    the great character actor from the 60′ and 70s, my daughter
    works for a media property management company, she started
    out as a pirate hunter on You Tube.

    • Richard my friend! Love seeing the classic movie vibe from your comments. Does my heart good. Believe it or not, I just recently saw “The Adventures of Robin Hood” in its entirety for the first time recently. Don’t know why it took me so long. It’s a fabulous film.

      Also it looks like you have family line of movie & entertainment folks. That’s great to hear!

      • We could do simultaneous posts on Robin Hood some time. Fogs keeps saying he is going to get to it but I don’t know how. Let me know if you are interested and we could try it.

  28. 1. Marc from Bristol, UK
    2. The Media Worm, http://inmynorthernopinion.blogspot.co.uk/
    3. The Godfather, LA Confidential, Black Hawk Down
    4. Football (soccer), reading, photography
    5. I arrived at the cinema for Dodgeball early enough to be mistakenly let in to the end of the earlier showing. We interrupted the final 10 minutes of the film for several very confused and angry people!

    • BLACK HAWK DOWN! Yes!!!! I absolutely love BHD! It’s one of the grittiest war movies I’ve seen and what a fabulous cast. It’s one of those movies that I can watch ANYTIME!

  29. 1. I’m Abbi, originally from Johannesburg, South Africa but now living in London, England.
    2. My blog is called Where The Wild Things Are: http://wherethewildthingsare14.wordpress.com/
    3. Three of my favourite films are: Everything is Illuminated, Ten Things I Hate About You and Empire Records
    4. My other interests include kitchen experimentation, music (mostly of the indie rock persuasion) and tattoos
    5. I secretly love dance movies. I don’t care how cheesy or formulaic they are… I just can’t resist.

    • We all have our movie weaknesses! There are worse ones to have than dance movies though. 😉

      Yet another fellow movie fan hailing from London.

  30. Morgan R. Lewis from Springfield, Oregon
    Morgan on Media: http://morganrlewis.wordpress.com
    Three of my favorite films are The Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, and The Adventures of Robin Hood
    I also enjoy computer graphics, programming, and hunting for collectibles.
    Even before I started watching most horror movies, I regularly checked out Vincent Price films.

    • Hey that’s the second mention if “The Adventures of Robin Hood”. Such a wonderful film. “The Blues Brothers” is another gem! I remember my dad loving it when it first came out and that’s how I was introduced to it. Really fun movie!

  31. 1. Jessica from Sweden
    2. The Velvet Café, http://www.thevelvetcafe.wordpress.com
    3. Lost in Translation, Blade Runner, Eternal Sunshine of the Spoless Mind
    4. Hiking in mountains, medieval dancing, science fiction fandom.
    5. I know this sounds pathetic and awful, but I really can’t think of anything particularly funny or interesting about me in regards of movies. You would think I would have something to say about myself since I’ve written over 400 mostly very personal posts at my movie blog. But I’ll let you know if I come to think of anything worth a mention here.

    • Jessica! Good to see Sweden represented! 😉

      To my shame two of your favorites are movies I still haven’t seen. I’ve got homework to do! 🙂

    • Casablanca! That’s what I’m talking about! For me that is a perfect movie. I love everything about it. Bogie is in top form. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly is a gem as well. I have to admit I didn’t know you were a Florida guy! Love visiting Florida!

      • Curious, what makes a Florida guy?

        As for “Casablanca”, definitely one of the all time greats. I love how they were still writing the script as they were filming, and Ingrid Bergman didn’t know until the end who she was going to stay with.

        Speaking of Bergman, she never looked better.

        Bogart, as always, was in top form.

        I couldn’t make it because of prior commitments, but the Bogart Estate had a Bogart Film Festival down in Key Largo recently.

      • Florida guy? I dunno, just a guy from Florida was all I was thinking. 🙂

        I heard about the film festival and would have LOVED to have been there. Alas the many miles and work made that unrealistic.

  32. Cool idea!

    1. Eric from Chicago, IL.
    2. The Warning Sign – http://twscritic.com/
    3. 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dazed & Confused, Almost Famous
    4. Sports, video games, traveling
    5. One of my favorite things to do is to show people THE ROOM for the first time, preferably at a theatrical screening. Their reactions are priceless. Looks like I might get another chance to do so next weekend, too!

  33. 1. Shah, originally from Bangladesh, but have lived in Canada most of my life.
    2. Blank Page Beatdown ( http://blankpagebeatdown.wordpress.com )
    3. Sholay, (Indian remake of Seven Samurai / Magnificent Seven) Memento & All Planet Of The Apes (I know I’m cheating.)
    4. Being awesome, being handy (I look good in a tool belt) & Comics.
    5. I grew up on Bollywood movies. My earliest memory is of a scene in a Bollywood movie. I used to fiddle with the VCR at age 3, could take it apart and clean the head. (you know what I”m talking about) and I can relate almost every real life conversation to something seen in a movie; theology, politics, society, morality, current events, psychology… etc. Anything!

    • Memento gets more love! It’s funny how many Christopher Nolan movies are in people’s favorites. No arguments here.

      I also share your love for comics although I haven’t bought one in about a year. Still I have over 6 full long boxes of books dating waaay back. I love them!

      • Well I’ve been out of Canada for last 2.5 years. So lucky I found a little comic shop here to float my habit. Just been catching up on old trades & one shots. Haven’t followed a current story arc in a while.

        I should review more Comics soon…. hmm.

      • I did several comic reviews a few years back through the iFanboy page but the newer story arcs just started fizzling for me. Been thinking about jumping back in on a select few titles. My wife will be bummed to hear that. Don’t have the room for too many more! LOL

  34. Fantastic idea, with a fantastic response too! Here’s my two cents…

    1. WHAT’S YOUR NAME & WHERE ARE YOU FROM?: The Phage is my name… obviously I wasn’t given this name at birth, but we’re going to run with it! I’m from somewhere in the UK too…

    2. WHAT’S YOUR BLOG’S NAME & LINK (if you blog): Film Phage of course –
    http://filmphage.com

    3. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS (Not necessarily your top three, just three of your favorites)? : Pulp Fiction, Ghostbusters 2, Dumb & Dumber

    4. WHAT ARE 3 OF YOUR NON-MOVIE RELATED INTERESTS? : Virology (… it’s all linked to me somehow!), running half marathons, travelling the world.

    5. WHAT IS ONE FUNNY OR INTERESTING MOVIE-RELATED FACT ABOUT YOU? : I’m actually in a movie. A little known British zombie movie called Cockneys vs. Zombies. Naturally, I play a zombie. My name (my real one) is in the cast list and everything! A proud moment for my parents, of that I’m sure…

  35. Great Post Topic Keith

    1.) Whats your name and where are you from? Adam Griffith, I am originally from a small town outside of Boston but I know live in Sunny San Clemente CA.

    2.) What’s your blog name & Link? I am one of the guys from http://3guys1movie.com/ 3guys1movie

    3.) What are your 3 favorite films? Pulp Fiction, The Wild Bunch, It’s A Wonderful Life, well at least for today 😉

    4.) What are 3 of your non-movie related interests: I play way too much softball, too many video games and enjoy craft beer too much.

    5.) What is one funny or interesting movie related fact about you. I have never watched a Harry Potter, Twilight or Fast and Furious film o and I refuse to watch Titanic.

    Gonna take me awhile to read through all of these comments Keith

  36. This is awesome! You come up with such great ideas–

    It will take a while to read everyone’s, yet I am excited to find some cool new peeps to meet. 🙂

    1.) Nereida Mercado (yeah…I know!) aka Nedi. Originally from New York (childhood) & Chicago (High School)–in Texas since 1989.
    I am now in Austin, TX–the best little, big town in the state.

    2.) nediunedited @ http://www.nediunedited.com

    3.) ONLY 3!!! NOOOO! 😀 Okay–here are three that are –The Philadelphia Story–Blade Runner–Lord of the Rings Trilogy (I watch all 3 together–one story–one movie–lol)

    4.) I love books as much as film. I love food! I live to eat. Travel. Trying to see the world a little at a time. (And oh yeah…I love Kermit the Frog and all things Muppets!)

    5.) My love for film is long standing–from childhood memories of hearing the brass fanfare of Star Wars for the first time–watching the streets of Chicago transformed back to prohibition era for The Untouchables–meeting the love of my life working as an assistant manager in a theater–etc, etc–so I’ve have many stories. A funny one–when I was working projection (in the olden days of 35 mm)–I started a morning showing of the kids film Surf’s Up–on time (of course)–and as I am checking sound and image I realize that the trailer playing seems dark and the music is off–WTH? I had threaded from the WRONG platter! I had started Hostel 2!! OOPS! I turned it off immediately–but that would have been bad. Real bad. LOL!

    Later, Keith and nice to meet you! 😀

  37. 1. Gwen and I am from the part of California you never hear about 😉

    2. Movies Silently | http://moviessilently.com/

    3. Judex (1916), The Wind (1928), Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

    4. Baking the perfect cake, cross-stitch bookmarks, pre-Renaissance secular music

    5. My parents are fanatic readers so my family did not own a TV or VCR (whoa, dating myself) until I was 5 so I remember all the first movies that I saw. And since we had no cable, our movie watching was restricted to whatever public domain film came on the local channel and whatever was in my parent’s collection. Thus, my childhood was spent with Cary Grant, Errol Flynn, Laurel & Hardy, The Marx Brothers, cliffhanger serials… And a whole ton of bad 40’s-60’s sci-fi. Goes a long way toward explaining my eclectic taste and bookworm status.

    Thanks for hosting this! What a wonderful idea!

    • Awesome Glen! So glad you joined in. As for your taste in film, we share that same taste. I love the classics. I just did a Duck Soup review a few weeks back and I try to do a classic movie spotlight regularly. LOVE Laurel and Hardy! Talk about comic geniuses.

      I’m also really intrigued about two movies you mentioned as your favorites. I’m not familiar with Judex or The Wind but I can’t wait to look them up!

      OH, By the way, my son and I have been doing a recent 50s sci-fi marathon. It’s been fantastic. 🙂

  38. Great idea that you had here Keith. I’m a little late to the party but oh well!

    1. I’m James, and I’m from Hampshire, England.

    2. Mr Rumsey’s Film Related Musings – hhttp://mrrumsey.wordpress.com/

    3. Alien, Kill Bill, & Singin’ in the Rain.

    4. Writing, Gaming, and Fencing (the sport, not putting up fences!).

    5. I’ve met Pierce Brosnan’s stunt double, and sat in one of the Bond DB5’s.

    • What a great range in the favorites you listed! Alien to Singin’ in the Rain! I love it! (I also love both of those films).

      Thanks for hopping into the conversation my friend. England is nicely represented in the movie blogging world for sure!

  39. 1. My name’s Nostra and I’m from Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    2. My blog is My Filmviews – http://www.myfilmviews.com
    3. Black Swan, Mr.Nobody and Pulp Fiction
    4. Cooking, gaming and technology
    5. This is a difficult one to answer, but I guess this could be considered funny: I never watch trailers for movies, so when they come on at the cinema I’ll happily put my fingers in my ears and stare at the ground, really don’t care what others I go with think about it 🙂

  40. 1. Jonathan Robbins, born in Smithtown, New York, and raised in East Norwich, which is in Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

    2. RobbinsRealm – RobbinsRealm.wordpress.com

    3. “The Natural,” “Dawn of the Dead” (1978), and “Battle Royale.”

    4. Creative Writing, reading, and watching my favorite sports teams.

    5. I hardly think that the following counts as either interesting or funny, as a matter of fact I know it doesn’t, but if I purchase one film that I love in a particular series, even if I consider the prequels or sequels to be of an inferior nature, I must add all of them to my collection because I am a completist when it comes to that sort of thing.

    • Ahhhh from New York? I’ve got some friends visiting there right now. I love the completist quirk. I’ve got a couple of friends that are exactly like that. I think it’s pretty cool.

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