♛ Liebster Awards! ♛

I thought the days of chain mail were over (I’m finally rid of that girl with no eyes at the end of my bed), but I’m happily surprised to be part of a new, special one that’s currently going on in the WordPress cinephile community. Thank you so much to LazySundayMovies, GhezalMoviePlus and FilmMusicCentral for thinking of me when doing this thing. I feel very special and honoured I even appeared in your minds when you did this thing. Now away with the cheesiness and let’s continue to my moment to shine.

DA RULEZ

  • thank the person (or people) that nominated you
  • answer their questions
  • spread the love to 11 other bloggers that you think are awesome in the form of 11 new questions
  • let them know they have been tagged so they can spread some love themselves.

Diego’s lovely questions:

  1. If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Probably Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I’ve already seen it more than I can count and I even still adored it after writing an essay about it for university, which is probably the #1 indication it can never get ruined for me. Plus, the soundtrack is a+.

2. If a film was made about your life story, who would you cast to play yourself?

If Hayley Atwell was to ever sign on to my biopic, I can die a happy girl.

3. First movie you remember watching?

I think Beauty and the Beast is one of the first films I remember seeing. We had it on VHS and I probably watched it at least once a week.

4. Favourite movie genre and favourite movie quote?

Hard. I can say comedy but I’m referring to that 5% of comedies that is actually good. I also really love historical dramas.

5. I normally hate watching movies before 2000’s (except some classics). Recommend a movie that might change my mind.

If you want to laugh: Robin Hood – Men in Tights (1993). Made by the almighty Mel Brooks and one of my favourite films to this date. So insanely stupid and self aware that you can’t help but laugh. Some Like It Hot (1959) is also a good watch, as it is the original White Chicks. If you don’t want to laugh: 12 Angry Men (1957) is really brilliant. I didn’t think a film from the fifties could be as good as that one honestly is.

6. Favourite TV show at the moment?

I’m liking a lot of shows because I watch literally everything. Game of Thrones is great, just like Outlander and Daredevil. Still I think The Office and Parks & Rec are my faves of all time.

7. Go-to weapon in a zombie apocalypse?

I’ve always wanted to be awesome at archery but I think when it comes to zombies I’d better be off with a katana.

8. Would you rather lose both arms or both legs?

Both legs. Don’t think I’ve ran in 4 years.

9. If you could have one power, what would it be?

I’m a shapeshifter type of gal. Or time manipulation, unlimited naps would be cool.

10. When did you start blogging and why?

I started about 2 months ago, so I’m a newbie. I started this whole thing because I love film, I love writing articles and I most of all love complaining. I’ve been wanting to do something with film reviews for quite some time, but I never really got round to really focus on making a blog. UNTIL NOW.

11. What do you do when you’re not in front of a keyboard?

I work part time in a shop that sells books, magazines, greeting cards, cigarettes, lottery tickets and all that stuff. I also volunteer at the local music venue and a local theater several times a month. Finally, I go to the cinema like at least twice a week. The rest of my free time is, yes, in front of a keyboard.

 

Ghezal’s dope questions:

  1. Have you ever snuck into a movie at the theatres and if so, how many is your record?

I honestly have never, because 1. I’m too much of a pissbaby to dare something like that and 2. I have an unlimited cinema card so I can go see films for free anyway.

2. If you could have dinner with any movie character, who would you pick and why?

I feel like Monsieur Gustave H. from The Grand Budapest Hotel would have a great taste in dinner and have a lot of nice stories to tell. Besides, I might learn a bit of proper etiquette from him.

Then again if I wanted to just casually hang with some crappy junk food then I’d probably pick Sam Wilson aka Falcon from the MCU. He’s a bro.

3. If you could be a character in any movie universe, who would you pick and why?

I have a really really really big place in my heart for Peggy Carter from the MCU. I think I’d have a good life if I got to feel as empowered as she does every day.

4. What are your Top 5 favourite TV shows of all-time?

  • The Office
  • Pushing Daisies
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Friends
  • Band of Brothers (the odd one out, but yeah)

5. Are there any actors/actresses you strive to watch, no matter what the movie/project?

I used to but I kind of stopped doing that after my obsession with Lee Pace made me watch Marmaduke and Twlight – Breaking Dawn.

6. Who is your dream James Bond?

I think Idris Elba would be so perfect. He’s a charming gentleman with the right amount of badass to make it amazing.

7. If you could turn any movie into a TV series, which movie would you pick?

A 40 minute episode each week of Deadpool’s mischief would be a wonderful thing.

8. What is your go-to fast food restaurant?

Okay so fast food really isn’t that big of a thing in the Netherlands, so none really? There is a nice pizzeria in town that we go to where we can’t decide where to go to or a nice coffee place when we want to grab a drink but I don’t think that comes very close.

9. Do you have an all-time favourite Romantic Comedy or Drama couple?

Jim and Pam from The Office are relationship goals forever.

10. Chris Evans, Hemsworth or Pine?

Can I go for option 4: Pratt?

(if not then Evans)

11. If you could make your own college course and teach it, what would the title of your course be?

I’d really like to teach a course about films recycling and referencing older or other films. I’d call it “The Deadpool Effect: How To Recycle Hollywood Without Really Trying.”

Bex’s cool questions:

  1. Favorite Star Wars film?

I’ve never been a Star Wars fan to be honest, but I loooooved The Force Awakens so I’m going to have to go for that one.

2. What is your favorite film soundtrack?

The Grand Budapest Hotel is deserving of the Oscar it got. Another stunning piece from Alexander Desplat and my number 1 since I heard it for the first time.

3. What is your favorite Disney film?

I can never choose between Beauty and the Beast and Tangled. BatB is my childhood classic favourite and Tangled still makes me weep manly tears at the age of 21 so it’s a dilemma.

4. What is the most recent film you saw in theaters?

I saw Bad Neighbours 2 last Friday but after seeing it I wish it wasn’t my most recently watched film.

5. What is the worst film you ever saw?

Usually I’m a strong woman who finishes every film but I could not make it through more than 10 minutes of The Last Airbender. An atrocity to the concept of film.

6. Who is your favorite actor/actress?

I don’t have an ultimate favourite but my list includes Hayley Atwell, Ryan Reynolds, Tom Hanks, Tom Hardy and Chris Pratt.

7. Could Tom Hiddleston pull off being James Bond? If not, who?

I love Tom but he wouldn’t be right for the Bond. He’s too sweet for it. He’s very sexy but not the kind of broody, womanizing sexy that James Bond is supposed to be. Idris Elba, he is your man.

8. What’s that one movie you could not live without?

The Grand Budapest Hotel always makes me laugh and cry and it made me appreciate cinematography like no other film ever has. It’s simply a completion to my life.

9. Favorite (and least favorite) movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

My favourite is currently tied between Captain America: Civil War and Guardians of the Galaxy. I haven’t seen Civil War enough yet to really make a decision. My least favourite is probably Age of Ultron. Whedon ruined many characters and relationships that were so wonderfully built up in the films before.

10. By the same token, favorite and least favorite movie set in the DC Universe?

My favourite is The Dark Knight (I don’t care guys it’s just so good)  and my least favourite is Green Lantern. I love you Ryan, but no.

11. Batman meets Iron Man in a fair fight: who wins?

If it was a battle over who had the most parental issues then it’d be a tie, but Iron Man could kick Batman’s ass every day.

And now I’m spreading my legacy to these peeps:

  1. Oh! ThatFilmBlog
  2. Keith and the Movies
  3. 1001 Film Reviews
  4. Cinetactic
  5. ESRAGURCU
  6. Slate The Silverscreen
  7. Gareth Rhodes Film Reviews
  8. The Aspiring Film Critic
  9. Moviewise
  10. B+ Movie Blog
  11. Trash Film Guru

I’m curious what you have to say about these things:

  1. Who is your favourite director and what is your favourite film from him/her?
  2. Who is your favourite Disney princess?
  3. Imagine the world is going to end next month. Which movie apocalypse would you prefer to happen?
  4. If you could choose two films to do a crossover, which ones would you choose and why?
  5. Upcoming film you’re looking forward the most? (doesn’t have to be 2016, can be from any year in the future)
  6. Best soundtrack of all time?
  7. Favourite historical time period?
  8. Link the most favourite post you’ve ever written
  9. If you won an Oscar, who would you thank in your speech?
  10. What is the worst film you have ever seen?

Right. Well. There go my questions. Into the wild world. Hopefully spreading some cheer across the globe. Thank you people for reading everything (if you haven’t skipped all of it just to read this), now let’s go watch some more films!

 

20 thoughts on “♛ Liebster Awards! ♛

  1. Yo! Thanks so much for the nomination, it’s so appreciated! I actually did a Liebster post a little whilst back when another blogger nominated me, but I can’t resist a movie questionnaire so I’ll give my answers here so your time and effort wasn’t wasted on me!

    Who is your favourite director and what is your favourite film from him/her?
    I’m not generally somebody who seeks out the work from a particular director, but I suppose I can’t avoid the impact that Tarantino has had on me, with Jackie Brown being my favourite.

    Who is your favourite Disney princess?
    Oh snap, does Mulan count? If she does, then definitely her, she’s an unconventional kick-ass Disney female who is just about as tomboyish as I am! Otherwise, Jasmine, because she’s got that attitude!

    Imagine the world is going to end next month. Which movie apocalypse would you prefer to happen?
    Hmm, I’ll go for something along the lines of Terminator, at least if I die it might be at the hands of a super cool robot.

    If you could choose two films to do a crossover, which ones would you choose and why?
    I need a Miss Congeniality/The Heat crime fighting crossover immediately because I want to see Sandra Bullock rock a double screen comic performance as both lead characters!

    Upcoming film you’re looking forward the most? (doesn’t have to be 2016, can be from any year in the future)
    Gotta be Rogue One, I’m all about that Star Wars life!

    Best soundtrack of all time?
    I have a monumental soft spot for the Hook soundtrack composed, of course, by the genius John Williams.

    Favourite historical time period?
    There is something about movies set in the Wild West and American Frontier that really interests me, so much struggle and suffering, makes you wonder why anybody ventured out there in the first place!

    Link the most favourite post you’ve ever written:
    Well, the most viewed post on my blog is my Top Ten list of most underrated Disney songs! https://ohthatfilmblog.com/2013/09/10/top-ten-underrated-disney-songs/

    If you won an Oscar, who would you thank in your speech?
    All the usual suspects and then a special shoutout to Jodie Foster for mesmerising me when I was far too young to be watching most of her most memorable films and for making me fall in love with the movies.

    What is the worst film you have ever seen?
    There have been a good few, but in recent memory I would have to say that the Diana movie starring Naomi Watts was absolutely, irreversibly terrible.

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  2. In answer to your questions —
    1. David Lynch is my favorite director, my favorite film he’s made would be a tie between “Mulholland Drive” and “Fire Walk With Me.”
    2.Don’t have one, sorry.
    3. Hmmm — “Apocalypse Now.” Because it’s not really the apocalypse, is it?
    4. To be honest, between the mediocrity of “Batman V. Superman” and the even greater mediocrity of “Civil War,” I’m burned out on crossovers.
    5. Probably “High-Rise,” which I guess is playing in some areas but isn’t here yet, so it’s still upcoming for me.
    6. Wang Chung’s soundtrack for William Friedkin’s “To Live And Die In L.A.”
    7. I’m a sucker for the 1960s.
    8. https://trashfilmguru.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/dearly-beloved/
    9.My mom and dad and my wife.
    10. That’s a tough one — maybe “The Last House On Cemetery Lane.” Maybe.

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  3. Duuuude Scott pilgrim is so awesome! Think I’m the only one in my friendship circles that like that movie. Remind me to make better friends aha great answers btw! I’ve actually seen bits of 12 Angry Men for a conformity lecture when I was at uni but never watched the full movie. Thanks for giving me the push!

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    1. Yes, you should totally ditch your friends haha. Scott Pilgrim is one of my all time favourites. Have you seen any of Edgar Wright’s other comedies, like Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead? Because those are just as awesome and are also in my top 10. And thanks a lot! In bits, 12 Angry Men seems a bit dull or reaaaally long but it’s actually very tense and intriguing, so I’m glad you’re choosing to watch it!

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      1. You know it! I’m in lesbians with his visual comedy. It’s genius. The plot to 12 angry men sounds like the internal debates in my head while watching Making A Murderer aha

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  4. Thanks for this.

    1. Who is your favourite director and what is your favourite film from him/her?
    Billy Wilder. (Mostly for the writing more than the direction. But we’ll call just him favorite filmmaker. Keep it neat.) Favorite movie of his is The Apartment. A perfect entity. Film-wise.

    2. Who is your favourite Disney princess?
    Belle. Gotta appreciate the independent woman. Jasmine’s up there too. (Though while not technically princesses, Tinker Bell and Megara are two of my top five absolute favorite Disney characters of all time. Because yes, I have a list of those.)

    3. Imagine the world is going to end next month. Which movie apocalypse would you prefer to happen?
    Wall-E. Of course. I wanna go live on a giant spaceship. And I won’t be one of the people in the chairs. Because that’ll be generations from now. Bring on the Lido deck!

    4. If you could choose two films to do a crossover, which ones would you choose and why?
    Three words: My Fair Frankenstein. “Ughghughughughguh!!” “No! The rain in Spain…”

    5. Upcoming film you’re looking forward the most? (doesn’t have to be 2016, can be from any year in the future)
    A Monster Calls. I will leave it at that for those who know nothing about it. Prepare to be emotionally destroyed.

    6. Best soundtrack of all time?
    I mean, if we’re gonna get technical about it, A Hard Day’s Night is not gonna be beat. If we’re going musical, West Side Story. Or Grease. If we mean film score… I don’t even know where to start. But assuming we mean compilation album of songs used in a movie… American Graffiti is pretty great. Or maybe Space Jam?

    7. Favourite historical time period?
    Well, I live during this one, so that’s kinda cool. But it would be awesome to live in 30s and 40s Hollywood.

    8. Link the most favourite post you’ve ever written.
    In terms of accomplishment, this one: https://bplusmovieblog.com/b-movie-blog-the-directors-list/
    In terms of entertainment, all of these: https://bplusmovieblog.com/fun-with-franchises/
    In terms of ‘I have the emotional maturity of a six year old’, this one: https://bplusmovieblog.com/2011/10/13/can-you-feel-the-love-tonight-a-pictorial-analysis-of-a-sex-scene-that-wasnt-there-when-you-were-six/

    9. If you won an Oscar, who would you thank in your speech?
    Myself. Because why would you not? Or maybe Jeff Goldblum.

    10. What is the worst film you have ever seen?
    I’m not sure what qualifies as the worst film I’ve ever seen. Because I’ve seen some terribly made films. But they were entertaining because of that. And I’ve seen films that people thought were okay that I just HATED. So let’s leave it at this: my least favorite films this year so far (in terms of quality and how little I enjoyed them): Batman v. Superman, The Boss, Zoolander 2, Dirty Grandpa, Norm of the North. Yeesh.

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  5. And to think Edgar Wright was initially going to direct Ant-Man… I would have loved to see a MARVEL film in Scott Pilgrim style (including Chris Evans as Lucas Lee 😏). And yeah if I had to phrase of modern way of explaining the plot that would be it probably haha

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