Thanks to Ethan at Embarr Films for the nomination!
The Sunshine Blogger Award is a chain-letter project to celebrate and recognise the work of bloggers that you follow and appreciate.
As part of this ceremony, I've been posed 11 questions to answer.
1.What is your favourite childhood film and why?
The Jungle Book I reckon. It’s the one I remember watching the most anyway. Pretty much every Disney movie to be honest. Every child sees most of the classics before they 5, don’t they? My parents tell a story of us all going to see The Aristocats and me laughing so much at the backfiring car your fella drives in it that we had to leave. I remember watching Song of the South a lot too on VHS. That’s a film which is a little, shall we say, problematic, thinking about it now. I think Disney discontinued it.
2. What is your favourite film of the year so far and why?
Unfortunately I’ve not seen that many this year, probably only just edged into the double figures to be honest, and most - if not all - of them have been the big blockbuster tentpole pictures. So I’m going to be incredibly boring and say Civil War; just as a culmination of everything thus far in those movies it’s incredibly satisfying. And it has Giant-Man in it. For a more film critic-y position though it has to be 10 Cloverfield Lane, drenched in tension with two incredible performances. Came out of nowhere and knocked my socks off.
3. Which is your social media of choice – Facebook or Twitter? And why?
No love for Google+? Ha. No, it’s Twitter without a doubt. Facebook is fine and all but I rarely if ever get into discussions about…anything with people there. On Twitter, it’s all I do. Well, that and make fun of Donald Trump and try to make a joke that goes viral. To date, I have not succeeded. What’s the line, Facebook is filled with people you know and never talk to, while Twitter is full of strangers you can’t stop talking to?
4. What is your favourite season and why?
Summer. Cause it’s warm, duh! Also, no schoolkids on the train. Yes, I am a grumpy old man. Winter’s good too, because you get to come home from work, put the heating on, lock the doors and hibernate. Yes, I am a grumpy old man.
5. What is your favourite television series and why?
Either Buffy or Battlestar Galactica. Buffy was a show that really spoke to me as a teen, the whole high school is hell thing. Even though school for me wasn’t too bad, as somewhat of an outsider in the school social scene Buffy always resonated. Also cool fights. BSG just hit me at the right time, those first two and a half seasons are glorious propulsive daring television, the kind of which I don’t think we’ve seen since. Both shows went off the boil in the later seasons but what show doesn’t. Lost, too, is another one that I fell in love with hard. Oh, and obviously The Simpsons.
6. Which would you prefer and why- dream job set for life or travel the world (two years max)?
Dream job, man. Unless this is one of those deals where choosing one precludes me from doing the other. But even then having a job that you love, considering you have to do it every day, over two years max travelling the world? Easy.
7. You have the chance to interview five people from any aspect of films and film-making, dead or alive, who would you pick?
Anne Hathaway, because she seems like fun (also gorgeous). Edgar Wright, to pick his brain and then feel inadequate (also gorgeous). Bruce Willis, to ask him at what point did he stop caring and maybe some questions about Die Hard. Stan Winston, to ask him just how he comes up with some of the stuff he has. And James Cameron, to ask him what his secret is. Although I would be a terrible interviewer and just end up babbling.
8. What is your favourite film genre?
Prrrrrrobably science fiction because you can tell any kind of story with it. Allegories and metaphors for the human condition, but with like robots and aliens and junk. What’s not to love?
9. What is your least favourite film genre?
I’m not overly fond of Westerns. I don’t dislike them but given a choice I will not pick a Western.
10. What 2016 film release are you looking forward to the most before the year ends?
Rogue One. Star Wars but not. It’s an incredibly exciting prospect and one I hope succeeds wonderfully. There’s no chance it’ll fail commercially but seeing something different but still set in the Star Wars universe is something I’ve wanted to see on screen for ages, but didn’t know I wanted to see. I cannot wait.
11. Which character is your favourite, Han Solo or Indiana Jones?
Well, they’re the same character, aren’t they? If I had to choose, surprisingly, I think I’d go for Indy. He’s got that dirty, grimy sexy thing going on. Han’s a scoundrel but Indy’s a man, y’know. Yes, I would 100% bang 1980’s Harrison Ford, alright!
|You would too. Don't lie.|
That was fun. I’ll get to nominating.