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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Film Meme - Dixie Made Me!

OK, so Dixie, who I love and adore posts this on her Blog and rightfully predicts that I will jump all over this like a Golden Retriever glad to see his owner after a whole day away from him!

Here are the instructions as presented by Dixie:

"Here's a list of 239 films. Supposedly if you've seen more than 85 of them you probably have no life. I'm thinking that if you've seen less than 85 of them you probably haven't been inside a movie theater since before Nixon was president and you refer to the television as the "boob tube". Or you're my mother.Here we go. Assorted comments by me in italics."

I'm guessing (because I'm smart that way) that we're supposed to "X" the movies we've seen and total them up by section and come up with a grnad total at the end. I too will add comments in italics.

I just want to add that when I copied this it all came in as one giant paragraph, which I then had to go through and separate - a further testament to just how much I love and adore Dixie - and memes!


(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show - See, this is a movie that I saw for the first time as a 30+ year old woman, on video, at home, alone. I'm pretty sure that had I seen it in my 20s, somewhat chemically enhanced with a bunch of friends at a theater I would have appreciated it more and then wanted to see it over and over again. Alas...
(x) Grease - This movie came out the summer I turned 15. I saw it in the hteater over 15 times and on TV and cable probably 82,000 times
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club - love this!
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles - I so don't *get* this movie
(x) Airplane - I so don't *get* this movie either
total = 7

( ) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
(x) Napoleon Dynamite - I haven't decided if I like this movie yet
( ) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander - I *hated* this book, haven't seen movie yet
( ) Anger Management
total = 1

( ) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
( ) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
total = 1

( ) Scary Movie 4 - OK, why wasn't this included in the group above with it's prior versions?
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp Even I know when to quit.
(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
total = 4

( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
( ) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
( ) The Grinch - I refuse to see this because I don't think a remake was necessary. The original caroon version was *perfect*!
total = 3

( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
( ) Robots
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
total = 3

(x) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt I'll admit it - I find this movie to be hilarious.
(x) King Kong - which version? I saw the original and the 70s version with Jessica Lange
( ) A Cinderella Story
total = 5

( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
(x) Halloween
( ) The Ring
total = 1

( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber
(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
( ) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
total = 3

(x) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child’s Play - This is single-handedly responsible for my fear of ventriloquists and puppets
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
total = 3

( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
( ) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
( ) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
(x) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
total = 2

( ) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean’s Eleven
(x) Ocean’s Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremacy
( ) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
total = 2

( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
(x) A Bronx Tale - loved this movie!
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
total = 6

(x) Children of the Corn - Absolutely horrifying! I know it's cheesy and ridiculous but this movie totally creeps me out.
( ) My Boss's Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
(x) War of the Worlds - Awful
( ) Rush Hour
( ) Rush Hour 2
( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
( ) She’s All That
(x) Calendar Girls - Awesome
total = 5

(x) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump - I'm still pissed this got the Oscar insted of "Pulp Fiction"
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
(x) The Terminator
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
total = 5

(x) X-Men
( ) X-2
( ) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
( ) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
total = 4

(x) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
( ) Swimfan
(x) Miracle on 34th street - both versions, original better
total = 5

( ) Old School

( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( ) A Walk to Remember
(x) Ice Castles - Oh how i cried!
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
total = 4

(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
( ) Basketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( ) Highlander
total = 5

( ) Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X - chilling!
( ) Three
( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Nightwatch
(x) Monsters Inc. - Love it, own it!
(x) Titanic - Three hours of my life I will never get back
( ) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
total = 3

( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(x) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
total = 2

( ) Phantasm

( ) Waterworld
(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2 I love these movies
(x) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) The Hills Have Eyes I have it recorded but I haven't watched it yet.
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
total = 3

( ) The Last House on the Left

( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
total = 6

( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
(x) The Matrix
(x) The Matrix Reloaded
(x) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
total = 5

My grand total is 88! I guess I'm a *no-lifer*. Oh well...

I won't tag anyone, but if you wanna play - let me know in my comments section.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Katya said...

I hate Grease -- I always have but my daughter who saw it when she was 10 just LOVES this movie so I've seen it almost as many times as you have!

8:35 PM  
Blogger Dixie said...

Oh I never much liked Grease either. I saw it on stage at Kennedy Center or National Theater - can't remember which one - when I was about 14 and I loved it. Saw the movie when it came out and was so disappointed. All the accommodation they had to make just to cast the lifeless Olivia Newton John.

Stockard Channing is great though. She makes the movie.

8:32 AM  
Blogger Muffy St. Bernard said...

You sucked me into this one too, H.

7:43 AM  
Blogger The Curmudgeon said...

What a strange grouping of movies -- no seeming rhyme or reason to how each group is set up....

I am quite sure I would, however, be a no-lifer, too, but I am far too lazy to add it all up....

As for "Grease," even though the movie is (obviously) set in California, did you know that the play was written about a high school in Chicago? (One on the Northwest Side, in fact. Honest.)

6:35 PM  
Blogger Muffy St. Bernard said...

It IS a strange grouping, but they all have one thing in common: American films made (or re-made) after 1970. All are major release films, with just a few cult films that subsequently got a major release.

There's also a strange affinity for sequels.

The more I think about the selection, the stranger it gets..."Sixteen Candles" but no "Breakfast Club." "Nightmare on Elm Street" but no "Friday the 13th." All six "Star Wars" sequels and all the "Scary Movie" sequels, but only one Monty Python film.

Curiouser and curiouser!

9:17 AM  

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