Wednesday, 12 March 2014

The Movie Man gets a Liebster Award

The Vern at The Video Vortex has nominated me for a Liebster Award, and I couldn't be more happy or proud. It seems fitting that Vern has nominated me for my very first award, for he was the very first blogger to ever give me any feedback and encouragement (way back in 2012). You should visit his blog if you get the chance. I now have to nominate 11 bloggers, but first I need to establish the rules.

The Rules
The bloggers who have been nominated must link back to the person who nominated them.
Nominees must answer the eleven questions given to them by the person who nominated them.
Those nominated must choose eleven of their favorite bloggers who have less than 200 followers to answer their own set of questions
When you are nominated, you cannot nominate the person who nominated you.

Vern's Questions

1.  What angers you the most when watching a movie in theaters?
Nothing angers me more than when people talk in the cinema. I have no qualms about telling someone to "shh!" when they decide to have their conversation in the middle of the movie. The way I see it is, any conversation can wait until the movie is over. I also can't stand when people make loud noises with their food, but I can sympathise with others when that happens. 
2.  What do you love about watching movies in theaters?
I love how you can sometimes share a mutual bond with the movie-going community. When I went to see Philomena (2013), I had heaps of conversations with some elderly strangers about it. Sharing the experience with strangers feels very special to me, and I've talked to some great people along the way. 
3.  Name a movie you never want to watch. Ever.
The first film that popped into my mind was the new "Need for Speed" movie that comes out this year (2014). When I saw the trailer, I just thought "Derpa Derp Derp." It looks like the most mind-numbing film made since... heck, there are mind-numbing films coming out every single week it seems.
4.  Name a movie your ashamed you haven’t seen yet.
Children of Men (2006). All of my lists are deemed as incomplete because I haven't seen this film yet. I really want to watch it!
5.   Favourite weekend hangout.
My living room. Every single weekend my sister comes over, and we drink wine and watch movies. We're practically a couple of Bridget Jones's, who love a good laugh, a good scare, and a good romance film.
6.  Favourite band or music artist for the past week.
My favourite musician of all time would have to be P!nk, who I've loved since the 2nd grade. My favourite band is 'Hole,' whose lead singer is the infamous Courtney Love. However, this past week I've really gotten into Katy Perry, because I just bought tickets to see her concert in November. 
7.  3D.  Yay or Nay
Almost always nay. Every 3D film I've ever seen did nothing but detract from the overall enjoyability of the film. It looks much darker, the glasses are annoying, and sometimes I just want to take them off. The only time I've ever enjoyed a film in 3D was Life of Pi, for his hallucination/dream sequence going through the sea and space was just... powerfully beautiful. 
8. Name a movie you wish you could have been on the set while it was filming.
I'd have to say, I wish I was on the set of Lost in Translation (2003). Bill Murray looked like he had a great time improvising his lines and just being his hilarious old self. Not to mention, it is set in beautiful Tokyo, Japan. I couldn't ask for much more than that. 
9. How do you stream movies?  Computer, BlueRay Player, Game Consoles like PS4 and Wii.
I stream movies on the old Computer and the BlueRay Player. 
10.   What are your top five favorite movie podcasts to listen too?
I regretfully have not listened to a podcast in my life. Never, ever, ever. I'm keen to start though. 
11.   Who is your movie celebrity crush?  You have to answer for both guys and girls. 
My celebrity man crush for the past few years has been Michael Fassbender, who I've drooled over since I saw him in Fish Tank (2009). As for girl, I've loved Rachel Weisz ever since The Mummy (1999).

Nominate 11 Blogs

I'm going to plagiarise the words of The Vern and say, "Here are the 11 sites that I am nominating but I wish I could have chosen more.  This was a very difficult task in making this list and if your site wasn’t mentioned.  Please know that I do love reading your stuff but I could only choose so many to be on here."

Ben's Basement -

Fernby Films -

The Film Broadcaster

Heart of Cinema

In the Frame Film Reviews -

Karamel Kinema -

The Running Reel -

Sexta-Feira -

SNG Movie Thoughts -

That Dandy Boy -

If you have been chosing please answer these eleven questions below and then nominate other blogs you like and help continue the circle.

1. If you had to pick between a horror movie marathon, or a romance movie marathon, which would you choose?

2. If you could take any actor/actress out on a date, who would it be and why? 

3. What was the first film you ever saw that you can remember impacted you greatly?

4. What is one movie cliche that you can't stand?

5. What is one film that you're embarrassed to say you love?

6. What is one critically acclaimed film that you actually disliked?

7. Which decade of cinema was/is the greatest in your opinion? 

8. What film should have won Best Picture at the most recent Academy Awards? (It didn't have to be nominated). 

9. Have you ever gotten into an argument with someone over a movie? If so, which film was it and why?

10. Who is one actor/actress you absolutely cannot stand to watch?

11. What is your personal favourite movie/movies of all time?


  1. mmm, this is very interesting. I'll definitely participate. And thanks for nomination :)

  2. Thanks Ben. I'll try to answers these questions this weekend.

  3. Thanks for participating Ben. I liked your answer about what movie you wish you could be on. Vacationing with Sofia, Bill, Scarlett, and Anna in Tokyo would have been awesome.

    1. Thanks Vern! I didn't even think of Anna Faris being there. That would have been such a fun holiday!! haha

  4. Thanks so much for the nomination! I like your questions a lot

  5. Thanks for the nomination! You have quite an interesting choice of questions here. I'd better work on my answers now. :)

    1. No worries Jaime, can't wait to read your answers!

  6. Hello Ben! ;) Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing it on to me! The truth is I've done the Liebster quite a few times, but never about movies! So this is amazing!

    I hadn't been getting notices for new posts on your blog and yesterday all your recent posts popped up at once on my dashboard. I don't know what games blogger is playing again! I have lots of reading to do here, so you'll see me back soon!

    p.s: I loved your no.5 answer! Yay for living rooms and wine!

    1. I had a feeling you've gotten a Liebster or two, your site is amazing :)

      Wine can make almost any movie beautiful and entertaining! Thanks Evi :D

    2. Hey Ben, just to let you know, I did the post and instead of passing the liebster on to other bloggers I asked them to answer to your questions in the comment section. I have to tell you your questions sparked a lot of interesting responses. Thanks again for nominating me!

  7. Thanks so much for my nomination Ben, really appreciate it! :)
    I'll be putting up my answers to you questions as soon as I get a chance.

  8. Ben! I know it's taken me a LONG time but I've finally answered your questions here:

    Thanks for nominating me :)

    1. That's okay Ben :)

      I'll check them out now. Sorry for the long wait! haha