The Liebster Awards (Jason’s Movie Blog Q&A 2016 Edition)
Well, this is a first. I’ve never heard of the “Liebster Awards”, but I guess its a “new” amongst bloggers. I, for one, think its a great idea and great way to see new bloggers and their respective blogs. Thus, I must thank my good friend Diego over at LazySundayMovies, for the nomination to be a part of this. If you haven’t heard of LazySundayMovies, head over there to check out his site and his movies (they are awesome!).
Some let me proudly present…..(big drum roll) “The Liebster Awards (Jason’s Movie Blog Q & A 2016 Edition)….Hooray!!! (cue the fireworks and the confetti).
Thanks to my good friend Dave Blumrick over at The Film Editorial, which you should check it out, I got nominated again (Hooray!). Some I add his questions and my answers to this post as well. Check them out.
Alright, ladies and gents, here are the ground rules for the Liebster Awards….
Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
Let the bloggers know you nominated them
Give them 11 questions of your own
And post it on your blog!
AND I WANT MY SCALPS! ….(sorry. Had to throw that in there)
Interview (Diego’s Qs and My A’s)
Alright, so let’s get this interview questions rolling…..
Digeo Question #1
If you could only watch one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Answer # 1
That’s easy….Guardians of the Galaxy. Love that movie to death!!!
Diego Question #2
If a film was made about your life story, who would you cast to play yourself?
Definitely Chris Pratt. He’s tall and humorous like me.
Diego Question #3
First movie you remember watching?
Probably Disney’s Cinderella (the 1950 cartoon version).
Digeo Question #4
Favorite movie genre?
Hard question….probably the animated genre or the action genre.
Diego Question #5
Favorite movie quote?
“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep that have taken hold”
Frodo from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
(I know…it’s more of a monologue than a quote, but I love it!)
Diego Question #6
I normally hate watching movies before 2000’s (except some classics). Recommend a movie that might change my mind.
Hmmm…don’t really know what you would consider a “classic”, but one of favorite movies before 2000’s would be The Breakfast Club. Debuting back in 1985 and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club (to me personally) was a great “coming of age” story, showcasing some young and upcoming faces of the 80’s as well discussing the high school politics of different social clicks and their inner-personal turmoil. Plus, the movie had that iconic ending. Like they said in Pitch Perfect…” it’s both beautiful and sad”. So…does that answer your question. Sincerely yours…. The Breakfast Club. (Fist in the air and cue Simple Mind’s Don’t You (Forget About Me).
Diego Question #7
Favorite TV show at the moment?
Probably HBO’s Game of Thrones or Starz’s Outlander.
Love Both and can’t decide on either one.
Diego Question #8
Go-to weapon in a zombie apocalypse?
Squall’s “Gunblade” from Final Fantasy VIII
(Its a sword and gun. A two-in-one weapon for fighting Zombies)
Diego Question #9
Would you rather lose both arms or both legs?
Probably arms. I couldn’t handle the thought of never walk again.
Diego Question #10
If you could have one power, what would it be?
The ability to Fly. Always wanted that power since I was a kid.
Diego Question #11
When did you start blogging and why?
Good Question. Besides the obvious of having passion for films / movies, I would say is to inform people (online) about a movie. In an age when movie ticket prices are high with various ways to see it in theaters (i.e. 2D, 3D, IMAX, IMAX 3D, etc.) or home release (DVD / Blu Ray) or even online streaming, the big question is that particular movie any good or even worth seeing on any one of those media platforms. Is it worth the hype? Is it a “sleeper hit”? Does it meet the standards of the its specific genre? Is only good as a rental? Or is it worth skipping all together? I could elaborate more on this subject, but (in a nutshell) that’s why I do it.
Diego Question #12
What do you do when you’re not in front of a keyboard?
Work part-time at a bookstore and part-time for my parent’s company as a virtual admin.
Dave Blumrick (The Film Editorial)
Q’s and My A’s
Round #2 everyone of interview questions! Let’s begin….
Dave Question #1
What is the most over-rated movie in your opinion?
I would say Fifty Shades of Grey. For all the “pomp”, “hype”, and “controversy” that surround its release, the movie was blah, bland, boring, and quite for tamed for its sexually premise and frivolities.
Dave Question #2
The Internship. It got mediocre reviews and had an adequate box office, but I loved this movie. Its hilariously funny. I don’t know why people didn’t like it.
Dave Question #3
Do you believe in the theory of comic book movie fatigue, or do you think studios are doing a good job of differentiating things (i.e. Ant-Man being a heist film, while Winter Soldier is a spy thriller) and that these movies will continue to be successful?
Even though I love comic / superhero movies to death, I believe that soon (within a couple of years) that this movie genre will fade from popularity. With the market already saturated with a tone of comic book movies already and more are been planned for the coming years. As they say “too much of a good thing, is a bad thing”.
Dave Question #4
What’s your favorite cinema-going memory?
Probably when I went to see The Avengers (the first one). Went with a large group of people to the midnight release (before theaters did early Thursday Night showings) and had a blast. All of us were “peeking” out throughout the entire movie, even though we didn’t sit with each other (we arrived late). Plus, I think it was my first movie I saw in IMAX 3D.
Dave Question # 5
First movie you remember seeing in theaters?
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Dave Question #6
What should be the next shared-universe?
Even though the Percy Jackson movies were mediocre (The Lightning Thief and Sea of Monsters), it would still be cool if A) the finished the Percy Jackson series as feature films (and do it right) and B) also tell Rick Riordan’s other series (i.e. The Kane Chronicles, Magnus Chase, The Heroes of Olympus, etc.). Who knows…similar to how J.R Rowling is writing the script for Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them, Rick Riordan could write a script for a “Avenger-style team up movie” featuring all his characters. Now that would be something.
Dave Question #7
What’s a terrible movie that you love to watch, even though you know its awful on every account?
BASEketball. I don’t know why I like it, but I do (even though it’s a stupid movie).
Dave Question #8
What type of things irritate you the most when you’re in a theater (Loud eating, texting, talking, etc.)
Probably the most (and I f**king hate it) is talking during the movie. I can’t stand it!
Dave Question #9
Kill one genre forever. Which one would it be?
The Horror genre. Never really liked this genre to begin with.
Dave Question #10
Think of a great moment in your life that would make for a good story to be told on film. What’s it about, who directs / stars / write this movie?
Wow…good question. I have a good answer (it’s going to be long)
A great moment in my life to be turned into a movie is when I was 14 and my grandparents took my brother and I on a 12-day cruise to the Mediterranean (from Barcelona to Istanbul). Here’s why…
Action / Adventure – Since this cruise was in the Mediterranean, there was plenty of adventurous historical sights and sounds I saw and experienced. Seeing Sagrada Família in Barcelona, touring the beauty cityscape of Monaco in France, gazing up at the Leaning Tower in Pisa, walking through the ancient city of Pompeii, visiting St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, venturing up the Acropolis in Athens, venturing down the ancient streets of Ephesus, and praying at the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Comedy – There’s was a lot of friends that my brother and I met during that cruise. I was in heading into 10th grade and my brother 12th grade. Our group consisted of teens ranging from 9th grade to a drop out of college. So yeah, we were a bunch of “rowdy teens” roaming around an expansive luxury cruise ship, getting into all types of shenanigans. Going to shows, teen dance club every night, and goofing around at the midnight buffet. I remember laughing a ton everyday (and still do when I think about it). So there’s your comedy aspect.
Drama – While my brother and I made a lot of friends on this trip, there was drama on-board the cruise ship and it was teen drama (Ugh). Some petty, some big, some even involved the cruise ship’s security staff. It was like a soap opera….”Port of Call” or “Starboard” or “As the Ship Turns”.
Emotional – Even though I was 14, it was the first time I traveled aboard and I missed my parents (I was literally on the other side of the world and at first feared that something bad was going to happen to either me, my brother, my grandparents, or to my parents). Thus, I was a little “homesick” for the first two days. By the third day, I was a different person and completely enjoy the experience. In truth, I actually grew up (matured) throughout the course of the 12-day cruise. Also, on the last night of the cruise, our entire group of friends got together for one last “hurrah”. Throughout the night, our friends started to leave (disembarking the cruise ship started at 3 AM) and slowly our numbers started to dwindle down. In the end, there was 6 or 7 of us left and all of us went on the top deck and watched the sunrise over Istanbul (such a great memory). And then it was all over and the group dispersed after that.
Powerful Epilogue – This part is true (honestly) Several years later, my grandfather passed away and at his funeral, his grandchildren (myself, my brother, and my cousins) spoke about him. I talked about how he and my grandmother gave my brother and I the opportunity to go on this Mediterranean cruise. I talk about all the great and fond memories I had about this trip and said “It was the best time of my life” and then I turned to his casket and thanked him for it. And that would be a great way to end the movie
Who would direct it this movie? Steven Spielberg (it would be his swansong, so it would be a masterpiece)
Who would write this movie? (myself, and probably some high profile writers of Hollywood. I would want the best and brightest!)
Who would it star? (I really don’t know. Probably a mixture of popular and undiscovered teen stars. There would be a couple of A-list stars in the movie (Chris Pratt, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, etc.) as the side supporting characters or gratuitous cameo appearances . (example…George Clooney would be a bartender, Matt Damon would be the Captain of the cruise ship, Helen Mirren would be a flight attendant, Chris Pratt would be the wacky “American” tourist, Bradley Cooper would be a “Greek tour guide”, etc.). I would make a “Stan Lee” type cameo in the movie).
Dave Question #11
What’s an over-used line of dialogue or some other troupe that you wish would cease to exist forever?
“Selfie!” (I hate that)
MY NOMINEES & QUESTIONS
This is not SPAM or anything and its some not mandatory, but I hope that you 11 will do this as it will be insightful for your followers / readers and fun for you at the same time.
And now…My Question for the 11 nominees as follows
Favorite Movie of All Time?
Favorite Movie Scene?
Last Movie you saw in theaters?
If you had the chance to meet one actor or actress in real life….who would it be?
What was your favorite movie of 2015?
Star Wars or Star Trek?
When did you start blogging?
Why do you blog?
If you could visit any movie world in real life, what would it be?
What do you collect? Physical copy of movies or digital downloads?
What movie are you looking forward to seeing?
That’s about cover it all. Wow…that was lot to write about. Thanks for reading and thanks LazySundayMovies for giving me the chance to do this. And I hope that you 11 nominees do this!