jordan and i love to go the movies on sundays. actually, jordan and i love going to the movies every day, but sunday evening is an especially wonderful time to go as it is one more time to relax before the work week begins. this past sunday, we saw an excellent spanish movie called elsa & fred. what a sweet film! it is the love story between 82-year-old elsa and her 78-year-old neighbor, alfredo. despite my difficulty in understanding elsa (a combination of her argentinean accent and her mumbling) i cried three time.
and in honor of elsa & fred, here are my answers to yah's movie meme:
1. The last movie you saw in a theatre, and current-release movie you still want to see:
umm, see above. i just checked the other moview currently playing in quito and there really is nothing else i really want to see. i usually try to see all of the movies out that are in spanish, but the only other one is rosario tijeras, a colombian movie which seems a little violent for me. but who knows? i'll porbably end up seeing it this coming sunday.
2. The last movie you rented/purchased for home viewing:
un dia sin sexo, a light peruvian comedy and (i am quite embarassed to admit), john tucker must die. since we don't have cable, which means we only get four spanish channels, a stupid american teen flick is sometimes necessary for mindless viewing.
3. A movie that made you laugh out loud:
the daytrippers. every time i see this movie it seems funnier than the last time i saw it. if you are a parker posey fan, a liev schreiber fan, a stanley tucci fan, or just grew up in suburban new york this movie is a must. but you have to watch it at least 3 times. trust me, it's worth it.
4. A movie that made you cry:
once again, see the beginning of this post.
5. A movie that was a darling of the critics, but you didn't think lived up to the hype:
i'm pretty easy to please, so usually it is the opposite, where the critics hate it, but i kind of like it (see next question). that said, crash did not deserve best picture. i liked it, just not in a "this is the bext film i've seen all year" kind of way.
6. A movie that you thought was better than the critics:
the last one i saw and really liked was quinceañera. i admit it wasn't the best, but i thought it was cute and i like how it addressed gentrification in echo park. plus. the grandfather's garden was super cool.
7. Favorite animated movie:
triplets of belville.
8. Favorite Disney Villain:
i love cruella deville. i love her black and white hair and her sultry walk. but my favorite part of 101 dalmations is a tie between the part where the dog owners and their look-alike dogs walk by the window of the guy's apartment and the tv ad for dog food the puppies watch after they are kidnapped.
9. Favorite movie musical:
hmmmm...i think i'll have to go with annie. that movie totally reminds me of my childhood. as does the old videotape of my brother and i singing songs from it, which included me yelling at him when he doesn't let me take lead.
10. Favorite movies of all-time (up to five).
In no particular order
2. cinema paradiso
3. harold & maude
4. chungking express
5. a christmas story
i'm not tagging anyone specific, but i love reading about movies almost as much as i like watching them so please play along!