1. If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
And, of course, the answer is You've Got Mail. Doy.
2. Let’s say someone wrote a screenplay about you; what actor/actress would you choose to play you and why?
Ginnifer Goodwin. Why? Because I get to choose! And she is just so cute and she would make me look like somuchfun.
3. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in theaters?
I remember that our family went to the $1 theater in Wichita to see Never Ending Story 2. I don't recall much about the film but I do know that I was just blown away by the size of everything. Everything seemed enormous when I was a kid. Going to The Warren still makes me feel that way, like watching movies is an event and not some mundane activity designed to entertain you for a few hours and capitalize on popcorn. Popcorn, by the way, is the cheapest snack on the whole planet and they can sell a bucket of it with a soda for $6? I don't know how they do it.
4. Did you ever make out at the back of a movie theater in middle school/high school?
You underestimate the town I grew up in. We did have a theater but it was a deserted wreck until I was about 17 and they renovated it. Also my answer for Ginnifer Goodwin might have given you the impression that I was the type of person that people wanted to make out with in middle school/ high school.
5. Are you a Netflix-er, Blockbuster-er or a Redbox-er? (Or none of the above?)
I love Netflix because I can basically* get any movie I want. Including HappyThankYouMorePlease which I am only interested in because Jaymay provided the soundtrack so I can't imagine that I'll be disappointed (also I only just now watched the trailer and now there are actually a lot of reasons why I can't imagine that I'll be disappointed).
The only time I have ever appreciated Redbox was when I had a spare dollar and nothing to do that night and so I browsed the little machine and decided to take a chance on Catfish which I am still carrying on about as one of the best films I've seen this year.
*I still can't see Bird by Bird With Annie. It is in my queue, so Netflix knows that it exists and that I want to see it, but they don't have it for me, yet. I keep seeing it on Amazon but I don't want to pay full-price for a documentary that I may watch one time. Not that it wouldn't make sense to have in my collection.
6. Name one actor/actress who you would give anything to have a dinner date with.
Well, I can't say that I care to have a dinner date with any actor for the sake of having dinner with an actor. I don't know, I'd rather have dinner with an author or an artist that I admire. Not that actors aren't artists--I am learning that as I grow older, I'm getting better at seeing the art in performance. But even still, all I know about these people is whether or not they are attractive. I spend plenty of time with attractive people. I'd rather have dinner with someone that I know that I could have a conversation with. Do you know what I mean?
7. What’s the worst movie you’ve ever seen?
Oh, there have been some doozies. I can't think of them at all right now, though. I know this isn't the worst movie I've ever seen but this summer we went to see The Other Guys and I absolutely hated it. But I was also two beers and a xanax down and the movie started at 10:00 pm. I just wanted to be out of that place.
I promise that I am not an abuser of substances.
8. Do you sneak snacks into the theater when you go?
I used to sneak snacks in until one afternoon when I went to see The Grudge and sat behind a woman who pulled out a tupperware container of pasta salad and started going to town. Now I don't sneak anything in. I simply supply my own Reece's Pieces.
9. Movie theater popcorn: love or hate it?
Love. It. Don't put extra butter on it, though, it comes in a friggin' pump!
10. What is the all-time best Disney movie in your opinion?
Disney movie? Up was sweet. And made me never want to get married or fall in love ever in my whole life. Let me do research... yes. Disney Pixar. So that counts. I feel like I should have picked something much older but the truth is that I don't really watch animated movies. I know that I should, though, because they're really, really good lately (maybe they were always good but I'm a grown up now) and everyone gasps when I say that I haven't seen Despicable Me yet.