By Jordan and Eddie on 11/04/2014
We’ve been running this blog for coming up on 12 months now and it seems about right to let our readers out there know just a little bit more about us two Australian film-goers.
In the second of 2 installments, Jordan has been tasked below to answer 15 questions written by his co-blogger Eddie and hopefully it offers up a little insight into who we are no matter how trivial or silly the questions.
Enjoy the read and happy watching!
For Eddie’s questions and answers check in here
1. First movie you remember seeing at the cinemas?
The Lion King! I then saw it a couple of years ago when it was re-released in 3D and re-living the experience was fantastic. Those Hyenas in the elephant graveyard still scare me to this day.
2. You’re granted a 3 course meal of your choice what is it?
Steamed vegetables with pasta salad and a glass of Lemon Lime & Bitters followed by a medium-rare eye fillet steak with pepper sauce and a ginger beer, and sticky date pudding for desert, savoured with a double-shot latte. Not that I think about it often.
3. Movie you’ve watched more than any other?
Without a doubt: The Usual Suspects. It’s my favourite movie and has been ever since I first hired it out as a 12 year old, and I can now quote it word for word. Toy Story 2, Clerks, The Searchers and Resident Evil would round out the diverse top 5.
4. Favourite actor?
How could it not be Bruce Campbell?! He has charm and smarm in equal measure and I made it a mission of mine in college to watch every movie he’s appeared in. If I’m in the mood for drama though, it would have to be the Late, great artist Dennis Hopper, and as far as actresses go: Milla Jovovich all the way.
5. Least favourite actor?
Christian (if I dramatically lose weight or speak like I have a sore throat maybe people will notice me) Bale.
6. Your sport of choice?
There is no question that the greatest sport on earth is AFL (Australian Football League), and that despite recent history the Richmond Tigers are the strongest, boldest and most traditional club. I’m also partial to a bit of Ultimate Frisbee and Disc Golf… maybe it’s a Tassie thing.
7. Your favourite TV show?
Seinfeld still reigns supreme, but in the last couple of years I’ve managed to embrace nostalgia and plough through all aired episodes of the great pirate adventure One Piece (628 with still no end in sight) which boasts a sense of escapism and adventure that dwarfs the competition.
8. Dream job?
A clichéd suspense novelist; living in a large cabin nestled by a secluded lake and writing out of love for the medium. I realise this is often the setting for horror films, but I think that would only add to the urgency in my stories.
9. Coffee, addicted or not?
I average around 5 or 6 a day, plus the occasional V, but addicted is a pretty strong word…
10. Board game of choice?
The At the Movies board game got a good workout until people would refuse to play with me once I’d memorised all the answers, so now it’s the strategic game of trading and settlement, Catan.
11. All-time favourite video game?
Resident Evil 4. I also believe it to be the best game ever made from a purely technical perspective and anyone who knows me knows my affiliation towards this franchise. As far as multiplayer games go it would be a tie between the Super Smash Bros. titles (playing as the ever-underrated Ness) and Time Splitters: Future Perfect, and the sense of adventure with a dark hue that The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess offers ensures it’s my favourite of that beloved franchise and in my top games also.
12. Your ideal holiday?
I’ve never been there, but for the melding of cultures and iconic buildings and locations I’d love to spend a month in New York. As far as places in Tassie go though, It’s hard to go past the picturesque Cradle Mountain.
13. Which director has affected you more than any other?
Stanley Kubrick. He created a classic in every genre he tackled and opened my eyes to the power that can lie within a perfectly constructed frame.
14. Pizza of choice?
Large BBQ meatlovers with stuffed crust… or hot dog crust if available.
15. Alright the big question – how many DVDS/Blu Rays would you say you have in your collection?
As counted on the 9th of April… 960. I need to stop collecting books now and grab the next 40 I want ASAP!