Sunshine Blogger Award

I was just nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Reviews by Rhiannon.

Thank you! Rhiannon reviews both film and TV.  I’m not caught up on the new Poldark series as they haven’t been airing yet here in the US.  Rhiannon is lucky as she’s already been watching and reviewing each episode of Season 2 on her blog.  I’ve been avoiding reading your posts yet Rhiannon as I don’t want any spoilers!

The Sunshine Blogger Award is a chain-letter project to recognize and celebrate fellow bloggers.

Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Make 11 new questions
  • Nominate 11 bloggers you enjoy and think deserve the award

 

These are my answers to the questions Rhiannon sent me:

Who would you choose to play you in a film of your life?  

I’m not British, but I love Emma Thompson.  Just saw her again in Bridget Jones’s Baby and I’ve always loved her no nonsense wit.  Plus, she wrote and got an Oscar for Sense and Sensibility, a movie I always have to stop and watch if I come across it on cable TV.  She’s just the best.

emma

Would you prefer to watch a film or TV series?

I go back and forth, but right now I’m on more of a film kick.  I enjoy a good binge watch of series, too.  Latest binges were Stranger Things and Transparent (and I heartily recommend both).

What was the last film you watched?

The Malayalam film ABCD:  American-Born Confused Desi with Dulquer Salmaan.  It was pretty funny, but I didn’t get some of the Kerala specific political humor.

If you could only watch films by one actor/actress for the rest of your life, who would it be?

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That’s easy.  Shahrukh Khan.  He’s made over 70 films, so I’d have quite a variety!

Which country/place have you always wanted to visit but never have?

I think readers of my blog could guess my answer.  I’ve never been to India, but I would really love to go.  The problem is I want to go everywhere:  Dehli, Mumbai (Mannat!), the mountains in Shimla, Kerala, and on and on.  Will have to go multiple times, I guess!

What would be your perfect day off?

Watching movies, of course!

If you were to make a feature film, what genre would it be/what would it be about?

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Well, I’ve actually already been involved in the making of a feature film!  My husband and I were executive producers of a Rom Com set in Brooklyn that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of 2016.  Our friend Tahir Jetter, who we met at Sundance a few years back, asked for our help in getting his debut feature film made, and I’m really proud of How To Tell You’re A Douchebag.  I’m not sure I ever imagined I would produce an African-American romantic comedy, but it’s pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.  Seeing my name up on the screen at Sundance was like a dream come true.

Check it out on iTunes and Amazon or BET.

Do you prefer the city or the country?

I’m totally a suburban girl.

Would you rather watch a film alone, with family, or with friends?

Watching with friends or family is always better, but I’ve been going to films alone for decades.  I don’t need a companion to enjoy myself, but it’s more fun to watch a comedy with friends.

Is there any film or film genre you hate/can’t bear to watch?

Those torture porn horror flicks.  I have never seen one of the Saw movies, and I won’t ever either, if I can help it.

What is your favorite film?

This is hard for me, because I have many favorites, and it depends on my mood of the moment.  Probably my all-time favorite Hollywood film is the classic His Girl Friday with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell.  “Oh, Hildy.”  “Oh, Walter!”

But my favorite film that I watch over and over is DDLJ – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Bravehearted Wins The Bride).  I can’t even count how many times I’ve watched this Hindi classic.  It’s the film that I watched on Netflix (since you like romantic films, you might enjoy…..) and made me fall in love with Shahrukh Khan, and Indian Cinema.  Since I watched it a little over two years ago, I’ve seen almost 300 Indian films, and 50 Shahrukh Khan films alone.  There’s a reason this film has played for over 20 years at a theater in Mumbai!!

 

 

Bonus question (that Rhiannon answered, but did not ask me.)

What is your favorite childhood film and why?  

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.  It’s just magical.  And it’s Dick Van Dyke. Do you know how happy this recent video made me?  In a Denny’s!

 

Below are the people I nominate for this award because I enjoy reading what they write (and I’m interested in their answers). Check their blogs out!

Don’t Call It Bollywood

Access Bollywood

Jay at Assholes Watching Movies

Screen Zealots

CharandtheWeb

Life With Bollywood

Monika Sulik

Being Prateek Naik

RJ Reed Films

The Cinema Station

Jinse Max Blog

 

 

And your questions are:

  1. Who would you choose to play you in a film of your life?
  2. What is your favorite childhood film and why?
  3. What was the last film you watched?
  4. If you could only watch films by one actor/actress for the rest of your life, who would it be?
  5. Which country/place have you always wanted to visit but never have?
  6. What would be your perfect day off?
  7. If you were to make a feature film, what genre would it be/what would it be about?
  8. You have the chance to interview five people from any aspect of films and filmmaking, dead or alive, who would you pick?
  9. Would you rather watch a film alone, with family, or with friends?
  10. Is there any film or film genre you hate/can’t bear to watch?
  11. What is your favourite film?

 

I like to participate in these kind of chain posts, because I like learning more about fellow bloggers, beyond our normal review posts.  Thank you for reading and to my followers.

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5 thoughts on “Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. reviewsbyrhiannon September 26, 2016 / 10:14 am

    Emma Thompson is great and so talented! Also so cool you made a film, it must have been so fun to do. I shall definitely try and have a look at it 🙂 Also you’ll love Poldark when you get to see it, it’s been good so far!

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  2. Jay September 26, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Thanks, hun. Mighty kind.
    Some answers:

    Who would you choose to play you in a film of your life? Jack Black.

    What is your favorite childhood film and why? Labyrinth. Love the songs, still know them by heart. Always mesmerized by Bowie.

    What was the last film you watched? The Meddler

    If you could only watch films by one actor/actress for the rest of your life, who would it be?
    I don’t know. Probably not necessarily by my favourites – but someone with huge output!

    Which country/place have you always wanted to visit but never have?
    Nothing in particular. I want to go everywhere.

    What would be your perfect day off?
    Spa day.

    If you were to make a feature film, what genre would it be/what would it be about?
    Oh something very indie and stream of consciousness

    You have the chance to interview five people from any aspect of films and filmmaking, dead or alive, who would you pick?
    Silent film makers – it would be great to hear their voice.

    Would you rather watch a film alone, with family, or with friends?
    with people for sure.

    Is there any film or film genre you hate/can’t bear to watch?
    I’m not a big fan of horror but I don’t hate it and make exceptions when it’s exceptional.

    What is your favourite film?
    I could never bear to pick just one!

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    • moviemavengal September 26, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      Thanks, Jay! Enjoyed reading your answers. I’m much older than you. Labyrinth came out in college for me — still love it, and Bowie was awesome.

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