My buddy and fellow blogger, Jonathan Cardwell (Twitter @jonny_c85) answered some questions and proposed I do the same. Here are my responses;
1.What is your favourite childhood film and why?
A genuinely tough question to answer. I have so many childhood memories entwined with movies. You know what kids are like, they can watch films five times a day for a month, then move on to the next one.
If I had to choose, I’d probably say Return of the Jedi. A film that I would rent from the video shop every time I stayed over at my grandparent’s house. A film that kept my love of Star Wars burning when the embers around had gone out in all but true nerd core culture until the Special Editions were released in 1997. A film that still gets better with every watch.
2. What is your favourite film of the year so far and why?
I have seen four Five Star films released in 2016. They’re pretty damn diverse too.
- Captain America: Civil War
- Sing Street
- The Nice Guys
- The Jungle Book.
I’d say Captain America is my favourite though. You know I’m a big Captain America nut and a couple of small problems aside, I absolutely loved this.
3. Which is your social media of choice – Facebook or Twitter? And why?
Twitter is my favourite. Where else can you interact with artists whose work you adore?
4. What is your favourite season and why?
Autumn. I’m quite a fan of nature and finding beauty in it. The colours this time of year are stunning and the wildlife is pretty damn active too. Cold nights are drawing in, you can layer up. I love everything about it.
5. What is your favourite television series and why?
The Office: an American Workplace. Though there are many other shows I love, this is the one I can put on at any time and laugh my ass off at, complete with an adorable and perfectly executed cast of characters.
Close favourite, The Simpsons had a great run of 8 consecutive seasons of gold (seasons 3-10,) but its gone way off the reservation since the turn of the century.
6. Which would you prefer and why- dream job set for life or travel the world (two years max)?
Dream job, although I’m still not sure what that would be. Probably a toy shop that I’m not financially dependant on.
7. You have the chance to interview five people from any aspect of films and film-making, dead or alive, who would you pick?
- Steven Spielberg (greatest director ever- no arguments)
- Walt Disney
- Jack Nicholson
- Kathleen Kennedy
- Jim Henson
8. What is your favourite film genre?
Due to the impact on my life, of films like Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner, Alien, the Thing, Back to the Future etc it has to be science fiction.
9. What is your least favourite film genre?
Don’t even have to think about this one; Westerns. There are a few a really like, but the genre as a whole I just find dour. I blame having to study the Searchers at A-Level Media Studies.
10. What 2016 film release are you looking forward to the most before the year ends?
Definitely Rogue One. So damn excited for this one.
11. Which character is your favourite, Han Solo or Indiana Jones?
This is a very tough question for me. A true child of the 80s, I worshipped both of these guys.
I’d say Indiana Jones though. As a child I used to go on adventures as Indy-Ian Nesbit. With my satchel full of supplies I’d go off into the garden in search of ancient McGuffins. My mum said she once looked out of the kitchen window to see my traversing across the top of the climbing frame; probably ready to take on an imaginary Mola Ram.