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Life, Love and the Movies Blogathon

Life, Love and the Movies Blogathon is hosted by My Film Views and Karamel Kinema. Click the banner for instructions! It's actually a great way to know where the love for movies came from, and at the same time, to know more about the bloggers who participate. 


1. What was the first movie you saw in the cinema and what do you remember about that visit?
When I was a child, I didn't live in an area where there is a decent cinema, so I watched most movies on VHS tapes. My first recollection of watching in the cinema was Charlie's Angels. I was 9 that time, and thought that all that was awesome. Obviously now I was wrong, but it makes for a great popcorn flick. 

2. Are there any movies you have very strong memories of which are not because of the movie (for example something which happened at the time you were watching it)?
During my childhood, I would watch The Parent Trap on a daily basis because it was my sister's favorite movie. It became very repetitive to a point that we hid the tape and told her we lost it. 

3. Which movies had a big impact on you and changed a (small) part of your view on life?
Schindler's List,  and recently Blackfish.

4. Do you have any comfort movies which you return to because you are in a specific mood (for example if you are feeling down/nursing a heartbreak)
I actually have a lot. Some that come to mind are Adventureland, Bridget Jones's Diary, Date Night and the Lord of the Rings trilogy (but more on the second and third films). 

5. If a movie would be made about your life, what type of movie would it be and who would you like to portray you?
It's a cross between comedy and drama; there are fun moments, and there are the humanizing moments. I'd like Mia Wasikowska or Mindy Kaling (or a mix of both actresses) to portray me, and for a possible love interest, I'd like it to be Chris Hemsworth. That guy is seriously charismatic. 

6. Which existing movie best represents you?
Before Sunrise. Not the whole Jesse and Celine falling in love part, but the moment where their lives were.

7. If you knew you would die tomorrow, what would be the last movie you would want to see?

8. If you can spend your life working in the film industry, what would you be and why? (you know, director, producer, actor, cinematographer, costume designer, sound designer etc?)
I would like to be a screenwriter/director. I like putting stories together, and envisioning it come together. Plus, you get to make the call because it's your story to tell.


1. Did you ever have a first kiss with someone while at the cinema and if so which movie was playing?

2. What is your favorite movie relationship and why?
Jesse and Celine from the Before Trilogy. I like how different they are from each other that they don't get tired of knowing more about their partner.

3. When did your love for movies start and how has it grown?
The love for movies runs in the family; I grew up alongside people who also loved movies hence, it's always been a family affair. Movies have always been a family affair, and its grown pretty much since my cousins grew old enough for me to tag along with them to the cinema.

4. If you have to choose one film to watch with your loved one, what would it be and why?
This is tough, but I think I'll go with Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. It's a beautiful movie, and it serves as a reminder that something comes out from every relationship.

5. If you can choose one character from a movie to be your significant other who would it be and why?
Mark Darcy from the Bridget Jones movies. He's not into romantic gestures, but there are moments that he makes up for his mistakes.

6. What was the first movie that made you fall in in love with film and cinema?
My Life Without Me. It opened doors to movies that are not just blockbusters. 

7. How did your passion for movies turn you into a movie blogger?
Movies are a big part of my life. I keep a (now defunct) personal blog but I kept on writing about movies, so I transitioned to keeping a movie blog.

8. What is your favorite date from a movie?
Is Before Sunrise considered a movie date? If not, then the paintball date in 10 Things I Hate About You


  1. Great answers! I like that you included Blackfish as a film that recently moved you. It certainly moved me as well. (and I've just spent the past 30 mins reading documents The Orca Project has posted)

    1. I usually don't watch documentaries, but that one has opened my eyes and I really hope people involved do something significant to address the problem.

  2. So you grew up on VHS mostly...nice. Can imagine that Charlie's Angels seems awesome at that age. Have to admit though I still enjoy seeing it. Have not seen The Parent Trap, but hiding the tape? Wow, did she ever find out?
    Those two movies, Schindler's List and Blackfish do have a lot of impact. Nice pick for Before Sunrise representing your point in life. Never seen A Single Man...still meaning to check that one out.

    Another vote for Jesse and Celine! Also chosen it. My Life Without Me I heard interesting things about, but have not seen it yet. Great choices!

    1. Charlie's Angels is still a great popcorn flick, although I haven't seen it for quite some time. The tape showed up a couple of months later (and we eventually told her what we did). I've seen that movie so many times that some of the dialogue is permanently embedded in my mind!

  3. Mark Darcy from Bridget Jone's is just... beautiful. "I like you, just as you are." Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a perfect choice too!

    1. I like how Mark Darcy is well put all the time and yet he's very awkward around Bridget; it's like she has a certain effect on him. And that line was flawless.

  4. LOVE your ESOTSM mention, and I also love that the love of movies is in your family. That is such a beautiful love to pass along and one I hope to instill in my kids.

    And I shamelessly love Charlie's Angels...but not the sequel :-P

    1. I hope I get to pass on the love of movies to my future kids as well. Charlie's Angels is a good popcorn flick, but the sequel was just horrible.

  5. I can't even imagine a mix of Mia Wasikowska and Mindy Kaling, ahha.
    I used to watch The Patent Trap all of the time. I feel for your sister. I would like to think you never told her about the VHS, and this is some sort of dark family secret.

    1. Both of them are great actresses - I guess it will be difficult to put them two together.


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