Beanie level: Errand boy

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Day 30: A Least Favorite Movie

So something I liked but didn’t necessarily love….Again, this is tough.

I’ll put The Princess and the Matchmaker (2018) here. It was a pretty cute film, but something was missing. Plus, the really dark sub-plot involving one of the potential suitors and his penchant for torture could be seen as jarring for this type of story.

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    Is that Lee Seunggi?

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    Is that what least favorite means? Strange. Although I can’t think of any other meaning for it. That makes it incredibly difficult to choose!

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      That’s how I interpret the word choice. If it was about a film I simply disliked, I think the category would be something like “A movie you disliked/hated/etc.” Instead, it said “Least Favorite.”

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    Hi! Where did you watch this? 🙂

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Day 29: A Favorite Remake
Hmmm….In the grand scheme of things, I haven’t watched a lot of movies and, of course, my mind goes blank at such moments. I can only think of the Judy Garland version of A Star is Born (1954). I saw the original 1937 film. Both are good. But the 1954 adaptation (for it is an adaptation more than a remake) had that extra something.

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Day 28: A Favorite Friendship in a movie
Frodo and Sam from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Anne and Diana from the television movie, Anne of Green Gables (1985).

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Day 27: A Favorite Classic Movie
A few titles: Goodbye Little Sheba (1952), Twelve Angry Men (1957), and A Patch of Blue (1965). I have others.

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Day 26: A Movie that is Your Guilty Pleasure

Without a doubt, that would be Cyborg (1989). There is the bad ’80s dialogue and not-so-great line delivery, but there are many things that I also enjoy about it. And there are some good dramatic moments in it as well (believe it or not). I’ve posted a pic from this science-fiction-action/dystopian film on my fan wall in the past, so I knew I had to highlight it one more time for the July movie challenge. LOL

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Day 25: A Favorite Hero
Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy

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    OMG YES.
    “By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!”

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Day 24: A Favorite Villain

Cruella De Vil from 101 Dalmations (1961) and Medusa from the Rescuers (1977)

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    I’m so sorry you had to experience this
    🙁 I hope it doesn’t ruin your love for the rest of the Dramabeans community, the content of the site, and the hard work that goes into keeping the site going

    It’s fine, you didn’t know anything, and you’ve pointed out that you don’t, and usually won’t, go out of your way to look into the personal life of celebrities you enjoy the work of, which I think is fine

    I’ve had some (not simply 1) not-so-good encounters with the same person (not going to call them a Beanie, because I believe that actual Beanies won’t go about attacking others) and I have since stopped responding to them about any and everything they post, respond to, and reply to for my own Fan Wall posts and for others. It’s just not worth it to engage in online conflicts where the other person doesn’t want to stop.

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      Thank you for your kind words. Disagreement is fine and should never be discouraged or censored. For the post in question, however, I believe that the words were written to antagonize.

      I still find myself censoring my opinions (on larger topics), especially since they are not always aligned with popular views. I worry about sharing certain thoughts. But in the case of dramas, movies, and music, I usually don’t worry as much. Once again, thank you. 🙂

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        You didn’t deserve that level of vitriol, and you made an honest assessment of the actor based on the knowledge you had. Also – in this particular case, it’s not as if were complicit in the actors behavior by enjoying their work. Granted I don’t have the full scope of the picture in regard to the controversy, but from what I do know and saw from your post, you did not do anything to elicit such a response.

        I’m truly sorry this happened to you. I’ve also had similar interactions. I’ve learned to ignore them since I’m only interested in debating opinions with people who choose to be civilized and not simply accusatory. Part of the appeal of this site is that it has been a safe space for discourse on a number of topics and ideas where disagreement is usually met with respect. Unfortunately we cannot choose who engages with us, but we can choose how to respond (or not respond).

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          Thank you for your kind words, and thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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            I’ve also had less than pleasant interactions with the individual in question…I’ve learned to avoid them since no good has come of those interactions. It’s best to ignore them since responding only leads to more baseless accusations.

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          I just realized that my post seems to be missing. I can only see the replies. I wonder what happened.

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Day 23: A Favorite Character from any Movie
Really like the character of Gordon Ralfe in a Patch of Blue (1965), played by Sidney Poitier.

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Day 22: The Most Underrated Movie

I am not a big movie watcher, so I don’t know if such categories as “most,” “least,” and “favorite,” really apply.

Anyway, I would put Unbreakable (2000) here. I believe that it is one of M. Night Shyamalan’s true gems.

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Day 21: The Most Overrated Movie

Please, don’t throw any tomatoes, stones, or whatever. But I would have to put Parasite (2019) in this category.

Now, I still think it is a good film, but I have my own thoughts regarding why it won the awards that it did. I won’t go into the why’s here. That could be saved for another discussion, if I decide to go into it.

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Day 20: A Favorite Actress

This would definitely be easier if I had to think of tv actresses….

Let’s see:

Alia Bhatt

Insert other names here because my mind has gone blank, lol.

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    Yesssssss!! I love her acting so muchhh

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    given current situation,
    reminds me of all those fans who want to overlook their fav’s nefarious deeds and still idolize them

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      I’m sorry, but I don’t follow celebrity news. I’ve seen Alia Bhatt in a couple of films and have liked her performances. If she has done something questionable, then I will have to check it out. I’m not among those who “overlook their fav’s nefarious deeds and still idolize them.” As I’ve written repeatedly, I don’t have fav’s and I don’t idolize celebrities.

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        for my clarification, should i interpret your statement as an opinion stating that no matter how wrong a celeb is (say rapist) but if you want to like them you should?

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Day 19: A Favorite Actor
Again–sorry for repeating this ad nauseum–I don’t necessarily have favorites. But to list a few names:

Hwang Jung-min
Akshay Kumar
Sidney Poitier
Insert other classic movie actors and a number of British and Irish actors. 😉

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    Akshay Kumar is my unofficial childhood Indian celebrity crush haha So many of his movies are favorites of mine

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    Sidney Poitier any day – I’ve not watched enough of his films!

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      “I’ve not watched enough of his films!”

      Neither of I. But I love him in what I have seen.

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I’ve fallen a little behind on the July Movie Challenge. I’ll be posting the ones I missed.

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Day 18: A Movie that Disappointed You the Most.
Hmmm…that would mean I would have to have had certain expectations to begin with; this is becoming less and less the case nowadays, lol.

I won’t say I was disappointed, but after watching Ophelia (2018), based on the eponymous novel by Lisa Klein, I couldn’t help but feel that the story was lifeless. It’s been a while since I read the book, but I do have the feeling that the latter told a richer and more complex story than what was portrayed on screen. Lifeless is all I can say. Sorry to those who might have liked it. I will say that the soundtrack is good. I’ve shared a couple of songs on my fan wall in the past.

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Day 17: The Best Movie You Saw During the Last Year
I’m not sure if it’s the best, but I really liked the Turkish version of Miracle in Cell No 7 (2020).

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Day 16: The Last Movie You Saw in Theaters

I honestly can\’t remember. It\’s been ages. And I never can find justification to go the theaters nowadays (I mean prior to the shut downs).

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Day 15: Least Favorite Book Adaptation
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010):

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    I think the BBC television series that aired in the ’80s captured the essence of the books much better. Especially the spiritual/religious components. The series only went up to the Silver Chair.

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    Ugh. This. And Prince Caspian. But more disappointment in this. Especially after they keep on saying “restoring the magic” on the teasers. Grrr. The cast was wasted, truly. Hoping for a better turn in the coming tv series.

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      There is going to be a tv series? I honestly don’t have high expectations for anything nowadays, but for reasons I won’t get into at this point.

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        Yep. I think Netflix is doing it.. So many upcoming series to look forward to. And most of them remakes of the adaptations gone bad – Chronicles of Narnia, Percy Jackson, The Last Airbender.. I heard there’s also a Lord of the Rings series coming. Kyaahhh!!! Crossing my fingers these will all be good and showing soon! 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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          “And most of them remakes of the adaptations gone bad…” LOL. I don’t think I have such faith.

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#30DayMovieChallenge.
Day 14: A Favorite Quote from Any Movie
I love these two from Baby Doll (1956):

“Don’t call yourself names. Let the other folks call you names.”

And

“You see, you’re my closest neighbor, and I believe in the good neighbor policy. You do me a good turn, and I’ll do you a good turn, Mr. Vaccaro. Tit for tat and tat for tit is the policy we live on. Yes, sir!”

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Another song from Karliene’s album, The Gloom. I keep thinking her songs somehow fit Itsokaytonotbeokay.

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Day 13: A Favorite Love Story
Untamed Heart (1993)

I read somewhere that the director of the film wanted the story to be a modern fairy tale. There definitely are elements that are questionable or require a suspension of disbelief, but overall, it’s a cute (and sad) film.

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