Welcome everyone to my new feature on this blog brought to you by the one and only The Filmster. The Movie House Roundtable is where I invite fellow bloggers to talk about anything and everything about the film world.
This episode is called “The Pilot” much like a TV show the success of this first episode will determine the future for this feature, so please show support.
Now in this first episode I will ask a few fun questions to our guests and at the end you the reader will vote for who you thought gave the best answers.
Sounds like fun? Great, now lets introduce the guests…
I’m Mettel from Mettel Ray Movie Blogs and I originate from a small country of less than 1.3 million people called Estonia. My blog is my baby, I love writing and working with it, even though there’s no paycheck waiting for me in the end of the month.
Hi, I’m Andy and I’m from Chicagoland. I run a blog called Andy Watches Movies where I watched and reviewed 300 movies in 2012.
I’m Austin Bishop Bender from California. I run The Bishop Review, a website dedicated to reviewing all sorts of film, television and the occasional novel.
The Filmster: Awesome, I like to thank you guys for accepting and being at the roundtable today. Now lets get to the fun stuff here is my first question…
# 1 – This is a Role Playing Question: You are Quentin Tarantino and you want to make the next Muppet Movie. What is your pitch for the story?
I’m a gentleman so I will let the lady go first. Mettel…
Mettel: “I wanna take the retired muppets and I wanna give them revenge! Imagine, there are these muppets, old, grumpy, their manager is a d*ck, doesn’t know how things work, right.. he then seeks revenge but all hell brakes loose. It’s like Reservoir Dogs meets Pulp Fiction and instead of blood we’ll have poly-foam, a lot of it!!”
The Filmster: Poly-foam thats great. Andy your turn.
Andy: Since I’m Quentin Tarantino and I love being in my own movies, I would make the movie about me making a Muppet movie. I would buy the rights to the Muppet franchise and want to make all Muppet versions of my previous films and the Muppet cast would want to do parodies instead. After taking the job of converting all my films to Muppet versions, I would see how funny they could be and then go ahead with the spoofed versions.
The Filmster: Parodies I like that idea. Austin what do you have?
Austin: OK, you see the film starts with Kermit’s cousin Jules coming to town. With him, he brings along a case of mysterious origins of epic proportions. Now Ms. Piggy is interested to see what’s in the case, so she embarks on a 4 hour journey where she must beat the truth, and teeth, out of fellow Muppets and even a few humans.
The Filmster: Who wouldn’t love to watch Ms. Piggy go on a crazy rampage. Funny stuff, great answers from everyone. Now to the second question…
# 2 – Hollywood is making a movie about your life, what would it be about and who would you want to direct it?
Lets start with Andy this time.
Andy: It would be a time travel movie with me future-me trying to make present-me live a more exciting life because future-me knows they are going to make a movie of my life and I know how boring my life really is. Directed by Spike Jonze.
The Filmster: I love time travel movies and nice choice on the director. Austin tell us about your movie.
Austin: I would like the movie based on me to chronicle the beginning of my life as a review blogger. It would cover the first two years, which were filled with little activity and then the 6 months that followed, where more and more people found the site. Now this is a boring tale, so it would need the right director. That’s why I hope David Fincher would direct it. He’d be able to make it dark and violent, two things that it is not. Also, there would be a chance that Brad Pitt could play me, though quite a few years separate us and we’re of different ethnicity.
The Filmster: I must say who wouldn’t want to be played by Brad Pitt. Mettel, what do you have for us?
Mettel: It would be about a girl living a double reality. In the actual reality, she’s has few friends but she still spends most of her time in the Internet, in the dream-reality, she is popular and desired by many. When her dream-reality starts to take over, she slowly looses herself in the real reality, sleeps most of the day, doesn’t want to go out, in other words, her dreams become her reality. And there’s no surprise that I want Darren Aronofsky to direct it!
The Filmster: That would be an interesting movie especially if Aronofsky is behind it. I’m loving all the answers so far! Next question…
# 3 – If you were pulling off a heist, which 3 animated movie characters would you choose to help you on the job?
Austin let us hear it.
Austin: If I was to pull of a heist that required three animated characters, my first choice would be Percival C. McLeach from The Rescuers Down Under. He’s evil, unruly and hard to trust, but he’d be a valuable asset to our heist team. My second teammate would have to be Frozone from The Incredibles. His freezing powers would come in handy for break locks and other stuff as well as stopping Percival if he were to get out of control. The third animated character would have to be Prince Charming. Why? Because I might need someone to talk their way out. He’s also pretty handy with a sword and seems to kiss a lot of sleeping women. What does that last part have to do with anything? Nothing really.
The Filmster: Great choices especially Percival. Mettel who’s your guys?
Mettel: Woody from Toy Story, Sulley from Monsters, Inc. and Donkey from Shrek in case we get caught and we need somebody to talk us out of it, or distract the guards and let us escape.
The Filmster: Yea Donkey will definitely distract or more like annoy the guards. Good stuff, Andy what about you?
Andy: Remy the rat from Ratatouille so he could maneuver me but also communicate with all the other rats to help, Jessica Rabbit from Who Frame Roger Rabbit? as a scantily clad distraction, and Starscream from the Transformers animated movie because he’s a robot…in disguise!
The Filmster: Yes, a Transformer would be awesome on the job. Now the last question…
# 4 – What movie would you be embarrassed to tell the world you like?
Mettel, tell us your secret.
Mettel: Well it’s a trick question, isn’t it, I mean, I’m too embarrassed to tell the world about would indicate that I won’t tell what it is but alright: I actually enjoyed A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (2011) way too much for my age.. Like, embarrassing amount of much.
The Filmster: Hey your a girl and it is about Cinderella sooo I’ll let you slide on this one LOL. Andy give me something good.
Andy: I would never admit to anyone that I owned a copy of the dance battle epic, You Got Served, I would be too ashamed to tell everyone that I watched it three of four times.
The Filmster: Hey, Andy listen I too like a dance movie but I would never own one. You are much more braver than I am. Austin tell the world about your little secret.
Austin: Any recent Nic Cage movie, biggest one being Stolen. When Nicolas Cage stars in a movie, it’s typically good, but when Nic Cage is there, be ready for a ridiculous movie that no one admits to liking. I on the other hand will admit to the fact that I enjoyed Stolen despite the fact that it was very, very terrible. The poor acting and over the top story made for comedy gold. The only problem is people think I’m just as crazy as Nic for liking those films, so I have to be careful who to tell.
The Filmster: What happened to Nic Cage? It is embarrassing to like any of his movies these days.
There it is folks, vote below for who you thought gave the best answers and also drop a comment. I would like to thank again my guests…
Mettel from Mettel Ray Movie Blog
Andy from Andy Watches Movies
Austin from The Bishop Reviews
I’m The Filmster and this is The Movie House Roundtable until next time. Thanks for reading.