The Sunshine Award
A couple of bloggers, Jaina at Time Well Spent, and Ruth at Flixchatter kindly passed the Sunshine Award over to me. A nice gesture during summer.
Here are the rules:
1.) Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog.
2.) Link to the person who nominated you.
3.) Answer 10 questions about yourself (use these or come up with your own).
4.) Nominate 10 bloggers.
5.) Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
1.) Favorite actor/actress (who's not a household name yet)?
Juno Temple. I thought she held her own with other seasoned actors in Killer Joe (2011). I could see her becoming a household name in the next few years, maybe not in the same league as Carey Mulligan and Jennifer Lawrence, but probably a star that audiences recognize. She’s in her mid 20s now, so I see her getting a lot of roles.
Brit Marling is another I'm a fan of, although I think the roles she picks are mostly smaller indie films, I don’t see her becoming a big mainstream star. The same could probably be said for talented Felicity Jones, who features predominantly in smaller films.
2.) Favorite Animal?
Our family has nearly always had a dog, so I’ll have to say that. Not really familiar with other pets.
3.) Favourite Non-Alcoholic Drink?
Cherry Cola. Granted, Cherry Sprite tastes almost the same, the ingredients I suppose, but whatever.
4.) Favorite music?
In my early 20s I had phases when Fiona Apple, Garbage, Leonard Cohen, and Air were my favorites. The last year or two I’ve been listening quite a bit to The Cure, Fleetwood Mac and Neil Young.
5.) Favorite TV-show?
Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)
An oldie, but a goodie. Some of the dialogue I almost know off by heart.
6.) Favorite sport
I would say golf. I have played a bit in my 20s. Enjoy watching on TV, relaxing to listen to music at the same time, with the commentary muted.
7.) Movie most people love that I dislike
The Avengers (2012). It has a few jokes I liked, but I found it vastly overrated. Maybe there are too many superhero movies these days.
8.) Favorite short film?
Won Oscar for Best Short Film, Live Action. Never forgot it. From the director of Fish Tank (2009)
9.) My Passion.
At the moment, probably my blog.
10.) Favorite soundtrack from 2013?
Also my favorite film seen in cinema in 2013. I love the hauntedness of The Place Beyond The Pines. Unfortunately two of my favorites, Che (from the trailer), and Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing In The Dark (from a scene in the movie), were not included on soundtrack.
I prefer the 10 min youtube version of Mike Patton's Snow Angel.
A couple of favorites on the album are Fratres for Strings and Percussion - Arvo Part and, Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri by Ennio Morricone.
I'm passing the Sunshine Award to these great blogs. If I've linked to you below, you're next. Winners, remember it is strictly voluntary, so feel free to ignore this. I have picked blogs that I don't believe have been gifted the award so far.
Steven from Surrender To The Void
Shala from Life Between Films
Mette at Lime Reviews and Strawberry Confessions
Dan at Public Transportation Snob
Chip Lary from Tips from Chip
Steve Honeywell at 1001plus
Keith - from Obscurendure
Dusty at Playground of Doom