Random Factoid #76

12 10 2009

In the promotional campaign for the movie “Step Brothers,” most of the advertising featured Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in tacky family portrait photos in argyle sweater vests.  At a promotional screening for the movie, I was selected to participate in a trivia contest for prizes.  My question was … drumroll …

“What is Will Ferrell’s best Christmas movie?”

If you can’t answer that one, you need to spend more time at the movie theater.  I answered it correctly and won a “Step Brothers” T-shirt with argyle sweater print on the front.  I wear it around proudly much to my parent’s dismay.  It was even in my Facebook profile picture for a while.

Random Factoid #56

22 09 2009

I generally don’t like to clap at the end of movies.  If a movie is amazing like “The Dark Knight,” then I will be more than happy to clap until my hands fall off.  But unfortunately, peer pressure forces me into clapping for many movies that don’t deserve it, such as “Step Brothers”  (To defend myself from numerous friends who love that movie, I will only say that I enjoyed it but it doesn’t deserve my applause).  My general views on applause are that it is not a universally accepted behavior, and it often leads to awkward passing glances from other moviegoers exiting the theater that seem to say, “Didn’t I hear enough from you laughing your face off during the movie?”  They might read differently to other people who don’t laugh so loud or hard.

A random tidbit for the end: I have only applauded once during the middle of a movie aside from uproarious laughter, and that was for Jennifer Hudson’s glorious rendition of “I Am Telling You I Am Not Going” from “Dreamgirls.”