I've been a Spillio lurking for a year and a bit after first enjoying the video review for "Vampires Suck"... I don't mind saying it, I listen to just about everything posted, thought not always necessarily with my full attention.
I've been an activist and am still a writer, and one day perhaps I'll finish my fantasy book series to a state I'm happy with. If all projects are abandoned rather than completed, I'm not ready to let go yet.
All Time Favorite Movies:
Episode 4-6 of Star Wars, circa 1986 VHS version:
I love many movies, but these films in particular proved to many that film is the new cultural zeitgeist, the
without the additional content that has since re-sold it.
Also: Terminator 1 & 2, Alien & especially Aliens, Predator, Full Metal Jacket, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Transformers the Movie (I mean the cartoon version from the eighties, there was something very special about that film. One of the first I saw in the theater alone, and I don't mind telling you tears were shed when Prime bought it.
I think good stories in general are where you find them, and are worth re-telling in their original form. Variations on the Monomyth that Joseph Campbell speaks of, the Hero's Journey, are worth exploring as a way of learning about each others' perspectives, and ourselves.
All Time Worst Movies:
Anything that cynically corrupts or misrepresents an intellectual property without any original contribution kind of pisses me off.
I think of Bill Hicks telling the advertising guys in the audience to kill themselves, and it's not much of a stretch for me to think that it's this type of mindset, looking at the dollar of getting someone in the theater rather than actually caring about providing a meaningful experience.
Favorite Actors or Actresses:
Bruce Campbell is the man. Seriously, you have to give him props, he works hard for his acting dollar and pays extreme dividends in sheer comedic effort.
Charlize Theron is amazing, not just saying that because I'm a straight dude with a pulse, but also I find her comedic timing is spot-on (if you haven't seen her interview with Zach Galifianakis on his "Between Two Ferns" show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83I_rQUbw8c) Totally deserves the Oscar in my opinion.
Ridley Scott, the Coen brothers, Paul Verhoeven, Quentin Tarantino, Sam Raimi, Richard Linklater, David Fincher's earlier work, same with James Cameron.