For director Peter Berg, whose credits include Friday Night Lights, Hancock and the new film Battleship — in theaters now — the movie he can’t get enough of is Milos Forman’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
For writer-director Dustin Lance Black, whose credits include Milk, J. Edgar, andhis new film, Virginia (now out in theaters), the movie he can’t get enough of is Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally.
For actor Donald Faison, whose credits include Clueless, Remember the Titans,the TV shows Scrubs and The Exes, the movie he could watch a million times isStar Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. “I want to say I saw it at the movie theaters 30 times,” Faison says.
For writer-director Kasi Lemmons, whose credits include Eve’s Bayou, The Caveman’s Valentine and Talk to Me, the movie she could watch a million times is John Carney’s musical Once. “I was so taken by the filmmaking,” Lemmonssays.
For actress Regina King, whose credits include Jerry Maguire and Ray, and who currently stars on the TNT TV show Southland, the movie she could watch a million times is The Sandlot.
For actress Kristen Bell, whose credits include the TV show Veronica Mars, the films Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Hit and Run, which opened in theaters this weekend, the movie she could watch a million times is the comedy Wet Hot American Summer. “It’s basically about one crazy summer of everybody trying not to get killed,” Bell says.
(In no particular order)
- American Horror Story (The more gruesome the better)
- Enlightened (I never would’ve imagined a series where Laura Dern and Mike White are the main protagonists fighting corrupt, corporate America)
- Veep (The best written profanity I have ever seen… or heard)
- Being Human (The UK version, because why would you want to watch an American remake of anything, I mean really, that question is rhetorical)
- Teen Wolf (It’s very cheesey, and the acting is mostly terrible, but it is still highly entertaining)
- Parks and Recreation (I know, I’m very late to the game)
- The Newsroom (This show makes me feel smarter than I probably am)
- The Walking Dead (I love seeing blood and guts while I eat dinner)
- Young Justice (Because I am still a child at heart. And did anyone else notice the Doctor Who reference in that one episode?)
- Legend of Korra (How could I not watch the follow up to Avatar: The Last Airbender)
- Regular Show (Random shit happening to a couple of morons working at a public park, what’s not to love?)
I think that’s it. But I watch a lot of TV so I might be forgetting some. Ah well.
On his last day hosting weekends on All Things Considered, Guy Raz tells us about the movie that he could watch a million times, Richard Linklater’s School of Rock.
For writer and producer Glen Mazzara, whose credits include the TV shows The Shield, Hawthorne, and the AMC zombie hit The Walking Dead, where he serves as show runner as well as executive producer, the movie he could watch a million times is Ridley Scott’s Alien.
The movie that actor-writer-director Alex Karpovsky, whose credits include the television show ”Girls,” and the films’ ”Rubberneck” and ”Red Flag” — currently in theaters and on VOD — could watch a million times is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Punch Drunk Love.