Tommy W. Metz, III

Code Name(s): Tommy Handsome III; Thomas PantsFancy III; Snarky McNeedy; Capt. DaddyPleaseLoveMe

Film Professional, Film Critic, or Film Fan: Part-time Film Professional, Full-Time Film Provocateur (I don’t know what words mean)

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3 Movies You Love

  • BRAZIL
  • GOODFELLAS
  • HEAVENLY CREATURES
  • THE BREAKFAST CLUB

NOTE: I gave 4 options instead of 3; that makes me the “bad boy” of the group

3 Movies You Hate

  • TRANSFORMERS 2: REVENGE OF THE WHO F*#KING GIVES A S#!^
  • WITH HONORS (wait, with Joe Pesci? Who remembers that film? I DO, AND IT WAS TERRIBLE!)
  • PROMETHEUS (so much promise, so many easily-fixed, stupid decisions)

A Director You Love & Your Favorite Film of Theirs

Paul Thomas Anderson; THERE WILL BE BLOOD

A Screenwriter You Love & Your Favorite Film of Theirs

Aaron Sorkin; THE SOCIAL NETWORK/A FEW GOOD MEN (Bad Boy of the group!)

Indiana Jones films in order from best to worst

  • INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE
  • INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (Kate Capshaw aside)
  • RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (I don’t bow down to classics)
  • INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL DISASTER (great opening, terrible follow-up sequences , ridiculous monkey-tree-sequence that haunts my nightmares, and the aliens teach the villain so much that her head turns into sparks, spoiler alert. So dumb.)

Star Wars Viewing Order Preference

Gotta be honest, I don’t have any excitement in re-watching any of these films. Weird, right? Apparently, I’m emotionally Amish. I often love sci-fi, but these films (past childhood) have no hold over me. My heart is dead. That being said:

  • The Empire Strikes Back (in college, I was shocked how well this film works)
  • Return of the Jedi (as a kid; not sure how it holds up)
  • Don’t care much about the rest. The three prequels were about as fun as watching a movie about the litigation of the Stamp Act.

Steven Spielberg or Stanley Kubrick?

Spielberg.

RomCom or Horror?

Horror all the way. JACOB’S LADDER is my favorite horror film of all time for reasons I find interesting, and prolly no one else will.

What film makes you want to punch cinema in the face?

Past my aforementioned “hated films” above, either PATCH ADAMS or LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL.

Baseball, Boxing, Baseball Movies, or Boxing Movies?

None of the above. My version of sports movies (movies involving a genre/trope that take over the film as a whole) are films involving courtrooms, submarines, haunted houses/asylums, or military basic training camps. Such a weird answer, but it’s true.