Today I’m really excited to introduce a redblog commenter who goes by “Dianalrosa.” She’s been leaving thoughtful comments on the site for a full year (that’s what we like, folks!) and is our first featured Reader Who Rocks from Puerto Rico. Yes, redbox kiosks are all over the place down south in that beautiful U.S. territory. So let’s give her a big hand and learn more…
Posts as (username): dianalrosa (creative, huh?)
Location: Puerto Rico
Occupation: Civil Engineer
Thanks for joining us, Diana! I’m excited because you’re our first Reader Who Rocks from Puerto Rico. Don’t you feel famous? Yes? Good. Next time I come to visit (I’ve been to San Juan, but my stay was much too brief), I will look you up, OK? So tell me, when did you start using redbox, how did you find out about us, and how close is the redbox you usually go to?
I’ve been using redbox for more than a year, a friend told me about the redboxes, and the $1 per night was quite an attractive offer. Since a couple months ago, I finally have redbox at the supermarket I visit, five minutes from my house.
What kind of experience do you like or hope to have when you watch a movie?
I like to be swept away, to be involved in the plot, no matter the genre. I love the escapism movies provide, to walk away from everything for two hours to live something else, that’s great.
Also, most of the time I go in and I can’t help noticing the score and the songs in a film, that’s the one point that makes me love the movie, or completely write it off.
What do you wish there was less of in films today?
Think movies execs will ever stop turning every book into a movie? Don’t they have people that can come up with great scripts on their own, and not just because they read a certain book??? More imagination, less copying.
I’m with ya, sister. So what determines whether or not you want to see a movie? Reviews, word of mouth, trailers, subject, cast, director?
All of the above! I read reviews, word of mouth works fine, too. The hype most films get on the web, well, that puts them on my radar.
If you could own one prop from any movie in the world, what would you want to snag?
I always wanted the DeLorean, it was so cool at the time…
I feared this question, because I’ve had plenty opportunities to see movie stars and I’ve never paid any attention to them. As I told you, I live in Puerto Rico, and there are plenty movies that have been filmed here: from Captain Ron to Assassins to Amistad, and some recent movies like A Perfect Getaway, Men Who Stare at Goats, The Losers, The Rum Diary… I remember seeing Johnny Depp daily in the papers, sometimes greeting fans, but never did it occurred to me to go do the same, so, my bad, OK.
Actually, my husband did run into Chris Evans at a pub, and he didn’t recognize him!!! So I should probably keep my mouth shut about how many times we have watched The Fantastic Four in my house…
Whoa, I can’t believe you didn’t stalk Johnny Depp. You are a stronger woman than I am, that’s for sure. But I included a picture from The Rum Diary in this post to make you feel better (and in case the rest of you are wondering, it will be released September 24 and we’ll write more about it here on redblog as its debut gets closer). OK, now here’s the big question: what five movies would you want on a deserted island?
Can I count the trilogy of Lord of the Rings as one??? If I have to pick just one, it will be The Return of the King. I will need something musical, so I’ll take Mamma Mia! over Across the Universe just because it’s so much funnier. For romance I’ll take The Bridges of Madison County, I prefer romantic tragedies over rom-coms, and this one combines Meryl Streep and Clint Eastwood, both were brilliant on it. To round it out, I’ll take The Lion King (I need my dose of animated movies, and again, the soundtrack!), and Bram Stroker’s Dracula because every time it is on TV, I have to stop whatever I’m doing and watch it.
Who’s your favorite actor?
I like Clint Eastwood, everything he does is magic. I like Gary Oldman, and Colin Farrell, there’s no character he can’t play.
And what about your favorite actress?
I see everything with Sandra Bullock in it. She’s so funny, and charming. The same goes for Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, I’ve seen and liked most of their works.
What do you think about the new trend of 3D films? Is it a fad or is it here to stay? Please tell me it’s a fad.
It’s here to stay, better get used to it. Wish everybody would get it right, though.
Um, yeah. Hey, M. Night, are you listening to Diana? She speaks the truth! Here’s another fun question for you: If you could live in any movie, meaning that the people, places and events in the movie became your reality, what movie would you choose?
Definitely, I want to be a witch at Harry Potter’s world. Loved the world J.K. Rowling created with the books, and would love to get a shot at magic…
I love the scene in The Lion King when the hyenas are explaining to Scar how the mere mention of the name Mufasa scares them. “Mufasa — booo! Do that again! Mufasa…” Every time I’m in a scary situation, or trying to scare somebody, I’ll use it.
I know, I’m that silly… (And I have no problem with it.)
We LOVE silly, so it’s all good! OK, one last question for ya: what movie are you still really looking forward to this year?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. That book has plenty action, so I can’t wait to see how it turns out.
We very much agree with you on that one. Thank so much for chatting with us, Diana, and keep leaving those great comments!
And remember that our whole crew of Readers Who Rock can be found here!