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Interview with a MovieFlosser: Steve Hanning

Interview with a MovieFlosser: Steve Hanning

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Here at MovieFloss we treat our readers like family, we want you to feel like you are coming to someone with knowledge and experience about movies, directors, writers and actors. What a better way to tell you about our writers than to interview them. Below you’ll find our interview of Steve Hanning, Steve has been a wonderful addition to our team for the last 2 years. Steve brings a unique insight because of his eclectic cinematic taste ranging from Sci-Fi to well science fiction about sharks with two heads.

The Basics 

Name: Steve Hanning
Most Recent Movie Review: Batman v Superman
The ThingFavorite Film: The Thing. The Thing is perfect.
Favorite Genre: Sci-fi, but a very broad interpretation of it.
Favorite Writers: Nolan just edges out the Coen Bros here, while I have to give credit to Bill Lancaster for writing both The Thing and The Bad News Bears. I mean, that’s impressive!
Favorite Directors: Spielberg, obviously. Nolan again here for sure.
Best Male Actor: Right now, I really like everything Tom Hardy has been doing. Joaquin Pheonix is exceptional when he is on, which is more often than not. All time? Harrison Ford.
Best Female Actor: Jennifer Lawrence is pretty undeniable right now; Jessica Chastain is a close second. People forget how good Scarlet Johannsen can be. Lawrence for the win. All time? Lawrence. Winter’s Bone is still a go to film for me.
Getting to Know You

In the film of your life who would play you? David Faustino, probably. I’d settle for Nic Cage.
in the film of your life what scene/embarassing moment would you not want filmed?  I don’t think anybody needs to see me stagger home from the bar blackout drunk, and that’s happened one or ten times.

Faustino
David Faustino aka Bud Bundy
Name a movie you would like to recast with any actor/actresses on the planet: Funny you should ask. I’m writing something about that right now. If I could recast Michael Cera with just about any other young actor in the role of Scott Pilgrim I’d do it in a heartbeat. That movie had other issues, but it begins with Cera.
What is your go to movie time snack? Milk Duds and/or Twizzlers.
Double Feature at the drive-in or double feature on your couch? Couch, but obviously couch in the back of a pickup at the drive-in would be ideal.
If you could have a movie re-made tomorrow exactly the way you wanted it to be made what movie would that be and why? Alien 3. Alien and Aliens are both probably in my all-time top 20 movies, but after that the franchise just went off the rails. No offense to David Fincher, who reportedly got kind of jerked around in the process of making that film, but that third story just took the series into some unique yet tragically uninteresting places and ended up in a corner it couldn’t get out of. It appears that Neill Blomkamp feels the same way, as he has reportedly been given the green light to go ahead and advance Aliens as if the 3rdand 4th installments never existed. 
The Nitty Gritty
Your favorite movie line: “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.” – William Munny, Unforgiven
MV5BMTM3OTUwMDYwNl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTUyNzc3Nw@@._V1__SX1221_SY637_Who would you want to be your on-screen kiss partner? ScarJo.
What movie do you wish you could re-watch as if it was the first time you had ever seen it? Ugh, so many. Just those movies where you had no idea what you were getting into going in. The movie Her blew me away the first time I saw it. I did not expect much at all and it turned out to be one of the most moving and original films I’d seen in a long time. It’s such a rare thing these days to be caught off guard, because the internet just breaks everything down before you get in the door. Back in the day, movies melted your mind far more often. Aliens, The Breakfast Club, Back to the Future, the list goes on and on, But I’d be afraid to watch some of those older ones now with new eyes, because they might seem hokey from a technical standpoint. Matrix jumps out at me. Final answer? Shawshank. Jaw dropping. Beautiful.
What movie do you wish you could erase from your memory because it was terrible? I really want to say Revenant or The Hateful 8 because both of those movies really let me down in terrible ways, but I’d be lying because they weren’t awful, they just failed to meet their potential in my mind. No, if you want terrible, you can just throw a dart at any list of Kevin Costner movies in the last 5 or 10 years. For argument’s sake I’ll say Draft Day. Fuck Draft Day.
Damn you Draft Day
Damn you Draft Day
What is your go to theater seat? These days it’s middle aisle, so I can ninja out of there when the credits roll. Unless it’s a Marvel movie, because those bastards are going to make me sit through the credits anyway, so I might as well plant myself as close to dead center as possible. Thanks for nothing, Marvel. Seriously, the Civil War post credit scenes are worthless. I’ll never get those 8 minutes back. 
What movie are you most excited to see? Can I say Untitled Neill Blomkamp/Alien Project? I’d say Suicide Squad, but damn if Warner Bros hasn’t ripped the heart out of the DC cinematic universe in record time.
What casting ensemble would be your HAVE TO SEE? Kurt Russell, Dwayne “Rock” Johnson, Vin Diesel, Michelle Williams, Tyrese Gibson, Ronda Rousey, rapper Ludicris and the late Paul Walker. Already been done you say?! My life is complete.
What movies do you avoid at the theater? Pretty much any kind of traditional Indie film. Not that I don’t like Indie films, but you kind of have to be in the mood for them, which is not conducive to start times. They are typically more intimate, so they lose nothing on the couch, and comfort is often key for an indie viewing experience to me. Whenever I see some indie flick pop up on the MovieFloss list my body immediately begins to ache because I know if I go see it, I’m seeing it at the Landmark in Hillcrest, which is the most uncomfortable theatre left in America.
What’s your dirty secret movie genre?  I don’t think I’m necessarily alone in this, but give me anything with a flying, hybrid and/or multi-headed shark in it and I’ll be fine for the next hour and half, no questions asked.

Bonus Round

Favorite Curse Word: Fucking fuck of fucking course.
Favorite Word: Nebulous
Least Favorite Word: Comeliness
If the pearly gates exist what would you like God to say as he lets you in: “Deserve’s got nothin’ to do with it.”
Steve HanningWe hope you enjoyed getting to know Steve Hanning be on the lookout for the rest of this series with our other staff!
Natasha Paiva Natasha Paiva is a San Diego native born and raised along the shores of Ocean Beach and hills of Point Loma. Natasha is a graduate of San Diego State University with a degree in English Literature, currently she writes in her free time while working full time for a tech company. She hopes to one day see one of her scripts produced into a film, or one of her books published. She also likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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