Josh Pankow – Movies and the Masses

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 10:30 am

This week’s guest on Movies and the Masses is Josh Pankow, the owner and operator of Atlanta Sports Cards. As you might’ve guessed, they’re based in the Atlanta area and specialize in selling sports trading cards. You can visit their store in Hotlanta, or you can choose to jump online and either purchase something from their website or check out their eBay account. Josh has been in the sports card business for 15 years, so rest assured that he knows what he’s talking about.

On a personal note, Josh shared with us that he’s a graduate of the University of Georgia, and his favorite color is green. If you’d like to contact Josh and find out why he didn’t go with red or yellow, you can visit the Atlanta Sports Cards website, their Twitter page, or his Facebook page under (appropriately enough) Josh Pankow.

Now let’s get on to some questions about motion pictures. But before we do, here’s a picture of Atlanta Sports Cards for you to admire.

Only Good Movies: What’s the first movie you remember seeing?
Josh Pankow: This is a tough one. The first one I remember in the theatre was Fievel Goes West. However, I’m sure I saw something well before that, as it came out when I was 11.

OGM: If you only had a few hours to live and could do nothing but watch five movies, which films would you select?
JP: Seven Samurai, Meet Joe Black, Groundhog Day, We Were Soldiers & Cinema Paradiso

OGM: What’s your favorite movie?
JP: Meet Joe Black.

OGM: What’s your least favorite movie?
JP: Probably Natural Born Killers.

OGM: Do you subscribe to an online rental service like Netflix or Blockbuster Online? Why or why not?
JP: I don’t, because I own quite a bit and usually watch one of them.

OGM: In 50 years, which modern movies do you think will be viewed as classics?
JP: No Country for Old Men, There Will be Blood, probably Avatar, Braveheart, Gladiator, Matrix, just to name a few.

OGM: If you see a movie based on a book, are you then more or less likely to read the book?
JP: More likely, for sure.

OGM: Who’s your favorite celebrity?
JP: As far as acting, Daniel Day-Lewis.

OGM: Is there any actor or actress whose movies you actively avoid?
JP: Not really. Not a huge fan of Nick Nolte.

OGM: How do you feel about all the remakes of older and classic films?
JP: Some of them I like, some of them are terrible. I don’t have a problem with it, though.

OGM: Which actor or actress do you find most attractive?
JP: Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, Rachel McAdams.

OGM: Do you read movie reviews? If so, which critics do you read most often, and why do you like them?
JP: I do, but I typically don’t care if the reviews aren’t great.

OGM: What type of people annoy you when going to a movie theater?
JP: Anyone who talks during the movie.

OGM: Do you consider movies to be works of art?
JP: Without question, I do.

OGM: What type of candy or drink do you consider essential to your movie watching experience?
JP: I don’t eat much candy, but I do enjoy popcorn and a coke.

Thanks again to Josh Pankow for taking part in this week’s edition of Movies and the Masses. And be sure to join us next week, when we’ll once again get opinions on cinema from another random person on the Internet.


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