Are you a passionate maverick? An enlightened healer? An invincible optimist? Go to cinescopes.com and find out.
The site offers a personality profile based on your list of ten favorite movies. It wasn’t terribly accurate in pegging me. Because of movie choices like “King Kong,” “Casablanca,” “Star Wars,” “The Maltese Falcon,” and “The Shawshank Redemption,” the site labeled me a chosen adventurer. These types are “brave, daring” and “like to travel the world.” Instead, I am meek, mild and grow uncomfortable when I’m more than 25 miles away from home after dark.
Since I like sci-fi, fantasy, action and adventure films (especially from earlier decades), I was lumped with the Indiana Jones types. I watch movies like this to escape the day-to-day grind; it doesn’t mean that’s the type of person I am.
This is fun. Beware, though, because the site also tries to play matchmaker and connect you with others who share your personality type. I used a fake e-mail address when I registered. It also ties in with a recent book, “Cinescopes” by Risa Williams and Ezra Werb. The site promotes it at every turn. Keep the credit card in your pocket, unless you’re really enamored with the concept.