|Nothing to do with movies but it's the only pic I took all weekend AND my favorite snack lately|
So about those movies. Netflix sent us four instead of three for reason unknown (love it when they do that) so I had plenty to choose from.
I'm not usually the biggest fan of musicals but the second I saw the trailer for this I couldn't wait to see it. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those classic Annie songs. I broke out in goose bumps during Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and Maybe. It's not even just the songs themselves. I love the songs, but it's also that I associate Annie with little girls having their dreams come true performing it on Broadway. It is the quintessential plum role for a little girl to play on Broadway. This is definitely one movie I'm better off watching alone because I sang the songs and danced, very badly so it was nice that there was no one there to judge me for it. There were some cheesy parts, and other parts where the singing and dancing was a bit awkward, but what do you expect? It's Annie; but I loved the modern spin on an old classic.
You're Not You
This one is available on Neflix for streaming. This was another movie that it's a good thing I watched alone because at the end I was sobbing. Chest heaving, loud sobbing; the whole bit. The ending was just so so painfully sad. If you get emotional on movies there is no way that you won't cry watching this and if you NEVER cry on movies I dare you to see if you can get through this one without a tear. Hilary Swank did an amazing job playing a character suffering from ALS. What a terrible, horrible disease. I ended up having to watch it on my laptop because as per usual whenever MJ leaves the technology in our house quits working and I couldn't get into Netflix on our TV.
I fell asleep on this at the drive in when we went to see it because I am not capable of staying up for the second movie. At the drive in you get two for the price of one but if we go to the night showing there is a good chance I'm only seeing one. MJ however, did not fall asleep so I specifically waited until he was gone to rent this one.
Best of Me
This was a typical Nicholas Sparks movie. Very sappy and full of the romantic angst that only star crossed lovers can produce but also very good. I didn't cry until the very, very end.
I really like Amy Adams so I was excited to see this one. I despised her scheming swindling husband and what he did to Amy Adam's character, but I loved everything else. Interesting insight into the origins of Keane paintings, which I realize I've seen before but didn't really know anything about them.
Mad Max Fury Road
I'm throwing this one in there because we went to see this last weekend as our last date night for a while and it was AMAZING. At first I was thinking, eh I don't know about this movie, but then it picked up. Charlize Theron was outstanding. Shaved hair, dirty, one armed, strong and beautiful. She kicked some serious butt. All the women were bad ass. Just for kicks we watched the original Mad Max a while ago when we heard about the remake. I'd seen it before and remember it being this ground breaking movie. Watching it for the second time. Well, it was just weird. So weird. And I guess that was ground breaking for that time. I just don't remember it being that out there and actually kind of pointless. Well, the remake was shiny and chrome. You'll know what I'm talking about after you watch it, but you still won't understand what that actually means. It was new yet still paid homage to the original Mad Max weirdness with on the road desert fighting scenes and strange characters. The traveling battle guitarist has got to go. That was just a little bit too much; but even still I have to say it fit.
And that concludes my weekend recap.