Welcome to Monday's Movie and TV Talk! I don't know if I'll do this every Monday, or just sporadically on Mondays, but I LOVE TV and movies, so I figured why not add some of that to the blog for fun?? It'll be especially awesome when I can tie things into the YA book world...
Okay, so I don't know where you all live...but I'm in Connecticut and this past weekend we were hit with a super-fun blizzard. It also happened that my brother-in-law was here from Arizona, so on a weekend when I could have been snuggled up and reading, instead I spent a TON of time cooking, cleaning, entertaining, and yup...shoveling.
Anyway, you'd think I might have watched some TV or movies in there, but not really... I did see the newest Ice Age movie finally, but today, I'm actually going to talk about the two movies I watched the week before because I think they go together really well for a post.
So, first, I watched PITCH PERFECT, which I LOVED!!
First off, as a Gleek, I had to love that this movie covered the same sort-of random bursting into song moments that Glee does. This was the slightly raunchier (at times) college version, which I loved, as well. Even with the naughty bits, this movie still had not only great girl-power type friendships, but also a sweet romance. *sigh*
I ended up watching this movie twice before bringing it back to the library, which is something I almost never do...and a great indicator that I eventually need to own this one. :)
Man, do these movies make me want to take dance classes! This one was set in Miami, which I desperately want to visit, and actually featured a pretty cool (though mostly unrealistic) plotline. Boy heads up flash mob dance group...meets hot dancer girl...discovers her father is head of the hotel chain that wants to destroy his neighborhood...they band together to set up "protest" dance mobs to get hotel plan nixed. As I said, not really realistic, but super fun to watch and root for!!
I loved the flash mob aspect of this movie and thought they got to exhibit a lot of really cool types of dances based on the locations where they appeared. I liked the sense of neighborhood loyalty and being true to yourself that were big themes in this movie.
I also LOVED that this DVD version let you just watch the dance sequences again in the special features, too!!
All in all, it was a musical, upbeat sort of week. The kind that leaves me smiling and dancing my way through doing the dishes or folding laundry...
Any thoughts on either movie?