Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Cinema at Home #11

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1. Pitch Perfect

AH! How did I not see this movie until now! I LOVED it so much. Pitch Perfect was about a girl named Becca who wants to be a DJ but her dad is forcing her to go to college and join a group and make friends. She ends up in an competing acapella group called the Barden Bellas, which is stuck in past with their song choices and outfits and she wants to switch things up a bit and be more modern. She has to battle against the leader of the group who wants everything to be exactly the same even though she knows they are not winning this way. Becca also finds herself in a bit of a flirtation with one of the boys from the competing acapella group the Trebles, which is strictly against the Bellas' rules. There is so much fun singing and dancing, just an all around fun movie.

2. Wuthering Heights (2009 Masterpiece Theater)

I will admit...I've never read the book all the way through, maybe the first few chapters and it's just sitting on my shelf. Shame on me! But this Masterpiece theater version of the story was absolutely brilliant. My heart just poured open for Heathcliff and Burn Gorman (one of my favorite actors) was amazingly evil as Hindley. I despise Katherine on a Tinkerbell level (sorry, I've never liked Tinkerbell even as a child, I don't get the hype). The scenes, sets, and the homes they used for Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange were all so beautiful and perfectly picked for the movie.

3. Les Miserables (1998)

This was the first Les Mis that I've seen that wasn't a musical version. I've seen the musical live, the 2012 movie version, and clips of the 10th and 25th concerts. It was really nice to see a version that did not focus on the songs and more on the story. There were more scenes that were stretched out, like Fantine didn't die in what seems like that same night in the musical, she was held sick for what seemed to be a few weeks at least. Also Marius and Cosette saw each other every night in the movie while Javert stalked them. Unlike the musical where the see each other through a fence once and their madly in love, that always was a bit of a stretch for me haha. Eponine did not exist in the movie, but sadly Gavorche's death did still, I can't stand watching that little boy die, it makes me sad every time.

4. Les Miserables  25th Anniversary Concert (2010)

I watched the entire 25th concert and I'm not going to go on and on about how everyone was amazing, but they were. Except....every time Nick Jonas came on stage this song popped in my head:


That's all I have to say on that one.

5. Girls Season 2

If you haven't watched Girls I need you to go order it from your library right now. This show is so good! It's pretty much Sex and the City for 20 somethings today, which at first made me very hesitant because I LOVE SATC, and nothing can replace it. Girls follows four friends, Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa (aka Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha in that order). Hannah wants to be a writer but is still mainly surviving on her parents giving her money. Marnie works in an art gallery, Shoshanna is the awkward naive friend who talks super fast, and Jessa is a bit easy and parties a lot. Even though it has a lot of SATC copying going on, I still really like it, it's really relate-able to my life. All the girls are trying to figure out life, where they're going, what they want to do/be, boy problems, normal everyday things 20 something girls are constantly trying to figure out. I don't want to give spoilers so I won't say anything specific about anything but I can just say that I was so mad at the season finale because I want to know what's going to happen!!

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