Saturday, August 28, 2010
see more Lolcats and funny pictures Saturday at the Movies #15 - Feeling Good
The interwebs has it in for me this weekend. Better late to the movies than no movies, right?
Down With Love: I missed this one in theatres, and must kick myself for not getting the chance to see this on the big screen. More than a spoof, it's an homage to the 60s career girl romantic comedies, plus it has Ewan MacGregor and David Hyde Pierce, and I drool over the midcentury sets and fashions.
Nothing says pure first half of the 20th century eccentrically happy as Mame with Lucille Ball and Bea Arthur (right there in the same movie, worth the price of admission alone.) The story of a young boy sent to live with his unusual aunt in NYC during the 1920s and beyond delights us with spectacle, jabs us with unexpected heartbreak, dazzles us with sets and costumes and leaves us with a big, loving hug at the end.
Sister Act: Whoopi Goldberg's Deloris VanCartier, a flashy lounge singer, finds herself in the wrong place (witnessing a mob hit) at the wrong time (while it's in progress) and finds herself stashed in a place that's even worse - a convent. Neither Deloris or the sisters are sure this is going to work, but when Deloris is put in charge of the admittedly horrific choir, she finds that a touch of divine intervention might be exactly what she does need after all. The music is both inspired and delightful, with doo wop classics reimagined as worship songs, and by the time the end credits roll, Deloris and the sisters all agree that this is one habit worth keeping.
Grease: Do I have to say anything about Grease? John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, Stockard Channing, Jeff Conaway, Rydell High, Teen Angel, Pink Ladies, Greased Lightning, Eve Arden, Didi Conn, Hopelessly Devoted...Oh, here, watch.