I've already written on our Star Wars marathon, so I will just
We watched the rest of the Thin
Man movies our library has (After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man,
and The Thin Man Goes Home, so we still need to see Shadow
of the Thin Man). I watched the first with sister #3. Then Song of
the Thin Man with that sister and sister #4. Sister #2 joined in for
the three this month and so all of us at home are now hooked. We've added
this series to our buy list. Now murder mysteries aren't exactly my thing, well
the murder part anyway. It is one thing to read them, but I grew up with a
phobia of bodies and bones. And the first one freaked me out. But I do love
mysteries, and the thing about these movies is Nick and Nora's relationship and
shenanigans. Sister #2 said Nick and Nora are relationship goals; yep.
I watched Miss Potter by
myself because I never could get anyone interesting. It was sweet and sad,
and I wish the film showed her other love story. Not a favorite film.
La La Land. I thought the concept of a modern
musical was fun (once my sister told me it was modern; I'd thought by the
clothes that it was supposed to be set in old times). Granted I didn't like all
the party numbers and the first scene reminded me of a silly Disney musical
number, but City of Stars and the couple's dance numbers?! I
wasn't wowed, but I liked it . . . wondering what the end was and guessing by
what my sister said. I knew it was sad, but she said she know how it
was sad. Which made me rather guess the ending. Except I wasn't sad. I was mad.
Disgusted might me a better term. Here is what I wrote for my Letterboxd review:
"Okay, that ending
was absurd. Why bother to make a film about a "love" story that doesn't
work out?! That's not "realism" that's absolute flakiness. The ending
isn't creative or whatever, its feeble and pathetic. "Not working
out" means "someone wasn't that interested" which means the
whole love story is a lie. And it made her side of the story that much more
silly and flaky. Stereotypical acting dream, stereotypical actor's shallowness
and fickleness in relationships."
A sister suggested I just watch it and skip the end. I think I will do that because some parts were SO cute.
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