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Movies and Music. Suggestions post #5

Movie Suggestions/Ratings:
Sherlock Holmes (2009 w/ Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams) – 4.25 out of 5 stars (read my huge review of this film HERE)
The Lady Eve (1941 w/ Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda) – 3 out of 5 stars
Rebel Without a Cause (1955 w/ James Dean & Natalie Wood) – 3.25 out of 5 stars
Midnight Clear (2007 w/ Stephen Baldwin) – 2 out of 5 stars
Christmas Child (2003 w/ William R. Moses, Steven Curtis Chapman, Megan Follows) – 3 out of 5 stars
The Tunnel of Love ( 1958 w/ Richard Widmark, Doris Day, ) – 2.5 out of 5 stars
Christmas With The Kranks (2004 w/ Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis) – 3 out of 5 stars
Imitation of Life (1934 w/ Claudette Colbert, Warren William) – 2.75 out of 5 stars
Shall We Dance (1937 w/ Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers) – 2.75 out of 5 stars

10 Things I Hate About You (1999 w/ Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – 3 out of 5 stars : Was fashion really worse than as I remembered it to be as it showed in the film? goodness I was 15/16 in 1999 and thought this film was better back then. I also always had a thing for Joseph Gordon-Levitt – who got cuter and cuter over the years. . and Andrew Keegan for some reason-now who I think is very unattractive (both were on my bedroom walls when I was 11-14!) Oh and funny thing I noticed while watching this again is that in a scene Julia Stiles was reading The Bell Jar and now she is going to be in a film version of the book (in the process of being casted and such so far).

Then again this was what I looked like in 1999 when Rob first noticed me (wearing my huge overalls and my first vintage garment – my disco shirt). . .but I was called “weird” for what I wore. I was annoyed in this picture. haha.

(500) Days of Summer (2009 w/ Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Zooey Deschanel) – 3.5 out of 5 stars
The way they produced the plot of this story was beautiful. I loved the artsy-fartsy bits of it. The romantic tale was a bit depressing at times. I am very glad there wasn’t any nudity in this film. Oh Joseph Gordon-Levitt has grown up a lot since he was on 3rd Rock From the Sun and 10 Things I Hate About You. He is 2 years older than me but just seemed to really grow out of that baby-face he had. That’s something I don’t think many child stars do too well.
Zooey Deschanel of course sings in this film (She & Him’s new album is coming out soon!!!). Although this was a nice film, it didn’t leave me wanting more or thinking about it like other films tend to do. Of course I was left wanting all of her clothes throughout the film. I think that’s what I thought of most in watching it haha. Granted Rob wanted all of his clothes too!! haha. Weird thing in watching this movie together is that Rob knew I had “the hots” for Joseph Gordon-Levitt and I knew he had “the hots” for Zooey Deschanel. That’s awkward.
Rob said the most he got out of this film was when they do an interview of “why” characters were drawn to the person of their dreams or something. One guy said how he dated his girl since middle school and that although she is not perfect, she became his dream girl. It made Rob melt and he told me that he explained us right there. haha. Of course Rob’s actual type was all throughout the screen so I still felt a little self conscious!

Music I’ve been Listening to Lately:
Christmas music still. Now I’m transitioning away from that so here are a couple songs at least

Fleet Foxes – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
First Aid Kit – Hard Believer
And to mix it up with First Aid Kit and Fleet Foxes, I am posting this because I am charmed by harmonies big time and I HATE COVER SONGS WITH A PASSION but somehow this got me!!! Oh goodness! Listen to the original version first though. So here is First Aid Kit’s version of Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.

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3 thoughts on “Movies and Music. Suggestions post #5

  1. Hello my dear!Hope your Christmas was as nice as it looked.:]I'm wanting to see "Sherlock Holmes" so it was cool to read your review!One of my friends told me I looked like someone in it, so that makes me curious, lol.I have to admit, I've whitened my teeth using whitening trays from the dentist, as a gift from my parents.My teeth have always been pretty white, but I noticed that my two front teeth – which are, honestly, already pretty bucktoothy, lol – were much whiter than the surrounding ones; my bottom row of teeth are also less pearly than the top row.The inconsistency bothered me – to be honest, my whole smile has always weighed on my self-esteem because my teeth are so big, haha…So it's really nice to hear compliments – thank you!:DAs always, thank you for your sweet comments – they make my day!<3 Grace.

  2. Hello my dear!Hope your Christmas was as nice as it looked.:]I'm wanting to see "Sherlock Holmes" so it was cool to read your review!One of my friends told me I looked like someone in it, so that makes me curious, lol.I have to admit, I've whitened my teeth using whitening trays from the dentist, as a gift from my parents.My teeth have always been pretty white, but I noticed that my two front teeth – which are, honestly, already pretty bucktoothy, lol – were much whiter than the surrounding ones; my bottom row of teeth are also less pearly than the top row.The inconsistency bothered me – to be honest, my whole smile has always weighed on my self-esteem because my teeth are so big, haha…So it's really nice to hear compliments – thank you!:DAs always, thank you for your sweet comments – they make my day!<3 Grace.

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