A Star is Born 1937 (w/ Janet Gaynor, Fredric March) – 2.75 stars -A girl dreams to make it big in the mocie industry. When she does and when love arrives, her husband’s fame dives down as she becomes more famous. I like this version. The 1957 one is extremely depressing for me. This one doesn’t have enough attachement to the characters, but it was still nice, but a little boring. Main chracter’s stage name is Vicki. I found that funny. My name is Victoria, but I was called Vicki up until I was 18 (other than select few who still call me so).
The Red Shoes 1948 (w/ Moira Shearer, Marius Goring) – 3 stars – About a girl named Victoria (haha. . yeah. . and they called her Vicki too, like in A Star is born which I watched before it, odd how that happens) falls in love with a composer and ends up creating a ballet with him. The owner company is jealous as can be though. This was so boring for most of the movie. The ballet dances are gorgeous though as well as the sets and outfits. It is artisticly wonderful, probably the best ballet film I’ve seen. I just was bored with the story outside of the dancing.
Vicki 1953 (w/Jeanne Crain, Richard Boone) – 2.5 stars – You’re seeing a pattern here. Third movie in a row where the lead character is called “Vicki”. I know. I know. I’m done though! This movie is about an actress who is killed and her name was Vicki. They try to investigate who did it. The story revolves around her sister mainly. Romance is included of course.
Reign of Fire 2002 (w/Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Gerard Butler) – 2.75 stars (Rob says 3.5) – We wanted to see this in theatres but due to Rob’s sister saying it was horrible, we didn’t. It wasn’t horrible (and Rob enjoyed it, as you can see), it was just nothing really to it story-wise. It was nice to see a different role for Mr. McConaughey though. Basically people are living underground because Dragons were released and destroyed most of the world. People come together in order to conquer and re-establish themselves aboveground.
Bandslam 2009 (w/ Alyson Michalka, Vanessa Hudgens, Gaelan Connell) – 3.75 stars (Rob agreed) – We loved this because of all the ska music and references. They even played The Aggrolites twice, which is one of our favourite bands (I mean, i even have a ring tone for my normal calls for one of their songs, and they are NOT a known or big band). The story was about a kid who seems to be ashamed of his father. He moves around with his mom and never has friends. When this competition comes up at his Lodi, NJ school (yey Northern NJ!) and he meets a girl who is trying to get a good sounding band together, so he becomes the manager of it, since he has knowledge of music. He also makes friends with another girl that he has to do a project with, and really likes her. It was a cute story, it was clean, and we like good clean movies like this. I think there were maybe two swears it in, but I don’t recall. We thought this was going to be really lame!! It reminded us of high school. . .which we went to together.
Arthur Kay & The Originals – Rare N Tasty album – favourite tracks “Play My Record”, “No One But You”
Kate Nash – My Best Friend is You album (I did like some of the songs on her first album, but I was so upset with this new one. awful content!!!! not recommended to anyone.)
Chris Murray – Yard Sale album – favourite tracks “Better to Know”, “Shades of the Same Color”
The Beat – I Just Can’t Stop It album – favourite tracks “Mirror in the Bathroom”, “Jackpot”, “Ranking Full Stop”, “Hands Off She’s Mine”
#1 Song that was stuck in my head this week:
The Selecter‘s “Three Minute Hero”
Pauline Black always makes me want to dance. Just watch her energy.
It has basically been a 2-Tone Ska week for our family.