The Outsiders 1983 (w/ :Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Tom Cruise, Diane Lane) – 3.75 stars – Wonderful story about a bunch of greasers who are working hard to make it in the world. When two friends get caught up in a murder, will they be able to find peace and understanding of what life is really about? This was intense and lovely. Man, there was a LOT of male crying though. Loved the clothes and hairstyles. It was a great movie. There was violence, a little language, and a couple male underwear shots and one very fast female panty shot.
Nana 2005 (w/Mika Nakashima, Aoi Miyazaki) – 3 stars – I loved the anime and manga series (which hasn’t finished yet due to the artist being injured) and thought this really held pretty closely to it, but you don’t get into it as in depth as the series. It is about two girls who have the same name who meet and end up sharing an apartment together. Both are in search of love and are trying to find themselves. Through their friendship they are able to do this. It ended poorly, but there is a second movie! The music is really good.
Love Finds Andy Hardy 1938 (w/ Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Lana Turner, Anne Rutherford) – 3.25 – It was cute. A guy is told by his girlfriend that she can’t go to the dance with him because she’ll be away, therefore a friend of his wants him to take his girl to the dance for odd reasonings to see if she would miss him or not. Also a new girl moves in next door with her grandmother. All these girls go wild over Andy Hardy, who is just trying to buy a car and have a pretty girl on his arm for the dance. check out their great hair:
My Man Godfrey 1936 (w/William Powell, Carole Lombard) – 2.75 stars – in a “scavenger hunt” by rich folks, a woman brings back a bum in which she really is very kind to. She offers him a job as her family’s butler. . .but maybe he is really rich himself! Is love possible between them? The leading lady just made me annoyed most of the time or it might be a higher rating.
Ghost Town 2008 (w/Ricky Gervais, Tea Leoni, Greg Kinnear) – 3 stars – A man who doesn’t really care to be bothered by anyone and keeps to himself, but is a little rude because of it, starts seeing ghosts that follow him around to finish things for them. One ghost in particular is constantly with him and wants him to help his wife. This to me was a bit too similar to Heart and Souls which is one of my favourite Robert Downey Jr. films, but it was indeed quite different too. There was some language in it and talk about a mummy’s penis. My husband cried while we watched it during one of the ghost’s finished business (the guy who played cameron from ferris bueller always has a hold on my man though, and that is who the actor of this ghost was). It was a good movie.
Too Much Two Tone (Comp) – favourite tracks The Selecter’s “On My Radio”, The Bodysnatchers’ “Let’s Do the Rocksteady”, The Specials’ “Nite Klub”, The Selecter’s “Missing Words”
The Israelites – Holy of Holies album, Roots album – favourite tracks (none really stand out, sadly)
The Beatles – Beatles For Sale album – favourite tracks “I’m a Loser”, “I’ll Follow The Sun”, “Every Little Thing”
Here is Chris Murray’s “Love Flame” (I have used it in a hair tutorial because I adore it)