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Movie & Music Suggestion Post #49

Movie Ratings are on a scale of 1-5. Anything rated over 3 stars and is in bold, is totally worth seeing! – I rate pretty harshly.



Romance on the High Seas aka It’s Magic 1948 (w/ Doris Day, Janis Paige, Jack Carson, Don DeFore, Oscar Levant) – 3.5 stars – This was a hilarious movie about a couple that just can’t seem to trust one another, always thinking the other is unfaithful. To find out for sure, each one of them tries to set each other up to catch them. However in doing so they get two people testing and working for one of the spouses and goodness drama ensues! I love the hairstyles and some of the outfits. Movies like this one are why Doris Day has been my favorite actress for a very long time. content: kissing, assumed affairs or talk of them, immodest outfits



Anne of the Thousand Days 1969 (w/ Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold) – 2.75 stars – Goodness, no wonder why this movie won an oscar for costume design – they are simply amazing. This is based off of Anne Boleyn’s time as queen of Hentry VIII. I don’t know how completely accurate it is, but I think it had much more accuracy than some of the other films I have seen about this situation.  Things on the English throne are always so dramatic. Goodness Henry VIII didn’t treat too many of his wives too well (if any). content: immodest outfits, accusations of affairs and incest, kissing, talk about virginity, people in bed together under covers (appearing to be nude, but not showing anything other than sheets over top of people)

Source Code 2011 (w/ Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan) – 4 stars – Excellent movie, which was very interesting.  A US soldier finds out that he is on a mission which he doesn’t completely understand. For some reason he is able to go to the past for 8 minutes to try to find out clues to an event that happened in the present. In the process he meets a very sweet woman all while trying to find out where he is, what he’s supposed to do, and everything starts to unfold for us. content: language, some violence, kissing





Center Stage 1999 (w/ Amanda Schull, Zoe Saldana, Peter Gallagher) – 2.5 stars – I used to think this movie was great when I was a teenager and saw it on VHS haha. Now that I watch it again most of it was really not that great, though the dancing was amazing and fun. This focuses on the lives of mainly one girl, but also two others – all who are ballet dancers and make it into a school that they hope will give them success in the future. Of course they all have issues they are going through and dreams they want to pursue. You know how last time I reviewed a ballet movie called Turning Point? well a tiny bit of situations that showed up in that movie came up here to rip it off a little. content: language, immodest outfits, one quick scene of a girl in underwear which was completely unnecessary, a couple sexual situations (nothing shown), underage drinking, girl heard a few times making herself throw up, kissing, smoking

Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone 2007 (anime) – 3 stars – It was pretty interesting to see this 13 years after I first started to watch the original anime. It is a retelling of the series but pushed into two or three films (this is the first).  They changed and improved a few things, but mainly it’s the same. I’m really attached the original series, so therefore I didn’t rate this one as high. It was nice that they got mostly the same voice actors too. The story is set in Japan 14 or 15 years after an event happened (an attack from strange creatures called “Angels”). A teenage boy, and son of the head of the operation (who has a bad relationship with his father) is told to pilot large mech-warriors called “Evangelions” to fight the “Angels”. We learn about the people involved and slowly we’ll learn about all the other pilots (we meet Shinji and Rei only in this one). content: naked boy covered in his private area by coke cans, immodest big breast cleavage showing characters, naked teen girl walking around carelessly, language, violence & blood

You Again 2010 (w/ Kristen Bell, Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Odette Yustman) – 3.25 stars – Aw. I liked this movie. It was relatively clean considering a lot of romantic comedies have something showy in a sexual way.  This is about a woman who came out of her nerd-shell to become a successful and beautiful business woman. She had horrible high school memories with the head cheerleader. She goes home for her older brother’s wedding but finds out that he’s marrying her worst memory! Drama drama drama! It was really funny. I love the humor of Kristen Bell sometimes. haha. content: kissing, pulling pranks, name calling,  immodest outfits

Featured Band & Album:
Andy Gibb’s Flowing Rivers album
Say what? Yep. I’m an Andy Gibb fan. I wanted to post something a bit older today, plus this song got in my head, so why not, right? No he wasn’t a Bee Gee, but he was the youngest brother of the Bee Gees. Unfortunately he died young because of the many years he used and abused cocaine and other drugs (though he was clean when he died from heart muscle inflammation). He had just turned 30 a few days before his death, but I adore his music (MUCH more than the Bee Gees’ music, which I do like a couple of their albums too).  When I was a teenager I had a performance of him on the Mike Williams show (couldn’t find it on youtube) but he wore the same jacket, so this is close enough. I just adored listening over and over to his songs which were really sad. This is one of my favorites (which I have the album on vinyl).  My overall favorite track is “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water”, but I also love “I Just Want to Be Your Everything”. Other albums of his that I have that I adore which might actually have more songs on it that I love are ones like After Dark and Shadow Dancing.



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9 thoughts on “Movie & Music Suggestion Post #49

  1. well the original anime was a series of T.V. episodes (I own the box set, and used to buy each VHS as they came out in the US). But then there were 2 supposedly fan-made movies (that were very close to the art) that explained the story better (Which I think I own too), but the actual people who created the original series decided to do that again, but on their own (which is this one mentioned).  I used to try to dress like Asuka Soryu-Langley because our hair and eye colors were the same, plus I adore yellow dresses and just loved all her outfits, but she had the worst attitude. I am sure she showed up in the second movie for this but it isn't on dvd yet and I couldn't get a chance to see it in theatres. I don't think they have released the third one in theatres yet, or DVD.  I have Evangelion figures too in my attic that I tried to sell for a long time (maybe I sold them, as I did for some). You want them if I do? haha

  2. I really really liked You, Again. Such a cute movie. And I LOVE Doris Day. I have a collection of her dvds…they are so fun. :)I've not seen Anne of A Thousand Days, but I read a lot about it in the book Furious Love, about Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Apparently, Liz was quite jealous of the young Genevieve Bujold. 

  3. i liked source code but i didnt think the ending made sense at all.. dont wanna say on here and ruin it for others but..I thought it kinda unravelled at the end like they hadnt really thought about it and just gave it a happy ending for the sake of it. You again sounds good gonna have to check this out! 🙂 x

  4. I have one of her collections too. ❤ she's my favorite. The woman who played Anne in Ann of a Thousand Days was indeed gorgeous, so I can totally understand the jealousy that Liz Taylor would probably have. 

  5. I know what you mean because I asked my husband something about it and he reads a lot of Philip K. Dick books (which this reminded him of his works, many which have been made into movies), but yeah. . .I had two questions that I don't really understand but I guess weird sci-fi people know such things. all in all, none of the movie would be possible anyway.

  6. The other two Evengelion movies had sexual content too… the whole series had some perverted things in them, so that's why my husband kind of stopped watching them after we got married. I used to watch the series too, and I was really into the soundtrack! I was interested in seeing Source Code. It's nice to know the content of it from reading this.

  7. Yay, I watched Romance on the High Seas recently on TCM (Jane Powell was introducing that day, so exciting!) and loved it too. 🙂 Doris Day is too funny.  I haven't seen any of these other flicks though, I've been meaning to check out You Again though.  Thanks for the reviews!

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