So last Saturday, as our anniversary celebration, Jenn and I saw two movies, one of which we paid for, the other a “freebie”.
First – and I’m actually a little embarassed to admit this – Step Up (the movie we paid to see):
- Dancers as Actors
- Stunt Casting
- Dancing and Music
Much better than it sounds, because producers focused on the steps and not the story.
Again, I realize that sounds backwards, but so many of these movies get stuck in the predictable plodding pace of the story and forget about the montages.
This movie gets its audience (potentially not me, but I still liked it).
- Blue Steel
- The Death Sequence
- Alyson Stoner
Channing Tatum’s face is a mix of Blue Steel and the skulking sulk Eminem wears in 8 Mile.
The one really trite moment in the film, the trope-y death of the best friend’s younger brother.
Why did this girl only have ONE dance scene?
The second, more reasonably-priced move: The Devil Wears Prada
- Meryl Streep
- Anne Hathaway
- Stanley Tucci‘s Ring
Evil and loving it!
Still very much underrated.
- Adrian Grenier‘s grooming habits
- The “Fashion”
- Simon Baker
Cut your hair, pluck your eyebrows and find a good cosmetic dentist.
Just the runway stuff. Sorry Patricia Fields.
Great as a Zombie hunter, only so-so as a skirt-chaser.
There you have it.
I’d like to remind everyone that I saw these movies willingly as a part of my 7th wedding anniversary, so I’m not gay.
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.