The country club performance hall is packed of upper-class, suburban whites- all buzzing in the humdrum of bland conversations about what's to come after summer and so on, listening to the Kellerman Anthem being sung on stage. Sitting at a table in the far-left corner of the room is Baby and her family- with her and her father sulking in resentment, distrust, and misunderstanding within each other, much to the ignorance of her mother and sister. You can feel the sadness and utter boredom sending distress signals from Baby's face, as she watches people performing the show they'd spent all summer learning in 9:00AM classes, while she actually walked across the "wrong side of the tracks" and learned about life, passionate love, and of course, dirty dancing. All of that seemed lost to her now, and she couldn’t find her way back into this silent bubble (not like she much wanted to), but she so badly wanted to escape it anyways. And just when all hope of color in her life seems to be slowly fading away, in walks Johnny Castle- the hooded eyed, perfectly quaffed-haired "bad boy" dancer she had fallen madly in love with over the course of this hot and heavy summer. As he stalks towards Baby's table with a fiery determination, all eyes are fixated on what will happen next... When he gets to that table, he looks around at everyone sitting down, with a brand new sense of confidence and urgency, and he says the iconic line, "Nobody puts baby in a corner." And that's it! Baby jumps up like she'd just gotten a shot of adrenaline right through to her heart, and the music gets louder with a new exuberance, and the color is back in her life and the film.
When you look within a donut hole, what will you find? Another donut hole, that leads to another donut hole within that donut hole. It's a never-ending barrage of donut holes- at least that's what Daniel Craig says, and in his Southern drawl, it sounds hilariously credible.
Knives Out (2019) definitely placed itself at the top of my 2019 films of the year list. Written and directed by Rian Johnson, he has proven once again that he knows how to take a genre, and take your expectations of a film, then just veer them off course. For some, they don't like it, but for others- like myself- it makes for an unpredictable and fun movie experience.
Before the release of this new Frozen film, I didn't listen to any of the singles, and I didn't read any news. I wanted to be as surprised as I could be during the film, and I wanted to feel the full impact of the themes. I knew this film would be trying something new, and I was pretty darn excited.
It was just yesterday that I was seated for Ford v. Ferrari (2019), and I did not know what to expect. I half expected something flat, but I also half expected something spectacular because of the amazing reviews I had read about the film. What I was left with was not "spectacular." No, the right wording for this film would be things like "genuine," "memorable," "outstanding," and more. This film was well-written, perfectly acted out, beautifully shot, action-packed, and full of so much honest emotion. It's a story told magically, and it captures the character and retro-feel of the time, while also never losing sight of the people it's trying to portray.
Netflix is Ready to Kickstart the Holidays with an All-New Teen Romcom- Let it Snow (2019) Netflix Original
Do you know why things are called "cheesy?"
Well, that's because no matter how much you may be cringing on the outside, you're secretly cheesing hard as f* on the inside. That's not actually true. The true definition of "cheesy" means something along the lines of "cheap" and "inauthentic." When it comes to romantic comedies, however, my definition will suffice and is the only way that I can explain this film I just watched on Netflix called Let it Snow. Its a Winter Wonderland of a film with all loveable things like breakfast, a pig, Joan Cusack, and of course, love.
Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), 10 years old; at the beginning of the film, he is ready to become a man. He is a Nazi in his mind because of his many swastikas and his fanaticism of Hitler- who also happens to be his imaginary friend.
Taika Waititi plays Adolf Hitler, wrote, and directed this satirical comedy-drama about Jojo, nicknamed Jojo Rabbit, a German boy at the end of World War II. Now, it is important to remember that this is the end of the war, meaning the Germans are losing the war, and they are very desparate.
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