1st off, Icon Love! The Boondock Saints is one of my fave movies.
2nd, I figured I'd see the movie when it hits dvd, as I very rarely see anything in the theater any more. And the few exceptions to that rule are usually at the IMAX out at Henry Ford.
The scenery is sumptuous, and our local theater is only $4.25 on weeknights, so it was worth it for me to go and see.
And yes, it is a great icon from a terrific movie.
Hairspray was actually pretty good. Until I saw the movie, it never crossed my mind that it actually had a socially significant plot. John Travolta was really good in his roll. (No spoilers here...)
Based on your recommendation, I'll seek Mama Mia out.
Hmmm... Do you think the musical is coming back?
I hope so. Since Chicago we have definitely seen more of them. I love musicals quite fiercely, so the more the merrier! See Across the Universe, too, if you haven't.
My sister and I get together bi-annually to celebrate our birthdays; maybe we'll do Mama Mia this time! We both LOVE musicals and participated in them in high school (my sister had the lead in "The King and I").
What fun! It's definitely fluffy and bouncy.
Kudos to you - Abba makes me shudder. But it sounds like you two had an awesome time, and I'm bit jealous of the relationship you have with your sister. My sister and I are years apart in ages, and on totally opposite ends of the spectrum most of the time. Glad you had a fun night out, though! Speaking of musicals, I'd love it if they adapted Into The Woods as a movie. Also, total icon love.
I've always loved pop music. It's a failing, I know. I make up for it somewhat by loving classical and opera.
Kris and I are very different, but we do find and exploit our points of sameness.
And my henna looks awesome. I have pictures, but my Blackberry and my laptop don't want to talk to each other right now, so I haven't had time to figure out what that is all about. Once I do, I promise to get pictures up.
Aw, some pop music is ok! At least, that's what they tell me.
I'm so glad your henna came out well! I'd like to see pictures when your techtoys are talking again. :)
Did you know that they released Into the Woods on DVD?
NO! Awesome! I must have it. *hits up Amazon*
I felt bad for him. At times he looked like he was concentrating so hard and completely aware that he was adrift in a Fail Boat.
We were fortunate to be in an audience section where everyone else was dancing in their seats as well. We wanted to get up and start dancing in the aisles, but we chickened out.
You're proving my point blogwise. :)
What I loved about Pierce Brosnan's ridiculous performance was that he clearly has dreamt all his life about being an American Rock Star and dammit he is going to sing like one. He's having as much fun as Meryl, I think, but the end product isn't as good. I love how much acting substance Streep gave to all her scenes, but then as soon as the music came up it was like "I'M IN A MUSICAAAAAAL".... The worst was "Winner Takes it All," I think..
That said I freaking adored every ridiculous second, especially when all the women of the island drop everything to go dance on the pier.
I loved the women all dancing on the pier, And I eve liked "The Winner Takes it All."
But Pierce looked pained to me. Apparently in an interview he conceded that when he was practicing his kids would holler for him to stop.
We enjoyed it lots. You should seek out the actual ABBA movie, although I don't know if it's on DVD or VHS, it IS scrumptious.
Oh, and thanks for the invite that evening. I couldn't accept because I'd promised my sister I would go with her and was over at Chez Meyer helping deal with a fussy baby who'd was unhappy about her vaccinations. By the time I picked up the message, it was too late to call. But I appreciate that you thought of me!
Not a problem at all. If you do find the ABBA movie, xhollydayx
will probably want to watch it with you. As for me, once was enough - but I saw it in an actual movie theater :-)
Incidentally, I just saw this yesterday too, and I'm totally in love. I wrote some of the best girls I know and told them we needed to make a night of it.
I'd have loved to have been there with you. *hugs*
my friends and I decided that he sang with a look like he was constipated
"I'm singing about gut wrenching love! Or is that a turd?"
Lovely mental postcard - but appallingly accurate!
Ok, just back from "Mamma Mia". I was excited for it as I am the worlds biggest musical fan! However, I was a bit disappointed as in the theatre we saw it in, although the surround sound seemed fine for all other aspects, it seemed that the music was quiet even though the singing was loud. Was it like that when you saw it or was it a theatre defect?
Meryl Streep-you rock!
I didn't notice that problem at all - sounds like a theater sound system balancing problem.
I hope that we continue to see musicals - it's just wonderful to have them back again!