Finals week is kind of like a film festival.
Ash, Kimberli & I celebrated the last day of class with Guys and Dolls.
I had never seen it before, and, surprisingly, I enjoyed it.
Usually I don't like musicals from this era.
I really enjoyed the fact that the gamblers almost never used contractions, e.g.
"I have been running the crap game since I was a juvenile delinquent."
I want to make myself talk like that. It is not an easy thing to do.
Also, I realized what I hate about these musicals:
the musical numbers that do not advance/have nothing to do with the story!
e.g. The choreographed crap game!
Let us not even mention the musical numbers at Adelaide's job.
Also, even though Marlon Brando is super handsome and Sky Masterson was definitely kind of a sweetheart,
I do not think he and Sarah's love could really last!
But the very next day, I saw a reference to Sky Masterson in my real life! Don't you love when that happens? I always wonder what I would have thought if I had not just learned about that very thing.
The next night we watched Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
It was Michele's first time. She favored Ephraim.
I decided I should just start liking Caleb. 'Cause no one ever likes him, and there just are not enough brothers for every girl to get her own without us having to argue.
I do not know. Maybe if he had shaved his goatee.
But he does do the whole cheesy "To the ends of the earth" line, and you know I hate that romantic stuff. I will work on it.
Best thing about 7 B 4 7 B? NO POINTLESS MUSICAL NUMBERS.
They all have a purpose in moving the story along.
And I just love Johnny Mercer's songwriting.
JUST WATCH IT IF YOU HAVE NEVER SEEN IT.
It is the greatest thing I know of.
(Note to self: Not everyone is going to love it as much as you do. ESPECIALLY not guys.)
Then on Saturday I had a double header.
First? My premiere of 27 Dresses.
Let me tell you something about the way I watch chick flicks.
I go crazy.
And in this movie, I seemed to have a knack for anticipating plot elements 30 seconds before they happened.
"NO! Don't kiss her now!"
"Oh no, her sister's gonna get married too!"
"SHE wanted to wear her mom's wedding dress!"
"She doesn't know it's the same guy?!"
"Stop taking pictures of her! You're going to run her story and she's going to hate you!"
Oh snap. It was hard to watch.
I mean, I like sad movies, but it is hard to watch things that are painfully like real life.
I mean, life is hard enough as it is. Why should I suffer through Jane's problems as well?
And is it too much to ask that the characters do not get drunk and do stupid things, apologize when they are supposed to, and actually have a plausible relationship?
And later that night, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
This movie is weird and amazing.
All I've got to say is