For me, this weekend was all about the movies. May I share?
First, the soundtrack for my weekend was At The Movies, the latest release from my boi Dave Koz. You know, the guy I saw in concert? Totally talented and totally adorable? The one who stopped by Pipedreams last week? (!!!!) You heard me. For a few minutes, there were zero degrees of separation between me and Dave Koz. There was no need for Kevin Bacon to be involved at all. Although.......Yep, that guy. I picked up some of his old stuff and I'm finishing off the summer floating down his smooth jazz river, my hand lazily dipped into his saxy waters.....um, where was I? Oh yeah, the movies.
Becoming Jane, stars Anne Hathaway as the titular Jane (Austen), and if you need CATEGORIES, it's a chick flick. But a brainy one. And with accents. Yeah, I know. PERFECT for me. Turns out that a movie about Jane's young life plays out pretty much like a movie based on the young life of one of Jane's heroines. Jane had a star-crossed Pride and Prejudice-style love all her own, with Tom LeFroy taking the role of her real-life Mr. Darcy.Lefroy is played by the boyishly handsome James McAvoy and I spent a good portion of this movie wondering what else I knew him from. A quick googling and all was revealed. Mr. Tumnus! From half man/half beast to hotheaded sexy beast. Nice! If you like seeing Jane Austen novels adapted to the screen, you'll like seeing her actual life up there at least as much.
OK, a little bird, a Little Sparrow specifically, tells me that we have two more movies to go, but no time right now. Curse my workaday life! The next movie is about said bird and I'll give you a heads up: she crazy. She makes Judy Garland look like a Girl Scout. Like a Mormon Girl Scout. Is there such a thing? And the last movie I saw this weekend....well, I bet you can guess, because we're all in this together. Stay tuned!