Sunday, June 06, 2004

some like it mean like harry potter girls.

The last two days I've been lucky/blessed enough to see three good movies, all very different (meaning, most people would hate one and love another, but not necessarily like all three). Tonight, Blakeley, Destry and I saw "Mean Girls", and I loved it. I'd heard good things about it but wasn't expecting to like it as much as I did. It was a teen comedy but it wasn't. It knew when to make fun and (most of the time) knew when to stop and be a little serious. Last night, I saw "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and it was good too. I think I would've enjoyed it more had my friend Chase and I not seen it so late, but alas, nothing I can do about that now. It was darker than the other two, but in a good dark way, not a bad one. :) Also yesterday, I rented (finally---I've been meaning to see this for a long time) the Billy Wilder classic "Some Like It Hot". I thought I'd be disappointed b/c of the movie's credentials (Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, directed by Billy Wilder, one of AFI's 100 greatest movies of all time and AFI's #1 pick for the funniest movie of all time) but I wasn't and so I was very pleased. It really is bizarre and quite admirable that this movie can still be as funny as it is today. It's a 1959 B&W film with double entendres galore and some which I'm sure have gotten more shocking as time as passed. While it's not so much hilarious as it is funny (in a smiling and chuckles sort of way), it will show you a great comedic farce that has so much more packed in to each scene than any comedy out today. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and rent it and see what all the fuss is about. If nothing else it should give you the answers to more trivial pursuit or jeopardy questions, seeing how there are dozens of quotable lines and scenes and everything else from the film that always seem to be found in places like that. So there, it will be educational in a sense.

Good night. Hope your weekend is wonderful or was wonderful.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Yeah, Mean Girls! Potter was fun, too.