Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Underwear Scene

In just about EVERY musical there's a scene where women dance and sing in their chones. You don't believe me? I'LL PROVE IT! It starts way back when, when no woman would hang out with other women, unless they were all gonna be nearly-nude. Here are some examples.

Oklahoma! (left)
In the song, "Many a New Day," Laurie and a swarm of scantily clad ladies dance and sing about how Laurie isn't going to kill herself over a dude. Why are they in their undies? Because they're changing to go to a dance. Duh!

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (right)
The song is, "When You Marry in June," and frolicking around and singing is about... six women in their underwear. They're singing about how wonderful it is to get married in June, (as if they would know,) and they're almost naked because..........................

Guys N Dolls
Adelaide, as you know, works as a night club singer/dancer with a host of sub-singers/dancers. One of their numbers is, "Take Back Your Mink," and as they sing about how shocked they were that their boyfriends wanted "payment" for gifts, they strip to their panties. That makes sense.

For some reason, "The Cell Block Tango" must be performed in lingerie. Why would women in a prison not sing about the men they killed in their "evening" wear?

Brigadoon (left)
A bunch of women sing about getting married before they're 25. Well... why wouldn't they? The song is, "Waitin' for Me Dearie."

Les Misérables (below)
In "Lovely Ladies" a gang of prostitutes sing about themselves, and persuade Fantine to join them. And, 
yes, they're almost nude.

My Fair Lady
This one hardly counts, but you're gonna have to get over it. The song is, "I Could Have Danced All Night," and during the song Eliza changes into her jam-jams. It's close, and we're counting it.

The Phantom of the Opera
During "Angle of Music," and "The Phantom of the Opera," Christine wanders around in her robe.

The Sound of Music
"Maria" is sung by a bunch of nuns and... oh wait, no. They're totally covered. Never mind.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Perks of Watching a Movie About the Perks of Being a Wallflower

This movie is a FILM! A really good one too. It was enjoyable, meaningful, and it completely reminds me of being a teenager, (not that I had nearly the same experience... at all.)

In short, it's a movie about the importance of friendship.

It's cute. It's moving. It's definitely PG13. It's entertaining, and fascinatingly interesting. I liked it a lot.

The acting was great. It had Egg in it! I mean Ann! I mean Mae Whitman. I didn't want to throw Emma Watson off the astronomy tower, and Percy Jackson was amazing.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Boonie's Favorite Muppet Movie

The nominees are...

The Muppet Movie (1979)
   Kermit makes life-long friends while traveling to Hollywood to make a movie.

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
   Kermit and friends save Piggy who is falsely accused of thievery. 

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
   Kermit wants to put on a Broadway show.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
   This is a little self explanatory, right?

Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
   Best part: Cabin fever.

Muppets From Space (1999)
   Gonzo finds out he's from outer space.

It's a Very Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
   I haven't seen this, nor do I know anything about it. Huh.

The Muppet's Wizard of Oz (2005)
   I'm assuming this is a lot like The Wizard of Oz.

The Muppets (2011)
   Kermit finds new friends who inspire him to reignite his old TV show.


3rd Place:
The Muppets (2011)

2nd Place:
Muppets From Space (1999)

1st Place: 
The Great Muppet Caper (1981) for mainly one reason:

(This picture will have to suffice since the scene is apparently under copyright.)

Okay. There are lots of reasons, but this one's my favorite reason.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Finding Nemo (in 3D!) & Announcing the Winner of Boonie's Best Pixar Film!

I haven't seen this movie in 3D, but that doesn't mean I haven't seen this movie. I'm not sure, but I don't THINK this is one of those movies where you haven't seen it unless you've seen it in 3D! I mean, be with the break giving!

So, Finding Nemo is a long movie. At times it's like, "Find this kid already!" But at times, oh, there is laughter! Then there's the classic 1/2 hour Pixar climax, (The Nightmare Before Christmas's climax lasted about 3 seconds, and should have taken notes, except it came out WAY before Pixar films.) During these long, agonizingly suspenseful climaxes I have to remind myself, "It'll all be okay. It's Pixar." Then I can get through them without screaming, or needing to leave due to anxiety.

Compared to other Pixar films, I like Finding Nemo more than Up or the gosh-awful-preachy-as-all-sin Wall-E. I actually like Finding Nemo quite a bit, but I never, ever watch it because it's depressing! I got panic attacks from reading, Are You My Mother as a child; this movie is just one long Are You My Mother. But it's super, uber cute.

However the award for Boonie's Best Pixar Film goes to Toy Story II. (NO, not III. I know, you can't believe it.)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

2016: Obama's America

It's rather hard to "critique" a documentary, so I'm just gonna say 2016 was scarier than 2012. It was smart, interesting, and more engaging than most movies I've seen this year, maybe because it's actually important.

Diniseh D'Souza, (above,) an immigrant from India, (who's eerily similar to Obama himself,) dives into Obama's family history, especially his estranged, polygamist, radical, father. He asks the question, what dream does Obama have for the United States? Is it the American Dream? Is it Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream? Or is it Obama Senior's Dream?

The movie brings up major concerns ignored by the media, and estimates that by 2016, if he's re-elected, our national debt will equal over 20 trillion dollars.

I find myself wanting to repeat the entire movie. Just go see it. Even if you find yourself justifying the faults found in the movie, the movie certainly provides interesting topics to think about.