Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) Review

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Cast
Lewis Griffiths – Johnny Castle
Katie Eccles – Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman
Carlie Milner – Penny Johnson
Julian Harries – Dr. Jake Houseman
Simone Craddock – Marjorie Houseman
Lizzie Ottley – Lisa Houseman
Michael Kent – Billy Kostecki
Tony Stansfield – Max Kellerman

Venue: Sunderland Empire

Date: Monday 26th June 2017

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Musical Moments – Dirty Dancing (Part 2)

I am heading to the Theatre tonight to see Dirty Dancing on stage. I had never really fancied it in all honesty, but I am eventually going to see what it is like. If I enjoy it, always difficult when they are based on a pretty iconic film and that is certainly the case with this one.

I have already done a post in the past with Time of My Life, so thought I would go for She’s Like the Wind for today’s musical moment!

I haven’t listened to anything from the show so that will be a slight surprise.

V-Day . . . I’m a soppy romantic at heart!

I wasn’t going to mention that it is Valentine’s Day . . . Honest. But every year I cannot help but come up with something to post about. Last year I went for it with some huge posts and put together 100 Romantic Films but if you are more cynical than that here is a Top 10 of Anti Valentine’s Day Films!

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No better way to start off than with this incredibly amazing (and soppy) quote from one of my all time favourite films ever. You cannot help but love When Harry Met Sally!

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Posteritty – Film Quote Posters

I came across the incredible Posterity at some point on Twitter before Christmas, as someone had retweeted them for the very cool film calendar they were releasing. I then got it as a Christmas present (after sending the link on) and after that bought some of the posters. I have eventually got round to putting them up on my wall and thought it was well  worthy of it’s own blog post and to encourage my fellow film fans to check out the website for the fantastic minimalistic images and some with quotes.

I have therefore picked some of my favourite quotes from my favourite films. I am sure you won’t be surprised with my choices!

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“Me? I’m Scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw. I’m scared of what I did, of who I am and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”

I have decided to start a new type of blog post on here, using a film quote that comes close to how I am feeling I am going to vent my thoughts and probably stress (and massive overthinking) in an attempt to get rid of it all to be honest. I am not going to set how often these blogs will be but I guess that just depends what exactly is going on in my life. Although I don’t really have a massive amount of a life at the moment, so much work and no time for much else. That is one of the reasons I love going to the cinema, that is my switch off and relaxing time (well maybe not always relaxing if I pick an awful film). This will be extremely film related though so don’t worry!

Having had a very tough few months and the past week with not a massive amount of sleep, I think it does play with your mind and makes it more difficult to see things rationally. That who paranoid state seems to creep in and you doubt well pretty much anything and everything. I think the above exchange between Portman and Kutcher is a great way to start, what a feeling right?

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28 Today!

I am 28 years old today.

Ahhh pushing to close to 30 for my liking!

But anyway Happy Birthday to me!!!

I am going to use this blog post to put together my favourite film from each year since I was born, just want to clarify that I have picked favourites so therefore might not actually be the greatest film in the world!

1987 – Dirty Dancing

1988 – Big

1989 – When Harry Met Sally

1990 – Pretty Woman

1991 – Father of the Bride

1992 – A Few Good Men

1993 – Jurassic Park

1994 – Pulp Fiction

1995 – Toy Story

1996 – The English Patient

1997 – As Good As It Gets

1998 – The Mask of Zorro

1999 – American Beauty

2000 – Billy Elliot

2001 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

2002 – Chicago

2003 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl

2004 – Million Dollar Baby

2005 – Walk the Line

2006 – Casino Royale

2007 – Juno

2008 – The Dark Knight

2009 – An Education

2010 – Black Swan

2011 – Bridesmaids

2012 – Skyfall

2013 – Frozen

2014 – Birdman

2015 – None so far!

7 Fantastic Film Sex Scenes

Well with it being Valentine’s day and Fifty Shades of Grey weekend, I thought what better post for today? Picking 7 of my favourite sex scenes from films, some of my choices are probably very obvious others may not be! This is probably a strange list to put together, but I must mention that I mainly like the less is more option in films, I am sure some of my choices will prove that especially when you get to my all time favourite at the end!!!

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Why Dirty Dancing should not be remade . . .

A lot of speculation and rumours online yesterday about a possible remake for ‘Dirty Dancing’. I am in the please don’t remake it side. I just cannot understand why a film which is still so loved and watched over and over should be remade. Even if you try to update it, it won’t have the same effect at all. You could not get away with the same lines which while some are so cheesy yet some are so brilliant. It would not be the same hearing someone different say them after nearly 25 years of this film. Patrick Swayze’s best known film and why all women (including myself) love him.

No way the ending could be recreated like that, and with that song . . . which everyone just loves to dance and sing along to. A very big hit at party’s and discos, with people trying to recreate the lift! (Yes I have been attempted to be lifted before).

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