Musical Moments – And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going

Having seen Dreamgirls on Friday night I thought it was more than worth having this as the Musical Moment this Monday! With three different versions of the song, considering Amber Riley aka Mercedes from Glee was in the show first here is the clip of her performing from Graham Norton just before Dreamgirls opened in the West End.

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A look back at 2006 in film!

I don’t see 2006 as 10 years ago I mean that is just madness. But it has been a whole decade now since that year, which is terrifying in all honesty. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have a look back in this blog post at the films from 2006, the ones I enjoyed at the time, the ones I have caught up with and quite frankly the ones which are getting better with age and standing the test of ten years.

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2006 was also pre-blog so I don’t even have many reviews for films from that year, if you search 2006 as a tag I am sure you will be shocked to see the lack of reviews. Especially when one of them is a bit of a strange film choice.

Highest-grossing
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
2. The Da Vinci Code – $758,239,851
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown – $660,940,780
4. Casino Royale – $599,045,960
5. Night at the Museum – $574,480,052
6. Cars – $461,983,149
7. X-Men: The Last Stand – $459,359,555
8. Mission: Impossible III – $397,850,012
9. Superman Returns – $391,081,192
10. Happy Feet – $384,335,608

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Weekly Review 3

Lets take a little look back at the previous week on this blog, and other movie blogs out there.

Reviews

Dreamgirls (2006)

Baby Mama (2008)

Fame (1980)

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (2008)

Other

FlashForward – Episode 6

Christmas?

Bonfire Night 

Cineworld 3D Price Change

Bloggers

A Journey Through Cinematic Heaven and Hell posted Top 10 Comedies of the Decade

Dark of the Matinee posted his views on Pirated Movies

Fandango posted about possible Batman Villian

Dreamgirls (2006) Review

If you have read this blog before you will therefore know that love musicals a lot. So as you can imagine I went to the cinema to see this in the previews back when it came out, and have therefore seen it lots of times. I have to admit that I was not its biggest fan when I first saw it, I liked it quite a bit but didnt totally fall for it on the first viewing. However, each time I watch it I like it more and more. Especially watching Jennifer Hudson who totally deserved her Oscar for Best supporting Actress in her first movie role.

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Top 10 Movie Love Songs

I have been feeling rather on the lovely dovey side for no reason whatsoever, so thought I would pick my top 10 movie love songs. Or songs about love.

10. My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (Titanic)

I think while this song gets a lot of criticism and people saying this dislike it. I am sure when it first came out everyone loved it a lot. It totally fits together with the movie and the ending. “Every night in my dreams, I see you, I feel you” I mean that line is just so lovely its unreal. I love it!

9. It Must’ve Been Love– Roxette (Pretty Woman)

Probably quite a strange choice with this being top 10 love songs, when this is about a love ending. “It must’ve been love . . . but its over now . . . “. I am sure loads of people have related to this song, but in terms of the movie it wasnt over for Jules and Richard. It was just a small stepping stone until they got together for real in the end. Which is how most people would love to happen to them in there lives.

8. Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers (Ghost)

How could this not be in the top 10?!?!? The very famous pottery scene and when everyone was totally in love with Patrick Swayze after Dirty Dancing. Lovely . . .  “I’ve hungered for your touch, alone . . . lonely times . . . and time goes by so slowly . . . ” I think its just perfect for this movie it fit together so well. “Are you still mine . . . I need your love . . .” it really is a deep love song. Longing for the person and wanting them more than anything. Which is just awwwwww.

7. When You Say Nothing At All– Ronan Keating (Notting Hill)

“You say it best . . . when you say nothing it all . . .” It would probably look like a very strange love song, “what I hear when you dont say a thing” its relating to all the emotions a person shows towards someone that they are in love with and care about a lot. So to show you love someone you dont have to say anything and in Hugh Grants case in the film that probably would have been the best idea haha. He always seemed to say the wrong thing at the wrong time.

6. Time of My Life– Jennifer Warnes &  Bill Medley (Dirty Dancing)

“Now I’ve had the time of my life, never felt like this before, I swear its the truth and I owe it all to you . . .” I think that opening line to this song, describes how baby feels towards Johnny throughout the whole film. He taught her so much in such a short period of the time and they fell for each other so much. So I think this song perfectly fits the movie, and especially the ending. Showing everyone that they had the time of their lives. “This could be love . . .”

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Oscar Season

As the Oscars are in a week. I decided to look through my collection of DVDs and see which are Best Picture winners or have an acting Oscar associated with them. So I will try to review a lot of them over the next week. Re-watch and some of them even watch for the first time. As looking at a couple of them I haven’t actually watched them yet.

The List

  • Adaptation (Best Supporting Actor: Chris Cooper)
  • All About Eve (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Sanders, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
  • American Beauty (Best Picture, Best Actor: Kevin Spacey, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay)
  • As Good As It Gets (Best Actor: Jack Nicholson and Best Actress: Helen Hunt)
  • Chicago (Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress: Catherine Zeta Jones)
  • Dead Man Walking (Best Actress: Susan Sarandon)
  • Dreamgirls (Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Hudson)
  • Erin Brockovich (Best Actress: Julia Roberts)
  • GoodFellas (Best Supporting Actor: Joe Pesci)
  • Good Will Hunting (Best Supporting Actor: Robin Williams and Best Original Screenplay)
  • Gladiator (Best Picture, Best Actor: Russell Crowe)
  • L.A. Confidential (Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Mary Poppins (Best Actress: Julie Andrews)
  • Million Dollar Baby (Best Picture, Best Actress: Hilary Swank, Best Supporting Actor: Morgan Freeman and Best Director)
  • My Fair Lady (Best Picture, Best Actor: Rex Harrison and Best Director)
  • One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Best Picture, Best Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Actress: Louise Fletcher, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • Rain Man (Best Picture, Best Actor: Dustin Hoffman, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director)
  • Ray (Best Actor: Jamie Foxx)
  • Rocky (Best Picture and Best Director)
  • Scent of a Woman (Best Actor: Al Pacino)
  • Terms of Endearment (Best Picture, Best Actress: Shirley MacLaine, Best Supporting Actor: Jack Nicholson, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay)
  • To Kill A MockingBird (Best Actor: Gregory Peck and Best Adpated Screenplay)
  • Titanic (Best Picture and Best Director)
  • Training Day (Best Actor: Denzel Washington)
  • Wall Street (Best Actor: Michael Douglas)
  • West Side Story (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor: George Chakiris, Best Supporting Actress: Rita Moreno and Best Director)