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Gatsby Style

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know that new adaptation of the Great Gatsby is coming out in theaters this weekend.  Meg and I have been ready for this for awhile, seeing as how we did this Gatsby wedding post about 50 years ago.  I have to admit that I’m still a little nervous because Baz Luhrmann is not my favorite director.  He gets real Bazzy sometimes, which is a word that I think can most efficiently be described as feeling like you took drugs right before you started watching the movie.  Romeo and Juliet?  Loved.  Moulin Rouge?  Wanted to throw things I hate it so much (although I’m sure a lot of you loved it).  Anywho, I am excited nonetheless, and all these trailers that show Carrie Mulligan looking like a goddess have gotten me to thinking about why it is that we dress so lame these days.  We don’t wear sparkly dresses or ridiculously great headpieces unless it is our wedding, but Daisy got to wear them all the time.  Here are some dresses I would definitely be wearing if I was going to one of Gatsby’s parties.  Maybe I would even have a costume change situation.  And that gold headpiece is absolutely a necessity.

Image Credits: Movie stills via IMDB;  1  2  3  4  5






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For the Love of Friday – Songs from Movie Soundtracks

Friday, April 12, 2013

Maybe it’s because of how much we love movies, but a pretty heavy percentage of our favorite songs seem to be from movie soundtracks.  Whenever I hear a song from one of my favorite films, it always takes me back to how I was feeling when I was watching it – happy, sad, wistful, or content.  I hear Tiny Dancer and I instantly visualize the band from Almost Famous singing on the bus.  In Your Eyes, which is actually Corey and my song to which we danced our first dance, makes me thinking of John Cusack, ever the romantic, holding a boombox over his head.  La Vie En Rose makes me remember how sweet Wall-E was with Ev-a, always trying to keep her out of harms way.  To hopefully invoke a little nostalgia, we put together some of our favorite songs from films for you guys to listen to.  Did we miss any really good ones?

 All images taken from IMDB

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Here is a link to the playlist for listening on mobile devices.

Romeo and Juliet – Radiohead “Talk Show Host”

Vanilla Sky – Peter Gabriel “Solsbury Hill”

Almost Famous – Elton John “Tiny Dancer”

Last of the Mohicans – Promentory (part of the score)

Say Anything – Peter Gabriel “In Your Eyes” (the song Corey and I danced to at our wedding)

Crazy, Stupid, Love – The Dead Weather “I Can’t Hear You”

Jerry Maguire – Bruce Springsteen “Secret Garden”

Empire Records – Gin Blossoms “Til I Hear it From You”

500 Days of Summer – Regina Spektor “Us”

Garden State – Frou Frou “Let Go”

Beaches – Bette Midler “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today”

13 Going on 30 – Pat Benatar “Love is a Battlefield”

Sunshine – John Murphy “Adagio in D Minor” (one of Corey’s favorite movies along with one of his favorite scores)

Ice Age – David Newman “Send Me on My Way”

Juno – The Moldy Peaches “Anyone Else But You”

Dazed and Confused – Aerosmith “Sweet Emotion”

Wall-E – Louis Armstrong “La Vie en Rose”

Notting Hill – Allison Krauss “When You Say Nothing At All”






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For the Love of Friday- Movie Season

Friday, November 16, 2012

Colleen and I definitely go to see plenty of movies throughout the year (her more than me due to Corey’s movie madness), but it seems like this time of year is when I always look forward to seeing movies the most.  Since it has gotten cold outside, going out to a bar to socialize seems significantly less appealing.  But wearing some cozy clothes and heading to the movie theater with our smuggled coffee and candy tucked precariously in our purses seems like just the ticket.  Movie season for us came just in time this year to catch some movies that we are way excited about.

Image credits  1  2  3  4  5  6

1.  Skyfall  007-  I can’t even pretend to know anything about this movie so I won’t.  This is a movie Colleen (and probably Corey) want to see.  I can only assume it is James Bond because of the 007.  I have never really gotten into James Bond.  Corey can leave a description in the comments section including why he is excited about it if he should so desire.  I’m sure it will be good.  Moving on. Editor’s note: Obviously I made the collage and poor Meg just had to talk about it.  Skyfall is supposed to be awesome, potentially the best Bond ever, and certainly better than the last.  I am crazy excited.

2. Lincoln-  Between having Daniel Day Lewis (the best actor of our time in my humble opinion) and Joseph Gordon Levitt (a button pop)  this movie seriously can’t lose.  Furthermore it is about Lincoln (duh Meg) who is arguably the best president we have ever had.   According to IMDB, it covers his struggle with abolishing slavery so I have a feeling it will also make me cry.

3.  Anna Karenina- Two words.  Eye. Candy.  If any of you have seen the trailer, you know that this movie is going to be a knock out.  The visual quality of the film evokes a sense of magic and you can bet the set design and costumes are going to be superb.  Also, Keira Knightley is charming.  Can’t wait.  I started the book last night but due to the fact that it is 2,000 pages on my ipad I probably won’t be able to finish it and have a functional life before I see the movie which is a major bummer.  Oh well.

4.  Life of Pi- If any of you have not read this book already, go out and get it NOW.   It is a fantastic story and when I say that I mean that it is not only great but that it definitely teeters on the brink of reality and fantasy.  It is very unique and truly beautiful and I can only hope that the movie will be the same.

5.  Cloud Atlas-  Colleen has seen this and it surprised her how much she was touched by it.  Apparently it is one of those super abstracty kinds of movies where there are lots of different characters and their lives are intertwined.  I LOVE those movies because I like things that are abstract.  I watched an interview with Tom Hanks about it and he said it is about how we are all connected.  Warm and fuzzies and beautiful cinematography as well.  Editor’s note: Now this movie is very polarizing.  It is from the directors of the Matrix, so it is larger than life and maybe a little overwhelming.  Some people thought it was excessive.  I thought it was beautiful and inspirational.

6.  Argo-  This is another one that I don’t know so much about, but my parents said that it was wonderful and I have a tendency to go bananas for movies directed by Ben Affleck.  Don’t even get me started on “The Town.”  This one has been out for awhile so if you were planning to see it, you should probably get there soon.  Editor’s note: Argo is potentially movie of the year, and is just an amazing story about the attempt to bring American diplomats to safety (particularly applicable right now.)   I am dying to see it.  

Have you guys seen any awesome movies lately?  Any others that you are looking forward to?

Happy Friday!



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