So I spent much of the weekend FINALLY getting over a cold. But I managed to see three hot movies, all of which I highly recommend.
In theatres. Juno. Possibly the best written film this year, and one of the best I've seen in a long time. About a smart and witty 16-year-old girl who's pregnant and decides to give the baby up to a family who really wants a baby. Initially, when I saw the previews last fall I didn't think this would be for me. But after some convincing, and hearing ALL the actors and critics raving about it, I gave in. So glad I did.
On Netflix. El Cantante. The biopic film on a legendary salsa singer. Stars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Again, initially I didn't want to see this in theatres. Probably because I didn't know the singer's story. But I got into the acting, music, and story of El Cantante. So glad it came in the mail this weekend.
On cable. Combover: The Movie. Yes, a documentary about the legendary hairstyle plaguing much of the world. This one follows real life men who have chosen to use their remaining strands of hair to create some really creative hairstyles. It's funny, sad, and cringe-worthy at the same time. But definitely worth watching.
Too bad we didn't get to see the red carpet festivities of the Golden Globes, though. It was a beautiful day in L.A. on Sunday, perfect for red carpet festivities, and for those of you not living here, lots of people make livings off these events -- designers, caterers, limo drivers, valet parkers, makeup artists, and botox specialists. So it was kind of a bummer day, thus my movie watching binge.
Maybe next year.
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