Mount Rushmore of Movies vol 2
If you're not familiar with m.brown's blog, Two Dollar Cinema you need to be, because whether you know it or not, something is missing from your life.
He's brought back his Mr. Rushmore of movies blogathon, which I'm thankful he still talks to me after I submitted this last time around.
The rules are simple:
1) I'd like to have all posts done by Friday, March 3rd (where I'll create a master list, linking back to all of your, er, both of your sites), but it's cool if you finish way before that. Or later. I'll update as they come in.
2) Send me a heads up on twitter @twodollarcinema , reply in the comments below, text me, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org), smoke signals, Bat-signals, non-verbal cues, Beastmaster handshakes - whatever! when you've finished, okay? Cool.
3) In your post, please use the rad banner my wife designed after forcing me to do the Truffle Shuffle. Okay, she would never do that...but still.
4) Share the announcement with the good people you know. Hell, the bad ones, too. Anyone can (and should) participate.
5) Be awesome.
I'll admit, I had something very, very juvenile in mind at first. But I'm short on time this week, so while I really wanted to poorly photoshop my favorite movie butt scenes onto Mount Rushmore, I had to go the serious route instead. Since the beautiful La La Land is still all the buzz, I thought I would point out some other great "modern musicals" that are out there that didn't get anywhere near the attention La La Land did. So I bring you:
"The Mount Rushmore of "Modern" Musicals That Are Not La La Land"
1) God Help The Girl
This adorable little musical is about a girl who is in a mental hospital who writes songs as a way of coping, and meets two other muscians along the way At first glance, the costumes might scream 60's at you, but it was shot in present day. (in this case, 2014)
2) The Last Five Years
While popular on Broadway, the film itself didn't get a wide release. It's about a five year relationship between a couple. When we meet Cathy, we see her at the end of it. Jaime starts at the beginning, they eventually meet in the middle.
Yes, another Anna Kendrick movie, but she makes good musicals. This little scene indie is about a theater camp for young performers. It features just about every theatre stereotype there is but it's an amusing film.
4) Sing Street
Okay so this film was set in 1985, but you know what? Modern enough. I'm still annoyed this it didn't get a Best Original Song Oscar nomination this year. It's about a boy who starts a band at his new school to win over a girl, and it's a touching little film.
Thanks for hosting, m.brown!