Movie of the week: When Harry Met Sally 

Quinland and I have been celebrating the glory that is When Harry Met Sally this week, through texts, phone calls, and Snapchat. It’s been awesome. Yesterday I got a text from him that just said, “If you need a root canal, Sheldon’s your man.” I was right there with him: “But humpin’ and pumpin’ is not Sheldon’s strong suit.”

We passed favorite quotes back and forth:

“Call the cops! It’s already out there!”

“You’re the worst kind. You’re high maintenance but you think you’re low maintenance.”

“Six years later you find yourself singing ‘Surrey with a Fringe on Top’ in front of Ira!”

“What they could do to make it easier is combine the two. You know, Mr. Kline died yesterday, leaving behind a wife, two children, and a spacious three bedroom apartment with a wood burning fireplace.” Continue reading “Movie of the week: When Harry Met Sally “

Update: Sing Street rocks!

SING STREET —  1980s DUBLIN.  BOY MEETS GIRL.  GIRL UNIMPRESSED.  BOY STARTS BAND.

You may recall that I was enamored with the movie Sing Street even before it came out here in the USA back in April of 2016, but I never gave you my opinion once I saw it! I need to do so quickly, because it is still on Netflix and you all need to rush to see it while you can.

Let’s get one thing out of the way up front: I told you it would be nominated for an Oscar. It wasn’t.

It was, however, nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical. It didn’t win; La La Land did. But Sing Street has a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (higher than Wonder Woman, to date!) and it definitely wins the prize for my favorite movie of 2016. Continue reading “Update: Sing Street rocks!”

Sing Street – The best movie I haven’t seen

  • Here’s a St. Patrick’s Day riddle for you:

What’s Irish and has Lori spending hours on the internet every evening this week?

If you answered “Hudson Taylor,” you would be incorrect. It’s hard to imagine, I know, but since Harry and Alfie are not touring in the US (and are hard at work on songs for their second album), I have had to find a new obsession.

Luckily, H & A once mentioned that the little brother of their violin player was starring in a new John Carney film, and I was intrigued. I loved Once, I loved Begin Again (I mean, come on – Keira Knightley AND Mark Ruffalo? It was a no-brainer), so I’ve been following news of his new film for months.

Then I saw the trailer:

I started getting excited.

Then I started reading the reviews from the Sundance Film Festival. Apparently it was a crowd favorite and got ovations and people dancing in the aisles. (As well it should – I mean, 80s? Dublin? Cool music? It’s the perfect formula.)

And then I started watching further clips of the film, music performances by the lads, and interviews of the cast. Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, the aforementioned little brother, seems very impressive in the lead, especially as this was his first acting role ever and he walked in off the street for an open casting call at 14. He is only 16 now, but he seems to interview like a pro.

The lucky, lucky Irish get to see it starting tonight, which is only right and proper. The Weinstein Company have it scheduled for “limited US release” starting April 15th, but I can only hope that the raves coming out of film festivals (it just played at SXSW and recently in Toronto and Glasgow, as well) will get it a broader release sooner rather than later.

Because I need to see this movie. Soon.

P.S. When it is a huge hit and is nominated for Academy Awards, remember that you heard about it from me, first.