It's Thursday, so that means it's time for another Thursday Movie Picks! This week was a fun one, and I'm going to let you know now...I cheated a bit (it's not really cheating, I don't think...but sort of...for me...whatever).
Let's just get into it!
This week's theme is:
So, the first thing I decided to do was to avoid all Step Up films or variations of the franchise because, like, there are just too many of those Stomp the Yard, You Got Served, same story different nameless actor type movies and I wanted to try something a little different. So, I went with Oscar fair, the film that started it all and a documentary that I...haven't seen yet (that's where I semi-cheated).
Here we go!
I heart this movie so much. It's one of my favorite films of the aughts, and one of those rare movie gems that continues to astound me every time I see it. Rich performances and a beautiful tribute to tolerance, acceptance and aspirations...not to mention BALLET!!!
|Save the Last Dance|
The film that started it all! Yup, this is such a fun and inspired take on the genre, and while so many have tried to mimic it in years to follow, it remains one of the best. It's also the reason that Julia Stiles should have a bigger, better career and the fact that she doesn't continues to PISS ME OFF!!! Oh, and the HIP HOP here is just so much fun to watch. Love this soundtrack...SO MUCH!
So, like I said, I haven't seen this yet...mostly because it took FOREVER to hit DVD and by the time it did I was past the year in question and forgot about it...but it's #1 in my Netflix queue now because this documentary from Wim Wenders (LOVE HIM) featuring CONTEMPORARY dance numbers honoring the late choreographer Pina Bausch just looks so incredibly outstanding!