Part 2: Movies, books and theater Movies
On June 18, Bear and I went to Manhattan for the day since we had a meeting with rabbi and a priest in the evening to talk about our ceremony. So we decided to make a day of it and we went to see “Prometheus” in IMAX 3D and then walked around the city for a while. (If we were going to pay ridiculous amount of money for 3D in Manhattan – twice as much as in my local theater – we might as well add a few bucks and watch it in IMAX). This was the only movie I saw this June. (Well, tomorrow, Bear and I are going to see “Brave”, so that would be the second one.) I haven’t really watched many movies on Netflix either. I do want to rent “The Artist.” This year, I have been going to the movie theater more but I want to probably skip Batman since I wasn’t a fan of “Dark Knight.” I might catch it on DVD later. What I really want to see is “Magic Mike” because that movie is not very subtle (there might be a plot in that movie but I really don’t care. Go mostly naked boys.) Unfortunately, my local movie theater is not playing it- there are going in favor of “Ted,” which looks so stupid. So I might have to wait to see it.( Prometheus )Books
June was non-eventful book month. I mostly read fanfic lately or online books and I don’t have time for read actual books. I did finish Sandman Volumes 7 and 8 and I’m reading “Perks of being a Wallflower” and “Emma” right now when the mood strikes me.
Volume 7 of Sandman (“Brief Lives’) was not my favorite. It was fine and it had its moments but I like 8 more (“Worlds’ End”) since it is more firmly in the storytelling realm and not main Endless plot. Bear is the opposite. He prefers 7 to 6 or 8, because he like the main plot and he relates to Delirium lately. I just adored story within story within story within story format of 8. I do know the endgame of the series so I could pick up all the clues in 8, which I do like.
I am also enjoying “Emma” – I know all plot from the gazillion movies and mini-series – and it is not my favorite Austen story – but I’m really liking the book. I think it is because Austen’s sarcasm and snarkiness is in full force here. I am reading it a bit slowly. Theater
As my birthday present, Bear got me tickets to Broadway for June 8 to see “Anything Goes.” I had the CD of it since New Years and it was so wonderful to see it in person. I wanted to see it since last year’s Tony Awards. Speaking of, I watched the Tony’s again this year (with the break for “True Blood” and I did catch up the next day). No show really stood out this time but it was fun to see so many SYTYCD alums in the cast of “Newsies”
“Anything Goes” Absolutely fabulous good time. Knowing all the songs make it even better but what this revival exceeds at was dancing. That 10 minute tap dancing number for “Anything Goes” song was so amazing to watch live – how do they have the energy? I’ve seen Joel Grey on stage before but he fabulous as Moonface Martin. Stephanie Block as Reno Sweeny stole the show for me – her voice and her dancing were so on point. She was just so amazing. I’m so happy that this show got extended and I got to see it.