Suffragette

**Spoiler alert**

Suffragette history

YouTube video of the 1913 Derby

I recently watched the movie, Suffragette, on Netflix. I was halfway through it before I realized it was based on true events. I linked an article about the final event and a YouTube video of actual footage of the final event above. Don’t open them if you haven’t seen the movie. They do contain spoilers.

I was fascinated by the fact that I knew so little about this. I find that I learn more and more daily. I just keep looking things up and in this case, it was well worth the effort.

Frida

I finally got around to seeing this movie. I was very impressed. It told the story of Frida Kahlo and helped the viewer understand more about the artist.

I really wanted to see the exhibit when it was in San Francisco, but I missed it because of sheltering in place. I hope there will be another chance to see it at some point.

Dumplin’

I finally got around to watching this movie on Netflix. I have wanted to read the book and its sequels for a long time, but I decided to get to the movie while I was thinking about it.

I thought the movie was done very well. It was about a former beauty queen’s daughter and her relationship with her family. I still want to read the series of books, assuming that the books are better than the movie.

Thems fighting words

I was listening to a conversation between friends and friends of the friends. One man started a story with “Back in the 70s, I went to the first Star Trek movie.” He was quickly interrupted with “Wait. Do you mean Star Wars or Star Trek?” His response? “There’s a difference?”

I thought that the man was going to be hurt by all the dirty looks he got. Is there a difference???? Yes, there is!

Dirty Dancing 2

Dirty dancing 2

The above linked article confirms that a sequel to Dirty Dancing will be filmed soon. Unfortunately, the article is from April of 2020, and I haven’t seen an update. Has filming been delayed by travel restrictions? Have they had difficulty finding a cast? Is the screenwriter having trouble finding a story to link on to the original movie?

I would love to know where we stand on this sequel.

What is Your Passion?

For one of my assignments for school, I have to write a paper on my passion. It was written vaguely on purpose. I have to come up with something to write about. What will I write? I assumed that, since it is for a writing class, I should be leaning toward books. While I could write about swimming, I don’t think I am prepared to read a lot on the topic, given the other assignments I have.

As part of the discussion when we were given the assignment, the instructor asked if we had read or watched anything interesting lately. Hmmmm.

I have been listening to The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on audiobook. It got me thinking about how it differs from the written book and from the movie. I haven’t yet watched the movie, but I will get to it before I truly start my paper.

I have to research the whole thing, so between the three types of media, I think I will be able to find enough to write about.

I have the project for a second class completed and ready to present, and another project for a third class almost completed. I am stalling on the paper for the final class, but it will get done before the due date.

Thunder Force

I saw the ads for Thunder Force. It was on Netflix. Woohoo! I love the cast of the film – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, and Jason Bateman. How can this be bad?

I loved the film, but mostly because I really didn’t need to think about much with it. It was funny, and the plot was predictable. I don’t think it will win any awards, but it entertained me.

Kid 90

I watched Kid 90 which is a documentary about the teen stars of the 90s. Soliel Moon Frye had footage of her friends when they were at the height of their stardom. It was a very interesting look at this time in her life. The majority of the story was her story, and not necessarily the story of the other child stars, but it was amazing how many of them hung out.

I was very sad to see how many of these young stars took their lives when they were so young. In some ways, the film was not only the story of her teen years, but it was a tribute to those who passed away way too young. The movie was good, but it was rather sad.

Girls Trip

I saw that Girls Trip was on TV this week. I don’t think I’d seen it before, but I loved the cast, so I figured I’d give it a shot. I needed a little mental break from school.

I laughed during the majority of the movie. It certainly wasn’t a movie that took a lot of thought, but it made me laugh and forget about homework for a while. That was the point. I would recommend this movie just for the laughs. It was worth it.