Ok, so this week’s post is very specific. But I am coming clean about something. Apparently, I really like Walt Disney Pictures Sports Dramas. This includes Miracle, Invincible, and now McFarland USA. And even goes back to Cool Runnings. It must be the underdog story. The one where the underdog works harder than anyone else and ultimately triumphs. I know they can be predictable, I know it’s a similar story told again and again, and I know it gets me every time. Who doesn’t need the encouragement to keep going when the going gets tough? I know I do.
The Last Five Years was an original off-broadway musical written by Jason Robert Brown. The story is about the last five years of a relationship between Cathy & Jamie. Cathy is an aspiring actress and Jamie is an aspiring author. This honest, insightful, slightly painful show has something relatable for everyone who’s been in a relationship. Now, there is a film version that has had a limited theatrical release. However, the good news is you can purchase or rent the movie now on itunes. And the performances of Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan are fantastic. They are both highly capable actors and highly capable singers. Some thrilling moments, touching moments, awkward moments, just like relationships. Check it out as it’s always a good thing to have more musicals in the world.
Sia is an australian singer who has been in the music business since the 90’s. And now she has decided that she does not want to be famous. After having worked with many famous people she has decided it’s not in her interest. She would rather keep making music, writing songs, and even performing; all the time keeping her face out of the spotlight. Fascinating right? Maybe it’s for attention or maybe she really just wants to everyone to focus on her music.
Below are a few examples of her videos, appearances, and performances that support her desire to work as an artist, but not be famous. And she is making strong music on top of it all. Interesting times when not wanting to be famous is the revolution.
Article from NYPost Page Six on Why Sia Refuses to Show Her Face: http://pagesix.com/2015/02/09/why-sia-refuses-to-show-her-face/?_ga=1.264045452.1204204026.1423627646
The Fall is a BBC TV Series starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan (of upcoming 50 Shades of Grey) that first aired in 2013. It is currently available in the US on Netflix. It’s a crime drama about a Senior Police Officer investigating a series of murders in Belfast, Ireland. It’s creepy, sexy, captivating, disturbing, and binge-watch worthy. In fact, that’s what we just finished doing with this series.
There are 2 seasons for this show. The first season has 5 episodes and the second season has 6 episodes. We stayed up late watching the finale, we could not stop watching. There is talk about continuing the series into a third season. Although the original concept was this 11-12 episode story arc.
Beware, some scenes and circumstances are not for the faint of heart.