Monday, 10 December 2018

Musical Monday #189

I actually kinda hate this film.  While I do have a soft spot for fluffy nineties rom-coms, this is one of those ones where the love object in question is a total creep.  Our protagonist (Julia Roberts) is selfish and not particularly nice, but that's okay because the film knows this.  What it doesn't seem to know is that the best friend (Dermot Mulroney.... WHO?) she is apparently in love with is a total boorish pig.  How he has two women interested in him is a mystery.  I feel deeply sorry for the simpering idiot (Cameron Diaz) who gets trapped with him in the end.  All that said however, Rupert Everett steals every scene he is in and plays the only remotely likeable character in the film, and this scene is fun, if you ignore the two angsty selfish dolts at the centre of it.

I Say A Little Prayer (For You) from My Best Friend’s Wedding 

Don't you feel all warm and nineties-y already?

Monday, 3 December 2018

Musical Monday #188

I remember this song as the one that converted The Housemate to a Crazy Ex-Girlfriend fan.

I Love My Daughter (But Not In A Creepy Way) from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'Josh and I Are Good People!'

Monday, 26 November 2018

Musical Monday #187

With the trailer for the 'new' Lion King movie out, it seems like a good time to share a song from the original.  This really takes me back to playground days of trying to sing this song with other children and arguing over the comic inserts.  I don't think I was as swept away by this as my peers.  I was really only in it for the meerkat.  Although I was only into Aladdin for the parrot.  And The Little Mermaid for the crab.  Apparently I liked my dry-witted put-upon sidekicks.

I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King 

And for context, here's the song again from a different point of view (I prefer this movie anyway):

I Just Can't Wait To Be King from The Lion King 1 1/2 (aka The Lion King 3) 

So, are you one of these really excited for the new movie people or one of these horrified by the new movie people?

Monday, 19 November 2018

Musical Monday #186

Oh dear GOD, someone needed to write more lyrics for this song.

The sad thing about High School Musical songs is that they might be all right if they were sung like, well, MUSICALS, instead of this 'mimic a boyband hash'.

I Don’t Dance from High School Musical 2

The really dumb thing about this song is that Ryan (the musical boy) is trying to convince Chad (the sports boy) and his team to join the talent show or some such and Chad is all like no, I don't like singing and dancing, that is dumb.  ...Except he sang and danced repeatedly in the first film and probably this one before this point too, what with them being musicals.  DUMB, I tell you, DUMB.  I can't believe these films were the biggest thing in the world at one point.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Musical Monday #185

This seems like a pretty suitable song for the start of the week (if you're not enjoying how it's going so far anyway).  I mean, who cares, right?

I Could If I Wanted To from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, episode 'Josh's Sister Is Getting Married!'

I haven't been watching season 4 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend yet, although since I follow Rachel Bloom on most forms of social media, it's kinda tricky avoiding those spoilers.  But the season won't finish airing until April next year, and that's a long time to only watch one episode a week.  I just can't digest and enjoy television when it's stretched out like that.  I tried with season 3, and it was less enjoyable than the natural way to enjoy TV - BINGE IT ALL IN ONE WEEKEND.  But I hear that Greg will be in season 4 and that he has been recast.  I don't know if this is good or terrible news.  I wanted Greg to come back, but if it's a different guy then does it count, and also sounds like he's only going to be a guest star or cameo or something lame.  It's just a shame because Greg was the most interesting male character in the show - someone who felt real with real life issues, unlike Josh and Nathaniel who are ridiculous sitcom characters.  It's not like I wanted Rebecca and Greg to end up together - because I want her to be a strong character and finally realise she doesn't need romance to fix her life - although on the other hand if she had to end up with one out of the three, Greg would be the only acceptable answer (I really kinda hate Nathaniel) - but I want them to be mental health friends.  Season 1 set up that they are good friends and they both need support, so that would be my happy ending.  Oh well.  I'll see in April how mad the show makes me, I guess.  

How do you want the show to end?

Friday, 26 October 2018


So I went to see Bohemian Rhapsody last night because I thought it would be a good idea to spend three hours at the cinema late on a work night (zombie me today was less fond of the idea).

Anyhoo, during the opening credits, when Tom Hollander’s name came up, The Housemate gave me a good dig in the ribs with his elbow.

And I was like, pfff, what, I’m openly asexual now, I don’t have to pretend to have crushes on actors any more.

And then after a while, Tom Hollander shows up as the band’s lawyer and I was like, 


So apparently some things never change.

* ‘Squish’ is ace vernacular for ‘crush’ because we have our own words for everything, because we can.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Musical Monday #184

I Can’t Do It Alone from Chicago

Monday, 8 October 2018

Musical Monday #183

Jeez, stop crying, kids.  That traumatic scene was all of three minutes ago.  Learn to laugh again, already.  Look, one of them nearly said 'fart'.

Hakuna Matata from The Lion King

I, like all other kids, was totally won over/suckered in by the comedy double act. ..well, honestly I couldn't give a stuff about Pumbaa, but I was in love with Timon.

Monday, 1 October 2018

Musical Monday #182

And lo, they were good singers now...

Hail Holy Queen from Sister Act 

Monday, 24 September 2018

Musical Monday #181

I love it when the plant turns its nose up...

Grow For Me from Little Shop Of Horrors