Monday, 31 December 2018

Musical Monday #192

To my regret, I went to see Mary Poppins Returns yesterday.  I thought it might be a fun old timey wonderland, but instead it was an insipid rehash of the original film without the charm.  In order to purge it from my system, today's musical number is from the real Mary Poppins.

Jolly Holiday from Mary Poppins
Performed by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman


Monday, 24 December 2018

Musical Monday #191

I am creating this post on my phone, due to internet difficulties. Hopefully it will work.

So anyway it being Xmas Eve, I guess I can't get away without an Xmas song for Musical Monday. So here's what I have had stuck in my head for weeks:

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells from The Simpsons

Merry Winter, y'all.

Monday, 17 December 2018

Musical Monday #190

This scene includes two of those 'movie cuts' which works great on film but in real life would actually involve a lot of awkwardness.

One, 'I guess it's our turn'... followed by an hour of them getting ready to do a three minute performance.
And two, midway through the song, they... stop, dress up another guy, somehow sneak him out into this open space everyone can see and start up halfway through the song again like they never stopped performing.

I Will Survive from The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert
Scene performed by Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp and Guy Pearce. Song performed by Gloria Gaynor
Written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris

I really like this movie though.  It's comfort viewing.

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
Performed by Rupert Everett and the rest of the cast
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David

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!'
Performed by Pete Gardner