Saturday, May 23, 2009

Getting Married in the Movies

About three weeks ago, I went to my older brother’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding despite the fact that it was outside and all the guests were freezing. Nevertheless, I had a pretty good time hanging out with my family. My brother’s wedding leaves me as the only unmarried person in my family; my sister was married just last summer. It makes feel kind of left out, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be getting married anytime soon!

My sister and I at the wedding. Can you tell we're 5 years apart?

While I was there, I started thinking about some of my favorite wedding movies/scenes. Movie weddings always seem so much more romantic and glamorous than real life weddings. According to my poll, it seems the majority of you think The Philadelphia story is the best of the wedding movies. Royal Wedding didn’t stand a chance.

Father of the Bride (1950)

Hmm…funny how the serial bride Elizabeth Taylor is in one of the most well-known wedding movies of all time.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

I’ve heard of double weddings, but seven at once? Now, that’s what I call memorable!

The Graduate (1967)

I absolutely love the wedding scene at the end. It gives a whole new meaning to the term runaway bride.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

You guys voted it as the best wedding movie for a reason. Which one would you marry? Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, or John Howard? Tough choice.

Carefree (1938)

Nobody can walk down the isle with a black eye like Ginger can. Absolutely fantastic.

The Catered Affair (1956)

Planning a wedding can be a nightmare especially when the bills start rolling in. This nice little drama shows what can happen.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Oh Those Crazy Eights!

Thanks to Kate Gabrielle and Nicole for tagging me!

8 Things I look forward to:

1. Getting my first paycheck of the summer, not the whole working for the paycheck part though 2. One of my best friends coming back from France (she’s been there since January)
3. The annual trip to the lake with my mom’s side of the family
4. Shopping for a new swimsuit for said trip to the lake
5. Warm weather and no more rain!
6. Laying out at the pool and at least trying to get a tan
7. Motivating myself to go to the gym
8. Shopping for vintage jewelry on eBay

8 Things I did yesterday…Well, I didn’t do much yesterday so let’s go with 8 Things I did this week:

1. Saw the musical Wicked with my mom!
2. Watched May Robson get drunk in Lady by Choice and Lady for a Day
3. Unpacked all of my stuff and de-cluttered my room, thanks to my clean freak mom (I’m more of a packrat)
4. Went crazy researching my family tree and traced them all the way to eighteenth century Germany.
5. Sent an email to a nonprofit theatre that shows classic films so that I can become a volunteer!
6. Watched way too many movies and absolutely loved it
7. Had cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory : )
8. Attempted to do the Dancing with the Stars Cardio Workout video…and quit after 20 minutes

8 Things I wish I could do:

1. Spend the summer watching movies instead of working
2. Study abroad in England
3. Afford to buy all the classic movies my heart desires
4. Grow a few more inches – I was supposed to be 5’7”!
5. Visit my best friend in California and see Hollywood
6. Dance like Ginger Rogers and look just as glamorous
7. Find Prince Charming
8. Be a famous writer of some sort, hopefully a screenwriter

8 TV Shows I watch:

1. Survivor
2. American Idol
3. So You Think You Can Dance
4. Ugly Betty
5. Greek
6. Gossip Girl
7. Project Runway
8. Lost

8 People to tag:

Hmmm….I don’t know who hasn’t been tagged yet. Being the lazy person that I am, if you are reading this right now, consider yourself tagged!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Coming Soon!

I swear I'm still alive! School ended last Friday and I have been a lazy pile ever since. My first night at home, I slept for thirteen hours! I'm taking a week break before I have to go back to my horrible job at the grocery store on Monday. I have a wedding post in the works that I hope to have up soon. Unfortunately, I lost most of my work because the wireless internet has been down in my house all week and I haven't been able to use my laptop! I promise to stop being such a slacker. I have a lot to write about since I actually have time to watch movies now so stay tuned : )

P.S. If you haven't already checked out the newest movies in the WB Archives, you should! There are two Ginger Roger movies, Having Wonderful Time and Tom, Dick, and Harry which was featured in this month's Great Films Not on DVD! I'm so excited!