| SYTYCD, Movies, HP sort of
||[Aug. 16th, 2007|03:14 pm]
It’s getting pretty cloudy, but I don’t think the rain is very close to us, yet. It looks like it is supposed to stay mostly south and west of us, but I am hoping we get at least a few showers. My knee, elbow, wrist and ankle all hurt, and they are usually more reliable than the weatherman.
I enjoyed all the dances last night, though some more than others. Unlike the judges, I liked the fox dance fairly well. It wasn’t my favorite, but I did get it and thought it was executed well. I do think Wade was a little too literal, but then he tends to be that way in most of his dances.
My favorite overall was Danny’s solo. I thought is was fabulous and showed off his skills very well without looking like just a string of tricks.
My least favorite dance overall was Lacey’s solo, though I do concede that ballroom dancers often have a tough time with the solo thing.
I loved the group dance and Mia’s dance for Danny and Neil. Those both probably tied for second after Danny’s solo. That is probably at least partly because I wish this show would drop the whole “couples” thing and handle dance the way it is in reality – with partner dances making up only a small portion of each show, and with the whole boy/girl thing dropped completely, because it’s just silly.
I still think Sabra is going to win, especially since Nigel basically asked the audience to give them a female winner, unless there is backlash over him doing so. I do not think she really stood out last night, and while she is, I am sure, a sweet girl, and she is definitely a good dancer, she has never been close to as good as Danny Tidwell and in my opinion does not deserve to win over him. But she will. The lie that she has only danced for 4 years is SYTYCD’s version of ZOMG ONLY 17!!!!!!. Only it’s worse, because Jordin Sparks really was 17, while the Sabra tagline is untrue. She may not have danced contemporary for more than 4 years, but she studied dance in connection with both her cheerleading and gymnastics.
Oops, I wasn’t through with the soapbox. Sorry!
Anyway, in summary – fun dances, I liked all of them somewhat and most of them a lot and I wish Danny would win, but I wasn’t emotionally invested enough to vote for him.
The Perfect Crime
Interesting, somewhat funny movie, in Spanish with subtitles. It is definitely quirky and has some funny points, but in my opinion needed tighter editing. The joke at the heart of it felt like it dragged on and on a little bit to me. Neither of the main characters are all that sympathetic, nor are the meant to be, so you can enjoy the hell they create for each other for about three quarters of the movie. Then it begins to fall apart a bit. I should probably qualify my opinion, though. I think that parts of it may not have survived the translation very well, and that it may also be difficult for this Texan gal to appreciate the European humor as much as a Spaniard would. I gave it three stars. I did like it, it just doesn’t make the favorites list.
Keeping Track of My Hollowood Squares Results So Far
My score: 23.435
Max Possible: 63.87
Average score: 20.97
Standard Dev: 5.84
My Score: 27.915
Max Possible: 46.385
Average score: 24.85
Standard Dev: 5.364
My Score: 23.970
Max Possible: 48.490
Average score: 20.446
Standard Dev: 4.438