Thinking Out Loud | Movie Marathon and the Video Music Awards

This is a rare week where I’m not as happy to see Thursday come and go. As you’re reading this I’m at the tail end of my Disney World vacation. Sadness! I’m sure it will be somewhat nice to get back into a routine at home, but nothing beats the magic of a Disney World trip. We will have to go back again soon!

Regardless, I’m still here today to do some random thinking for Thinking Out Loud Thursday:

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I thought today it might be fun to focus Thinking Out Loud on some of the things I’ve recently been watching – from movies to award shows!

Thinking Out Loud about Movies

1. Recently my husband and I have been loving watching comedies from the 80s and 90s. He has a huge DVD collection and to kick things off, we started with one of his favorite John Cusack films: High Fidelity. We’ve watched this together a few times before, and it’s grown on me over the years. As a music lover myself and someone who loved to go to music shops back in the day, I find the throwback a lot of fun.

2. Next up, we continued the comedy streak by queuing up What about Bob. It’s both hilarious and heartwarming – if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it when you need a laugh.

3. The last comedy in this streak happened to be Tommy Boy starring Chris Farley and David Spade. I had never seen this one before and wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Farley and Spade used several scenes in this movie to pay homage to Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which is a movie D and I watch every year around Thanksgiving. That angle really made the movie worth it for me.

4. Moving just a little bit away from the classic comedies above, next up we decided to watch Clue. I would classify this movie more as a comedy/mystery movie. If you haven’t seen or heard of it, it’s based on the classic boardgame of the same name. It’s both funny and a little ominous as the characters get picked off one by one. Plus, the version we watched actually offered three different endings which was a fun spin!

5. Kill Bill is obviously a movie I had heard much about over the years, but really had no interest in. I thought it was going to be too much action and fighting for my taste. But when my husband suggested it this time, I decided to just go for it. And I was not disappointed! There was more to it than action and the storyline was very compelling. I especially loved the scenes that took place in Japan.

Thinking Out Loud about the Video Music Awards

6. Did anyone else out there watch the MTV Video Music Awards? I grew up on MTV, and even though I’m a little older now than their target demographic, I still love watching this awards show. I always have a lot of fun seeing what’s new in music and watching the performances in particular. D is a little less enthusiastic, but this year he did agree to watch it with me from beginning to end.

7. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should definitely check out Pink’s acceptance speech for the Video Vanguard Award. So inspiring!

8. My favorite performance of the night had to be Logic featuring Khalid and Alessia Cara with 1-800. It’s a song with an important message, and it’s delivered in a very powerful way. I had no idea who Logic was before this song came out, but he seems to be quite talented.

Did you watch the Video Music Awards? What did you think?

What movies have you been watching lately?

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