… “or How I got my groove back in Chicago”
So, I haven’t done much blogging in the last week mainly because I was on a business trip to Chicago. Love it here. Chicago is definitely one of my favorite cities, some where I would definitely consider moving if it wasn’t so cold. This is why I limit my travels there to the summer months ::smile::
Guess what? I decided some months back to start a record collection. I have a few now but after my aunt told me that she is giving me some of her old vinyl, I decided to really work on collecting. One of my coworkers was obsessed with going to the infamous Reckless Records (you know, the record store that supposedly was the inspiration for Championship Vinyl, the fictional record shop in the movie High Fidelity) in Wicker Park to pick up some music so I of course had to tag along. I got some really great stuff, albums and remixed singles from some great musicians like The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Alicia Keys, Estelle, and Carley Simon.
Snow White and the Huntsman. Yeah, so I saw this and it was… a movie just to pass the time. I literally only saw this because I was asked to go. Otherwise, I would never have subjected myself to yet another movie with Kristen Stewart in it (I’m kinda committed to seeing Twilight through since I read the books, lol, but for that too I am ashamed). To me, it was a movie that didn’t know what it wanted to be (dark fairy tale? mystical story? feminist tale?). Also, was anyone else out there surprisingly disappointed that there wasn’t more Sam Claflin (William)? And why did every character cry in the movie at one point or another?
Some of my favorite movies filmed in Chicago:
When Harry Met Sally (1989): Can men and women really just be platonic? This movie, especially one iconic scene in a diner, questions this notion in a funny way.
While You Were Sleeping (1995): Woman stalks man from afar, man gets in an accident and goes into a coma, Woman pretends to be his fiancee, Woman falls in love with the man’s brother in the meantime, you know, the classic love story.
Primal Fear (1996): The film that put Edward Norton on the map and made me scared of him for awhile.
Stranger Than Fiction (2006): It’s funny but this is my favorite Will Ferrell movie, and it’s not a straight-up comedy. Instead, this movie is interestingly quirky, endearing, and sweet.
The Dark Knight (2008): The underground tunnels were the perfect setting for this dark and brooding Batman drama from one of the current geniuses of filmmaking, Chris Nolan.