Monday evening I watched Chicago (2002) while Casey was at his Scout meeting. Lana and I recently saw this onstage and it is one of her favorite movies/musicals. I love it, too, and especially this movie version, because I think Renee Zellweger is just dang cute and Catherine Zeta-Jones is perfectly beautiful. Remember the last musical that won Best was back in the 60’s, so I was glad to watch it, dancing and singing and all that jazz.
The 2003 winner Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King , was part III of the trilogy and should be viewed along with the other two. (and also, them’s some LONNGGAASSS movies)… So I’ll make that a project for the later on.
Up next was Million Dollar Baby (2004)…Oh, dear, another one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I realize that not watching sad movies has been keeping me from seeing these good ones and I’m going to change that rule. Even though it involves boxing, this is not a violent movie. Hilary Swank surely did deserve the Best Actress Oscar that year. Morgan Freeman won Best Supporting; Clint Eastwood lost the Best Actor, but won Best Director. It is the story of Maggie Fitzgerald, a scrappy gal from a horrible white-trash family who makes it to the World Championship Boxing Arena after wearing down a gruff (but lovable) trainer who “doesn’t train girls”. It’s also the story of Real love and friendship and I just cried… Excellent.
Can you believe we only have 7 more to watch??