All you need is romcoms.

So after being single for-ever one starts getting cynical about it. (See what I did there?) But honestly, that’s not a surprise since us stupid human beings have manage to be cynical about almost everything in life that kinda upsets us but we try hard not to let it show, so naturally we start being mean, acting cold and usually talking in an elaborated almost pretentious way instead. #sorrynotsorry

Still, single and all as I am, romantic comedies are my favorite kind of comedies, kind of movies in general actually… No matter how cheesy, predictable, unoriginal or commercial they can be I truly believe they are one of those few still reliable things on earth. From a romcom at least you know what to expect and then also you can expect that every romcom will fulfill your expectations, agree? Even if you’re just expecting it to be super-dork and unreal, you’ll be happy to know that no matter how much terribly-dramatic scenes you watch along, things will go smoothly in the end.

*Except for those painful romcoms as “Me before you”… Gosh, I felt so betrayed when I saw that emotional-ambush! The end got me in tears and not the usual happiness-I wish it was me-tears but the awful P.S. I love you-why are you doing this to me-tears 😦

Yet again: sarcasm. That’s what I need at this exact point of my life. Witty jokes and sharp quotes.

I’m a hopeless romantic and a Valentine’s Grinch at the same time

Yesterday I almost watched “In my dreams” but oh Lord after 2 minutes of watching its stupidly-perfect main characters, I had enough. Both were so sweet and proper! I-couldn’t stand them. As contradictory as this may sound I’m a hopeless romantic and a Valentine’s Grinch at the same time, so what I needed was a pair of characters so wrecked and lost that hopefully wouldn’t make me feel worse about myself.

And luckily enough, I found them!

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In a different movie though… (next friday I’ll post about it)

Anyway, as much as I enjoy laughing at catchy lines and sighing at cheesy gestures, deeply inside I know that’s not the main reason why I watch romcoms… I guess there’s nobody who can deny that what we feel when we end up watching a romcom is: hope. Silly, childish, unfounded hope but that still works up your mood and makes you feel blindly positive. You know, like anything could happen and that it could actually happen to you with whom you never ever imagined and when you least expect it!

But also nothing-at-all could happen too because that’s in fact what you least, least expect after watching a romcom. Thereby after some time by your own you might realize that romcoms are just another exageration of life and love, of soulmates, destiny and good luck… and since nothing “romantic” happens to you in a while you’ll need to get back to romcoms to get the perfect substitude of love, your dose of hope; because just like when you are on a diet and you start feeling upset for not being allowed to consume sugar, you have to remember there’s always Splenda to sweeten your life!

And besides The Beatles explained it better:

All you need is love.

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70* Playground love

This is one of those songs that explains much with just few words and awesome chords.

Air

This french duo started playing in 1995.

They’re all about downtempo, space rock and lots of electronic music.

They have 7 studio albums and yeah, a long musical career.

The official music video of today’s song was produced by Sofia Coppola, the magnificent director of The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation, The Bling Ring and other cool movies.

With a laid back rhythm along sax solos and faint vocals this song creates an ideal sort of romantic atmoshpere. The kind of environment where you would rather fall in love with the music, the moment or this french duo.

…And the high-school lyrics (english/spanish):

I’m a high school lover, and you’re my favorite flavor
Love is all, all my soul
You’re my playground love

Yet my hands are shaking
I feel my body remains, themes no matter, I’m on fire
On the playground, love.

You’re the piece of gold the flushes all my soul
Extra time, on the ground.
You’re my playground love.

Anytime, anyway,
You’re my playground love.

GREASE is the word

We start believin’ now that we can be who we are

We stop the fight right now, we got to be what we feel

It’s got groove, it’s got meaning

Grease is the time, is the place, is the motion,

Grease is the way we are feelin’…

To start an awesome movie you need a great song. I learned that from Grease. Since the first seconds it caught us with this amazing Bee Gees song (I wonder if nowadays we can do something so epic and real). After the cartoon introduction we watch a speachless scene of two lovers having fun in the beach, despite as lame as it may sound it was beautiful… We end this first scene we a kiss goodbye that clears out that it was just the beginning.

After that, the story goes on real fast. A whole senior year in Rydel high school starts and ends in less than 2 hours but the magic happens every second. From new couples to breakups, kisses turned to fights, jokes made promises, friendship, love, fun and all this forever.

Apart from the tense, funny and romantic situations we can also appreciate all the groove of the 50’s. The music, the style, the fashion and the groopies!

From the PINK LADIES to the T-BIRDS and including the nerds, the jocks, the cheerleaders, the bad guys and the dull teachers. Each character contributes in making the high school atmosphere so credible, so touchable and so cool.

What would be of the heartbreakers without hearts to break?

No matter if you haven’t expirienced a Summer love, after watching this movie you’ll feel just as in love as if Summer has ended and you have to start again.

At the end of this amusing musical movie you’ll have a smile in your face, rock and roll songs in your head and joy in your heart. This movie is all we ever wish for: youth, good parties, lifetime friends and true love.

 

jt

You know how it is… rockin’ and rollin’ and what not?

Danny Zucco