Movie Music Magic

I love music and I also love movies and television shows. That’s why I freaking love it when they have music scenes in movies or TV!! So I have decided to list 5 of my favorite music scenes in movies or TV. Now before everyone gets on my back about them, these are my favorite, not the best songs, the best acting, the best dancing, but the scenes that make me either sing along, get irrationally happy or get up and dance.

In no particular order, here we go!

Ferris Beuller’s Day Off

Ahh Ferris, the fun loving, cheeky troublemaker who finds the line and not only crosses it, he picks it up and plays jump rope with it. This scene encapsulates the essence of the movie. Ferris does what he wants, when he wants and everyone seems to love it.  At the start of the scene, Cameron’s anxiety about college, Sloane is being the ever perfect balance of friend and amazingly stunning, out of this world babe, while Ferris crashes a street parade… I mean, this sums up the movie. I love this film, I love this scene and I LOVE SLOAN.. Plus, Twist and Shout is a great song!

Robin Hood- Men in Tights

What can you say about this half piss take, half re-make of a classic childhood story? In one of the first movies I ever remember watching, I can nearly recite it line for line. But this is my favorite scene, by far. Unfortunately in this clip you miss the start, but when they are complaining, “only a man could wear tights” it has to be one of the most subtly funny moments in the film. Plus the added bonus of having Blinkin front row, punching this and messing up that.. comedic gold Mel Brooks, comedic gold.

Shawshank Redemption

From my favorite movie comes on of the more surreal music scenes to me. When Andy locks the guard in the bathroom and escapes (in his mind) off with Mozart to a world where he was free, as Red describes, makes your heart melt. For Andy, it was these moments that kept him sane, making the library, doing the taxes, just things regular Joe’s took for granted, but without them the ending could have been a whole lot different. You can see the peace in his eyes when he lays back in the chair, just free to be in his own world for once.

The Replacements

This clip has it all, a bar fight, followed by a jail scene and ending with a dance along. After a punch up with the overpaid pretty boy, strike players, the replacements are sent to jail and it serves as the turning point for the team, a bonding as you will. After a good beating, some laughs and an unexpected dance off, the team rallies to make the playoffs. What I truly love about this scene is when you see coach McGinty come down the stairs the players scatter like tenpins, apart from Franklin and Murphy (who is of course deaf), hilarious.

Community

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHMkT_p7Xfc

In typical Community fashion, season 3 kicks off with a parody song, taking the absolute mickey out of shows like Glee and High School Musical. The comically choreographed routine and lyrics show the world, ex-high powered lawyer, Jeff would love to live in.. Until he is woken up from his daydream and snaps back to reality. What’s better than one show taking the piss out of another show? Nothing, nothing at all.

There we have it, my top 5. Want to add some? Let me know in the comments!

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Choking Hazard? That’s old news..

Looks like we jumped in Doc Browns Delorean and zoomed back to 2011…. Every NBA fan is back on Lebron James back after a disappointing NBA Finals game.

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Today the age old San Antonio Spurs took a 2-1 lead in the Finals behind some record breaking, long distance three ball shooting from none other than

Danny Green and Gray Neal… yep, I didn’t expect to be writing that sentence any time soon either..

Two story lines came from the 113-77 rout of the Spurs.

1)   Green and Neal combined for 13-19 shooting from the land of plenty, as the Texan twosome helped the Spurs to a record break 16 made three pointers in the Finals.

2)   For the third game in a row, Lebron James scored under 20 points, putting up a 15/11/5 game in his teams crushing loss.

If you jump on Twitter, Facebook or forums around the world, all you can see is “OMGGG Lebron is chokinggg!!11!”. But lets put it into some perspective, today the Spurs shot the bananas out of it, well actually- 2 role players shot the bananas out of the ball. In game two he had a TRIPLE DOUBLE, let that sink in for a while, plus his defense was phenomenal. Game 1? Well we all saw how well Parker played at the end and it was Lebron who sparked the Heat all game.

In other words, Lebron is not choking. This is coming from a MASSVIE Lebron hater. I hated how arrogant he was when he came into the league, I hated that he pussied out and joined Wade and Bosh in Miami, I hated how good he was the past two seasons and when Dirk and the Mavsknocked him off in 2011, it was probably one of my favorite all time sporting memories as a fan. But what he does in each game cannot be questioned.

As seen in the playoffs, the Heat has an on/off switch. At times during the ECF against the Pacers, with their backs against the wall, it was Lebron who put the team on his shoulders and carried them. His game 2, 18-18-10 was what most people would consider a top game, but we know he had so much more, he just didn’t need to DO IT!!!

Comparisons to previous Lebron playoff failures, 2011 Finals against the Mavs and 2010 going up against the ultra bullies the Boston Celtics have got to stop. He shrunk in those moments, he is taking this team as far as he can. Leonard and Green are terrific defenders, dogging him all game and with Bosh playing like the dinosaur he is and Wade doing who knows what, his help is severely hampered.

The Spurs are a juggernaut, going 9 deep with each and every player knowing and playing their role to a tee. Game 3 was a perfect example. Danny Green(light to shoot thaaa rock if ya know what I meeean!) plays tough D on Wade and Lebron and shoots open 3s, Kawhi Leonard is hounding Lebron for 40 minutes, Tony Parker is quarterbacking this side and Manu is just coming in for 5-6 minutes a quarter and wreaking havoc, doing crazy Manu things.

In other words, this Spurs team is rolling. But did you know what? This Heat side has not lost consecutive games since Jan 8 and 10….. think about that, I mean seriously think about that.

After Lebron comes up with a 35/10/8 monster in game 4 (which is totally conceivable), I’m betting the bandwagon will be full and the MJ comparisons will start right up.

So a few words of advice, stop being so fickle, enjoy the series for what it is. Two super talented teams going head to head, two styles of power vs precision, and an obscene amount of time left for anything to play out. If he goes for two more 7-21 games, in two blow outs, then lets have this discussion again..

In the mean time….. GO SPURS!

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If you are reading this you are either a good friend helping a poor student out, a Twitter follower of mine who actually thinks what I say means something or you are lost…

Either way, welcome to the house of fun that is my blog! For a uni course of mine I have decided to write a few thoughts down on anything and everything sports and pop culture. So have a read, comment on my dribble, share on Facebook/Twitter/Linked In, Instagram (somehow?) or good old fashioned word of mouth! The more interaction I get, the higher grade I might end up with!