Sometimes you don’t really know what songs could benefit from being a little “rocked up” and to be honest this song is a prime example. I am not that big a fan of the Beyonce original of this song…it was yet another in the Beyonce oeuvre of sassy R&B, “I am woman hear me be melismatic!” tunes and if you have heard one of those puppies you’ve heard more than enough. But in the hands of Grace Potter & The Nocturnals it becomes a hard-charging, bluesy rock song with Ms Potter doing her damnedest to channel the energy of Grace Slick and succeeding marvelously.
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Why Don’t You Love Me
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83% (Critics) / 54% (Audience) Directed By: Steven Soderbergh Written By: Lem Dobbs Starring: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Douglas, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum and Michael Fassbender Studio: Relativity Media
Synopsis: A highly trained operative who works for a government security contractor is betrayed by her company during a mission and sets out to exact revenge while looking for the reason for the betrayal.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 60% (Audience) Directed By: Miguel Arteta Written By: Phil Johnston Starring: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Isiah Whitlock, Anne Heche and Sigourney Weaver Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Synopsis: A sheltered insurance agent leaves his small town for the first time to go to an insurance convention in the “big city” of Cedar Rapids. While there he becomes fast friends with three convention veterans who loosen him up and show him that the world is bigger than his hometown and it is time for him to start living.
The Not-So Final Girl is my own little observation about horror movies (most notably the slasher variety) and a tweak on the trope of the Final Girl, in that there is almost always one female character in a slasher film that usually gives the killer a run for his money before finally being taken out or just makes a huge enough impression on the audience (mostly through a strong performance by the actress) that we begin to wish she didn’t have to die.
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Now on to the list!