Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly event hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. We are to pick three movies that correspond to the week’s theme. Dance movies are not my thing; I think I just liked the dancing part better than the plot that goes with the dancing. The only exception is that it can't be a musical or based from one. This category was bit difficult, but here are my picks this week:
When I got around to watching the movie, I wasn’t sure why Dirty Dancing was such a big thing. Yes, I know the whole lift scene and ‘Nobody puts Baby in the Corner’, but I never really got any of that until I actually watched it. Sure Baby might have been a tad annoying at first, but throw away all inhibitions about it and it was an enjoyable movie.
I used to watch Center Stage all the time when I was younger. I only paid half attention to the plot (in general, it’s drama among the other dancers, like competition, the weird love triangle, the struggle to be perfect, etc.) but I was really hooked with all the ballet dancing. I just wished there were more dancing rather than the drama, considering the actors they got were dancers. Also, I think Mandy Moore had a song in relation to this movie?
The plot of Cuban Fury didn’t make much sense, but then again - all .the. dancing. I’m not very gracious with my feet, which is why I think I’m always at awe with dancing because they don’t look clumsy and they know how to move. The movie is about a man who tries to win his boss through salsa dancing, something that he turned his back on when an incident happened. It wasn't a great movie, but it wasn’t awful either. There were enjoyable parts and some great characters! If you’re a fan of Nick Frost or Chris Dowd, you might want to consider watching it.