TWITL – week sixteen – movie edition aka what I do for the fellas… @simonkass #HenryCavill

Saw Unforgettable today
Unforgettable on Saturday afternoon


Two movies came out on Friday, one in theatres and the other on Netflix. Let’s start with the theatrical release.

Unforgettable – I must have impeccable timing because how is it that I start on a new fella (Simon Kassianides) and he has a movie released a few months later? Timing, I tell ya. And as I am the supportive sort of fangirl, I knew that I’d go see the movie upon release because how can I resist seeing one of my fellas on the big screen? I can’t resist… Unforgettable isn’t the type of movie I’d usually see at the theatre but I was quickly taken in by the movie from the start. The two leads– Rosario Dawson and Katherine Heigl– were quite flawless in their performances and they were a joy to watch. Heigl as Tessa was downright scary at times through all that coolness and steel. Dawson was amazing as the strong but haunted Julia. The confrontation at the end paid off for me (with a twist I didn’t expect). It’s about the journey, isn’t it? And the journey of the characters was interesting to watch… The men in the movie were definitely secondary to the ladies. It was great seeing Geoff Stults (kinda love him) as David, Tessa’s ex and Julia’s intended. He was dutifully handsome and understanding as well as attentive but perhaps a little clueless. Still, quite adorable. And then there’s Simon Kassianides as Michael. He had just a few minutes of screen time (ALAS) but he definitely made the most of it. His character was this unseen presence for Julia, so much so that when he finally does appear in person, she almost doesn’t seem to believe he’s actually there. I know I shouldn’t have been excited about seeing him since Michael was not a good person but in those few minutes I saw the moment from his point of view. He was messed up for sure but he was also manipulated without realizing it. Did he deserve what he got? Hmmm… I walked out of the auditorium glad to have seen the movie and Simon in it. Would I recommend it? Depends on what you like, I suppose…

Sand Castle – I liked this movie. It was well done, well acted, thought provoking,and seemingly ultimately futile… I think I would have eventually gotten to this movie at some point but I watched it upon release because of Henry Cavill. He played Captain Syverson and was not one of the main actors (Nicholas Hoult and Logan Marshall-Green had more screen time, I think). I liked Henry in this movie. He was down and dirty with the nearly shaved head and full beard– goodness me! And lo, his accent! Southern sort of accent. Texan? Whatever it was, sweet goodness!… Captain Syverson had some interesting moments. I especially liked when he was a bit of an ass when they were meeting with the head local person… Would I recommend it? Yes, most definitely. And not just because of Henry Cavill…

So yes, I watched both those movies because of the fellas. I’m supportive like that! 🙂 But seriously, they were both worthy in their own ways. For one movie, I had no idea what was happening (Sand Castle) and for the other, I knew the basic premise (Unforgettable). Will I watch either of them again? Mmmm, YES…

Utterly stalled on all my stories. I keep re-reading my old ones with the thought of doing some editing but all I do is keep reading. Oh, and for some reason I started yet another story! I really need to finish one of these latest Listworthy inspired stories. Why does my mind wander so much? Why can’t I just focus?

When I stepped out of the movie theatre, the outdoor mall’s music was playing the song “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” (Ella Fitzgerald version?) and I started singing along as I walked to my truck. Then I realized the lyrics and it made me laugh a little…

I’ve got you under my skin
I have got you, deep in the heart of me
So deep in my heart that you’re really a part of me
I’ve got you under my skin

I’d tried so, not to give in
And I said to myself this affair it never will go so well
But why should I try to resist when baby I know so well
That I’ve got you under my skin

I’d sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night
And repeats, repeats in my ear

Don’t you know, you fool
You never can win
Use your mentality
Wake up to reality
And each time I do just the thought of you
Makes me stop before I begin
‘Cause I’ve got you under my skin

I would sacrifice anything come what might
For the sake of having you near
In spite of a warning voice comes in the night
And repeats how it yells in my ear

Don’t you know, you fool
That ain’t no just win
Why not use your mentality
Wake up, step up to reality
And each time I do just the thought of you
Makes me stop just before I begin
Because I’ve got you under my skin
Yea, you grab me under my skin

And that’s what the fellas do to me… 😉