Downtown Milwaukee there is the coolest little theater called the Oriental. It's one of those old, antique looking places that puts modern movie theaters to shame, and is honestly probably called the Oriental because it looks quite oriental! Fun fact: When I was a sophomore in high school, two of my friends and I went to the Oriental to see The Theory of Everything and ended up locking my friend's car overnight in the Whole Food's parking lot across the street. Good times.
Anyways, this winter break my mom and I decided to make the most of our time at home and go see a few movies! We saw Jackie and La La Land, and I loved them both.
Jackie was a lot different than I expected. I was warned that it was more history than I'd think and that definitely wasn't enough preparation. The movie is pretty much life through Jackie's eyes after John F. Kennedy was shot, and how she handled both that situation and life afterwards. I thought the movie was incredibly well done and very informative. It showed so much about Jackie Kennedy that is usually missed when people think about her life, what she went through, and even about President Kennedy's assassination. Although I loved it, I'm not sure if I would watch it again any time soon... It's more informative than anything, not really something I would just throw on with friends.
I also saw La La Land, because after hearing the incredible reviews, how could I not?! Compared to Jackie, this movie was definitely more fun. La La Land was a lot slower in the beginning, so I was a little worried that I was going to leave hating it and really confused about all the hype, but about halfway through it turned out and it was amazing. Sometimes the whole singing thing and musical aspect irritates me, but I thought it was really fun and worked so well in this movie. I am also a huge Emma Stone fan, so I loved seeing her! A little Ryan Gosling never hurts either ;)
Did you see either movie? What did you think? I also saw Bad Moms over break, not in theater's but at home, and it might honestly be one of my favorite movies now. It's actually the funniest thing in the world.