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22 July 2011, 9:00 am No Comments

Cinespastic: Miami Heat

This post was submitted by Ben K.

I’m about to pass out here. It is so damn hot I don’t even know what else to do. I love the summer, truly I do, but this is just too much. We’re closing in on 100 degrees here in Chicago, I don’t know how you people in the South and Southwest live with this all summer. I at least know this will pass soon enough. And don’t get me wrong, I’m not praying for the winter again, just something a bit more temperate. I know, complain, complain, complain, you’ve heard enough.

But until then, I’m going to hide inside and stop complaining. I’ll go back out when it gets below 90 degrees. Okay I’m done. But one thing I will say about this weather is that it does remind me of one of my favorite U.S. cities, Miami. I realize that Miami is in a tropical region and its heat is certainly different from other heat patterns, but no matter. Anyway, I digress…..

As the gateway to Latin America, Miami is unique because of the history that has made it a thriving multicultural metropolis. I try to go down for a vacation during the winter every few years, for a respite from the winter.

But until I return, I’ll hide inside and watch my favorite movies that are set in Miami. Of course, I have episodes of The Golden Girls I can happily watch, as well. Some of my favorites include Some Like It Hot, Miami Vice (I loved the TV show as a kid, and thought Michael Mann’s 2006 adaptation was great too), The Birdcage, and parts of the amazing The Godfather Part II.

So just like a cold winter night, I’ll curl up on the couch and watch a favorite heat-inspired movie. The rest of you can play outside, I’m stayin’ cool.


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