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How so? I didn't think either was great, but both were ok with some solid performances.

I suppose it was the theme as it was targeted at women as opposed to men. Although I did enjoy Eddie Murphy's performance in Dreamgirls but other than that
there was nothing I particularly enjoyed.
post #407 of 718
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i thought Dreamgirls was incredibly boring
post #408 of 718
Dr. Detroit
post #409 of 718
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i thought Dreamgirls was incredibly boring

Maybe so but the DVD release has 12, count them, 12 extended musical numbers. If that doesn't make the movie more enjoyable then I don't know what will.
post #410 of 718
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Maybe so but the DVD release has 12, count them, 12 extended musical numbers. If that doesn't make the movie more enjoyable then I don't know what will.

I think if you didn't enjoy the movie to begin with, the special features will do nothing
for you.
post #411 of 718
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the DVD will have options to make it even longer??

damn.

I aged like a year and a half last time I sat through it.
post #412 of 718
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the DVD will have options to make it even longer??

damn.

I aged like a year and a half last time I sat through it.

m@t the old fart - extra-aged edition?



I have not seen Dreamgirls yet; while I think that it is quite possible that Eddie is good in it, the myusic will probably grate on me after while. Not my thing - it would only be worse if it were all show tunes or country music (sorry musical/country lovers).
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m@t the old fart - extra-aged edition?



I have not seen Dreamgirls yet; while I think that it is quite possible that Eddie is good in it, the myusic will probably grate on me after while. Not my thing - it would only be worse if it were all show tunes or country music (sorry musical/country lovers).

I thought Eddie Murphy was surprisingly good.
It's not really my music either, although it generally was well done (Jamie Foxx can't sing). If you're going to end up seeing it on DVD or cable, it's probably even less likely that you'll get a kick out of the music. I saw it in a full theater, and particularly during the numbers featuring the woman from American Idol or whatever, who is a genuinely charismatic performer, the enthusiasm of the audience helped add something to the experience.
post #414 of 718
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I thought Eddie Murphy was surprisingly good.
It's not really my music either, although it generally was well done (Jamie Foxx can't sing). If you're going to end up seeing it on DVD or cable, it's probably even less likely that you'll get a kick out of the music. I saw it in a full theater, and particularly during the numbers featuring the woman from American Idol or whatever, who is a genuinely charismatic performer, the enthusiasm of the audience helped add something to the experience.

You know, Jamie Foxx is an odd bird to me... I never really liked his singing style or voice even though I used to find the Jamie Foxx Show at least somewhat funny (but the supporting cast IIRC was often more entertaining).
Anyone have any input on "Ray"? Lawyerdad?
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You know, Jamie Foxx is an odd bird to me... I never really liked his singing style or voice even though I used to find the Jamie Foxx Show at least somewhat funny (but the supporting cast IIRC was often more entertaining).
Anyone have any input on "Ray"? Lawyerdad?

Never saw "Ray". FWIW, I was disappointed with his performance in "Dreamgirls" after hearing the raves about "Ray". He struck me as fairly wooden and one-dimensional, although it's tough to say how much of that was him and how much was the script, since his character -- he played the Barry Gordy figure -- was not particularly complex.
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DOA: Dead Or Alive Let me clarify. It does suck, but it is ALSO based on a fighting (and subsequent beach vollyball spinoff ) video game who's main claim to fame is the realistic breast motion physics engine. This movie is like 94% hot blonde chicks in bikinis fighting. Plus Devon Aoki, who is a strange looking, wooden acting, daughter of Benihana's owner in a bikini. But she should make Mat happy, cause he's got pretty questionable standards when it comes to asian women. The script is BS, the fighting is laughable at best, but that really isn't the point. As far as I'm concerned they wasted their time with the whole plot-development (about 3 minutes of wasted time in total) If you want to watch a mindless action movie about girls in bikinis fighting/playing volleyball/and joking about lesbian encounters then this movie is a rousing success. Otherwise, stay far away.
post #417 of 718
Jesus, Eric Roberts was in it. That should have been your first clue man The weird thing about that movie is that three of the actresses have also appeared on Entourage. That said, I never even heard that they turned DOA: Dead or Alive into a movie. I am pleased by the fact that I didn't hear about this until now.
post #418 of 718
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DOA: Dead Or Alive
I sometime fear that I'll wake up mid afternoon and then Eric Roberts will be in my kitchen looking through the fridge while drinking juice out of the carton and I'll be like "Eric Robs...?!? Why are you, dude thats not even cool. Did you come in through the window? The sign on the front door says NO ERIC ROBERTS."


Regarding Ray, I recommend you watch it when you have a chance. I really enjoyed Foxx's portrayal of the late Mr. Charles. The only gripe is the seemingly supersonic hearing they outfitted Ray with in the movie but outside of that its one of the best bio-pics I've seen.
post #419 of 718
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DOA: Dead Or Alive Let me clarify. It does suck, but it is ALSO based on a fighting (and subsequent beach vollyball spinoff ) video game who's main claim to fame is the realistic breast motion physics engine. This movie is like 94% hot blonde chicks in bikinis fighting. Plus Devon Aoki, who is a strange looking, wooden acting, daughter of Benihana's owner in a bikini. But she should make Mat happy, cause he's got pretty questionable standards when it comes to asian women. The script is BS, the fighting is laughable at best, but that really isn't the point. As far as I'm concerned they wasted their time with the whole plot-development (about 3 minutes of wasted time in total) If you want to watch a mindless action movie about girls in bikinis fighting/playing volleyball/and joking about lesbian encounters then this movie is a rousing success. Otherwise, stay far away.
Sliiiim! For a moment I thought you meant the other Dead or Alive. At which point I'd have to call you a Philistine foreign devil and toss the old contents of the birds' cage trays at your face. But I read your post again
post #420 of 718
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I sometime fear that I'll wake up mid afternoon and then Eric Roberts will be in my kitchen looking through the fridge while drinking juice out of the carton and I'll be like "Eric Robs...?!? Why are you, dude thats not even cool. Did you come in through the window? The sign on the front door says NO ERIC ROBERTS."

He just wants to take your picture...

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