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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. idfnl

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    Bubba Hotep. I've owned it and I really like it. A lot going on in it on a profound level, but the girlfriend had zero patience for it. She left the room.
     
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    Les Mis.........

    It was OK. I thought R Crowe was persistent enough, but a little soft. Cohen and Carter played their parts well.

    Cheers for 2013!
     
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    I never understood the love for Les Mis. Any musical for that matter...
     
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    There are some really good songs in Les Miserables, but Webber's musicals are too overblown for my tastes.
     
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    The Victor Hugo novel is pretty fine stuff. The musical is... Andrew Lloyd Weber quality. I was actually thought he wrote it for many years.
     
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    The only musical I ever liked was Everyone Says I Love You. Woody Allen.
     
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    Grease and West Side Story for me.
    Full Stop!
     
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    Yeah the novel is one of my favorite pieces of classic literature. Has there ever been a really good film version? I've never seen one that I loved.
     
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    As for musicals, Booth should check out anything by Stephen Sondheim. Especially "A Little Night Music" and "Sweeney Todd" (not the film version. That sucked despite Helena Bonham Carter)
     
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    I did like Hedwig and the Angry Inch
     
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    Good movie.

    In general, I think that musicals written for the stage get mediocre-to-lousy movie adaptations. There are exceptions of course, but most of the best movie musicals were written for the screen.
     
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    Have you ever seen The Thin Blue Line? That one is even more infuriating. I actually know a couple of guys who were in the Dallas DA's office when all of that was going down.
     
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    Wernt there two that came out like right around the same time a few years ago? I feel like I watched both, but the first I saw was a musical and wasnt the one I thought it was.
     
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    Dunno. The only one I'm aware of is the Tim Burton adaptation of the musical starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.
     
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    almost killed myself when i realized sweeny tod was a musical.
     
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    Ray Winstone is awesome. I might check that one out if I ever run across it.
     
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    The stage musical is so good though.

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    There's a hole in the world like a great big pit
    and the vermin of the world inhabit it
     
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    It was on IFC or encore back in late 2007-early 2008 if thats helpful...I remember being like why is this on now I thought it was in theaters like a week ago, only to realize it wasnt the same thing.

    I remember it being good though.
     
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