With this post.
Edit: returned the up vote because the OP was technically ok. Down voted this one for being douchetastic.
With this post.
Edit: returned the up vote because the OP was technically ok. Down voted this one for being douchetastic.
You know your social life is pathetic when you go on MGoBlog to brag about getting a girls number after seeing Les Mis (with your dad). Seriously, don't you have a friend you could call. You sound like a 15 year old going on his first ever date.
(FYI, I don't have a problem with the thread. I just think your "Cool Stroy Bro" comments about meeting girls at the movie reflect poorly on you. Please make some real friends.)
I think it's pretty obvious he's reading the "did you forget your purse" commentary and over-compensating with a story about how it helps him with babez.
So how about them lions?
When I said we may have an identity problem!
You are way-over selling it dude. It was good, not great. My girlfriends brother was sitting next to me and fell asleep during it. If you have never seen the musical you will probably be confused and a little bored. They recorded the singing live which sacrificed a lot of the theatricality. I like the musical a lot and this just doesnt compare. It is a good movie but does not even remotly deserve to be best picture.
A little bit of singing, quite a bit of singing, or tons of singing like omg when the fu#k are they gonna stop singing?
There are maybe 2 pages of spoken dialogue in the whole show
Even in the movie?
Not sure there were more than a handful of non-song lines.
In this movie at least they sung the songs "live" in the filmed scene so there was more acting to music than lip-syncing to a soundtrack.
I'm about to head out to dinner. Do you need me to pick up some tampons for you on the way back?
Stop at Bed, Bath & Beyond on the way? Starbucks latte?
I'd much rather see Django Unchained. F that musical shit
Looking at your avatar.
Musical...as in movies. I don't care for musical cinema films, but obviously love music
But knowing what you meant I'd also say a lot of people are out there who would still say your avatar isn't really music. And them "F'ing that" wouldn't be any more fair than your post.
I am really looking forward to seeing it. I'm not worried about whether or not anyone else thinks its cool or not.
I'm actually a really big musical fan, but this thread is over the top. Yeah, it's OT and you marked it as such, but that doesn't mean you need to make a forum post about everything lame movie you really liked.
I've been known to pop in my RENT DVD on occasion when I'm home alone. I'm not ashamed of it, but I'm not starting an MGoBlog thread about it either.
Your rent DVD is not newsworthy. Les Mis is, by most accounts, the biggest news in entertainment right now.
So, apples, oranges, something, something.
Also, there's NOTHING to talk about right now anyway and the board is dead as a doorknob. Anyone whining about this deserves to be negged to oblivian.
Oh my that is rich. The "biggest news in entertainment right now." Spare me the "news" coming out of the Left Coast. My wife watches enough of those evening television programs stalking "celebrities" lives for me to understand what "news" is. Last week it was that actress "forgetting" to wear undergarments, followed by her faux anger. Congratulations lady, whoring yourself does get you noticed. I've heard enough blabbering from the no talent hacks in Hollywood for two lifetimes. I can't wait to see them all pat each other on the back at award shows for "acting," whatever the hell that is. Half of the "actors" are famous for no reason other than that photogenic appearance and their "career" is based off of living fake lives, sleeping their way to the top, doing illegal drugs, and essentially being good liars.
This is a goddamn football message board, discussion about a musical is about as far that as possible. Would anyone like to discuss the best way to make an omlet in another thread? That is more on-point than this drivel. I swear the only reason this topic was created was for that boy to brag about his exploits talking to a real woman. Bah! You think she is going to take him seriously as a man meeting him in a musical, might as well take ballet lessons you ninny.
Like a crotchety old guy?
Glass houses. At least they do a good acting job.
Some "goddamn football" fans like ballet and musicals. Why should they be unwelcome here? Take your gender normative nonsense back to the 1950s. Or you can go join the fools on the RCMB.
Don't like musicals? Don't open the thread!
so you indulge yourself in a diatribe that threatens to outrival the Odyssey in length, touching on such hot-button issues as the leading lady's genitals and your opinion of Hollywood acting? Wheee!
Geez, the insecure RCMB'ers are out in full force tonight.
I'm sure I'll hit a movie in the next week or so, but I'm thinking I'll wait for Les Mis to come out on video. Probably will go see Django, but not sure yet. I actually have never seen a Tarantino film in theatres.
That just seem to be wanting to call the whole thing "homo." Never got the whole "I'm too manly for the theater" thing. Or really anything else. Always sounds insecure. And particularly bad when the Wall Street Journal just ran an article on how Michigan along with Carnegie Mellon have the theater departments that are having the most success with putting people on Broadway.
I don't know if the general sentiment is that theater isn't manly, just that this is a super weird post for a sports blog. Most of the OT posts are about things that many sports fans tend to enjoy - pro sports, video games, etc.
I'm not saying people shouldn't go see the movie, or that I necessarily wouldn't enjoy it, just that it's a super weird post for a college football blog.
It looks like I was referring to your post when I wasn't. More the "I WOULD NEVER SEE SOMETHING LIKE THAT" posts. I mean, you ask about a guy's manhood when he misses Michigan Footbsll game because his wife wants to go shopping. Not because he sees a movie where people sing. It's not like it was a "you have to go see Twilight" post.
Edit: and I'd say in the video game thread if you yelled "too off topic" I'd still disagree, but it'd be fair. If you said "what are you, 12? You still play video games? Do you live in your Mom's basement?" that would be the equivalent and unfair and I would object.
I'm not questioning the guy's manhood, but I might be questioning his intellect if he thought he'd get any different response than the one he's getting.
I think your post was fair game. Others seem to be trying to prove something to themselves. (As they all read a blog by a guy who listens to music like Morrissey. Brian's not exactly in the caveman club.)
Why should it be so weird? I happen to be a Michigan football fanatic, a flute player, a singer, a theatre major, a musical theatre lover, a man, and a heterosexual.
Maybe it is weird as it is, but I thought "Leaders and Best" meant thinking of things that are "weird" as normal before everyone else does. I totally encourage this post and condemn fools who seem emasculated by the idea that fans of football and fans of musicals are not mutually exclusive.
Yazz flute by any chance?
But I will admit that I am open to watching one. I would like to see one on Broadway(as well as traditional plays).
I much prefer the spoken word to the sung, but I appreciate music enough to recongize the skill and talent involved in performing these plays.
Blue collar folks don't care much for staged drama. Unlike Europe, where all classes grow up enjoying Shakespeare, drama is very much a signature of a bourgeois lifestyle. Just look at the price of tickets on broadway and the required attire to attend such performances. Only people who make a comfortable living( starting at around $100,000) can afford to attend such an event.
For the common man, their entertainment involves drinking beer, gambling, and watching sports. The drama they prefer are often violent, gritty, or both. Urbanity is not to be found here.
Meh. Location is more an indicator.
Going to a Lions game can be as expensive as a broadway show. You don't have to earn $100,000 to do anything. I earn less than half that and I have paid for a trip to Europe. I think buying a broadway ticket would be a little cheaper.
It's about priorities and managing money. I for one love drinking beer, gambling and watching sports. I also love art, cinema, and travel.
I like to think of it as having an open mind and being smart with my money so I can do a little of everything.
in several forms of culture v. sporting events. In Chicago, a Lyric Opera subscription costs a good deal less than Bears season tickets (as little as $20 per ticket opposed to an average of $110 per Bears season ticket). In the luxury seats this is even more pronounced, where a club or box seat at a Bears game is, on average, nearly 200% the cost of comparable seating at the opera.
Further, the Fan Cost Index the NFL tracks for the Bears is a little north of $600, which would buy a family of four a set of seats to The Book of Mormon (I believe the most popular act in town at the moment) and dinner at one of the mid-range restaurants in the Theatre District.
for some talk about our SC matchup and the bowl. No problem with this OT topic, just saying. . .
If you have an interesting or new angle on it. It'd be welcome.
No need to apologize.
But a Packers fan? That, sir, is unspeakable.
I have no use for musicals, but you have very right to post this. HOWEVA, when you define a message from a movie or play (ie. entertainment) as more important than 'meaningless' sporting events (ie. entertainment) on one of the most popular sports blogs on the Internet...I gotta call foul.
It's a bubble gum pop movie based on a bubble gum cop musical that bastardized a good novel. Go to the library FERGODDSAKE
The themes it represents have been expressed over and over and over and over and over and over and....well, you get the point.
Les Miserables is a great novel, but if you want to read a book that was truly transformative then I would suggest reading "Uncle Tom's Cabin". It isn't anywhere near Les Miserables in terms of quality of writing, but the impact this book had was much greater than Les Miserable. It often is cited as being of the sparks that set off the explosion we call the Civil War.
Haven't seen it and probably won't, but I think it's interesting that it's getting panned by a lot of critics, and yet ordinary moviegoers seem to really like it. I'm not a big fan of musicals, unless they star The Who or The Stones.
and I refuse to watch or eat anything french because FRANCE SUCKS!
I'm a grown ass man. I love boobs, football, beer, trying to fix shit myself and movies where shit blows up. But I also love all things Les Mis. The book, the countless movies, the play, the soundtracks and especially this cinematic rendition (except for that crappy new song they did). Liking this movie as nothing to do with being manly or not. It's an incredibly powerful story that spawned some of the greatest music ever made regardless if you dig musicals or not (I for the most part do not). For those who enjoy Les Mis but didn't like this movie, ok, I get it. You can at least admit Eponine, Gavroche and Fantine were done incredibly well. And for those who don't like Les Mis, I feel sorry for you. One thing though, despite my enjoyment of the movie, I must ask, why the hell are why talking about this on MGoBlog?
Go see Django. You will be less miserable. Great movie
Tarentino has been meh for over a decade. I haven't seen a movie he directed I fully enjoyed since Pulp. Probably unpopular here, but Kill Bill sucked, and it's a joke he's making a third.
You didn't enjoy Inglourious Basterds?
Basterds was a hideous mess that seemed to have little direction. There's at least thirty minutes of that movie that could be cut, and nothing would be lost of what little integrity the movie had.
It takes more than two good actor performances to make a movie good. Outside of Pitt and the Jew Hunter, they were all horrible.