While I respect your opinion, I just think musicals of any sort blow. Randomly breaking out into song or dance is pretty damn annoying in my opinion.
OT: Go See Les Miserables
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But High Jackman's career started on Broadway/in theatre and he's been singing for years...Russell Crowe also has CDs out...them being able to sing is basically the least surprising thing ever.
There’s an outtake of Hugh Jackman in his X-Men Wolverine makeup, costume and scissor claws and Sacha Baron Cohen in his Ali G getup with a Michigan warmup suit and skull cap, singing a new song called Master of the Big House. . . . Soon to be covered by JDK and Rey.
My snowflake on this thread:
Les Mis: Fine topic of discussion. I did a few musicals myself back in the day and enjoyed it. I enjoy listening to that kind of music and if I weren't so cheap, I might go see it.
OP: Not especially respectful of a woman's dignity. "To get ass, you gotta have class". OP obviously hasn't gotten the first and doesn't have the second.
A good way to end this thread...
for the thoughts. Dont mind the mindless homophobes, an unfortunate segment of our fanbase.
was brilliant. Tarantino is a genius. I was very disappointed that a family decided to bring their young daughters, including a 3 year old, and ended up sitting right behind me. I mean, they only threw out the "N" word about 200 times on the screen. Talk about some bad parenting..
If it makes you feel any better, my dad too me took me to see Invasion of the Body Snatchers when I was four years old and to The Shining when I was six.
Other than the people buried under my basement floor, there have been no ill side effects.
But seriously, I like Tarantino, but his fascination with the "N" word is downright obnoxious. Makes me think that it is a projection/overcompensation thing.
Haven't seen Django, but is it unrealistic? I never thought it was used past my believability level in previous movies.
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I'm not even mad, I'm impressed.
One of the greatest movies of all time eh?
I think it's time to return to what matters most:
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Now I'm hungry. Thanks.
I saw it tonight and it was phenomenal. Sam as eponine was cast beautifully. Her time on broadway allowed her to carry this difficult part. Hugh Jackman, aka Mr. Broadway, is great as usual. Russel Crow was alright. Not the most perfect casting. I did like Sasha Baron Cohen as the inn keeper. He always has great comedic timing. The music is beautiful. I hope to see it on stage someday, hopefully on Broadway or at West End.
That they chose her for the 25th Anniversary concert. (Now for sale....or every song on YouTube.)
I'd say a lot of the tours at this point are as good as the major stages. Try and at least once see the full production rather than local. The music is the same, but the barricade on stage is a pretty impressive sight.
of civilized discussion... but this thread has killed the dream I dreamed.
To dream the impossible dream!!!
College football, culture, and intellectual pursuits make a lumpy stew. I am still watching the world burn.
Ever wonder why everyone, from Kim Kardashian, to Paris Hilton, to Lindsay Lohan is bumping out pop records over the last few years? It's this thing called "tech-no-lo-gy."
Pro audio technology nowadays is such that anyone and their own asshole can be made to sing like Etta James or Frank Sinatra or Elvis. The software auto-tunes, corrects pitch, adjusts timing to make sure it's on beat, layers, adds effects, and can take anyone and make them sound good. I'm not talking about T Pain effect either. That intentionally exaggerates the correction to make it robotic.
Watch Moulin Rouge (or don't really, it's about as chick flick as Les Mis) but when I saw that movie, Nicole Kidman and Ewan MacGregor (sp) sounded pitch perfect. Wasn't them. It was all technology.
Sound production is my hobby, and I've corrected many a horrible singer.
Anyway, so while Ann Hathaway and Hugh Jackman may be decent singers in RL, I assure you what you heard in that movie was probably a magnitude of 5 to 10 times better than what actually came out of their vocal chords.
That technology still must not be very powerful then, because 90% of the stuff that I am hearing on the radio nowadays by female vocalists still sounds like dogshit from people who have absolutely no training or talent.
Man card...hand it over bud
That movie is supposed to be amazing.
America, bustin' caps in punk mother fuckers since 1776.
Whenever I watch a musical like Les Miserables, I am reminded of the part of "Eddie Muphy Delerious" where he makes fun of Elvis movies because Elvis would just sing all of his lines.
"Hey, Elvis, want some lemonade?"
<singing> "Lemonnaaaade.... that cool refreshing drink."
This thread (most comments, not OP) shows the absolute ugly of this board. I came here to get away from childish name calling and ignorant comments.
MGoCommunity should be ashamed of itself for making us look like some Sparty board.
Let them cling to their guns and tats and antipathy to people who aren't like them...
Yeah, this is something that really belongs on a Michigan sports blog. I'd like to think all posts, including OTs, must be at least minimally sports-related.
That is all.
Could you provide a list of what is and is not allowed? I thought that the fact that the moderators left this (and many other OT posts) active indicated that it in fact was allowed. But now you have taken it upon yourself to let everyone know that this does not belong on the MGoBlog board. Interesting. Please let me know under what authority you were granted this right.