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post #401 of 574

See?  The average asshole would have called out Irons instantly.  We would have lost so much.  

post #402 of 574
jeremys iron is such a wonderful interview

hahahah is apprarance on BBC's Hardtalk where he passionately argues how WE NEEEEED TO TOUCH WOMEN!!!

with his voice, everything sounds so theatrical that I can't quite believe someone is saying what he's saying
post #403 of 574

There's a difference between letting someone go on like that without really engaging the ideas under the guise of being "nice," and there's actually engaging the topic at hand and still maintaining civility. 

 

This is why Charlie Rose is still the master. 

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Charlie Rose is the Chris Hardwick of Television.  

post #405 of 574

Freeman is the Charlie Rose of these boards, then. ;)

post #406 of 574
To me, Hardwick will always only be that MTV dating gameshow host from the 90s. I haven't seen or heard anything of him since then, only that he's promoting himself a lot as a geek/nerd guy.


post #407 of 574
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jeremys iron is such a wonderful interview

hahahah is apprarance on BBC's Hardtalk where he passionately argues how WE NEEEEED TO TOUCH WOMEN!!!

with his voice, everything sounds so theatrical that I can't quite believe someone is saying what he's saying

Or that whole spiel about how legalizing gay marriage would lead to him marrying his son or something like that.

 

Jeremy Irons... kind of a weird dude.

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Freeman is the Charlie Rose of these boards, then. ;)

If you were on my list I would take you off of it!

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Or that whole spiel about how legalizing gay marriage would lead to him marrying his son or something like that.

 

Jeremy Irons... kind of a weird dude.

HE IS!

 

and in any other case, it would be just some weird dude... but with that VOICE, it becomes something else!

 

"BUT WE NEEEEEEED TO TOUCH WOMEN!!!  

 

WE NEEEEED TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER!!!!  

 

ANY WOMAN WORTH HER SALT WOULD TELL ME NOT TO TOUCH HER BUM!!!"

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To me, Hardwick will always only be that MTV dating gameshow host from the 90s. I haven't seen or heard anything of him since then, only that he's promoting himself a lot as a geek/nerd guy.


Stuff like this is I can never be a fan of his. I want to see rock videos, not dating shows on MTV. Ok I liked Singled Out because it brought out the worst in people.

 

Speaking of Rock of Ages, I have no desire to see that movie because I got the vibe that, like Rock Star, it was a movie about 80's metal made by people that don't like 80's metal. That said from the clips I saw of Cruise, I do think he could have pulled off Lestat the rock star if The Vampire Lestat had been made.

post #411 of 574

Chaz, you nailed exactly what the issue is with ROCK OF AGES...the music isn't used with affection, it's used ironically by people who secretly laugh at it.

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Seriously, the fact that they think Journey and Foreigner are part of the same sub-genre as Twisted Sister and Bon Jovi shows some major cluelessness.

post #413 of 574

Which is an odd choice, because the stage musical is done with affection and love for the songs.

post #414 of 574
Aren't they all simply categorized as "80s bands" for most people these days? Ask someone if Van Halen is hair metal and most would reply "maybe?".
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Chaz, you nailed exactly what the issue is with ROCK OF AGES...the music isn't used with affection, it's used ironically by people who secretly laugh at it.

Well yeah. That's why I liked it.



Oh about to see this in a minute.
post #416 of 574
Oh this was just lovely. Definitely not The Artist 2.0 (even thouh i was a bit worried it might veer into that direction early in the movie)

This is Emma Stone's movie--she fucking nails it. Ryan Gosling is good....but theres something strangely muted about his performance that I found off-putting. But yeah this is the performance from Stone that everyone has been waiting since for years.
post #417 of 574
I continue to secretly suspect gosling really isn't all that good, despite loving him in everything he's in. Maybe just a master of picking projects, and I suspect if you don't have chemistry with stone you don't have a pulse.

Not saying he's BAD, just quite one note as understated. If ever a movie needed a male lead with a little more of that gene kelly something.

But yes easily my favorite of the year so far, maybe tied with wilder people.
post #418 of 574
Its definitely that he picks projects that play to his strengths. Again, hes not bad in this; but hes definitely overshadowed by Emma Stone. Theres this weird disconnect between the character hes supposed to be playing and how he actually plays him.


But fuck it--I like Gosling and Stone together.
post #419 of 574
Same.

Would you say the weird disconnect is the passionate anti authority guy who's red hot when it comes to jazz? I think a petulant Miles teller would have communicated that side of this character better had he been cast as planned. Not sure I buy laid back cool mellow canadian gosling being all bothered.

Ironically, emma Watson just couldn't do what stone does here. She's just not that good. Honestly without stone I wonder if I'm so in love with the movie.
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Yeah I guess this stupid movie was pretty much great and I loved it.

Shit.
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But yes easily my favorite of the year so far, maybe tied with wilder people.


*FLASHBACK THREE WEEKS EARLIER*


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This movie is awful and deserves to die in a car fire.
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What a boring, disingenuous piece of shit. The songs aren't even catchy!

I wasn't going to review this one to spare your feelings. But the gloves are off.


Oh, you motherfucker. You were just toying with my feelings earlier? HOW COULD YOU???!!


post #421 of 574
I've listened to another day of sun about 10 times since I got out of the theater. ITS FUCKING DANGEROUS!!!

It's this songs main theme. I love it when it pops up throughout the soundtrack; it's just so damn triumphant that it's hard not to get up and dance.

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Same.

Would you say the weird disconnect is the passionate anti authority guy who's red hot when it comes to jazz? I think a petulant Miles teller would have communicated that side of this character better had he been cast as planned. Not sure I buy laid back cool mellow canadian gosling being all bothered.

Ironically, emma Watson just couldn't do what stone does here. She's just not that good. Honestly without stone I wonder if I'm so in love with the movie.

Who was supposed to be cast in that role?
post #422 of 574
ITS ANOTHER DAY OF SUN!!!!
post #423 of 574
Miles teller and emma Watson were originally attached.
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*FLASHBACK THREE WEEKS EARLIER*

Oh, you motherfucker. You were just toying with my feelings earlier? HOW COULD YOU???!!


 

I've hurt you... And I wish to go on, hurting you...

post #425 of 574

There was also a period when Teller dropped out that he was talking to Michael B. Jordan about taking on Sebastian.

 

I was having kind of a rough day today, and I wanted to go to the movies and just not have to focus on anything. I almost went to this again. But they were sold out! 

 

White people love dancing!

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I've listened to another day of sun about 10 times since I got out of the theater. ITS FUCKING DANGEROUS!!!

It's this songs main theme. I love it when it pops up throughout the soundtrack; it's just so damn triumphant that it's hard not to get up and dance.

The one I can't stop listening to is Epilogue. The Another Day of Sun reprise there is absolutely electrifying (especially the counterpoint with the Mia/Sebastian theme - amazing orchestration). And the lightning-fast transition to Someone in the Crowd/the dream ballet is just awesome.

 

And man, I do like Gosling here quite a bit especially for his chemistry with Stone, but Jordan in the Sebastian role would've killed.

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I STILL wish we had more incredible songs.  As it is the most memorable bit is the little flute bit from Another Day of Sun.  

post #428 of 574
All the most memorable bits of the songs are instrumental. Which isn't a criticism, just an observation.
post #429 of 574

My initial criticism of Another Day of Sun holds.  The chorus is the most boring part.  

post #430 of 574
I don't think your wrong; but I don't think it really matters given how great the instrumentals are...and that fucking theme. I have a minor obsession with that song.
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It's official: I've fallen back in love with Emma Stone.
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back in love?

 

what happened before???

post #434 of 574
She starred in crummy movies.


To be exact: between Super Bad and Easy A, Stone seemed like she was on the brink of being the next big thing....and then The Help happened. And Gangster Squad happened. And...Sleeping Dogs happened(????). I dunno it just seemed like she was on the verge of disappearing and unlike Jennifer Lawrence, didn't have the benefit of having a popular YA adaption under her belt.

Her performance in La La Land makes good on all of that promise. She's just that good in it and I can't imagine anyone else in the role.
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post #435 of 574
The first time I was really impressed with Emma Stone was in BIRDMAN. This film just reaffirmed her.
post #436 of 574

I liked her in TASM.

post #437 of 574
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She's fun in Zombieland as well. Funny to think that the whole leading cast of that film (Eisenberg, Harrelson, Breslin, and Stone) are all Oscar nominees now.

post #438 of 574

She first caught my eye on the short-lived series Drive. I think she really got attention after SuperBad. But she's a Chaplin fan too? Nice.

post #439 of 574

The Nathan Fillion series?  No kidding, so she had a break before even Superbad.  

post #440 of 574

A page back I saw some fuckers list off the best musicals of the past decade or so, and I don't think a single one of you mentioned Sing Street.

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SING STREET! The only movie musical from 2016 more hyped than LA LA LAND. 

post #442 of 574
And like, because it's awesome, right? RIGHT?!?
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SING STREET! The only movie musical from 2016 more hyped than LA LA LAND. 

Right, because people everywhere won't shut up about Sing Street.

post #444 of 574

If by people you mean Film Twitter, sure. 

post #445 of 574
Song Road is so nice!
post #446 of 574

MichaelM got me the Sing Street soundtrack for my birthday. Love.

 

Haven't seen La La Land yet.

post #447 of 574

I have not seen Sing Street. 
 

But that fucking Drive It Like You Stole It song has been in my head for weeks. WEEKS. 

Thanks, youtube and everyone complaining about how it was getting short changed at the Oscurrs.

post #448 of 574
It's a cute movie.
post #449 of 574
Heheheh, pretty funny if true

http://www.avclub.com/article/emma-watson-and-miles-teller-are-reportedly-pissed-249313

personally, I doubt the movie would be where it is now with this particular lead combo


perhaps freema can try to console emma
post #450 of 574

Emma's next movie is going make three times what La La Land does, so...

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