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Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by Sith_Slayer, Aug 11, 2003.

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  1. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    I enjoy Chicago more on the stage, than I did on the screen. It definitely takes a skewed view on murder, but for a stage-to-screen adaptation, I thought it was entertaining. It was nice to see two talented actresses performing the singing/dancing roles. As opposed to Mr. I'm very handsome and will bring star caliber, but don't belong in a Musical Gere...

    And as much as I'm NOT a fan of Queen Latifah, I thought she did fairly well in her role.


    Gimme Moulin Rouge anyday though...



    ...come what may...
  2. arrowheadpodracer Force Ghost

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Elektra movie which is currently being developed by Mark Steven Johnson and Gary Foster for actress Jennifer Garner, "will begin production during Garner's series hiatus next summer."

    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET. :D


    (and I didnt see Core, Chicago, or Moulin Rouge. [face_blush] )
  3. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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    Jul 30, 2001
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    I don't think you missed anything on any of those accounts :p ;)
  4. StarBlazer Jedi Master

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    Dec 2, 2001
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    Somewhere in Aurora, SB is doing the dance of joy



    Yeah, months ago when I first heard of it. 8-}

    They're planning on a Daredevil sequel as well as an Elektra spinoff


    *SB*
  5. JediDragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 11, 2002
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    lol, look at that attitude! well done ;)

    CZJ is one of the hottest women to ever live on this planet, but I didn't make it through Chicacago. Got extremely bored and for some reason I really don't like Renee Zelweger(sp?). She really gets on my nerves. I'm also not a big fan of musicals that just look like it's only worth seeing (if even then) on stage. Oh, and I hate Queen Latifa. Spike TV had her at like #8 on their 100 sexiest women or something like that. SpikeTV is run by idiots.

    Watched Malibu's Most Wanted tonight...defnitely a bad movie, but I thought it was pretty funny...fo rizzal! lol, good stuff.

    Underworld in 4 days. If this movie sucks, I'll be surprised and upset.
  6. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    WHOA there, Missy.


    Serious point of contention here.


    Moulin Rouge is DEFINITELY worth the view.


    Some folks may find Luhrman's style a bit frenetic in spots, but considering the story he is telling (Rigoletto meets La Boheme) and the medium in which he is telling it, I would rank it easily in my top 10 fave films of all time. Now, granted some if the shtick may be over the top camp, nevertheless it suits the source material.

    Great performances by Ewan Gregor & Nicole Kidman as well.



    ...come what may...
  7. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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    Jul 30, 2001
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    MIssy? ?[face_plain] :eek: Trying to remember the last time that was used in conjunction w/ me :p [face_laugh]

    Okay, here's my deal... Baz Luhrman is not my cup of tea... Hated everything the guy has done so far
  8. StarBlazer Jedi Master

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    Dec 2, 2001
    star 4
    I agree with the bald one. :D


    *SB*
  9. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    Moulin Rouge had a really captivating love story. And the casting is right on. Ewan can really portray hope, yearning, loss, and pain. I've probably watched it 10 times and I still cry at the end!

    I hope that if they ever get Phantom of the Opera filmed it will have the same cinematic style and dead on casting. It felt like watching a play only the cameras were on stage the whole time. It looked like sets. It felt like the stage. And the music just rocked! I have both CD's in my car all the time.

    Come What May is one of the most painful love songs ever.
    Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend!
    Can Can!
    Your Song (I love Elton John, but Ewan's version is better!)
    Roxanne!

    This is one of the best musicals!

    The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.

    Whew, was that a bit over the top?! :p
  10. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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  11. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Well, Baz's style is either love it or leave it. Unfortunately, his recent foray onto Broadway with La Boheme was "left" by critics. So, I can understand why he might not fill Zoo's cupatay.


    I still feel that "Come What May" was robbed of the Oscar, based purely on a ridiculous technicality.


    Best Movie Musical...ever...
  12. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    I think it's my fave musical movie too.

    I liked Evita, but for different reasons. I thought it portrayed an ugly political and social situation very well.

    And I actually liked Antonio as Che. I think better than I liked Madonna as Eva.
  13. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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    Still prefer Patti Lupone at Evita from the original Broadway run :) [face_love] Man, I loved living near the Kennedy Center growing up :D
  14. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    Well, I prefer Michael Crawford as the Phantom. But the old fogie aint gonna get the part for the movie. We'll have to settle for another player.

    Seen Phantom twice at the Buell. Once from the nosebleeds (second from last row on the very top balcony) and once from the 24th row main floor. Now those were good seats!

    Haven't heard any rumors about this coming to film lately. Have to go do some research...
  15. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    Phantom Rumors

    Looks like principal photography was supposed to begin yesterday. Release around end of 2004.

    This should so NOT be rated R, but that is what the rumors are. I'll be upset. It is an adult story, but it is supposed to be a LOVE STORY, not a gore fest like the freddy kruger version ten years ago. Yuck.
  16. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Personally, I recommend Leroux's original novel (circa 1910-ish). There is just so much more depth to the tortured character of the Phantom, and his love for Christine. It really speaks to his motivations, as opposed to the musical, which really only touches on the consequences.


    Lloyd Weber = Spectacle...
  17. Jyro-Kyrn Jedi Master

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    Nov 26, 2002
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    Actually, I would recommend "Phantom" by Susan Kay. It tells the whole story of Erik. From his traumatic birth through to the end of what is known about him from Lereaux's novel.

    I read Lereaux's and liked it. But Kay's is inifinitely better. You really understand him.

    Now that would be a great movie!

    But we digress...
  18. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Susan Kay, I forgot about her. I knew that someone had expounded on Leroux's backstory, but couldn't recall whom.



    MMM...digression...good...
  19. JediDragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 11, 2002
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    so anyway, I'm watching the Alias season 1 on DVD. Not a movie, but I didn't want to dig up the old thread on it. It's pretty friggin sweet and every episode is a cliffhanger. And now I consider Ash a crack dealer too, b/c I know I'm going to be addicted to this show as well...

    I haven't even started watching my 24 season 2 yet b/c I got started on this show, argh! Still need to finish SG-1 and get them to Sarah...

    Alias = good stuff. Jennifer Garner = VERY hot!
  20. FenigDurak Jedi Master

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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Y'know, I need to check in on this thread more often. Then I could have linked you all to a piece of art much sooner in the conversation when it made more sense to do so.

    Upon seeing Moulin Rouge, and coming to the opinion that Mr. McGregor looks better with that hair cut than he does with the psuedo-mullet and beard (though don't get me wrong, I wouldn't mind running my fingers through all that hair... -=warm thoughts=-) I was 'forced' to use that innocent smile of his in a piece of art that was requested of me. And you all know what it's like getting me to draw anything. It's a dentistry session and a half these days. Even worse when living in the home of the Mother Unit, and yet, there it is.

    Ok, 'nough ramblin' an' mo' aht!

    [image=http://hometown.aol.com/illirogueilli/tim.jpg]

    Please, forgive the glasses. Twas part of the request for art.


    ...And I'll drink all the time...
  21. StarBlazer Jedi Master

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    Dec 2, 2001
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    "so anyway, I'm watching the Alias season 1 on DVD. Not a movie, but I didn't want to dig up the old thread on it. It's pretty friggin sweet and every episode is a cliffhanger. And now I consider Ash a crack dealer too, b/c I know I'm going to be addicted to this show as well..."


    Yes! :D ;)


    *SB*
  22. PtrsonsZOO Force Ghost

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  23. Sith_Slayer Force Ghost

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    Apr 9, 2002
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    Ah yes, the ever-popular Tim McCrae...


    I always thought he kinda looked like the Milo J. Thatch character from Atlantis.



    Nicely done, FD.
  24. JediDragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 11, 2002
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    Michael J. Fox friggin rules.
  25. JediDragon Jedi Grand Master

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    Mar 11, 2002
    star 5
    ash: do you have tapes of season 2? What season is it on now? 3? argh, I'm gonna have to catch up somehow...
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