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  • MirosaeMirosae Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    We watched this last night and couldn't stop laughing. Nick Nolte is incredible here. 


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    Rosa -
    Love some paper
  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 5,719 admin
    I'll have to check it out...
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  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 373 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    David said:
    jayn_j said:

    Have been reading so many mixed reviews of La La Land.  He strikes me as an odd choice for this style of movie.  From everything I have seen him in previously, he seems to lack any expression of emotion on him.  Probably why he was perfect for films like Drive and Only God Forgives...


    Hmmm, its sitting at 92% fresh at rottentomatoes.  I'm looking forward to it, but then I am a big musical fan.
    I like musicals too, a little wary of the cast choice. Be a bit like asking Pierce Brosnan to be in one and expecting him to be #$*^%*! very very so insanely off the scale bad, oh wait...
    Sorry to jump back.  I saw LalaLand and loved it.
    I am posting again because of the Brosnan can't sing thing.  I agree, but the film still worked.  I can think of several from the classic period that were much worse.
    How about Clint Eastwood in Paint Your Wagon?  Joan Crawford in Lady Be Good?  or that all time miscast of Walter Matthau in Hello Dolly.  Of course that one had the added feature of casting Streisand, at 27 to play a sixty something widow.  Streisand can certainly sing, but it was nearly criminal to use her instead of Carol Channing in the role.
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • DavidDavid Administrator Posts: 9,609 admin
    Of course, there have been miscast in all film whether musicals or regular, but if you cast an actor in a musical and they can't sing then (IMHO) it puts a dampener on the whole thing - hence my Brosnan comment. 
    David
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 373 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    Well, yeah, but I was choosing actors in musicals that can't sing.  Both Eastwood and Mattheau were cringeworthy in their roles.  Haven't even mentioned Clark Gable's attempt :)
    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • DavidDavid Administrator Posts: 9,609 admin
    edited February 3
    Agree...add Russel Crowe.

    And yet there are actors who turn their hand at singing who have surprisingly good voices.


    David
  • MirosaeMirosae Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    jayn_j said:
    Well, yeah, but I was choosing actors in musicals that can't sing.  Both Eastwood and Mattheau were cringeworthy in their roles.  Haven't even mentioned Clark Gable's attempt :)
    Uhm..Gable? Singing in a film? you've got me there. Which film was this?  :)
    Rosa -
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  • DavidDavid Administrator Posts: 9,609 admin
    Mirosae said:
    jayn_j said:
    Well, yeah, but I was choosing actors in musicals that can't sing.  Both Eastwood and Mattheau were cringeworthy in their roles.  Haven't even mentioned Clark Gable's attempt :)
    Uhm..Gable? Singing in a film? you've got me there. Which film was this?  :)
    He wasn't, he talked with a music backing and swung a cane around...definitely wasn't singing



    Idiot's Delight (1939)


    David
  • MirosaeMirosae Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    Thanks David, much appreciated, for a sec there i thought it might be San Francisco!!!!

     :) 
    Rosa -
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  • DavidDavid Administrator Posts: 9,609 admin
    I've never seen the movie but was aware of the clip, a bit like asking Sylvester Stallone to sing....

    oh wait...  :|

    David
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited February 4
    Ok. I'll  admit I opened the clip-but as soon as he started to sing I scrubbed forward to the end when the dialogue resumed. I lost about a minute I'll never get back.  :|

    Yes...I know I used the same face as you did, David. But i couldn't find a better one.... ;)
    Mark
  • DavidDavid Administrator Posts: 9,609 admin
    To add your own 'face' simply type a : then a letter eg a or b or c etc etc...find your face.

    It's not our preferred way but you work with what you got sometimes... :grimacing: (which was : plus the letter g) :hang_loose:
    David
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Thx David...good to know... :naughty:
    Mark
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited February 5
    Change of pace from Stallone...

    Mark
  • MirosaeMirosae Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    .I really like Clint Eastwood..................
    Rosa -
    Love some paper
  • MirosaeMirosae Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    I cannot wait to watch this...it is on 5 March...Joan Crawford Bette Davis rivalry on the set (and out) of  Who Killed Baby Jane


    Rosa -
    Love some paper
  • EisenhowerEisenhower Member Posts: 3,123 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Love the cars & music! Should be a fun series, will be watching for it!
    Mark
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 6,796 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    edited February 7
     Great actresses playing the roles. Looking forward in seeing it. Catherine Zeta-Jones as Olivia de Havilland, Kathy Bates as Joan Blondell and Judy Davis as Heddy Hopper are also a bonus, I hope.
    Lawrence
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 6,796 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Eight episodes and can't wait. Hopefully it will be picked up quickly for screening in Australia.
    Lawrence
  • jayn_jjayn_j Member Posts: 373 ✭✭ One-Sheeter
    David said:
    I've never seen the movie but was aware of the clip, a bit like asking Sylvester Stallone to sing....

    oh wait...  :| 
    Wow, that Stallone clip makes Gable look like a singer.

    To be fair, Gable tried and he did do several different 'notes'.  He also did an a'capella hmm 'abide with me' in the film.


    - Jay -
    Curmudgeon in training 
  • HONDOHONDO Member Posts: 6,796 ✭✭✭✭✭ Elite Collector
    Feud Bette And Joan begins March 12 on Showcase in Australia,
    Lawrence
  • MirosaeMirosae Member Posts: 851 ✭✭✭ Daybiller
    HONDO said:
    Feud Bette And Joan begins March 12 on Showcase in Australia,
    Lucky you, not sure when it will begin in the UK. Have to say, not that keen on Catherine Z Jones but looking forward to watch her portrait of a lady.

    If you will watch it, do let us know what you think :)
    Rosa -
    Love some paper
  • DavidDavid Administrator Posts: 9,609 admin
    Watched a movie on Netflix called Airlift (2016) - an Indian production.

    Wiki: Airlift is a 2016 Indian historical drama film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur. The film follows Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar), a Kuwait-based businessman, as he carries out the evacuation of Indians based in Kuwait during the Invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

    The acting was not the best, the script was weak in places, the Kuwaiti army looked like Indians, and a couple of times they broke into song, as you do when in a war zone... :| However the movie was based on a real event, the airlift of 170,000 people. I'll be honest I never heard of this event, quite incredible...

    My question is: why the mix of English and Indian language throughout, it's not the first time I've seen this, I just don't know why




    David
  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 5,719 admin
    Hacksaw Ridge - I'm guess the only reason it didn't win more awards was because of Mel's past. It was a damn good movie.
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  • CharlieCharlie Member, Administrator, Moderator, Game Master Posts: 5,719 admin
    Just saw a film called the physician and was one of the best films I've seen in a while...
    That second mouse in the bowl of cream we call life...
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