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Old 12-17-2013, 03:41 PM   #151
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whenever I watch really bad acting, it makes me appreciate those that excel at the craft, and their process.... method acting seems so dooshy (Daniel day lewis, Christian bale, will farell to name a few that use it), but darnit if those guys aren't great. (not to say method actors are dooshes, or only method actors are great)
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:50 PM   #152
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In what universe is Will Ferrell a 'method actor'??????????
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:04 PM   #153
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In what universe is Will Ferrell "great"?
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:20 PM   #154
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In what universe is Will Ferrell "great"?
In what universe can Will Ferrell act?
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:08 PM   #155
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In what universe can Will Ferrell act?
Not in this one, judging from his performance in "Bewitched." God, that was awful. The concept, the plot, the dialogue, the acting.

I may call HBO (or was it Starz?) and demand my money back.

As for "The Sound of Music," I watched the movie, in Blu ray, yesterday to test the new Sony BD player. Just absolute perfection. I'm still mad at Christopher Plummer (may he rest in peace) for denigrating it as "The Sound of Mucus."
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Not in this one, judging from his performance in "Bewitched." God, that was awful. The concept, the plot, the dialogue, the acting.

I may call HBO (or was it Starz?) and demand my money back.

As for "The Sound of Music," I watched the movie, in Blu ray, yesterday to test the new Sony BD player. Just absolute perfection. I'm still mad at Christopher Plummer (may he rest in peace) for denigrating it as "The Sound of Mucus."
Christopher Plummer is still with us. He's 84 years old.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:18 PM   #158
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will Ferrell is known to stay in character, which is funny on his level cuz it's a stupid character he is staying in.

hey, I guess I like will Ferrell more than you guys... he's no Oscar nominee, but he's a comedic genius. old school, anchorman, ricky bobby... not to mention SNL, sorry, I like him.
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Plummer's still here? I could've sworn I saw his obituary within the past year. Well, glad to know he's still alive -- but I'm still mad at him.
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We watched last night and had our bigger speakers on. It sure seemed like there was a lot of background noise. It sounded like fans or something.
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Plummer's still here? I could've sworn I saw his obituary within the past year. Well, glad to know he's still alive -- but I'm still mad at him.
Funny, I thought he had just recently died, but Wikipedia has him among the living.

Reminds me of the old game they used to play for prized on the old WNEW-FM in NYC called dead or alive. They'd throw out a series of names, and the caller would have to say whether the people were dead or alive.
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:56 AM   #162
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In what universe can Will Ferrell act?
You obviously never saw Stranger than Fiction.
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:44 AM   #163
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You obviously never saw Stranger than Fiction.
I put Will Farrell in the same category as Adam Sandler, Robin Williams and Bill Murray. When you put them in a vehicle where they are heavily involved and that's skewed to the things that made them popular, you get what you'd expect, their schtick. But when you put them in something that's not written by them, and is a bit more serious, they are actually pretty darn good. Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting, Adam Sandler in Spanglish or Reign Over Me, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation or Hyde Park on Hudson, and yes, Will Farrell in Stranger than Fiction or Melinda and Melinda.

The problem is, they do SOO many of those types of typecast movies that it's all you remember them as doing. I'm not as much a Will Farrell fan as I am the other three, but I think he's a decent actor in something other than his typecast roles.
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I put Will Farrell in the same category as Adam Sandler, Robin Williams and Bill Murray. When you put them in a vehicle where they are heavily involved and that's skewed to the things that made them popular, you get what you'd expect, their schtick. But when you put them in something that's not written by them, and is a bit more serious, they are actually pretty darn good. Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting, Adam Sandler in Spanglish or Reign Over Me, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation or Hyde Park on Hudson, and yes, Will Farrell in Stranger than Fiction or Melinda and Melinda. The problem is, they do SOO many of those types of typecast movies that it's all you remember them as doing. I'm not as much a Will Farrell fan as I am the other three, but I think he's a decent actor in something other than his typecast roles.
Agree 100%
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Funny how at least one of the movies for each 'star' is an absolute stinker (Spanglish, Hyde Park on Hudson, Melinda and Melinda)!
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Funny how at least one of the movies for each 'star' is an absolute stinker (Spanglish, Hyde Park on Hudson, Melinda and Melinda)!
Stinker as far as what? You didn't like them? Critical failure? Box Office bust?

I liked Spanglish a lot, Melinda and Melinda was decent, Hyde Park is sitting on my DVR, but haven't watch yet.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:49 AM   #167
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I thought Spanglish was actually one of Sandler's best films.
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I thought Spanglish was actually one of Sandler's best films.
Me too, and so was Reign Over Me. Which was my point. His best work was stuff he didn't write or was involved in the concept, but just hired as an actor.
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Did she have 'backing vocals' or whatever you want to call it? That is, not actually lip syncing, but not fully "live" singing either?

I've watched around a third of it so far... I don't hate it, and I find it entertaining, but I'm mostly just using it to 'fill in' time when I've finished watching whatever main show I watched while walking on my treadmill. (i.e. to fill up the length of time I usually walk for)

Also, I've wondered how many times they do a FULL run through. I seem to remember seeing some small 'goofs', but nothing huge so far (nobody falling down, etc.)
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:38 AM   #170
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I put Will Farrell in the same category as Adam Sandler, Robin Williams and Bill Murray. When you put them in a vehicle where they are heavily involved and that's skewed to the things that made them popular, you get what you'd expect, their schtick. But when you put them in something that's not written by them, and is a bit more serious, they are actually pretty darn good. Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society or Good Will Hunting, Adam Sandler in Spanglish or Reign Over Me, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation or Hyde Park on Hudson, and yes, Will Farrell in Stranger than Fiction or Melinda and Melinda.

The problem is, they do SOO many of those types of typecast movies that it's all you remember them as doing. I'm not as much a Will Farrell fan as I am the other three, but I think he's a decent actor in something other than his typecast roles.
Very well said.

I really can't stand Will Farell in much of anything. Interestingly enough, Anchorman is the only role I have seen him in that I COULD stand. I think that is more of a memory because my husband liked it and we saw it together.

Elf? forget it. Maybe I need to take a moment and watch Melinda and Melinda, but I admit, just seeing his name in the line up makes me go 'no'.

And all that said, I will add that there are some of the movies that those actors have been in that were their vehicles and their 'schtick' but that I also enjoyed. Sandler and the one with the little boy, Williams and Peter Pan, Murray in Groundhog day.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:31 PM   #171
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Very well said. I really can't stand Will Farell in much of anything. Interestingly enough, Anchorman is the only role I have seen him in that I COULD stand. I think that is more of a memory because my husband liked it and we saw it together. Elf? forget it. Maybe I need to take a moment and watch Melinda and Melinda, but I admit, just seeing his name in the line up makes me go 'no'. And all that said, I will add that there are some of the movies that those actors have been in that were their vehicles and their 'schtick' but that I also enjoyed. Sandler and the one with the little boy, Williams and Peter Pan, Murray in Groundhog day.
Have you seen Stranger than Fiction? I recommend it highly. Very non-Farrell Farrell.
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Old 12-21-2014, 05:10 PM   #172
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They showed it again last night. I didn't see it the first time it was on. I thought it was pretty good. I don't see why some people got so worked up over it.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:11 PM   #173
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They showed it again last night. I didn't see it the first time it was on. I thought it was pretty good. I don't see why some people got so worked up over it.
i tried to watch, but stopped shortly into the show. the original has too many memories for me, it ruins watching a different production.

the original (sing along version) is airing on abc tonight at 7/6c.
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Weird thing about last night's replay.

I'd recorded the live version, and stored an .mpg on my computer. It's been there all this time.

The closing credits, tho', my local station had messed them up by cutting in with the intro to local news, so last night I re-recorded the last ten minutes or so. (Figured maybe to splice the new ending with the original broadcast, make a new .mpg file.)

Something seemed odd about the closing, tho'.

Played the closing of last night's broadcast this afternoon, while simulatanously running the old recording of last year's broadcast.

They wouldn't stay in sync. The new recording kept getting ahead of the old one, as if it was running faster.

Is it possible they speeded up the playback ever so slightly to fit in a few more commercials this time around? Seems like a poor choice for a musical.
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Just a guess - maybe in addition to last year's live showing they recorded another performance for posterity. One where they could do retakes, etc. for a better permanent show. I'm pretty sure the performance of this year's Peter Pan on DVD isn't the same one that aired live.
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Just a guess - maybe in addition to last year's live showing they recorded another performance for posterity. One where they could do retakes, etc. for a better permanent show. I'm pretty sure the performance of this year's Peter Pan on DVD isn't the same one that aired live.
Nope.

Move for move, word for word, everything was the same. It just was a hair faster.

Oh, as for Peter Pan, do you have a copy of the DVD, or are you just guessing that 'no one would sell a DVD of something as bad as the aired version'?
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