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Old 07-13-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Well, I start off saying we each have opinions & it would be boring if we would all agree.......now:

I love musicals & just about any type of movie. Even if I do not like the plot or genre, I can still appreciate the acting or direction or cimematography. Some entertain, some instruct or offer controversial ideas but some have not much to offer, nowadays.

Musicals began back when movies were mostly for fun entertainment...MGM took care of their stars like they were golden & the public loved to see them as such....big-city theatrical musicals became available to all by movie reel.

But as for Grease...I cannot watch it....despise J Travolta & that music!
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:56 PM
 
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Yes!!!

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar - Rotten Tomatoes

Can't stand this movie. I LOVE all the actors in it, but I just don't get why so many of my friends worship this film. They make C- drag queens at best.
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Old 07-14-2011, 12:49 AM
 
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Yes!!!

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar - Rotten Tomatoes

Can't stand this movie. I LOVE all the actors in it, but I just don't get why so many of my friends worship this film. They make C- drag queens at best.
I always wondered if that movie ruined Patrick Swayze's career. He had been riding high for several years, then he made that silly movie and never seem to recover from it.
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Old 07-14-2011, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I agree--I hate almost all musicals. My one exception is Grease.
Mine is The Sound of Music, because it actually makes sense within the plot of the film for people to break into song in mid-conversation.
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Old 07-14-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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I always wondered if that movie ruined Patrick Swayze's career. He had been riding high for several years, then he made that silly movie and never seem to recover from it.
lol. Maybe! I know its a HUGE hit in the gay community, but it probably isn't a big hit in other social circles.
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Old 07-14-2011, 11:03 PM
 
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Avatar.
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Old 07-15-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Saving Private Ryan.
Something about that movie always bothered me, but I could never put my finger on it. A friend (and WWII vet, btw.) pointed it out: Apart from the D-Day landing scene (probably the best attempt ever at communicating the stark terror of an infantry battle) and the mostly pointless present-day bookends, it is a formulaic Western.

The wagon train is formed, travels through enemy territory, is encircled by hostiles. When all seems lost, the cavalry arrives in the nick of time. John Wayne dies a hero's death.

The emotional buttons are pushed in just the right sequence and while I found myself responding, I also felt a little manipulated.

Not a bad movie, but not as great as some would claim.
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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Thanks for reminding me that I hate
American Beauty
Kill Bill's
Pulp Fiction
Inglorious Bastards
The Hangover
Grease
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Old 07-15-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Norway
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Musicals.....
You are trying to get "into" the movie, then they break into song...
I know! It's horrible. I rented Sweeney Todd once and had to turn it off after four minutes. The horror!

(but i liked Mamma Mia. I don't like to admit it, but I've seen it five times and cried every time. Guilty pleasure I guess.)
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:24 AM
 
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lol. Maybe! I know its a HUGE hit in the gay community, but it probably isn't a big hit in other social circles.
LOL. Guess I didn't get the memo.

I never flipped over the Kill Bill movies, although good, I did not think they were great as everyone else did.
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