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January 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm #513163
As great as it is to see such diverse casting (which this thread has done a phenomenal job with), The Blind Side is a biopic about a white woman from the deep south. Davis is an African-American woman from South Carolina. That casting would never happen, it would be like Denzel Washington being cast as Bill Clinton.January 4, 2016 at 12:42 pm #435258
I haven’t posted in ages, but this has brought me out of my cave.
(btw, you should move this to the movies section, it will get more attention there)September 24, 2015 at 7:04 pm #459433
Miss Piggy is in Muppets Treasure Island with Tim Curry
Tim Curry is in Rocky Horror with Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon is in Dead Man Walking with Sean Penn
Sean Penn is in Mystic River with Kevin Bacon
Madeline Kahn and Kristin ChenowethSeptember 24, 2015 at 1:54 pm #435057
Whose the most likely supporting actor contender from Hamilton? Is it Groff as a scene-stealer?
Probably Leslie Odom, Jr. in the role of a lifetime. If he’s placed in leading (possible, but not a guarantee), then probably Daveed Diggs, who brilliantly plays two different characters.September 23, 2015 at 9:43 am #435030
It really is a great score, often dismissed and lambasted simply because of the name of the show.
Who I’d Be, Build A Wall and Freak Flag are absolute beasts. Don’t Let Me Go and I Know It’s Today are also quite great. When Words Fail is also quite touching.
Tesori and Lindsay-Abaire wrote a new song for the licensed version of the show called “Forever.” You can find it on youtube – it’s great as well.September 23, 2015 at 9:38 am #435053
Saw “Waitress” at ART the other day. It’s in great shape for Broadway (though the first act needs quite a bit of work) and it will likely be a Best Musical nominee.
The battle between Mueller and Erivo will be fierce. Both have a lot going for them, but also quite a few detractors. But I can’t see anybody topping either of those two.August 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm #184354
He doesn’t have a chance at all, but Joel Edgerton does some of the best work of his career in The Gift. I laughed the film off after seeing the trailer, but after the great reviews I decided to see it and both he and the film blew me away. It was a passion project for him (he wrote, directed, starred in and produced it) so I’m hoping he is able to get some kind of recognition for it.
A nomination at the Critics’ Choice Awards in one of their genre categories would be nice.August 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm #359242
I’m sure Simon Cowell would have been this category’s Doris Roberts.
Nigel Lythgoe probably would’ve picked one up as well.August 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm #192813
Tarantino is pretty offensive in that interview and I do think he shouldn’t be so full of himself… He has done some brilliant work, but his films are mostly lack of inspiration and variety. Blood. Guns. The N Word. Drugs. Sex. Abuse. Graphic scenes. Samuel L. Jackson. It’s boring after a while…and his comment on the actors…Blanchett’s performance in Blue Jasmine alone is better than all of Tarantino’s actors’ performances combined…
His films may not be versatile in content or message, but his strength is in his writing and direction, not his ideas. He can make what are essentially modified versions of the same film (like IB and DU) into completely different beasts because of the direction he takes them in.
Also, I know he gets chastised for his use of “the N word” and I agree a lot of it is unnecessary, but to his credit, he doesn’t use the word in settings where you wouldn’t hear it in real life (for example, Brad Pitt isn’t throwing it around freely in Inglourious Basterds, at least to the best of my memory).
Lastly, I don’t think he was dissing Blanchett as much as he was dissing the films she chooses to be in. I’m sure he sees her talent and wouldn’t purposely avoid working with her.August 2, 2015 at 3:17 pm #356464
Sorry to be getting to this so late, but what a tragic loss. He was one of the only posters on this board who, when arguing with or debating him, did not make me think that I was just shouting at a brick wall.
You could tell through his writing here that he was classy, intelligent and very well-rounded. My deepest condolences.July 27, 2015 at 7:39 am #435019
I thought Sutton was inspired casting (it definitely seems like she’s starting to try her hand in shows/roles that aren’t perfectly tailored for her and is challenging herself) but she didn’t meet the challenge imo. Lippa’s Queenie requires a strong, hard belt and Sutton’s belt, while strong, is too soft for the role. Stephanie J. Block, Marin Mazzie, Jane Krakowski or Sherie Rene Scott would have been better choices. It’s truly a shame that we’ll never see a Betty Buckley or Patti LuPone Queenie (unless somebody does a production where the characters have been aged significantly, which I think could work).July 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm #435014
That Encores production of The Wild Party needs to stay far away from Broadway, unless Andrew Lippa fixes the numerous problems he caused with the changes he made to the show.July 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm #353004
I don’t know how many people side with me on this one, but Tina Fey’s “The Tuxedo Begins” in 2012 was easily her best submission during the show’s run.July 3, 2015 at 1:16 pm #352044
She should have won in 2013 for “Emergency Response” and “Leslie and Ben.”
I would also support a win this year for “Leslie and Ron.”