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by dws1982
Tue May 16, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9594

Elliot's voice is pretty, but he is fatally tentative. The music overwhelms him and the song ends before he can get any momentum going. The band ALWAYS plays loudest on his performances. My conspiracy-minded self thinks that there may be something to it--trying to overwhelm him and make him look we...
by dws1982
Tue May 16, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Most Overrated Movie of 2005
Replies: 35
Views: 4652

I'm planning to Netflix MI-5 as soon as I finish with 2005 catch-up. I'll probably like Macfadyen better in that; in Pride and Prejudice he struck me as way too modern for a film set 200 years ago.
by dws1982
Tue May 16, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9594

So obviously they want Katharine and Taylor in the finals. They want it so bad that they went completely over the top praising an average rendition of "Over The Rainbow" by Katharine. Best comment I've read about he performance: It's one thing to communicate vulnerability, but another altogether to...
by dws1982
Tue May 16, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Baby Names and Movie Stars - Not what you're thinking
Replies: 1
Views: 224

I've always sworn that if/when I have children, I'll never give them a name that's been in the top ten most popular. One thing I don't understand is the appeal of snobby names like Abigail, Olivia, and Isabella for girls. And I'm surprised that Ashley still holds a spot in the top ten. Maybe my sis...
by dws1982
Tue May 16, 2006 9:00 am
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Most Overrated Movie of 2005
Replies: 35
Views: 4652

It was actually from The Backstage (the site created after Tom O'Neil's meltdown last year). And two of the people who were so passionate about it are two fairly intelligent people. Some of the others who are passionate about it...aren't. (Or at least they aren't intelligent when it comes to film.)
by dws1982
Tue May 16, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: The Cam Dagg Memorial Theatre and Literature Forum
Topic: The Official Tony Awards Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 2627

Best Play The History Boys Author: Alan Bennett Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, Roger Berlind, Debra Black, Eric Falkenstein, Roy Furman, Jam Theatricals, Stephanie P. McClelland, Judith Resnick, Scott Rudin, Jon Avnet/Ralph Guild, Dede Harris/Mort Swinsky, The National Theatre of Great Britai...
by dws1982
Mon May 15, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Most Overrated Movie of 2005
Replies: 35
Views: 4652

I'm afraid that you may think differently after I finalize my top ten list of 2005, Damien. (Although I do have Millions and Good Night And Good Luck on my list right now, at numbers 7 and 8.) I've got to chime in to agree with Nik and Big Magilla about Pride and Prejudice. I wouldn't call it horri...
by dws1982
Thu May 11, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: The Damien Bona Memorial Oscar History Thread
Topic: 1996 Oscar Shouldabeens
Replies: 34
Views: 6799

I liked Heston a lot in Hamlet, but I wouldn't hold up his work in Ben-Hur and Ten Commandments (both movies I enjoy) as examples of what makes him a great actor.
by dws1982
Wed May 10, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9594

Alternating back with Season 4, the blasé Anthony Federov went out 4th with the pretty good Vonzell Solomon going out 3rd Funny...I think Vonzell is the worst singer ever to make the top four. She sang everything in the Key of V, and even though I didn't like Anthony's choice of music, I thought he...
by dws1982
Wed May 10, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9594

Wow. The Chosen One got thrown under the bus tonight. When the recap showed Paula telling Chris that we'd see him at the finale, I knew he was in the bottom two. And then Ryan asked Simon who he thought was going home and Simon dodged it (instead saying who he though should go home), I knew Chris w...
by dws1982
Tue May 09, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: 2000 - 2007
Topic: Most Overrated Movie of 2005
Replies: 35
Views: 4652

Capote.
by dws1982
Mon May 08, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: DVD Discussions
Topic: George Lucas rips off his fans
Replies: 13
Views: 589

I guess Lucas can make another cash ploy and repeat the entire re-release process with Blu-Ray. And, if HD-DVD wins the format war, and Fox has to support it (they only support Blu-Ray right now), he can do it AGAIN with HD-DVD. This makes me glad I'm not a Star Wars fan, because if I were, I'd no ...
by dws1982
Thu May 04, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9594

The eventual winner is practically 19E's property for at least a year or two.

From season four onward, 19E owns the winner's soul for seven years. Runner-up is sentenced to two years of indentured servitude at 19E.
by dws1982
Wed May 03, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: Broadcast Media
Topic: The American Idol Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 9594

As soon as Elliott leaves (next week, I'm afraid), I'm done for the season. Taylor's a spastic clown (Damien's right) who's about as relevant in the current pop scene as Engelbert Humperdinck. Katharine is all technique but zero substance--while she may have a good voice, she's the worst singer lef...
by dws1982
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Texas Set To Execute Mentally Retarded Man
Replies: 6
Views: 421

It's been stayed for five months: San Antonio Express-News April 25, 2006 Today's scheduled execution of a bank robber who killed a Wilson County sheriff's deputy has been postponed until the fall. The delay allows time for lawyers for Pedro Solis Sosa to pursue claims that the convict might be men...

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