I love a good musical! Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, that lot and time period. The sheer virtuosity of the performance just takes my breath away. “Moses Supposes” from Singin’ in the Rain has yet to be beat for showcasing the amazing dancing of Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor. Astonishing. Incredible. So yeah, I like them when the performers are great. LaLa Land was shite. Those two aren’t performers in the sense of the word as it used to mean.
When I worked at the Colorado Dance Festival we had a tap extravaganza, and we brought in all these old time tappers (Honi Coles, Steve Condos, Jimmy Slyde), for performances, master classes, and panel discussions. Greg Hines was there, too, and he got so choked up being with all these greats who he’d admired since he was little. It was the week Fred Astaire died, and these guys honestly mourned him. I got to spend the week with them and it was completely fascinating. They had another language, based in rhythm. I could barely follow them, but they were amazing. Such virtuosity! Also, they stayed up all night drinking and partying, and then I had to go wake up this pile of hungover guys at 7 am so they could go teach. 😬😂 That was 30 years ago and I still remember it like yesterday. Good times. ☺️
I like musicals and pretty much all genres of movies, except for science-fiction, fantasy, adventure, and action. I’m fascinated by time-travel, though, whatever category that falls into.
Both Dan and I love time travel films. I consider time travel movies to be in the science fiction genre.
Fantasy movies just don't jiggle my giggle chain, nor do musicals and for what it's worth neither do most animated films. Nothing where there are dragons, dialogue that is sung, or cartoons for me. There are exceptions of course - I did like The Wizard of Oz and A Bug's Life. But I can't think of a single TV show or movie that has (had) a dragon in it that I could EVER stand to watch.
Well, then, you’ve seen the best parts. Ha! The rest of the movie was just a bunch of hobbits (or elves? dwarves?) trying to get from one place to another, and then outsmart a smarty-pants dragon. That’s all I got out of it, and I sat through the whole thing!
I thought he was great on SNL. I don't know why it got such bad reviews.
The sketch of him as the gay teacher with Pete Davidson is being considered a kind of modern classic now! A lot of people on Internet say it is one of the best with that Chad character. Even people who aren't fan of Davidson or his characters praise it because BC. Some comments I read said it worked because BC was playing his character in a very serious way helping Davidson to look funny. That's the strength of those sketches, the talent of the "straight" actor to remain serious or solemn meanwhile the "funny" guy is just repeating two or three dumb lines in the same monotonous way.
The problem with SNL is that the show rarely gets good reviews nowadays but BC did a great job IMHO.
That "Chillopedia" list was really all over the place for me.
They included TV movies and even gave an honourable mention to Sherlock, but ignored Patrick Melrose. WTF??
They rejected the inclusion of the Avenger movies, but then turn around and list 1917, Black Mass and 12YaS where his roles ranged from cameo to small and where he wasn't highlighted as the "star" at all.
And what about his work in TCiT? Surely that rates a mention. Or The Fifth Estate?? He was amazing in both.
Nice to see the mention of Third Star and Wreckers.
Anyway, it is good to see a list like this. Interesting discussion fodder!😁
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