I signed up a few weeks ago. My account works and I have associated an avatar.. i guess now......
I myself prefer it when you don't blog about food or food related topics because then I don't get hungry. Well, stomach hungry anyway.
Dreamgirls would have been fine if they had restricted the singing to the on-stage scenes.
The actual 'musical' scenes were few and far between.. but wow they were lonnnnnnggggggggggggg and really bad.
The film was definitely 30 minutes too long.
The US entertainment press stories that mention racism in regards to the film getting all those nominations EXCEPT best film obviously haven't seen it.
Individual elements of it are good but overall its really really average to bad.
There's broken glass everywhere these days. Thanks to the regular vandalism of Bus stops.
But its quite easy to make any street look like a 'slum' or at least at the seedy end of society.
A news channel did it some time in the nineties with Balmoral Shops.
All they did was shoot the shops from a low angle so you get the grimy tops of the buildings, (which are grimy in any area), at the same time as a couple of bits of paper was blowing across the street during an overcast day as they drove past in a car (to imply that its unsafe to walk through). It was then all played back in slow motion to make it look like the sort of place where war crimes take place.
Hey presto! instant slum.
I think they even made sure to show a Pacific Islander crossing the street at the same time. Nice!
The piece was all about how Christine Fletcher had let Balmoral 'go' while the Mt Eden shops area was thriving. The Mt Eden shops footage was of the KC Loo grocery in the sun I think (no low angles).
So anyway, even if McGehan Close is a nice street you can be sure it wont look like one on TV if that's how they want to play it. :)
That's quite a few YouTube views in 2-3 days!
Okay finally able to view it.
That video was Badd!
I wanted to watch this and then post some witty comment about something or other
But i seem to be unable to get any international internet sites
I shall present a small joke as a gift instead
Q. Who is Chip n Dale's favourite musical artist?