Jump to content

Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

What movie should I see Friday night???

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 13
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Yep. The Ray biopic looks pretty darn good. Might wait until next week though - a new multiscreen is opening right down the road from me.


Anyone seen advances on the Bobby Darin pic? Potential for a good story - in the right hands...

this house is empty now...
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I saw "Ray" at a preview screening a few weeks ago in Seattle. The producer/director talked about the film beforehand and dished out some interesting info tidbits:


It's an independent film. He was working with ray Charles to make this film for 15 or so years, and despite his track record (movies like "La Bamba"), never was able to get any studio interested in making it. He finally got a private investor/Ray charles fan to finance the whole production, and after it was made, got Universal to distribute it.


He also said he made Jamie Foxx wear prosthetics over his eyes and go blind for real during all of the filming, and the fact that Jamie Foxx has a piano degree and is from the south is what convinced the director that he was the right actor for the job.

Just a pinch between the geek and chum



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by cwfno:

Debbie does Dallas 5.

They're up to 5 already? You'd think she'd move on to some other town. Debbie does San Antone. Nice ring!
Everybody knows rock attained perfection in 1974. It's a scientific fact. - Homer Simpson
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I smell an Oscar!!
Biopics almost never get Oscars, no matter how much the actor lives the character. "Monster" was an exception, and that was because Charlize performed the ultimate Hollywood sacrifice in making herself ugly. Nearly every year, somebody gives a breathtaking performance in a bio, and gets snubbed.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I know you've probably already gone out (I hope), but my vote for best film in theaters right now is either Saw or Napoleon Dynamite.

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Mark Twain (1835-1910)


Reporter: "Ah, do you think you could destroy the world?" The Tick: "Ehgad I hope not. That's where I keep all my stuff!"

Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...