Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic

Off Topic Off Topic - General non-Corvette related discussion.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 12-19-2019, 10:00pm   #1
dvarapala
Barn Stall Owner #1120
NCM Supporter '20
Points: 14,251, Level: 82
Activity: 91.6%
 
dvarapala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tír Na Nóg
Posts: 4,825
Thanks: 967
Thanked 2,946 Times in 1,620 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1020081
Default Sorry Doug

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Cats will be spayed this weekend.

dvarapala is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to dvarapala For This Useful Post:
Old 12-19-2019, 10:35pm   #2
snide
Barn Raising II,III
NCM Supporter '13
Bantayan Kids '17
Points: 98,284, Level: 100
Activity: 99.5%
 
snide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I could never live there.
Posts: 67,041
Thanks: 38,739
Thanked 12,953 Times in 6,736 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $110018684
Default



Saw the trailer on TV and figured right away that the milk was sour.
snide is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to snide For This Useful Post:
Old 12-20-2019, 3:10pm   #3
Mike Mercury
Chief Meat Gazer
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #98
Barn Raising II,III,IV
Points: 100,151, Level: 100
Activity: 61.1%
 
Mike Mercury's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 34,428
Thanks: 12,081
Thanked 21,330 Times in 8,323 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5128898
Default

Mike Mercury is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Mike Mercury For This Useful Post:
Old 12-20-2019, 3:20pm   #4
aerovette
Chief Electrician
Barn Stall Owner #7734

Bantayan Kids '15
Points: 47,843, Level: 100
Activity: 81.4%
 
aerovette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 1/1/20 club
Posts: 20,958
Thanks: 7,418
Thanked 10,748 Times in 4,796 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $95803
Default

Hopefully the adult version will be better. I don't think it's called Cats though.
aerovette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to aerovette For This Useful Post:
Old 12-20-2019, 3:46pm   #5
99 pewtercoupe
Barn Stall Owner #74
Barn Raising II

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 66,312, Level: 100
Activity: 46.7%
 
99 pewtercoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On an island somewhere
Posts: 20,148
Thanks: 3,171
Thanked 7,623 Times in 4,113 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10389572
Default

WSJ review really savaged it. the review is more entertainment than the movie

https://www.wsj.com/articles/cats-re...gs-11576794144

Ever since the trailer appeared last summer, the release of “Cats” has been anticipated the way one anticipates the opening of a can of Fancy Feast Classic Paté: Could the film really be quite so, well, aromatic? It takes some time for a solid payoff, but finally Jennifer Hudson’s tragic Grizabella launches into her reprise of “Memory,” with all the agonized, heroic, even operatic ornamentation the song has never warranted. And if you manage not to laugh at that point, give yourself a belly rub.


Mostly, “Cats” is a confusing litter box of intentions, from its crushed-velour aesthetic to its strip-bar sensuality to its musical cluelessness. Its inevitability, of course, is something else entirely: The Andrew Lloyd Webber creation, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,” debuted in 1981 in London (where the movie takes place) and ran for 21 years; the original Broadway production, mounted a year later, ran for 18 years. Its influence doesn’t seem to have been musical or theatrical as much as commercial: It helped turn Broadway’s focus toward the mega-hit and a theme-park sensibility. Fiscally speaking, one can’t really argue with the results.

Artistically, it’s a hairball. There’s no story to speak of, Mr. Webber’s music is immediately forgettable—except perhaps for “Memory,” which rips off Puccini—and, like a cat standing at an open door, it takes forever to get where it’s going. The show’s been around so long that “Cats” the movie can be diagnosed as a reinfection. It’s hard to imagine anyone involved getting away uncontaminated.

Dame Judi Dench resembles no one so much as Bert Lahr in her warbling, gender-bending turn as Old Deuteronomy, the cat who will make the movie’s big decision: Which member of the swarm will be the “Jellicle choice” and win a new life? The show’s endless cataloging, so to speak, introduces us to the contenders: Grizabella, of course, and Jennyanydots (Rebel Wilson), Gus the Theatre Cat ( Ian McKellen ), Bustopher Jones ( James Corden ) and Mr. Mistoffelees ( Laurie Davidson ). Taylor Swift, as Bomalurina, escapes relatively unscathed, since her number is a stand-alone, her appearance almost a cameo. The malevolent Macavity is portrayed by Idris Elba, whom I used to think would make a great James Bond, but now I’m not sure given the indignities of his hairy chocolate leotard.


The innocent/slinky Victoria—whose perpetually arched eyebrows, ever-parted lips and “tail perpendicular” (to quote Eliot) suggest that a litter might be arriving in about two months’ time—is played by the lovely but voiceless Francesca Hayward, a principal at London’s Royal Ballet. From what we can see, her dancing is quite fine, though the editing of the musical numbers is so heavy-handed it doesn’t do her justice.

Visually, “Cats” never quite escapes the stage, but given the pedigree of the show who would want it to? CGI does provide director Tom Hooper with options Trevor Nunn never had when he directed the original productions, notably the transformation of a human cast into cat-sized creatures, gamboling about the London theater district or ripping up bedrooms or scurrying across rooftops. The thing is, they don’t so much resemble cats as they do furry Lilliputians whose size, relative to the “real” world, seems to ebb and flow, the scale ever fluid. This contributes to the sense of creepiness that was commented upon when the trailer first arrived, and it prompts a question about marketing: Was the idea behind “Cats” to generate morbid curiosity and a kind of so-bad-it’s-good mystique, a la “Showgirls”/”Glitter”/”Troll 2”? It’s certainly a strategy. But during a press screening of the film this week, a critic who used his cellphone (probably to check the time) was immediately pounced on by security, and wound up leaving the screening. What he left in his wake was a hot trail of envy.

Copyright ©2019 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8
99 pewtercoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 99 pewtercoupe For This Useful Post:
Old 12-20-2019, 4:28pm   #6
UniqueDoug
A Real Barner
Points: 9,855, Level: 68
Activity: 51.3%
 
UniqueDoug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Gainesville, GA
Posts: 1,406
Thanks: 516
Thanked 421 Times in 198 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5020
Default

cliffs
UniqueDoug is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to UniqueDoug For This Useful Post:
Old 12-20-2019, 4:29pm   #7
99 pewtercoupe
Barn Stall Owner #74
Barn Raising II

Bantayan Kids '13,'17
Points: 66,312, Level: 100
Activity: 46.7%
 
99 pewtercoupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: On an island somewhere
Posts: 20,148
Thanks: 3,171
Thanked 7,623 Times in 4,113 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $10389572
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by UniqueDoug View Post
cliffs
It sucks
99 pewtercoupe is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Say Thank You to 99 pewtercoupe For This Useful Post:
Old 12-22-2019, 5:56pm   #8
dvarapala
Barn Stall Owner #1120
NCM Supporter '20
Points: 14,251, Level: 82
Activity: 91.6%
 
dvarapala's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Tír Na Nóg
Posts: 4,825
Thanks: 967
Thanked 2,946 Times in 1,620 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1020081
Default

dvarapala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2019, 7:26pm   #9
aerovette
Chief Electrician
Barn Stall Owner #7734

Bantayan Kids '15
Points: 47,843, Level: 100
Activity: 81.4%
 
aerovette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 1/1/20 club
Posts: 20,958
Thanks: 7,418
Thanked 10,748 Times in 4,796 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $95803
Default

aerovette is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to aerovette For This Useful Post:
Old 12-22-2019, 8:37pm   #10
DJ_Critterus
Stall Owner #1120.2520
Points: 60,431, Level: 100
Activity: 25.7%
 
DJ_Critterus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: I enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.
Posts: 26,019
Thanks: 9,149
Thanked 5,307 Times in 2,954 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9016041
Default

FourPennyPapaBear gotta return all that extra kitty litter now
DJ_Critterus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2019, 9:16pm   #11
IrishSpuds
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 1,637, Level: 24
Activity: 1.4%
 
IrishSpuds's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 308
Thanks: 136
Thanked 268 Times in 111 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1414
Default

Utter garbage according to the local rags.
IrishSpuds is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to IrishSpuds For This Useful Post:
Old 12-24-2019, 11:55am   #12
ThePirate
Barn Stall Owner #107
Points: 1,049, Level: 18
Activity: 1.8%
 
ThePirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Posts: 285
Thanks: 93
Thanked 219 Times in 97 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1445
Default

Cats suck.
ThePirate is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to ThePirate For This Useful Post:
Reply

The Vette Barn > Off Topic/Babes/Other > Off Topic


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:17am.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page