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Re: A Star is Born

#11 Post by tonethestone » Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:12 am

Really enjoyed this, people were praising big time on the way out. Music was great. Cooper career best for him, and Gaga can defo act.

Reviews spot on, deserved praise, and will be up for Oscars no doubt.

Solid 4/5 and absolutely re-watchable.

ps - so funny on this forum how movies which are loved are disliked on this forum and vice-versa. Each to own o/
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Re: A Star is Born

#12 Post by ladams888 » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:17 pm

Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon. I have seen both the Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand versions, so, knew the story – a superstar at the end of his career and a newcomer right at the beginning of hers. I was absolutely blown away by Lady Gaga – she can really sing and can really act. I read some of the background blurb afterwards and was surprised to learn that she insisted on both her and Bradley Cooper singing live – i.e. not overdubbing afterwards. It was long, but I was mesmerised, so wasn’t continually looking at my watch. It was a shame that Lady Gaga hadn’t written the songs. 9/10

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Re: A Star is Born

#13 Post by stuartboy » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:27 pm

So what were the continual nose references about? If BS was just third in line to play the part was she chosen because of her konk?
And was Lady's nose prostheticed or cgi'd especially?
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Re: A Star is Born

#14 Post by The Sparrow » Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:34 pm

ladams888 wrote:Saw this in Wimbledon Odeon. I have seen both the Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand versions, so, knew the story – a superstar at the end of his career and a newcomer right at the beginning of hers. I was absolutely blown away by Lady Gaga – she can really sing and can really act. I read some of the background blurb afterwards and was surprised to learn that she insisted on both her and Bradley Cooper singing live – i.e. not overdubbing afterwards. It was long, but I was mesmerised, so wasn’t continually looking at my watch. It was a shame that Lady Gaga hadn’t written the songs. 9/10
Wow. So Bradley really can sing. I'm very impressed.
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Re: A Star is Born

#15 Post by Sheryl123 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:18 pm

Went to watch this tonight at showcase Nottingham. Not seen the original version before so had no idea of the storyline. Lady Gaga was not only an amazing singer but she’s a damn good actress too. I have a soft spot for Bradley cooper but he didn’t do justice to his role in this film.
Lady Gaga belted some great tunes out, film was pleasantly enjoyable if a little predictable.
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Re: A Star is Born

#16 Post by Beate » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:23 pm

Too long. Didn't like Lady Gaga's voice or songs much, and I'm really missing the Barbra Streisand version even though I've never seen it - but boy, can I see Barbra in this.

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Re: A Star is Born

#17 Post by D-Fens » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:14 pm

Loved the minutiae, learned to appreciate the loud music as it meant I didn't have to listen to somebody breathing, the sketchy nature of the second half means it avoids a lot of cliches but I also missed the ultimate point, it didn't really have much impact as the story of the falling star wasn't handled as well as the rising star.

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Re: A Star is Born

#18 Post by alythonian » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:04 pm

I enjoyed this but it wasn't as good as the hype in my opinion.
I thought Bradley Cooper was excellent and Lada Blah Blah also did a good job for the most part. I much preferred her big voice and country songs, the pop princess stuff was pants!

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Re: A Star is Born

#19 Post by D-Fens » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:03 pm

alythonian wrote:the pop princess stuff was pants!
Wasn't it supposed to be?

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Re: A Star is Born

#20 Post by alythonian » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:13 pm

D-Fens wrote:
alythonian wrote:the pop princess stuff was pants!
Wasn't it supposed to be?
That was what the Grammy was for one assumes?
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