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Old 10-01-2013, 17:19
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I think Anne is 100 per cent walking about with an Oscar in a few months. Her only competition is Amy Adams from The Master, who has sadly missed out on 3 previous oscars.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:47
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I think Anne is 100 per cent walking about with an Oscar in a few months. Her only competition is Amy Adams from The Master, who has sadly missed out on 3 previous oscars.
I think Anne will win for Les Mis, Hugh Jackman's against DDL as Lincoln and sadly I think Daniel Day Lewis has in the bag.
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:47
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I can't wait to see this tomorrow!!!
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Old 10-01-2013, 17:51
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Hope Anne Hathaway wins! Haven't even seen Les Mis yet but going by the trailer, clips,IDAD mp3 plus all the feedback from moviegoers, no-one deserves it more in that category!!

Congrats to Les Mis on all noms, I think it's gonna explode at the UK box office.
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Old 10-01-2013, 19:40
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Love the CD but 3 hours of singing might get on my nerves a bit.
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Old 10-01-2013, 20:13
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Love the CD but 3 hours of singing might get on my nerves a bit.
Yeah but the singing is telling the story
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:06
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I think Anne Hathaway will win as well, but I don't think Hugh Jackman has any real chance against Daniel Day-Lewis, and I'm pretty sure Lincoln will win Best Picture, not Les Mis - Tom Hooper not getting a Best Director nomination is quite telling. Original song is the interesting one really!
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:06
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I think it's gonna explode at the UK box office.
I really hope it's as good as it appears to be.
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:11
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That's the appealing thing about the movie for me. The singing DOES tell the story. It's not random singing with visuals to accompany it. They sing the lines of the words that are being said (if that makes sense).
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:20
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My late wife and I went to Les Mis at the Cambridge Theatre on our 25th wedding anniversary in 1996.

We both loved the music from the show and seeing it on stage was an unforgettable experience.

I have the dvd of the Royal Albert Hall concert and the bluray of the more recent concert at the O2 - but (even though my wife died 14 years ago) I do find them upsetting to watch.

I have booked a ticket to see the movie next Monday lunchtime and am quite looking forward to it, apart from two things. Some of the singing that I have heard via the online trailers sounds very weak, which as a fan of the show worries me a bit.

I know this may sound wet and whimpy but as an old git I am also very worried about getting upset in the cinema.

For that reason I have decided to go the cinema on my todd but if I get through the experience without looking a pratt and if the singing is ok I will undoubtedly go again (and again and again and.........)!
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:58
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My late wife and I went to Les Mis at the Cambridge Theatre on our 25th wedding anniversary in 1996.

We both loved the music from the show and seeing it on stage was an unforgettable experience.

I have the dvd of the Royal Albert Hall concert and the bluray of the more recent concert at the O2 - but (even though my wife died 14 years ago) I do find them upsetting to watch.

I have booked a ticket to see the movie next Monday lunchtime and am quite looking forward to it, apart from two things. Some of the singing that I have heard via the online trailers sounds very weak, which as a fan of the show worries me a bit.

I know this may sound wet and whimpy but as an old git I am also very worried about getting upset in the cinema.

For that reason I have decided to go the cinema on my todd but if I get through the experience without looking a pratt and if the singing is ok I will undoubtedly go again (and again and again and.........)!
That's so sweet. I'm sorry to hear about your wife, I'm sure you have some wonderful memories (like Les Mis) together. Just take plenty of tissues just in case haha
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:44
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My late wife and I went to Les Mis at the Cambridge Theatre on our 25th wedding anniversary in 1996.

We both loved the music from the show and seeing it on stage was an unforgettable experience.

I have the dvd of the Royal Albert Hall concert and the bluray of the more recent concert at the O2 - but (even though my wife died 14 years ago) I do find them upsetting to watch.

I have booked a ticket to see the movie next Monday lunchtime and am quite looking forward to it, apart from two things. Some of the singing that I have heard via the online trailers sounds very weak, which as a fan of the show worries me a bit.

I know this may sound wet and whimpy but as an old git I am also very worried about getting upset in the cinema.

For that reason I have decided to go the cinema on my todd but if I get through the experience without looking a pratt and if the singing is ok I will undoubtedly go again (and again and again and.........)!
That is so sweet. Bless ya.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:42
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I'm seeing it in just a few hours now! I'm bouncing in my seat! Will report back with what I think afterwards.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:47
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The dvd screener has leaked, at least you can pause it and pop to the loo.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:53
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My late wife and I went to Les Mis at the Cambridge Theatre on our 25th wedding anniversary in 1996.

We both loved the music from the show and seeing it on stage was an unforgettable experience.

I have the dvd of the Royal Albert Hall concert and the bluray of the more recent concert at the O2 - but (even though my wife died 14 years ago) I do find them upsetting to watch.

I have booked a ticket to see the movie next Monday lunchtime and am quite looking forward to it, apart from two things. Some of the singing that I have heard via the online trailers sounds very weak, which as a fan of the show worries me a bit.

I know this may sound wet and whimpy but as an old git I am also very worried about getting upset in the cinema.

For that reason I have decided to go the cinema on my todd but if I get through the experience without looking a pratt and if the singing is ok I will undoubtedly go again (and again and again and.........)!
Come with me, I know I will cry, I cry at the songs released on You Tube!, off tonight in Manchester so prepare for a fully grown man blubbering if you are there
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:19
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Anne Hathaway won the Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress last night, I think Les Mis won nothing? Not looking good for awards season, think SLP is going to cause an upset at the Golden Globes. Ah well.

Seeing Les Mis at 7pm!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:56
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My late wife and I went to Les Mis at the Cambridge Theatre on our 25th wedding anniversary in 1996.

We both loved the music from the show and seeing it on stage was an unforgettable experience.

I have the dvd of the Royal Albert Hall concert and the bluray of the more recent concert at the O2 - but (even though my wife died 14 years ago) I do find them upsetting to watch.

I have booked a ticket to see the movie next Monday lunchtime and am quite looking forward to it, apart from two things. Some of the singing that I have heard via the online trailers sounds very weak, which as a fan of the show worries me a bit.

I know this may sound wet and whimpy but as an old git I am also very worried about getting upset in the cinema.

For that reason I have decided to go the cinema on my todd but if I get through the experience without looking a pratt and if the singing is ok I will undoubtedly go again (and again and again and.........)!
Sorry to hear about your wife.

Don't worry about crying, I'm sure there will be plenty of others in the same boat!

Ah, can't wait. 7 hours, 4 minutes and counting!!
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:10
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My late wife and I went to Les Mis at the Cambridge Theatre on our 25th wedding anniversary in 1996.

We both loved the music from the show and seeing it on stage was an unforgettable experience.

I have the dvd of the Royal Albert Hall concert and the bluray of the more recent concert at the O2 - but (even though my wife died 14 years ago) I do find them upsetting to watch.

I have booked a ticket to see the movie next Monday lunchtime and am quite looking forward to it, apart from two things. Some of the singing that I have heard via the online trailers sounds very weak, which as a fan of the show worries me a bit.

I know this may sound wet and whimpy but as an old git I am also very worried about getting upset in the cinema.

For that reason I have decided to go the cinema on my todd but if I get through the experience without looking a pratt and if the singing is ok I will undoubtedly go again (and again and again and.........)!
A lovely story about you and your wife.

For what it's worth, I didn't find guys who cried at cinema wimpy or wet. There was a guy who wept heavily during What Dreams May Come. People including teens around him was respectful enough to leave him alone and afterwards, a couple came up to him to check if he was okay. I think the others would do the same for you but either way, I hope you'll find the film a wonderful success.
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Old 11-01-2013, 13:13
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I can't resist the urge and I'm seeing it at the first showing at 2:30 this afternoon!

I was going to go to London to see it as it should be shown but money issues are forcing me to see it at the local flea pit. But at least i get to see it. All 2:37 minutes of it!
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Old 11-01-2013, 14:04
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Anne Hathaway won the Critics Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress last night, I think Les Mis won nothing? Not looking good for awards season, think SLP is going to cause an upset at the Golden Globes. Ah well.
I don't think Les Mis was ever really a front-runner for the Oscars after the first few reviews, it's been filmed in a way which is a bit too likely to polarise opinion. But I was surprised it didn't get any of the technical awards last night.

I wouldn't be surprised if Anne as Best Supporting Actress is the only Oscar Les Mis wins.

Seeing Les Mis at 7pm!!
As am I!
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Old 11-01-2013, 14:12
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As long as my pounding headache disappears I will be going to see this after work today. So excited
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Old 11-01-2013, 14:19
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I wouldn't be surprised if Anne as Best Supporting Actress is the only Oscar Les Mis wins.
Yeah, Hugh's unlucky that the Best actor category is extremely tough this year.
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Old 11-01-2013, 14:56
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I'm really looking forward to seeing this!
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:04
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I've got back from seeing the 11am screening at the O2 Cineworld.

There's a lot of great stuff visually and the music is great, but I'm not sure it works as a film. I love Les Mis and have seen the stage show a few times.
The addition of a new song for an Oscar nomination didnt work for me. It's an meh song that adds nothing to the film at all.

Hugh and Russell were great as Valjean and Javert. Anne Hathaway was ok, but doesn't deserve award nominations IMO. It seems that she is getting them as she is an actress singing and not an musical star so obvioulsy what she does it that litle bit better...not!
Amanda Seyfried was miscast and I found her voice quite annoying.

Sacha Baron Cohen was useless. They should have gone for Alun Armstrong even though he doesn't have the star name in the US like Sacha. I really didn't like Helena Bonham Carter at all. I found her role too similar to the role she had in Sweeney Todd visually.

A very good film, but one that won't live up to expectations as they are too big.

I saw posters for Moulin Rouge Remastered at the cinema. Why? There was hardly a demand for it was there?
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Old 11-01-2013, 16:16
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I saw it today and loved it.

I had been looking forward to seeing it for ages and finally I did. I will however say I wasn't totally blinded by thinking "OMG THIS IS LES MIS I WILL LOVE IT". I did wonder if the constant singing would work on screen, but it did! In fact I would say it works better than other musical films (i.e. Mamma Mia!) because in those type of films its talking, then singing, then talking, etc (so it's all rather a bit random). But with this musical you take it for what it is.

I'm not sure about others but Eponine was the character I was most interested to see. I was blown away by Anne Hathaway's performance as Fantine, such a brilliant character and excellently played. I particularly found the scene moving when
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I absolutely loved Eponine and I do feel she will now be the underrated member of the cast. I particularly found Marius singing 'Empty Chairs at Empty Tables' when he was so alone after all that had happened.

Amazing film. I really hope the DVD release has lots of deleted scenes etc because the 2 and a half hours actually went quite quick!

10/10!
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