A BP contender? 97 score so far.
“In the Heights” Reviews
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Monday at 10:58 AM|
It sounds like Warner made the right move holding it so people can see it in theaters
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/21/2021|
The trailer looks great
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/21/2021|
Steven Spielberg must be hyperventilating.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/21/2021|
Well, it don't look like Shaker Heights..
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/21/2021|
On the trailer, I didn't expect to like that. But I did, tremendously.
And yes, Spielberg is probably reducing the font size on his name on the West Side Story credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/21/2021|
The opening is at Tribeca FF using the United Palace Theater in WH.
I've seen a few things here and they've done an amazing restoration.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/21/2021|
I never miss a Jimmy Smits musical.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/21/2021|
So, this Hamilton meets Puerto Rican West Side story disaster got a good review? It looks awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/21/2021|
I’m confused, HBO says it comes out simultaneously on June 11, why are there reviews already?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/21/2021|
Because they screened the movie early for critics to build buzz, you freaking dumbass
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/21/2021|
Just saw this today at a preview screening. Wow.
Beautifully photographed and choreographed.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/06/2021|
Most film reviews now are based on social narrative and not quality of film.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/06/2021|
They released the first eight-minute number. Looks fun and Anthony Ramos is a charmer.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/06/2021|
[quote] Most film reviews now are based on social narrative and not quality of film.
That's been true since Roger Ebert went off the deep end after Gene Siskel died.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/06/2021|
This was posted last month on the theatre threads. Meh, little story, no protagonist, and Anthony is dull.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/06/2021|
So is Warner Bros. as unscrupulous as Disney or have critics just forgotten how to tell a good musical from a bad one since they have been so few and far between over the last 50 years?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/06/2021|
The days of reviewers like Pauline Kael are long gone.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/06/2021|
[quote]So is Warner Bros. as unscrupulous as Disney or have critics just forgotten how to tell a good musical from a bad one since they have been so few and far between over the last 50 years?
Well, they saw "Cats," so ...
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/06/2021|
[quote] The days of reviewers like Pauline Kael are long gone.
So are the days of movies that warranted that level of scrutiny.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/06/2021|
As if anyone would dare give this woke movie anything but raves. The reviewers don't want to be hunted down and called racists for saying Miranda's shit all sounds the same and the movie is obnoxious. Everyone gets a trophy! It's just easier that way.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/07/2021|
Don’t believe the prepared hype. It’s loud and boring. Anthony Ramos’ appeal escapes me. The critics will fawn all over this wokefest.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/10/2021|
It'll definitely get an award of some type for Lin Manuel Miranda...the Academy is precumming at this point to grant him his EGOT.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/10/2021|
Darren Criss just posted a nine minute rant about how perfect it is. He said the same thing about A Star is Born so take it with a grain of salt.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/10/2021|
Why is the Grandmother Cuban, that seems random?
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/10/2021|
I might see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/11/2021|
If it’s Lin-Manuel Miranda two things are true: It will be praised to the heaven, and it will be total shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/11/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/11/2021|
I will never see this film. A bunch of tired Mexicans doing flash mob dances and lip synching an autotuned soundtrack. And every interview with the cast has been nauseating Oprah shit: "It really fed my spirit to connect with these souls and be enveloped in the wave of love that generated from their hearts and share our journey that seemed pre-ordained or Fate or something, just something magical yet so real and true and nourishing. I just didn't want it to end, and y'know it won't because we are all connected, we share the same DNA now, and we just want the audience to join our movement because it is a movement of hearts and souls and minds and..."
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/11/2021|
Oprah said that? Is she one of the producers?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/11/2021|
Do they teach a class in how to speak the shit quoted in R28? It seems like nebulous, meaningless bullshit is how the entire woke movement speaks. Not so much an echo chamber as an echo pit filled with crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/11/2021|
The lead guy looks dirty
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/11/2021|
Do they all have dirty arms? I won'r be seeing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/11/2021|
[quote] Costume and Set design Oscar™️ Contender
For jean cutoffs and t-shirts? Lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/11/2021|
I don't doubt the movie's good reviews, but Lin-Manuel Miranda can suck it. He's the son of an upper class consultant and clinical psychologist, so it's not like like he grew up in some fucking run-down ghetto making coffee at a bodega. It's really no different than Kim Kardashian making a musical about Armenian genocide.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/11/2021|
R34 His Father worked for Ed fucking Koch.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/11/2021|
I loved the In The Heights movie. It’s a nice bauble. Beautifully directed, the best since Chicago. The songs aren’t particularly memorable but are precursors to the genius that is Hamilton.
A nice way to spend 3 hours
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/11/2021|
No one cares about the oscars anymore. I hope they get the same treatment as the golden globes and get relegated to a youtube live show.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/11/2021|
R28 Hollywood has been hyping this film to be THE definitive Latino rep film like Black Panther was to black people and Crazy Rich Asians was to Asians.
Most of the people in the film seeming are carribean in origin, no Mexicans but they of course will Claim and credit anything that speaks an once of Spanish.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/11/2021|
R36 Are you saying Miranda's a genius or Hamilton is genius?
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/11/2021|
It's three fucking hours long?? Ugh.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/11/2021|
Any memorable songs ?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/11/2021|
Have there been any memorable songs from modern musicals?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/11/2021|
I thought it sounded awfully Hamilton-esque too.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/11/2021|
These are the two big songs.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/11/2021|
The NYT review was pretty mixed even thought it was "critic's pick". I heard another mixed review on the radio this aft. From the NYT:
It’s a great party — replete with fireworks, dance floor blowouts, kisses, tears, loud arguments, more kisses and more tears. Which isn’t the same as a great movie. There are some dead spots in the story, and scenes, including musical numbers, that are adequate when they should be dazzling. Still, in spite of a longish running time I really didn’t want it to end. Chu knows how to show everyone a good time. The nightclub, swimming pool and beauty shop scenes are joyful and welcoming, even if, as cinema, they aren’t especially memorable or original. The dynamic choreography, by Christopher Scott, is ill served by the editing and camera movements, which hack graceful and athletic motion into a hectic collage of faces and limbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/11/2021|
[quote] Most of the people in the film seeming are carribean in origin
They're certainly in demand in my country of Australia, R38.
Woke advertisers and government departments are determined to be woke. But they can't find indigenous Australians willing to be models so they use curly-haired Caribbean instead.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/11/2021|
Loved it. Suck it, haters.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/11/2021|
EMPIRE Helen O'Hara-'Like a shot of summer holiday straight to the arm, this will have you shymmying out of the cinema and hugging all your neighbours' Sounds awful!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Saturday at 12:19 AM|
Ugh rap crap
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Saturday at 12:25 AM|
I started to watch it last night and while it’s well filmed, I just hate Lin Manuel’s musical style.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Saturday at 1:40 AM|
[quote] Have there been any memorable songs from modern musicals?
I can't remember any. Most of the ones of the last 20-30 years haven't gotten the number of cover versions their predecessors got that helped keep them alive between revivals and movie/TV adaptations.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Saturday at 2:53 AM|
In the Heights?!? More like in the depths, of disappear!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Saturday at 6:17 AM|
I want Ramos to sit on my face.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Saturday at 6:22 AM|
[Quote] I started to watch it last night and while it’s well filmed, I just hate Lin Manuel’s musical style.
You mean hiphop/rap? I love that it’s a new way to deliver big musical. Most of his songs are traditional musical style, but the entry into them is rap.
Very original and timely
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Saturday at 6:53 AM|
Loved the play. Cant wait to see the movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Saturday at 7:01 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Sunday at 12:27 AM|
It’s fun and was directed brilliant. The choreography, especially in the Latin club, is amazing.
I’m sure they were trying to emulate the West Side Story Gym dance sequence
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Sunday at 4:59 AM|
Ramos was on CBS Sunday Morning. I still can’t tell if he’s attractive or talented or just very, very lucky.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Sunday at 5:59 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Sunday at 12:36 PM|
Christ, is every song just as same as the last one? I think they could cut about four numbers and streamline this bitch. And I’m sure it’s a gay male thing, but I can barely tell the two female leads apart and I’m never sure which one is which and thought they were the same person at the start.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Monday at 10:58 AM|