It sounds wonderful. I have worked on many musicals but not 'Dream Girls' so I'll have to check it out sometime. I hope Peter O'Toole wins too. I think he is a great actor that is sometimes overlooked.
I'm glad you are enjoying seeing my pics of NYC. It must have been fantastic living nearby when you did and being able to visit these places :-)
I want to see Dreamgirls soooo badly and Peter O' Toole has been a favorite for years! (Remember Lawrence of Arabia?) I will be glued to the screen tonight when the Golden Globes comes on, and I hope to see the movie in a week or two.
I think when Jennifer Hudson "lost" on Idol, the three judges were blindsided. They thought she would make it much farther along and I bet they are not the least bit surprised with her success in this movie.
Did it get cold where you are? We are still waiting for the cold front... but Nyssa called me (yes she called me on the cell phone from the next room, that is lazy isn't it) and said the weather service says it might snow on Wednesday... we have 70 degree temps today and snow on Wednesday.... strange.
I haven't seen Dreamgirls yet, but I guess I will have to see it now!
I'm looking forward to seeing the films you reviewed and plan to watch the Awards Ceremony tonight to see all the winners.
I understand the weather in L.A. is predicting high Santa Ana winds, so I hope it won't spoil all the Red Carpet activity.
P.S. Sent a vote for Jennifer!
I think I'll wait for Dreamgirls to be on DVD.
I'm ashamed to say I didn't realize that that was the great Loretta Divine doing the jazz singing in this .. It was indeed a nice touch to include her, but this show was all about the arrival of Jennifer Hudson, who should just be a joy to watch winning her Golden Globe tonight
You know, Loretta Devine was always familiar to me and it never occurred to me that's where she was from. I have yet to see DreamGirls, but have heard that it is very good and that JH steals the show.
Naomi, I loved the movie too, as you know. And I thought your description was perfect.
I've always loved the three of them, Sheryl, Loretta and Jennifer (Holliday). And I played the hell out of the cast CD in high school. So I was really excited about the movie, and 90% not disappointed (vocally, Jamie Fox did not do justice to his songs). But the entire movie was so wonderful.
I too wondered why they didn't get Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph to do cameos. And also agree that Jennifer Hudson was amazing and deserved that award tonight! I'll be watching.
Enjoyed your post, as always.
I've seen Dream Girls twice and hope to go again. I absolutely loved it. I can't think when I've seen a movie where every actor was consistently outstanding. Thanks for your excellent review. I learned more.
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Dreamgirls sounds fantastic!
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I hope to see Dreamgirls soon. I usually end up seeing movies when they leave theaters and come to Pay Per View. Either way, I'm sure I will really enjoy the film.
It is great to see a "loser" on American Idol find her place to shine. Good for her!!
Oh, I'm so jealous....I'm dying to see Dream Girls!
And I'm anxious for you to tell us what "Venus" is about. I'm really not familiar with it.
But...both will have to get added to my Netflix list when they become available.
I'm glad things have gone well for Jennifer Hudson. Being such an avid Idol fan I love keeping up with the contestants I liked. Now she does have a voice and I cannot wait to see that movie.
I am so happy to hear so many good things about Eddie Murphy's performance too and I would love to see him take home the globe.
I hope Dream Girls hurries to video! It isn't playing anywhere around here.
I came by earlier, but Blogger was being pissy with me and would not allow me to comment.
I want to see that movie. I usually end up seeing movies after they leave the theater and come to pay per view. It is great that a "loser" on American Idol found her place to shine! Good for her!!
I have to say that at this time of the year I really miss seeing all the movies (DeForest always let me see them ALL!)
Ohh, I loved Loretta in Boston Public! I was sorry when that show went off the air! I hope we get to see her again on Greys Anatomy too!
There are a number of supurb actors like Peter O'Toole who have been wrongly overlooked! I hope he wins tonight!
I'd like to see "Dream Girls" but haven't had a chance. My sis saw it over the weekend and liked it.
Thanks for the stories :)
Dream Girls sounds like a fantastic movie...hoping to see it.
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Ohhhhh gosh... you know me... I watch NOTHING... no TV, no movies... nothing! BUT... I MAY have to check out Dreamgirls now... How could I NOT with such rave reviews!?
Hey! I remembered to come back and vote today! YAY me!
I'm so glad the Dream Girls did so well last night. I had a blast watching. The Golden Globes are so much more informal and fun than the bigger award shows so you get to see everyone acting more natural. I myself was a huge Mowtown fan so I can't wait to see this historic film. I usually wait for the DVDs to come out though. So many good new movies to see. I know nothing about Peter O'tooles movie and learned of some new ones last night.
O'Toole is one of my heroes. So was his partner Richard Harris.
I wonder if Ms. Hudson would have gotten the breaks if she hadn't appeared on that TV travesty American Idol. They do insist on mediocrity in that contest--I'm surprised anyone as good as people tell me she is (I haven't seen the movie yet) would even get in the running for the top "honor" on American Idol.
I've been voting every day up top, speaking of TV breaks.~,:^) I think that young lady is quite talented.
Nice post, Naomi! You are very lucky, so many movies to watch! "Dream Girls" sounds like a great film! I'd like to see "Dream Girls" but I think I'll must to wait for it to be on DVD.
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