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MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 24th, 2006, 12:17 AM
With about 8 days 'til the US Opening, here are some clips to hold everyone over.

Official Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roL-nWN7o20&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Ck42nDrCQ

One Night Only
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnQ7M9wokJ4&mode=related&search=

Featurette
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPSFcJ3Kgvc&mode=related&search=

On Oprah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zd5iq14ptB4&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMh0V6ZO5Ms&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwmDHiOx8Uk&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruyvyAsSwhc&mode=related&search=
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehEyV1undQg&mode=related&search=

And I'm Telling You :eek: :worship:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McH134UFbHA

It's All Over
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA2VPr3lRf4&mode=related&search=

Dreamgirls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-Ws4brpDg&mode=related&search=

Listen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65Sc-JCOes8

New TODAY Show Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OOb1lBCJEI


THIS MOVIE IS GOING TO BE HOT!

See my REVIEW on Page 4! :worship::worship::worship::worship:

Rocketta
Nov 24th, 2006, 02:35 AM
I can't wait! :woohoo:

G1Player2
Nov 24th, 2006, 02:41 AM
I can't wait to see this. I haven't anticipated seeing a movie this bad in awhile.

harloo
Nov 24th, 2006, 03:56 AM
I just watched the entire cast on Oprah and I'm excited. Jennifer gives a breath taking performance and hopefully she's nominated for an Oscar. Beyonce really performed the hell out of, "Listen". :bounce:

I can't wait for X-mas day!!!:worship:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 24th, 2006, 07:01 AM
Where's Sam L's hateration :shrug: :p

Erika_Angel
Nov 24th, 2006, 07:17 AM
With about 1 month 'til the US Opening, here are some clips to hold everyone over.

Official Trailer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roL-nWN7o20&mode=related&search=

I had heard about the film but hadn't seen the trailer but just viewed it and it looks really good. I'll have to see it when I can :)

Sir Stefwhit
Nov 24th, 2006, 09:33 AM
I've seen the movie and loved it. I think both Jennifer and Eddie Murphy should both get recognized for their performances. I went in seeing the movie thinking that it was mostly centered around Beyonce, who did a really good job by the way, but it wasn't. There's more emphasis on Effie White (the character played by Hudson). They did a good job of integrating the songs into the movie, better than Chicago did IMO. It's not a musical in the traditional sense and because they're playing the part of singers, most of the songs are showcased in a natural stage setting. Loreta Devine (one of the original dreamgirls from broadway) had a small cameo- that was nice to see. I'm already looking forward to seeing with friends when it comes out.

skanky~skanketta
Nov 24th, 2006, 10:03 AM
omfg!i cant freaking wait!

j-hud! :worship:

DemWilliamsGulls
Nov 24th, 2006, 10:54 AM
Yes I cant wait either...its going to bring in some big bucks...ots about time we had a good quality black movie hit the theaters other than that dumb shit that stereotype us with that ghetto ass behavior like Soul Plane, The Cookout and all that other dumb crap. I heard Jennifer Hudson steals the show....!

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 24th, 2006, 11:22 PM
:rolleyes: Soul Plane :sad:

The Daviator
Nov 24th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Damn, there's no way Jennifer Hudson will not win the Oscar :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 24th, 2006, 11:40 PM
she'll def. get a nod which is more Hollywood cred than any AI contestant....From Justin To Kelly :tape: :rolls: :haha:

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 25th, 2006, 05:38 PM
I just watched from J to K on tv today....I can't belive they thought people would like this lol :haha::tape:

skanky~skanketta
Nov 25th, 2006, 05:47 PM
frankly, if j-hud does not get a nod for the oscars (which, i personally think is unlikely seeing that this is her first movie), i hope it leads her to all the big things in hollywood. that would be the only way to shut Sam L's, uhm the hater's mouths.

Rocketta
Nov 25th, 2006, 08:46 PM
frankly, if j-hud does not get a nod for the oscars (which, i personally think is unlikely seeing that this is her first movie), i hope it leads her to all the big things in hollywood. that would be the only way to shut Sam L's, uhm the hater's mouths.

Well the Oscars love to nominate people in their first big role. :D

harloo
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:02 PM
I've seen the movie and loved it. I think both Jennifer and Eddie Murphy should both get recognized for their performances. I went in seeing the movie thinking that it was mostly centered around Beyonce, who did a really good job by the way, but it wasn't. There's more emphasis on Effie White (the character played by Hudson). They did a good job of integrating the songs into the movie, better than Chicago did IMO. It's not a musical in the traditional sense and because they're playing the part of singers, most of the songs are showcased in a natural stage setting. Loreta Devine (one of the original dreamgirls from broadway) had a small cameo- that was nice to see. I'm already looking forward to seeing with friends when it comes out.

Did you pay $25 to see it? I know starting Dec. 15th they are going to screen the movie at select theatres complete with souvenir booklet and a special view of the tour stage.

Also, I think many people assumed the film would be about Deena's character, but Effie has always been the real star of the stage play. I think anyone who got that part had to do it justice because the role is very important.

Viktymise
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Whats so good about Jen Hudson's performance that will merit an oscar or even a nomination, im not bashing or anything i just wanna know why alot of people are saying she will cause it seems that someone in their 1st major part gets an oscar :scratch:

skanky~skanketta
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:18 PM
Well the Oscars love to nominate people in their first big role. :D
but isn't this her first EVER role? i mean, aside from AI, which is not reading from scripts and "acting".

whatever it is, i cant wait to see the movie.

Rocketta
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:19 PM
Whats so good about Jen Hudson's performance that will merit an oscar or even a nomination, im not bashing or anything i just wanna know why alot of people are saying she will cause it seems that someone in their 1st major part gets an oscar :scratch:

I would assume it's for the same reason others are said to be getting an Oscar nomination, that they did a marvelous job in the role. I don't really understand your question? :confused:

Viktymise
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:21 PM
I would assume it's for the same reason others are said to be getting an Oscar nomination, that they did a marvelous job in the role. I don't really understand your question? :confused:

What aspects of her performance are good, i mean its all fine to say someone gave a great performance in a film but you have to say what made it so great

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:25 PM
Being able to steal scenes from as Oscar winner for one. She became the role, and she left no mind in HARDCORE Dreamgirls fans' minds, that her performance was one the best musical roles EVER.

Rocketta
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:37 PM
but isn't this her first EVER role? i mean, aside from AI, which is not reading from scripts and "acting".

whatever it is, i cant wait to see the movie.

Tatum O'Neal's first role was in Paper Moon, she was nominated for a best supporting actress oscar and won at like 10 or 11. Another one is Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lessor God and Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl.

Rocketta
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:39 PM
What aspects of her performance are good, i mean its all fine to say someone gave a great performance in a film but you have to say what made it so great

Only one of us saw the movie it's not out yet. Oscar buzz is generated from the film industry and critics not the fans.

harloo
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:41 PM
What aspects of her performance are good, i mean its all fine to say someone gave a great performance in a film but you have to say what made it so great

lenavee, are you aware of the Oscar process? Buzz is the name of the game and how the studio promotes/campaign for each actor has some effect on the outcome.

Jennifer is recieving the same type of buzz others before her have recieved. It's not anything new or different than what's been happening for years. Her performance has been recieving rave reviews, it doesn't necessarily mean she will win but being nominated is an honor also.

Most of the public(non-insiders) can't really comment on her performance because most haven't seen the movie yet. ;)

selesfan1
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:48 PM
I personally don't see this movie as an Oscar winner perhaps a nod but not a winner. Personally to me it seems too light but then again Chicago won and other light/fun movies have won/got recognition. I will go see it. I will however have a problem if Beyonce or even J-Hud get a nod for singing. I mean if they just stand around and sing great(which both do) and get a nod I will have a problem because an oscar is about acting, not about singing, however, if they are able to bring other emotional elements,facial expressions etc. I'm sure this movie will be a blast.

Evryone knows this hasn't been a good year for movies of quality. babel was s*it and nothing else has really lived up to the hype except maybe The Departed and The Queen which no one was hyping really before their release.so hopefully this won't be a big flop and deliver becausI've been waiting for ever to see a realy hyped up movie and have it deliver.

Viktymise
Nov 25th, 2006, 09:53 PM
lenavee, are you aware of the Oscar process? Buzz is the name of the game and how the studio promotes/campaign for each actor has some effect on the outcome.

Jennifer is recieving the same type of buzz others before her have recieved. It's not anything new or different than what's been happening for years. Her performance has been recieving rave reviews, it doesn't necessarily mean she will win but being nominated is an honor also.

Most of the public(non-insiders) can't really comment on her performance because most haven't seen the movie yet. ;)

yes i know that but can people tell me what the reviewers have been saying about her performance i just asked did anyone know :shrug:

harloo
Nov 25th, 2006, 10:08 PM
I personally don't see this movie as an Oscar winner perhaps a nod but not a winner. Personally to me it seems too light but then again Chicago won and other light/fun movies have won/got recognition. I will go see it. I will however have a problem if Beyonce or even J-Hud get a nod for singing. I mean if they just stand around and sing great(which both do) and get a nod I will have a problem because an oscar is about acting, not about singing, however, if they are able to bring other emotional elements,facial expressions etc. I'm sure this movie will be a blast.

Evryone knows this hasn't been a good year for movies of quality. babel was s*it and nothing else has really lived up to the hype except maybe The Departed and The Queen which no one was hyping really before their release.so hopefully this won't be a big flop and deliver becausI've been waiting for ever to see a realy hyped up movie and have it deliver.

If Chicago can be nominated and recieve critical acclaim so can Dreamgirls. Many of the Oscar voters are very familiar with the stage play considering it was one of the most popular shows on Broadway.

I am not saying it will win, but their is always the possibility. The movie should pick up a few nods.:wavey:

Selah
Nov 26th, 2006, 12:09 AM
I don't quite understand the hype around this movie but it may be because I know nothing about the dreamgirls :shrug: I am a bit confused as to who Jennifer Holiday and Jennifer Hudson are? I'll check out the link now, maybe it will clarify for me.

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 26th, 2006, 12:32 AM
...and?

MrSerenaWilliams
Nov 26th, 2006, 02:32 AM
:shrug: I guess he was speechless? :shrug: lol

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 6th, 2006, 03:41 AM
I just bought the soundtrack today......

:eek: :worship:

Infiniti2001
Dec 6th, 2006, 04:16 AM
Beyonce’s Quote of the Day!

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/968/beyonceuf3.jpg
on her reported rivalry with Jennifer Hudson:

“I knew that the character that I played wasn’t the star … I’m already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing. I wish I could have gained 20 pounds and played Effie.”

source :http://www.tmz.com/2006/12/05/beyonce-i-wish-i-was-as-big-as-jennifer-hudson/

God I so want Jennifer to win a damn oscar :lol: :tape:

Cat's Pajamas
Dec 6th, 2006, 04:19 AM
that's a bit :unsure:

Hopefully it was meant as a joke.


I have to admit

I am dying to see this movie!! :hearts: :lol: :o

jd4eva
Dec 6th, 2006, 05:28 AM
Beyonce’s Quote of the Day!

http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/968/beyonceuf3.jpg
on her reported rivalry with Jennifer Hudson:

“I knew that the character that I played wasn’t the star … I’m already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing. I wish I could have gained 20 pounds and played Effie.”

source :http://www.tmz.com/2006/12/05/beyonce-i-wish-i-was-as-big-as-jennifer-hudson/

God I so want Jennifer to win a damn oscar :lol: :tape:

Excellent job on misrepresenting Beyonce's actual quote. The little snippet you posted is actually a very deceptive version of her remarks.

Here is a more accurate version:

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur30129.cfm

On Saturday Beyonce told EUR and other media outlets that she has no ill-will toward Hudson, who plays the meatier role of Effie White in the film.

"I knew that the character that I played wasn't the star," Beyonce said of her role as Deena. "She wasn't the underdog. She didn't have the struggle and the pain and the dramatic scenes that Effie had, and I was fine with that."


Beyonce said that taking the lesser role of Deena was all about establishing herself as a dramatic actress.


"I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing," she told People. "I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and I can play someone so different from myself."


Directly addressing the rumors of jealousy towards Hudson, Beyonce said:



"It's really unfortunate that everyone is saying I'm jealous of Jennifer. It hurts my heart because it's so clichéd. … They're saying that I'm mad when I knew going into this that I was playing Deena. Because I'm a star they just automatically assume that I'm not humble enough to sit down and take a back seat, which I am."


"Jennifer Hudson had such a pressure, first of all, never being in a film and never have done an album and still having to live up to those expectations," Beyonce continued. "She did incredible."



And as for playing the role of Effie, Beyonce has stated the following:

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/beyonce%20wanted%20bigger%20dreamgirls%20role_1015 630


The IRREPLACEABLE singer admits she would have loved to have sung Effie's show-stopping number AND I AM TELLING YOU I'M NOT GOING, and would have gladly gained weight for the role. Instead she lost weight to play DEENA in the movie. She explains, "I wish I could have gained 20 pounds (nine kilograms) and played Effie. I absolutely would have, but Bill didn't even believe that I could be Deena. So imagine if I would've said, 'Bill, I want to be Effie.' But Knowles has high praise for her co-star's performance adding, "Jennifer Hudson had such pressure. First of all, never being in a film and never having done an album and still having to live up to those expectations, she did incredible."

Slumpsova
Dec 6th, 2006, 07:10 PM
Jen will not only got a nod, she will win :bounce:

harloo
Dec 6th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Excellent job on misrepresenting Beyonce's actual quote. The little snippet you posted is actually a very deceptive version of her remarks.

Here is a more accurate version:

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur30129.cfm

On Saturday Beyonce told EUR and other media outlets that she has no ill-will toward Hudson, who plays the meatier role of Effie White in the film.

"I knew that the character that I played wasn't the star," Beyonce said of her role as Deena. "She wasn't the underdog. She didn't have the struggle and the pain and the dramatic scenes that Effie had, and I was fine with that."


Beyonce said that taking the lesser role of Deena was all about establishing herself as a dramatic actress.


"I'm already a star. I already have nine Grammys. Everyone knows I can sing," she told People. "I did this because I wanted people to know that I can act and I can play someone so different from myself."


Directly addressing the rumors of jealousy towards Hudson, Beyonce said:



"It's really unfortunate that everyone is saying I'm jealous of Jennifer. It hurts my heart because it's so clichéd. … They're saying that I'm mad when I knew going into this that I was playing Deena. Because I'm a star they just automatically assume that I'm not humble enough to sit down and take a back seat, which I am."


"Jennifer Hudson had such a pressure, first of all, never being in a film and never have done an album and still having to live up to those expectations," Beyonce continued. "She did incredible."



And as for playing the role of Effie, Beyonce has stated the following:

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/beyonce%20wanted%20bigger%20dreamgirls%20role_1015 630


The IRREPLACEABLE singer admits she would have loved to have sung Effie's show-stopping number AND I AM TELLING YOU I'M NOT GOING, and would have gladly gained weight for the role. Instead she lost weight to play DEENA in the movie. She explains, "I wish I could have gained 20 pounds (nine kilograms) and played Effie. I absolutely would have, but Bill didn't even believe that I could be Deena. So imagine if I would've said, 'Bill, I want to be Effie.' But Knowles has high praise for her co-star's performance adding, "Jennifer Hudson had such pressure. First of all, never being in a film and never having done an album and still having to live up to those expectations, she did incredible."





Wow, it just goes to show you how some folks twist everything. My goodness when will the Beyonce drama end? She's not the star of the movie, no biggie.:confused: :lol:

jerk-in-the-box
Dec 6th, 2006, 08:38 PM
I can't wait to see movie, sure to be a great one. BTW anyone who wants to submit to recieve two free tickets to a special screening(in select cities and not in just NYC,LA,SanFran I'm in Atlanta I think like Boston, Chicago, Houston etc.) Entertainment Weekly's website has a competition for those tickets. Just go to their website. Going back, Goldie Hawn won for Catcus Flower her first movie.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 10th, 2006, 04:06 AM
6 more days 'til the SF premiere :bounce:

Jakeev
Dec 10th, 2006, 10:19 AM
I don't quite understand the hype around this movie but it may be because I know nothing about the dreamgirls :shrug: I am a bit confused as to who Jennifer Holiday and Jennifer Hudson are? I'll check out the link now, maybe it will clarify for me.

Pretty Simple: Holiday was originally Effie on stage and Hudson on film over twenty years later.

But they are definitely two DIFFERENT singers.

decemberlove
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:08 PM
I hate this movie and I haven't even seen it yet. I'm so tired of seeing the trailer before every fucking movie I see. I can't even escape the advertising at a Broadway play.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 10th, 2006, 06:17 PM
we'll all of the buzz will is just excitement. I've heard people who've seen the movie, and you'll be better off if you see it when it comes out :wavey:

G1Player2
Dec 10th, 2006, 07:50 PM
I hate this movie and I haven't even seen it yet. I'm so tired of seeing the trailer before every fucking movie I see. I can't even escape the advertising at a Broadway play.

This is a thread for fans of the movie where they post interviews, reviews and lead-up to the national premiere. If you don't like the movie, don't come in here complaining about it. Make a hate thread if your so passionate about it. Your negativity isn't wanted. :rolleyes:

No Name Face
Dec 10th, 2006, 08:17 PM
i actually want to see this. but the will smith movie is my #1 priority.

!<blocparty>!
Dec 10th, 2006, 08:50 PM
I hate this movie and I haven't even seen it yet. I'm so tired of seeing the trailer before every fucking movie I see. I can't even escape the advertising at a Broadway play.

Ha. I just saw this now, so ignore the question. :p But I agree... and there's a new thread everytime someone from the movie takes a crap, or something.

This is a thread for fans of the movie

Um, no it's not. The thread title says "Dreamgirls Thread!", not "The Dreamgirls love and appreciation thread!". Holly can say whatever she wants.

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 10th, 2006, 10:16 PM
;) Now it's an appreciation thread :wavey:

!<blocparty>!
Dec 10th, 2006, 10:31 PM
K.

G1Player2
Dec 10th, 2006, 10:55 PM
K.

:weirdo:

spokenword73
Dec 11th, 2006, 02:20 AM
Can't wait to see Dreamgirls.
A group of us from working are going
to see it during Christmas vacation-
if I can wait that long@! :bounce:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 11th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Jennifer Hudson's Awards Haul

National Board of Review - Breakthrough
NY Online - BSA
Los Angeles FC - BSA (RUp)
Boston FCA - BSA
Washington DC Area FCA - BSA

jazzfuzion
Dec 11th, 2006, 06:43 AM
jennifer killed and i'm telling you...she was so blooddyy goood

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:08 AM
it made me almost cry

RVD
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:10 AM
;) Now it's an appreciation thread :wavey::spit: :haha:

If I elect to see this film it'll be way out in some rural country theater cuz I wanna see and hear the movie. :lol: Folks tend to lose their damn minds when their favorite songs que up. :tape: :lol: And I ain't standing for that ish this time around. :armed: :devil:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:12 AM
lol....you know us folks...

there might be a couple of, "Oh no that Bitch didn't" during It's All Over too.....good luck :devil: :haha:

RVD
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:44 AM
lol....you know us folks...

there might be a couple of, "Oh no that Bitch didn't" during It's All Over too.....good luck :devil: :haha::haha: http://deephousepage.com/smilies/nod.gif

I'd be like Ben Grimm [The Thing]
http://www.efavata.com/CBM/images/FF_micheal.jpg
"IT'S POUND'N TIME!!" :haha:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 11th, 2006, 07:52 AM
:haha: can you go to the movies with me? :haha: :rolls:

RVD
Dec 11th, 2006, 08:08 AM
:haha: can you go to the movies with me? :haha: :rolls::lol: Be careful what you ask for. I can be a str8-up fool. :lol:
I'd probably get you into a fight over a sneeze. :haha:

I'd be like, "Okay, who the hell sneezed!" "I missed what homeboy said on the screen, so I'm kick'n sum'body's ass!" :haha:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 11th, 2006, 12:55 PM
:haha: OMG! We HAVE to see Dreamgirls together :rolls: :haha:

MrSerenaWilliams
Dec 18th, 2006, 07:12 AM
I just saw Dreamgirls tonight.....:eek: from the opening credits, I was IN AWE of Bill Condon's creativity. It was VISUALLY and AUDIBLY ORGASMIC :drool:.

The songs (of COURSE) were GREAT and the acting was surprisingly good. Beyonce' did an admirable job as Deena, but Jennifer Hudson WAS the movie. From START to finish, I found myself anticipating her screentime, and waiting for her to come back on. She steals the scenes that she's in, and she steals your thoughts when she's not on screen. She's enchantingly good...too good for her first film.

Condon did an EXCELLENT job turning this "untrained" actress into a BONAFIDE STAR. Annika Noni Rose does a GREAT job as well in the role of Lorrell and Eddie Murphy is GOLDEN as Jimmy Early. Jaime is good as well as the villian Curtis and Keith Robinson plays an outstanding C.C. There really are NO words! This MOVIE will BLOW you AWAY.

Forget about everything you've seen, heard or read. This is different from the play, and I like that because it's not like their trying to re-do it. They're leaving it as it's own entity. I liked and respected that. I wish they would have done more backgroud, and made it more of an emotional story instead of a razzle-dazzle show-pic. I dunno, and even saying that, I feel nit-picky.

The movie was GREAT the way it is, and Jennifer Hudson DEFINATELY deserves EVERY accolade she's received. Oprah wasn't lying when she said listening to JHud was a RELIGOUS experience :worship:. During, "And I'm Telling You," (SO WHAT if it wasn't the same as Jennifer Holliday's :rolleyes: ) people were SERIOUSLY crying, and when it was over she got a STANDING ovation in the theatre (same as I'm Changing, One Night Only and Listen. They all got standing ovations).

:bowdown: It was AMAZING, and when it comes out in 8 days, I'm going to see it again, and I reccommend WHOLEHEARTEDLY that you see it too! You'll LOVE IT!