After Adam Lambert slammed Les Mis on twitter calling the bad singing “distracting”, Russell Crowe answered with this tweet. I totally agree with Madame about Javert’s horrendous singing but this film is so breathtakingly amazing to me that I can forgive it and the other sins that were made as well, namely: Marius sounding like Kermit but looking so right and feeling absolutely nothing when Eponine sang “On My Own” when we should be weeping with her. I cannot wait to see it a 4th time.
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Omg, look, it’s the rousing “One Day More” number that ends Act 1 of Les Miserables, courtesy of the Spanish television network La Sexta. Eddie Redmayne slays it, of course, Amanda Seyfried sounds perfectly serviceable (I don’t know what everyone’s kvetching about), Hugh Jackman is doing his slightly pretentious Hugh Jackman thing, and Russell Crowe looks like he pooped his pants. CANNOT WAIT! (via Jezebel)
From top left: Justin Tranter and Dan Crean of Semi Precious Weapons outside West Hollywood’s Chateau Marmont; a scar-faced Russell Crowe in character on the New York City set of Winter’s Tale; Irish footballer Robbie Keane celebrating LA Galaxy’s Cup Title at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood; Hustler hustler Larry Flynt in his gold-plated wheelchair outside the same restaurant; Corey Feldman posing for photos as he was leaving an Aerosmith after-party in LA; and famous butterphobe Fabio Lanzoni, also at BOA. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
So there’s this whole Noah movie in production, and yesterday we saw our first look of Russell Crowe sporting some antediluvian fashion, and my first reaction of course was YUCK. Biblical epics only work for me if you’ve got Victor Mature in a loincloth and Gina Lollobrigida in a fabulous gold headdress. Fat Russell Crowe in a burlap sack? Not so much. I figured we might get a decent CGI flood and some cute animals at BEST. Then I checked out the IMDB page and saw that Noah’s sons (Ham and Shem) are being played by Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth, and THAT perked up my interest. Get THEM in some loincloths and WE GOT OURSELVES A MOVIE! I also see that the deliciously named Finn Wittrock will be playing somebody named Young Tubal Cain. Back in 2010, I mentioned Finn as somebody to watch, based solely on a shirtless scene from All My Children that sent me OVER THE MOON (below, left). He’s currently on Broadway playing Happy Loman in Death of A Salesman (with Andrew Garfield), so he’s STILL somebody worth watching. Throw in Emma Watson as Douglas’ love interest, and I’m suddenly VERY EXCITED about Noah.
A massive Russell Crowe, fresh from a relationship gone south, emerged today disgruntled and in costume from his trailer on the New York City set of Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. We understand Crowe’s playing the title character, but it looks as if he could play the ark itself. Just sayin’. Meanwhile, Crowe’s costume looks like something off a runway at one of the shows this recent fashion season. We’re mad for those bandage-style fingerless gloves. We’ll take a pair. (Photo: Pacific Coast News)
Here’s an extended look at the upcoming musical, and it’s a knockout. Viewers are taken behind the scenes, where we see Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, and Amanda Seyfried singing and explaining the process of creating the movie. Director Tom Hooper made the rather radical decision to have the cast sing live as they taped, as opposed to pre-recording the music and then lipsyncing to the playback, as has been done since the dawn of movie musicals. The result, everyone agrees, is something raw, powerful, and above all, true. I think this is going to be my favorite movie OF ALL TIME. Anyone else excited?