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Across the Universe Movie
10 November 2010
4.29pm
Lexxi
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I'm sure Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" was not a porn magazine sweetie ;D

HEY JOE!! What was common sense about?

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
10 November 2010
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Lexxi
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Wait nvrmnd I can just GOOGLE it or sumthin :)

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
10 November 2010
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I was meaning for that to be a joke actually. I learned in American History he wrote a book called Common Sense and was like, "Hey! I'll use that for a comeback!" What I should have said is that it is common sense to know why they went into the water and got naked: because the world being round turned them on in the field.

Dude, I really need to quit being so freaking detailed like Ms. Simmons. SHE'S GETTING TO ME, MAN!

Btw, what are we having for lunch?

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
10 November 2010
4.34pm
Lexxi
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LOL a-hard-days-night-george-9

um…. I thin its corndogs………YUMMY :P

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
10 November 2010
4.35pm
Sunii
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EWWWW! Sharing salad with Suni is what everybody will be doing.

We're so off topic, man.

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
10 November 2010
4.36pm
Lexxi
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It's ok it the SUNI and LEXXI way!

HAVE YOU READ THE VIDEO GAME TOPIC?! Total greatness :)

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
10 November 2010
4.38pm
Sunii
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/forum/all-together-now/video-games/

We have strange conversations. I shall go, Alexis. English 1 starts soon. (Stupid poetry…)

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
10 November 2010
4.39pm
Lexxi
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Ugh, I mean SOME poetry is ok BUT HERS is STUPID! And I can't understand most of it.

OH AND JOHN LENNON WAS A POET.

P.S. RIGHT SUNII???

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
10 November 2010
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Sunii
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Mr. Lennon gave me an easy A. I didn't have to research anything about him for my presentation because I already knew everything about him!

You so should have said Paul was a poet and did it on him. BUT NO! You had to do it on Elizabeth.

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10 November 2010
4.42pm
Lexxi
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Well I didn't think about untill it was to late to re-pick our poets! Oh well I screwed it up.

Live and learn :P

"I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird." ~Paul McCartney
10 November 2010
4.43pm
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At least you weren't like Joel: "He was poet, and he didn't know it until he was like 10. Yeah, awesome. The end. Back to bed…."

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
10 November 2010
6.59pm
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Erm, I don't mean to be rude, but do you think you could keep these to a separate thread? It kind of derails everything if you talk about people nobody else knows in a conversation about something completely different.

Feel free to start something random in the All Together Now section.

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26 November 2010
11.52am
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The movie was OK. Visually, it was stunning. The art direction was amazing. And the singing was good, but I just felt the plot was slapped together, like someone said "OK, we have all these songs to use. How can we make a plot of them all?" All the characters named after Beatles songs, Sadie, Lucy, Jude, JoJo, Dr. Robert, Prudence. It seemed way too fan-fictiony to me, like the ones I've read about the girl named Michelle that Paul ends up falling in love with, so much so, he'll eventually write a song, of course.

 

It was nowhere near as bad as that Sgt. Pepper Bee Gees monstrosity, but nah, it wasn't great.

 

apple01apple01apple01 out of 5.  

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
 
 
24 January 2011
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I watched the movie last night, and I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it..

I have read this thread before watching the movie and was prepared for the worst, which turned out to be a good strategy a-hard-days-night-john-1

Since this was the first time that I listen to Beatles songs being covered, it took me a while to get used to the idea..

While I agree that it isn't a great movie critically, the acting was good and the songs ranged from really good covers (I Want You) to some annoying ones (Don't Let me Down – this might be because I don't even like the original song a-hard-days-night-paul-1). Some characters felt like they were super imposed on the storyline, like prudence who played absolutely no role in the plot – which at certain parts felt quite flimsy.

But I watched all 2 hours and 13 minutes of it, without having to force myself to continue. I give it apple01apple01apple01apple02

Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on!
24 January 2011
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I really love this movie. My first introduction to the Beatles really. Cinematography is amazing. The acting by two lead guys of Jude (Jim Sturgess) and Max (Joe Anderson) were very good. I enjoyed their songs the most especially I Want You, Strawberry Fields, and Happiness Is A Warm Gun. I wasn't to thrilled with Lucy's (Evan Rachel Woods) character or her songs. Sorta killed Blackbird and If I Fell for me for a long time. Some covers were great like I Am The Walrus and Let It Be (saddest scene) while It Won't Be Long and Don't Let Me Down weren't the greatest. I've Just Seen a Face is one of my fav scenes. I saw it the trailer and was thoroughly intrigued to watch the movie. The plot was all over the place but it was in essence a romance and it fulfilled the requirements. But wasn't the 1960s a time where nothing totally made sense and was all over the place with a bit of confusion mixed in? 

 

I can see why not everybody likes it. It isn't the greatest movie ever, but I love it enough to be called a favorite. Without this movie, there would be one less Beatle fan in the world.

 

Oh hey wassup *17*

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24 January 2011
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Yeah I forgot to mention "I've Just Seen a Face" and "Let it Be"- the first part of it actually.. pretty good covers.

Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on!
3 February 2011
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I protested this movie for so long. I finally gave into curiosity though and really found it quite surprising. I definitely agree with the most common dislikes about it; choppy plot, missed character development, Bono. I did enjoy the quick reference snips like "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" and "this is Rita" it seemed to me like it was more of giving a little back to big fans, they would get somethings not everyone would. I cringe when I hear covers but Let It Be was just absolutely amazing, with the imagery as well as the vocals, I can't say enough good things about this song. What is that about searching for easter eggs? or was that nothing?

When are you free to take some tea with me?
10 March 2011
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rubbersoul974
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The cover songs r pretty gud
The film is too, although it drags for me
Jude is my fav character, my niece thought he looked like Paul :)

27 June 2011
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I saw it a couple of days ago and it was quite good. I didn't expect much, but it was quite interesting how the songs can inspire someone to make a movie. The songs were covered pretty well and the script good enough not to get bored.

I give it  apple01apple01apple01apple02

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28 December 2011
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rubbersoul974 said:

The cover songs r pretty gud
The film is too, although it drags for me
Jude is my fav character, my niece thought he looked like Paul :)

He definitely looks like Paul! He even has the same crow's feet. And his mannerisms are very Paul alike as well (perhaps intentionally). I like looking at him.

 

Yeah, finished the movie yesterday, and I was pretty disappointed with it. I felt like it was a series of cover Beatles music videos made into a movie, which in an essence it is I suppose. Some of the covers were good, like Blackbird, though Pennylane didn't seem to like it… And others were just awful (like Mr Kite, and the music video that went along with it, I know they tried to make it seem "psychedelic", but it ended up just looking like they ran out of money).

 

I don't think the actors were necessarily bad, the script was just so shallow that it was impossible to make a stunning performance out of it. I cringed at the Hey Jude scene; not because the cover was horrific(it was ok), but because it was so corny and void of realism, well, the whole movie sure lacked it(not that musicals in general are too realistic, for that matter).

 

For the protagonist and a few good songs, I give it one and a half apples apple01apple02 ( and one extra for Stuart referencesheart)

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