Lady GaGa
Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Lady GaGa

  1. #1
    Devoid of all flim-flam
    Reputation: Mapei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    7,093

    Lady GaGa

    A Star Is Born finally opened locally. Yeah, it was a bit routine as a film but I gotta say that Lady Gaga is the most charismatic performer I've seen in a while. From star presence to vocal chops to the way she moves & looks, she's got the stuff. Yeah, up until now I've avoided her because I figured she was little more than Madonna-esque posing & marketing hype but Gaga's performance on the recent Academy Awards Show started to turn my head around. A talent of a high order.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

  2. #2
    feelin' Freddie Mercury
    Reputation: SystemShock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    32,484
    I've always liked her.

    Bradley Cooper, on the other hand, is starting to get on my nerves.
    .
    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Akirasho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,385
    Quote Originally Posted by SystemShock View Post
    Bradley Cooper, on the other hand, is starting to get on my nerves.
    .
    … an average looking guy who's being treated as if he were a Ryan Reynolds or Jason Momoa… disgusting.

  4. #4
    feelin' Freddie Mercury
    Reputation: SystemShock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    32,484
    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    … an average looking guy who's being treated as if he were a Ryan Reynolds or Jason Momoa… disgusting.
    IKR? Momoa is soooo dreamy...

    /kidding

    Actually, it's two things that come to mind for me re: Cooper... 'overrated', and 'not as cool as he probably thinks he is'.

    He seems like a talented supporting or ensemble actor that Hollyweird just suddenly decided was a big-time lead alluva sudden, even though he's not quite there yet.

    Last film I really liked him in was Joy, and he isn't on screen all that much. Oh, and he does a good Rocket Raccoon voice in Guardians of the Galaxy.

    Not really hatin', but I see the hype-train a'comin', and I'm not boarding.
    .
    Monkhouse: I want to go like my Dad did – peacefully, in his sleep, not screaming in terror like his passengers.

    System: Fake news?? Trump's a Fake President, for God's sake.

    Plat: I'd rather fellate a syphilitic goat than own a Cervelo.

    Homer: I believe that children are our future. Unless we stop them now.

    Seam: Saw Bjork poop onstage back in the day. It blew my teenage mind


  5. #5
    Sweet Potato Kugel
    Reputation: Eretz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    5,152
    Great movie.
    Last edited by Eretz; 03-15-2019 at 02:48 AM.

  6. #6
    hello
    Reputation: roadfix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    3,392
    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    A Star Is Born finally opened locally.
    They're still sending film reels by boat?
    SurlySteamrollerLitespeedClassicBianchiPista
    DeanColonelSurlyLongHaulTruckerKonaKu
    LitespeedFirenzeCinelliOlympic

  7. #7
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Akirasho's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,385
    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    They're still sending film reels by boat?
    Yep, and just before the war!

  8. #8
    hfc
    hfc is offline
    Doesn't like subtitles
    Reputation: hfc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    3,588
    I'm not much for that type of movie but I really enjoyed it. She is a serious talent. I forget what it was but I saw something of hers a couple of years ago that made me realize she is more than a lip sync pop star. She did a jazz album not too long ago which I haven't listened too yet but I expect we'll see a lot of different types of music from her over the years

  9. #9
    Master debator.
    Reputation: nOOky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    8,485
    I love her music, but to be honest the movie just didn't do it for me. I did not feel any kind of connection between the two, I don't know how some people claim they must be in love in real life? I'd say 2/5 stars.
    "I felt bad because I couldn't wheelie; until I met a man with no bicycle"

  10. #10
    Devoid of all flim-flam
    Reputation: Mapei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    7,093
    Bradley Cooper was just fine as Lady G's foil and his directorial efforts never got in the way, but it does really surprise me that the picture got so much Oscar hype. It was little more than just a glossy mainstream feature, the type that H'wd should be releasing every week.

    It did give me a kick, though, to watch the closing credits roll and see the names of so many people I knew and worked with over the years. Deja vu all over again...
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

  11. #11
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    841
    Go to Utube and search for Stephanie Germanotta, and you'll see a lot of pre-Gaga stuff that shows her talent without all of the glitterazi. She really does have talent.

  12. #12
    Sweet Potato Kugel
    Reputation: Eretz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    5,152
    Misread the entire thread. Sorry.
    Last edited by Eretz; 03-16-2019 at 06:27 AM.

  13. #13
    Devoid of all flim-flam
    Reputation: Mapei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    7,093
    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    They're still sending film reels by boat?
    This is definitely a small town. One, perhaps two multiplexes. The movie showed for four nights at the Palace Theater, an ornate but might-want-to-be-restored live theater from the 1920's. Seen my share of live acts there. Neat place!
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

  14. #14
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: MoonHowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    483
    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Go to Utube and search for Stephanie Germanotta, and you'll see a lot of pre-Gaga stuff that shows her talent without all of the glitterazi. She really does have talent.
    Due to the glitterazi, I had pushed the mental ignore button almost immediately after becoming aware of her. Then some years back someone on here posted one of those videos and I became enlightened to a talented underpinning to the glitz distraction.

  15. #15
    Not Banned
    Reputation: atpjunkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    49,005
    she can sing, she can write songs
    I think lots of the glitter will die as she is now well established
    and she can rely on her talent
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

  16. #16
    gazing from the shadows
    Reputation: QuiQuaeQuod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Posts
    26,337
    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    she can sing, she can write songs
    I think lots of the glitter will die as she is now well established
    and she can rely on her talent
    Agree, then disagree, then agree again.

    She is talented, and her pure talent could carry her, always could.

    But I think she likes to put on a show, very much so. So I expect her to keep on with big over the top productions. Kind of like Bette Midler, who kept putting on big shows for a very long time even though she did not need to after a certain point.
    .
    Stout beers under trees, please.

  17. #17
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    893
    Quote Originally Posted by atpjunkie View Post
    she can sing, she can write songs
    I think lots of the glitter will die as she is now well established
    and she can rely on her talent
    Doesn't she have a residency in Vegas already ? If so,she's dead already. Along with Shitney of course..

  18. #18
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    823
    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    A Star Is Born finally opened locally. Yeah, it was a bit routine as a film but I gotta say that Lady Gaga is the most charismatic performer I've seen in a while. From star presence to vocal chops to the way she moves & looks, she's got the stuff. Yeah, up until now I've avoided her because I figured she was little more than Madonna-esque posing & marketing hype but Gaga's performance on the recent Academy Awards Show started to turn my head around. A talent of a high order.
    Talented, and fun to watch, for sure.

    There are some similarities between Gaga and Madonna, but Madonna's talent as a song writer (and dancer) is of a significantly higher order, IMO.

    (No opinion about relative merits vis a vis acting, I've only seen one Madonna movie and zero Gaga movies.))

  19. #19
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Posts
    158
    Both are talented and hot.

  20. #20
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    942
    I took my wife to see A Star is Born with Krisofferson and Streisand for our first date. We both thought the Gaga/Cooper version was much better. We are not old enough to remember the original movie.

    Off topic but has anyone seen the original Scareface?

Similar Threads

  1. Gaga made me do it.
    By PlasticMotif in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-23-2011, 11:15 AM
  2. Please explain this Lady Gaga thing to me
    By Retro Grouch in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 116
    Last Post: 05-15-2011, 06:27 AM
  3. The Lady GaGa Kid
    By Keski in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 05-15-2010, 06:25 PM
  4. Funny GAGA send up
    By JohnHenry in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 04-30-2010, 04:43 PM
  5. Lady Gaga. AS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD HER BEFORE.
    By Brick Tamland in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 02-14-2010, 05:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.