First of all, I haven’t seen it yet. I know, but I just don’t enjoy going to see movies right when they’re released. There’s too many people, and it makes me uncomfortable and also I can’t focus on the movie because some dude keeps checking his stupid cell phone. It’s annoying, and I’d much rather wait a couple of weeks to ensure that the crowds have died down. But make no mistake, I am DYING to see Les Mis. Absolutely dying.
But Adam Lambert has already seen it. He’s, like, way unimpressed, and here are the tweets to prove it:
Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers.
…it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good)
Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me.
Helena B Carter and Sasha B Cohen were great too.
And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals
Eponine’s voice was cool too…
I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out.
The industry will say “these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live”but why not cast actors who could actually sound good?
Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so True!
I’m so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn’t mean to b negative.
One more clarification: DO go see it for Anne Hathaways performance. It’s was breathtaking.
So basically, Adam Lambert hates Hugh Jackman. That’s it, right? And probably Russell Crowe, maybe Amanda Seyfried. Which is kind of weird, because all of my nerdy theatre friends went crazy over this movie, and they didn’t have anything negative to say about Hugh’s performance. It seems like Anne Hathaway was completely amazing, according to every review I’ve ever read, and that Russell Crowe just did not sound good at all. But that’s weird that Adam didn’t like Hugh Jackman, one of the actors who is actually very experienced in musical theatre.
Did you guys see this yet? Should I be as psyched as I am? Does Adam Lambert need to shut his stupid face?
December 31, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
Can I tell you how much I (still) love Adam Lambert’s grey hair? Because I still totally love Adam Lambert‘s grey hair, and this shoot with Fiasco magazine only does him more justice in the looks department. In the photos (more in the gallery), Adam looks reminiscent of a Hollywood era gone by where Spencer Tracy and Humphrey Bogart probably felt pretty comfortable. Here’s an excerpt from Adam’s interview, from Fiasco magazine:
Adam on performing with Queen:
“Those shows I did with Queen were pretty surreal. I was really excited and super flattered but intimidated at the same time. How do you live up to some like Freddie Mercury? There was no way I could ever compete with him. I had to let that go and create an experience of paying tribute”
And Adam on his style:
“The way I look at it, there’s just as much pressure [on men], but men aren’t supposed to talk about it. It’s supposed to seem easy, but men, especially in the public eye, are just as worried as women are.”
Kind of boring, I know, but the pictures, guys. It’s all about the pictures on this one.
December 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
In all seriousness, though, we need to discuss what Adam’s doing with his hair these days. See, I like it. I liked that grey-locks thing years ago when it “first” came into fashion. And I like it now, I do. Adam’s hair, however, looks more spray-painted than actually dyed, and I don’t know, maybe that was the intention. But even so, it’s still pretty good. It’s way, way better than the greasy black he had going on for, you know, ever. It’s also infinitely superior to the whole circus ringmaster thing he had back in May of 2011, because my oh my was that utterly frightening (never, never do that again, Adam).
Anyway, what I guess I really want to know is if Adam’s still dating the small blonde man who goes by the name of Sauli. Because weren’t they fighting over hamburgers or other men or something at one point?
Also, just for the hell of it, let’s watch Adam Lambert’s first American Idol audition, because I’m in the mood to REMINISCE:
So sweet and endearing, right?
The hair—love it or leave it?
September 12, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
It seems sacrilegious to replace Freddie Mercury, but the band Queen has done exactly that.
When Mercury died, future American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert was all of ten years old. Today, it is announced, he is the new frontman for Queen.
The season eight American Idol winner [sic] confirmed to the U.K.’s Daily Star Thursday that he has been tapped to be the lead singer of Queen—the spot in which original member Freddie Mercury held until his untimely death in 1991.
“The intention is to pay tribute to Freddie and the band by singing some f—cking great songs,” Lambert, 30, told the paper. “It’s to keep the music alive for the fans and give it an energy that Freddie would have been proud of.”
February 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Jenn
If you went to Finland with your boyfriend, went to a club, then got in a fight with him, would that be a deal breaker? What if in the middle of the fight (this is a physical fight, by the way, you’re not just talking about your emotions in loud voices) some friendly people nearby tried to break it up, and your boyfriend attacked them, too? Would you stick it out?
Jetlag + Vodka = blackout.
Us ÷ blackout = irrational confusion.
jail + guilt + press = lesson learned.
Sauli + Adam + hangover burgers = laughing bout it. :)
I don’t know, maybe I’m just an ol’ stick in the mud, but if I got arrested for fighting my boyfriend in a bar, I’d take some time to reconsider some things. I’ve never really understood the whole “went to jail, LOL” mindset, and I can’t even begin to understand how you could be “laughing bout” throwing punches at your boyfriend and a bunch of strangers.
Does anyone have any insight here? Because I want to like Adam, I really do, but he’s just making it very, very hard.
December 23, 2011 at 5:30 am by Emily
From the Daily Mail:
… Grammy-nominated Adam [Lambert], 29, and reality TV star Sauli Koskinen, 26, were in a club called Don’t Tell Momma before becoming involved in what local media described as a ‘huge fight’.
Finnish media reported how onlookers tried in vain to break up the fight but that Adam allegedly attacked them as well.
Police were then called and broke up the fight before taking the couple to different police stations – Adam in the neighbourhood of Pasila and Sauli in Toolo. Adam’s management have not yet commented on the alleged incident and the injuries were not serious. Adam is currently holidaying in Finland and tweeted this week that ‘Jetlag sux’.
Come on, guys. Can’t we all just get along? It’s the Christmas season, after all, you know.