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  • Anyone else dying to see A Star Is Born? I Feel like it is going to totally manipulate me, and that I am going to love it. Anyway, here’s a little analysis of which scenes all of the productions of A Star is Born share. (Vulture)
  • This piece, about Daniel Radcliffe researching for a role as a fact-checker is perfectly charming.  (New Yorker)
  • Skip to the 13-minute mark and watch Joan Jett rock out with the surviving members of Nirvana. (Kottke)
  • Here’s a handy guide to the last day to register to vote in every state. (Elle)
  • NBC is developing a comedy about adult girl scouts. (The Muse)

 

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    jen
    10 Oct 2018
    2:55pm

    Loved “A Star is Born”. I saw it last weekend. It made me smile, it made me cry and it made me laugh. To me, that’s entertainment.

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    Caroline
    10 Oct 2018
    8:05am

    😂
    Dying to see a star is born as well!

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    Tami
    10 Oct 2018
    8:32am

    I saw it on Monday. Can’t stop thinking about it.

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    laurajeanorama
    10 Oct 2018
    10:26am

    I have seen it. I was really impressed with Lady Gaga. She’s a natural actress, knows when to reel it in and when to unleash.

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    Maggie
    10 Oct 2018
    10:28am

    I keep hearing great things about it, but I adore Kris Kristofferson (my #1 crush of all time) and don’t like Bradley Cooper, and Lady Gaga was so bad in American Horror Story that I have a feeling I’ll hate it.

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    Kate Bressand
    10 Oct 2018
    10:32am

    MAJOR SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read that article unless you’ve already seen A Star is Born. And if you haven’t seen it—go today! It’s so so good!

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    mjd
    10 Oct 2018
    10:36am

    I’m driving 200 miles on Friday to see A Star is Born this weekend with my best friend (and a box of tissues).

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    Viajera
    10 Oct 2018
    11:19am

    How was the music in it? I don’t know if it’s technically considered a musical though.

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      Ellie
      11 Oct 2018
      8:28pm

      Definitely a musical, and the music is surprisingly good. I had no idea Gaga’s voice was so spectacular, and there are some very good songwriters involved. The Jason Isbell song Bradley Cooper sings is gorgeous. I’ve had the soundtrack on repeat all week.

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    Tami
    10 Oct 2018
    1:18pm

    Kim, what do you mean by “totally manipulate me”? Manipulate you how? In that I can’t stop thinking about the movie, immediately downloaded the soundtrack, listening to it at work, and swooning over Bradley Cooper’s voice, I think I may be manipulated!

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    c.w.
    10 Oct 2018
    1:28pm

    So the new comedy about the adult girl scouts has four writers––one woman and three men. uh…no. I understand a ton of folks are jumping on the new A Star Is Born and I’m sitting in my grouchy old lady corner saying “wtf with all the effing REMAKES” does no one have a single NEW story idea?!?!?!

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      Sammy Sam
      10 Oct 2018
      5:01pm

      oh me too….plus Bradley Cooper makes me want to punch whatever screen he is displayed upon.

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    Doyenne
    10 Oct 2018
    2:34pm

    I am HERE for Joan Jett performing “Smells Like Teen Spirit”! As an aside, if you haven’t watched Dave Grohl and his daughter perform an Adele cover, you are in for a treat! That little girl is so very talented (and has the sartorial leanings of a GOACA): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnNHB5oS4Bc
    Also: Cannot wait to see “ASiB”…I’m just a crotchety old queen who couldn’t bring herself to go on opening weekend, will def see it soon. 🙂

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    Jenny r
    10 Oct 2018
    4:32pm

    I haven’t seen it yet, but am DYING to. I get goosebumps when I see the trailer. (I think it’s the music, but am not sure.) I also think there’s a lot of chemistry between Cooper and Gaga. A friend who is a story analyst for Columbia Pictures said that it “shows the best, most believable falling in love sequence ever shown in a movie.”

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    Mimi Avins
    11 Oct 2018
    10:07am

    I saw it last weekend and pretty much loved it. Both Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga are terrific. And have you heard BC’s adorable dog is in it? Every woman I’ve talked to who has seen it thinks Brad is HOT. There’s a lot of music in the film, much of it good, some deliberately cheesy. A few of the songs are stuck in my brain’s shower playlist. Go see it.

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    liz
    11 Oct 2018
    1:25pm

    Judy Garland / James Mason incarnation will always be my fave but I did like the Streisand remake. I’m sure I will like this one too.

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    Lisa B.
    14 Oct 2018
    12:11am

    Well, when you do see it, I really hope you’ll tell us what you thought. (I adored it, and am plotting when I will go see it again. And probably again after that, frankly.)

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    Mamavalveeta03
    16 Oct 2018
    2:16am

    Loved A Star is Born! My youngest daughter and I bawled while my husband passed us tissues. I’ve seen 3 of the versions now, but not the “Uncle Fred” iteration. We called him that in seminary because we had movie night with our pals who were as broke as we were and whoever hosted got to choose the movie. Our dear friend’s uncle was Frederic March, so we watched a lot of good old movies! (Dana D., it was John & Shelly!)

    One note about Joan Jett: I’ve never quite looked at her in the same way after reading her bandmate Jackie Fox’s account of her rape by manager Kim Fowley while the others were present & didn’t try to stop it. I tend to side with the victim. Jett has lost her credibility as a badass icon for me. https://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/the-lost-girls/

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