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West Side Story (2021 Spielberg adaptation modern Romeo/Juliet classic '57 Broadway & '61 award winning film musical)

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West Side Story (2021 Spielberg adaptation modern Romeo/Juliet classic '57 Broadway & '61 award winning film musical)

A casting call has gone out confirming Spielberg's interest in re-adapting the Broadway musical (based on Romeo and Juliet) that has previously been adapted cinematically over half a century ago to great acclaim



http://ew.com/movies/2018/01/25/steven- ... -remake-2/

It had been previously rumoured that his next film would be Indy 5 or this
Maybe "this" won out
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"Pictured left to right in the image are Jets members Anybodys (Ezra Menas), Mouthpiece (Ben Cook), Action (Sean Harrison Jones); Jets leader Riff (Mike Faist); Baby John (Patrick Higgins); Tony (Ansel Elgort) and Maria (Rachel Zegler); Maria’s brother and Sharks leader Bernardo (David Alvarez); and Sharks members Quique (Julius Anthony Rubio), Chago (Ricardo Zayas), Chino (Josh Andrés Rivera), Braulio (Sebastian Serra) and Pipo (Carlos Sánchez Falú)."

https://deadline.com/2019/06/west-side- ... 202633458/
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This was the first musical I saw at the theatre and I've had a life long love affair with it ever since. I'm pretty excited to see this. Was also hoping to get to New York to see the new revival on Broadway, but COVID shut that down pretty quick.

I hope this lives up to the trailer.
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Watch a special look of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and see the film only in theaters December 10.

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Even though this remake of a masterpiece will not have any IMAX aspect ratios of 1.43 to 1 or 1.90 to 1, it was still formatted and optimized for IMAX. I may have to see it specifically at the Cinesphere just because I can't think of a theatre in the GTA that will have better picture/sound quality for this musical.
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I never appreciated this movie and never understood how others found it interesting, sort of the same with the classic movie for the ages "Gone with the Wind".

Just shows how we can all have different tastes when it comes to entertainment, the world would be a poorer place to live if we all liked the same things.

That said i'll still give it a watch, maybe it will surprise me.....
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Dhanushan wrote: Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill & VIP (Oakville) has the IMAX exclusive fan event with Steven Spielberg on Monday December 6th

https://gofobo.com/main/blp/V2VzdFNpZGVTdG9yeUltYXg=

Would definitely be at this free screening if it was downtown instead of Mississauga. I'm a big fan of the Oscar winning 1961 film.

Why Can’t ‘West Side Story’ Just Cast a Puerto Rican Maria?

https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-cant- ... ican-maria

Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story Is Being Praised For Having Spanish Dialogue Without Subtitles

https://www.cinemablend.com/movies/stev ... -subtitles
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Going to wait for the reviews but I hope this will be as good as La La Land.
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Based on the trailer, Zegler's Puerto Rican accent is bad, really bad. It reminds me of Mastrantonio's Cuban accent in Scarface. Fricken bad.

How Spielberg thought it was passable is a mystery to me.
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Saw Steven Spielberg's remake on opening night in UltraAVX with Dolby Atmos surround sound and it did not disappoint. Smiling Face With Sunglasses
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Too bad it's flopping at the box office. I really enjoyed it yesterday plus the Cineplex bogo offer really makes it even sweeter.

Need to squeeze this and the next movie in before Omicron sets in.
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