From: Ian J. Ball <IJBall@mac.invalid>
Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2018-01-02 (Tuesday)
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From: Ian J. Ball <IJBall@mac.invalid>
Subject: Re: What Did You Watch? 2018-01-02 (Tuesday)
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2018 08:08:17 -0800
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On 2018-01-03 16:02:53 +0000, Ian J. Ball said:

> On 2018-01-03 13:12:59 +0000, Obveeus said:
>> What did you watch?
> Tini: The New Life of Violetta (The Netflix) - A movie that shares 
> almost nothing in common with the original "Violetta" telenovela, 
> except for 5 characters with names identical to the series, but 
> virtually all of them act nothing like they did on the show!... Yeah, 
> not only was this filmed differently than the show, tonally it was also 
> basically nothing like the show. (The most jarring change was in the 
> character of Ludmilla - the character acted (and sounded!) nothing like 
> [she] did on the show, and actress Mercedes Lambre looked about 10 
> years older!) And there was basically no fun in the brief mustache 
> twirling we got from Sofia Carson, either... And I hated the "name 
> chance" ending...  >:/

Grrr... I do this all the time - make that the "name CHANGE ending"...

>    The other thing that sucked here was the music - what happened to 
> the peppy, upbeat songs we got from the TV series?!! Pretty much 
> everything here was a mopey ballad!...  :/
>    Considering this had almost nothing in common with the show, this is 
> hopefully the last "spin-off" movie they try from "Violetta".
>    However, Italian actress Beatrice Arnera who played new Violetta 
> cohort Miranda is quite striking - I hope she gets drafted over into 
> American film and TV, pronto!!  ;)

"Three light sabers? Is that overkill? Or just the right amount
 of "kill"?" - M-OC, "A Perilous Rescue" (ep. #2.9), LSW:TFA (08-10-2017)