Screen Junkies » Christina Aguilera http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:25:13 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Super Bowl Blooper Girls Fergie and Aguilera Stick Together http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/super-bowl-blooper-girls-fergie-and-aguilera-stick-together/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/super-bowl-blooper-girls-fergie-and-aguilera-stick-together/#comments Tue, 08 Feb 2011 06:01:18 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25475 Fergie defending Christina Aguilera is like Gallagher defending Carrot Top.

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Sunday was the Super Bowl, but no one was bowled away by any super musical performances. Get it? Unfortunately, I do not.

Anyway, we didn’t get any nip slips this year, but we did get a National Anthem slip, which isn’t nearly as sexy or interesting. Still, Christina Aguilera mangled the National Anthem somewhat, and I’m sure “what a girl wants” is not to be Twitter-insulted by everyone from John Cena to “Weird” Al Yankovic. That’s why Fergie from the Black Eyed Peas is coming to her aid. You know Fergie, right? The “pitchy,” hump-loving singer whose rendition of “Sweet Child o’ Mine” with Slash on Sunday was astoundingly sub-karaoke? Well, here’s what she has to say:

“It’s such a huge venue, your nerves take a hold of you,” Fergie said during sportscaster Dan Patrick’s radio show. “I completely understand. She’s one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you. … But you get nervous at these things. We’re human.”

That’s fair. I get nervous when I have to get up to pee during a stand-up show, cause all the other stand-ups make fun of you. However, if you’re getting paid big bucks to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, and you’ve been a platinum selling recording artist for 1999, you could at least write some cheat notes on your hand. And if you’re a Fergie, you should stop speaking / singing for awhile, or at least speak about things we care about, like obvious metaphors for boobs. (MTV)

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Review: Burlesque http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-burlesque/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/review-burlesque/#comments Tue, 23 Nov 2010 22:36:29 +0000 Fred Topel http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=9076 Burlesque has good music and dancing, so that’s all it needs. It’s no Step Up 3D but they put on a good show.

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I knew the story of Burlesque before I even saw it. Stop me if you’ve heard this. Ali (Christina Aguilera) starts out in a farm town dump called Dwight’s bar, but she leaves for L.A. dreams. After she can’t get work as a professional dancer, she stumbles into Clu Burlesque, where she sees an extraordinary show put on by Tess (Cher) and her girls.

Tess isn’t interested in another wannabe, but Ali proves herself. On her rise up to the top of the burlesque game, Ali displays a secret talent that could save Club Burlesque from foreclosure. However, success also attracts temptations for Ali. She feuds with the other dancers and that flirtation with the model hot bartender Jack (Cam Gigandet) may or may not turn into more than friendship.

You know the story. It’s Funny Girl in lingerie. Burlesque has good music and dancing, so that’s all it needs. It’s no Step Up 3D but they put on a good show. They’re not as awesome as the “Hellcats” but their kicks are still impressive. It’s a high energy party full of fun camaraderie.

I really like this version of the archetypal story. They always have the doe eyed dreamers imagine they’re the stars. At least when Ali pretend sings to herself, it’s Christina Aguilera belting it out and doing real choreography, not some America’s Sweetheart lip syncing into a hair brush.

Ali absorbs the choreography like she’s downloading it from the Matrix. They’ve got montages where she practices her moves on the street. She’s Full Montying it. When they have to have a plot, the dialogue is witty with puns and inside jokes. How else do you want them to get through this plot? That nickname line is classic. They get catty too, and there’s high melodrama. Tess’s mentorship is honest and present. She’s not sure about her feelings, she’s just sharing them. That’s the difference between A-list writing and clichés. The A-listers give it a little life. Tess’s number two Sean (Stanley Tucci) gets some great moments of wisdom with a little more life than the usual wise old gay comic relief.

The film is definitely loaded towards Aguilera. Sorry, Cher fans, but at least Tess randomly comes in late one night to do a solo. They should throw that in more. That’s what movies are for, just have characters be awesome just to be awesome. Now it seems like that’s just how Tess rolls. She comes in to sing demos for the Oscar reel. Somehow they forgot to do a duet though.

I don’t understand the level of some critical hate though. Do they just hate evergreen stories every time they come back around? Okay, but do they hate fun too? A movie ticket price is a bargain for this level of A-list stage spectacle, and they point the camera at all the good parts so you don’t miss anything. You’ll be singing the songs all the way home. At least I did.

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Cher Judges Christina Aguilera in ‘Burlesque’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cher-judges-christina-aguilera-in-burlesque-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/cher-judges-christina-aguilera-in-burlesque-trailer/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Stanley Tucci gets handsey with the new "star." So...the trailer for Burlesque is here? If you haven't seen one of those "Midwestern girl comes to Los Angeles to make it big but ends up getting more than she bargained for" movies than you're in a for a treat. If you have, than I hope you like Christina Aguilera in whore makeup. She's had it on since the Lady Marmalade music video from Moulin Rouge. Stanley Tucci delivers the sass like a pro (why is he so good at being sassy?), and Cam Gigandet plays second fiddle to his bowler cap. The standout part of the trailer though is the flawless CGI work. Cher is as realistic and expressive as ever. Kudos Andy Serkis, for donning the motion capture suit once again and bringing another memorable character to life. Check out the trailer after the jump...

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Stanley Tucci gets handsey with the new "star."

So…the trailer for Burlesque is here? If you haven’t seen one of those "Midwestern girl comes to Los Angeles to make it big but ends up getting more than she bargained for" movies than you’re in a for a treat. If you have, than I hope you like Christina Aguilera in whore makeup. She’s had it on since the Lady Marmalade music video from Moulin Rouge.

Stanley Tucci delivers the sass like a pro (why is he so good at being sassy?), and Cam Gigandet plays second fiddle to his bowler cap. The standout part of the trailer though is the flawless CGI work. Cher is as realistic and expressive as ever. Kudos Andy Serkis, for donning the motion capture suit once again and bringing another memorable character to life.

Check out the trailer after the jump…


Burlesque Trailer – Watch more Movie Trailers

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Burlesque http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/burlesque/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/films/burlesque/#comments Thu, 05 Aug 2010 17:49:23 +0000 Defy Media Director: Steve Antin Cast: Christina Aguilera, Cher, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming, Cam Gigandet

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Director: Steve Antin

Cast: Christina Aguilera, Cher, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming, Cam Gigandet

Synopsis: A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.

Release Date: November 24th, 2010

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