Tonight I decided to sit down (well, lay down as I'm not feeling well) and watch Tim Burton's Batman from 1989. While the film may have its flaws, I still found it to be enjoyable. But one complaint that seems to come up every time some talks about this movie is that Batman KILLS The Joker, something that goes againist everything Batman stands for.
When music artists need a boost in their carrers, they usually resort to covering another artist's songs (e.g. Eric Clapton (I Shot The Sheriff) and Brian Ferry (A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall). When artists cover The Beatles, it never works. Ever.
But what about actors covering The Beatles?
Alas, poor Kwai Chang Caine! I knew him, Spill users:
A fellow of infinite wisdom, of most excellent fancy: he hath borne me on many sage words a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!
My gorge rims at it, whatever the hell that means. Here hung those lips that I have heard through your flute I know not how oft. Where be your words now? Your skill? Your songs? Your flashes of action, that were wont to set… Continue
Wow. After seeing this, I realise I was a little too harsh on Magical Mystery Tour. That was a masterpiece compared to this!
This 'film' tries to tell the story of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Peter Frampton and The Bee Gees), a band that comes to grips with the music industry and battle evil forces bent on stealing… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on April 11, 2009 at 6:43pm —
By 1970, The Beatles were no more. After 13 albums, 27 Number One singles in the US and UK alone and over a decade of making music, The Beatles split up in a blaze of controversy and lawsuits. All this happened during the filming of their last movie together, Let It Be.
The film is a documentary about The Beatles recording the infamous 'Get Back' sessions, which would later be scrapped in favour of recording… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on April 11, 2009 at 3:36am —
After 'A Hard Day's Night', The Beatles were more successful than ever. Records continued to fly off the shelves and kept reaching number one in the charts across the globe. So most of the same team from 'A Hard Day's Night' came back to make another movie a few months later. What we got was...............this.
I am going to try and explain this movie the best I can. An Eastern cult is about to perform a… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on March 21, 2009 at 11:00pm —
There is nothing else I can say. The Beatles. If you don't know who they are, either you are 3 years old or you've been living under a rock for over 50 years. John, Paul, George and Ringo have played an important role in many people's lives, giving us a body of work that can never be equaled. During the decade they were together, The Beatles made 5 films together. The first one has often been called one of the greatest… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on March 18, 2009 at 5:28pm —
He is the poet laureate of rock 'n' roll. The voice of the promise of the 60's counterculture. The guy who forced folk into bed with rock. Who donned makeup in the 70's and disappeared into a haze of substance abuse. Who emerged to find Jesus. Who was written off as a has-been by the end of the 80's, and who suddenly shifted gears releasing some of the strongest music of his career beginning in the late 90's. He is Columbia recording artist Bob Dylan.
Dylan has starred in many motion… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on September 7, 2008 at 6:30am —
Welcome to Part 2 of my trilogy of Talking Head movie reviews. This review is about something you may never have heard of before. Something I wasn't aware of until a week ago. But I found a copy on eBay and bought it so I can review it for whoever wants to read this. This is Storytelling Giant.
Now, the only way I could possibly describe to you what this is about, is to copy the description on the back of the… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on August 7, 2008 at 5:00am —
Bollocks. That's what this movie is, and what it always will be. No plot. No talent. No future.
This pile of shit is a fictionalised account of the creation of The Sex Pistols, told from the view point of their manager, Malcolm McLaren. It was originally supposed to be a satire of the music industry at the time and how could a group like The Sex Pistols get a record deal. That at least would have been… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on May 22, 2008 at 5:30am —
Manchester. The town where railways and omputers were invented. It was also the birthplace of Joy Division, New Order, The Happy Mondays and 'The Rave'. Hence the name, 24 Hour Party People
The movie is the story of Tony Wilson, the head of Factory Records and the creation of the 'Madchester' scene, which brought ecstacy into the mainstream. With a great soundtrack featuring The Clash, The Sex… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on April 17, 2008 at 11:48pm —
Ah, now this is more like it. Julian Temple, the director of the first Sex Pistols movie decided to do the band the justice it deserves and makes a documentary about the truth. The whole truth. And nothing but the truth,
Mixing old and new footage of the band, Temple's documentary charts the rise, decline and fall of the Sex Pistols from their humble beginnings in Shepherd's Bush to their disintegration at the… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on March 23, 2008 at 8:52pm —
By today's standards, people would watch Ziggy Stardust and say "It's one of those queer-o-sexuals!", but in 1973 everyone in the world, especially England, loved him.
In 1973 David Bowie released 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars', a concept album about a Martian who comes to Earth to liberate humanity. Ziggy Stardust is the definitive rock star, sexually… Continue
Added by Nowhere Man on March 23, 2008 at 6:00pm —