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Movie Flashback: 2010s The Kids Are Alright Review

Movie Flashback: 2010s The Kids Are Alright Review

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Shirley MacLaine once said that it is impossible to do great comedy and be politically correct at the same time. In The Kids Are All Right, Director/Co-Writer Lisa Cholodenko manages to successfully walk that fine line between the two without crossing over to the latter side. While the film has a little fun with New Age philosophy, alpha partners, the guy who can't commit, and Mexican gardeners - it never offends. Julianne Moore (Jules) and Annette Bening (Nic) are a California couple that are settled in their lifestyle but dealing with typical mid-life problems. Bening's character is a successful professional who seems to delight in having it all together and providing the best for her family. Moore plays an enchanting, New Age spouting, identity-searching, stay at home mo...
Movie Flashback: 1970s Shock Waves

Movie Flashback: 1970s Shock Waves

Entertainment, Movies
Rose (Brooke Adams) is found alone and adrift on a small boat. She begins to recount what happened to her and her yacht mates, and through flashback, we follow along to see what happened. It appears forty years ago, at the end of WWII, the Nazis were creating a super soldier. The allies ran into this group, and it’s the only squad that the allies hadn't recorded a kill against. These super soldiers fought without guns with super human strength. This is all told in the opening narration, and it’s quite effective in setting the mood. It turns out, these soldiers are zombies, and they are currently lying dormant at the bottom of the sea. This is of course unbeknownst to our yachters, led by the captain, played by John Carradine. As you can imagine, the yacht ends up off course and being blind...
Ramones Film Review: End of the Century

Ramones Film Review: End of the Century

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In the mid 1970s, a bunch of outcasts from the New York borough of Queens severely and irreverently altered the course of pop culture with their amateur, genius bubblegum rock 'n' roll. Calling themselves The Ramones, they helped to kick-start the very concept of punk rock, proving beyond question it's possible to play timeless, catchy songs without being instrumental virtuosos. Though they changed the way the world thinks about and creates music, The Ramones remained an underground phenomenon for their entire decades-long career. The Ramones as People, Not Stars Assuming some familiarity from their viewers with the story of The Ramones, filmmakers Michael Gramaglia and Jim Fields leave out dry facts, opting instead to dig into the juicier human side of things. They provide a ...
Music Films That Document the British Music Scene

Music Films That Document the British Music Scene

Music
These films document real music scenes of Britain. 24 Hour Party People shows Manchester's music scene of the Hacienda and Factory Records days, Control documents the life and death of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis and Sid and Nancy offers a portrayal of Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his relationship with both drugs and girlfriend Nancy Spungen. 24 Hour Party People This 2002 film about Manchester's music scene, particularly that revolving around Factory Records, combines true information as well as rumours and myths of the time. Steve Coogan plays Tony Wilson and the film largely follows him and his career, which leads him to a number of influential Manchester bands including Joy Division and the Happy Mondays. There are several cameos in the film including Tony Wils...
Film Review: ‘Jason Bourne’- pretty good until its flat finish

Film Review: ‘Jason Bourne’- pretty good until its flat finish

Movies
Up until a narratively unrealistic and logistically strange climactic cruiser chase through Las Vegas that feels like a sop to the Fast and Furious group, Jason Bourne is an immersing reimmersion in the brutal and baffling universe of Matt Damon’s shadowy mystery operation. With chief Paul Green grass enthusiastically slicing the verging on unremitting activity to without a doubt the bone in his trademark design and some strong new characters blended in, Universal’s establishment refresher ought to have no issue being re-grasped by long-lasting arrangement fans nine years on (not including the tepid non-Damon stopgap The Bourne Legacy in 2012). Intense Christopher Rouse Despite the fact that The Bourne Ultimatum hypothetically determined the root issues were driving the title cha...
Travel – Field of Dreams Movie Site

Travel – Field of Dreams Movie Site

Movies, Travel
It's been lovingly maintained since the first fans found the farm and field where Field of Dreams was filmed. , Owners Don and Becky Lansing believe that if you maintain it, they will come. Sales from a small souvenir stand support its upkeep, so like the ghost players stepping out of the cornfield, real aficionados can step onto the very baseball diamond used in the film, sit on the bleachers and walk to the cornfield. For the Love of the Sport of Baseball The working farm and house was selected in 1988 for the site of the film based on the book, Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella. A portion of a neighbor's farm was used for the outfield. In The Field of Dreams, while struggling to make ends meet, Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner), a city boy turned farmer, hears a voice telling him t...