Remember how the last few seasons of The Sopranos seemed to be nothing but the characters sitting at home watching TV and us watching what they were watching on TV? Well, Sopranos creator David Chase does the same thing in his feature film debut, Not Fade Away, but replaces the mob with a 60s crappy cover band struggling with struggling
This is suppose to be a love letter to a time and a place and its music, and it looks and sounds nice and all, but it’s more like a plain ole letter that has a bunch of pointless paragraphs. But the movie isn’t a letter, it’s a movie, and it’s actually not much of anything, except a collection of scenes – scenes that fall into one of 3 categories –
1) band practice
2) the dorkable lead singer tries to score with Bella Heathcote (who WOULDN’T try that??)
3) the dorkable lead singer gets into a verbal spat with his dad James Gandolfini
The movie is basically like 1), then 2), then 3) then 1) then more 1) then maybe like 3) followed by two 2)s and then more 1) cause it makes perfect, but 3) thinks yer life is a giant waste so he needs to yell at you again, but maybe I can get some sympathy with 2), and when that’s done, it’s time to 1) 1) 1), cause if they don’t, HOW ARE THEY GOING TO MAKE IT?
Well, in the very end, it doesn’t matter, cause the movie has an ending that’s ever worser than the ending to The Sopranos. The lead singer’s sister appears out of nowhere on the streets of LA and says like America invented the bomb and rock n roll, but only one will last forever and then she dances or something and the movie ends. Dreadful ending. And all that came before it is whatever on rye why?
we bow down to the Hasbro owned Hub channel. there are many reasons to do so (check out that unbeatable throwback evening part of their line-up), but one of their shows stand thigh above all the rest, and maybe thigh above all the rest for all thymes sake…
Groupon is great! It makes things that you want to do and see and eat cheaper! This past weekend, I used 4 of dems and what a weekend it was… Indignation Trying The Old College That Doesn’t Want To Give Official Site | Trailer R | 110 min Didn’t realize good ole Philip Roth released a book […]
Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil Like Watching Dried Paint Official Site | Trailer Not Rated | 86 min I love Hieronymus Bosch. Love. LOVE!!!!! He’s so fcuking twisted! In a time when paintings were too Jesusy, and way too Jesusy, and WAY WAY WAY too Jesusy, Mr Bosch was getting evil with the Jesusy stuff! His painting […]
Café Society Cup Half Empty Official Site | Trailers & Mo PG-13 | 96 min There’s something to Woody Allen‘s latest entry – Café Society – but also, there’s not much to it. You watch it and you go – hey, I’d love to be there, in that time period and in those fabulous places, with those endlessly beautifully […]
Star Trek Beyond Somewhere Between Be-Yummy and Be-en-There-Done-That Official Site | Trailers & Mo PG-13 | 122 min Beyond is the third Star Trek movie with this new, hip and young Enterprise crew, and it’s already starting to feel very familiar – both good and bad. Good in a sense that we still love Love LOVE these guys (Pine/Quinto/Urban/Pegg/Saldana/Cho/Yelchin – […]
Ghostbusters Bustin’ Loose Official Site | Trailers & Mo PG-13 | 105 min THEY DID IT – THEY MADE A GHOSTBUSTERS – WITH WOMEN!!! And the world will survive it, and the world will move on. Blasphemy doesn’t exist anymore cause nothing is sacred. In our lifetime Citizen Kane will get a remake or a sequel or […]
and the greatestestest mos grooviest car(s) of all time has GOTS to be the… Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon and/or Van!!!!!!!! – and while not a Ford, I stumbled upon these, and had to give(/make) love (to) these ‘Put A Dodge In Your Garage’ print ads that were in Playboy!
X-Men: Apocalypse Sophie Page Turner Official Site | Trailers & Mo PG-13 | 144 min Oh, hey – another superhero movie! But ya know what? I’ve come to the realization that out of ALL the superhero franchises in existence – I like the X-Men ones the most, and I’m not even really an X-Men kinda guy (my […]
TWS turns 12 today. one more year and it becomes a man if you missed anything in year 12, here ye blow… Smells Like Teen Dispirited The 2015 Thighsmans bless you Callahan!! Thighs Wide Movies 2015 The Welles Report Ohhhh Fuuudge! GibsiHana Auf […]
we named the breastest movies of the beastest of the 2015 and now, for the only awards that matter… Twelvethie Anal Thighs Wide Movie Awards aka THE THIGHSMANS!!! _ The Trash Humpers Biggest Piece of Humpy Trash Film of the Year!!!!! Me and Earl and The Dying Girl this movie makes me so mad cause it tries so […]
1) Deli Man I never reviewed this documentary, cause I saw it on a plane, and I usually don’t review movies I’ve seen on planes. It was the perfect plane movie, but it was also the perfect movie movie – it was funny, and entertaining, and informative, and it actually made me cry – tears of joy. […]
you know the drill – 2015 was all Kylie and Kylo and Kenny G, and 2016 is gonna be KKK free. How do we know? We juss do. Anywho, The Washington Post does a list thing, and so do we, cause old habits fry lard… OUT IN Kristaps Porzingis – Please Stop Bazinga – The Dress is Black […]
boob tube groove tube tube tube loob… aka, here’s the best in TV, 2015 1. Restaurant Startup (CNBC) It’s like Shark Tank, but less annoying, and more evil, and more awesome, and food!!!!!!!!!!!! Show was so fcuking good that I refused to watch the last episode of the 2nd season until about 3 months later, cause […]