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…
I Am Not Your Negro Race Yourselves Official Site | Trailer & Mo PG-13 | 95 min The most important movie of 2016 (which is now getting a full release in 2017, so I guess that makes it the most important movie of 2017) is Raoul Peck‘s I Am Not Your Negro YESS!!! It’s true!!!! One can never […]
The Founder The Big Mac Daddy Official Site | Trailer & Mo PG-13 | 115 min As a kid my love for McDonald’s was beyond super-sized. As an adult, I haven’t abandoned the golden arches, but I certainly don’t eat there as much as I did as an ultra-happy Happy Meal youngin Anywho, I always remembered seeing this plaque in our […]
Hidden Figures Space Race-ist Official Site | Trailer & Mo PG | 127 min I am all for movies about equal rights, the space race, the American spirit, conquering adversity and unheard true stories that must be told. Hidden Figures needs to exist. It’s a PG movie that anyone and everyone can and should see. You + […]
Jackie To Live and Die With Dignity Official Site | Trailer & Mo R | 100 min I’ve missed Natalie Portman, and I feel like she hasn’t really done anything post-Black Swan, which somehow was 6/7 years ago. Yes, I know she was in Thor and in that dumb Ashcan Kruncher flick, and other stuff, but those were juss […]
Patriots Day Made America Great Again Official Site | Trailer & Mo R | 133 min In a time of great division, it takes a docudrama like Patriots Day to remind us how once united AND great America and Americans were The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was not all that long ago, but before you scream ‘too soon‘, […]
Lee Horsley as/in Matt Houston, alongside Barbara Edwards, Mary Lynne Gehr, Marianne Gravatte, Veronica Gamba, Heidi Sorenson, Trisha Long, Dona Speir, and Kymberly Herrin (one of the ZZ Top legs ladies!!!) in the episode ‘The Bikini Murders‘, which aired on February 3, 1984 I NEED THIS TO RE-AIR NOW!!!
apparently the top woman is Juliana Morgan, and the bottom one is Ellen Canton. they look like the same person to me. see the hand gestures, and the other things, that look incidental, and cause men to make their own hand gestures who knows? who cares? more like BOOB cares!
I’m never getting around to seeing Fences or Lion, so here’s… Dwelve Into These Twelve of 2016 1) Tower A real life tragic event gets Waking Lifed, and it’s not only scary and horrific, but hopeful AND inspiring! – 2) I Am Not Your Negro What it’s like to be an African-American in America (when you’re […]
I bought more CDs this year than I probably have in an entire decade! it’s TRUE!!!! I WILL NOT LET PHYSICAL MEDIA DIE!!! here’s what I listened to in 2016!! all certified thightastic! – you know my theory – see your favorite musicians in concert before you or they die… Live By Night! Raul Malo […]
you know the drill – 2016 was all Tronald Dump, and Gigi Hadon’t and bunch of other garbage szauce, but 2017 is gonna be different, and amazing, and awesome szauce. There may be some KKK, but don’t worry, everything will be A-OKKKK. How do we know? We juss do. Anywho, The Washington Post does a list thing, and […]
oh man, that TV stuff in 2016!!! 1. The People vs OJ Simpson (FX) left a PERManent 90s stain on my psyche (please note – I didn’t get a chance to watch the ESPN doc series on OJ yet): – 2. The Americans (FX) poor poor Martha Hanson – 3. Baskets (FX) Louie Anderson – BIGGEST comeback of the 21st Century!!! […]
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 […]