oh boy! Lets go see this just so we can see a bad movie. Yes that's a mediocre review there.
That is nice that you liked it, Eric, but by accusing me of sleeping through it, you're ignoring the movie's very substantial problems. Why was Bono in this movie to begin with? Why did the Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd eat up the lion's share of screen time when artists like Arthur Conley, the Staple Singers, Laura Lee, James & Bobby Purify, and R.B. Greaves are barely mentioned, if at all? Why did the film's only complete live musical performance come from Alicia Keys, who has nothing to do with any of it? The movie was junk. For example, you barely hear a snippet of Arthur Alexander's "You Better Move On," which was the first hit to come out of Muscle Shoals and remains one of the most important records of all time, while "Sweet Home Alabama" (which was recorded in GEORGIA) is lovingly played in its entirety over the end credits.
Ned Lannamann, You must have fallen asleep during the movie and had to make this drivel up. If you are going to make it look like you listed every one of the stories then you should list them. There was a theater full of people that liked it when I saw it. They, at least, were awake. So were the hundreds who passed the word in earlier screenings and said it was good. Too bad they don't have the bully pulpit. The movie's stories are about the history of the Muscle Shoals sounds and the grit it took to bring it to the world. Maybe you just don't get grits...it's a southern thing. I saw it in Michigan at the 2013 Waterfront Film Festival with a professor of film who liked it. The audiences here were serious film buffs who had what it takes to appreciate the story and the film. I think your readers should make up their own minds since we obviously disagree here. Hopefully Portland moviegoers will ignore the critic there and be able to enjoy the story anyway. It should not be missed. I have no affiliation with the movie or with any of the people connected with the film. I just enjoyed it and think others will too if they are not misled by a critical review. I'm glad I saw it.
Bonus: You could probably read the (very good book) in about the same time it would take to see the movie.
"Oh, the pain! Save me, William!" --Jonathan Harris
I don't know that it is fair to say he was widely despised. certainly there were those who shunned him (the color of his skin probably had more than a little to do with that), there were also those who appreciated his courage in making that decision. It certainly cost him a precious part of his career as a fighter, there is no doubt about that. Great review, I am going to see this soon.
It's worth mentioning that the movie is based on Solomon Northup's memoir by the same name.
soundtrack and its momentum left this as a suspenseful trailer. last night, I opted to go t0 see FIFTH ESTATe instead of this movie, Gravity and the sly stallone plus Arnold schwarzeneggar one... and I was happy when all was said and done...as a matter of fact, I'm just gonna go to youtube now, plus tell you IS THIS wild Things , Playing God, or is it another game, you know, the one where we see Brad Pitt in Killing them softly, and its not all about him?
This is an awesome movie. The Christopher Cross "Sailing" song is played all the way through it but that only adds to it's charm.
DePalma's film was excellent, but I've often thought the only way to improve upon it would be the follow the format of Stephen King's novel, which is written as an epistolary story. If I were going to remake it, I would follow the format of Koji Shiraishi's "Noroi", which is done in a documentary format of the 'lost footage' variety, a lá "Cannibal Holocaust" and others. Doing it that way would allow a filmaker to make an exceedingly faithful adaptation of King's novel.
Oh, I think law enforcement was just having a little fun, making sure that everybody had an exciting Thanksgiving, holiday.
Do you really think the kid could have been persuaded to push a fake button while hiding in an unmarked FBI van, being told that he had a radio controlled detonator in his hand, while watching a hidden camera on a smart phone?
I'd rather see a FLICK about that poor, Portland, Somali kid, who the FBI talked into terrorizing Portlanders at Pioneer Square on Black Friday. I personally was there at the time and witnessed that the place was surrounded by the Portland Police Department, which denied being in on the joke; lying bunch of bastards. They knew he was unarmed and that there was no bomb. Why did they need to make a big scene and scare everybody? The Portland Police Department and the FBI were the real terrorists that day.
Actually i saw it today and i must say the narrative was totally confusing. And then at the end they turned it into a matlock mystery about what happened to the Irish climber.
Well, like the others he died from attempting to climb k2. Not shocking.
I, Anonymousely nominate this film for 10 oscars. Go see it today!
Captain Nowak is an advanced weapons expert. Why did NASA supposedly assign her as a crane operator on that shuttle?
STS 121 was the only mission in the history of NASA to proceed without the authorization of the chief safety engineer. It launched precisely five minutes after North Korea launched the first of ten sequential missiles on that Fourth of July. All of those North Korean missiles of various different types, had previously been tested and proven reliable. The ICBMs were of Chinese design, purchased from Pakistan. Not one of those missiles fired that day, were successful.
This unofficial page, seeks to hold NASA accountable. Was the highly decorated, Lisa Marie Nowak, framed and tried in the press with disinformation leaked by NASA? Perhaps she wasn't chasing anybody. Maybe she was running from the Men in Black. What did she see and what did she do, during STS-121?
I feel so glad for Andra Bullock, who's been in a lot of fluff lately. She really can act. Also, I just love the way it ends, with what you probably expect to happen NOT happening!
That's the fakest looking butt demon I have ever seen.
stupid. i would never pay money to watch this garbage. Seinfeld flunkie and mobster junkie! Alive! on the big screen!
no not even on the little screen.
I'd rather go be annoyed by some random people talking in the coffeshop at powells.
^ thats a lot of opinion about something you haven't even seen.
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