Celebrity and wealth and honor gained through cheating and lying and threatening have no good rewards, not to mention lawsuits: sued by sponsors, sued by insurance/promotion companies, sued by the US Govt. Lance, Lance, your name is mud on all the continents - slimy mud at that.
Sigh. My brothers really looked up to Lance when he was riding (before the scandal broke loose). My stepdad was a professional cyclist and my mother rode as well. He used to train on the Northeast side of Tucson where we all grew up. I clearly remember driving in our family's suburban down Old Soliders Trail and there he was...Lance Armstrong...
My brothers screamed outside the window to him, "Lance! Lance!"" and he held up his hand and gave my brothers (at that time age 10 and 13) a peace sign gesture. They were talking about it for weeks. It is a sad thing to think about a family such as ours, investing support on a athletic figure such as Lance Armstrong. We were on his side for a long time. Now, the latest comment came from my now 29 year old brother in regards to Lance, "What a jackass." Guess that peace sign wasn't quite enough.
I always thought Armstrong was creepy. I guess I don't need to see this movie.
Lived in the Morris Hotel on second across from the Basque restaurant one broke winter when lucky enough to afford it.The Reno low life lifestyle had it's good points. I had gotten back on my feet by the Tyson fight and bet on Tyson...think it was like 9 to 1. Lost a grand
Looking forward to catching this movie.
I totally agree. When you sit down in an armchair before screening, rest your elbows on arm rests and the lights get dimmed, what you expect to happen is getting blasted into your seat. Well, nothing like that happens throughout the movie. Plus, the portrayal of Lauda is so overdramatic that it borders on ridicule. There might be a few good sequences but on the whole the movie fails to make you care. And this is what moving pictures are all about.
OK, nerd alert. Asgard is one of the nine realms in Norse Mythology. And according to my 13 year old. The easter eggs during the credits make complete sense from a comic book stance. We think it is Thanos.
I fell in love with Tom Hiddleston because of this movie. He is my new celebrity crush as Loki or Tom himslef :) !!!
"It's one of those period pieces where you feel the emotion behind every wig and every attempt to establish its time through savvy soundtrack choices. Howard's movie never feels authentic. It comes off as some decent actors playing dress-up. And it serves up a heaping pile of romantic melodrama that sends the movie off the track and into the bleachers."
Exactly how I felt about this movie.
This review/reviewer is spot on!
The Loft does a good job of exhibiting movies. But can someone tell me why they were on the list for the past County Bond Election...the one that was cancelled? Why would tax payers give money to a business?
It seems this review drifted dreadfully off course as well, crashing and burning. The reviewers take or understanding of the movie is so flawed as to be almost pointless.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Finally, a critic with enough acute perspective to actually call it like it really is. Knowing the serious nature of the movie going in, the film quickly sucked me in emotionally. With questions being brought to mind early on in the movie, I was pleasantly surprised to see these questions being recognized and validated in the movie itself. For me, that lended confidence to believe that the film actually took real life considerations to what a normal, logical person might think, say, or do in that situation, even if often irrational. Unfortunately, that confidence yielded itself to the very thing I originally credited it to, the ridiculous. The film creates an entangled web of "who dun-nit," only to unravel itself into weaving a different web, a web of unaddressed questions, unnecessary or unrelated parts, and host of totally ridiculous scenes that have you screaming, "Come on now, really?!"
I have now seen Rush three times. Based upon your review, that may be three times more than you did. To call a film of Rush's caliber, overated makes one wonder how much you know about F1 and how much you know about the 1976 season. It also makes me wonder how you keep your job.
Sure Bob-the guys on the ship in foreign waters weren't the immigrants, just the ones from the country the ship was next to. Whatever you have to do to justify your fear of different people, right?
Try not to think of them as pirates or activists.
Think of them as 'immigrants'. That way they can get all the aid they need from the turkeys who omit the word illegal.
Another omission is the fact that most "pirates" the film purports to represent were not thieves but activists attempting to prevent illegal fishing and/or toxic waste dumps in their ancestral waters, a major problem in the region. One may condemn their tactics but the intent is generally not to steal but to keep others from stealing their livelihoods. Captain Phillips and his crew were likely not engaged in either activity but the events depicted in the film did not occur in a vacuum and should be framed in context.
The movie carefully omitted any discussion of the Captains possible poor conduct. Had is been included in the movie there may have been 'doubts' about the Captain's 'heroic' actions. More disingenuous bs.
How can this be called an intelligent review? The movie is about two sports rivals. In every sport, a time arrives when two interesting rivals emerge. It's not 'supposed to be about Formula One'. Therefore the complaint about not enough on-track racing seems weird. The documentary on Apollo 13 was much more interesting than the movie, but what's that got to do with anything in terms of properly critiquing the movie?
Thank goodness most people disagree with this review. It's only one bad one out of a batch of many sparkling reviews.
'(a movie) no American was asking for' - well, good! I for one like to see a movie which ISN'T just catering for American tastes, because such films are usually intelligently made. And HOW the reviewer can say there wasn't much racing footage ... well I can only assume he was watching another movie entirely!
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