I was at the first show ( New Years Eve ) Didn't catch the others. No one loves songs like Purple Haze, Hey Joe etc. more than I do. However, someone with Jimi's talent needs to move on. I don't recall hearing any negative comments. My only concern was that was the first show that had Billy Cox on bass instead of Noel Redding. That concern lasted all of 2 seconds as Cox was masterful. All in all, one of the best shows I've ever been to. With Jimi playing how could it not. And it was yours truly who said that if God ever wanted to learn guitar, he'd go to Jimi. This knowing full well that he could be as good as the teacher.
I was too interested in looking down the front of her dress to notice her elbow !!
Like I enjoy all Hendrix. On every level. I enjoy the heavy stuff, the bluesy stuff, the psychedelic stuff, the soulful stuff (which I feel is most represented on this performance) and everything in between. Music would not be what it is today if Jimi didn't exist. As you already know, he was a genius beyond geniuses. I believe it was you who mentioned "If God needed guitar lessons...", correct?
All of these songs have been released before in various forms, but this release is the first official release of the complete 1st show on CD (yes, the version I bought) or LP (I realise they are supposed to be superior, but I haven't owned a record player in years) and the sound is much cleaner than all the bootleg recordings I own of this show. All of the tracks here but 3 (out of 11) have never been on official releases before now.
I've read that some people at this show (I'm only referencing the first performance, not the other 3) in particular were disappointed because they were expecting a "greatest hits" style performance, which they didn't get. (I know that you are aware.) No Foxey Lady, Purple Haze, Watchtower, Fire, et cetera. No playing the guitar with teeth or setting it on fire. I just hope that those same people came around and realised that the performance they were witnessing was historic and hopefully they grew to appreciate what they saw.
Just curious: I understand that you were at the 1st show, but did you actually get to see any or all of the other 3 performances? If so, bonus times the amount of other shows you attended.
Also, I just noticed this photo is in need of some serious cropping. There's exposed arse-crack just above her right elbow.
She is a beauty. How are you enjoying that Hendrix CD ?
Me too 13.
I've always thought of Amy Adams as the cute, shy, girl next door type.
But that photo above makes think of her as the sultry, seductress, vixen type.
A large busted red head. I'm in love.
Negga plays Tulip O'Hare in AMC's quirky "Preacher" series. She also had a small part as one of the W.H.O. scientists in "World War Z".
Hollywood totally exaggerated the ridge. Hacksaw ridge looks nothing like what they filmed. I have been there. The real film should have been about the Okinawan people. Okinawa was taken over by Japan in the 1800 and been treated like third class citizens to this day. They were used as human shields by the Japanese Imperial army. They killed them indiscriminately. Okinawan people have their own language. The Japanese told them if you speak Okinawan we will kill you. They saw it as subversion. 1/3 the local population of Okinawa was killed in the crossfire of the battle. that is 120,000 lives. You should read about Himyuri Nurse school. Comprised of teenagers treating injured civilians. Many were killed for refusing to kill or abandon the wounded.
To learn the story of Desmond Doss without the war porn, watch "The Conscientious Objector" (2004) available on Amazon and other streaming sites. We saw this before "Hacksaw Ridge".
Sure Mel Gibson's film is good cinema, and the acting is stellar, but I don't need to see graphic violence to know that war is hell. Hear it from Mr. Doss and his platoon comrades before they died. (Especially if you are prone to PTSD.)
"Trophy" looks like a really good one too.
It's only the insane insatiable appetite for "any" entertainment in our current society that allows these tropes to survive. Let's hope the a more ubiquitous future of entertainment delivery will put crap like this in the dustbin of history.
The chosen pic is the perfect illustration of the cliche.
I sat for a full minute staring at the last paragraph of this review, flabbergasted that you would consider a film which is literally just a plot hybrid of two previous films, throwing in shallow and horrifically bumbling new characters while completely destroying the personalities of existing ones, to be an example of how to revive a franchise properly.
I always read one rotten tomatoes reviews, of the many, based on how much I laugh at the reviewer quotes. Though simple, this is a bad movie, was pretty funny. I still love the Doug Liman one the best. The story was fresh, the action was crisp and it slapped James Bond around. We have Kingsman now. Bourne should be aborted.
Hey everybody...the new Star Trek is okay. It's a fun, silly chapter in the franchise that goes a little overboard, but remains coherent and exciting. As for this summer, I'm just scratching my head. I'm a big fan of the summer movie season, and I really count on this time to have fun on a weekly basis at the cinema. The big blockbusters have been a bust. It's getting ridiculous. On my way to see Suicide Squad now. Pray for me...Grimmy.
As far as films go, it's not just you.
Modern day big budget films are really lacking something. You really have to go independent these days to find something decent. I agree with Grimmy, the latest installment of Star Wars was an exception to the norm. Although I haven't yet seen it, the new Star Trek film interests me...I think that film could be an exception also. The AZ/DC Family hopes so!
is everything shitty or is it just me.....
I just saw this movie on one of the XD screens at a local theater. I'm a devoted Jason Bourne fan, but I have to say this reviewer has accurately assessed this latest chapter in the series. It is long, tedious and boring with no contribution to the Jason Bourne franchise.
I think Jason Bourne should probably retire and get another job.
"Ramis makes an appearance as well in one of the movie's few inspired moments."
But I thought he was dead. Wait, a dead star making an appearance in "Ghostbusters"...that got very meta very fast.
Unless, of course, they just pulled an Ed Wood and cut some old unused footage of him into a new film.
Don't buy the baloney. Affleck sucks, and his Batman should be committed to the insane asylum, Eisenberg IS the insane asylum, and not in a Heath Ledger way, so moronic is his Luthor character, and only Cavill as Superman is anywhere near normal, but even his character is dragged down by the portentous, ridiculous, movie. I didn't think that it was possible, but this film is even worse than JJ's Star Trek toilet bowls.
Possibly the worst modern super hero movie with such a huge budget.
"What producers didn't realize soon enuogh"... oh dear.
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