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.
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