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Greatest Night In Pop - Netflix-doc about the USA for Africa-project.

- Michael Jackson couldn't play any instruments - yet he's being called a great songwriter. Apparently humming a melody was how he went about creating songs.
- Al Jarreau liked the bottle.
- Stevie Wonder, Cyndi Lauper being labelled 'troublemakers' surprised me. But Stevie did seem like a person who will stubbornly follow an idea despite it working against the flow of things (thinks swahili should be added to the song which just makes Waylon Jennings leave) - took some effort to steer Stevie back on track.
- And Cyndi.....she's just strange.

Interesting enough doc, can't stand the song though.
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stutterer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:36 am
Deuce Frehley wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:47 am In The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50.
What'd you think of it? Did it meet your expectations?
I enjoyed it. I liked how they focused on each band member and that they were documenting the current tour. While a career length history would be interesting, I liked how this film captured the band in its current state. I appreciated how they displayed Robert Fripp's sense of humor.
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Black Ace wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:46 am The Golden Voyage is my favorite Sinbad.
Me too.
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Deuce Frehley wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:36 am
stutterer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:36 am
Deuce Frehley wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:47 am In The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50.
What'd you think of it? Did it meet your expectations?
I enjoyed it. I liked how they focused on each band member and that they were documenting the current tour. While a career length history would be interesting, I liked how this film captured the band in its current state. I appreciated how they displayed Robert Fripp's sense of humor.
That album "In The Court Of The Crimson King" (among Larks, and Red) absolutely leaves me floored and speechless whenever I spin the whole record. In The Court... I consider to be a supreme recording higher than most anything ever recorded. Very few albums even come close.
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Ludwig Paiste 77 wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:07 pm
Deuce Frehley wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:36 am
stutterer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:36 am
Deuce Frehley wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:47 am In The Court of the Crimson King: King Crimson at 50.
What'd you think of it? Did it meet your expectations?
I enjoyed it. I liked how they focused on each band member and that they were documenting the current tour. While a career length history would be interesting, I liked how this film captured the band in its current state. I appreciated how they displayed Robert Fripp's sense of humor.
That album "In The Court Of The Crimson King" (among Larks, and Red) absolutely leaves me floored and speechless whenever I spin the whole record. In The Court... I consider to be a supreme recording higher than most anything ever recorded. Very few albums even come close.
I'm not a KC completist, but I do have those albums and Thrak. I never saw them live, but I did see Robert Fripp with Project Two.
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Ludwig Paiste 77 wrote: Wed Feb 14, 2024 6:07 pm
Deuce Frehley wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:36 am
stutterer wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:36 am What'd you think of it? Did it meet your expectations?
I enjoyed it. I liked how they focused on each band member and that they were documenting the current tour. While a career length history would be interesting, I liked how this film captured the band in its current state. I appreciated how they displayed Robert Fripp's sense of humor.
That album "In The Court Of The Crimson King" (among Larks, and Red) absolutely leaves me floored and speechless whenever I spin the whole record. In The Court... I consider to be a supreme recording higher than most anything ever recorded. Very few albums even come close.
Interesting. I didn't really like Crimson pre-Bruford/Wetton. Red was the first one I heard and is still my favourite, it sounds timeless.
Regarding the movie, I must've somehow convinced myself that it was gonna be about the most interesting incarnations of the band - the Wetton and Belew ones. Instead it focused on the beginnings of the band and the current line-up (as of 2023). Basically Fripp plugging the current incarnation as the one that truly matters, like Kiss do with the last lineup, only those guys (and there are lots of them) seem like plain session players. Kind of like in Brian Wilson's band. Lots of guys. It's a logical move on Fripp's part, because I didn't even know that KC was still functioning and playing live, but now that I do know, I would go see them if I have a chance - and I suspect I'm not the only one.
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War of The Roses (1989) with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. I remember seeing this one as a kid and thinking it was a grown-ups version of Home Alone. A couple of yuppies(?) are divorcing each other after building a life together for themselves from (supposedly) very little to having raised two kids in a house (mansion) stacked with expensive chinaware. She, a housewife, decides she's entitled to the house. He, a lawyer, won't let her get it. It's a very well made movie, well acted, especially by Turner, but I didn't dig it as much upon revisiting. Divorce is a sad thing, because people get tunnel vision and turn psycho, making everybody suffer. This movie amplified all that. And yeah, it's supposed to be a comedy and it is pretty funny in places.
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I hadn’t watched any films for a while; only to pick a horrifically downer title, when I do. It’s basically about how the psychological effects of addiction metastasize themselves, in the physical world. Based-on a 1978 novel by Hubert Selby Jr.; it concerns four New Yorkers whose lives spiral out of control as they succumb to their addictions. It almost comes-off like ‘a David Cronenberg’ film; in its exploring the deepest among darkest corners of addiction.

One starring: Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto; he made for the perfect scumbag addict boyfriend, to encourage his girlfriend to prostitute herself. At its climax, there’s a prolonged montage of the main characters in similar states of extreme pain or humiliation; including rotting wounds, amputation, sexual degradation, and electroshock therapy. It’s a disturbingly elongated and graphically intense sequence; featuring an ominously scored soundtrack. That’s the picture’s notoriously put money shot; a double-headed-ended snake-sized dildo for Jennifer, slithered inside their mix for double-shock value.
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Loaded Weapon (1993). A Hot-Shots wannabe spoof of various action thrillers of the time with Charlie Sheen's brother Emilio and Samuel L. Jackson starring in approximations of their Lethal Weapon counterparts. And a whole bunch of familiars in bit parts, like Shatner, Whoopi, Curry, Murray-Abraham and even Willis. Maybe studding this one with stars was a strategy to distract the viewer from a shallow story, but I suspect it inexplicably turned out better than it might've seemed on paper. Basically a marathon of sight gags, some of them pain-inducingly funny. Light entertainment. Good times.
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Gere's overacting and Valerie Kaprisky's everything made this an enjoyable watch.
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I saw, "Agylle", tonight at the South Point Casino in Las Vegas!

Good movie so go check it out! No need to wait for it on Apple TV, if it isn't already there yet.

It's a tribute to various spy movies and the movies that spoofed them.

A lot of the spoofing is in the style as if actor Leslie Nielsen would do it.

Henry Cavill, shows he can most certainly pull off playing James Bond for sure.

The pacing does slow down a bit in spots, especially when they are conversing, however.

Bryce, however unfortunately gained weight, unless she was wearing a fat suit for the role. Thus, when she had the blonde hair in the movie I laughed because now she looked like Kelly Clarkson!

There is a credits scence that takes place 20 years earlier and they obviously intended to make a sequel to the movie as well!

Unfortunately, any sequels will likely just stay on Apple TV, due to getting a little of $17 million at the box office.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15009428

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