We are planning on going to see it so I'll post a review then. Critics schmitics...I NEVER listen to them, it's only one persons view after all,what gives them the right to tell me if a film or whatever is any good?
"The most outstanding rock group in the world today, my friends,the Electric... Light... Orchestra" TC '78
no Beatles, no influence on young Jeff, no ELO, no A New World Record - that sounds like a dystopian horror show indeed
Maybe no ELO but there still would have been The Idle Race and The Move though...
orioles70 No young Jeff? I'm sorry, was Jeff conceived to the sounds of "I wanna hold your hand" ? I missed that anecdote!
Jeff would have still done something big... Beatles or no Beatles. He still would have been influenced by Roy O. and Del Shannon and he has described being influenced by the music in movies he went to see as a young boy... he would have made something different but it would still have been good.
I have great respect for the Beatles and for their place in music history, and I enjoy a lot of their music, but I can't say that I have any serious level of devotion to them. That said, the movie sounds like it might be interesting.
In spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. --MLK, Jr.
nobodyschild and I saw it on Saturday, and now we’re trying to drag our parents with us to see it again...
Critics will be critics, but we loved it. It was a very cool premise for the plot but I had worried that the film would be cheesy, however I thought they did a great job with it and lead actor Himesh Patel portrayed his character well. There were certainly plot elements that could’ve been explored in better depth, but I can overlook those, and hey, it makes for great discussion after watching. Without giving too much away, I’ll just say: Lots of lighthearted laughs, a few very sweet and touching scenes, a great message, and plenty of Easter eggs for the Beatles fans.
The Beatles were awesome but they have been given waaaay too much credit for the success of many artist especially Jeff Lynne. Sure it would have been a shame if there were no Beatles but the world would have survived somehow.
I'm going to check out the movie at some point this summer. Sounds interesting! Tangential comment here (I never do that ): I know people call the Rolling Stones the greatest rock and roll band in the world. I just don't see it. They have never been even remotely appealing to me as a band. I only like a few of their songs, and I'm actually a bit repulsed by them. I know they've tried to cultivate the bad boy image, and I guess they just overachieved in my case. To each his/her own.
orioles70: lots of flooding in Washington today, but the forecast between now and Thursday's concert looks like drier weather is coming
Jul 8, 2019 22:41:41 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Oh no! Stay safe and dry! We don't want a thousand rivers running past your door on concert night!
Jul 8, 2019 23:54:41 GMT
BIuebird: orioles70 Oh dear, be careful! Hopefully the weather will clear up before your show! So far weather for Philly on Saturday looks sunny, so that's good. Last Saturday we flew into the Philly airport, and the weather was so bad that we were stranded on
Jul 9, 2019 17:47:55 GMT
BIuebird: the tarmac for 3 hours
Jul 9, 2019 17:48:16 GMT
orioles70: it would be nice if the airlines would give you 3 more hours of vacation instead of pushing back from the gate just to bake in an aluminum cylinder - keep the faith BIuebird, you'll be back to PA in time for the show
Jul 9, 2019 20:57:38 GMT
orioles70: meanwhile, the spaceship has been spotted flying low over Lake Okeechobee getting ready to touch down for a gig on the edge of the Everglades - no forum members in South Florida?
Jul 9, 2019 20:58:42 GMT
eloneen: orioles70 Enjoy the concert tonight! I hope the weather cooperates!::mini-graphics-music-577374::
Jul 11, 2019 10:19:01 GMT
orioles70: thanks eloneen, To mash a few metaphors - we may be Standin' in the Rain amidst Summer and Lightning but neither clouds nor rain nor flash of light will keep us from completing our musical pilgrimage
Jul 11, 2019 14:48:57 GMT
BIuebird: Philly concert is tonight, very excited! My nerves are all frayed though, why can't I just enjoy things?
Jul 13, 2019 13:55:32 GMT
eloneen: BIuebird Have a great time tonight at the concert! We're looking forward to hearing about it and seeing some photos! ::smileys-thumbs-951446::
Jul 13, 2019 14:11:33 GMT
orioles70: BIuebird - I know what you mean. It's a beautiful day in Philly, go early, relax and and give us a photo of the family in your Electric Flight Orchestra shirts!
Jul 13, 2019 18:02:33 GMT
BIuebird: Thanks, we had a great time! I posted in the tour thread. Although we did cut it a little close getting there because my dad didn't want to leave earlier, and we got stuck in traffic. I thought I was going to have a heart attack.
Jul 15, 2019 0:39:04 GMT
denny: Any Federer fans as gutted as I am?
Jul 15, 2019 3:39:00 GMT
Horacewimp: I did want him to win denny it was a shame he couldn’t convert the match points. Great weekend for sport tennis, F1 and the cricket final and all hosted in the U.K.
Jul 15, 2019 7:22:43 GMT
vlogdance: I wanted Roger to win Wimbledon as well, but what an epic final. Wore me out just watching!
Jul 15, 2019 11:19:01 GMT
orioles70: it was a great final, the crowd was clearly rooting for Roger and he had a couple of match point chances - don't know how many more chances he will get
Jul 15, 2019 15:18:13 GMT
unomusette: Greetings from Bordeaux! Currently on Musecation until the end of the month, have the luxury of the laptop so hoping to check in more often. Flippin' boiling here, having to make it better with lots of French beer and ice cream, hey ho...
Jul 17, 2019 9:54:23 GMT
eloneen: unomusette I love Bordeaux! Such a beautiful city! Have a great time!
Jul 17, 2019 11:05:00 GMT
Horacewimp: It’s a hard life for you Uno enjoy your holiday.
Jul 17, 2019 13:04:10 GMT