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.
Timeblue: Not one but TWO Bev vids! We are indeed honoured!
May 16, 2020 14:45:01 GMT
orioles70: working from home has it perks, I noticed the birds were unusually noisy and sure enough - there is a rather large owl sitting in the tree just outside my dining room. Can't tell if he's waiting for prey or taking a nap.
May 18, 2020 17:18:50 GMT
BSJ: Very cool. For us, normally when all goes still, it means a hawk is hanging around.
May 18, 2020 17:54:13 GMT
Timeblue: Woke up the other day to a pile of sparrow feathers (minus the body...) our local sparrowhawk must have been hungry.
May 19, 2020 21:57:40 GMT
elophile: Hi friends! How is everyone? I've just been working and cooking and staying inside and enjoying my own backyard...::c0112::
May 20, 2020 23:58:17 GMT
elophile: I've been getting really into Procal Harum.
May 21, 2020 0:00:29 GMT
eloneen: elophile What's cooking in your Quarantine Kitchen these days?::t1935::
May 21, 2020 1:42:16 GMT
elophile: What isn't cooking eloneen ! Tonight we had homemade falafel with hummus, tahini, roasted beets and a chopped salad. I'm make a veggie lasagna tomorrow. How about your kitchen? Do tell!!
May 21, 2020 2:50:19 GMT
eloneen: The young man hosted Taco Tuesday last night, and this is Mr.Eloneen's week to prepare dinner (YESS!!!). Recently, he has made homemade apple pie, meat pies (inspired by our recent trip to the UK), burgers, biscuits from scratch, and chicken and waffles.
May 21, 2020 4:25:20 GMT
eloneen: Recently, I've made a delicious lentil and potato salad, jambalaya, roast pork loin with roasted veggies, but Hubby's the rising star! My mother wants him to cook all the time now! He made a cake (from scratch) for me and my mom for Mother's Day.
May 21, 2020 4:30:54 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile I’m glad you are keeping well and occupying you time while in lockdown.
May 21, 2020 7:11:12 GMT
tremblinwilbury: eloneen - Biscuits? Don't you mean 'cookies'?
May 21, 2020 14:47:56 GMT