The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
A portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.
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Joanna B (us) wrote: As some men are oft to say "even when pizza is bad, it's still pretty good" females could be thought to echo the theory (especially on Valentine's Day) "even when a chick-flick is bad, it's still pretty good" but for this emotionally disengaged melodrama with its clunky gear shifts, overly sentimental dialogue and transparently familiar plot was leagues away from a worthwhile choice; even for the supposedly most romantic day of the year.Adapted from yet another sappy Nicolas Sparks novel, Safe Haven with its picturesque small town locale populated by good-hearted southern folks in candy-box houses and a stunning sprawling coastline hits all the familiar notes but has an undeniable undercurrent of manipulation. Taking a second giant career leap backwards (after his other schmaltzy Sparks project 2010's Dear John), Director Lasse Hallstrom, who created such dramatic treats as My Life as a Dog and What's Eating Gilbert Grape slips further and further into laughable territory with more predictably formulaically fare. In an attempt not to divulge too many plot details, here is a really basic summary. But I warn you, not guessing the end may not be an option. Running, bloody handed in the dead of night, Katie (Julianne Hough) abruptly jumps the nearest bus out of Boston. Stopping on-route to Atlanta in the charming tourist spot of Southport, North Carolina, Katie has a moment of serine clarity on the wharf and decides to remain. Renting a rustic cottage, Katie hikes daily to the local convenience shop where owner Alex (Josh Duhamel) takes an instant shine. A recent widower and father of two; the willful Josh (Noah Lomax) and curious Lexie (Mimi Kirkland), Alex generous attempts at kindness unnerve the vigilantly alert and connection shunning Katie. Although her self-preservation shield is slowly brought down by Alex, his children and the help of a close yet myserious neighbor, outrunning her past is not going to be so simple. When her drunkard abusive husband, Tierney (David Lyons) utilizes all means at a police officer's disposal to find her, no-one and nowhere; no matter how remote, is safe. Dogged by dreadful dialogue and a lack of chemistry, Duhamel's charming warmth and trademark self-deprecating sense of humor has little opportunity to engage beyond the status of eye-candy, whilst trained dancer Hough with her limited acting credits is the weakest link seemingly unable to summon the requisite dramatic skills. Almost as bad is the manic alcohol-swilling Lyons, who we no-more believe as villainous as gummy bears. Two redeemable and genuine appealing performances are from young Kirkland and Lomax, both terrific scene stealers with talent far beyond vibrant cuteness. The Verdict: Personally if you're looking for an intriguing balancing act between blossoming love in the midst of suspense and anguish, I would look back 20 years when Julia Roberts slept with an enemy.Published: The Queanbeyan AgeDate of Publication: 22/02/2013
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Anthony M (kr) wrote: A must-see for anyone who ever has or is currently partaking of the spiritual benefits the herb has to offer.
Teddy V (gb) wrote: It wasn't great, but I liked it...
Nick S (br) wrote: Not terrible, not great...
Amanda M (es) wrote: Very cute and heart warming continuation to the book heidi.
Bevan S (it) wrote: I don't think there's a musician who better captured the sounds of his own mind, and I don't think there's one who could do so more joyfully. Monk seemed impossible to penetrate and this only adds a mysterious quality to his music, as if it is written in a personal code, but one that he offers you the tools to decipher with the arrangement of his notes. This is filled with great rare footage of him in performance and the studio - it was my first encounter with him, in fact, and lead me to a love of his work that I doubt will ever fade.
Thomas P (au) wrote: This is THE redneck drivin' fantasy of all time, darn tootin..Adventurous, engaging, silly, guffaw-worthy at times - especially Jackie Gleason's ever bigger take as a "Ralph Kramden from Texas" doofus ignoramus with his usual brilliant comic timing and slyly hilarious quips.A perfect match for Burt Reynolds quick witted, fun-loving redneck with a heart.Low budget all the way, this surprise hit helped put cb slang on the map, and made it cool - a snapshot of 70s rough-n-tumble, good-ol'-boy pop culture.The edited tv version made this movie even more accessible to adults and children alike. A great memory of mine.Only the 80's tv show Dukes of Hazzard seemed able to carry some of the magic from this film. The other sequels and spin offs never quite got off the ground.No matter - the enthusiasm and sheer joyful fun here is still infectious and not to be missed, including the handlebar mustache, flair leg jeans and all the YeeHaws you can stand.10-4 good buddy.4 out of 5 Boy Howdys
Cali Fornia C (ca) wrote: The most interesting thing about this film was realizing that WWII was going on while it was written and filmed, and that it colored the artistic choices made. Overall looks great, but just OK. The ending was long and contrasted sharply with the rest of the film.
Alex D (fr) wrote: ugh, this movie just dragged on and on! flip flopping from the hospital to her memories! it was just painful getting through this movie! it was corny and too forced! I'm at the end of the movie, can't wait till it's over.
Adam A (mx) wrote: Not great cinema, but pretty damned awesome with some great gunplay and decent performances.
Lua G (mx) wrote: Following the more conventional formula of biopic they could find, this movie still finds its spot to shine due to great work of Patel and Irons. The plotline is interesting because is another "hidden figure" one, however, it still lacks originality to make it as interesting as the characters themselves.