Last night on Hulu, I’ve finally gotten around to watching the “Zappa” documentary. A rockumentary film that was directed by Alex Winter who is famously known as Bill from the “Bill & Ted” film franchise.
Frank Zappa is a legend and icon in the music business. He’s not just a rock n’ roll musician, he’s done other genres in his career and he’s done a little more than 60 albums, maybe more than that.
I never really got into Frank Zappa music at all and I’ve been meaning to so yeah, I’m pretty late getting into his music. After watching the “Zappa” doc finally, it inspired me to finally start getting his albums so I bought his very first album, “Freak Out” and another album called “Hot Rats” which are the two perfect albums to start off with for a Frank Zappa newbie like myself.
Frank was an interesting guy. My favorite parts of the doc was the very beginning when he was showing off his vault, where he keeps his recording music all shelved at his home. I also thought his rants about the music industry were pretty insightful.
Frank said on the doc that while he has no problem making music for himself so he can like it and listen to it, he also makes it for other people which is why he made albums. The doc also showed some of his live performances and had many other musicians speaking about Frank especially Steve Vai and many others.
A longtime Frank Zappa fan may not appreciate this doc but I think it was made for people who know nothing about the guy. In other words, it seems to me the film was more aimed to the newbies. This isn’t Alex’s first directed film ’cause he’s been directing films for a long while but I believe this is his first rock doc and I thought he did a great job with it. The film had an interesting direction style, it was different than other rock documentaries I’ve seen.
It’s definitely worth watching for any music lover, though.
This is pretty cool news. Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves has been talking about doing another Bill and Ted movie for many years and looks like it’s finally happening. Yes, Alex and Keanu are confirmed to reprise their roles as Bill and Ted.
The plot to this movie will be that Bill and Ted are now aging in their 50’s and they now have families. They’ve written a lot of songs together but they can’t come up with a good song. So now they gone back to time travelling again so they can find that hit song they’re looking for.
When I was a kid I’ve seen “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” too many times. It’s a great comedy film and one of my favorites. I thought “Bogus Journey” the second one kind of sucked, though but the first one will always be a classic.
Alex and Keanu aren’t kids anymore, so do you think they’ll be able to still play Bill and Ted well? Yeah, I’m sure they still got it after all these years.
After Keanu’s role in “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” that film helped Keanu get a big career boost for sure as Keanu has starred in many bigger roles after that. Keanu had big roles in films like “Speed”, “The Matrix” trilogy, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”, “Point Break” and he starred in a lot of action movies over the years. Keanu stayed away from comedy for a long while. From what I remember, Keanu never did comedy much.
What did Alex do after his role of “Bill and Ted”? Well after that, I believed he stayed away from acting for a long while and mostly concentrated on directing and producing stuff. Now he’s back to acting again for Bill and Ted 3.
I’m definitely looking forward to this, though.
Alex Winter, the star of the two “Bill and Ted” movie spoke out more about the 3rd film and says the movie is gonna happen. He gave us small details on the plot that Bill and Ted will be 40 something men trying to figure out whether they are grown up or not.
He also says the third film will not be a re-boot, it’s gonna be the third film adding as a trilogy… leaving off the 2nd film, “Bogus Journey”. Alex promises that the third film will be for the fans and they will not be disappointed.
I’m a huge fan of the first “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure” (which is streaming on Netflix, by the way). I’ve seen “Excellent Adventure” over a 100 times over the years. I didn’t really care for the second film, “Bogus Journey”, though.
Even though, Alex and Keanu haven’t played those characters in many years, I’m sure they can still pull it off well. I’m sure those characters will talk like they always did. I’m sure they will repeatedly say, “Dude” and “Excellent” like they always did. Hopefully Keanu will grow out his long hair for his Ted role. He probably will.
I’m all for a third Bill & Ted movie. Hopefully, they’ll still be doing some time travelling too.