The Beatles spent a lot of time rehearsing and recording for their album “Let it Be”. There was a day when Paul McCartney invites his wife and his daughter to try and brighten up the band members after working so hard. I think Paul brought little Heather in to cheer the band up some.
There was a funny moment in the doc when little Heather witnesses Yoko doing those weird chants and even Heather looked a little freaked out.
A few minutes later, Heather wanted to join in with the Beatles so she excitedly walks up to John’s mic and John looks at her, nodded his head letting her know it’s “okay” for her to sing with the Beatles.
To be honest, Heather was more enjoyable to listen to than Yoko, lmao. I thought this was one of the cool moments in the doc. It was funny.
So last night, I finished watching “The Beatles – Get Back” documentary on Disney Plus. It’s a 3 part documentary directed and produced by Peter Jackson. Yes, that Peter Jackson the same guy who directed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the “King Kong” remake. Well Peter Jackson has been working on this documentary for a long time and he finally finished it and it’s now out on Disney Plus exclusively.
As a big Beatles nerd myself, I’ve been looking forward to it and now I’ve just seen it. Watched Parts 1 and 2 over the weekend, just finished Part III last night.
What are my thoughts on this Beatles doc? I freakin’ loved it! It was very good and I was impressed with Peter’s directing style. It’s quite different than his movie making and honestly, I think Peter is way better at making music documentaries and I hope he does a few more of them on different bands.
Anyhow, “Get Back” really focuses on the making of the “Let It Be” album and its famous rooftop concert that the Beatles did. During the making of this album, the Beatles wanted to document all of it for a future TV special. The original goal of the Beatles for this project was that they wanted to write and rehearse 14 songs for an album and perform the 14 songs live and for a TV special. Later on, though, plans sort of changed when George Harrison briefly quit the band. They were unsure where to play those 14 songs so they suggested the rooftop of their own building at Apple studios.
So the Beatles went up there on the Apple rooftop and played for a little bit. The original plan was to play the 14 songs on the rooftop but they were only able to play a few of them on the roof ’cause the city people bitched to the cops about the noise so they had to stop the show. Since Paul McCartney was committed to playing the 14 songs, they finished the rest of them in the studio.
Why did the Beatles choose to play on the rooftop of Apple? There was no reason actually, they just simply wanted to. They just went up there and did it. Even the people in the city streets loved the Beatles playing up there, not everyone liked it ’cause like always there will always be complainers and whiners so they got the cops to get them to stop the show. Even though the Beatles got in trouble with the cops, it didn’t seem to bother them at all ’cause after all that the Beatles were all smiles and laughing so obviously they were very proud they did that.
Anyway, even though it seems like it may be fun to play in a band… it’s not as fun as you might think it is. Being in a band can be overwhelming and tough. It takes a lot to keep a band together and to try and get all members to get along which is what Paul McCartney tried to do. The Beatles didn’t always get along. As you watch this documentary, you will see some pretty heated arguments with members of the band.
After watching this doc, it made me get new profound respect for Paul McCartney ’cause he was never my favorite Beatle. George Harrison was always my favorite but now my respect for Sir Paul grew pretty massively. Paul is my favorite Beatle now. Paul is a real musician. He definitely knows what he is doing musically, he knows what all the notes and chords sound like. Paul plays every instrument too. He’s mostly known for playing his small Hofner bass guitar but he also plays electric guitar, bass, piano and drums. Plus, Paul has a killer singing voice too.
After watching this Beatles doc, makes me want to get more of Paul McCartney solo albums and the albums he did with Wings. I’m gonna start getting some of that stuff soon.
Anyway, it was an interesting doc and definitely the best rock documentary I’ve seen in a long while.
I’m listening to the Beatles “Let It Be” album as I type this and I’m trying to figure out why the album only has 13 songs when the goal was 14. That’s because one song was dropped from the album release, “Don’t Let Me Down”. It’s a shame ’cause it’s an incredible song and the best song out of the 14. It turned out that Phil Spector dropped the song from the album release. If you want to get the “Let it Be” album with the song “Don’t Let Me Down” on it, you would get the alternative version, The Beatles “Let It Be… Naked” ’cause the song is on there.
It’s interesting to see the Beatles rehearse ’cause all they do is clown around and laugh most of the time. The movie did have some comedic moments, though.
My only negative is that Yoko can be quite annoying with her awful singing ’cause she sometimes joins in with her annoying chanting or whatever she does.
Other than that, this was a really good doc. Yeah, I’m a Beatles nerd myself. I have most of their albums and trying to get them all with only 5 more to go.
So yesterday afternoon, I finally went and saw, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”. I was meaning to post this review yesterday, but didn’t feel like posting in the blog at all yesterday evening. Here is my review:
Plot/synopsis: A young Bilbo Baggins, goes on an adventure with Gandalf, and a group of thirteen dwarves, led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. They are on a quest to reclaim the home they once had, the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, from the evil dragon, Smaug. Along the way, they will have to survive their adventure into the Wild, swarming with Goblins, Orcs, deadly warqs, giant spiders, and more dangerous creatures.
I’ll be completely honest with you. At first, I was a little skeptical of the people behind the LOTR franchise, adapting, “The Hobbit”, to the big screen. I kept thinking it was going to be a typical Lord of the Rings movie, similar to the original trilogy. Surprisingly enough, the film was a little different. Sure, “The Hobbit”, had similar filming styles like the original trilogy. There will be a few characters that will return, but a totally different plot, and storyline. I may have read the book, to “The Hobbit”, years ago when I was a child, maybe. I haven’t read the book in a long time. Maybe I should.
Even though the film was at least 3 hrs long, the film didn’t feel like it was 3 hrs. at all. The pacing of the movie was pretty quick. The film had a great script and the movie was just entertaining throughout. I wasn’t bored a bit, and didn’t feel like the film dragged on at all. The film also has a less darker tone than the original trilogy, as “The Hobbit” was more family friendly. That’s probably because, “The Hobbit” novel was more of a children’s book, I believe?
Martin Freeman, made a perfect young Bilbo. I couldn’t ask for a better actor. It was also cool to see some of the characters return from the original trilogy. Pretty much everyone was there. Even Elijah Wood had a cameo as Frodo, in the beginning of the movie. I think Peter Jackson created a masterpiece here, and it looks like, “The Hobbit” trilogy, will be better than the original trilogy. I wouldn’t quite say, “The Hobbit – Part 1”, was the best of the franchise ’cause there are two more movies ahead. Peter Jackson, should be the only film maker to make movies based on books ’cause he really is the best at it.
I thought “The Hobbit” was phenomenal. Yes, the movie was action packed, and it was a blast to watch. This is definitely one of the best movies of this year. It was definitely awesome. Go check it out if you’re an LOTR fan.
Score for “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)
While I’m glad for LOTR/The Hobbit director is finally filming, “The Hobbit”, I’m most impressed with his fitness goals. Somebody have been working out, eating right, and losing weight! Congrats Peter! Peter looks amazing! How impressive is that? Look how skinny Peter looks? Amazing!
I know the world is getting excited for Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” but am I the only one here who thinks this is not gonna be good? Why the hell bring back Gollum, Frodo, Galadriel, and other characters, when they weren’t in the original, “Hobbit” story, from the 1937 novel.
The only characters from the original LOTR series that should be in the film is none other than Bilbo and Gandalf, since those two were the most important part of the story. It’s typical Hollywood, changing the plot around to help the box office, period.
I’ve read the novel “The Hobbit”, it’s one of my favorites. It’s a classic. I know Peter Jackson is going to change the whole story around to make it similar to the the original LOTR films. I’m not sure if I will see, “The Hobbit” or not. They should stay true and follow the original story, but you know they won’t. “The Hobbit” is a prequel to the “Fellowship of the Ring”, so it won’t make sense to bring the other characters in.
If you want to know why I don’t write about “The Hobbit” so much, this is why. I didn’t want to disappoint people with my honesty, so here I am, speaking it all out.
I just thought of an idea for my next video blog, and maybe I will explain more in detail on why, “The Hobbit” is going to suck.
The news have been confirmed that Elijah Wood will reprise his role as Frodo Baggins for the two “Hobbit” films. It’ll be a small role though as Frodo will appear in the opening scene for both films. It said that Frodo will be told the stories of Bilbo Baggins, so yeah, we’re probably going to hear a narrator tell the story, of the Hobbit.
Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, and Martin Freeman have been confirmed for “The Hobbit” as well.
Cate Blanchett is set to reprise her role as Galadriel for Peter Jackson’s, “The Hobbit”. So far, two cast members from the original trilogy will be in the “Hobbit”. I’m pretty sure Ian McKellen is still playing Gandalf too.
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Today, on a cold Winter afternoon, I have seen the newest Peter Jackson movie, “The Lovely Bones”, now that I have a day off from work.
Here is my review:
Plot/Synopsis: “Lord of the Rings” and “King Kong” director, Peter Jackson is back with a new film but he goes back to his roots to the genre where he started. Horror. The story centers around a young girl named Susie Salmon who was brutally murdered by her neighbor, George Harvey (the villain of the film), who is a child serial killer who makes dollhouses for a living. Her family which her parents are played by Mark Walhberg and Rachel Weisz thinks she’s dissapeared but doesn’t know if she is alive or dead. When she is actually dead, she finds herself in heaven. She watches her family from heaven and as the film goes along she plots her revenge against her killer.
This film was adapted from the novel by author, Alice Sebold. While most wouldn’t think of this as a horror story, yes, I would think it is horror fiction, big time, but in a family friendly kind of way. Horror doesn’t always have to be about blood guts and slasher murders, right?
I enjoyed the film, greatly. Enjoyed it all the way through. Wasn’t bored one bit. The film was a full 2 hours long. The writing, and acting was excellent. George Harvey was a pretty cool villain. Even Mark Walhberg was entertaining in this. I thought the special effects and cinematography during the heaven scenes were pretty amazing. With James Cameron 3D effects are on the rise, you think Peter Jackson would use the similar 3D effects during the heaven sequences in this film. The film was pretty unpredictable and the pacing was good.
The Lovely Bones may not be as big in the box office, but that’s probably because it isn’t LOTR or King Kong. “The Lovely Bones” is my favorite film this year so far. Amazing work, Peter Jackson. Looking forward to what he can do with his upcoming Hobbit films?
Score for “The Lovely Bones” = **** (4 stars as in “excellent”)
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