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Finally saw “The Runaways” biopic, last night, brief review…

So last night, I finally saw, “The Runaways” biopic. Saw it on the Movies on Demand PPV things. The movie wasn’t that bad. The film did kind of stay true to the “Runaways” story. It was more of a Cherrie Currie biopic more than the entire film itself ’cause the film concentrated on her character more. It’s no Joan Jett biopic at all even though she’s part of the film. The film didn’t really go in depth of The Runaways history. All they concentrated on were how crazy the girls were as teenagers. They all mixed sex, drugs and rock n’ roll into one. It showed how manager, Kim Fowley formed the band and all that, but the film mostly focused on the lesbian relationship between Joan Jett and Cherrie Currie. Joan was played by Kristen Stewart. Cherrie Currie was played by Dakota Fanning. It shows Cherrie’s obsession with David Bowie and how she wants to be like him as a performer. I was hoping it’ll focus on the music but the film turned out to be a soap opera.

I can understand why the soap opera was needed to explain why the Runaways career was short lived, but I wished the film focused on the music more. Yes, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning had quite a few make out scenes. The questionable thing is Dakota is 15 and Kristen is 20. So how did film makers get legal permission to do scenes like that is pretty questionable? I’m sure they had permission with Dakota’s parents to let them know that the underage lesbian kissing was just for the movie.

I actually thought the film was pretty good, I just wish the writing was better. Maybe this is a sign that Joan Jett will get her own biopic in the future. Kristen and Dakota’s acting was really good in this film though. Kristen’s acting is better outside of Twilight, in my opinion. This is a must see film if you like Joan Jett. It’ll give you insight on how Joan Jett is still huge and famous today.

Kev

Report: Joan Jett sues the Runaways bassist, Jackie Fox, for blocking film of biopic movie…

Joan Jett has filed a lawsuit against former, Runaways bassist, Jackie Fox. Although Jackie was a member of the Runaways for a couple of years in the 70’s, she wasn’t made a character in the upcoming Runaways biopic that Joan Jett is producing.

Jackie claims to own part of the trademark of the “Runaways” band name and Joan also claims she owns the band name all for herself.

More on it here:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,541744,00.html??test=faces

According to the Trademark Database on the trademark website, the band name, the Runaways, is trademarked under, Blackheart Records. That is Joan’s record label that she owns herself.

The Runaways, trademark band name used to be owned by Kim Fowley in the 70’s-80’s, but Joan must of bought band name rights later on.

Only thing though, they put the trademark band name under Joan’s record label, not her own. This means that Joan and Kenny Laguna both own the trademark to, the Runaways band name.

Don’t believe me? See for yourself…

Go here:

http://www.uspto.gov/

Click on “Trademark” and click, “Search TM Database”, it’s a place where you can look up any trademark names that are registered in this world. You can see what trademark names year is registered, the name and if it’s live or dead.

Sorry, Jackie, but you will lose and you will pay, big time. Before assuming that you own some of the trademark, do some research and get your facts straight first.

Kev

Report: Dakota Fanning in talks to play Cheri Currie, frontwoman of “The Runaways”…

Teen star, Dakota Fanning is in talks to play the leading role as Cheri Currie frontwoman of “The Runaways”, the biopic of the all girl punk rock band from the 70’s. Before you go thinking that Dakota Fanning is too young to be playing Cheri Currie, since Dakota is now 15 years old, Cheri was about her age around the time she was in the band.

“Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart is set to play Joan Jett in, “The Runaways” movie.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000849.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Interesting casting so far. I can’t wait to see who they’re going to get for Lita Ford, that will be interesting.

The Runaways, rocked.

Kev

Report: Dakota Fanning in talks to play Cheri Currie, frontwoman of “The Runaways”…

Teen star, Dakota Fanning is in talks to play the leading role as Cheri Currie frontwoman of “The Runaways”, the biopic of the all girl punk rock band from the 70’s. Before you go thinking that Dakota Fanning is too young to be playing Cheri Currie, since Dakota is now 15 years old, Cheri was about her age around the time she was in the band.

“Twilight’s” Kristen Stewart is set to play Joan Jett in, “The Runaways” movie.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000849.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

Interesting casting so far. I can’t wait to see who they’re going to get for Lita Ford, that will be interesting.

The Runaways, rocked.

Kev

Report: Kristen Stewart to play Joan Jett in “The Runaways” biopic…

“Twilight’s” leading star Kristen Stewart is set to portray the legendary punk rocker, Joan Jett in “The Runaways” biopic. The Runaways were a manufactured rock n’ roll all girly band that was formed by Joan Jett and Sandy West, Kim Fowley managed the band and had total control. Other members included Lita Ford, Micki Steele, Peggy Foster, Vicki Blue, and more. The band were together for four years but broke up due to management and money issues.

Joan Jett went on to form the Blackhearts which she wrote many memorable hits such as “I Love Rock N’ Roll” and plenty more. The film “The Runaways” will begin filming early in 2009 hoping to finish before Kristen goes to work on the next “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon”. Joan Jett the legend herself will be executive producer for “The Runaways” film, will she have a small cameo in the film as well? Who knows!

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3ia662814697fe5016d0a29dd4ac7d747c

It will be interesting to see who is going to play Lita Ford. Hope it won’t be Britney Spears.

I wonder if Kristen will have to learn to play guitar and sing for her Joan Jett role?

Kev