March 16, 2010, 7:13 p.m. CST
the man was a genius...and this world needs him
March 16, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST
I thought there was a Hicks biopic in the works.
March 16, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST
March 16, 2010, 7:44 p.m. CST
Frankly, I feel like this documentary is more akin to what Hicks would've wanted. A biopic would likely focus less on the man's stunningly cogent views on life, happiness, and personal freedom and more on his tragic end and become exactly the kind of slickly marketed puff piece that he spent the later part of his life railing against. Where as something like this documentary is interested in dealing with his viewpoints and prophetic wit that he so desperately wanted to share with an America he felt was flying off the rails.
March 16, 2010, 8:06 p.m. CST
...I'd keep to myself if I were you. Just gives people a reason to call you ridiculous for thinking most docs of 60 minutes are boring. *cough* The Hubble IMAX sounds incredible. I'll be looking for a theater where I can see that for sure. I watched long stretches of it live on NASA TV and that was mind bogglingly ridiculous. Can't imagine what it will look like in giant IMAX 3D.
March 16, 2010, 8:07 p.m. CST
100proog is right. Hicks would not have wanted a biopic. He wouldn't have wanted a creatively empty studio to profit from it , either. OR maybe he would have liked a biopic of himself to be so bad that it bankrupted the studio. Either way, the guy was unbelievable. Smart and wicked. His best stuff is when the audience doesn't get it and he gets a littled pissed off and keeps pushing them. He was unique and I wish he was still around.
March 16, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST
March 16, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST
I know I've totally opened myself up to ridicule, but at least it makes for good talkback;) I'm delighted when I'm proven wrong- the Hicks doc clocks in at 105 minutes, so I guess I contradicted myself already.
March 16, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST
March 16, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST
March 16, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST
I will definitely catch this one on a real IMAX screen.
March 16, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST
Russell Crowe was having a script developed for him to star in, but that was two years ago. It's probably dead by now. http://tinyurl.com/yf3dd4q
March 17, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST
It's late. Time for sleep.
March 17, 2010, 1:22 a.m. CST
"DRINK THAT BLACK WORM JISM!"
March 17, 2010, 2:49 a.m. CST
Kids should be introduced to as many view points as is possible. Hicks' world view may not be everyones cup of tea but it would spark debate within a teenage population so used to soaking up the controlled corperate bullshit of the media that apathy is now a disease, more prevalent and more damaging than a dose of clap in that age group.
March 17, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST
not because i expect it to be good, but because mainstream films bring more attention to a subject than do docs<p> because of hicks early demise, an entire generation has grown up without knowing him<p> and much of his gen wasted time and money on hacks like dane cook<P> look at the attention the runaways are getting with their docudrama, and the movie will not be good<p> so cast that evil midget shia labouf as hicks and bring in the tweener crowd to have their panties ripped off
March 17, 2010, 4:31 a.m. CST
"Early in the film, we get to travel to Orion's belt and explore a "star nursery" where possible future galaxies are forming right before our eyes." <p> Do you have any idea how stupid that sounds? That's like saying you went to your Walmart to see how planets were made. Except it's even more wrong. <p> I wouldn't listen to a tour guide if he couldn't distinguish between the room in my hotel and the country we were in, either.
March 17, 2010, 4:54 a.m. CST
Dane Cook sucks. How is he popular? The first person on Myspace to get a million fans. Please.
March 17, 2010, 5:03 a.m. CST
But don't worry - most men have no problem with this. Great reviews btw. Cannot wait to see Hubble 3D. There's nothing you could tell me about Bill Hicks - I've been a mate of Kev Booth for years. I used to run a cabaret bar at the Edinburgh Fringe in the early-90s.
March 17, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST
I borrowed from the verbage in the narration. Its a film made for a movie going public, not astro physicists like yourself.
March 17, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST
To hell with Jessica Rabbit...
March 17, 2010, 5:39 p.m. CST
the exact same thing, big tits, camel toe, robot leg. lovin' it.
March 17, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST
And I realize nothing is absolute. I'm just one of those people who loves long films. Documentaries or fiction, makes no difference as long as there's a story to tell and it's visually pleasing. Unless it's just stank ass awful, like saaaaay, Meet Joe Black, I really just enjoy long movies.