March 19, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST
March 19, 2010, 6:59 p.m. CST
by Sir Loin
...was the first computer game I ever bought, back in 1983 for my Atari 800XL. Played most of the sequels, too. The man's a genius. Back then, you could call Origin's office and talk to them, had a great conversation with Chuck Buche (Chuckles in the games) for 45 minutes!
March 19, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST
Saw this at the Lamar last week. It really is a spectacular film. Restores some dignity to the rock doc.
March 19, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST
Stewart knocked it out of the fucking park in every way. If the Academy Awards weren't a year away, she'd be a shoe in for a supporting nom. Her Joan Jett was so great, I just cannot get over it. You add this to an always dependable Fanning who delivers a STUNNING performance and Shannon who put the cherry on top, literally. This film is so much better than some on this site have given credit for. Do not miss this movie. It is not what you think so do not dismiss it. It fires on all six and does not relent. I hope the director's cut is an hour longer. I did not want this movie to end. Damn, this made my day. I'm definitely going back to see this again. Terrific film that does not shy away from language, nudity, drug use, lesbianism and good old fashioned sex, drugs and Rock & Roll.
March 20, 2010, 2:15 a.m. CST
#1. As Joanie Larkin shops for clothing, the proprietor of the store tells her she's in the wrong section and that the girls' stuff is over there. Joanie points to a punk rocker at the counter and says "I want what he's wearing." Cut to Joan Jett emerging from the store clad in black leather and studs up and down. She runs down the street like Superman. #2. Young Cherie Currie enters the high school talent contest dressed and made-up like David Bowie, sings one of his songs and flips a two fisted bird to the dazed audience when she's done. #3. Kim Fowley brings stunt hecklers to abuse the band before their first gig, and they proceed to throw bottles and dog shit on the girls until they learn to fight back. #4. Joan Jett drops her leather pants and pisses on the headliner's guitar after sneaking into his better dressing room with better food. #5. Cherie becomes mesmerized by Joan's performance at the roller boogie and with a slow burn takes her mouth full of toke as a prelude to a night of sexual awakening. The shot is one of the more beautiful I have ever seen committed to celluloid, or digital. #6. Japanese photographers convince Cherie to pose in her black panties and platforms for press kit photos in her back yard. Her grandmother sees this and proceeds to beat the men with her cane. #7. Lita Ford tears into Cherie for taking the spotlight and looks great doing it. Joan defends Cherie, but moreover, asserts herself as a force to be reckoned with and the real powerhouse behind the band. #8. The entire band's performance of "Cherry Bomb" in Japan. It is perfect and electrifying. Dakota really brings it. #9. Joan's rise, like the mythological Phoenix from the fire and ash. As she dons the hot pink blazer, "I love Rock & Roll" and "Crimson and Clover" ensue. There are many, many more great moments in this incredible film. Oh, and Cherie's sister is played by Elvis Presley's granddaughter.
March 20, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
What...no mention of Currie's spectacular film career?
March 20, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST
cuz from what i have been hearing, the performances are good, but the movie itself is very thin in terms of story
March 20, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST
I've been posting here for more than a decade. All the old school die hards no me and have responded to my analysis many times. If I'm a plant, I wish somebody would pay me for my critique. This just happens to be a film I found exeptional.
March 20, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST
know me, I meant.
March 22, 2010, 4:13 a.m. CST
by Amadeo Zeller
He had this one song called "SHOW ME A GUY WHO DOESN'T LIKE TO FUCK, AND I'LL SHOW YOU A FAGGOT". Ahhh, good stuff.