Sunday, October 29, 2017

Why I loved IT so much.

The Kid Cast.

It is without a doubt one of my Fav movies of
my lifetime, I'm a lifelong fan of Stephen King,
and have always loved the way he portrays children
and teens in his stories.

There is a honesty about the way they talk, and what they
think, they're always true to their age which can't be
said about a lot shows and films and even books that
feature, children and adolescents.

Kids/Preteens/Teens swear, they talk of subjects that
would make George Carlin blush and kids are
freakin funny, because there is no filter.

With IT, the casting director got it right, the chemistry
between them was perfect and just so damn believable.
Putting the actors up in a Hotel room in Toronto
so they could bond was a genius idea!

Stand out for me was Sophia Lillis, to play a victim
of abuse by her father that well, was far beyond her years,
Bill may of been the leader of the Loser Club, but it was Bev
that gelled them together in their fight against Pennywise.

The Jump scares worked, the Projector scene was truly
frightening as was Skarsgard's  Pennywise.

Every kid gave a solid performance,  of the six boys I
have to say Eddie, Richie and Ben all had my Fav scenes/lines.

Loved the look Ben gave Bev when they first meet, and she signed
his yearbook, so heartwarming and sweet.  Eddie with the line
of the movie, slightly getting confused and calling Placebos,
"Gazebos" and of course Richie in the rock fight telling Henry
what he should do to his dad had me in stitches and of course
his line about Molly Ringwald.

Stan and Mike were solid, playing the serious kids may be hard
to do, but their reactions to their friends and IT was brilliant,
something that could only be achieve if you have got the
acting chops.

The Movie IT, also took me back to my young teen years, the
time period was almost right, they were 13 in 1989, I turned 13 in
1983, the Loser Club reminded me of some of my friends, way
back then.

Again just a extremely enjoyable movie, no overuse of CGI and
with the deepest sincerity, I would say this movie is going to be
as fondly remember as Stand by me.

I sure hope so anyway, it deserves to be.

Roll on Chapter 2!! 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Garth Brooks Anthology

This is what Garth fans have been waiting for.

For decades we have sat thru boxset's and greatest hit's
and  fun interviews with Leno, Kimmel and Ellen.

For the real fans though, we never really had anything
on how the music got created, the process, how a song came
into being, the changes that a song went thru from birth to
it's release, but now we do.

Garth is going to release his Anthology, it will be the first
of five anthology's, and will cover the first five albums.

There will be a 240 page book, that will have the original sheet music
and stories and discussions about the songs, never before seen photos
from the recording sessions, and indepth discussion with all the people
who were involved in making Garth's music happen.

There will be five CD's, the CD's aren't the first five album though.
The CD's will contain demo versions, first recordings, and tthe actual discussions
that happen while Garth was recording the songs.

This is the part of the Anthology that should be of most interest to Garth
fans and music fans in general. It's special because it contains the ACTUAL
moment of recording, verses that didnt make the final cut, it will
show the care and compassion and the love that Garth has for
song writing and recording.

If you're music fan this will do a perfect job of describing Garth
Brooks as an artist.

As a fan, you wont need to own anything else, it's what you have
been waiting for, for Garth's entire career.

The countdown begins to the most important music release
of 2018.

I cant wait!