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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Joe Strummer Movie Review by Sacklunch



Good flick.



15 comments:

Potsy said...

um. fucking bullshit.

sacklunch said...

Really? I thought you enjoyed the movie....

Steve said...

Now that's a review I can get behind.

Potsy said...

your review lacks a certain.... substance. the movie, on the other hand, was excellent. I learned that the Clash was an inorganic punk band, and that Woody Joe Strummer was a bit of a poser/doosh. The movie would have been better if it had closed captioning, labels for real vs file footage, and some sort of timeline.

Take the above, add Jimbromski's Schlonger advert, and you've got yourself a post.

Jimbromski said...

dickhead

sacklunch said...

What was the Schlonger advert?

I am hoping my simpleminded review will spawn active discussion on the comment board. I didn't want to give anything away about the movie, as maybe some of our readers have yet to see it.

Side note:
The movie is directed by Julien Temple, who also did the music documentary "Glastonbury". I rented this movie to watch on the airplane ride from DC to Chicago for the Pitchfork Festival 2007. Unfortunately, this movie has a lot of male frontal nudity, including recent footage of The Bravery which involves the lead guitarist playing with his dong hanging out the whole time. Obviously, not the best choice of movie when everyone within 3 aisles of me could see what I was watching. The reason I mention this is that there seems to be an increase in male frontal movies these days, a trend that is sometimes funny (i.e. "Walk Hard") and mostly not (i.e "Forgetting Sarah Marshall") I, for one, would prefer to see more boobs.

Jimbromski said...

you "don't want to give anything away about the movie"?

it's a DOCUMENTARY that came out in JANUARY 2007.

This is like Roger Ebert refusing to review "Saving Private Ryan" because he's afraid some of the audience might not know how World War II ended. Or that there was such a thing as "World War II."

Here's an active discussion spawned by this review: this is a lazy effort, and you should be expelled for this

sacklunch said...

I think expulsion is little harsh. Maybe a suspension or a fine perhaps.

Jimbromski said...

here's an option, I don't have to pay you for Fantasy Football, and you now have to buy me the pr0n of my choice, rather than vice versa, and you also buy me a meal of Korean Fried Chicken. only then will everything be made right.

sacklunch said...

Nope. Guess again.

I do want to try the Bon Chon Chicken, it's too bad the place is so far way.

Are there any good p0rn review sites? I need to have some choices narrowed down before we go make the purchase. I don't want to spend too much time at MVC, we might run into Potsy's dad, which would be awkward.

rick said...

I can't wait to see Joe Strummer the next time he comes around in concert. I hear he is very good. Thanks for not giving anything away about the movie.

Caroline said...

I also came away thinking Bono is a bigger twit than I originally thought. You left that out of the review too.

sacklunch said...

Dear Rick,
Suck it.

Re: Caroline

I agree on the assessment of Bono (not that I needed anymore proof that he is a twit, that was pretty well summed up in U2-3D)
However, even more annoying than Bono was Johnny Depp in full "Pirates of the Caribbean" garb/make-up. Do I really give as fuck what Johnny Depp thinks of Joe Strummer?
Also, the singing around the campfire thing was a bit hokey.

KingLuva said...

What happened to sacklunch? I used to be excited to open up the DC Rock Club page because I knew I'd see excellent reviews and I'd be entertained by witty/comical comments and insight. Now its just "Good Flick". I don't want to have to go out and find an alternative online entertainment source, say it ain't so Rock Club.

sacklunch said...

Re: KingLuva

Lick my taint.