mattkow83 wrote:Cinerama might be one of, if not the, best places in the US to see a movie.
Went to the late show last night at the Cinerama in Seattle. It is truly a beautiful and comfortable place to see a movie. So ironic, though, to be sitting in a movie theatre owned (saved from the wrecking ball, actually) by billionare Paul Allen, watching a movie hating on Ticketmaster, whose majority owner is billionare Paul Allen...
Even though I loved Ten and lived in Seattle, I didn't become a rabid fan until much later. Regret is too strong a word, but in retrospect I wish I had been more into the local music scene. It was great to be taken on an intimate tour of those days by the band and friends.
Jeff, Stone, Mike, and Matt, all feel so genuine and open. Driven, talented, inner demons, yes yes and yes, but understandable and somehow at peace with the swirl and chaos. Eddie, not so much. The movie really drove home to me how difficult this is for him, how it appears he feels like he's carrying a giant boulder around on his shoulders, can never take the off the mask, how he's driven to fame and adulation and yet has a keen (and apparently earned) distrust and fear of the outside world. Mucho kudos to the band and his inner circle (and uncle Neil) who make him feel loved and supported and secure enough to keep getting on stage to sing to us.
So fun to hear my son and wife and the whole theatre laugh through the whole movie. Darker spots, sure. Some idiot yelled "we love you Chris" while he was talking about Andy Wood, fine to be enthusiastic but find a lighter spot for that.
At the end, I just wanted more. I think Crowe should put out a series of concert videos, one for each song in the PJ repertoire, with the band talking about who wrote it and why and the best video. I'd hit that.
Going to see it again tonight with KEXP. Will sit further back in the theatre so I don't get that queasy car-sick feeling (I want to start a charity to buy steady-cams for everyone in the world).