Netflix original series: THE GET DOWN: PARTS 1 AND 2

reviewed by DAD

In a word, “Ambitious.’  This show has director Baz Luhrmann’s creative fingerprints all over it.  It has the mix of stunning cinematography and intoxicating music that Luhrmann’s productions are known for.  But it also has some cheesy acting and over-the-top melodramatic storylines to go with it.  Yet for some reason, it hooked me.  Seasoned with comic book style graphics, The Get Down ended up being binge worthy for me.  My guess would be that my fascination centers on the absolutely incredible soundtrack that is the biggest star of this show.  I absolutely loved the music.  Not quite excellent, but definitely very good.  B+



Amazon original movie: GIMME DANGER review #thestooges

reviewed by DAD

In a word, “PUNK!”  This superb documentary about the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees THE STOOGES (directed by the legendary Jim Jarmusch) is a testament to all that was punk rock music.  It aggressively forces contemporary audiences to pay homage to the band that influenced a sound shared by artists like: The Ramones, Sonic Youth, The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and Nirvana.  If you are a fan of rock music and you want to know what band inspired most of your favorite bands, you must check out Gimme DangerA