Baby Boomer Movies

05/05/2014

 

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Could 2014 be considered the "Year of the Baby Boomer?"

Maybe not completely but it could be in the movie industry at least this summer.

It's probably been a while since you have been to a movie theater except to see the latest Disney animation with your grandkids.

So, what's happening this summer that will get you off your butts ready to dole out $50 for a movie ticket, a box of popcorn (with that weird yellow butter fluid) and a large cup of stale Coke?

Well, there are 3 blockbuster offerings this summer all targeted at our Baby Boomer generation and our love of the history of music and Rock & Roll.

2014 Summer Baby Boomer Movies


1.  "Jersey Boys":

The first movie is the big screen adaptation of the highly successful stage show of the same name based on the life of Frankie Valli.

What could be better than the story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons?

And it stars Christopher Walken.

And to make it even more interesting it's directed by Clint Eastwood.

Hey, Frankie.....Get Off My Grass !!


2.  "Get On Up":  



This is an intense biopic chronicling the life of James Brown and his rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history.

It is directed by Tate Taylor the actor and director best known for his 2011 sleeper hit "The Help."

I think this movie will have baby boomers everywhere leaving the theaters after this show singing:

"Wo!   I feel good, I knew that I would."


3. "All Is By My Side": 

This is also a biopic but with an interesting twist.

All Is By My Side tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in the year before he became a rock legend.

It starts when he was still a back-up guitarist named Jimmy James playing the seedy New York club scene.

A well-connected groupie named Linda Keith, however, sees in him something special.

She takes him to London, where Jimmy transforms into the "Jimi" we know and love.

Obviously, it's the late sixties so sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll ensue.

The film culminates with Hendrix being invited to the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, the historic all-star concert that made him an icon.

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Check out the three trailers below and let me know what you think.

Will I be seeing you at the movies this summer?

http://youtu.be/tL2iILHUsG0
 
http://youtu.be/0F_pxMmOG4I
 
http://youtu.be/y49HpqkQNcY

 

 

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