View My Stats

Monday, February 8, 2016

Report Card---"Legend"

"Legend" is a very entertaining movie about identical twin London gangsters in the 60's.
They are both played by Tom Hardy, who is absolutely incredible as both twins.
That's mostly what I remember about it.

On to the scoring:

Is it interesting?

Very
A.

Compelling even?

Only Hardy's performance.
A.

Is it controversial?

Not really.
C.

Is it a story worth telling?

Yes.
A.

Is it good storytelling?

Fine.
B+.

Is it well written?

Well enough.
B.

Is it well cast? Well played?

It's all Hardy.
A.

Well shot?

Yes.
B+.

Did the director put such a personal stamp on it so that no one else could have made it?

No.
C-.

How long does it take to establish the film's locale and time period?

Immediately.
A+.

Is it too long? Too short?

A little long.
C.

Is it believable? Do you care about the characters?

Yes.
B.

Is it predictable? Does it surprise you?

No, and yes.
A.

Do you think about it after you've seen it?

No.
C.

Is it funny?

On occasion.
A.

Would it have been worth the thirteen bucks it would have cost to see it in the movies?

No.
F.

Is it impressive?

Only Hardy.
B.

Overall grade: B.

THIS is the one he should have been nominated for. Not "The Revenant" or "Mad Max", as good as he was in those.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My books, "Show Runner" and it's sequel, "Show Runner Two", can be found at the Amazon Kindle Store.
Along with the newer ones, "The Man Is Dead", and "Report Cards".
They are all compilations of blog entries that have since been removed from the blog.
So this is the only way you can find them.
You can search by typing in my name, Cindy Williams, Laverne and Shirley, The Odd Couple, or Happy Days.
Check them out.
You don't need a Kindle machine to download them.
Just get the free app from Kindle, and they can be downloaded to an IPhone, IPad, or Blackberry.
The paperbacks, "Mark Rothman's Essays" and my new novel, "I'm Not Garbo" are not e-books.
But they are available for people without Kindle.
I have many readings and signings lined up for those, and the thing about Kindle is you can't sign one.
If you'd like one of the paperbacks, personally autographed, contact me at macchus999@comcast.net

And now, we've got my reading of my "Laverne and Shirley Movie" screenplay on YouTube.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------




2 comments:

  1. You might be eligible to get a free Apple iPhone 7.

    ReplyDelete
  2. There's a chance you are qualified to get a free $1,000 Amazon Gift Card.

    ReplyDelete

Followers

Blog Archive

About Me

Hi. I am, according to my Wikipedia entry,(which I did not create) a noted television writer, playwright, screenwriter, and occasional actor. You can Google me or go to the IMDB to get my credits, and you can come here to get my opinions on things, which I'll try to express eloquently. Hopefully I'll succeed. You can also e-mail me at macchus999@aol.com. Perhaps my biggest claim to fame is being responsible, for about six months in 1975, while Head Writer for the "Happy Days" TV series, for Americans saying to each other "Sit on it."