5 search results for Hell's Angels

  • Wild_bunch_remake_home_top_story

    Tony Scott's planning a massacre of Sam Peckinpah's 'The Wild Bunch'

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Aug 19, 2011

    His 'Hell's Angels' project sounds much more promising
  • The Rolling Stones: Gimme Shelter - Blu-ray Disc

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009

    This musical documentary concerns the Rolling Stones and their tragic free concert at Altamont Speedway near San Francisco in early December 1969. The event was all but destroyed by violence that marked the end of the peace and love euphoria of the 1960s. The night began smoothly, with the supercharged Flying Burrito Brothers opening up for the Rolling Stones and performing the truck-driving classic "Six Days on the Road" and Tina Turner giving a sensually charged performance. But on this particular evening, the Stones made the fateful (and disastrous) decision to hire the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang as bodyguards and bouncers. It was a foolhardy, careless choice that turned the night into an unmitigated disaster; halfway through the Stones' act, the Angels killed one black spectator, and injured several others who were present (including Jefferson Airplane's lead singer Marty Balin). In the film, we watch Mick Jagger -- ere an ebullient, charismatic performer of bisexual charm -- reduced to standing on stage like a frightened child with his finger in his mouth in wake of the violence. Unsurprisingly, the Grateful Dead refused to perform after the violence erupted; the picture ends on a despairing note, with the Stones repeatedly watching a film of the murder. Celebrated documentarians Albert and David Maysles directed and Haskell Wexler shot the film, with heightened instinct and control; as a result, this film is considered one of the greatest rock documentaries ever made. Stones songs performed include "Brown Sugar," "Under My Thumb," and "Sympathy for the Devil." ~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide
  • Vegas-review-dennis-quaid-michael-chiklis_home_top_story

    Review: CBS' 'Vegas' pits cowboys against gangsters

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012

    But will Dennis Quaid, Michael Chiklis and company be wasted on procedural formula?
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    Comic-Con 2013: 'Sandman,' 'Fables,' and more at Vertigo Comics panel

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Jul 19, 2013

    Newly editor Shelly Bond joins writers Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire onstage
  • Metallica_home_top_story

    Metallica, Run-DMC get Rock Hall of Fame induction

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Apr 5, 2009

    Jeff Beck, Bobby Womack and Little Anthony and the Imperials also inducted