Michael Jackson – This Is It – Movie Review

Review of the Michael Jackson movie -This Is It by Live Musician Central author Matt Rushton.

Michael Jackson - This Is It
Michael Jackson - This Is It

   Last night I got the chance to see the new Michael Jackson movie, This Is It. I was excited to see one of my favorite live performers of all time, one more time. I went into the movie without reading any of the reviews so I could make my own judgement on the show. I didn’t really know what to expect other than seeing Michael rehearsing for the tour that he had planned at the time of his passing.

   This Is It really is a behind the scenes look at the tour preparations and rehearsal for his O2 tour which was hoped to be a momentous comeback for him. The film starts with interviews of excited dancers who had made it through the tough audition process to be able to be onstage with the King Of Pop. The movie switches Michael footage very quickly which is good, that’s who I wanted to see!   Continue reading “Michael Jackson – This Is It – Movie Review”

Movie Review – It Might Get Loud

Review of the movie “It Might Get Loud” featuring Jack White, Jimmy Page and The Edge.

It Might Get Loud - Jack White, Jimmy Page, The Edge
It Might Get Loud - Jack White, Jimmy Page, The Edge

   I’m always up for seeing a movie that has anything to do with the electric guitar or playing in a live band. So when I heard about the new movie titled “It Might Get Loud” featuring Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White, I knew I was going to have to go see it. I got that chance Saturday night at the Broadway Theater in Salt Lake City.

   It Might Get Loud is about the relationship each of these musicians has with the electric guitar and also with music in general. At first glance I wondered who in their right mind would sit a legend like Jimmy Page down with a young player like Jack White to discuss the electric guitar? Their styles are so different and Jimmy has all these years of fascinating history all on his own. I also questioned the wisdom of bringing The Edge to the party since his style is so completely different from Jimmy and Jack’s.     Continue reading “Movie Review – It Might Get Loud”