Screen Junkies » jimi hendrix http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 02 Oct 2014 17:52:58 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 André 3000 IS Jimi Hendrix In The ‘Jimi: All Is By My Side’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/andre-3000-is-jimi-hendrix-in-the-jimi-all-is-by-my-side-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/andre-3000-is-jimi-hendrix-in-the-jimi-all-is-by-my-side-trailer/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:44:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262710 You're getting a Hendrix biopic with no Hendrix music. Yes, really.

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A long while ago, we reported some good news with some bad: There would be a Jimi Hendrix biopic (good), starring Andre 3000 of Outkast (probably good), that wouldn’t feature any Jimi Hendrix music (bad). This was due to the estate of Hendrix refusing to play ball with the film’s producers. However, that omission may be an asset of Jimi: All by My Side, rather than a liability.

It’s always a little awkward, no matter how good the performance, to see an actor attempt a legend’s musical work. Andre 3000 still gets a go at singing as Jimi Hendrix, but performing cover songs rather than Hendrix’ own material.

The film will take place before Hendrix got famous, which is a pretty convenient workaround for not having the rights to his music. Check it out on September 26th.

 

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The Jimi Hendrix Biopic Won’t Have ANY Jimi Hendrix Music. None. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-jimi-hendrix-biopic-wont-have-any-jimi-hendrix-music-none/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-jimi-hendrix-biopic-wont-have-any-jimi-hendrix-music-none/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:24:28 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249522 This is going to be great. Ok. Not great. But it will be something that exists, which is also nice.

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While this sounds like a task that only James Franco would undertake (make a musical biopic that features NONE of the subject’s music in it), it’s a sad reality. Hendrix’s estate isn’t on board with the Andre 3000-starring film, and chose to withhold rights to the music, possibly just because they can.

Well, let’s hope Andre 3000 is working on some psychedelic new tunes that will fit the backdrop of the era of peace and love, because if you think you’re going to be hearing “Hey Joe,” you’re fooling yourself.

It will feature some early-era Hendrix performances of cover songs, such as ”Hound Dog,” “Wild Thing,” Muddy Waters’ “Mannish Boy,” and The Beatles‘ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” which is what everyone wants to hear.

Also….

WTF is “Mannish Boy” LOL.

 

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Andre 3000 Still Won’t Make An Outkast Album, But Will Play Jimi Hendrix In Biopic http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andre-3000-still-wont-make-an-outkast-album-but-will-play-jimi-hendrix-in-biopic/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/andre-3000-still-wont-make-an-outkast-album-but-will-play-jimi-hendrix-in-biopic/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 17:26:35 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248559 It's a step up from Gillette commercials, but not much of one.

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You know when you’ve got an important task to get done, but you procrastinate by doing lots of menial stuff that you’d never otherwise find yourself doing?

“I’ll get to studying for my exam just as soon as I clean up my DVR, floss, and call my grandmother.”

That’s what it would seem Andre 3000 is doing. Rather than get together with partner in crime Big Boi, Dre has signed on to play Jimi Hendrix in a biopic entitled All Is By My Side. It will be directed by John Ridley, who directed Red Tails and…(wait for it)…Undercover Brother. The project will track the early years of Hendrix when he lived in Britain and will soon begin shooting in Ireland.

Meanwhile, a nation exhales as it finds its future a little less funky. At least Big Boi is bringing the ruckus.

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