Skip to main content



Featured Post

Google To Shut Down Jump VR Platform

Search engine giant Google is all set t shut down its Jump VR platform. The 360 degree camera software will go offline by the end of June, 2019. The software company has already started telling its users to download their data before it shuts down completely. The Jump was launched by Google in 2015 with an intension to simplify the creation of 3D 360-degree videos using shots and videos that are captured by compatible camera rigs. They are typically composed of over a dozen action cameras.





Rules Don't Apply Review

Broken Rules

Warren Beatty is back in the director's chair for the first time since 1998's "Bulworth." It's also his first time up on the big screen since 2001, when he appeared in the clunker, "Town and Country." What has brought him out of his semi-retirement is "Rules Don't Apply" - a major project devoted to capturing the essence of the enigmatic Howard Hughes, with Beatty playing Hughes. And to cut to the chase, I believe it's a contender to be the worst major film of 2016.

Even though it's about Howard Hughes, for some reason, it's primarily concerned about two much smaller people within the orbit of planet Hughes. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this approach. You can tell a lot about a person by seeing the effect he has on others. But here, it just doesn't work. 

"Rules Don't Apply" opens in 1964, explaining that a new biography on Hughes has just been released and that the author claims to have been in touch with Hughes on a regular basis. A major news conference is underway with all forms of the media in attendance. All are waiting for Hughes to call into the meeting to either lend credence to the book or to deny it's veracity. 

Enter Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), in an Acapulco hotel. Forbes is an employee and fairly close associate of Hughes. We see him go into Hughes' room and begin talking to a curtain surrounding a bed. Presumably Hughes is on the other side of the curtain, but Forbes fails to receive an answer. Then we are flashed back in time and space to Hollywood in the 1950's.

Frank has recently been hired as one of the many drivers under the employ of Mr. Hughes. All of them chauffeur the numerous beautiful young women who are ostensibly there to audition for screen tests as bit players of the films Hughes is involved in. The innuendos suggest that these young ladies are really there for decidedly more carnal purposes: to service the eccentric millionaire in the bedroom.

Frank's first assignment is to serve as the personal driver of Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), a small-town beauty queen, and her very proper Baptist mother, Lucy (Annette Bening.). The two women are being housed in a beautiful little place. Meanwhile, Frank is engaged to his high school sweetheart back home in Fresno.

Levar Mathis (Matthew Broderick) is a veteran chauffeur working for Mr. Hughes. As soon as he meets Frank, he warns him that all of the contract actresses Hughes has brought in are strictly off-limits. If you are even perceived to be interested in one of the young ladies, you will be terminated on the spot. Despite this warning, we can tell that something might be brewing between Frank and Lucy, despite their seemingly good characters and the clear rules that are set in stone. With the Hughes story line and the possible romantic story line in place, the rest of "Rules Don't Apply" is a back and forth between these plots, with an overlap between them, of course.

Unfortunately, neither story works particularly well. The Hughes portion is overwhelmed by Beatty doing an impression of Hughes that attempts to get us inside his head, but it reveals only that he is a demented loon with flashes of sanity. That may be an accurate portrayal, but it never stops feeling like just that: a portrayal. The romantic story line is even less appealing. It's full of awkwardness and also feels forced and unrealistic. There's just no chemistry here. The result left me frustrated and bored. Aside from looking good, "Rules Don't Apply" offers little of value. Nothing about this rules.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Game Of Thrones Season 8 - End Game With Sinhala Subtitles

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Is First Huawei 5G Phone To Go On Sale In UK

Huawei has confirmed that its first 5G phone will arrive in the UK next month as the Mate 20 X 5G.
A larger version of the Huawei Mate 20, the Mate 20 X has some interesting additions, not least of all in this new edition support for 5G, which promises mobile data speeds 20 times that of 4G. Today Huawei has confirmed the Mate 20 X 5G will go on sale in the UK in June at £999.

Mark Zuckerberg Builds A Sleep Box For Wife To Have A Peaceful Sleep

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg expressed his love and gratitude by making an innovative wooden ‘sleep box’ for his wife Priscilla to have a peaceful sleep at night. The American tech entrepreneur, took his Instagram account and showed off his invention that helps his wife to sleep peacefully through the night as she cares for their children. The invention is known as the sleep box and emits a faint light between 6 am and 7 am so, Priscilla Chan can know that their two toddler daughters are about to wake up, without the need to have to check her phone.

Oppo Reno Review: Hands-on

The Oppo Reno boasts the strangest slider yet: a pivoting pop-up selfie camera that slides out at an angle
Should I Buy The Oppo Reno?
If you’re here for the camera then the Oppo Reno isn’t too exciting beyond that mega megapixel count. But as a cheaper way to get a full-screen phone with that wacky pop-up, it’s easy to see why the Reno might appeal.

Best eReader 2019

You can read a book on your phone or tablet but you'll get a much better experience on a dedicated device. Here are the best eReaders you can buy in 2019.
What's The Best E-Reader You Can Buy? With an eReader, you'll never be stuck for something to read.
The choice of eReaders is getting slimmer and slimmer, with only Amazon and Kobo releasing a range of new models recently. That doesn't mean eBooks are going away. It's just that more and more people are using their smartphone or tablet to read books.

Like Fan Page