The life of the legendary Beach Boys founder is almost too big a story to tell in one film – which is why this biopic uses two actors to play him Related: Love & Mercy review – a warm tribute to the extraordinary life of Brian Wilson Truly a Californian epic of sunshine and noir, Coppertone psychedelia and complete psychosis, the story of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys – a sun-kissed “Come to Sunny California” ad pasted over a bottomless abyss of paternal alcoholism and violence, massive drug abuse, deepening (then all-conquering) lunacy, and one impure, highly adulterated “genius” – was unlikely, in cinematic form, to satisfy everybody.
Two-time Oscar-winner laments focus on financial returns and says he wishes he had become a professional jazz pianist rather than an actorHollywood titan Dustin Hoffman has said the state of film is the worst it has been during his lifetime. The two-time Oscar-winner, 77, told The Independent that television had overtaken the movies as his milieu of choice, and said financial deliberations were crippling the industry.
They wanted to make a medieval Fistful of Dollars. They ended up with a cult hit that triggered the sword and sorcery boom. Now, Hawk the Slayer is set to return – with better fights and special effects, but still plenty of cheeseBack in 1980, Terry Marcel kicked off the cinematic sword and sorcery boom that would give us Excalibur, Conan, Dragonslayer and Willow with a low-budget opus called Hawk the Slayer.