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A truly classic film that captures a good element of the punk rock scene.
finally checked it out you should do the same!
Hard Core Logo has a sad and depressing current to it, which made for such a good movie! Not a movie for someone who suffers depression! The theme of how one acts and what they say can crush and kill a friend. The ending left a lasting impression on me! Hard Core Logo is a Canadian indie style movie filmed as a documentary about the band's 4 city tour of western Canada. Hugh Dillon, who is the lead singer of the Head stones, added many real life experiences for the movie. The Winnipeg meltdown scene was so realistic. The live performances were authentic and had the energy of a punk show. The movie's foreground is about a friendship between Joe Dick and Billy Talent. ( Yes the band Billy Talent got their name from the movie) The Joe Dick character was so much like my college friend who sang in a punk band, and Dillon nails the role. John is a real friend and is an in your face does not care guy John Hates phonies and is self-destructive. Billy is angry at John for wrecking his career, and wants to grow as a musician. One experiences a real friendship in the movie between the two protagonists, but as the movie progresses the past strains development. Hard Core Logo themes unfold of everyone uses everyone, and people back stab people. Joe the guy who does not care actually does care, and the unbreakable breaks. The last fifteen minutes of Hard Core Logo were so hard to watch. One experiences the pathos when Joe gets broken, and experiences real pain/tears of Joe's meltdown and tragic ending. 4 stars
Easily one of the best "mockumentaries" I've ever seen.... and likely one of the best made.
Spinal Tap for the punk rock crowd has its moments but isn't very funny and feels darker rather than funny...worth watching if you are bored.
If I understood what this movie was trying to say correctly it seemed to be that the most punk rock thing one can hope to accomplish in life is self destructing in every conceivable way possible at every opportunity. If this portrayal of punk rock is to be believed then selfishness, dishonesty and immaturity are character traits to be held in high esteem and being obnoxious and irreverent just for the sake of being obnoxious and irreverent is the height of what one can hope to attain as a human being.
Nevertheless, the movie's good. The music's good. Joe Dick (as portrayed by Hugh Dillon) lead singer and protagonist of Hard Core Logo, puts the band and consequently the movie on his back and carries it to it's surprisingly grim, inexorable conclusion.
this was on tv last night, and while i'm not really into these "mockumentary" films (i.e. SPINAL TAP), i decided to watch it anyway as it has high ratings on here. was an interesting cdn one, and had a shocker of an ending!
A movie that Canadians are supposed to generally accept as some kind of wonderful just never really connected with me.
THIS is a Canadian cult classic HARD CORE LOGO a mockumentary that is based on a book of the same name Released in 1996, the film documents a once-popular punk band, Hard Core Logo, which stars Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson, Bernie Coulson, & Julian Richings plays Bucky Haight, Dick's idol with cameos by Joey Ramone & Canadian punk legend d.o.a
This movie is awesome just fucking awesome I can't word it any other way a must see not only by punk fans but by Canadians as well
Movie fun fact: that shitty emo band Billy Tallent got there name from the fame-tempted guitarist in this movie......but don't let that hold you back from seeing this awesome movie
BUY (IF YOU CAN FIND IT)
this one hell of a movie and its the best mock documentary films I've seen and as Canadian films go its the best I've seen and i'm looking forward to number 2 when it comes out