'Venom' sets October box office record with $80 million debut


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The star is born Criticism: Bradley Cooper # 038; Lady Gaga # 8211; You left me speechless # 8217! first appeared on Koimoi. All original for the film, the music makes for an emotive listening experience to say the least. Bradley Cooper has the less flashy role of Jackson Maine, an established star with an alcohol and drug problem on the verge of becoming a has-been.

"The highest grossing October weekend of all time is on the books with a massive 174.5 million dollars industry total as powered by the one-two punch of "Venom" and "A Star Is Born.' This easily tops the 151.5 million dollars earned over the same weekend in 2015 when 'The Martian" led the weekend", wrote movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian at comScore in an email to Xinhua. All that changes when he meets Ally (Lady Gaga), a shy but budding singer. Reluctant at first, Ally agrees and ends up becoming a huge star.

Bradley Cooper, in his directorial debut, has undertaken a courageous task in piloting this film.

Most of the time Twitter can be an very bad, terrible place. One scene transitions from a dark bar to a bright supermarket, making it hard to watch the jarring light change. See it in the theater; bring your own tissues-this one's a tearjerker. Rather than imitate McConaughey's odd drawl swagger, Jackson's songwriting and stage presence embody Neil Young and Chris Stapleton, while his speaking voice is mined from the gravel pit in Sam Elliott's throat. But the plot point is completely rushed.

And it doesn't, because shortly after Ally is standing backstage during one of his "live concerts", he coaxes her on stage to sing before thousands the song she started on the pavement the night before. This familial relationship, which could've been interesting and complex, is wasted by poor development.

Booze takes its toll on Jackson, and as he down-slides, Ally explodes into pop stardom.

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Less of a technical spectacle than "La La Land", the film is a labor of love between Gaga and Cooper.

In addition, Gaga shines as Ally, a talented person thrust into the limelight.

She reveals that while filming she got a phone call that her best friend and manager of Haus of Gaga, Sonja Durham, was dying. The power of this performance is GaGa's willingness to be vulnerable and tap into her tattered esteem.

For Gaga, who has spent much of her career in costume, the unmasking was an uncomfortable moment - after all, people "don't really know what I look like", she noted in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

The two also have tremendous chemistry in every scene, whether they are complimenting each other or fighting about their egos.

A movie like this does not work if the chemistry is not there and you can not deny the two leads are fantastic together - walking arm in arm from plane to auto smiling, the way he watches her while she sings on stage, or the way she surveys his face while he struggles which his demons. Where Cooper lacks in vocal fluency, Gaga comes to rescues with Carole King and James Taylor-style harmonization.

The film, the official launch of Sony's Marvel Universe, stars Tom Hardy as a journalist who becomes the host for an alien symbiote that gives him superpowers. There are many gorgeous shots and successful attempts at telling this story visually.