During the last 2 weeks I have watched a few movies..
Fabulous underdog feelgood film..but you'll need a shower after watching it. Why does Hollywood always need to be reminded that the great unwashed love a happy ending..we don't need to go to movies to get depressed, we go to escape reality you twats!
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:
Gumpian nostalgic date movie, I know that it's hard not to hate a guy like Brad who has it all (even his wife Angelina is nominated..COME ON!) but, he is the real deal. Pitt is a fine Actor (and not a Scientologist) so Hollywood needs to acknowledge him..look, his buddy George Clooney has Oscars and it's good for the Industry..
Painful perplexing protagonist angstfest..der kid should have been nominated too. Winslet's emotionally eviscerated character is a great performance because despite her obvious shortcomings, you don't ever forgive her or feel sorry for her. Face it, if a gal wants an Oscar, it always helps to get nekked! Ask fellow nominee Tomei.
as in WTF?...infuriating father and son expose, still don't feel sorry for Dubya..how did he get elected? TWICE?! Again, you don't ever feel sorry for him even though you realise that he had people skills...he still should have never, EVER made it to the W House. Every American who voted for him should see this film and have their ass kicked as they leave the theatre.
Authentic WW2 survivalism..the true story type..maybe too authentic, you just wanna kill those miserable f*cking Nazis..and the f*cking Ruskies..and the f*cking collaborators! I kept wishing for Bond to show up and make it all the way to Berlin and assassinate Hitler...since Tom Cruise couldn't finish the job in Valkyrie..which I still want to see because Tom surrounded himself with an all star cast and who doesn't want to kill f*cking Hitler!?
Awesome, awesome, awesome, kill 'em all Liam! Imagine Jason Bourne as a badass, gigantic, pissed-off angel of vengeance like Liam..very satisfying! Every Father needs to watch this how-to piece on protecting your children. Loved it!
YO! Da racist in the hood. Urban decay and the passing of an era combined with redemption. Now if only Harry Callahan lived nest door? Harry would have gong'd the Mong in the first half hour. Clint is gettin' old but he could still beat the sh*t out of you.
The Day The Earth Stood Still:
ET kick our ass! A misanthrope's wet dream..go ahead destroy the Humans they totally deserve it anyway. Even though Keanu never says "woh!" like he has in every other movie, the script does a good job of making us Earthlings look like twats...unfortunately the audience actually wants the Earthlings to perish.
Saturday Afternoon Matinee style quirky mix of campy stereotypes and slick special effects..Nicole is so beautiful and Hugh Jackman is so handsome! It's over-the-top but it buckles down and you will need Kleenex. Hoorah for the Aborigenes and their mysticism, talk about your Karmic Boomerang.
You just know that his world is goin' down for the count! Not sure that Rourke was actually acting or if he IS the Ram? Marisa Tomei is delicious..I take back everything I said about her Vinny Oscar....if she'll give me a lap dance?
I would also like to see Frost/Nixon, Valkyrie, and Doubt before the Oscars "err" on Sunday.
The only sure bet on Sunday is that Heath Ledger will win a well deserved Best Supporting Oscar..his Joker was the best movie villain since Hopkin's Hannibal Lecter and Raif Fiennes's Amon Goeth. The more layered, complex & greyer the villain the better the odds of winning. ..as opposed to cardboard cutout villains like Austrailyer's Cattle Baron...booo hisss boo!
As far as Oscar nods go, the Academy prefers uber-villains and nothing trumps Nazis. This is why Winslet's autopilot death camp robotron is also a fairly safe bet.
And this Sunday the Oscar goes to...
Supporting Actress Tomei
Director Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire)
The story is a misanthrope's wet dream that correctly predicts and exposes how fat, lazy, stupid, and useless, Humans will become. A must see for all of the modern couch-potato "gamer" kids.
The perennial, exhaustive, ceremony will be too long which is a shame because we don't really care about the Sound or Editing or Special Effects or Song (they have Grammys) so the whole thing could actually be over in an hour.
Anyway, will be hard to ever top the streaker and David Niven and puhleeze, no political crap...and don't thank everyone that you ever met.
Didn't any of these people ever hear Olivier's profound pronouncement on the essence of being an Actor?!
So...Do you have any predictions?