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Thank You Tarrantino.

I just felt like sending a formal Thank You to Quentin Tarrantino for exposing the world to the art of Christoph Waltz. Following the MASSIVE success of Inglorious Basterds, Waltz has been everywhere, and following a 30 year career, he is finally being exposed to the masses. This year alone he has 2 movies awaiting release after he started the year playing the Villain in Seth Rogen’s Green Hornet. If you haven’t taken the time to witness Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz, do it now. Rumor has it, Waltz and Tarrantino will be back together in 2012 for a western!! Bring it on.

Check him out this summer in:

Water for Elephants

The Three Musketeers

And if you’re like me and you even farther into the future, 2012 also brings:

God of Carnage


 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Movies

 

The Raging Wrestler That Watched One Fly Over the Cuckoos Nest With The Godfather

It’s rare to find an actor whose entire line of work is worth seeing, but four men in particular continue to stand the test of time. If you have a chance to, spend the time to see the work of Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Robert Deniro, and Mickey Rourke. If you have any doubts about these men, here’s a few of their films that I promise are worth your time.

Marlon Brando:

On The Waterfront

The Godfather

Mutiny on The Bounty

Brando is arguably the greatest actor of all time, and if that seems too much to chew then let’s just agree on top 3 of all time. No one was more dedicated, and in some moments, more obsessed with his craft. An honorable mention would be Apocalypse Now, and thats if you want to see the fat version of Brando get a machete to the neck.

Jack Nicholson:

Easy Rider

One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

As Good As It Gets

Nicholson was tough to narrow three films down for, but with these three you can’t go wrong. If you honestly need to do extensive film research to validate Nicholson then I’ll assume you’re a 10 year old girl who only watched the Disney Channel.

Robert Deniro

The Godfather Part II

Taxi Driver

Raging Bull

Another man obsessed with his craft and man did it pay off! It’s rare to find a poor performance from Deniro pre 2000, because in recent years he has been slacking but that’s understandable in his old age. Rumor has it there has been a Taxi Driver sequel in the works with Deniro reprising the role of Travis Bickle, keep you fingers crossed!

Mickey Rourke:

The Pope Of Greenwich Village

Barfly

The Wrestler

Interesting choice, I know. But I truly enjoy everything Mickey Rourke has created especially these three films. He has been through a plethora of personal issues and has come out on top. The Wrestler was the perfect film for Rourke to come back with, but I’m still bitter he lost to Sean Penn for the Oscar, WEAK!

There you have it! Check out these twelve films whenever you find yourself having a few days to veg out and enjoy some cinema.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2011 in Movies

 

2012 Oscar Predictions

I realize the Oscars were only a month ago, but why not make some early predictions for next year and when the trophies start getting handed out, let’s see how close I was. All these predictions are pending on release dates for certain films, so some of these might have to wait till 2013 to take home Oscars.

Best Actor: Leonardo Dicaprio in J. Edgar

(Leonardo Dicaprio as J. Edgar Hoover on the set of J. Edgar)

This award is so overdue. Playing Famed FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover, Leo has finally taken the role that will push his limits. Rumor has it, the film, which is directed by Clint Eastwood, will address Hoovers closeted homosexuality, as well as his cross dressing. The Academy loves it!

Possible spoilers: Brad Pitt in Moneyball, Michael Shannon in The Iceman

(L-Brad Pitt as Billy Beane on the set of Moneyball, R-Michael Shannon)

Best Actress:Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

(Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher on the set of The Iron Lady)

She’s been nominated more times than I can count, and she has taken home two trophies, but NONE since 1982 (Sophie’s Choice) In The Iron Lady, Streep will portray former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and this role was made for Streep and I guarantee she’ll kill it.

Possible spoilers: Michelle Williams in My Week With Marilyn, Rooney Mara in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

(L-Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, R-Rooney Mara as the girl with the dragon tattoo)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Armie Hammer in J. Edgar

(Armie Hammer as Clyde Tolson in J. Edgar, on set with co star Leonardo Dicaprio)

He was unbelievable in The Social Network, and in J. Edgar, he’ll be playing the rumored lover of J. Edgar Hoover. This is a risky role for any actor to take, but Hammer will deliver and the Academy will deliver the gold.

Possible spoilers: John C. Reilly in We Need To Talk About Kevin, Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Moneyball

(L-John C. Reilly, R-Phillip Seymour Hoffman as Art Howe in Moneyball)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Jessica Chastain in The Tree of Life

(Jessica Chastain in The Tree of Life)

To be honest, I am picking her solely from viewing the trailer and it looks like she plays a significant part in this film. She’s young, she’s talented, give it to her!

Possible spoiler: Naomi Watts in J. Edgar, Marion Cottilard in Midnight in Paris

(L-Naomi Watts, R-Marion Cotillard on the set of Midnight in Paris with costar Owen Wilson)

Best Director: Terrence Malick for The Tree of Life

He’s a genius, plain and simple and he hasn’t directed a film in over 6 years. He’s been nominated before for The Thin Red Line, time to take it home.

Best Picture: The Tree of Life

The cast, the story, and the director. Nothing coming out in 2011 has this type of caliber behind, the only thing hindering this film is its early release, May 2011. We will see if this film runs out of steam, or continues to roll over the competition.

Possible spoilers: The Ides of March, J. Edgar, War Horse

So there it is! $100 bucks for each right answer, see you in a year.

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in Movies