Looking Forward to This Summer’s Movies

3 05 2009

May just crept across the calendar, and we can legitimately start to think about this summer’s movies. I found this preview of the summer’s offerings in the Dallas Morning News, it’s worth taking a look.

I had not seen previews yet for Public Enemy, but these two critics seem especially high on the movie, which features Christian Bale and Johnny Depp. Definitely seems to be worth a look.

Also looking good for this summer is the comedy scene- A Judd Apatom film (Funny People) and a movie featuring Sacha Baron Cohen (Bruno) will be coming out, and neither one of those made the best comedy film of the summer, at least for these two critics.



What a shocker Sean Penn wins Best Actor

23 02 2009

What a shocker Sean Penn won best actor for portraying Harvey Milk in the movie titled Milk.

Did he really deserve this award? Probably not.

Mickey Rourke’s portrayal of a washed up wrestler was a tremendous acting job, but he basically killed his chances at winning best actor in the Oscars by saying something positive about President Bush when he won best actor in the Golden Globes.

Also, Clint Eastwood’s performance in Gran Torino far surpasses Penn’s role in Milk. It was a poor job by the Academy to not even nominate him for this.

I am in no way saying that Penn didn’t deserve a nomination but it was clear that as soon as he was nominated he would win no question. Penn is a great actor but his views sometimes get in the way of his acting.

There were better movies, and better actors this year. Dark Knight not even being nominated after making over a billion dollars was a joke. I dont know there were just a few questions in this years Academy Awards, but congratulations to Slumdog Millionaire for cleaning up winning multiple awards including best movie.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke