Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I've been busy...watching movies!!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 1

I haven't blogged in over a month. In that time so much has happened. The super bowl, Oscar nominations, SHUTTER ISLAND. But I have to be honest's not like I'm out curing cancer, I've just been working and watching movies and sometimes watching movies while I work and even occasionally skipping work to watch a movie! In the past month I've seen so many movies that it's hard to think of which ones I need to let my peoples know about so they can change your lives like they did mine. I went ape shit for Shutter Island, I love everything Dicaprio and this one just solidifies it for me even more. What Scorsese is to the world of cinema is an absolute truly doesn't get better than Martin Scorsese. With Shutter Island he proves once again that he is the master of all cinema in tackling the horror/sduspense genre with the same commitment and perfect touch as he does the gangster epic or the biopic...I love all his films and when he's got Leo it just makes it even more enjoyable. If you haven't seen it yet, GO SEE IT! I also recently watched Edge of Darkness. And I have to say, it's definitely just your run of the mill revenge/action/drama but boy was it AWESOME to see Mel Gibson back on the big screen. That man has a special place in my heart, always has and always will. I could care less if he's kinda crazy, the same goes for Tom Cruise. Whether you rent it or see it in theaters, give Edge Of Darkness a go... Mel deserves it. Other movies to see if you want a good time, Everyone's Fine with Bobby DeNiro... I cried and cried on this beautiful movie about a father who takes a road trip to visit all his kids after finding out they won't be making it home for Christmas. It was a beautiful movie. Strangely got panned by critics but I can't understand why, this does happen sometimes. We'll get a movie so full of heart and one that truly gets it right and it'll get panned across the board. Some examples include: Prime, Spanglish, My Sisters Keeper, 50 First Dates, just to name a few. These are movies that got it right but critics ripped to hell. Ahh fuck them eh! Okay on to the Oscars... Ahhh! So we have ten best picture nominations this year, I don't know how I feel about that just yet. On one hand it should make for an interesting show, will most likely be a shitload of fun but on the other hand we have TEN nominations. It feels like it might cheapen it a little bit. Now I can't help but wonder if this has anything to do with last year and films like The Dark Knight or Iron Man or Wall-E not getting the nod for best pic, that and also ratings I'm sure. But, Fuck all that. It's a celebration of movies, who cares if The Blind Side gets a best picture nomination after just being an okay movie, hey, District 9 got one too, so I can't complain. If I had it my way we'd just give Tarantino all the awards this year for making one hell of a masterpiece!!! In a perfect world right... I promise y'all, back in less than a week for Oscar predictions and my review on the Bruce Willis/Tracy Morgan buddy cop movie! I gotta go now- I feel a nostalgic Mel Gibson moment coming on! Later-