Valkyrie- a film about a real life plot by Nazi's to assassinate Adolf Hitler on July 20, 1944. Starring Tom Cruise (Lions for Lambs), Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End), and Terrence Stamp (Yes Man). The film is a bit draggy at times, but the last hour really makes up for it. For the most part the story was told very well. I think they should have gone more deeply in the relationship between Colonel Stauffenberg, and his family to make it a bit more emotional. The film lacks emotional depth, but still a film to watch.
The Wrestler- a film about a retired wrestler known as Randy "The Ram" Robinson, and the trials he faces in his life. Starring Mickey Rourke (Sin City), Marisa Tomei (Wild Hogs), and Evan Rachel Wood (Across The Universe). A film by acclaimed director, Darren Aronofsky. Its a truly griping and emotional film. Beautifully crafted and great acting by Rourke. Aronofsky does it again with a kick ass film. Anyone who says wrestling is fake after watching this guy's life in this film, will shut up in his or her seat. All wrestling fans need to see this film, and even if you aren't you still need to see it.
An American Carol - * (2/10)
- 2008 spoof movie that spends 80 minutes bashing Michael Moore. This is easily David Zucker's least funniest movie. It is wretched, and i didnt laugh once. The only way youd find this even remotely funny is if you HATE Michael Moore. And i dont HATE Michael Moore. I also was kind of offended with the way it constantly made fun of documentaries. There was even a choke about how they dont make much money. Fahrenheit 9/11 bankrolled Moore over 100 million, this movie didnt make it to 10 mill. I think the spoof movie is the dead duck of business now.
Dorm - ** (4/10)
- 2006 thai horror flick. Well, its marketed as a horror flick but that really isnt what it is at all. Its got some creepy atmospherics, but its mostly a drama about a boy who befriends a ghost in his dorm. Despite the good reviews, i found myself unable to get into it, and it was generally boring with an uninteresting story. I was relieved when the credits rolled on this dud.
cool and smooth, that's how i play.
QUIZ OF THE YEAR FIELDING & BRAND (BUT MOSTLY FIELDING) SWAG
Aging wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson's star has faded long ago and all that's left now is a broken man.
Lots of hype for this one and I for one had very high expectations, I can't say it quite reached it as a whole but Micky Rourke's depiction of *cough* Jake the snake *cough* The Ram is simply phenomenal. He owns each scene with a very subtle and powerful performance. He's got to win something this award season for this. Great job by Marissa Tomei as well I just wish her background was explored a bit more. As far as how wrestling is portrayed Aronofsky treated the sport we all love with great respect and brutal authenticity. Great to see the likes of Ernest the Cat and other real wrestlers involved. There should be a prerequisite to watch this film before joining these forums.
Jean-Claude Van Damme gets stuck in the middle of a bank robbery and portays himself in this movie. He tells some of his own lifestory and convinced me that he's actually a good actor (see monolouge scene for proof). Very interesting film that's worthy of everyones attention. Easily the best movie Van Damme has done.
A film about retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival
I'll be honest and say that this has to be 1 of the most emotional films i've ever watched. Rourke's performance from beginning to end is along with Ledger in TDK the best i've seen all year. I believe that not only every wrestling fan should see it, but even people that don't watch wrestling.
And you can believe that almost every wrestler, past, present and future are going to watch it.
A Walk to Remember- a film about a boy who falls in love with a reserved girl after spending time with her. Starring Shane West (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), and Mandy Moore (License to Wed). Now what is there to remember about this film? I couldn't even remember the lead character's names until the end of the film. I think West could have been easily recast, but that wouldn't save the film. It tries to show emotion, but its way overdone and I could not fall for it. I can't find anything that I like about this film, and I guess if you are a sucker for "emotion" you will fall for this film. I didn't.