The Ides of March

George Clooney’s latest, ‘The Ides of March’, is about a young idealistic campaign manager who finds his ideals challenged and must make the choice of whether to stick to his guns or ‘play the game’.  It’s a good film and I’ve gone on record of being someone who drinks the Clooney Kool-Aid. But having said […]

Best Supporting Actress

  Here are the nominees for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Amy Adams in ‘Doubt’ Penelope Cruz in ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’ Viola Davis in ‘Doubt’ Taraji P. Henson in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’ Marisa Tomei in ‘The Wrestler’ What may happen:  The people who love ‘Doubt’ may split […]

My Golden Globe Pics

  Alright gang, the Globes is this weekend, and as you can probably guess, I’ve seen almost every nominated film and performance.  Here are my picks for the film categories: Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy or Musical I could make a case for Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia (the biggest hit) or […]

The Wrestler

  Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei are both nominated for Golden Globes for their acting in The Wrestler.  Now, I can’t say I’m a card carrying member of the Mickey Rourke Fan Club; he’s alright of course, but his ‘peak’ was before I started loving movies. The reason this movie was on  my must see […]