‘The Judge’

Robert Duvall is nominated this year for playing the title character in this courtroom drama.  The strong patriarch with three sons with different personalities, a death on a fishing boat, Robert Friggin Duvall; impossible not to draw comparisons to ‘The Godfather’.  I’d still like to see Duvall, Robert Downey Jr, and Vincent D’Onofrio in an […]

My Two Cents on the New Huck Finn

  I was flipping through the channels last night when I came across Tropic Thunder again.  I remember before the film came out and I saw stills like the one above and I thought, “Man…..”  It was a bold move, but in context it’s a sharp satire – a (white) Method actor so committed to […]

I Love L.A. – #3 Arclight Cinemas

  In a company town like this, there is no shortage of screens to see films, old and new.  I get out to the Landmark once in a while, the Grove is still nice just because of the shopping center that surrounds it.  From a purely film geek, filmgoer experience, I will always have a […]

Sherlock Holmes

  Sherlock Holmes is the latest character to get a ‘reboot’ for today’s generation in an attempt to start a new Hollywood franchise.  And in this case…I think they got it right (as a film, the box office will decide if it becomes a franchise of course).  Robert Downey Jr. continues to make all of […]

The Soloist

  He’s a clown, he’s one of the funniest fools in Hollywood, but movies like The Soloist remind you that Jamie Foxx can really, really act.  This film was originally supposed to come out during awards season; we got a long way to go to get to award season 09 but Jamie’s performance here could […]

Best Supporting Actor

  The nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role are: Josh Brolin in “Milk” Robert Downey Jr. in “Tropic Thunder” Philip Seymour Hoffman in “Doubt” Heath Ledger in “The Dark Knight” Michael Shannon in “Revolutionary Road” What might happen: (chuckling to myself…) Who will probably win: Hee hee hee… Who I’m […]