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Film Of The Day: The Wrestler

I realize I’ve been silent on these “Film of the Day” things the last couple of days, but I’ll try to do these daily the best I can. I’ll do this now, to get it out of the way.

I think “The Wrestler”, starring Mickey Rourke and directed by Darren Aronofsky, was the best film released in 2008. This is really one of my favorite dramas of all time.

It tells the story of Randy “The Ram” Robinson, who is a professional wrestler who works for small independent wrestling companies such as VFW. He also works a part time job at a grocery store and he has a girlfriend who is a stripper. While Randy, struggles to make money and live his life, things around him start to crumble. He becomes addicted to steroids, he loses his stripper girlfriend, he tries to reconcile with his daughter, and many other things. While he tries to get his life back together, there is one thing that he still loves to do, and that is wrestling.

You see, you don’t have to be a fan of professional wrestling yourself, to watch a movie like this. This movie wasn’t made strictly for wrestling fans. It was made to give people insight on what a professional wrestler’s life is like outside of the ring. This film wants to take a realistic approach on things. It’s not just a movie about professional wrestling either. This movie is about what life could be like when a man is aging. While this movie is about a professional wrestler, there isn’t a lot of wrestling scenes in this movie for a reason ’cause this film wants to let people know that wrestlers can be real, and they can be human like us. A lot of professional wrestlers look after this movie ’cause this movie reminded so much of their own life.

Most importantly of all, it’s the acting of the cast, is what made this movie worked, especially Mickey’s performance, and Marisa Tomei was good too. This is a beautiful film, and sad. This movie will bring tears to your eyes for sure. I believe this film should have won, “Best Picture”, that year. Posting about the movie, makes me want to watch this movie again, maybe I will sometime this week.

Kev

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Report: Nicolas Cage confirmed for “Expendables 3”, they finally got him!!!

Sly has been trying to get actor Nicolas Cage, for the first two “Expendables” movies, but Nic Cage kept turning them down. Well, Nic is finally available, and is a go for “Expendables 3”. They don’t say what character Cage will be playing, whether a hero or a villain, but in my opinion, Cage should play the villain. He would make a great badguy for these movies.

Sly says, he wants Mickey Rourke back for the third one. They are also interested in Harrison Ford, and Wesley Snipes.

Deadline, reports.

Hopefully, they’ll get Kurt Russell soon.

Kev

Film Review: Immortals…

Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff
Directed by: Tarsem Singh

Today, I decided to hit the mall to catch a movie, and I ended up seeing, “Immortals” today. Here is my review…

Plot/synopsis: Eons after the Gods won their mythic struggle against the Titans, a new evil threatens the land. Mad with power, King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) has declared war against humanity. Amassing a bloodthirsty army of soldiers disfigured by his own hand, Hyperion has scorched Greece in search of the legendary Epirus Bow, a weapon of unimaginable power forged in the heavens by Ares. Only he who possesses this bow can unleash the Titans, who have been imprisoned deep within the walls of Mount Tartaros since the dawn of time and thirst for revenge. In the king’s hands, the bow would rain destruction upon mankind and annihilate the Gods. But ancient law dictates the Gods must not intervene in man’s conflict. They remain powerless to stop Hyperion…until a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill) comes forth as their only hope. Secretly chosen by Zeus, Theseus must save his people from Hyperion and his hordes.

This film is getting mostly negative reviews by critics and movie fans. The reason I wanted to see this film is because I like Greek mythology, and I was curious on how good Henry Cavill’s acting skills are since he is the new Superman for, “Man of Steel”. I never saw any of his work before, so he is pretty new to me.

So the question is, did I like, “Immortals”? Yes I did. Let me correct that for ya, I actually loved the film a lot. So far, I think this is one of the best films of 2011. I don’t understand how this movie can get negative reviews.

I did think Henry’s acting was very good. As I watched this film, I pictured myself watching, “Man of Steel”. I kept seeing Henry as Superman in this film even though this movie wasn’t Superman. Do I think Henry is going to make a great Superman? Yes. He will make an amazing Superman. Henry Cavill is a very like-able hero. He’s very entertaining on the screen.

The movie was very stylish and different. The visuals and special effects were very impressive. Most 3D movies aren’t very good, 3D effects wise, but this movie looked very good in 3D. I think this movie could get some Oscar nods on Best Visual Effects and Cinematography.

Mickey Rourke plays a great villain like usual. His character in this film, he does a good job on making you want to hate this guy. He’s very evil, scary looking, big and muscular.

There is also plenty of action, violence, and gore throughout the film. I thought the fight scenes were pretty intense. It kept you watching. I thought the best fight scene of the whole movie was when Henry’s character, was fighting this guy dressed up as a horned bull in this small circular room. You probably know the scene I am talking about. Henry is the type of guy that you want to see in action and kick some ass. Henry is a jacked dude in this movie as well.

The most popular complaint about this movie is that most everyone is half naked and shirtless in this movie. Well, if you understand Greek mythology that’s how it always was with people. That was their thing to not wear a lot of clothing.

After watching, “Immortals”, it makes me think that gives me an idea of how they’re going to make the upcoming, “God of War”, movie based on the video game. I thought, “Immortals”, was way better than, “300”, and the “Clash of the Titans” remake.

I thought this film was pretty amazing. Two thumbs up for “Immortals”. Check it out.

Score for “Immortals” = (4 stars as in = “excellent”)

Kev

Iron Man 2 was a really horrible film…wtf???

The cast was great. I like Robert Downey, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johannsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Don Cheadle, Garry Shandling, Sam Rockwell, etc. but even they couldn’t save this movie. It seemed that Jon Favreau hogged up most of the screen time than anybody else in this film which is what annoyed me the most. I absolutely loved the first “Iron Man” film, it was a brilliant film but I think Favreau just ruined the series. The acting was bad, writing was bad, terrible filming, etc. I can go on. Mickey Rourke’s villain charactter, Whiplash was very cool, but he wasn’t used much in the film. There was too much story, not enough action. When you see an Iron Man movie, you want to see a lot of action, I felt this movie failed to have that. This is the worst movie I’ve seen of 2010 so far. It’s nothing I would watch again.

Kev

Report: In defense of Mickey Rourke’s “most actors suck” comments…sorry, he has some valid points…

Mickey Rourke recently had an interview with Parade.com website, he said a comment that is creating some controversy online. Mickey Rourke says:

“You can be less than mediocre and be a f—ing movie star. I have respect for very few actors and actresses.” 

and…

“”Some of them get a lot of acclaim but just because their movie made $200 million at the box office; they still suck. I got no respect for them and I used to let them know it. It was important for me to put that aside and go, ‘You know what? This is a business. If you kiss the right ass and you get lucky on a movie or two, you could last 10 years.’ So, now, I just keep my mouth shut and pet my chihuahuas.”

http://celebs.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474978224321

Most bloggers on the internet are slamming Mickey Rourke for his controversial comments on how “most actors and actresses suck”. His opinions maybe harsh, but hey, people, it’s a free country so he has a right for an opinion.

I for one, am with Mickey Rourke, I agree with him 100%. Most actors and actresses do suck these days. There are only very few actors/actresses that I respect that bring out the good acting chops as well. A lot of today’s huge box office movies such as “Avatar”, “Iron Man” and such movies as those…they have actors/actresses in the leading roles of those type of movies which their acting skills aren’t really that great. That’s what Mickey means by his comments. For example, Sam Worthington is a horrible choice for a leading actor in “Avatar” and I think it would be a better movie if they had an actor with the talent. Robert Downey Jr. is okay, but he’s nothing special anymore. I like Robert Downey’s acting in his earlier movies when he was doing all these serious dramas, now he’s a popcorn action star.

There are very few actors and actresses that I respect too. For actors:  Daniel Day Lewis, Al Pacino and George Clooney. Those are actors with actual talent, in my opinion. For actresses I would pick: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, and Kate Winslet. While I like Sly Stallone, I’ll admit he isn’t the best actor in the world, I just like him for the entertainment, nothing more. The same with Arnie Schwarzenegger.

Mickey wants people to look at the actor’s talent. Not worrying about how much money a movie makes. You have to admit that Mickey is so right on everything he says. The only reason the online world is mad at his opinions because they know he’s right on the money. I also think Mickey Rourke is a talented actor himself, he’s been in lots of great flicks. Of course, I think “The Wrestler” is his best movie.

Kev

Lauren Jones, is a new hot babe for “The Expendables”…

This is Lauren Jones, a supermodel/actress/WWE Diva who plays Mickey Rourke’s girlfriend in, “The Expendables”. Mickey Rourke is playing a guy named, Tool, in “The Expendables”.

Finally, you get to see pics of Mickey on set for “The Expendables” in NOLA, hanging with Lauren Jones. This is what Mickey’s character looks like in the film.

Yes, she was a WWE Diva briefly between 2004-2005, she only did the Smackdown brand. She left the WWE to pursue other careers.

Yep, Sly is definitely a big fan of the WWE.

Kev

Mickey Rourke in his Tool costume, posing for a pic with Lauren…

Don’t get any ideas, Sly is a married man, maybe Sly’s wife Jennifer Flavin gave him that cut in the eye after learning Sly hangs with Lauren too much.

Mickey Rourke and Lauren riding the Expendables chopper during filming…

Lauren Jones posing for the camera…

Lauren Jones posing for a pic in the streets of NOLA…

More info on Lauren Jones below:

http://www.myspace.com/laurenjoneswwediva

http://www.laurenjones.net/