The annual ridiculous award season is upon us and seeing as we all know who'll win for Best Actor I thought I'd write about the movies that are up for the great prize.
I've seen only two. The King's Speech and Black Swan. Of the two The King's Speech is far superior in that (1) it has a complete beginning, middle and end; and (b) Colin Firth is good to look at, and (iii) it made some sense.
The Black Swan had none of these.
Natalie Portman was very good but - oh my - the scene when she's walking and her legs bend backward like a Florida lawn ornament. Eeeh! The whole movie was like a Salvador Dali painting - quicksilver - you can't really grasp anything.
I had a thought that Colin Firth was just doing Darcy as an older man in the movie. Similar expressions and personality. Darcy at fifty getting the oscar! Who'd have imagined.
Three Musketeers in 3D
Can't wait for this movie with two of my favorite actors - Ray Stevenson and the absolutely wonderful Mathew Macfadyen (in yet another bad haircut) Well, I hope this is a good movie because the both deserve a big break.
I watched the first episode of Any Human Heart (again my boy Matthew) but couldn't watch the second - it was way too sad. I cried like a baby when I finished the book and was depressed for a couple of days. I'm telling you, men authors can be quite the sad sacks. I haven't read any Nicholas Sparks but I hear he's sort of rude and besides all the movies of his books end with the hero dying. I'm getting depressed again. Time for....