Archive for the ‘Biography’ Category

The Fighter

2010

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams

Great movie, even though I find boxing about as entertaining as watching the grass grow. It was the rest of the story that kept me tuned in to the movie.
I know this was based on a true story but I don’t know if it was ‘loosely’ based or not.

Christian Bale is starting to freak me out the way he can skinny down to the size of a major anorexic and plump back up to normal at will. Have you seen The Machinist? Friggin’ weird! Dude is so thin it’s gross.

Anyway, Marky Mark is a bitchin’ little boxer the way he gets in there and kicks a little ass. All with the love and support of his woman, Charlene (Amy Adams).

Oh, and let’s not forget that white trash family of his. What the hell is up with all them sisters livin’ at home at their age? Maybe it’s the fact they all look like they fell out the ugly tree hittin’ every damned branch on the way down!

GADS! That mom!! I just wanted to slap her ho-bag ass back to her couch. If my mom dressed like that I would most certainly be havin’ a sit down with her.

Anyways… the movie is definitely worth watching. I enjoyed it, minus the skanky mom.

I give it four paws up!

Casino Jack

2010

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Barry Pepper and Jon Lovitz

I have to admit, I was expecting more from this film. I was seriously bored to tears watching this.

I’ve watched “the politician has screwed the little guy” type films before and my attention never wavered. Watching Casino Jack was like getting teeth pulled without anesthetic at the speed of grass growth.

Now, that being said… A stellar performance by Kevin Spacey. The man never lets you down.

Barry Pepper. What can I say, he looks like a sleazy politician or someone that needs to find his way back to the 70s and his one piece zip-front polyester lounge suit. If his character was made to be hated then they accomplished the goal. GADS! I wanted to smack his face off his slimy head.

Anyway, you can like it or you can hate it. I’m giving it a steaming pile of poo rating.

Fair Game

2010

Starring: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn and Sonya Davison

I really didn’t realize how political this movie was going to be and how irritated it was going to leave me.

As far politics and government, like this movie, I do my best to pick and choose what I read. I have to say, I had never heard of what had happened in this movie. None of it surprises me though. Government/Politics = Corruptions/Lies.

Anyway, Naomi Watts did well I guess. I’m not much of a fan and I can never remember that I don’t really like her acting until she’s on my screen.

Sean Penn, however; HOLY HELL! He was the perfect person to cast as the husband. I’d like to see him up at the White House kickin’ a little ass. If it wasn’t for his fantastic performance I think I would have done a little multitasking through the movie.

So, if you’re in to watching movies about how screwed up our government is, then I recommend this movie. If you really don’t want to know then just walk away… far, far away…

Ned Kelly: take two

The first time I heard of this movie it was a trailer on another movie. I wrote down the name of it with a list of other movies I wanted to see. After the movie I was watching was over I went to find this one. I searched Netflix, Redbox and the library. The only place that had a movie by the name of Ned Kelly was the library. So I put it on hold and waited for it to come in.

It was a really long wait. By the time I got the movie I had almost forgotten what it was about and who was in it. The cover didn’t look familiar at all. I soon found out why.

The movie I checked out was the 1970 version of Ned Kelly starring none other than Mick Jagger. You heard me, Mick Jagger. Yikes! The man may be able to sing but he can’t act his way out of a paper bag. What a horrible horrible movie.

Some people should stick to what they do best, and for Mick it ain’t acting. I did take into consideration the fact that it was 1969-70 when it was filmed. Didn’t matter, the acting sucked. Period.

After watching that monstrosity, I again searched for the movie I had seen in the trailer. The movie that looked much more interesting that the one I just watched. Luckily I found information on it on IMDB.com. This version starred Heath Ledger, a much better actor. With this information I went in search of a copy I could watch, again I came up empty handed. I put it in my Netflix que, just in case.

A few days ago I checked my Netflix and there it was ready for me to watch on my computer. Hooray!

So, without further ado. Let me present…

Ned Kelly: 2004

Starring: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush

First off… MUCH BETTER MOVIE!

The Ned in this version did not start out looking or acting like a hoodlum. He was an innocent man accused of something he didn’t do by an arse of a policeman and then did what he thought he had to do.

In the first version ‘ol Mick made the Ned character look like a hoodlum from the get go, and just kept it up.

Heath’s portrayal was much more real and believable. I think Ned Kelly would be proud.

The Social Network

2010

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Christopher Lee

I could take or leave this movie, as I didn’t get a whole lot out of it. I mean, did we really need a movie on the founding of Facebook? I think not.

All in all, it’s just not that interesting how he got to be a bajillionaire.

Gawd! Let’s just hope we don’t end up with a Myspace movie soon. {banging head on keyboard}