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Saturday, February 22, 2014

American Gangster Revisited ... and a Look At The Forever War (coming soon).

Ridley Scott directed one of the better films we've seen in a while.  A cast that includes Ruby Dee, Denzel, Crowe (who's NJ accent is borderline awful), Brolin (great as Trupo), Ejiofor, Cuba Gooding ( in his best performance ever), Assante( who comes up short in his role as the DC), and many more - including:  Hawkes, Williams, +

The soundtrack is filled with good bass, and I even purchased the soundtrack.

Ridley Scott knows how to get it done.

Joe Haldeman is a science fiction writer who actually visited my college and gave a reading.  He comes from a low profile setting, but he is an amazing writer.  One of his better works is "The Forever War" a wonderful book to read.

Scott purchased the rights back in 2009 and we are still waiting for something to happen.

I suggest picking up the book, it is a good experience.


Enjoy.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Poor Minds Choose Jesse Eisenberg as New Lex Luthor- The Joke Is On Us!



Can they really be serious?  Okay, we continue to hope the script has little Lex Luthor.  How can you take an iconic villain, and simply destroy his value by casting a dorky looking , annoying, un-intimidating, harmless, mediocre type actor like Eisenberg?

Well, after seeing Cranston in Total Recall, I am glad they did not choose him.  It was Joaquin Phoenix who would have played the best Lex Luthor - and with Michael Douglas issuing his official stamp of approval on comic book films, by accepting the role of Hank Pym in Ant Man, it is a surprise that Phoenix would decline such an offer.

It is such a sad news event. 



So now the list includes Hackman, Spacey, and naturally, Jesse Eisenberg.

Can't get much worse, my friends.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It's Time: The Long Walk



The Hunger Games.  Battle Royale.


These two films followed the original story idea set down in "The Long Walk."  It's one of the best dystopian, game-oriented settings and tales ever.  The scariest of the three.  Too frightening to make.

It's time...

He-Man, too.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

E.G. Daily Deserves A Little Respect... Check It.

Here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-XB1DDiu5c&feature=sharenoembed&list=RDU9QEru1ic2Q&index=12

Remember her from Pee Wee's Big Adventure?  Better Off Dead?

She Kicks aSS.

You know her, she's the girl who sang at the "disco" dance in Better Off Dead.

You're really bringing me over, man.

Wonder what she's up to>?
 

Here's One OF THE BIGGEST Heavy HITTERS YOU'll see from the 80's - Don't Mess WIth...

Well, listen and you'll figure it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRKx0mNDips&list=RDU9QEru1ic2Q&feature=sharenoembed&index=10


-The Web Master
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GFU Annual First Quarter Film Contest: Good luck...


This song is featured in one of the top ten best film of the EIGHTIES (comedy),  Please name the film.

"Hint:  Love...The Language of Love."


 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Ace of Spades- Examining the Possible Illuminati Connection.

Wow.  You'd think a guy like Phil was more of a straight shooter.

Hoffman was great- not just great - but over the top masterful in Boogie Nights, Hard Eight, Magnolia, and especially in The Talented Mr. Ripley.  He plays a character in Ripley that makes what is intended to be an uncomfortable situation, into a really, really bad  and uncomfortable situation.  His acting was perfect.

Now, Hoffman and I had our differences over the years, but he always managed to win me over with some great work.  I thought Ledger could have won the Oscar for his role in Brokeback Mountain.  Hoffman's performance was unmatchable, by all means, for sure.  However, I tend to agree with what Ledger said about it:

"I thought this award is for best acting, not best over-acting." and I can see where he is coming from with that statement.

Still, with an Oscar, three additional nominations... three kids, and $35 million in the bank, I am frustrated as to how PSH could not manage his dope.

After Phil won the Oscar - his career was officially gilded.  When Mission Impossible needed a good, quality, crowd -drawing villain - the only man for the task was Hoffman.

Here's a look at his run:

05: Oscar, Best Actor
07:  Nominated Best Supporting Actor (Wilson's War), BAFT Nomination for Savages.
08:  Nod for Best Supporting Actor in Doubt- again facing off against Ledger.

With Ledger dying in an almost identical fashion as Phil - the only difference being that Ledger's finder cleaned up the scene of all visible drugs - and probably took the needle out - this was not the case for Phil.

Ledger had died but he turned in the best performance ever - in film - in a long time.  While not perfect, it was great - especially the scenes when he tells the story of his father... "Why So Serioussss-uh."
Well, in order for Ledger to do the almost impossible - and win a post-humous Oscar - he would have to get past Phil's performance in Doubt.  Oh, and it was a stunning performance by Phil.  Any other year man, he would have won,,, but thankfully, Ledger pulled the Oscar down.

From there, in 08, things quieted down a bit for Phil.  He was so spectacular in "When The Devil Knows Your Dead," Sidney Lumet's last film in 2007.  Highly enjoyable... he is railing coke in his office and  a co-worker walks in on him - too funny man, too funny.

2012:  The Master- Nominated Best Supporting Actor; here's a look at who gave him the win in that category (unfortunately, Waltz won again for Django - which I completely disagree with.

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2012Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting ActorThe MasterWon
2012Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor[3]The MasterWon



Most recently, Phil turned in another spectacular performance when he took the small, unrewarding role of Art Howe in Moneyball.  I did not see him coming in this film.  I read the book, and knew that critics were chatting Pitt up, and I hate Jonah Hill.  To see Hoffman in thisd film, and the jo he did was just incredible.  He makes what is intended to e an extremely uncomfortable situation= even more sharper as he askls for his contract to be extended.  This will be one of my favorite more recent roles for him... gotta love this guy.  He was something special.


I think we will all be treated to some fine moments on film - his final moments as "A Mst Wanted Man" and the Hunger Games films pay out.  I am glad he chose to do the Hunger Games- I am sure his kids will enjoy them.

Well, it is hard to say goodbye to someone like Phil... especially since he was so young.  He must have wanted OUT because he bought 70 bags of dope - that's 7 bundles, or $700.  Mixing coke and H is dangerous - not good for the heart.  Yet, still, he was injecting H, which is a different game entirely, once you open a direct line to the heart like that - you are a major, major player... and it is care - and one must handle with care when it comes time to pin.

Film will suffer... and it is so sad to think about all the films we will not see, all the roles, we will not be able to enjoy... his death is a crushing blow to humanity... and I am severely upset about it.

We can only enjoy him in his films... all of which are masterful.

While Super Bowl Sunday is highly suspicious-it could be possible that there was some back-lash by the hyper followers of Scientology- who most likely hold L Ron Hubbard with such potent revere that they could have possible done something to him.  He played Lancaster Dodd - and personified the character of Hubbard.  While I feel the date of his death requires additional looking into... I feel they would have taken out Anderson, the director of the film, not Hoffman.  NOte that Hoffman used the phrase "Illuminate" when describing how he brings his characters to life.

Still, there is a lot to look into.  For now, it is a time to celebrate one of humanity's greatest acting talents... the one ... the ONLY... Phillip Seymour Hoffman.  Rest IN Peace my friend,,, we loved ya, pal.


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Phil S. Hoffman > #3 Greatest Living Actor > Illuminati - Overdose Manhattan Phillip Seymour Hoffman- Superbowl Sunday Feb 2 2014



Too much of a coincidence with the timing here.  Looks like an illuminati sacrifice to the Satanic Baphomet - unbelievable. He was 46 years old.

Hoffman lived in the West Village and cops found him in the bathroom.

Here's a look at his filmography.  This is a guy who , when hot, could not be beat.  His abilities made Hollywood a very special place.  Without him, the industry will suffer.

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Law & OrderSteven HanauerTV Series – Episode: "The Violence of Summer" (credited as Philip Hoffman)
1991Triple Bogey on a Par Five HoleKlutch
1992SzulerMartin
1992My New GunChris
1992Leap of FaithMatt
1992Scent of a WomanGeorge Willis, Jr.Credited as Philip S. Hoffman
1993Joey BreakerWiley McCall
1993My Boyfriend's BackChuck Bronski
1993Money for NothingCochran
1994The GetawayFrank Hansen
1994The YearlingBuckTV Film
1994When a Man Loves a WomanGary
1994Nobody's FoolOfficer Raymer
1995The Fifteen Minute HamletBernardo, Horatio & Laertes
1996Hard EightYoung Craps Player
1996TwisterDustin "Dusty" Davis
1997Boogie NightsScotty J.
1997Liberty! The American RevolutionJoseph Plumb Martin
1998CultureBill
1998MontanaDuncan
1998Next Stop WonderlandSeanNominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
1998The Big LebowskiBrandt
1998HappinessAllen
1998Patch AdamsMitch Roman
1999FlawlessRusty Zimmerman
1999MagnoliaPhil Parma
1999The Talented Mr. RipleyFreddie Miles
2000Titanic 2000Himself
2000State and MainJoseph Turner White
2000Almost FamousLester Bangs
2001The Party's OverHimselfTheatrically released as Last Party 2000
2002Love LizaWilson Joel
2002Punch-Drunk LoveDean TrumbellNominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
2002Red DragonFreddy Lounds
200225th HourJacob Elinsky
2003Owning MahownyDan Mahowny
2003Cold MountainReverend Veasey
2004Along Came PollySandy Lyle
2005Strangers with CandyHenry, Board Of Education
2005Empire FallsCharlie Mayne
2005CapoteTruman Capote
2006Mission: Impossible IIIOwen DavianNominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2007Before the Devil Knows You're DeadAndy Hanson
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Actor of the Year
  • Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Cast
  • Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
  • Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actor
2007The SavagesJon Savage
2007Charlie Wilson's WarGust Avrakotos
2008Synecdoche, New YorkCaden Cotard
2008DoubtFather Brendan Flynn
2009Mary and MaxMax Jerry Horowitz(Voice Only)
2009The Boat That RockedThe CountReleased as Pirate Radio in the United States and as Radio Rock Revolution in Germany
2009The Invention of LyingJim the Bartender
2009ArthurWill ToffmanEpisode: No Acting Please
Nominated — Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer In An Animated Program
2010Jack Goes BoatingJack
2011MoneyballArt Howe
2011The Ides of MarchPaul ZaraNominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2012The MasterLancaster DoddAlliance of Women Film Journalists Award For Best Supporting Actor
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
International Cinephile Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
International Online Film Critics' Poll Award for Best Supporting Actor[21]
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
London Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Volpi Cup for Best Actor (shared with Joaquin Phoenix)
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor[22]
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture[23]
Nominated — Houston Film Critics Society for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor[24]
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture[25]
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
2012A Late QuartetRobert Gelbart
2013The Hunger Games: Catching FirePlutarch Heavensbee
2014A Most Wanted ManG√ľnther Bachmann
2014The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1Plutarch HeavensbeeCompleted
2014God's PocketAlso producer
2015The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2Plutarch HeavensbeeFilming

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Spoils System Strikes Hollywood in 2014... Time For Us to Suffer...

Jonah Hill took only $60k and won the Azoff role in "Wolf."  A notable, successful actor had been quoted as saying: "I can't compete with that,  Who wants to work for free?  I have four car payments, and girlfriends who love me for my money, I can't work fro free.  Whern I saw what J was doing, I knew it was over.  You can't trsut sneaky people like that: one minute they are fat slobs, the next minute they are ugly skinny people.  Screw it," he said, in response to earlier interest he had publicly acknowledged in the film.

Jonah Hill and Jesse Eisenberg are apparebnlty working for free to win coveted roles.

I guess if you look like they do- and have to stare back in the mirror at nerdy, goofy losers each day, you could see their desperation nhas its origin.
Hill at least made me laugh in THE END but it is Eisenberg who will cathc today's wrath.

JE has been miscast as Lex Luthor and it is an awful move.  Apparently, the prick aplied for the job.  His sour faced role as the geek in Facebook-based "Social Network"would have been his audition tape.

A four foot Lex Luthor, really intimidating.  Now, if it could get any worse, they hired the guy who could pla a great Lex Luthor as a janitor: Jeremy Irons.  It should be the other way around.

Well, I'm sure more spoils are in store.  More pain...such a good role for Joaquin Phoenix, too.  This sucks.

Here's to JH and JE: