All Gayness Aside, Penn’s ‘Milk’ Is Great

Milk (2008)

I’m not normally a fan of “based on a true story” movies simply because there normally isn’t enough drama involved (unless you’ve got a story like Miracle).  That said, Milk really wasn’t on my radar cause I’m not a big Sean Penn fan either.  However, once the reviews came out I knew that I had to see it simply to see how well Penn pulled off the role of Harvey Milk. If you’re familiar with … Continue reading

WrestleMania 25 Recap – Lackluster Show With A Couple Of Standouts

WrestleMania 25 Logo

Pip, my brother and I got together and carried on our tradition of watching WrestleMania together.  This was the 25th anniversary of the show so were expecting big things and a great show.  What we got (with a couple of exceptions) was neither.  Overall I’d have to say it was a pretty bad show with just a couple of high spots – certainly not what we were expecting from the biggest show of the year… … Continue reading

Who Wants To Be A ‘Slumdog Millionaire’

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

There are quite a few movies out there that get nominated for all kinds of awards that are complete crap.  This however, is not one of them.  Slumdog Millionaire has been nominated for 10 Oscars including Best Picture and it may very well be just that (we’ll leave out the fact that The Wrestler and The Dark Knight weren’t even nominated, but that’s another story).  Directed by Danny Boyle (28 Days Later, Trainspotting, A Life Less … Continue reading

Rourke ready to rumble in Houston – Yahoo! News

Mickey Rourke At Wrestlemania

Rourke ready to rumble in Houston – Yahoo! News. Lord… How I wish this wasn’t real.  The Wrestler is an incredible movie.  It’s great for a variety of reasons but the main reason is that it shows the “real” side of professional wrestling.  It shows how difficult this business can be on the wrestlers.  It shows how much the performers give up for their profession. If this is Rourke’s way of drumming up press for … Continue reading

Wrestling With Greatness – ‘The Wrestler’

The Wrestler (2008)

This is the type of movie that Oscar loves (as of this writing, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei have both been nominated for their performances and Rourke has already won the Golden Globe for his).  If you’re a wrestling fan you’ll like it.  If you’re a “smart” wrestling fan you’ll love it.  If you’re not into wrestling or you think it’s “fake” you’ll probably hate this flick but might be able to appreciate some of … Continue reading