Thursday, February 12, 2009

'Randy the Ram' for the win!

Looks like the only real suspense at next Sunday's Oscars is the race for Best Actor, which is neck-and-neck between Sean Penn for his role as gay icon Harvey Milk in "Milk" and Mickey Rourke for his comeback performance in "The Wrestler". I've seen both films and if I had a vote it'd go to Rourke, no question. Penn did a fine job, but any decent actor could have excelled in that fey, showy role. However, NO ONE could do what Mick did as "Randy the Ram", which was expose his personal demons as well as his immense talents and deliver an unforgettable, heartbreaking performance. The Oscars always fuck up though ("Crash" over "Brokeback Mountain", anyone?) so Penn is more likely to pull it out, but I'll be giving Rourke a standing ovation (as would the Kodak Theatre audience I'm sure) if he manages to pull off the win.

1 comment:

  1. Shouldn't "for the win" be spelled "FTW" ?? C'mon, man ... where's your sense of cool ironic hipster detachment?


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