They should have given Brad Pitt, an Oscar a long time ago for 'Legends of the Fall', when as a young actor, he could still give a performance full of raw emotion.
'Waltz With Bashir', an animated documentary from Israel has deservedly won the Best Documentary award. It is a juggernaut of a film, the most revealing war film ever made. It is Ari Folman's confessional account of what he experienced as a young soldier in 1982, the time when Israel invaded Lebanon.
Based on Dallas pastor T. D. Jakes novel, the film promotes Christian views of marital bonds i. e. they should be treated as sacred, lasting and stronger, not to mention faith in God. An overwrought drama, the film is full of clichéd characters, with a stale story line that undermines the film's wholesome message.
The Catholics aren’t the only ones with a monopoly over exorcism fests, you just have to watch David Goyer’s film ‘The Unborn’, infused with Jewish folklore, Kabbalah, including memories of Auschwitz, to realize the common theme of demons and beasts populate other religions, too.
Clint Eastwood, before cornering the market with his scowling, steely-eyed look in spaghetti westerns, he starred in 1955s Tarantula' as the jet pilot responsible for dropping a napalm bomb on a giant spider. But, since his face was covered by a helmet, no one got to see his face. However, in 'Gran Torino', he not only gets to scowl, but now also gets to show-off his great growl.
Based loosely on a minor F. Scott Fitzgerald story, 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' is an anecdote stretched to would-be epic proportions. The film, with Brad Pitt, playing the title character of a man who ages backward, is about Benjamin Button, born in New Orleans towards the end of World War I.
Canine comedy 'Marley & Me' surprise pick of the litter, gave Hollywood just what it wanted for Xmas. The story of a newly wed couple and their rambunctious pet fetched a whopping $51.7-million over four days after its' Christmas Day release. A big win for man's best friend, as wells as, 'Friend(s)' Jennifer Aniston, who was a big part of the movie's promotional effort.
The movie based on a novel by Richard Yates narrates the story of a couple in an unhappy wedlock. The novel and the movie are set in 1955. Frank and April, the chief protagonists are played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Both the characters are plagued by extreme self-consciousness and a feeling of superiority.
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