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5 Actors Who Just ARE Their Comic-Book Character

Posted in Top 5 Lists with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/08/2014 by McCutcheon

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Everybody loves it when a character is played just right. When every nuance and whim made by the decision of whoever, be it the actor, writer, or director- when it comes together, it’s just fits.

Then there’s the actors who just are their character. Sure, they’re a superhero or exorcist or whatever, but everything they do is the actor themselves pretending to be a genius scientist, rather than fully becoming the character.

And while guys like Denzel Washington have made a career out of doing this, making a major character from a pre-existing franchise your own is something to be proud of, and it’s fun to watch. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Posted in Reviews! with tags , , , , , on 04/02/2014 by McCutcheon

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Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum

Rated R for language, some sexual content and violence, Running time 100 minutes, Comedy/Drama

Compare to: The Brothers Bloom (2008), Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

It’s almost irrelevant to review a Wes Anderson movie at this point. It’s not necessarily a “if you’ve seen one, you’ve seen’em all” situation as much as it is a “You know this movie is good, it’s just a matter of time before you get the chance.”

Any prejudicial feelings you may have on Anderson’s oh-so quirky overtones and hipster sensibilities are quickly done away with once you actually start watching the movie. It happens to me every time. Continue reading