After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Director: David O. Russell
Writers: David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick(novel)
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
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Busy weekend for yours truly – this is the first time in a long while (probably in the last six months or so) where I was actually able to pull off seeing TWO movies in one weekend. How about that, eh? And it only gets better – I already have plans this Friday night to see Green Lantern, so make that THREE films in one week. Not too shabby, if I may say so.
But I’ll save the Green Lantern and DC Comics chatter for this weekend. Right now, it’s all about X-Men and Marvel, and I figured I’d start my pair of reviews with the film that I saw SECOND, not for any particular reason, mainly because it came out before the other film (Super 8) did, so I decided that I’d post this one first. Plus, what do X-Men: First Class and Super 8 have in common? There are already great reviews for these films that can be found on this site (FK99 did X-Men, while Adolfo tackled Super 8). Then again, you know what they say – it’s never official unless I, SportsGuy515, review it (hahaha, just kidding).
SO, without further adieu, let’s get on with my take on X-Men: First Class…
All of the ripped ticket stubs – all of money spent on concessions – all of my movie reviews – have lead up to THIS – the one night that recognizes the best in film of the past year – the Academy Awards.
As I did last year (in my “Epitome of Randomness” section of Issue #9 of The Wide World of Sports-Entertainment), I will be previewing tomorrow night’s (or tonight’s, depending on what time you’re reading this) ceremony by breaking down the 6 major awards categories (Best Picture, Best Director, and the 4 Acting Awards) and giving my predictions for each one. Do I expect the Academy to throw a few swerves this year? Possibly – in a couple of categories – but for more on that, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and click on the link below to check out my OFFICIAL OSCAR PREVIEW.
Another indie film is on deck – nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Actress (Drama) for Jennifer Lawrence. Not familiar with that name? Well, neither was I – so I had to look her up. She’s pretty much an up-and-coming actress, having most recently snagged the role of Mystique in the forth-coming X-Men prequel X-Men: First Class. But her role in Winter’s Bone was definitely her breakout role.