Monday, March 29, 2010

Hit The Road, Jack - 24 Ends

For me, the best TV show that has ever hit the airwaves will be wrapping up after their 8th season.

Here are a few great articles about the show's finish and memories.

Various Thoughts

Is there anything more disappointing than going to a movie you’ve been looking forward to seeing – and it sucks?

Now, I wasn’t expecting “She’s Out Of Your League” to be great, but I at least hoped for a laugh here and there…and I really only had one.

There’s no way of getting your money back, no way of getting those 2 hours back, really nothing.

At least Hot Tub Time Machine comes out tonight – that better be good.


On the way home from the movies, Kim and I got talking about actors who we feel are overrated.

Kim’s selection was Will Ferrell. I disagreed.

My choice was Tom Hanks. She disagreed.

There was a survey done recently that Tom Hanks was the most liked actor in Hollywood. Am I the only one who doesn’t get him?

There’s no question he’s a very good actor, award winning and whatnot – I just think he’s a bit overrated. I can only come up with a few movies that he’s really stolen – of course Forrest Gump and Big are two of them.

But most movies I’ve seen him in, he’s not the strongest actor in the film. Some examples for my case:

Apollo 13 – Ed Harris
Toy Story – Tim Allen
Splash – Daryl Hannah
Road To Perdition – Paul Newman
The Green Mile – Michael Clark Duncan
Turner & Hooch – The Dog

Again, no doubt that Tommy is a heck of an thespian, but for the most part I find him to be a bit of an over-actor and a guy who really relies on his others for his performances.


There was a recent survey done by Ipsos-Reid that said for the first time ever, more Canadians are going online than watching TV.

Do you agree? If you had to choose – which one would you pick?

For me, the choice isn’t much of a brain-tickler…I’d give up TV for the internet…for one simple reason that you can watch TV…on the internet.


Oh, and one more thing – it’s 14 days till the Home Opener at Comerica Park…but who’s counting.

Oscar Picks

The Oscars are being handed out on Sunday and even though I won’t spend 5 minutes watching them, that doesn’t mean I can’t make predictions of my own.

Granted I have not seen most of the movies that are up for awards, so most of these picks will be on personal preference of by some bias.

Here we go:

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker…great movies…great story…great characters.

Best Actor: Jeremy Renner for The Hurt Locker…I didn’t see any other nominated performance this year, but Renner’s was very impressive for an unknown.

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side…she did a phenomenal job in this role and has grown up quite a bit from her Speed days.

Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz for Inglorious Basterds…maybe my favourite performance of any actor in any movie this year.

Best Supporting Actress: I didn’t see any of these nominees…but from what I hear Mo’Nique did a superb job in Precious.

But of course, most of the nominations are those of the Academy. The white-haired, no risk, crusty old boys club who wouldn’t take a risk on a movie for the every day man and woman.

That’s where I come in…
Now my winners and Best Picture nominees for The Matt-scars or Osc-mouchelles.

Best Picture: The nominees are Inglorious Basterds, The Blind Side, The Hangover, Saw 6 and Taken…I’d have to say the best movie I saw in 2009 was The Hangover.

Best Actor: Liam Nieson in Taken was a poor man’s Jack Bauer and he did a kick-ass job doing so…he gets the nod from me.

Best Actress: I actually have to go back to my actual Oscar pick and give the honour to Sandra Bullock. It’s just a great movie from start to finish.

Best Supporting Actor: In a stunning development, we have a tie. Christoph Waltz for Inglorious Basterds is sharing the trophy with Zack Galafanakis from The Hangover. Oh, you’re going to tell me that Alan wasn’t the best character in the movies this year??
And finally Best Supporting Actress: I liked Helen Mirren in State of Play. She was tough, hostile and downright hot.

So enjoy the Oscars on Sunday everyone and remember…if you’re a man over 30 years old…you best not be hosting an Oscar Party…or as the Academy hands out their awards…you will have to hand in your man papers.