Tag: Acting

Our Favorite Performances: Andy Serkis in Rise of the Planet of...

There are some amazing actors out there who can make you feel things you never expected to while watching a movie.  More than simply moving the story along, they give you a reason to root for them (even if they’re bad guys), and make it feel as though you’re living the experience right along with them.  And then there are actors so amazing, they can do all of this without ever seeing their face.  Andy Serkis is one such actor, and his portrayal of Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, ranks among my favorite performances of all time.  

Our Favorite Performances: Leonardo DiCaprio in The Aviator

Many people were upset and disappointed this year when Leonardo DiCaprio lost his fourth and fifth Oscar (Best Actor and Best Picture for The Wolf of Wall Street which he also produced) this year to Matthew McConaughey. While I would have loved for him to win, I knew that it wasn't going to happen. The Academy tends to pick winners that make one excellent movie, like Jean Dujardin for The Artist, Halle Berry for Monster's Ball, rather than actors constantly producing knockout performances in every film. Sure, there are exceptions like Daniel Day-Lewis and Cate Blanchett, but they are rare. "Why give the gold to someone who will continue to create a career of golden performances even if they lose?" That's the Academy's mantra. I think we all know deep down that eventually Leo's Oscar curse will break and until then we will continue to watch and root for him.

First Android Actress Stars in a Play


Professional actors beware! The Androids are coming to take your jobs! Geminoid-F, an ultra-realistic human-looking android is starring in a play that opened in a Tokyo theater in February. It is an intriguing fusion of theater arts and modern science.


6 Actors Who Simply Ruled 2011

Some actors have greatness from the beginning, while some develop greatness overtime. Whatever the case may be, these six actors featured below delivered star performances in a great many films, and were forever in the public eye in this past year. And in my eyes, that is a great achievement worthy of praise. I wouldn't exactly call this a list of the best actors of the year; more like the most popular, most relevant in the public eye. From veterans to newcomers, these are the six actors who established a foothold on their popularity in the year of 2011.

Dressed to Kill (Unrated) Blu-ray Review!

The Movie Pool gets all dolled up for the Blu-ray release of Brian de Palma's Dressed to Kill!

Predicting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Nomiations – Part 1

Tis the season to give people tiny gold statues.  Whether you have realized it or not, Oscar season is upon us all.  It's one of the biggest events in the movie industry because, regardless of the worth that these trophies have on swaying the average moviegoer to watch a film, it certainly does wonders to ones resume.  So stand up and prepare your acceptance speech; we're going on a journey.  We will explore the best and brightest that this year had to offer, from Oscar bait to crowdpleasing blockbusters, we got em' all.  And, if we're lucky, we may just be able pluck up the noble few who will be lucky enough to grace the historic Kodak Theater.  From Best Picture to Best SFX, we're running down who we think may find themselves with Oscar gold come February 27.  Without furthur ado, here's TMP's predictions of the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees and winners!

9 Actors We’d Like to See in The Expendables 2

With work on the Expendables sequel already well under way, fans are soon to be hearing some casting news.  While this past week has seen Bruce Willis confirmed, and Jean-Claude Van Damme rumored to be joining, it's got me thinking: what other actors would we like to see?  The first film prided itself on bringing together a large group of action movie stars both old and new, but there are still plenty of older action stars left.  Here's our list of the ones we want to see in Expendables 2.

Is Natalie Portman Oscar Worthy?

With the Golden Globes right around the corner, there is a lot of talk about Natalie Portman and her performance in Black Swan. Her film is up for 4 Golden Globe nominations, and the talented actress herself is up for a best actress nomination. There is much speculation that she may win a Globe, and since the Globes can sometimes act as a precursor for an Oscar win, the industry is a buzz with talk and anticipation that she just may walk away an Oscar winner as well. Oscar noms have yet to be announced, but with nominations already made for Golden Globes I am wondering, is Natalie Portman the best working actress of today? Is Natalie Portman Oscar worthy?

Five actresses who would portray Cleopatra better than Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie As the Queen of the Nile? Is Hollywood in Denial?  The Following List of Actresses Would Be Better Suited for the Role

The 15 best monologues of the 90s

Last week I discussed how important the monologue can be for an actor.  Whether they are performing on a stage or in blockbuster Hollywood productions, it's the moment in which they can shine the most.

Everything Is Canon: Halloween Special

In this special Halloween episode of Everything is Canon, Steve is joined by co-host Jessica Salafia Ward (LaughingPlace.com) as they speak with Disney Chills...