The 2011 FMR MAJOR Award Winner for Best Actor

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The 2011 FMR MAJOR Award for Best Actor!

These five actors all gave a great performance in 2011… just did a really great job in their roles. Of course, only one can be selected as the winner.

The Nominees are: George Clooney, “The Descendants”, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, “50/50″, Ryan Gosling, “Drive”, Brad Pitt, “Moneyball”, and Andy Serkis, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”.

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The Descendants

“The Descendants” is a beautiful movie.

It’s a shoo-in for Academy Award nominations in several categories, including Best Director and Best Picture. If there’s any justice, Shailene Woodley gets a nod for her incredible work here, and there may even be a nom in George Clooney’s future for it.

It’s laugh out loud funny at several points, touching in numerous ways, occasionally thought-provoking, and I’m not gonna lie, there were a couple of moments when I teared up a bit. It’s a heart warming movie, and genuinely funny.

It’s one of the best films I’ve seen this year with ease.

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The Ides of March

In the short time that I’ve been doing this movie blogging thing, I’ve come across the “Head vs Heart” conundrum several times already. Only usually, it’s the reverse of the situation I’m in now. See, typically it comes up when I’ve just watched some movie that I know most critics are going to call a piece of crap, and I recognize as a piece of crap, but I find myself coming up with excuses for why I enjoyed it.

Now, however, I just got back from a movie that… by all objective measures was excellent. It’s excellently acted, it has a very complex and engrossing plot, and Clooney did an excellent job calling the shots. The film looks great.

I just can’t get past the fact… I didn’t LIKE it that much.

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Now showing on cable: “The American”

The last of the movies stuck in my DVR limbo since I went to Comic-Con is “The American”, which made it’s debut on Cinemax a week or so ago.

George Clooney stars as a hit man who needs a woman.

The film begins with his cover being blown and him having to flee hiding. He winds up in Rome, where he picks up a job crafting a high powered sniper rifle for a female assassin.

Along the way, he hires a whore who he winds up falling for, and a priest whom he befriends.

The end.

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