Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Give Me One Reason: Josh Brolin

For any of you who got to see No Country For Old Men you were witnesses to an uncommon treat. Quite possibly one of the best dramas I've seen in my 20 years of living (sounds short, but I watch far too much television and movies that it has made my grades decline because I'd rather be watching a movie than studying or writing a paper.)
The academy awards nominations went out yesterday, and where immediately shadowed by Heath Ledger's death, No Country For Old Men was tied for the most nominations with There Will Be Blood, another fine movie. What has gotten me frustrated about the nominations is the overlooking of the main character of the movie. Josh Brolin had the hardest job of the movie. There were moments where he had no dialogue and to express a fair amount of emotions without speaking. When the Golden Globes happened Javier Bardem and Tommy Lee Jones both were nominated for their performances, both great don't get wrong, but it's pissing me off that he is being overlooked. Then again he did have stiff competition. Daniel Day Lewis will more than likely take the Oscar for There Will Be Blood, then there was Johnny Depp in Sweeny Todd, George Clooney for Michael Clayton, Viggo Mortesen for Eastern Promises and Tommy Lee Jones for In the Valley of Elah...but no Josh Brolin.

Sidenote...Did anyone else see Grindhouse? Wasn't Josh Brolin awesome in Planet Terror?

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