If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Has anyone else noticed all of the critical darlings this year? Do they look like they have anything in common? Well, to me it seems like 2010 was a great year for young Hollywood!
Let's start off with the most critically praised movie of the year "The Social Network." It's a film dominated by young actor's, most of which are still under 30. It's starting off to be a favorite for best picture at the Oscars, plus a well deserved best actor nod for Jesse Eisenberg. While I was watching the movie I was waiting for an old "distinguished" to make a random cameo in order to kind of give it some seriousness or something (The dean of Harvard could have been played by someone like James Caan or something) but it never happened, and it was such a relief, the movie trusted the strength of it's young cast to carry the movie all the way through.
"127 Hours" is making a lot buzz particularly in the lead actor category for James Franco. Now I wouldn't say he is a kid in the general sense, but by Hollywood he's basically a teenager. Again the movie almost lives or dies by his performance, and he proves himself more than capable.
Oh Natalie... Sweet Natalie... She's young, she's beautiful, and her performance in "Black Swan" is nothing short of mesmerizing! She is almost a shoe in for the lead actress category, and boy does she deserve it. Her performance alone made me glad to be apart of this heavily criticized generation. She is one more great role of being recognized with the greats!
The only movie in the mist of all the Oscar contender's that has any real veterans is "The King's Speech" and I haven't seen it, so I won't criticize it, but I kinda hope it will get more recognized more for its decoration (best costumes, set design) because to me this is a real change of the guard in Hollywood. Tinsel town has needed a real update for a real long time, and last year's win for "The Hurt Locker" was the starting point. Dare I say that this period will be recognized with along the early 70's when the New Hollywood movement changed everything leading to one of the greatest decades of cinema. Let's just say I am very excited to be around.