| Dec 17, 2008
The eyes are the same. Say what you will about Mickey Rourke's face -- ravaged by time, battered by boxing and altered by who knows what else -- but his eyes haven't changed. They still have the live-wire flash, moving from cocky charm to wounded pride to...
| Dec 19, 2008
If Clint Eastwood wins his first Academy Award for acting come February, besting Sean Penn for "Milk" and Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler" among other probable nominees, it'll be like 1971 all over again, the year Helen Hayes snagged a supporting...
| Dec 18, 2008
The movie is called "Doubt," but members of the Screen Actors Guild seem to have few misgivings about it.
The film is the leading nominee for the 15th annual SAG Awards, which were announced Thursday (Dec. 18). It picked up five nominations -- individual...
| Dec 23, 2008
| 11:43 AM
Written by Robert Siegel, former editor of The Onion, "The Wrestler" spends 105 minutes grappling at the edge of camp, cheap laughs and cliches. Yet the way it's handled by director Darren Aronofsky and especially by Mickey Rourke—who really...
| Jan 7, 2009
This year's lead actor and supporting actor categories offer no end of irony.
Although certifiable leading men like Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road," Clint Eastwood in "Gran Torino" and...
| Jan 8, 2009
“I’ve Loved You So Long” is the kind of acclaimed foreign-language movie that should do solid business in unprovincial locations such as New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Nashville and St. Louis. Ten weeks after Sony Pictures Classics first...
| Jan 8, 2009
Iron Man may have a new nemesis: hot-again Mickey Rourke.
Rourke, who was won acclaim for his starring role in 2008's "The Wrestler," is in negotiations to take up arms against the Marvel Comics superhero, according to Variety. He'd play Crimson Dynamo,...
| Jan 8, 2009
Before there was Mickey Rourke looking for love in "The Wrestler," there was Walter Doniger's "Mad Bull" in 1977 about -- you got it -- a wrestler looking for love. Nothing wrong with a good idea, even the second time around.
Director Doniger, who is 91,...
| Jan 11, 2009
| 5:40 PM
It was a night for underdogs.
"Slumdog Millionaire" continued its Cinderella ways at the 66th annual Golden Globe awards tonight, winning four statuettes: dramatic film, director for Danny Boyle, original score for A.R. Rahman and screenplay for Simon...
| Jan 12, 2009
In a ceremony alternatively as solemn and celebratory as the movie that won a leading four prizes -- the rags-to-riches drama "Slumdog Millionaire" -- Sunday night's Golden Globe awards helped focus the Oscar race as it honored the late Heath Ledger for...
| Jan 16, 2009
Mickey Rourke has earned that face. Every mile of hard living, every bar fight, delusional boxing match and botched plastic surgery is there, a badge of hubris if not courage.
But maybe he's earned The Wrestler, too. As the aged pro grappler Randy "The...