Hello. Rusty Oscar is now over a year old, and to celebrate this the film industry has decided to start putting decent blockbuster fodder out there in the coming months. Hancock and Wanted impressed with their silly energy, the Adrian Mole for girls arrives next week in the form of Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (bad title change from the excellent book), and yet another Pixar masterwork attempts to break animation records once again with Wall-E. There’s already talk of a posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger, and we’ll soon see if his performance in The Dark Knight is worthy of the gong rather than just sentiment and sympathy.
It’s also great to see poor taste and post-modern racism back on the big screen. With the Marmite-flavoured Adam Sandler bravely/foolishly playing an Israeli soldier-turned-hairdresser in Don’t Mess With the Zohan and king of controversy Robert Downey Jr ‘blacking up’ for the outrageous Tropic Thunder, there’ll be no shortage of Anchorman-style quotes to share over the barbie. Assuming are actually allowed a summer this year…
P.S: We’re always looking to expand, so if you have any ideas or would be interested in contributing in any way please make a comment on this page. Rusty Oscar has special access to advance press screenings of new cinema releases in the Nottingham area, so take advantage!