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Monday / December 16.
  • Mickey Rourke Wins Golden Globe for Best Actor

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    Mickey Rourke just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance in The Wrestler, an incredible film that marked Rourke’s comeback and which I highly recommend.

    Rourke was seated next to Bruce Springsteen at the awards show because Bruce won “Best Original Song” for his contribution to the movie.

    Rourke beat out a group of really talented actors in Sean Penn, Leo DiCaprio, Frank Langella and Brad Pitt. (No Clint?)

    I have to say that I’m hard pressed to remember seeing five movies in a row over a span of a few weeks that were all as good as these five:

    **Frost/Nixon – Langella does a great turn as Nixon

    **The Wrester — see above

    **Milk — Sean Penn is fabulous as gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk

    **Gran Torino — Clint at his peak at 75

    **Benjamin Button — Kind of Forrest Gump-ish, but quite moving

    **Slumdog Millionaire — Won Best Movie, I still have to see it



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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.