First Look: Mickey Rourke in “Iron Man 2″

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I love Mickey Rourke. I liked Iron Man. Yet I couldn’t be less excited for the sequel — why? It feels rushed, frankly, and I’m not too impressed by some of the stuff we’ve seen/heard so far. Chalk up another disappointment today in the grand unveiling of Rourke’s villain, Whiplash, a Russian baddie with a […]

Iron Man 2: First Look

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The first publicity still from Iron Man 2 has been released today. Nothing to write home about — I’m more interested in seeing pics of Mickey Rourke as the film’s villain — but the fact that they began filming just three weeks ago and already have a picture out there ain’t too shoddy.

The Wrestler

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Mickey Rourke was probably the best actor of his generation, or at least one of the best. His performance in Alan Parker’s Angel Heart (1987) is one of the most underrated of its decade; contrary to what some critics may claim, it wasn’t fading talent that cost him his career — it was a penchant […]