I have been completely saddened by the death of actor Heath Ledger. But I have also become completely INFURIATED with the mainstream news media, particularly at the NY Times, and their inability to report this story properly.
I heard about the death when many people did, around 4:50pm yesterday when I overheard some male co-workers talking about Heath Ledger movies. I asked, “Why are you listing out Heath Ledger movies?” They replied, “Because he’s dead.” “He’s not DEAD!,” I scoffed. But they insisted, “No, he just died.” I immediately went to Google and did a news search for Heath Ledger–and there was the horrible truth–stories announcing the death of the Australian actor.
At 3:31 p.m., a masseuse arrived at Apartment 5A in the building for an appointment with Mr. Ledger, the police said. The masseuse was let in to the home by a housekeeper, who then knocked on the door of Mr. Ledgerâ€™s bedroom. When no one answered, the housekeeper and the masseuse opened the bedroom and found Mr. Ledger unconscious. They shook him, but he did not respond. They immediately called the authorities. The police said they did not suspect foul play and said they found pills near body.
I skipped over reading anything Angelina said, but I was particularly intrigued by what James McAvoy had to say about the movie that inspired him to be an actor:
It sounds weird, but there’s a film called “The Goonies.” [Laughter] And I mean it with all my heart. As a young boy that film made me cry because it’s about how you still have your problems at 10 years old or 12 years old. When I was little, you didn’t get chased by pirates and you didn’t get chased by gangsters and nobody was trying to kill you with guns, but your adventures were no less exciting. It helped inspire my imagination.
As you may have realized, I have gigantic crush on newly BAFTA nominatedScottish actor James McAvoy. Since becoming infatuated with him, I’ve started to rent and go see a good number of movies in which he’s starred in.
And since a good majority of other girls I have talked to about James McAvoy also seem to have swoon-worthy feeling towards him, I thought it might be a fun idea to review as many James movies as possible–but based on slightly different criteria than most critics would use. Basically the only criteria that will matter to my reviews pertain to how much screen time James has in the movie, how often he is shirtless, and other similarly important factors.