9 Actors Who Saved Otherwise Mediocre Movies


9 Actors Who Saved Otherwise Mediocre Movies
By Mother Brain

Neil Bulson of Guyism.com recently put up a top 9 list of actors who saved films that were somewhat lacking in substance. This has been a common trend in major Hollywood movies over the years. Eddie Murphy saved 48 HRS. and Beverly Hills Cop from being typical cops and robbers fluff; Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men films is usually the saving grace when the direction falls flat (with great exception to X2); Will Smith prevented Independence Day from being a special effects-driven movie full of cardboard cutout characters saving the world from aliens and created a likable hero we could all love and root for. After reading Bulson’s article, I found myself thinking about a lot the films he mentioned which I’ve seen and agreed with most of his points. Although there is one obvious movie near the end of the list that definitely opens up room for a heated debate. Check out the link below and post your thoughts.



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"Staten Island, NY native Andre´ Joseph had a love for movies from a very early age. He began his career making short films with family and friends on home video. He attended the New York Film Academy summer program in 2001 where he first gained experience working with 16 millimeter film and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in 2006 where he received a degree in Visual and Media arts. He also interned in television production with VH1 Classic in the summer of 2006. In 2008, Andre´ formed his own New York-based independent film production company, AJ Epyx Productions, LLC. The company’s first feature film, Priceless, which Mr. Joseph wrote, starred, and directed, opened at Tribeca Cinemas in October 2008 and was selected for exhibition at the NY International Independent Film & Video Festival in March 2009. His second feature film, Dishonorable Vendetta, was the official selection at the NewFilmmakers NY Winter Series in 2015. Most recent projects include the dramatic short film Night Stream which was nominated for 4 World Music & Independent Film Festival awards including winner for Best Supporting Actor, the comedic short film Tempted which was the official selection at the Garden State Film Festival, and the short dramedy The Dinner. When not making films, Andre´ co-hosts the movie review web series The Cinefiles for the geek culture site, This is Infamous. He enjoys weight lifting, running, yoga, comic books, wrestling, football, basketball, and an extremely eclectic taste in music."

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