'Jersey Shore' recap: The Law of Intelligence

When you think about it for a hot second, every movie nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars this weekend is basically all about The Situation. Like the main character of 127 Hours, Sitch is an adrenaline junkie who is both the cause of (and solution to) all his worst problems. Like the main character of Black Swan, he wavers constantly between his light and dark sides -- between Funny Ol' Uncle Sitch and Handsy McDrunkbags. Both The King's Speech and The Fighter are underdog stories about overlooked doofuses who rise to the challenge when history finally gives them the opportunity -- just like a certain assistant gym manager/Hot Cop who was fast approaching retirement age when he suddenly received a last-chance ticket to Gloryville, USA. Read More...



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