Gotsta love me some Globes!

I love movies.  I love how they make me think, laugh, fall in love with the characters.  I love it when films twist and turn in ways that make me say “how did the author think that up?!?!”.  Every year the best films of the past 12 months are celebrated by way of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes and every year i try to watch every movie nominated for an Oscar in a major category.  Once the GG’s winners are picked i madly start the race which keeps me at home and in movie theaters for most of January and February.  This year a trip to India puts me at a slight handicap but i still have high hopes!  I will even attempt to watch more foreign and docs than ever before….ready set go!

Update:  Found a website that lists Entertainment Weekly’s Top 25 Movies to See Before the Oscars.  So far i’ve seen 12 with plans to see at least 4 more before the Globes on Sunday.

http://www.listsofbests.com/list/86998/compare/vanchick

Golden Globe Nominees
I have bolded the films i have seen and will pick a winner once i have seen them all.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Wow, kicking ass here!  So far my vote goes to Black Swan.  The Fighter was good but lost me near the end whereas Black Swan simply MESMERIZED me from start to finish.  I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen.  Inception was interesting and well done but was by no means best film.  The Social Network was also good except for the crazy score by Trent Reznor which didn’t make any kind of sense….

OK, The Kings Speech was AMAZING and deserves it’s own page…..CLICK! Also it get’s my vote for best picture.  Lucky it.

BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
Of course Nicole was excellent, she always is…but i’m sorry, i am so not a fan of “after the tragedy” movies.  Wow, this category is full of laughs.  Just saw Winter’s Bone, about a teenager who looks after her catatonic mother and 2 small siblings….while looking for her crack cooking father amongst inbred rednecks in the Ozarks.  Yup, depressing as fuck.  Not sure what i thought yet but it is true Jennifer Lawrence was superb.

BEST ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
Ok, maybe i am way off base but all through The Fighter i kept thinking….can Mark W really act???  Really?  Are we all going to wake up one day and say WTF were we thinking?

Ok, wow.  WOW, Colin Firth was outstanding.  Simply breathtaking.  My vote goes to Marky Mark.  Juuuuuust kidding.

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY / MUSICAL
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist
Burlesque?  Really?  Ok, I secretly wanted to see it and now i have to!  Thanks Golden Globes! – Just saw Burlesque and i really liked it!  Although totally cliche and the first scene is a groaner it develops into a touching, funny, well written movie with a ton of talent.  The dancing, while not Burlesque in it’s truest sense was less Pussy Cat Dolls “Burlesque” than i thought it would be.  There was a fan dance after all. Cher was fantabulous, of course.  She was funny and warm and although a tad on the odd looking side Ange and i decided she is Cher after all, she can look a but odd and still look amazing. Oh, and the scene with Cam Gigandet in his jammies was worth the price of admission.

The Tourist…..BIT OF A SPOILER…….are we not supposed to get “the twist” in the first few minutes!?!?  Other than that…i fell asleep.

RED: Well, i LOVE John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman and it was fun (for awhile) to watch those 2 plus Helen Mirrin (who has a rocking beach bod BTW…Big Ups HM!) kick ass as retired CIA agents the premise was not enough to carry an entire movie.  The action sequences were lacking and the plot had too many holes.  Oh well.

So my pick is……Alice in Wonderland i suppose, although that last Johnny Depp scene nearly ruined it for me.

Yum.

BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE COMEDY / MUSICAL
Annette Benning, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A
So far my vote goes to Annette Benning….I think…or Emma Stone.  She’s radical and makes me feel like i have a pocket full of sunshine.

BEST ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE COMEDY / MUSICAL
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti — Barney’s Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey — Casino Jack

I’m reserving judgment until i see Casino Jack and Barney’s Version.  I just cannot get this **possible Alice in Wonderland Spoiler** out of my head!

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSS, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham-Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom
Mila Kunis should not have been nominated, in my opinion.  But enough of the hating, i think i’m voting Amy so far.  She has watery looking eyes which makes you really believe what she is saying, do you know what i mean?  Am a a nutter?  Whatever, I will probably change to Helena once i see The Kings Speech anyway.  Yup.  Helena ruled.  Literally, as the Queen Mum and wife of a struggling King.  Also who knew that one of the hottest  new ‘Do’s of the year originated with a 20’s Dutchess?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremey Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
Holy fuck Christian Bale was awesome.  AWESOME.  Ok, so was Geoffrey, playing the bromantic love interest to a king.  In my opinion Geoffrey should be nominated alongside Colin Firth as best actor but my vote on this one still goes to Christian.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful (Mexico & Spain)
The Concert (France)
I Am Love (Italy)
In A Better World (Denmark)

BEST ANIMATED
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3
Yup, TS3 was pretty cute.  Of course, i fell asleep in the big action sequence but other than that i thoroughly enjoyed it.  Although, as every kid i have spoken with this year knows…I LOVED CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS!  WHY WASN’T IT NOMINATED!!?!? Wait, was that 2009?

Sunday is the big day!  Who will win??!?!  What will they wear?!?!  Oh so exciting! Ima dork!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ange
    Jan 04, 2011 @ 01:54:55

    I really really really want to see Blue Valentine so if you’re watching it please count me in! I wasn’t interested in seeing Black Swan but after reading your post I’m gonna have to check it out.

    Reply

  2. regina ogmundson
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 21:08:29

    hide details 4 Jan (1 day ago)

    love your blog, and i agree with some of your opinions, if you are ever looking for a movie buddy, let me know. in the meantime, here is a fun video for you

    remember the two ronnies/ well one of them is still performing…. enjoy

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    Reply

  3. Bonnie
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 01:56:37

    Thanks for the List !!!

    Reply

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