Golden Globes! Winners and Losers..sorry, i meant happy just to be nominated-ers.

Well, it’s been a busy couple of weeks!  Thank goodness the BF is out of the country or else i may have been to distracted to getter done!

Golden Globe Nominees (I’ve bolded all the ones i’ve seen)
BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Van Chick and Ange: The Kings Speech
GG’s: The Social Network (so not cool, i am assuming the Oscars will make a better choice….)

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
Van Chick, Ange, and GG’s: Natalie Portman

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
Ange: Ryan Gosling
Van Chick and GG’s: Colin Firth (yay!)

BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY / MUSICAL
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist
Van Chick, Ange, GG’s: The Kids Are Alright

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
Vanchick: Emma Stone (what’s up with the new look?!?!)
Ange and GG’s: Annette Benning

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
Van Chick: Kevin Spacey
GG’s: Paul Giamatti

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
Van Chick: Helena BC
Ange: Amy Adams
GG’s: Melissa Leo

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
Van Chick, Ange, and GG’s: Christian Bale.  Who i didn’t know was English?!?!  is that possible?

Well, good show. Except for one small category, best picture, i wasn’t disappointed.

Highlights:

  • Helena BC rolling her eyes at Melissa Leo
  • Angelina Jolie making a crazy face and then turning away from the camera
  • Ricky calling Tom Cruise gay
  • Natalie Portman laughing like a dorky hyena
  • Tilda Swinton
  • Robert Deniro making a slightly off color remark about the waitstaff being illegal?
  • Marky Mark and Kevin Spacey randomly onstage, were they producers or just wanted to get up there?
  • Sandra Bullocks face.  Wow hun, out of the 2 ways you have chosen to deal with your divorce i only agree with one.  Screwing Scarlett Johansson’s hot hubby.  Please stay away from the scalpel.

Am i missing anything?  Now we wait for the Oscars to be announced on the 27th!

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UPDATED Gotsta Love Me Some Globes! Only 3 days left!

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.

James Franco did a marvelous job, in a movie that was about 10 times less boring than Barney’s Version and it was literally, about nothing….

And the winner is ….. Colin Firth!  We’ll see if the GG’s agree….

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!

Ok, i’ve seen em all….and I think it’s Kevin Spacey for me!

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!

Gotsta love me some Globes! The Kings Speech…..THE KINGS SPEECH!!!!!!!

Wow, wow, wow.  This was an amazing movie and i mean it when i say go see it.  GO SEE IT!  You will not be disappointed, i promise.  Why was it so good you ask?  Well let me tell you.  While you may think The Kings Speech is a period drama it is more of a bromance (romance with bro’s, ya dig?) rolled up nicely with an underdog  story.  And yes, you learn a little more about the royals and the circumstances of the times which was lovely.  Along with lovely this film was touching and witty (hell, it was laugh out loud FUNNY!) and charming.  The acting, of course, was brilliant and it was beautifully shot, with scenes that looked like they could have been painted.

So go ok?  Don’t wait for a crappy cam, just go.  And if you’re like me, you’ll laugh and cry and sigh and join in with the slow clap at the end, which i normally think is uber lame.

To help i am including a handy link to the showtimes in Van!  Simply change the city if you are not in Van!

CLICK ME FOR SHOWTIMES!

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!

Date Night

Steve Carell and Tina Fey make a fantastic comedic team.  They are both a little bit smart, a little bit silly and have perfect timing.

Add in some Hottie McHotterson’s (Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Mark Ruffalo) and you have a winner.

The premise could have made it lame and cheesy and a snorefest but wasn’t.  Because of the aformentioned hotties.  Just kidding, because of the radness of the Fey Carell combo.

I don’t feel like saying anything else except you should watch this movie.

Thanks and good night.

Inception

During the first 20 minutes of the film i was thinking “I don’t think i needed this popcorn, i ate too much sushi at dinner” as well as “hooray for seriously interesting movie plots.  It just doesn’t happen enough!” And although it was twisty i felt i was following along nicely.  But then it all went to shit and i was left not knowing what the fuck happened.  Here’s the thing.  I don’t mind movies that make zero sense, as long as they are fucked up enough to warrant it.  Feel me?  Take for instance any David Lynch film.  You don’t need to try to figure it out because you are too busy being amazed by the sheer insanity of it all.  Inception however wants you to figure it out…but you can’t…my theory is because there are mad plot holes but i could be wrong.  I don’t know.  And frankly, i am not sure if i care.  The acting however was great, the editing and visuals were pretty awesome, and the soundtrack was rad.  Also there were some hot boys outside who made some funny jokes about how they didn’t get it either.  That was cool.

And so, to make myself feel better about feeling lost i want to think about something that i can really understand and get behind.  I give you….

That’s right ladies, a bra that holds an entire bottle of wine!  This gem not only gives you bigger boobs (for about 15min anyway) it allows you to get hosed…through a hose!

Now if only i had this in the theater……

**thanks mom for the tip on this one!

Dinner for Schmucks

What can i say…it was really, really funny.  And creative and surprising (i hate the word creative but cannot think of anything better right now).   Most importantly though this film made me laugh out loud, say “oh my god”, gasp, and cover my mouth in hysterics.  And i don’t think any of that was due to the gin i poured in my sprite.

I am aware this is a super lame review.  Just go see it yourself and think your own thoughts.

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