The 72nd Golden Globes was here and now gone. The big winners are Boyhood, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything. The big losers were the people (including me) who had to sit through that insufferable telecast. It was really bad and it was truly three hours of my life wasted. If you didn’t watch the show, you can download my recap of the broadcast where I not only discuss the winners and talk about the high and low moments of the show but I offer up some analysis as well as where we are heading as the Oscar nominations are coming out this Thursday.
There will be the usual Weekly Movie Podcast on Tuesday as well as a podcast talking about the Oscar nominations on Thursday.
Movie Review Adventureland 2009 Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Ryan Reynolds Directed by: Greg Mottola
It’s never a good sign after watching a movie when the first thought that pops into your mind is that the movie could have been worse. This is the case with Adventureland. It could have been worse. If you were expecting Greg Mottola to pop out another Superbad, you’re in for a world of disappointment. It tries to be a bit more mature than Superbad, which I felt matured as the movie went along which made it good. Adventureland, on the other hand, tried to ram down our throats that this wasn’t going to be a movie about sex and social awkwardness despite having plenty of jokes centered around sex and social awkwardness. At least the acting is good which may surprise some. Then again, it could have been worse.
Movie Review Forgetting Sarah Marshall 2008 Starring: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader Directed by: Nicholas Stoller
Comedy films have been on serious decline over the years. It has become too easy to make a crude comedy that relies on juvenile humour. Another major approach that has been prevalent the last couple of years have been tongue-in-cheek comedies that people watch without laughing once but still contend that the film was hilarious after viewing. Nicholas Stoller’s Forgetting Sarah Marashall may be confused for a film that might fall in the first category but the script is way smarter than its appearance gives it credit for. Each joke is well crafted and any time somebody acts stupid in the film, there are repercussions. Considering the pedigree of this film, a lot could have gone wrong. Luckily, mostly everything went right.