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.
Welcome to the Madness Brewing live blog of the 72nd Golden Globes. I will be offering my opinions on the telecast and spouting nonsense all night long. If you haven’t yet heard my predictions for tonight’s show, you can download the podcast with this link. I will be recording a post-show podcast after everything is wrapped up.
The 84th Oscar nominees were announced this morning. While there weren’t that many surprises (Hugo and The Artist have almost a billion nominations each), there were some shockers in the bunch (The Adventures of Tintin was not nominated for Best Animated Feature).
I’ll be offering some commentary on the nominations during the Weekly Movie Podcast tonight as well as looking at the Golden Globe winners from last week and the BAFTA nominations which also were announced a couple of days ago. There will also be an in-depth look into the Academy Awards nominations and the Golden Globes winners this Friday in the Weekly Movie Newsletter (along with reviews of many of the films nominated for both sets of awards).
Click more to see the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards.
Golden Globes talk and predictions…listen now and see how awesome my predictions are.
Continue reading for the top five charts from last week’s box office (all data coming from www.the-numbers.com). There’s also a list of all the movies coming out this weekend in theatres and the movies that were released for the home video market this week (with trailers where available).
Movie Review The Descendants 2011 Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges Directed by: Alexander Payne
George Clooney has the distinguishable quality of being able to make even bad film watchable. There are few actors who can pull this off (Julia Roberts comes to mind). The Descendants (directed by Alexander Payne) has a good story but some weak pacing and some awkward moments that prevent it from becoming a classic. However, Clooney and the rest of the cast take what would have otherwise been a better-than-mediocre movie and make it something that becomes necessary watching.
Movie Review Up in the Air 2009 Starring: George Clooney, Anna Kendrick, Vera Farmiga Directed by: Jason Reitman
Every so often you watch a film and afterwards you think to yourself “damn, that was good”. You know it’s not perfect and there could have been improvements made but you still really enjoy it nonetheless. You might like enough to be willing to pay to see it a second time. Jason Reitman’s Up in the Air is one of those movies. Starring George Clooney, the story about a man whose only real home is aboard an airplane makes for an interesting story. Clooney plays the self-inflicting loaner perfectly with a mix of charm and sharpness. Everything meshes together so well and makes for a fantastic ride.