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Golden Globe Recap

By Paul Anthony

Oh man did you miss one hell of a show if you didn’t watch the golden globes last night. Mostly all these shows will talk about the dresses and clothes the actors and actresses blah blah, now I will get to the winners in a minute but what is the internet talking about? Well basically the host Ricky Gervais jabs at well pretty much everyone at the award show. I have to admit I do praise him for being honest with the famous actors and actresses. He came out and said don’t come up here with your own agenda about saving the world because your not doing crap, he bashed the writers and critics for not nominating for woman and minorities which once again he had a point. Hands down good hosting on his part, heck even Beyoncé not standing for Joaquin Phoenix, when his name was announced for Best Actor, I am sure she had a good reason, I have yet to see the film so I can’t say rather he deserves it or not but let’s look at the winners!

BEST PICTURE – DRAMA
1917
The Irishman
Joker
The Two Popes
Marriage Story
BEST PICTURE – COMEDY/MUSICAL
Dolemite Is My Name
Knives Out
Jojo Rabbit
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Rocketman
BEST DIRECTOR
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
SAM MENDES, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
JOAQUIN PHOENIX, JOKER
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
REN´´EE ZELLWEGER, JUDY
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
BEST ACTOR – COMEDY/MUSICAL
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
__TARON EGERTON, ROCKETMAN
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
BEST ACTRESS – COMEDY/MUSICAL
AWKWAFINA, THE FAREWELL
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Al Pacino, The Irishman
__BRAD PITT, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
LAURA DERN, MARRIAGE STORY
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
BEST SCREENPLAY
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
QUENTIN TARANTINO, ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite
Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Beautiful Ghosts,” Taylor Swift and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats
“Into the Unknown,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Frozen II
“Spirit,” Beyoncé, The Lion King
“(I’M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN,” ELTON JOHN, ROCKETMAN
“Stand Up,” Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
HILDUR GUDNAD´ÓTTIR, Joker
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
Thomas Newman, 1917
Daniel Pemberton, Motherless Brooklyn
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
PARASITE
The Farewell
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 4
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
MISSING LINK
The Lion King
TELEVISION
BEST SERIES – DRAMA
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show
SUCCESSION
BEST SERIES – COMEDY/MUSICAL
Barry
FLEABAG
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician
BEST LIMITED SERIES
Catch-22
CHERNOBYL
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BRIAN COX, SUCCESSION
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
OLIVIA COLMAN, THE CROWN
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
RAMY YOUSSEF, RAMY
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE, FLEABAG
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV SERIES
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
STELLAN SKARSGÅRD, CHERNOBYL
Henry Winkler, Barry
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES
PATRICIA ARQUETTE, THE ACT
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
RUSSELL CROWE, THE LOUDEST VOICE
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TELEVISION MOTION PICTURE
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, FOSSE/VERDON

Box office Rundown vol 2

By Paul Anthony

Predicting numbers and orders of the film rankings can be a pain and often difficult, you just never know when one more climbs up the ladder so how was the weekend?

  1. Abominable = 20 million
  2. Downton Abby= 14 million
  3. Hustlers= 11.4 million
  4. It; Chapter 2= 10.4 million
  5. Ad Astra= 10.1 million
  6. Rambo= 8.5 million
  7. Judy= 3 million
  8. Good Boys= 2 million
  9. The Lion King= 1.6 million
  10. Angel has fallen = 1.5 million

Now We know Fast and Furious presents Hobbs and Shaw just dropped out of the top ten. Newcomers this week were Abominable and Judy. Hustlers last week was at number 5 and I was predicting it would come in at number 6 instead it climbed up the ladder to number 3 and It Chapter 2 is still sitting in the top 4 after being out of the top 5.

So what will this week bring? Well we have the film Joker, Lucy in the Sky, Pain and Glory and Wrinkles the Clown. I don’t see any film making a big impact except Joker so let’s see if I can go 1-1 here so here is the order I am predicting.

  1. Joker
  2. Abominable
  3. Downton Abby
  4. Hustlers
  5. It: Chapter 2
  6. Rambo
  7. Ad Astra
  8. Judy
  9. Good Boys
  10. The Lion King

I have to admit I feel pretty confidence in this list, now if I am wrong in the order I don’t think I will be wrong with the movies that will be in the top ten!

The Lion King Review!

By Paul Anthony

Disney has been having a great year so far and that is an understatement, let’s look at the titles they have so far, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Aladdin and now The Lion King. Sure Disney had a flop or two I’m looking at you Dumbo but even so that movie made a good amount of money as well. Remakes for the new age can be tricky because you still have a fan base who love the 1994 film. Could this film live up to that film. Well I guess you have to read on and find out.

First I want to point out the things I do like about this film. Now the graphics were top notch which when your film is nothing but CGI which this film was then the graphics need to be up there and it was, there was only a few moments that I could tell it was CGI. The casting was another high point for me, the favorite was casting James Earl Jones Mufasa. Lion King is in fact a musical so the singing was on par with Beyonce leading the way. Sounds like there are a lot of things to like about this film but there are things that I didn’t like.

First calling this a live action film was joke and that whole campaign was just annoying, The Lion King could never be live action unless you used make up instead of CGI. Next the story was pretty much the same there really wasn’t any change which I wouldn’t mind the small changes that catches you off guard but doesn’t change plot or the outcome. Now some critics have knock the film for lack of facial expressions on the lions, I won’t knock them for that because they were trying to be authentic and lions don’t have many features, I will however knock them for a scene that they changed for the 94 film. That scene was when scar was getting his troops together and some compared it to the Nazi Army which made sense because it gave you an idea of how Scar was going to rule the pride land. In this film they changed it big time to something basic, I guess they didn’t want to get any backlash but you need to show scar as being evil and stressing how evil he is.

SO in the end I had to ask myself did this film live up to the legacy of 94? My answer is no it did not but that doesn’t mean this film was a bad film and I would say please take your family to see it because it still had some tear jerker scenes that we loved . Now what grade would I give this film and the Answer is a B rating. They did good but they could have did great!

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