Sunday, January 25, 2009

SAG Comments

The award ceremony went just as planned for the most part. The only shockers of the night for me were the Best Actor award, which I thought would go to Mickey Rourke. A pleasant surprise for Sean Penn. The other surprise was Best Actress. I was sure it would go to Kate Winslet. I was just as shocked as Meryl Streep was when she won the well-deserved award! Looking forward to Oscar season. It will be interesting this year.

Stay tuned for predictions!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

This movie stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson as two people who encounter each other in London while Kate (Thompson) asks Harvey (Hoffman) to answer a questionnaire at an airport that she works at. He ignores her because he has a habit of being selfish. He attends his daughter's rehearsal dinner but didn't quite receive a warm welcome, as he didn't play an active role in raising her. Kate and Harvey meet again when he needs an immediate flight back to New York because of his job writing jingles. He misses his flight and sees her reading a book in the airport bar during her break. They are each other's second half, but both get skeptical at times, as they face certain obstacles that they need to overcome. This is a great movie with a very heartfelt storyline and great acting. It will teach you about love and last chances. 3 out of 4 stars.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Bride Wars

Bride Wars stars Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. As predicted, this movie isn't that great, but it is much funnier than I predicted it to be. Anything is better than Kate Hudson's catastrophic failure in "My Best Friend's Girl" in late 2008. The film is about two brides-to-be who are getting married. The twist is that their weddings accidentally get scheduled for the same day. They have both dreamed of having a June wedding at "The Plaza." See them battle it out until the day of their weddings. The only problem with the movie is that it is predictable and has no real meaning. This movie was a lot of fun and even though the title appeals to women, men will get as many laughs from this flick! 1 and a half out of 4 stars.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is a man who ages backwards. Along the way, he meets people that leave a mark on him and mold him to the man he would soon become. When he becomes romantically involved with a woman (Cate Blanchett), she changes him for the remainder of his years. They face one problem: How will they be able to maintain a healthy relationship when one grows older and the other grows younger. The plot of the film is attention grabbing and you don't even realize that over two and half hours has passed. After the movie was finished, I walked out with a sense of appreciation for the life and the people in it. It teaches us that we are not immortal and that we should be appreciative for the life and the people that will go out of their way to help us, no matter how bizarre the reason is. Go see this while it is still out on the big screen! I assure you that this movie will not disappoint. 3 and a half out of 4 stars.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Golden Globe PREDICTIONS Pt. 2

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA- Revolutionary Road (Somewhat Confident)-Lost



BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL- Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Very Confident)-WON

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL- Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) (Fairly Confident)-Lost

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL- Javier Bardem (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) (Very Confident)-Lost