Ahead of this Sunday’s Golden Globes and the up and coming Oscars, Colin Firth has been awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is tipped to be nominated and win the best actor Oscar at this years awards.
Firth has come along way since being Mr Darcy in the TV adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Over the years he has taken on some very different roles. The last couple of years the roles he has taken on have really helped to show what a fantastic actor he is. When it comes to the romantic comedy films such as Bridget Jones Diary and Love Actually he is always the nice guy. In real life he seems to be just as nice as he is in those roles.
It really is fantastic seeing a British actor going so far in Hollywood and getting a star on the Walk of Fame. The question now is will the Oscar be following for Mr Firth? Let’s hope so, he really does put in a brilliant performance in The King’s Speech. We don’t have much longer to wait, to see how many more awards Colin is going to pick up over awards season.
As you have probably noticed I have totally been slacking with my blog this week. That is all due to starting a new job on Monday and working full time. So I have not had much chance to review some films I have watched, and come up with any new top 10 lists. This also impacted any post relating to the 2010 BATFA Awards which took place on Sunday night.
It was all very predictable and went the way you would expect the awards to go . . . until the very end of course and “The Hurt Locker” picking up the best picture award as I was not expecting that at all.
But one thing that made me extremely happy (even though I am yet to see the film) is that Colin Firth picked up the Best Actor award! I have been a huge Colin Firth fan since seeing him in “Bridget Jones Diary” and even watched some awful films with him in haha. But very much looking forward to “A Single Man” so seeing him with the BAFTA in his hand put a big smile on my face. His speech was charming and funny as well which just added to my happiness.
I really do think this is fantastic news. I am such a huge fan of Bridget Jones, I would love it if that means a third book will come out as well. As the books are so good too.
Bridget Jones is back – Renee Zellweger has signed on to appear in a third film about the hapless diary-keeper.
The first film in 2001 grossed $282 million (£188 million) worldwide, while the 2004 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, raked in $262 million (£175 million).
And bosses at British studio Working Title have decided it is time for Zellweger to return to the role of the beloved Brit to round out the trilogy.
It is thought the new film will concentrate on Jones’ quest to have a baby in her 40s.
Colin Firth and Hugh Grant are expected to return, according to reports.
Yes I am that bored and dont have a new movie to review, so thought I would post some funny movie moments in icon form.
- 4o Year Old Virgin
- Bridget Jones Diary and Bridget Jones Edge of Reason
My Best Friends Wedding
You know what its like, theres a moment in a movie when you totally feel for the character because you can see some of yourself in them and just know you would react the way in which they do. So I decided to make a little list using icons to help explain it all.
I will start with Bridget Jones . . . picking the wrong guy and doing really stupid things, yep that sounds about right, haha. And yes I have drunk a bottle of wine to myself on a few ocassions, like a virgin is my karoke song . . .
Iris from “The Holiday” played by Kate Winslet. Had such an awful time with a certain guy, she even gets a holiday exchange to get away from him, haha. But yes I could so feel her pain at times knew exactly hows she was feeling.
Charlotte in Lost in Translation . . . I just really have hit a crossroads in my life over the past couple of years and not sure at all what I am supposed to do.
Well I guess when looking at the icons those are the only three that I could find. So this will be part one, haha.
I decided to do a list of 10 movie quotes that really mean something to me and I really relate to with how I feel about love, a certain man and life in general. I probably have posted most of these quotes on the blog at some point, but that just shows how much I love them,
“Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing that there is someone like you out there.” (Good Will Hunting) -
While I love this quote, I more love that it kinda explained how I felt about someone a while ago. I always feel it is mis-quoted in terms of how it is said in the movie, as it is not said between two people who love each other. It is about Will Hunting (Matt Damon) being so brilliant.
“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life, the way I feel when I’m with you.” (Dirty Dancing)
Dang this hit me very hard when I watched the movie recently as it was totally how I felt when I left to come to the USA when I kinda said goodbye to someone. Although we did not say bye as such . . . but that whole moment in Dirty Dancing is totally how I felt.
“After all . . . tomorrow, is another day.” (Gone with the Wind)
I think this is always important to remember. That no matter how bad things are, tomorrow is another day (and hopefully a change in fortune?)
As it is Valentine’s day I decided to do my top 25 Romantic Movies. With the best romantic moments and quotes from this selection of my favorites.