When a terrorist attack on the White House sees the President taken hostage and all secret service agents wiped out it is left to Mike Banning who was a former presidential guard to save the day.
The story of Sam Childers who was a drug addict biker who found god and became a crusader for hundreds of children in Sudan.
It was all about The King’s Speech last night at the BAFTA’s and it was Colin Firth’s night. Taking home the best actor BAFTA for the second year running! So pleased to see him getting award recognition now, he really does deserve it he is such a fantastic actor.
Each Monday (hopefully) a song or part from a movie musical will be blogged about. This may vary from a scene, a musical number, facts about the musical as a whole or just general chat about the musical. Occasionally comparisons maybe made between the stage show and movie version.
If you have read my blog for any length of time this will all probably come as no surprise to you and you will already know that I am a total musicals geek! I figured it would be good for me to write more about different aspects of musicals and have been trying to figure out a way to do that for quite some time now. I think this musical moments feature on a Monday is certainly the way forward for me to spend some time writing about musicals.
I know the musical genre is often only enjoyed by a select few, everyone still seems to have one musical that they actually quite like (even if they struggle to admit it). So hopefully this feature will at some point have something for everyone in the different movies that will come up! It may even encourage people to watch more musicals.
If you want something from a movie musical to be included in the feature at some point please feel free to ask!
Following on from my top 10 best films of 2009 . . . I decided to list the 10 films I found to be the worst of 2009. I am pretty sure people will agree with a lot of the films on the list. But definitely have one film which will probably surprise everyone as well.
What were your worst films of 2009?
Some pictures of my favorite actors and actresses. More from the red carpet and some of the winners and presenters. The best moment of the night had to be for Scorsese who was presented his award from Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ricky Gervais hosting the awards which will be an experience, I will keep updating this blog post as the show goes on.
- The opening speech he headed straight for Steve Carrell with jokes about “The Office” and plastic surgery.
- Very good opening jokes which seemed to go down well with his audience.
- Nicole Kidman is the first up presenting best supporting actress in a motion picture.
- Which goes to . . . Mo’Nique for Precious.
- First speech of the night is a very emotional one with tears and dreams being reached, a rather long speech.
- I have just spotted Julia Roberts for the first time
- Toni Collette won best actress in a tv show comedy/musical.
- ooo Robert De Niro is there !!!
- First Meryl Streep spotting
- Sir Paul McCartney presents best animated feature and is rather amusing, which has a great shot of Julia Roberts laughing.
- Winner of best animated feature is Up
- Kate Hudson introduced some clips from Nine
- Ricky Gervais saying we have had some worthy winners and some not so worthy winners. Plugging his own film.
- Felicity Huffman who decided she messed up what she was saying so started over. She has totally lost what she’s trying to say.
- Best actor in a TV series drama goes to . . . Michael C. Hall for Dexter.
- Best actress in a TV series drama goes to . . . Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.
- Just spotted Mickey Rourke kissing Mike Tyson.
- Harrison Ford introduces Up in the Air.
- Cher and Christina Aguilera presenting the best original song . . . The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart.
- Best original score . . . Up
- Best mini series or tv movie presented by Amy Adams and Josh Brolin. Goes to . . . Grey Gardens.
- Something that always amuses me about the Golden Globes has to be how difficult it is for the winners to get onto the stage if they are not on one of the tables right next to the stage.
- Tom Hanks introducing Julie & Julia.
- Colin Farrell who looks very good I might add. Presenting best actress in a comedy or musical . . . Julia Roberts is sitting next to Paul McCartney. Meryl looks embarrassed with both of her nominations. Goes to . . . Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
- She wants to change her name to T-Bone . . . T Bone Streep hahaha. I really do love Meryl the more I see her, she really is just brilliant. Awww she got rather emotional talking about her mother and how she is really grateful for everything.
- Helen Mirren introduces Precious.
- Kevin Bacon won best actor in a mini series or TV movie for Taking Chances.
- Drew Barrymore won best actress in a mini series or TV movie for Grey Gardens.
- Cameron Diaz introducing It’s Complicated.
- Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler presenting best screenplay for a motion picture . . . Up in the Air. I am so pleased about this!!! Also Gerard Butler was very cute not letting Jennifer Aniston see the paper then saying I’m not telling you haha.
- Jason Reitman got rather emotional towards George Clooney.
- Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher present best actor in a comedy/music on TV . . . Alec Baldwin won for 30 Rock, but he wasnt able to attend the awards.
- Samuel L. Jackson introduces Inglourious Basterds. He then introduced Sophia Loren who got a standing ovation from the audience.
- Best foreign language film . . . The White Ribbon (Germany)
- Best TV series Drama . . . Mad Men.
- Taylor Lautner introduces (500) Days of Summer.
- Halle Berry presenting best supporting actor in a motion picture . . . Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds which I think was a pretty obvious choice.
- Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio presenting Martin Scorsese with an award. Was brilliant seeing them on the stage together and talking about everything they have done in the films and what an impact he has had on films. Leo sees Marty as his friend and mentor, thats nice !!!
- Marty’s speech was just brilliant after seeing clips from his films. Everyone in the audience gave him a standing ovation, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts lead the cheering which was great. You can tell that everyone respects Marty by the way they were watching him.
- Jodie Foster introduces The Hurt Locker.
- Mel Gibson is presenting after a very cheeky joke from Ricky Gervais about drinking. Director of a motion picture . . . James Cameron for Avatar. Could this be the first hint of the Oscar going to James Cameron too??? He thought his ex-wife was going to win it.
- Best TV series comedy/musical . . . Glee. Yes, I really was hoping that Glee would win this. It’s brilliant! All of the cast decided to get on the stage as well.
- Reese Witherspoon presenting motion picture comedy or musical . . . and the winner is The Hangover.
- Mickey Rourke (yay) presenting actress in a motion picture drama. He always seems so shy when he has to talk on a show like this.
- The winner is . . . Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.
- Best actor in a comedy or musical . . . Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes. This is a bit of an outside win I reckon. I love him though he is brilliant. A very funny speech as well.
- I am really hoping that George Clooney is going to get the best actor award, will find out in a few seconds.
- Kate Winslet is presenting best actor in a drama . . . Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. Who got a standing ovation from the audience. They really let his speech be a long one !!!
- The last award of the night best motion picture drama !!!
- Presenting this my favorite Julia Roberts. She really does have a great smile. The Golden Globe goes to Avatar !!!
- Interesting I was hoping for Up in the Air. O well never mind, this will make the Oscars more interesting.
The stars are on their way in and I have been watching E! to see all of them arriving. Mainly in an attempt to stay awake ready for the show.
As the 2010 Golden Globe ceremony is upon us on Sunday, I thought I would start posting some build up and take a look to see who is going to be presenting (and get excited if my favorites are presenting).
The rest of the presenters are, Josh Brolin, Taylor Lautner, Amy Poehler, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Cher, Chace Crawford, Cameron Diaz, Colin Farrell, Jodie Foster, Jennifer Garner, Matthew Fox, Mel Gibson, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Winslet, Sam Worthington, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio.
This makes for a very good line up in the presenters, and what should be a good show.
Are you favorites involved?
Yes I do love both Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler but I do not really like this poster very much, it looks very much just thrown together. What do you think of it?
I must start this review by saying this is the best film I have seen for quite a while, and I am hoping that I will continue to say that about films in the next couple of months as we move closer to awards season.
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family’s killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
In the future video gaming has taken to a new extreme, people controlling real people . . . yes that sounds very strange but thats how far everything had come in the future in this film. Castle (Michael C. Hall) was the founder of two different “simulation” worlds the first having actors, who are controlled by the users doing what ever they want. Then second was a “TV Show” called Slayers which involved convicts from death row to battle to the death while being controlled by a user.
Just come across the first two posters for the Gerard Butler/Jamie Foxx film that is scheduled for release in October. I think the amount of movies Butler has already had out and has coming out this year he is going for the most movies released award, haha.
Lets start off by saying that yes I do enjoy romantic comedies (even if you know how its going to end up). This was no different really, it could have ended up doing the same damage which “He’s Just Not That Into You” done to me but it did not. Both men and women had very good points in this movie. Both of which are quite often true.
I first saw this movie at the cinema, not long after it came out and I went with my mam. I always remember that I saw the trailer over and over and told my mam that it is the type of film that she would love too (and yes I was right). Lets start off by saying that before I went to see this in the cinema, I had never actually cried watching a film in the cinema before.
Now we are into the top 20 !!!
So here are the next 5 in my list . . .
I had never heard of this film until I came across this poster. I love the look of the film, just by the poster. And the fact that its Gerard Butler makes me like the look of it even more, haha.
Does not seem to be many for July ?!?!?!?
Public Enemies – Top FBI agent Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale) is dispatched to take down John Dillinger (Johnny Depp) and his fellow gangsters during a booming crime wave in the 1930s…
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – When Sid (John Leguizamo) gets into some trouble, it’s up to Manny (Ray Romano), Ellie (Queen Latifah), Diego (Denis Leary), and Scrat to save their friend…
Bruno - Flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Brüno (Sasha Baron Cohen) travels the world in search of the latest style trends and opinions on all things pop culture…
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – In his sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) discovers even more about the evil Lord Voldemort’s past, thanks to his mentor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and mysterious textbook marked…
(500) Days of Summer – An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman (Zooey Deschanel) who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who falls for her…
The Ugly Truth – A macho morning TV show correspondent (Gerard Butler) makes a bet with his love-challenged producer (Katherine Heigl): If his tips on how to land and keep a guy don’t work…
Funny People – Veteran stand-up comic George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is given less than a year to live, and befriends an aspiring comedian (Seth Rogan), whom he hires as his personal assistant…
Good choice Jennifer. Gerard is a lovely looking man (much better than John Mayer in my opinion).
Jennifer Aniston is getting over her split from John Mayer – by reportedly romancing Gerard Butler.
The former Friends star broke up with Mayer last month after a tumultuous on/off relationship.
The actress approached Butler to star alongside her in forthcoming movie The Goree Girls – and their working partnership could become something more after the pair enjoyed a short-lived romance last year, according to Britain’s Mail on Sunday newspaper.
A source tells the publication, “They had a fling at the Toronto Film Festival last year but it was all kept very quiet. Now Jennifer’s single again, she’s no longer keeping her admiration for him secret.”
So just the poster’s make me really want to see this movie. I have not even viewed the trailer yet (something I will do asap and get it posted on here). Every woman in the world has to love Gerard Butler, he is just so hot and I am sure everyone was in love with him in P.S. I Love you . . . he was just great.
But by the way that these posters are set up, looks like its hitting the truth of where a man and where a woman’s heart is from . . . . maybe I have the wrong idea???