Big Eyes

Tim Burton directs this real-life story about 1960’s kitsch painter Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) whose canvases of round-eye waifs were the secrete labor of his emotional abuse wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The acting is Fantastic it is nominated for Golden Globes for the actor and the music as well. Go see it when it open this Christmas day to a theater near you.

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Hollywood Films Awards 2014

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People are probably thinking The Hollywood Film Awards was on 17 years ago? Did I missed it? What happened to the Day Time Emmy awards? Was that 17 years ago too? Please don’t put awards show streaming on the internet again.  And now Dish Network is dropping channels again? Come on! I need my Big Bang. I meant Big Bang Theory. These shows are meant to be seen on TV not streaming over the internet.

The Hollywood Film Awards is the mandatory stop in winning the Oscar, and the Golden Globes too, but the Hollywood Film Awards is the achievement in filmmaking and acting performance. It started in 1997, by Carlos de Abreu and Janice Pennington. Over the years, it was covered by the entertainment media such as Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood, and other Entertainment media sites. But now, it’s on CBS.

Here are some highlights of what happened if you already missed it.

“Gone Girl” won the evening’s top prizes and Ben Afleck  was on hand to accept on behalf of the cast, director and producer. It was based on Gillian  Flynn’s bestselling novel. And she won for best  screenplay adaptation of her book.

“If you’re gonna have one chance for America to see your junk, you want it to be cold,” Affleck quipped. Junk. Cold. What?

Shailene Woodley scored breakout actress honor for “The Fault in Our Stars.” “To do this film really, truly felt like such an honor in my life,” she said.

Jennifer Lopez couldn’t read the teleprompter and a flub her lines for the introduction for the animation award. Instead of saying “How to Train Your Dragon 2” she said “How to Drain Your Dragon”, that will end up on a gag reel or the internet. She giggle when she said it.

Johnny Depp also stumbled over some words while introducing the documentary prize. To his credit, Depp admitted from the start he’s not good at these types of things. Get used to it Johnny Depp.

Kristen Stewart, who was wearing a mesh cropped top that showed off her sexy body, was completely unaware she suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she presented an award to her “Still Alice” co-star, Julianne Moore, according to US Weekly. I was looking closely. I can see through her top.

Most of the winners are contenders to win the Oscars which will be presented on ABC on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7pm,  with your host Neil Patrick Harris.

Here are the winners

Hollywood Film: “Gone Girl”

Hollywood Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Hollywood Blockbuster: “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Hollywood Documentary: Mike Myers, “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”

Hollywood Actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”

Career Achievement: Michael Keaton

Hollywood Animation: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”

Hollywood Comedy Film: Chris Rock, “Top Five”

New Hollywood: Jack O’Connell, “Unbroken”

Hollywood Ensemble: “Foxcatcher” cast

Hollywood Director: Morten Tyldum, “The Imitation Game”

Hollywood Song: Janelle Monae, “What is Love?” from “Rio 2”

Hollywood Screenwriter: Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”

Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Hollywood Breakthrough Director: Jean-Marc Vallee, “Wild”

Hollywood Supporting Actress: Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress: Shailene Woodley, “The Fault in Our Stars”

Hollywood Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall, “The Judge”

Hollywood Cinematography Award: Emmanuel Lubezki, “Birdman”

Hollywood International Award: Jing Tian

Hollywood Visual Effects Award: Scott Farrar, “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

Hollywood Film Composer Award: Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”

Hollywood Costume Design Award: Milena Canonero, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

Hollywood Editing Award: Jay Cassidy and Dody Dorn, “Fury”

Hollywood Production Design Award: Dylan Cole and Gary Freeman, “Maleficent”

Hollywood Sound Award: Ren Klyce, “Gone Girl”

Hollywood Makeup and Hairstyling Award: David White (Special Makeup Effects) and Elizabeth Yanni-Georgiou (Hair Designer and Makeup Designer), “Guardians of the Galaxy”


Wonder Woman: Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot the new Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot the new Wonder Woman

The new Wonder Woman for the next installment of Batman Vs Superman is Gal Gadot. She is an Israeli actress and model. She won the Miss Israel title in 2004 and went on to represent Israel at the 2004 Miss Universe beauty pageant. Gadot is known for her role as Gisele Harabo in three Fast and the Furious film series. As well as Knight and Day and Date night.

She will be joining with Ben Affleck as Batman, and Henry Cavil as Superman in the next installment of Superman: Man of Steel. About time, I have been waiting for this for a long time to see Wonder Woman on the big screen soon and her super adventure too. And who is going to be her boyfriend will it be Batman or Superman? The first plot will be the love triangle between Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman  and the main plot of the movie will be exciting and who ever writes the screen play.

“Wonder Woman is arguably one of the most powerful female characters of all time and a fan favorite in the DC Universe,” Zack Snyder said, the director of the next Superman and Batman movie. “Not only is Gal an amazing actress, but she also has that magical quality that makes her perfect for the role. We look forward to audiences discovering Gal in the first feature-film incarnation of this beloved character.” Zack Snyder said.

Returning casts are Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The release will be in July 2015. So start waiting in line.

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Movies Should be Nominated

I would think these films should be nominated for an Oscars because we like these movies. An example, “The Avengers”, the superhero blowout; “Skyfall”, James bond was the best plus a new adventure too; “Argo”, a history lesson to be learn.  “The Invisible War”, it is a documentary about women in the Military. “How to Survive a Plague”, the early days of the AIDS epidemic.

Jennifer Lawrence was in three movies last year and they were Hunger Games, House at the end of street, and Sliver Lining Playbook.  She should have been nominated in two different categories for each Best Actress, and Best supportive Actress, if she wins   she will get a shot in winning an Oscar.  How about a new category, best young performance for female 16 and below.

If anyone saw the “Beast of the Southern Wild”, Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, 9, is the youngest for best actress nominee.  The youngest Best Actress winner is still Marlee Matlin for “Children of a Lesser God,” who was 21 when she won. (This year’s frontrunner in the category, Jennifer Lawrence, is 22.)  If Jennifer Lawrence wins, it would be great for her. Her acting ability is astonishing, and critics love her performance in any role she plays, but never nominated for an Oscar. She was nominate for “Winter Bones”, but did not win, she was invited.  If the Oscar wants to nominate a child for their performance, they should have age appropriate categories and a better chance of winning.  Like Best Young Performance male and female. What about the stunt people in movies, they should have a category too? It’s an art form.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Patterson in The Twilight saga in the epic adventure of Vampires and werewolves should be nominated, either for Acting or Technical. The movie was amazing to watch.

Even though Kathryn Bigelow, directed “Zero Dark Thirty” another war movie since “The Hurt Locker” (2008) she  wasn’t nominate for a director. Women can direct movies, it doesn’t have to be the same woman, but there are other women directors out there in the film industry.

Ben Affleck, not the duck with the first name, was nominate for “Argo” for best picture but not for director. It doesn’t make sense.

Christopher Nolan for the final installment of the Batman trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is understandable, it has too much violence and the story was week.

John Hawkes’  performances as a polio-afflicted man looking to lose his virginity in “The Sessions” getting no recognition, with Helen Hunt as his co-star.

“The Master” received nomination for Joaquin Phoenix, for best actor, but he called the Oscars B. S. So he is off the list for the next nominations that comes along and future productions of films. If he is still working, that’s good. He is a great actor. He should be proud to nominate. He’s not invited – good. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams were also nominated, but not the film itself, or director Paul Thomas Anderson. They won for previous films, which is good.

Django Unchained got nominated for music  John Legend and Rick Ross grabbed a nod, while Quentin Tarantino was also left in the cold for Best Director.

If actors get nominate, just say “Thank you” and your exception speech, just thank your to your parents, agent, manager and your fans. Make it brief.