Golden Globes 2018

Seth Meyes

It was the 75th annual Golden Globes last weekend, and the celebrities were happy to the first awards of the new year of 2018. Seth Meyers, Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, got great reviews of his hosting, he reminded me of Bob Hope when he hosted the Oscars and other awards shows.

Blanco

The actors and actress wore black for sexual harassment, and the actresses looked gorgeous in black gowns and dresses.

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 07 Jan 2018

People are still talking about it, Oprah Winfrey, gave an inspiring and inspirational speech when she received the Cecil B. DeMille award. Her speech was moving. The news media wanted her to be next president for 2020. Does she have her own network to run? She has several movies coming out this year.  What’s the qualification for being the president? Isn’t that peer pressure and fake news to stir up that she wants to be president. The news media is stirring up controversy again. Get your facts straight!

natalie-portman

When Ron Howard and Natalie Portman presented for Best Director, she said “And here are the all-male nominees,” before reading out the list.

Guillermo Del Toro

And then Guillermo del Toro won the category for “The Shape of Water.”

If they want women directors to be nominated for an Oscars or Golden Globes, why is the Golden Globe board members overlooking women directors? Is it the story of the film or the actors in characters in the film? It’s the subject matter and the story.

Kathryn Bigelow did win for best director for directing The Hurt Locker at the Oscars in 2010.  She was nominated for a Golden Globe that year, but she won the Oscar instead. So, if you don’t win the Golden Globe, the Oscars are much better.

barbra-streissand

In 1984, Barbra Streisand won a Golden Globe for directing Yentl, not the Oscar that year. I saw that movie; it was very good.

They have women directors; however, they are not nominated.

Three Billboards

The offbeat Martin McDonagh film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri pulled off a decisive win with four awards including Best Picture Drama, Actress in a Drama for Frances McDormand, Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, and Screenplay.  And it was filmed in Sylva, NC near the mountains of Asheville, NC. It’s a small town.

Saoirse-Ronan

The Director, Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, grabbed Best Picture in that category as well as an Actress prize for Saoirse Ronan (above), for Oscar.

Little Big Lies

HBO Big Little Lies Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern won for the series.

 

 

Notes

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/movies/golden-globes-best-worst.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Thor: The Dark World

Thor Movie Poster

When his hammer hit the ground, the rumble and the vibration of the hammer shook the whole movie theater and I peed in my pants.  The movie was that good. The ending is a surprise you have to see it. Here’s a clue: Go see it!!!

Thor 2: The Dark World was fantastic outstanding visual effects graphics, If you get a chance, the 3D version is also great. More action coming at you, but make sure you duck, the hammer flies in different direction.

Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Thor 1

Thor 2

Chris Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Thor in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013); and as Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004). There’s a video of him in his underwear with woman and he was barely a teenager in the movie. He has also appeared in Star Trek (2009), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The Cabin in the Woods (2012), Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Red Dawn (2012) and Rush (2013). He will appear in the film adaptation of In the Heart of the Sea, based on the book by Nathaniel.

Natalie Portman

Natalie Portman

From being a princes as Padmé Amidala in Star Wars prequel in 1999, 2002, and 2005.  Her first role was as an orphan taken in by a hit man in the 1994 action film Léon: The Professional. She was young in the movie. In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed her bachelor’s degree in 2003.In 2010, Portman starred in the psychological thriller Black Swan. Her performance received critical praise and earned her a second Golden Globe Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, the BAFTA Award, the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2011. Being educated is great when we have to do a break down of the character that she is playing.  She also guest host the VMA with Jimmy Fallon.

Tom Loki

Tom Hiddleston is an English actor. He played the character of Loki in the Marvel Studios films Thor (2011), The Avengers (2012), and Thor: The Dark World (2013). Other notable films have included Steven Spielberg’s World War I film War Horse (2011), the British drama The Deep Blue Sea (2011), Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011), and the 2012 BBC series Henry IV and Henry V.

Anthony Hopkins

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is well known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Lion in Winter, Magic, The Elephant Man, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Legends of the Fall, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World’s Fastest Indian, Instinct, and Fracture.

ca. 2008 --- Zachary Levi --- Image by © Don Flood/Corbis Outline

Zachary Levi  from “Chuck” he was suppose to the be in the first film but due to scheduling conflict with “Chuck”  Joshua Dallas in the movie. Now Joshua Dallas is now in hit TV series called Once Upon a Time due to his scheduling conflict with the show he was replace with Zachary Levi. Zachary agreed to do the movie.

Allan Taylor

Alan Taylor  is an American television and film director, television producer, and screenwriter. Taylor spent his teen years in Ottawa, Canada, and graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute (high school) in 1976.  Taylor has directed for numerous programs on both network television and premium cable, most notably on HBO. Taylor has directed the pilot episodes of Mad Men (“Smoke Gets in Your Eyes”) and Bored to Death as well as subsequent episodes of each. He has directed two episodes from season 1 of Game of Thrones and four episodes of season 2 Taylor directed Thor: The Dark World (2013), the sequel to 2011’s Thor. In September 2013, Taylor was in talks to direct the planned 2015 Terminator reboot.

Production Notes

While promoting the release of Thor: The Dark World in October 2013, Hemsworth stated that he is contracted for another Thor film and two more Avengers films but would be happy to keep going, if people want more. Also in October 2013, Feige stated that Thor would next be seen in Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. He added that certain elements at the end of The Dark World hint at a direction for a possible third film, adding, “We definitely have a story we’d like to tell.” Additionally, Feige stated that, while Loki would not appear in Age of Ultron and most likely not before a third Thor film, the studio “certainly has ideas of where we would like that to go we have to see how this one does and then go from there.”

Overall, it is good movie. But remember one thing when watching any movie eat early and go to the restroom early that means you don’t want to miss any action of the movie.  Or if you see an usher in the movie theater get there attention and ask for a refill of your drink, that means you don’t want to miss an action of the movie.