Everyone screams, “AWARD SEASON”. Watch any day time programming after the recent Golden Globes and you’ll hear those that are in the know (or think they are) give their opinion. Well, we are all entitled to that, so why not take in as many movies as you can that are nominated. It might help you in that work pool for the Oscars or People’s Choice Awards.
Watching the Golden Globes offers an unique setting to view actors and actresses. For the actors, an uninhibited night out with work friends. For the fan, a night to see what speech will inspire or shock the world. What are people wearing, how much “work” have they had done, who’s hot and who’s not (by their absence). Television panels casually chatted about dresses and suits, accessories were discussed including the arm candy of the fabulously rich and famous. Taking stock of who was looking at who, forecasting splits and hook-ups! Ah Hollywood!!
The other monstrous question; who will host the upcoming Oscars? Can you bring back David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld? Could they do a Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee kind of schtick! This heady time of year will buzz with a newly diversified Hollywood and yes, continued moments of awkwardness. Example: Freddy Mercury’s fans took exception to the dental remark that was made and also Christian Bale’s comments about Dick Cheney were seen as unfunny by the Cheney family. You can do the research – I watched it live!
We’ve always been intrigued by the celebrities; what they look like, what they eat and drink to remain fabulous, how they never seem to age and when they do, how elegantly it happens. What do their children look like now, will they be actors. How much does it cost to maintain such a lifestyle. Ask Micheal Douglas, his father is 102! And yes, Kirk Douglas is pretty amazing!
So enough about the actors out of character, what about their 2018 offerings – since Saturday I’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book and Roma (Netflix version). There are many other big screen movies to see; THANK YOU Rainbow Cinemas, including A Star is Born. I’ve yet to see Black Panther and probably should. The Wife, Mary Poppins and the Favourite are also on the to see list. So, if you love music and grew up in the 70’s through the 90’s you’ll shed tears at Bohemian Rhapsody. You will soon embrace the change from actors to the real deal in this movie. Brilliant – especially Mike Meyers and his nod to Wayne’s World!
The Green Book takes you on a ride through 1962 and the civil rights movement but also introduces you to wonderful musician that fought through racism. Check out Don Shirley, Tonal Expressions.
And with Roma, a movie set in Mexico City suburbs, you’re transported back to the 70’s and revolutionary times. The daily life in a household, giving you insight to what we don’t see when on our cozy all inclusive trips south of the border.
Whatever you see, enjoy the movies on these cold January days! It helps lift the spirit!