Apparently, ‘The People’ don’t care that The Lone Ranger was a box office dud, or two of Adam Sandler’s last three movies tanked. Johnny Depp still took home the award as Favorite Movie Actor, and Sandler nabbed yet another award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor. On the other hand, Sandra Bullock swept Favorite Comedic Movie Actor, Favorite Dramatic Actress and Favorite Movie Actress – and was half of The People’s Favorite Movie Duo, with George Clooney. On the music side, Justin Timberlake was a triple winner for Favorite Album, Favorite Male Artist and Favorite R&B Artist.
The less said about the opening skit, monologue (or dialogue in this case with Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs co-hosting) or presenters’ banter, the better. For a complete list of winners of The People’s Choice Awards, follow the jump
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity can be seen in many ways. Just from a Christian sensibility, it could be taken as either a resurrection story or an expulsion from Eden tale. It could be a tale of birth or rebirth. Or, it could simply be a shipwreck tale. On every level, however you view it, it is a brilliant film by a man whose last three movies – Y Tu Mamá También, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men – have been masterpieces.
Two astronauts are stranded in space when their shuttle is destroyed during a space walk. Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are the the astronauts in Gravity. The Warner Bros. film premieres in wide release – including IMAX – on October 4th.
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Meanwhile let’s take a look at some upcoming projects from some people already established in the entertainment industry.
Movie history has just been made. First, Kathryn Bigelow won the Academy Award® for Directing and moments later, another Oscar® for Best Film – she was a producer on The Hurt Locker, not just the director. Fellow nominee, James Cameron, was one of the first to stand – leading to a full on standing ovation for his ex.
Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were solid but not brilliant co-hosts, picking up steam as the ceremonies proceeded. Their onscreen chemistry was good but they had a tendency to dispense their banter shade a shade too quickly.
As per usual, my choices for the awards were not entirely spot on, but in most cases, wins by other nominees could not possibly be considered disappointments. My thoughts follow the jump.
“I’d like to thank the Academy for this extraordinary honor. Congratulations to Matt Damon on his nomination. I’m especially grateful to Clint Eastwood, Invictus producer, Lori McCreary, and the entire cast and crew of ‘Invictus.’ Most importantly, thank you to Nelson Mandela for his encouragement, his blessing and his friendship – without which, this film would not have been possible.” Did I ever mention the time that my car got wrecked at The Four Seasons while I was interviewing Morgan?
It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Sandra Bullock movie, so The Proposal will likely be welcomed just for that. That it takes Bullock in a slightly different direction than usual may make it seem fresher than it is – and giving her Ryan Reynolds to play off/with could be considered a stroke of genius.
The plot – high powered publishing executive Margaret Tate [Bullock] is about to be deported back home to Canada [!] when she springs a bombshell on her bosses by announcing that she and her executive assistant, Andrew Paxton [Reynolds] are getting married. The two then zip off to Sitka, Alaska to help celebrate his grandmother’s ninetieth birthday – and announce their engagement. The engagement tickles Gammy Annie [Betty White, conducting a master class in scene stealing] and Andrew’s mom, Grace [Mary Steenburgen] but not his father, Joe [Craig T. Nelson], or, at first, his ex, Gertrude [Malin Ackerman]. Chaos ensues.
Before I start this, let me just say Movie Studios attitudes towards the Internet is just dumb. I’m getting all of these clips from YouTube but the morons ban embedding the clips, even though right below the official trailer there’s always 20 other copies of it. How dumb is that? Here are 5 hot movie trailers for this week.