Ricky Gervais causes controversy at this years Golden Globe awards.
From Total Film:
Brit Ricky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the second year in a row, so you’d think the show’s producers would’ve known what to expect.
The Social Network took four big awards and Colin Firth was named Best Actor, but the real talking point this morning has been Ricky Gervais’ hilarious opening monologue, which had the assembled A-list guests squirming in their seats.
Gervais took shots at everything from Charlie Sheen’s social life, to Hugh Hefner’s forthcoming nuptials and Scientology.
While we were splitting our sides, the Hollywood stars didn’t always look so impressed.
Will Gervais’ blunt gags cost him some of his Hollywood clout? Who knows, but we have a feeling the show’s organisers might plump for a ‘safer’ host next time.
For a breakdown of his moments, check this out.
Leslie Nielsen, the star of: Naked Gun, Airplane!, Spy Hard, Dracula: Dead and loving it. The beloved funny man died from Pneumonia in a Florida hospital on Sunday afternoon.
“Leslie Nielsen, the serious young actor who enjoyed far greater fame in a second career as a bumbling, older, comic actor in hits such as Airplane! and the Naked Gun series, has died from complications from pneumonia brought on while battling a staph infection. He was 84.
Nielsen was born on February 11, 1926 in Regina in the Saskatchewan province of Canada. He was the son of a Canadian Mounted policeman and went on to serve in the Royal Canadian Air Force before becoming a radio announcer and DJ. A scholarship to New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse allowed him to study acting with Sanford Meisner and dance with Martha Graham. Bit parts on stage and TV led to leading roles.
His height and his good looks made him a natural to play the stalwart hero, which he did in films like the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet. He then spent two decades in various TV roles, often guest spots, with the odd turn in movies where the role required a serious and commanding presence, as he did as the captain of the doomed ship in The Poseidon Adventure.
He was doing guest stints on television’s “The Love Boat” and “Fantasy Island” when David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams came to call. They wanted Nielsen to play the solemn character he’s perfected over the years in their upcoming spoof Airplane! as Dr. Rumack, the practical physician aboard a troubled flight. Nielsen was relieved to be offered something where he wasn’t playing the grandfather and the role forever changed his career and the public’s perception of him. Nielsen deadpanned some of the best lines in the movie: “Surely you can’t be serious.” “I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.” and “The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn’t have fish for dinner. “ (That dialogue was taken directly from Zero Hour!, the serious flight disaster film upon which Airplane! was based.)
Though Airplane was the surprise hit of that summer Nielsen headed back to TV, to star as Lt. Frank Drebin in the short-lived Zucker/Abraham’s comedy, “Police Squad.” The show failed but it inspired the creative team behind it to make a big screen version with The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! The success of that film in 1988 led to two sequels with Nielsen headlining and the reliable George Kennedy and still comely Priscilla Presley supporting. The series also gave O.J. Simpson another few years of time in front of the movie camera. Several poorer cousins, such as Dracula: Dead and Loving It, Mr. Magoo, Spy Hard and Wrongfully Accused, followed and tainted the goodwill Nielsen had accumulated and the diminishing box office confirmed it. He continued to make cameo appearances in films, almost all spoofs, up until his death.
Nielsen had been ill for over a week, getting treatment for a staph infection in a hospital in Fort Luaderdale when he contracted the pneumonia. His nephew, Doug Nielsen, confirmed the rumors of his uncle’s death by a call-in to a Manitoba radio station, CJOB on Sunday stating that “today at 5:30, with his friends and his wife, Barbaree, by his side, he just fell asleep and passed away.”
Nielsen is survived by Barbaree Nielsen, his fourth wife, and his two daughters, Thea and Maura, whom the actor had with his second wife, Sandy Ullmann”.
One of my favorites magazines and sites has to be Total Film.
Check out this cool link, along with synopsis, trailers & other goodies.
Also see my review on The Social Network.
Hott of the press:
“It was BANNED in 23 states.
The US government didn’t want you to see it.
DEEP THROAT was more than just a titillating curiosity, it was the SEXUALLY explicit film that ignited a social and political firestorm.
INSIDE DEEP THROAT examines the politics and the payoffs, the porn stars and the persecution of the cultural phenomenon that remains just as highly CONTROVERSIAL today.
From Oscar Winning Producer: Brian Grazer comes this probing look at the sensational adult film that launched a sexual and cultural REVOLUTION”.
The above extract was taken from the back of my DVD: Inside Deep Throat.
In a nutshell:
Linda Lovelace, a legend in her own mouth , was libertied so badly, she never earned a cent.
It’s a tragic story that any actress would kill, or suck to play
At first, Lindsay was an obvious choice.
I personally think it would’ve been an insane game changer for her to prove herself as a mature actress.
It’s such a pity she can’t get her act together.
CUM on LOL, get your act together.
What inspired me to write this blog was that I saw the news over the net this morning.
Then, while driving home, I heard it as a headline on the 5 o’clock news.
Rumour hasit that the director, Mathew Wilder has told E! News that Lohan will no longer star in “Inferno”, the biopic of Deep Throat star Linda Lovelace.
Wilder said: “We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan… We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working on the legalities of bringing her on board.”
“We have stuck by Lindsay very patiently for a long time with a lot of love and support. Ultimately, the impossibility of insuring her – and some other issues – have made it impossible for us to go forward.”
Lindsay is to be replaced by Malin Ackerman.
Watch this space.
I’ve just checked & the box office for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is now on $330 Million worldwide after its release on Thursday, Midnight.
Checke this out:
Also, please see my previous post wrt this topic.
The name Harry Potter needs no introduction.
“Well done, Potter. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1 posted the franchise’s best opening ever by grossing $125.1 million this weekend, according to studio estimates. That figure smashes the wizarding series’ prior opening-weekend record of $102.7 million, held by 2005′s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The new Potter flick also registered the sixth largest opening weekend of all time, landing just behind this year’s Iron Man 2, which debuted to $128.1 million in May.
Deathly Hallows launched its weekend spell late Thursday night when 3,700 theaters screened the PG-13 fantasy movie at midnight. (Some theaters arranged showings as late as 3:15 a.m.). The movie gathered $24 million from those screenings en route to a Friday tally of $61.2 million — the fifth best opening day, period. After Friday, Deathly Hallows essentially followed the box-office trajectory of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which was released on the same November weekend last year. New Moon earned a record $72.7 million its opening day, and then fell 42 and 34 percent on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Deathly Hallows held up a tad better, dropping 38 percent on Saturday (for $38.2 million) and an estimated 33 percent on Sunday (for $25.8 million). While Warner Bros. may have preferred a somewhat steadier ride from Deathly Hallows, no one’s complaining, least of all moviegoers — CinemaScore audiences gave the movie an “A” grade.”
The above info is courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
This is the 7th installment and penultimate episode.
It’s been hailed the best in the series so far.
If you are a Potter fan, check out: 50 Greatest Harry Potter moments.
Note: It should be wise for people to at least watch the first six films in order before watching this one, if they haven’t read the books already.
Voldemort’s power is growing stronger. He now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts. Harry, Ron, and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord. But little hope remains for the Trio, and the rest of the Wizarding World, so everything they do must go as planned.
Imagine what Part 2′s gonna rake in?
We’ll see in July 2011.
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
Okay, so i guessed 4 out of 8 nominations going to ‘District 9′.
I think the best shot it’s got is at Editing or Screenplay.
But unfortunately, I don’t think it will win neither of them.
‘The Hurt Locker’ has recently won The Directors & Producers Guild Awards, as well as most of the critics choice awards.
This is usually the way it goes.
However, in the past, it has gone other ways.
see: related articles on imdb.com
I still feel that “Avatar” is going to clean up!
I usually bet on the Oscars.
2 years ago, I cleaned up! Last year, Sean Penn “Milk”, screwed me! I was convinced Mickey Rourke “The Wrestler” would win!
My predictions are:
Best Film: “Avatar”. Not only is a cinematic masterpiece, but it’s also the biggest grossing film of all time! It’s already on over $2 Billion.
Best Director: James Cameron: “Avatar”. It’s a tough between him & ex wife, Katherine Bigelow, “The Hurt Locker”. Cameron however has created something that no other filmmaker has ever achieved, but… the award will go to Bigelow for ‘The Hurt Locker’
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges “Crazy heart” (100%!). He has recently won The Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild. It’s pretty much a locked deal there!
Best Actress: Although Sandra Bullock “The Blind Side”, has cleaned up everywhere, I felt her performance was OVER RATED. My gutfeel is that it’s going to go to Meryl Streep for “Julie and Julia”! Why, because she’s only won twice, after being nominated something like 15 times. The Academy owes it to her.But, Gabby Sidibe “Precious” might cause an upset!
Best Supporting Actor: Christof Waltz “Inglorious Basterds” (100%!). Not only was he genius in the film, but he has won every award. He spoke ± 5 languages & in true Tarantino fashion, he over delivered in a supporting role. The odds on him winning are insane.
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique “Precious”. Without a doubt!
Best Original Screenplay: Inglorious Basterds
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Up in the air”
Best Editing: very tough 1! I would love to say :”D9″, but I feel “The Hurt Locker” has it LOCKED!
Best Animated Feature: “UP”. No question!
Best Visual Effects: “Avatar”. No question!
Best Cinematography: “The Hurt Locker”. Although ‘The White Ribbon’ won the ASC award & ‘Avatar’ was visually insane, ‘Hurt Locker’ is a cinematographers dream job!
Best Music score: “Up”
Best Song: “The weary Kind” from “Crazy heart”
Best Costume Design:’The Young Victoria’
Best Art Direction: Either: “Avatar”
Best Sound Editing: “Avatar”
Best Sound Mixing: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Foreign film: “The White Ribbon”
watch the Oscars live on MNET, Movie Magic 1 @ 03h00, 7th March 2010.