A look back at 2009 in film!

Having already mentioned what a huge year 2009 is for Let’s Go To The Movies, formed in the February to be exact. That was therefore a massive year in terms of reviews for 2009 films, catching as many as I possibly could at the cinema and then reviewing them. Something I have grown to love over the past decade!

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I don’t feel as though this was really an outstanding decade in terms of films and/or performances but we certainly were given plenty of entertainment. The 3D film was pushed a lot and in a few different ways which is something that Avatar really was groundbreaking with, however after ten years maybe that film was more of a gimmick than actually an amazing film? I certainly think so.

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Top 10 – Movie Quotes I’d love a man to say to me!

Ok so I have slightly caved and decided to admit for at least this blog post that I am a romantic at heart . . . by making a list of love movie quotes that I would love a man to say to me! But I had decided not to place them in a 1-10 order, as they are all in the list for the same reason of thinking that it would be just lovely for a man to say them to me. Yes some are very cheesy! But I guess I do have to conform at some point for some Valentine’s Day slushiness!!!

“You complete me” (Jerry Maguire, 1996)

Who wouldn’t want a man to inform them that you complete them . . . not something that they are going to tell you ever day. As corny as this is, I still love it!

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Top 10 – Best Films of 2009

The 10 films I found the best from the year 2009. Yes you may think its now April, but I was trying to keep it to films from 2009 based on the year they were made rather than UK release date as that is often different to the US release date. Anyway I didn’t want to end up with a confusing list not containing some of the best of 2009 because I saw them at the beginning of 2010.

Check it out see if you agree with many of the films! As I am sure some of the films included would not have been expected.

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Oscars 2010 – Predictions

I am afraid this is going to be my last Oscars 2010 post until some red carpet pictures and the results and my opinions on who one, how the show went and the hosts Steve Martin and my man of the moment Alec Baldwin. As I cannot as originally planned stay up to watch he ceremony. 😦

Another downside to this years Oscars, I have not managed to see many of the nominated films. Some still have not appeared in my local cinema which has been so disappointing! My predictions therefore have to be based on what I have heard about some of films and performances (and where the other awards shows have gone to).

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Oscars 2010 – Nominations

The day eventually arrived and the nominations have now been released (I now know which films I have to watch before 7th March) and we can all start debating and creating our predictions on who is going to walk away with the golden statue come Oscar night.

 

We go back to 10 nominations for Best Picture and an animated film has been included in those 10, that being Up. Now that will cause a lot of debate because from what I have read people preferred Wall-E to Up. From my first look at the nominations the only suprise for myself is seeing District 9 in the Best Picture cateogry. Everything else is pretty much what was expected.

Best Picture

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up in the Air

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Golden Globes 2010 – Live

Ricky Gervais hosting the awards which will be an experience, I will keep updating this blog post as the show goes on.

  • The opening speech he headed straight for Steve Carrell with jokes about “The Office” and plastic surgery.
  • Very good opening jokes which seemed to go down well with his audience.
  • Nicole Kidman is the first up presenting best supporting actress in a motion picture.
  • Which goes to . . . Mo’Nique for Precious.
  • First speech of the night is a very emotional one with tears and dreams being reached, a rather long speech.
  • I have just spotted Julia Roberts for the first time 🙂
  • Toni Collette won best actress in a tv show comedy/musical.
  • ooo Robert De Niro is there !!!
  • First Meryl Streep spotting
  • Sir Paul McCartney presents best animated feature and is rather amusing, which has a great shot of Julia Roberts laughing.
  • Winner of best animated feature is Up
  • Kate Hudson introduced some clips from Nine
  • Ricky Gervais saying we have had some worthy winners and some not so worthy winners. Plugging his own film.
  • Felicity Huffman who decided she messed up what she was saying so started over. She has totally lost what she’s trying to say.
  • Best actor in a TV series drama goes to . . . Michael C. Hall for Dexter.
  • Best actress in a TV series drama goes to . . . Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife.
  • Just spotted Mickey Rourke kissing Mike Tyson.
  • Harrison Ford introduces Up in the Air.
  • Cher and Christina Aguilera presenting the best original song . . . The Weary Kind from Crazy Heart.
  • Best original score . . . Up
  •  Best mini series or tv movie presented by Amy Adams and Josh Brolin. Goes to . . . Grey Gardens.
  • Something that always amuses me about the Golden Globes has to be how difficult it is for the winners to get onto the stage if they are not on one of the tables right next to the stage.
  • Tom Hanks introducing Julie & Julia.
  • Colin Farrell who looks very good I might add. Presenting best actress in a comedy or musical . . . Julia Roberts is sitting next to Paul McCartney. Meryl looks embarrassed with both of her nominations. Goes to . . . Meryl Streep for Julie & Julia.
  • She wants to change her name to T-Bone . . . T Bone Streep hahaha. I really do love Meryl the more I see her, she really is just brilliant. Awww she got rather emotional talking about her mother and how she is really grateful for everything.
  • Helen Mirren introduces Precious.
  • Kevin Bacon won best actor in a mini series or TV movie for Taking Chances.
  • Drew Barrymore won best actress in a mini series or TV movie for Grey Gardens.
  • Cameron Diaz introducing It’s Complicated.
  • Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler presenting best screenplay for a motion picture . . . Up in the Air. I am so pleased about this!!! Also Gerard Butler was very cute not letting Jennifer Aniston see the paper then saying I’m not telling you haha.
  • Jason Reitman got rather emotional towards George Clooney.
  • Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher present best actor in a comedy/music on TV . . . Alec Baldwin won for 30 Rock, but he wasnt able to attend the awards.
  • Samuel L. Jackson introduces Inglourious Basterds. He then introduced Sophia Loren who got a standing ovation from the audience.
  • Best foreign language film . . . The White Ribbon (Germany)
  • Best TV series Drama . . . Mad Men.
  • Taylor Lautner introduces (500) Days of Summer.
  • Halle Berry presenting best supporting actor in a motion picture . . . Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds which I think was a pretty obvious choice.
  • Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio presenting Martin Scorsese with an award. Was brilliant seeing them on the stage together and talking about everything they have done in the films and what an impact he has had on films. Leo sees Marty as his friend and mentor, thats nice !!!
  • Marty’s speech was just brilliant after seeing clips from his films. Everyone in the audience gave him a standing ovation, Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts lead the cheering which was great. You can tell that everyone respects Marty by the way they were watching him.
  • Jodie Foster introduces The Hurt Locker.
  • Mel Gibson is presenting after a very cheeky joke from Ricky Gervais about drinking. Director of a motion picture . . . James Cameron for Avatar. Could this be the first hint of the Oscar going to James Cameron too??? He thought his ex-wife was going to win it.
  • Best TV series comedy/musical . . . Glee. Yes, I really was hoping that Glee would win this. It’s brilliant! All of the cast decided to get on the stage as well.
  • Reese Witherspoon presenting motion picture comedy or musical . . . and the winner is The Hangover.
  • Mickey Rourke (yay) presenting actress in a motion picture drama. He always seems so shy when he has to talk on a show like this.
  • The winner is . . . Sandra Bullock for The Blind Side.
  • Best actor in a comedy or musical . . . Robert Downey Jr for Sherlock Holmes. This is a bit of an outside win I reckon. I love him though he is brilliant. A very funny speech as well.
  • I am really hoping that George Clooney is going to get the best actor award, will find out in a few seconds.
  • Kate Winslet is presenting best actor in a drama . . . Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart. Who got a standing ovation from the audience. They really let his speech be a long one !!!
  • The last award of the night best motion picture drama !!!
  • Presenting this my favorite Julia Roberts. She really does have a great smile. The Golden Globe goes to Avatar !!!
  • Interesting I was hoping for Up in the Air. O well never mind, this will make the Oscars more interesting.

Golden Globes 2010 – Predictions

In build up for tonight’s Golden Globes I have decided to post my predictions. Who I want to win but who I think will win (if those are different). I am looking forward to the show tonight and quite curious of how Ricky Gervais will get on as the host. Lots of my favorite actors and actresses should be in attendance as well which makes it even better before it starts. Onto my predictions . . .

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