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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The Hangover (2009) Review

 

Four guys go to Vegas for a stag party two days before the wedding. What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas . . . but can any of them actually remember what happened in Vegas? Well thats partly the problem they have when they cannot find the groom. So they must backtrack and attempt to figure out what exactly they done the night before.

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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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Golden Globes 2010 – Nominations

The 67th Annual Golden Globes take place on 17th January 2010 and are the first major awards to be handed out in what will be another busy awards season. Because I had been slipping with the blog for the last few weeks I still had not posted this years nominations.

 

Closer to the ceremony I will post my predictions on who I think will walk away with the Golden Globe on the night.

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News: June 8th 2009

Some news from today . . .

Roberts Rents New York Summer Houses

This has made me think OMG, as I did not realise she would be filming in NYC !!!

Julia Roberts is spending $150,000 (£100,000) renting two houses in New York while she shoots a new movie in Manhattan this summer.

The actress will spend three months in the Big Apple shooting new movie Eat, Pray, Love – and has reserved two posh apartments in the West Village.

Roberts will live in one of the properties with husband Danny Moder and their kids Hazel, Phinnaeus and Henry, while the other two-bedroom pad is for their nanny and staff.

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IMDb Summer Movie Guide – June 2009

Onto the top releases coming in June.

Land of the Lost – On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall (Will Ferrell) is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride)…

Away We Go- A couple (Maya Rudolph and John Krasinski) who is expecting their first child travel around the U.S. in order to find a perfect place to start their family.

The Hangover- In Las Vegas, three groomsmen (Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms) lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures, forcing them to retrace their steps in order to find him before the church bells ring …

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 – A criminal mastermind (John Travolta) and his henchmen hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day’s work for dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington)…

Moon – Astronaut Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon …

Imagine That – A financial executive (Murphy) who can’t stop his career downspiral is invited into his daughter’s imaginary world, where solutions to his problems await …

Year One – When a couple of lazy hunter-gatherers (Jack Black and Michael Cera) are banished from their primitive village, they set off on an epic journey through the ancient world….

The Proposal – An imperious publishing executive (Sandra Bullock) forces her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) to marry her so she can avoid deportation back to Canada. …

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen- Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to take Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) prisoner, after the young hero learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers…

My Sister’s Keeper- When a family matter leads to Anna Fitzgerald (Abigail Breslin) learning the truth about her conception, she enlists the services of a seasoned lawyer (Alec Baldwin) in an effort to emancipate herself from her parents (Cameron Diaz and Jason Patric).

Chéri – A romantic drama set in 1920s Paris, where the son of a courtesan (Rupert Friend) retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman (Michelle Pfeiffer)…