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67th Golden Globes - Commentary

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


First off, if I'm willing to watch the Super Bowl, provided there's adequate munchies and bar food. Than I need a man willing to watch the Golden Globes and Oscars with me. I invited a recently acquainted Internet date over Sunday night to enjoy me, and enjoy with me, all the glitz, glamor and star studdedness - and he declined! Worst yet, he didn't know what the Golden Globes were!

Although to give him credit he does see a lot of movies, he even saw
The Hurt Locker which someone would have to strap me down to see. He saw Avatar twice, which I have yet to see, mainly because of the additional cost, and because 3D often gives me motion sickness. However, seeing Avatar is now a must before March 7th or the Oscars will be lost on me, like last year, when I waited too late to see Slumdog Millionaire. The other must see is Up in the Air, which was on my list of things to see anyway.

My pick for Best Dressed is a toss up between Halle Berry, who almost never goes wrong and Kate Hudson, who although I agree the platforms may not have been the best shoe choice, I loved the illustration of her gown.
I don't choose Worst Dressed and I don't care about the guys tuxedo's, but I will say, Drew Barrymore's dress would have been my Best Dressed choice, if it weren't for the sea urchin parasites attached to the shoulder and hip of the dress.

And my adored January Jones, ruined her look with that pre-school, picture day headband.

Mo' nique started the evening off right with a very honest and emotional speech. Well deserved, her role in Precious seemed so out of character for her. It's always amazing when a comedian delivers, such a powerful performance. It's just too bad she didn't shave her legs for the red carpet!

Meryl Streep plays the character of Meryl Streep very well, there a sincerity in that. I thought her make up was flawless. I'm glad she won for Julie & Julia, rather than It's Complicated, although, that is a very funny movie, it's actually a great example of a food and film flick, but I never had a chance to write my commentary.

I fall in love with Robert Downey, Jr, more and more every time I see him, is his online doppelganger on any dating site?

I created my new logo for Tinsel and Tine, based on my love of the show Mad Men, so I feel I sent them the good vibrations which allowed them to walk off with Best Drama for the third year in a row. Matthew Weiner is a genius!

Upon being honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, Martin Scorsese delivered a definitive acceptance speech meaningful to all types of film buffs everywhere. Click HERE to see the Scorsese film montage from the Golden Globes.

I love my sister's observation that the whole fun dynamics are like high school: Julia, cheerleader, Meryl smart but not sexy girl, Robert Downey, jr class clown and thespian, etc... My sister also believes that lack of diversity is still an issue. True, we haven't reached an even playing field, but I see Hollywood integrating more and more; in fact, I was wondering if Mavis Spencer, daughter of Alfre Woodard, was the first woman of color chosen to be Miss Golden Globe?

Last, but not least, I was unaware Julia Roberts is working on a film based on my very favorite novel
Eat, Pray, Love By Elizabeth Gilbert. I don't know HOW I missed hearing about this, it's so exciting! Even more exciting than the next Sex and the City which is prominently marked on my 2010 calendar for May 28th!

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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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