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Celebration of the movies from 2014: GOLDEN GLOBES 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


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Worst Dressed: Felicity Jones, Lupita Nyong'o and Keira Knightley

Best Dressed: Allison Janney, Julianne Moore & Jessica Chastain

Original Post 12/11/14
I totally overslept and didn't get to see the announcements this morning, I really prefer to watch it all unfold in real time, however..  THE NOMINEES ARE….
The nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were announced bright and early this morning at the Beverly Hilton hotel. During the traditional pre-dawn ceremony in Beverly Hills, HFPA president Theo Kingma introduced Kate Beckinsale, two-time Golden Globe Award-nominee Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Golden Globe-winner and five-time nominee Jeremy Piven did the honors. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe® Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST)

I got to see SELMA on Wednesday and wrote the below on facebook after the screening: (Note:embedded facebook post will not be visible to those receiving Tinsel & Tine via RSS Feed)


Congratulations to "Selma" for all the Golden Globe Nominations! Best Actor: David Oyelowo, Best Director: Ava Duvernay, Best Original Song: "Glory" and most importantly - Best Motion Picture Drama!

Post update 1/2/14: Tinsel & Tine's Selma Interview with Ava DuVernay in Philadelphia 

Post update 12/15/14: Below are a few red carpet images from SELMA NYC premiere and after party, presented by Paramount Pictures, Delta Air Lines, Tina Brown Live Media, and Credit Suisse, at the Ziegfeld Theater, where stars David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey (also a Producer on the film), Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Common, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Andre Holland, Lorraine Toussaint, Niecy Nash, Stephen Root, Colman Domingo, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Dylan Baker, Omar Dorsey, Stephan James, Wendell Pierce, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Trai Byers, Henry G. Sanders, Jeremy Strong, Kent Falcon, and John Lavelle walked the red carpet alongside Director/Executive Producer Ava Duvernay, Producers Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, and Executive Producer Paul Garnes. SELMA, from Paramount Pictures, Pathé, and Harpo Films, is in selected theaters on December 25th, 2014, and nationwide on January 9th, 2015.
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  • Boyhood (see T&T post) - Yes, definitely worthy of nomination, if for sheer commitment alone!
  • Foxcatcher - Haven't done my write up on Foxcatcher yet. It's definitely worthy of attention, but not nearly as engrossing a film as I went in thinking it would be.
  • Imitation Game (see T&T post)- Such interesting history, but not a great biopic, in my opinion, it was a bit flat.
  • The Theory of Everything (See T&T post) I had predicted noms for Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, but the movie was too long for as little as it had to impart.
  • Birdman - (See T&T post)  Very imaginative and well done. 
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (See T&T post) one of my favorites! The colors, the absurdity - good film.
  • Pride - I don't even remember seeing a trailer or reading anything about this movie. Gotta check it out.
  • St. Vincent - (See T&T post) The young lead Jaeden Lieberher deserved a nomination.
  • Force Majeure (See T&T on Tumblr) - This was going to be a part of my Philly Film Fest coverage part 3, which I've yet to write. The film is an exploration of a marriage falling apart during a vacation, where the husband's act of self-preservation brings to light other issues, all handled with situational humor and interesting dynamics.
  • Wild (See T&T on Google +) was also supposed to be part of my Philly Film Fest coverage part 3. This movie does an amazing job of making the audience feel as uncomfortable, tired, scared and triumphant as the PCT Trail hiker Cheryl, played by Reese Witherspoon with grit & honesty. 

  • Into the Woods (see T&T post) What can I say, a movie musical would have to be awful for me not to enjoy it.
  • Top Five  (see T&T post) not nominated for anything, but I feel it should have been.
  • NightCrawler blew this movie off, now that Jake Gyllenhaal's been nominated, wish I'd seen it.
  • Annie - (see T&T post) not as dynamic and hip as it should have been, but Quvenzhane Wallis and Jamie Foxx have great father/daughter chemistry.
  •  Big Eyes... You can't see them all, unfortunately :(


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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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