Among the big film categories, the honorees on Sunday night's Golden Globes, will be Bruce Dern, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey who are hardly underdogs. It's expected that the movies of 2013,like"12 Years A Slave,"and "American Hustle," will lead in the toughest race this year.
Since the Globes separate drama from comedy some strong contenders in this category also include "Captain Phillips,"even though it comes across like a violent 2 hour news story.
"Gravity," now that one comes across like a 2 hour instructional video of what not to do in outer space. It was more boring than exciting, and not that realistic. There's no way George Clooney would spend that much time talking to a woman his own age. come on lets face it, the concepts dated, it's too 70's. And lets be honest, "Gravity," was made for it's visual appeal, on 3-D Imax, without a strong story, it's starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.
It could have been 2-hours of them rolling around in trash, Imax for two is $60, including concessions, movie goers are too embarrassed to tell their trendy friends that it was boring.Yes it sounds cynical, but regardless the lighter "Gravity" will circle the Globe, even if the heavier "12 Years a Slave" deserves to win.
"Philomena" starring Bonds M, Judi Dench, on a travel jaunt, babbling for two hours in her native tongue like a grandmotherly Mary Poppins, was a little snoozy.
Unlike Director Ron Howards "Rush", about the 70's world of Formula 1 Auto Racing. Which stars Chris Hemsworth, "Rush" contains all the right elements, sex, drugs and rock and roll , which makes for an appropriate soundtrack over the roaring engines. It has all the right cast elements, Hot cars and hotter women, which is great since Ronny went light on the B cast list, the biggest recent name is "Thor" who,lets face it isn't going on to playing "Camelot" any time soon..sorry "Avengers" fans..
"American Hustles" Christian Bale said for him, it had to be the best film they have ever done.While in character as Irving Rosenfeld, an overweight and bald con man,combined with his comedy of mannerisms was one of the most free and easy performances the Oscar-winning star has ever given.While being the kind of guy who can charm women who look like Amy Adams, as well as politicians, gangsters and federal agents.
For Best Actor, it's 77 year old Bruce Dern will likely win for his sturdy work in the black and white, "Nebraska," especially since he's not looking too steady in his current later years. And lets face it this award may be the last thing he holds. But it's Bale's character we'll be imitating for the foreseeable future.
Meanwhile, Bale's castmate, 2012's "Silver Linings Playbook," and one of Hollywood's most interesting actors, star Bradley Cooper, has turned himself into a regular wild manic, performer, By packing an unexpected emotional punch in the whirling last act. Cooper also rocks curls in this movie, looking like a version of 70's TV Greg Brady, a definite bonus everyone can enjoy.
The leading men in the drama category on The Golden Globes For Best Performance by an actor in a motion picture are:
Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years a Slave," Idris Elba for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," Tom Hanks for "Captain Phillips," Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club" and Robert Redford for "All is Lost."
The leading ladies in the drama category for Best Performance by an actress in a motion picture are :
Cate Blanchett for "Blue Jasmine," Sandra Bullock for "Gravity," Judi Dench for "Philomena," Emma Thompson for "Saving Mr. Banks" and Kate Winslet for "Labor Day."
In less than 1 day on NBC, at 7pm Central, we'll see all the results unfold, on "The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards" live on Sunday, January 12, 2014. Tina Fey and
Amy Poehler return as hosts.