Monday, January 17, 2011

Star Struck

So did you catch the Golden Globes last night? Wow that Ricky Gervais is a naughty boy, isn't he? Or, as the Brits would say: a real cheeky monkey. But for my money he's as funny as they come, and if you can't make fun of Charlie Sheen, who can you make fun of?

I can't say I was all that thrilled by some of the winners last night. I don't know about you, but I am pretty sick of FaceBook at this point. It's bad enough I can't go on the Web without being barraged by "friend requests" from people I've never heard of, but now I am going to be subjected to it at the multiplex as well? I go to the movies to get away from day-to-day tedium, and the only thing I can think of that would be worse is "The Social Network 3-D". Seems like every other movie that came out this year was 3-D, which is fine in-and-of itself. But it seems like the money they spend on 3-D is in inverse proportion to what gets spent on a good script and quality actors. Although I guess I wouldn't really want to be looking at Paul Giamatti in 3-D for two hour either.

I was happy to see Natalie Portman acknowledged as best actress for "Black Swan". While I wasn't crazy about that movie, she's a fine actress whom I've liked since I first saw her in "Garden State". If you get a chance to see her in "V is for Vendetta" you'll know why she's a favorite, and why I celebrate Guy Fawkes Day every November 5, much to the consternation of my British neighbors.

How about that Christian Bale winning best supporting actor for "The Fighter"? He's just an amazing actor whom I think doesn't get nearly the credit he deserves. He literally starved himself for the lead role in "The Machinists" which was unfortunate, since I was probably among the handful of people who actually saw the thing. Regardless, I've been a fan since "Empire of the Sun" way back in 1987, and recommend anything he does; although I probably wouldn't start with "American Psycho," especially if you are on a date.

And did you hear what happened to Al Pacino? Seems that after winning best actor for "You Don't Know Jack" (the Jack Kevorkian biopic) he went home to tuck his young children into bed, with plans to return for the after party. And while we won't get into how creepy it is that a 70-year-old man has young children, he returned to find out he was not on the guest list -- and denied entry. I imagine whoever was in charge of security is wishing for a ride in the Kevorkian Death Bus this morning.

If you want to hobnob with the stars in Hollywood, you're going to have to start making a lot more money than you do now or, rent a timeshare in nearby Anaheim (about 30 miles away). The WorldMark Anaheim gets 5 stars from RedWeek members and you can get a 2-bedroom/2-bathroom unit with a full kitchen and living room for just $183/night. Plus it is just steps away from a little place called Disneyland. If star-gazing is your thing, make sure to slate one full day for touring Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and Malibu. You'd be surprised who you might run into if you are the star-struck type. Me, I am more of a laid back…

OHMIGOD, OHMIGOD, is that Puck from "Glee"?! It is, It is! I gotta run… see you later… bye!

1 comment:

  1. I love your articles, Seymour! I DVR'd the Golden Globes, so, it was great to read your re-cap. I think Ricky Gervais is very funny! See you in Facebook.