Month: January 2008

Statuette Risks: News on the Golden Globes

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The Golden Globes have been cancelled, though there is a conference on tonight to announce the winners, but the worry is: if you took down one award, what about the most important one. The Oscars are in danger of being cancelled. ABC may lose billions of dollars in ad revenue. All fingers are crossed that the Writers Strike will not knock over Oscar. The Academy Awards have never been cancelled, not even during the 1980’s strike. The Oscars are scheduled for February 24 on ABC. The nominations, whether or not a ceremony will air, will be announced January 22. The Globe winners will be announced tonight 9/8 c on NBC.

Born to Be Bad: Review for "Ed Wood"

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Ed Wood is the biography of writer/director/producer/actor Edward D. Wood, Jr., who is claimed as the worst director of all time, while his films Glen or Glenda, about a man who likes dressing in women’s clothes, and Plan 9 from Outer Space, which is about aliens raising corpeses from the dead to attack earth. Plan 9 is said to be the WORST. From it’s less-than-convincing special effects to it’s outrageous plotline. In reality, Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) was a good hearted young man, who liked to dress in women’s clothes (which was his insparation to direct Glen or Glenda), who was a visionary artist with all the wrong ideas and crew. He eventually befriended his idol, Bela Lugosi (excellently portrayed by Martin Landau), who’s career since Dracula and others had gone done the drain. He had been addicted to drugs for the last 20 years, but that didn’t stop the child like wonder in Wood’s eye.The film chronicles the making of some of his films. It is well done, though I think that Tim Burton tried to hard to give the Wood like feel to the film, corny music, bad camera angles, and weird lighting. While Ed Wood remains the worst director, Tim Burton is still great! It’s just a matter of overdose.
Grade: B
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Golden Globes CANCELED!

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The Golden Globes were scheduled for Sunday, January 13, 2008. Unfortunately, the ceremony has been canceled because the actors are refusing to cross the picket line. Instead, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will be holding a meeting to announce the winners. Hopefully, this strike will not interfere with the Oscars.