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Who Took Home A Trophy? See The Full List Of Winners Of Last Night’s Golden Globe Awards

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The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards premiered live Sunday (yesterday), January 16, 2011 from 8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel hosted again by Ricky Gervais who was most certainly drunk last year.  You can catch the nominees and subsequent winners after the break.

Black Swan
The Fighter
The King’s Speech
The Social Network – WINNER!

Well its entirely expected, not my pick — and certainly a very hard bunch to chose from. but really Inception is the deserving winner, but hey you don’t always get what you want!
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are All Right – WINNER!
The Tourist
Not much to say, probably the best out of the bunch. I’m just glad to see Burlesque tumble and fall really — lets hope their winning streak starts at the Razzies!
Darren Aronosfsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network – WINNER!
Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter
Once again I think Inception was sold short, and it seems the academy are favoring Fincher’s Social Network — but as we all predicted/expected, The Social Network is just starting with its Awards clean up.
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King’s Speech – WINNER!
James Franco, 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter
Colin Firth is reaching a point where the string of excellent roles he choses are being recognized, not just by fans but by members of the academy. A very deserving win, Firth was masterful in King’s Speech.
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan – WINNER!
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine
I was vouching for Portman the moment she appeared on screen in Black Swan, she put her all in this role. The emotion is intense, and she’s at a point in her career where everything she does she gets recognized for when awards season comes around. I look forward to seeing her win big at the Oscars!
Anette Bening, The Kids Are All Right – WINNER!
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A
Loved Annette Benning. She deserves a lot of credit for this movie and I’m glad she got recognized for her role in this fantastic film.
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney’s Version – WINNER!
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack
To be honest I haven’t heard of or seen this film, but Giamatti is a good choice no matter.
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King’s Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter – WINNER!
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom
The rightful winner, as the group are fairly rich in terms of winning potential. I would say that it was a close call, but Leo won in the end because of her ability to tie in with the audience.
Christian Bale, The Fighter – WINNER!
Michael Douglas, Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech
A great guy, and a deserving win. Great film, emotion and intensity course through his veins in The Fighter — I’m not at all surprised.
The Concert
The Edge
I Am Love
In a Better World – WINNER!
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, The Kids Are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The King’s Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network – WINNER!

By now you know my view on The Social Network, and once again Inception gets over stepped this time…AGAIN. Utter bullshit.
Alexandre Desplat, The King’s Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahman, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, The Social Network – WINNER!
Hans Zimmer, Inception
I’m still a little baffled over how The Social Network seems to be dominating in every section, because frankly I’m going to be bias and say Hans Zimmer deserved the win. I found nothing of Social Network memorable, certainly not the score — and so the insanity of awards season starts.
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Toy Story 3 – WINNER!

Once again fan favorite Pixar win! It was clearly the winner from the moment we saw it on the ballet form, being the highest grossing Animated film of all time — it was half expected! My favorite film of last year, and a general superstar! 
“Bound To You” (Burlesque)
“Coming Home” (Country Strong)
“I See The Light” (Tangled)
“There’s a Place For Us” (The Chronicles of Narnia)
“You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me”  (Burlesque) – WINNER!

An odd choice as Burlesque seems to be lacking in every other column of the Awards show, but still I think the Razzies hold some faith in the film 😉
Boardwalk Empire – WINNER!
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee – WINNER!
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire – WINNER!
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy – WINNER!
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory – WINNER!
Hope Davis, Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee – WINNER!
Kelly McDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
David Straithairn, Temple Grandin
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Chris Colfer, Glee – WINNER!
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C – WINNER!
Lea Michelle, Glee
The Pacific
Carlos – WINNER!
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack
The Pillars of the Earth
Dennis Quaid, The Special Relationship
Ian McShane, The Pillars of the Earth
Édgar Ramírez, Carlos
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack – WINNER!
Idris Elba, Luther
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin – WINNER!
Hayley Atwell, The Pillars of the Earth
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Gara, Emma
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I Love It When A Post Comes Together! Mr. Bruce’s Top 10 Most Memorable Quotes Of 2010

Well it seemed almost unfair to miss out on a years full of amazing one liners and quips — so I thought I only fair to make a list of the Top 10 Quotes Of 2010. If your social life revolves around quoting movie dialogue to your friends around the clock — lats how it goes, in my circle there is a million and one situations where we’ve wanted to say something but instead yarned endlessly on the dialogue from our favorite films. Thankfully, 2010 was no exception and I think those few films deserve some recognition.

You’ll notice that the list is dominated mostly by Scott Pilgrim vs. The World quotes — because frankly every line in that film is pure gold. Don’t hate me for it, but really it’s either that or campy Clash quotes. So enjoy my list of Scott Pilgrim quotes plus one or two other one-liners!

in no particular order
  • “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.” – Cobb, Inception
  •  ” I know we’re all afraid. But my father told me: someday, someone was gonna have take a stand. Someday, someone was gonna have to say enough! This could be that day. Trust your senses. And don’t look this bitch in the eye.” Perseus, Clash of The Titans
  • ” We are Sex Bob-Omb and we are here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff. ” – Scott Pilgrim, SPvTW
  • “If I peed my pants would you pretend that I just got wet from the rain? ” – Scott Pilgrim, SPvTW
  • “Look, I didn’t write the gay handbook. If you got a problem with it, take it up with Liberace’s ghost. ” – Wallace Wells, SPvTW

Mr. Bruce’s Top Movies Of 2010. My Picks For The Best And Worst Of The Year, Now In 3D!!! Kidding…

Well thats 2010 over and done with, well not quite yet — but still It’s safe to say that thats it for 2010 in film. Apart from a few releases it’s pretty much done and dusted, which is a relief for me — because frankly it’s a hard enough bunch to pick from already. I would do a Top 10, but really that would be a nightmare, as there have been sooooo many geeat movies – that 10 just wouldn’t be fair.

This being the first full year of Cinema Sharks (hip hip horah!) existence I had to cinsider the way to go about making my Top movies of the year, it’s not just about putting down a title — but putting it down because you really mean it. And it’s one hell of a job refining all the films of year to a small, because of the magnitude I realised I wouldn’t be able to do so. So I just thought I would put the films I wanted and forget a Top 10, this is more like a top LOT.

Writers do things diferent all around the net, whether its just endorsement or simply the best films they liked — the way I operate isn’t to endorse, to be honest the people who are important probably don’t read what I think. All my picks are the films I watched (which is a shit load in a year) and enjoyed above all. Forget genre, forget styles – I don’t mind drawing my line in the sand when it comes to comparing films. I don’t really care. As for ranking I prefer to stay out of it, take away the competition, this isn’t an awards show – I rather just have them in typing order. But to get a sense of my style I’m going to have the best and the worst, this is a balls out look at cinema — like it or get out!

ONe thing that I do need to make clear, as it has been questioned upon many times — I live in New Zealand, and films take their dandy time coming here. So news and release dates I tend to cater for are US and here, because they are the priorities. Sorry, but New Zealand tends to be at the bottom end of the release calendar — but in the rare few times we actually get films WAY before others.

Also it is to be made clear that I’m not a critic, I don’t have the time of day to see every film possible, the time just isn’t there — and the money isn’t either, in this “economy” the prices have heightened to the fact that I can only afford to see one or two films every month (not including renting), and I will never stoop so low as to pirate films (not anymore anyways).

There are several films on this list I haven’t had the pleasure of seeing yet — which would take a lot of time (and wallet) to watch all of them — so lets just pretend I did! So sit back and relax, as I’ve done the hard part! So to cap off a superb year of film, here is the best and worst films of 2010 in my eyes, enjoy!


Tron Legacy: Tron was simply on my list of films of the year because I came out more excited afterwards than going in..and thats a huge achievement. A visual triumph, not as detailed as it’s forerunner but still a gut-busting stunner. Great score I have to add!

Toy Story 3: When a childhood franchise comes to its end, it takes on the tremendous effort of not only appealing to general audiences but also providing a conclusion to life-long life fans aswell — and Toy Story 3 did it for me. Capped of the franchise and left me heart-broken after it ended.

Inception: A obvious choice Chris Nolan’s Inception is a cheerleader with a personality! It gave excellent visuals, as well as a mind-boggling story. A mind-heist mind-fuck you wouldn’t dare turn your brain brain off on.

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: A movie influence by blistering music, video games, and trippy cartoons. A mix of the romance genre, If I was asked to put ‘Scott Pilgrim’ into a genre I honestly wouldn’t know where to start. A romantic coke-zero infused coming-of-age story that gives a sizable nod to modern pop-culture.

Legion: A lot of negative reviews follow Legion, a dark horror-thriller about what happens when God finally loses faith in humankind and sends his legion of angels to bring on the Apocalypse. A not so visually stunning flick, Legion contains enough ill humor to take down the G man — but hey, if you are into Horror/Thriller gems that shoots first and asks questions later then this it’s worth a go.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1: The previous films seemed to get a bit mind numbing around the middle, but Deathly Hallows part 1 got us away from the hussle and bustle of Hogwarts — giving a slower and much darker point of view. A surprise and a fantastic film for all, a good popcorn movie.

Exit Through The Gift Shop: Due to circumstance I was unable to attend the very limited showings here in NZ, but after buying the thing on dvd I realized what an amazing film it was — and that the power of who you know can go a long way. And I realized at what lengths people went to pursue their dreams, even if it means they go a bit power crazy. One thing, it’s not actually about Banksy.

Kick-Ass: Not for the light-hearted, this realistic view on superheroes takes a turn for the better. Appealing to fan boys of the comic generation and the action + comedy junkie inside of you, Kick-Ass is a dark thrill ride that proves that super-hero films aren’t all capes and glory. A hell of a laugh, Kick-Ass…well…kicks ass!

The King’s Speech: Not yet release here in NZ, but hoping that the film looks as damn amazing as the trailers and pictures the reviewers are painting. Colin Firth hits the spot once again, after his last victory in A Single Man. Judging by the trailer were in for a drama with a dash of comedy. Im looking very much forward to seeing this.

Harry Brown: A deep dark look at life on the estate in the UK, not a pick-urself up revenge story. Michael Cain is amazing in the Gran Torino styled revenge story, a grandpa against them all shoot ’em up that rivals other great british gangster movies. Dark, gritty, sad, and just a crude awakening. A good film, Cain shines as Grandpa goes bad.

Repo-Men: Criticized for being spine-crushingly similar to another film under the title of, Repo! The Genetic Opera. Repo Men is slightly overlooked on the scale of films this year, a strong recommendation to watch it if you enjoy a good sci-fi with some extreme blood thrown in. Not as violent as described, but a very lighted hearted take on gore and murder. A classic twist ending rounds of a superb film.

Machete: Another film that I just didn’t get to see, only just came here in NZ (hard to believe I know). And theres the whole R18 thing, and I can’t be fucked actually sneaking in! But anyway I think that anything that comes from the infinitely awesome Grindhouse collaboration deserves my attention — Robert Rodriquez goes balls out and gritty. Let’s hope the movie is as bloody awesome as the trailers!

Predators: A surprise classic, the ultimate survival story has been played out so many times in the last few decades — the franchise has been meshed, mixed and stretched beyond recognition. And yet even with all the possibility played out Predators managed to shine as a original and thrilling film. Gritty, violent and open for a sequel — good stuff.
Boy: A New Zealand gem, the best in comedy for the year in my opinion — what I love is that a movie that has such a small scope got such a far reach. A HUGE success at Sundance, Boy reached the outer lands (outside New Zealand) I have never been in a theatre where people have laughed so much, judging by the reaction I think I loved it as much as you did.

The Road, The Losers, The Social Network, The A-Team, Skyline


Alright thats the end of great year of film, I would like to thank you for sticking through the trenches with us on the front line of film! I look forward to spending another year ranting about movies with you into the new year, Happy new year!!

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Visual Effects Finalists Announced, 15 Contenders For Best Visual Effects Oscar Are Here!

I think it’s fairly certain that the Oscar for best visual effects has its work cut out for it, with no clear cut as to a winner. Christopher Nolan‘s mind-bending heist flick Inception and Joseph Kosinski‘s yet-to-be released visual wonder Tron: Legacy are all amongst the mix of brilliantly styled effects driven films of this year!

It’s always great when finalists are announced for the hotly debated award,  as it gives us movie-geeks time to decide amongst ourselves whether a Polar Bear can really trump a 32foot tall robot. Or whether the U.S.S Enterprise can dominate Pandora. These amongst the hotly debated topics on the Oscars agenda, before the final announcement of nominees in February. And thats only one award!!

Well its time to get your movie face on people, as the top 15 finalists for the Best Visual Effect’s Oscar have been announced by The Academy! And the finalists are…..

1 ~ Alice In Wonderland
2 ~ Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
3 ~ Clash of the Titans
4 ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
5 ~ Hereafter
6 ~ Inception
7 ~ Iron Man 2
8 ~ The Last Airbender
9 ~ Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
10 ~ Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
11 ~ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
12 ~ Shutter Island
13 ~ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
14 ~ Tron: Legacy
15 ~ Unstoppable

In the end only three nominees will remain, with the list being narrowed down to just 7 in January next year — with the final three being announced January 25 at 5:30 A.M. PT, live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. So we can all look forward to hearing a hell of a lot more Oscar buzz before the 83rd Academy Awards, which is to be held at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on February 27, 2011. I can anticipate at least a few high hopes for the awards, with my top three being:

My Oscar Pick #1 ~ Tron: Legacy
My Oscar Pick #2 ~ Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
My Oscar Pick #3 ~ Inception

Because of the large amount of CG and visual effects used in the majority of all three I think that at least two of the three will make it through to the final round, the two I’m fairly certain about are Nolan’s Inception and the yet to be released Tron: Legacy. Nolan’s Inception because it had some of most mind-boggling and sheer fantastic effects of the year, and Tron simply because of the hype generated by the technology available today being used for the film which has the capacity to make a young Jeff Bridges! So really theres no definitive winner here, in some ways where going to lose because of the close call that is having to be made.

So for now, heading into Christmas we have two months or so to get out of the way before we have any results, so stick around for more updates on the road to the Oscar’s! Stay tuned for more as it comes!

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Check Out The Awesome Inception Special Edition Blu-ray Being Released In The UK!!

Its not often you see a Blu-ray that looks better than the actual theatrical release, and to say that about a film as amazing as Christopher Nolan‘s Inception — is a big thing. I think the movie itself was freaking awesome, infinitely better than Cameron‘s Avatar – although it didn’t make quite as much – it still ranks very high for me. One thing I had a beef with for films as epic as Avatar and Inception was the DVD/Blu-ray releases — and sorry Cameron but Avatar at home didn’t fir the bill. It was rushed, cheap looking and weak with almost non-existence special features — and to top that all off they held back on releasing the special edition so Cameron could squeeze a few extra bucks out of the average consumer. So overall boo you Cameron, but it is Inception that I worry about now. Will it hit the mark?
Well now all my fears for Inception have disappeared with the Warner Bro‘s release of a limited edition Inception Blu-ray triple pack inside a infinitely cool briefcase! To be released on December 6th (in the UK), the pack includes a the Blu-ray of the  film, DVD version, Digital Copy, a (Blu-ray) dics of special features, theatrical guide to Dream Machine, art cards and a f*****g spaz-tastic spinning top Totem from the film!!! I mean did you just have a seizure or what!? I know I did, but the potentially bad news is that there is no word as to whether it will be released elsewhere in the world. I’m crossing my fingers that it will! For our UK readers it costs around £39.99 RRP.

Check the large image of the amazingly cool special edition below, and as always enjoy!

Inception Such A Good Film It’s Forcing X-Men: First Class Writers To Alter Its Script…. And Not In A Good Way

There is no doubt that Inception was a true artistic vision, one headed by the creative minds behind reviving the Batman series – i.e Christopher Nolan. And in my mind I knew that eventually some other director would be conflicted by the film, and now we have news that Matthew Vaughn, the director of upcoming X-Men flick X-Men: First Class is the first person to come forward. 

Vaughn told The Los Angeles Times that after watching Inception, he had to quickly edit portions of his upcoming addition to the X-Men franchise. 

Saying, “I saw ‘Inception,’ which I loved,” Vaughn said . “But my heart sank when I saw that a few of the ideas we had were up [on the screen]. So it’s either leave it in and look as if you’re copying or change things. We completely ripped out about 12 pages of the script and the storyboards.”

After watching the film, Vaughn proceeded to scrap a scene (from First Class) between Professor Xavier (played by James McAvoy) and some other mutants, featuring in the dream-scape battling with some other mutants with spinning rooms and other such physics bending-imagery — which he felt dived into some of the more significant scenes in Inception. 

The change in script adds to the huge activity surrounding script changes, with six pages as he said have been removed around the scene in question. The script has been under several revisions, with six different writers credited to the project on it’s Imdb page. First Class for those of us not tuned to the concept, is a spin-off of the very popular mutant series X-Men. Following the younger years of Professor Charles Xavier a.k.a. Professor X, and Erik Lehnsherr formally known as Magneto played by Michael Fassbender. First Class is due in theatres June 3, 2011 (in the US).