The Oscars are in town, actually they are on display in Times Square at 44th and Broadway. On Feb 2 they will be heading to LA LA land to be given out on March 5. They are not inscribed yet, but if I had my way the following movies/stars would get one.
BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN WITH HEATH LEDGER & JAKE GYLLENHAALNEED need I say more. Saw it 2xs. The 2nd time was much better as I really paid attention to what they were saying. I saw Heath Ledger at the premiere, but missed a good shot when he was signing for the autograzzi's and ignored the one fan truly there for him, I do have a nice picture of his and Michelle's back and head.
A few frigid weeks later I saw him leaving GMA. He had just been nominated for a Golden Globe a few minutes before, I wished him well (I was proabably the first fan to do so, do I get a toaster? (BB should win for best picture)
The best line in any romance movie has to be “I wish I knew how to quit you,” a frustrated Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) tells his not-so-easy lover, Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger).
Capote - Good movie, but excellent job by Phillip Seymour Hoffman (he should win the Best Actor Oscar). I saw him in Sept at the Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf play. That's Kathleen Turner's head on the lower right. He scared her when he went up to her; after he left she said, "Who is he?" I'm sure she knows who he is now!
Felicity Huffman (Best Actress Oscar without a doubt), what a class act. I saw TransAmerica TWICE. It was awesome. She does a brillant job. It's not in wide release yet, but when it comes to your town run don't walk to see it. She's really that good. (Quiin the Letterman cop is in the background. He's tough, but fair)
KING KONG was so much better than I anticipated. The 3 hours flew by. The love triangle was tastfully done. Who knew that the Pianist could be such a sex symbol. (Best Special Effects)
Toys R Us Times Square - it also features an indoor Ferris Wheel.
KING KONG Running time: 187 minsStarring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis, Jamie Bell, Kyle Chandler, Colin Hanks (pictued below), Thomas Kretschmann
Good night, Good Luck and Syriana two good George Clooney movies. I overheard GC's limo driver saying that GC is not to happy about the gay cowboy movie and the fact that he has a chance of losing best director to Ang Lee. He further went on to say that GC regretted releasing two excellent films so close to each other, and wishes he held back on Syriana for the next year.
Although I think BB is awesome, I would like to see GC win for Best Director. This guy has class, is really good to his fans by signing and posing and I have seen him hug little old ladies too.
WALK THE LINE - I can't find my Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon photos, they must be in offsite storage. JP signs and poses with fans, RW didn't when I saw her, although I know she was in a hurry to her next interview. It was amazing. The best movie I have seen so far this year. I immediately went to Times Square and bought the Soundtrack and a Johnny Cash CD. Hmm I already gave out these awards. These two are young, they can win for some silly movie in the future, like Whoppi did for Ghost or Liz Taylor for Butterfield 8.
China fears Memoirs of a Geisha may spark anti-Japanese sentiment. Memoirs stars Chinese actor Zhang Ziyi, now a bona fide Hollywood star thanks to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers, as a girl from a poor fishing village who is sold to a geisha house and rises through the ranks to become the most celebrated geisha in Kyoto. The film also features Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh as her mentor and mainland Chinese superstar Gong Li as a venomous rival. - Didn't see it, didn't read it, but it will win for Best Costumes.