74th Annual Golden Globes

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A night full of talented stars, awkward jokes, and too-long acceptance speeches. Yes, the Golden Globes are here again!

The event kicked off with an amazing opening number (seriously, how amazing were the kids from Stranger Things?!). This was followed by a monologue that was equal parts awkward and hilarious.

There were, of course, jokes made about Donald Trump and what an awful year 2016 was.

And then it was onto the awards!

Best Supporting Actor:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg – Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel – Lion

Best Actor in a TV Drama:
Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys – The Americans
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy:
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce
Issa Rae – Insecure
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Best Musical or Comedy
Atlanta
Black-ish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Film;$
Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Felicity Huffman – American Crime
Riley Keough – The Girlfriend Experience
Charlotte Rampling – London Spy
Kerry Washington – Confirmation

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Best Miniseries or TV Film:
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of

Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:
Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager
Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Lithgow – The Crown
Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Original Score:
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land
Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
Johann Johannsson – Arrival
Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka – Lion
Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, & Benjamin Wallifisch – Hidden Figures

Best Original Song:
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“Can’t Stop This Feeling!” – Trolls
“Faith” – Sing
“Gold” – Gold
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Viola DavisFences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
NicoleKidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Film:
Olivia Colman – The Night Manager
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz – This is Us
Mandy Moore – This is Us
Thandie Newton – Westworld

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Colin Farrell – The Lobster
Hugh GrantFlorence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill – War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Best Screenplay:
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Best Animated Film:
Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zuccini
Sing

Between the awards there was a beautiful tribute to Carrie Fischer and Debbie Reynolds, a pair whose deaths truly shook the world.

Best Foreign Language Film:
Elle (France)
Divines (France)
Neruda (Chile)
The Salesman (Iran/France)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Film:
Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager
Riz Ahmed – The Night Of
Bryan Cranston – All the Way
John Turturro – The Night Of
Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Actress in a Drama Series:
Claire Foy – The Crown
Winona Ryder – Stranger Things
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Keri Russell – The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Best Drama Series:
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Meryl Streep was awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement and delivered the most heartfelt and powerful speech I have ever heard. She urged people to hold those in positions of power accountable for their actions and it was crystal clear who she was talking about.

Best Director:
Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Londergan – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy:
Donald Glover – Atlanta
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle
Nick Nolte – Gravest
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy:
Emma Stone – La La Land
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Musical or Comedy:
La La Land
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence
Foster Jenkins
Sing Street

Best Actor in a Drama:
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress in a Drama:
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Amy Adams – Arrival
Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Drama:
Moonlight
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester
by the Sea

What a truly spectacular night it was! So many amazing actors and actresses won some very well deserved awards and gave some fantastic speeches. Meryl Streep’s in particular is one I believe people will be talking about all year.

Awards Season is officially upon us and I’m incredibly excited to see how the rest of it goes.

Were there any award winners you were surprised by?

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August 2015 Film Releases

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So I decided I wanted to try something new on this blog and talk about films that are going to be released this month. I’m doing something similar over on my other blog and may be making this monthly thing.

BorutoBoruto: Naruto the Movie

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Hiroyuki Yamashita

Prod. Masashi Kishimoto and Ukyō Kodachi

Studio: Toho/Studio Pierriot

Genre: Animated, Action, Adventure

Starring Voice Cast: Yuuko Sanpei, Noriaki Sugiyama, Junko Takeuchi, Kokoro Kikuchi

The eleventh Naruto film to be released, you can read a full synopsis on Boruto here on the Naruto Wikia Page.


Dark PlacesDark Places

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Prod. Stéphane Marsil, Azim Bolkiah, Matthew Rhodes, Cathy Shulman, Charlize Theron

Studio: A24 Films

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Based on: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloe Grace Moretz, Tye Sheridan, Sterling Jerins, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks

Twenty-five years ago, Ben Day was convicted of murdering his mother and two of his sisters after his other sister, Libby, testifies against him. Now, Libby isn’t so sure if Ben really was guilty and must seek out those horrific memories to determine what really happened.


Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Josh Trank

Prod. Gregory Goodman, Simon Kinberg, Robert Kulzar, Hutch Parker, Matthew Vaughn

Studio: 20th Century Fox/Marvel Entertainment

Genre: Action, Adventure

Based On: Fantastic Four by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby

Starring: Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey, Tim Blake Nelson

Four ordinary people are given special abilities when they travel to an alternate universe and must use their powers to become superheroes and save the world.


The Gift

The Gift

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Joel Edgerton

Prod. Jason Blum, Joel Edgerton, Rebecca Yeldham

Studio: STX Entertainment

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

Gordo is an old high school friend of Simon’s who seems friendly enough at first. However, after Simon and his wife, Robyn, start receiving strange gifts from Gordo, awful truths will be brought to light about what really happened in Simon’s past.


Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Jonathan Demme

Prod. Marc Platt, Diablo Cody, Mason Novick, Gary Goetzman

Studio: TriStar Pictures

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Starring: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Mamie Gummer, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield

Meryl Streep stars as Ricki, a woman who must return to her estranged family to help her daughter deal with her divorce, after abandoning them to become a rock star.


Shaun of the Sheep

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Richard Starzak and Mark Burton

Prod. Paul Kewley and Julie Lockhart

Studio: StudioCanal

Genre: Stop-Motion Animated Comedy

Starring Voice Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili

Based on the British series, Shaun the Sheep follows Shaun, a sheep, and his friends as they try to locate their farmer by going on an adventure to the big city where they must animal control and try to blend in.


The Runner

The Runner

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Austin Stark

Prod. Bingo Gubelmann, Erika Hampson, Benji, Chris Papavasiliuo, Glenn Williamson

Studio: Paper Street Films/Back Lot Pictures

Genre: Political Drama

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Connie Nielsen, Peter Fonda, Sarah Paulson, Wendell Pierce

Nicolas Cage stars as a politician whose career is destroyed after news of a sex scandal is leaked following the oil spill in 2010.


The Diary of a Teenage GirlThe Diary of a Teenage Girl

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Marielle Heller

Prod. Miranda Bailey, Anne Carey, Bert Hamelinck, Madeline Samit

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Genre: Comedy Drama

Based On: The Diary of a Teenage Girl: An Account in Words and Pictures by Phoebe Gloeckner

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Bel Powley, Austin Lyon, Quinn Nagle

Minnie Goetze is a fifteen year old girl living in 1970s San Francisco with her mother, Charlotte when she starts an affair with her mother’s boyfriend, Monroe, recording everything that happens in her diary.


exeterExeter

Release Date: August 7, 2015

Dir. Marcus Nispel

Prod. Brandt Andersen, Michael Corrente, Michael Corso, Marcus Nispel, Trent Othick

Genre: Horror

Starring: Stephen Lang, Kelly Blatz, Brittany Curran, Brett Dier, Gage Golightly

Six teenagers accidentally release a malevolent spirit while goofing off at a party. However, the teens quickly realize the spirit may not be the most dangerous thing out there, and that it’s malevolence is actually the spirit trying to tell them something.


The Man from UNCLEThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Dir. Guy Ritchie

Prod. John David, Steve Clark-Hall, Lionel Wigram, Guy Ritchie

Studio: Warner Bros.

Genre: Action, Comedy

Based On: The Man from U.N.C.L.E. by Sam Rolfe

Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki, Jared Harris, Hugh Grant

Two U.N.C.L.E. agents must work together to stop a crime organization before they use nuclear weapons to turn the world catastrophic during this action film set during the 1960s Cold War.


Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Dir. F. Gary Gray

Prod. Ice Cube, Tomica Woods-Wright, Matt Alvarez, F. Gary Gray, Scott Bernstein, Dr. Dre

Studio: Universal Studios

Genre: Biography, Drama

Starring: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Paul Giamatti, Aldis Hodge, Neil Brown Jr.

A biographical drama that follows the history of the band, N.W.A.


Return to Sender

Return to Sender

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Dir. Faoud Mikati

Prod. Candice Abela and Holly Wiersma

Studio: Image Entertainment/Arrow Films

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Nick Nolte, Shiloh Fernendez

After a woman is brutally attacked in her home, she must try to return to her normal life. This proves difficult though when she starts communicating with her attacker while he’s in prison. But, are either of them really what they seem?


Ten Thousand Saints

Ten Thousand Saints

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Dir. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini

Prod. Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, Tredie Styler, Celine Rattray, Luca Borghese, Datari Turner

Studio: Screen Media Films

Genre: Drama

Based On: Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ethan Hawke, Avan Jogia, Emile Hirsch, Emily Mortimer

In this coming-of-age film, three teenagers (Butterfield, Steinfeld, and Hirsch) learn to come together to support each other through difficult times.


People Places Things

People Places Things

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Dir. James C. Strouse

Prod. Michael B. Clark and Alex Turtletaub

Studio: The Film Arcade

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Jessica Williams, Stephenie Allynne, Michael Chernus, Aundrea Gadsby, Gia Gadsby

Will Henry is a newly singer father who must balance raising his two young daughters while figuring out how to let go of old loves and let new ones in.


Mistress America

Mistress America

Release Date: August 14, 2015

Dir. Noah Baumbach

Prod. Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Scott Rudin, Rodrigo Teixeira, Lila Yacoub

Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke, Heather Lind, Cindy Cheung, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Matthew Shear, Kathryn Erbe, Michael Chernus

Lola Kirke stars Tracy, a college freshman who allows her future-step-sister to take her on insane adventures to escape the boredom and loneliness of her regular life.


Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

Release Date: August 18, 2015

Dir. Tadayoshi Yamamuro

Studio: Toei Company/20th Centrury Fox

Genre: Animated, Action, Adventure

Starring an Extensive Voice Cast. The full list can be found here on Wikipedia

The nineteenth film in the Dragon Ball series, you can read a full synopsis here on the Dragon Ball Wikia Page


American Ultra

American Ultra

Release Date: August 21, 2015

Dir. Nima Nourizadeh

Prod. David Alpert, Anthony Bregman, Mark Fasano, Kevin Scott Frakes, Britton Rizzio, Raj Brinder Singh

Studio: Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment

Genre: Action, Comedy

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, Walton Goggins, John Leuizamo, Bill Pullman, Tony Hale

Mike Howell is a government sleeper agent. When the government targets him for elimination, he is suddenly thrust back into the chaos of his old life and must find a way to escape again.


Hitman

Hitman: Agent 47

Release Date: August 21, 2015

Dir. Aleksander Bach

Prod. Charles Gordon, Adrian Askariah, Alex Young, Skip Woods

Studio: 20th Century Fox

Genre: Action, Thriller

Based On: Hitman by IO Interactive

Starring: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciarán Hinds, Thomas Kretschmann, Angelababy

Rupert Friend is Agent 47, a genetically engineered assassin who must take down an opposing corporation before they unlock the secrets to 47’s creation and use them to make their own army.


Sinister 2

Sinister 2

Release Date: August 21, 2015

Dir. Ciaran Foy

Prod. Jason Blum, Scott Derrickson, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones

Studio: Focus Features/Gramercy Pictures

Genre: Horror

Starring: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan

Following the events of the first Sinister film, Deputy So & So is in the process of investigating the murders that have taken place and is hoping to prevent more of them from happening. This might be difficult though when a young family moves into the house Bughuul lives in and he tries to make one of the children film himself killing his family.


Z for Zachariah

Z for Zachariah

Release Date: August 28, 2015

Dir. Craig Zobel

Prod. Skuli Fr. Malmquist, Thor Sigurjonsson, Sigurjón Sighvatsson, Tobey Maguire, Matthew Plouffe, Sophia Lin

Studio: Roadside Attractions

Genre: Drama, Action, Sci-Fi

Based on Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien

Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine

Based on the novel of the same name, Z for Zachariah tells the story of three of the last remaining survivors on Earth find themselves in a love triangle.


Regression

Regression

Release Date: August 28, 2015

Dir. Alejandro Amenábar

Prod. Alejandro Amenábar, Fernando Bovaira, Christina Piovesan

Studio: The Weinstein Company

Genre: Thriller

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Emma Watson, David Dencik, David Thewlis

Emma Watson stares as seventeen-year old Angela, a girl who was sexually abused by her father, though the man doesn’t actually remember the event happening.


Max Steel

Max Steel

Release Date: August 28, 2015

Dir. Stewart Hendler

Prod. Bill O’Dowd and Julia Pistor

Studio: Open Road Films

Genre: Action, Adventure

Starring: Ben Winchell, Ana Villafañe, Andy Garcia, Maria Bello, Billy Slaughter

Max Steel the film acts as an origin story to the series which aired several years ago and follows teenager, Max McGrath, and alien, Steel. The duo must use their powers to turn into Max Steel and save the world.

So what do you think? Any of these films sound good? Did you like this post?

Is there anything you would like to see?

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