Wednesday, February 29, 2012

First Annual EGNVies Award Edition

Welcome everyone to the first ever EGNVies show. I at one point thought about doing this as a video blog, but decieded against it last minute. Maybe next year. In this edition we will talk about this past weekend's Oscars plus another tragic passing. But we start with some horrible news....

SNOOKI is pregnant. I am thinking about passing around a jar for the baby because that kid is going to need a whole lot of therapy. Just saying. I said this on my friend's facebook page, but it needs to be repeated. I sure how for the child's sake that she has it narrowed down to five to ten possible fathers. My guess? It's the hot tub's baby.

Excuse me a moment while I go and put my suit on as I reveal my Awards for the year. I have taken a list of all the movies that I have seen over the last year that were either in theaters or new to DVD/PPV and compiled the nominations. My categories are a cross between the Oscars, the MTV Movie Awards, and the Golden Globes. Every movie that I have seen will be nominated for best picture, but only one will win. Each category (with the exception of best picture) will have between 2 to 5 nominees. So let's get on with the awards, shall we?

I now present to you the best actor in an action role. Your nominees are Tom Cruise in Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocal, Chris Hemsworth in Thor and Chris Evans in Captain America: The First Avenger. And the winner? Tom Cruise! Say what you will about him as a scientologist. But the fact is he did that stunt on top of the Burj Khalifa tower himself. If that doesnt deserve an award? I don't know what does!

The second category is for Comedy Actress. The nominees are Amy Adams in The Muppets, Elizabeth Banks in Our Idiot Brother, and Melissa McCarthy for Bridesmaids. The winner? No brainer. If your performance is good enough for an oscar nomination, you deserve an award. Melissa McCarthy wins!

Next up Drama Actress. There are only two nominees in this category, because I don't tend to see too many dramas. The Nominees are Emma Watson for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Scarlett Johnanson in We Bought a Zoo. The winner? Emma Watson. She deserves an award for just having to kiss Ron! Just kidding!

Next up is the Villian of the year. Your nominees are Tom Hiddleston for Thor, Ralph Fiennes for Harry Potter and the DHP2 and Chris Cooper for The Muppets. Your winner? Chris Cooper! If only for his rap song and maniacal laugh!

Next up is Comedy actor. Your nominees are Jason Segal for the Muppets, Paul Rudd for Our Idiot Brother, Simon Pegg for Mission Impossible and Chris O'Dowd for Bridesmaids. This is probably the hardest to award, but in the end it goes to Jason Segal. He was funny and heart warming all while trying to act against someone with a hand stuck up their... nevermind

Ensemble of the Year, your nominees are the cast of Bridesmaids, The cast of Tower Heist, and the Cast of New Year's Eve. The Winners? Congratulations to the cast of Bridesmaids!

Action Female of the year. There are only two nominees again in this category. Is it Paula Patton from Mission: Impossible or is it Jennifer Lawrenece in X-Men First Class? The winner? Paula Patton.

The last individual nominations go for Actor in a drama role. The nominees are Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter, Matt Damon in We Bought A Zoo, and James McAvoey in X-Men: First Class. The winner? James McAvoey did an excellent job making Professor Charles Xavier his own.

And now for the Best Picture of the year.... There are a lot of nominees this year. Some of which you would know from the previous nominations. They are: Moneyball, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Muppets, Tower Heist, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, New Year's Eve, Our Idiot Brother, This Means War, Bridesmaids, We Bought A Zoo, Sherlock Holmes:Game of Shadows, and Mission Impossible:Ghost Protocal. The Winner? The Muppets! It was funny, sweet, charming and so tongue in cheek. It brought back a piece of my childhood, made it funny but never took it self too seriously. I was ecstatic the moment I found out it was being done and to me it lived up to all the hype.

Maybe next year one of the award winners can actually come and claim their award? We must make sure of that! Somehow? No?? Worth a shot!

Now, we had the real awards this past Sunday when the Oscars were held. I said it on Peverett Phile that Billy Crystal was a safe choice for host and he did a fine job. After the debacle that was last years duelling hosts, plus the scandal with Brett Ratner and Eddie Murphy this year, that picking someone like Crystal was a good idea. And he lived up to what we expected. A big musical number? A bit dry sense of humor. All in all he was good, but not great. As far as the awards go? No entirely big shockers. Hugo and The Artist were the big winners, with Hugo pulling more of the backstage awards and The Artist winning the major awards. The best moments came from the supporting winners. Octavia Spencer practically had a mental break down on stage. It's a good thing friend to all people (including those that get in his sight line) Christian Bale was there to pick up the pieces. Christopher Plummer had the best line after winning "Oscar? You are only two years older then me. Where have you been all my life?"

In closing, we had another celebrity pass away earlier today. I recently got a chance to see him perform on stage and he put on a great show. We will go out on a sad note as we mourn the passing of Davy Jones....

Wake up Sleepy Jean...Oh what can it mean to a daydream believer and a homecoming queen!!!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Oscars 2012 Edition

There is a lot in the world of entertainment happening right now. But of course the biggest story so far of the year is the death of Whitney Houston. I would say as far as the late 80's goes, we have lost two of the five biggest musicians of the era, with the other one of course being Michael Jackson. Her later years were not so pretty as far as both personal and professional life. Most people would point to her marriage to bad boy Bobby Brown as what set her down a path she probably never recovered from. Her passing was tragic, but in the end she left us great music and a handful of memorable acting roles as well.

I do however think that too much was made of her passing. The state of New Jersey lowered the flag to half mast? With all the soldiers that died in Iraq and Afghanistan, I personally think that should be reserved for them, not for a musician. I didn't even know she was from New Jersey, quite honestly. But I will reserve judgement on the matter until people like Springsteen and Bon Jovi pass as well. If the honor was fitting her, they deserve the same treatment.

The Oscars are tomorrow, so I wanted to make sure I got my predictions in. For Best Picture, it's hard to argue against the Artist. Making a silent movie in 2011 could have been the biggest gamble ever. That could have flopped worse then Gigli. But I think it's safe to say it was a success! I honestly wouldn't be surprised if in the future we see more silent movies. Think about it. James Cameron made one movie in 3D. It was a success. Now everywhere you turn you see 3D movies. If it works, Hollywood will make it! Until it's overkill...

For Best Actor, I think some guy named Clooney will win. The movie looks like it was made for George plus you add the pedigree of Alexander Payne to him. If it wasn't for the Artist, I think The Descandents would have won best Picture as well.

For Best Actress, wow.... does it get any harder picking between Glenn Close and Meryl Streep? But I think I am going to give it to The Iron Lady, Meryl Streep. Watching the trailer it's so hard to tell that its a movie. She embodied the role of Margaret Thatcher.

For best Supporting Actor, Christopher Plummer will win. Again, a very daring portrait. It's much different then what is usually out there so I hope he wins.

Best Supporting Actress? Octavia Spencer will Help herself to that trophy. Did you see what I did there? No...? Ok. She wins for the Help! There? Better?

For best Director, I will go with Alexander Payne.

I don't see one movie dominating the Oscars like we have seen before though. I think it will be a wide open race for most awards.

The other big news coming out of the Oscars is Sascha Baron Cohen and the Dictator. I am not a fan of this man when he plays these bizarre characters, but I think I am interested in this movie more then I was Borat etc. He wants to attend the Oscars in character, but they said no. Now they seem to be wavering. So we will see tomorrow if he comes in character or not.

Check back later in the week for my Oscar review plus the first ever EGNV Awards!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The I'm so Sorry Edition

Fans of the Entertainment Guru news and views Blog, I am sooo sorry. It's been five months since my last blog, and I promise never to disappear for that long again. I promised a list of the top ten most damaged characters in the history of Television and I never delivered on it. But soon, I will. I was hoping to get alot of imput from other people, but it never happened. So I apologize. I have not given up on the list, as long as my readers have not given up on me!

The biggest news since my last blog is the Oscar nominees were announced recently. I plan on doing my own version of the Oscars, but that's to come a little bit later. Sadly, no actor will actually receive the EGNV Award, but they should! If they want to receive it, they can contact me!

It's rather shocking with all the music that came out for movies the Academy only deemed two songs worthy of best song. I know what song I am hoping for. But then again there are some days I can't tell if I am a man or a muppet. oooops, I guess I gave that away!

Look for a new post coming this week!