Golden Globes Jot

I’ve always liked award shows. Seeing all the amazing clothes and jewels is to me now like reading about princesses when I was a child. I am also a movie buff or, at least, I was. Life kinda got in the way and I don’t see as many as I’d like. When I was a freshman in high school I had typed out, on an old manual typewriter a numbered list of all of the movies I had seen. Of course this was before the Internet so I had to do it from memory. I had over 500 movies listed. I kinda wish I’d kept up with that just because I think it’s fascinating.

My Best Dressed Picks for the evening go to:

73rd Annual Golden Globes best dressed picks

Anyways, knowing that you would probably assume, correctly, that I also like to write down who wins what awards each season. Last night I did it differently.

I wrote down what I want to see and then a few other notes just because I knew I’d be sharing. So, here’s my jot:

TO SEE:

(movie)  Steve Jobs (Kate Winslet won)
(movie)  Spy starring Melissa McCarthy
(movie)  Carol starring Cate Blanchett
(movie)  The Hateful 8 starring Samuel L. Jackson
(movie)  The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio (he’ll likely take Oscar)
(movie)  Joy starring Jennifer Lawrence
(movie)  The Big Short starring Christian Bale
(movie)  Trainwreck starring Amy Schumer
(movie)  The Room starring Juliette Danielle
(movie)  Spotlight — amazing cast
(movie)  Infinitely Polar Bear (another bipolar movie)
(movie)  The Martian starring Matt Damon
— I read the book, hated it. But knew I’d be seeing the movie anyway!

Damn, that’s a long list! What the heck have I been doing that I haven’t seen these great movies?  Oh, yeah, that’s right… blogging!

CHECK OUT:

(television)  Transparent starring Judith Light
(television)  The Affair starring Maura Tierney (She won!)
(television)  Crazy Ex-girlfriend starring Rachel Bloom
(television)  Mr. Robot starring Christian Slater (He won!)
(television)  Penny Dreadful starring Eva Green
(television)  Better Call Saul!

OTHER RANDOM NOTES:

Lady Gaga won for AHS!*  She acts now??

Is Mad Men actor Jon Hamm the same actor who plays “Older Doctor” in A Young Doctor’s Notebook?2

BEST LINE OF THE NIGHT:

Taraji P. Henson: “Please wrap?! Wait a minute. I waited 20 years for this, you’re gonna wait! Yeah, you’re gonna give me a little more time. Yeah, my fans, they’ve been praying for this. They’re all on Twitter…”

Well, you’ve just got to see it to appreciate it fully. The best acceptance speech of the night from the mouth of Ms. Taraji P. Henson, who currently plays Cookie on the TV show, Empire. Hmm, maybe I should add that to my list of shows to check out!

BEST ACCEPTANCE SPEECH OF THE NIGHT:

I hope you enjoyed my jot!

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2(I looked it up. It was indeed Jon Hamm. This was a very intelligent show. Super short. I’m hoping there will be more in the future. It stands as the only thing I have ever watched on Netflix and then used the Recommend to a Friend feature from Netflix. That says something, right?) Also, as an after thought, perhaps I should break down and give into everyone’s recommendations to watch Mad Men.

*AHS stands for American Horror Story. It’s kinda cool in that every season it is an entirely different tv show except it reuses the actors in different parts. I appreciated the first season the most. Jessica Lange was amazing!

Join Me in the Venture of Independent Filmmaking!

Okay, so you cannot really join me unless you walk away from your life, sacrificing all your sources of energy, time, income and working appliances to move here, however you can still help get an independent film “in the can” and “ready for bed.”

How? By helping to fund the production costs. Filmmaking is expensive, even the “low budget” stuff. This is independent, low budget and high quality. I’m not comparing Kimmy With It to Dirty Dancing, I only want to remind you that low budget does not necessarily equal bad results. I mean that little movie made a star out of Patrick Swayze and turned the already recognizable Jennifer Grey into a household name in the late 80s and even got a re-release in theaters for its 10-year anniversary — and that’s just talking about America. It’s continually being re-released in other countries, even as recently as this year! So toss away your erroneous thinking that small budgets and crowdfunding can only lead to garbage… I think I have just proven it just ain’t* so.

If you are interested in helping some starving artists produce a funny, funny film and then get to see your name in lights, okay well, not in the lights of a marquee, but pixellated lights on a television, telephone, computer screen or pad near you, then head on over to GoFundMe.

I did it and now I’m challenging each of you to be good little minions and do the same. It’s quick, it’s easy, and only a little painful. I’ll thank you now and the world will thank you later!

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*And, by the way, “ain’t” is now in the dictionary so I guess it’s now a word. But I gotta say, it’s still a fun little pneumonic device: “Ain’t ain’t a word ’cause it ain’t in the dictionary!”