Saturday, January 26, 2013

Les Miserables- a tragic singing tale

Director Tom Hooper’s remake of the legendary tragic story ‘Les Miserables’ is a beautiful tale of one man, Jean Valjean (portrayed by Hugh Jackman) that spends almost his entire life in fear. The film focuses on Jean Valjean, a man sent to jail for nearly two decades just for stealing a piece of bread, being hunted by a brutal officer, Javert (portrayed by Russell Crowe). Javert is obsessed with ruining Jean Valjean’s life and will stop at nothing to get him behind bars again. Valjean escapes parole and runs into Fontaine (Anne Hathaway), a factory worker that gets fired for hiding that she has a daughter. Poor and lost, she turns to selling her hair, teeth and body in order to care for her daughter Cosette (Isabelle Allen). Fontaine falls ill and Valjean volunteers to care for Cosette after she passes. Valjean finds Cosette, and locates a place to live where they won’t be captured by Javert, but trouble ensues when Cosette grows up and the French revolution begins, there is no where to hide.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Second Biggest Night in Hollywood Tonight, The Golden Globe Awards!!!

For the past few months film critics and avid film fans have viewed, analyzed and voted on the best of the films and television shows of the 2012 year. The 2013 awards season has officially begun, starting tonight with the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards. The show will be hosted by Hollywood’s funny ladies and Saturday Night Live alumnus, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey and will showcase this year’s best films and television shows divided between comedy and drama.

The nominations for best picture in the drama cateogory are ‘Argo,’ ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Lincoln,’ and ‘Zero Dark Thirty’. For best picture in the comedy/musical category are ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,’ 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’

The nominations for best television series in the drama category are ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Homeland,’ and ‘The Newsroom.’ For best television series in the comedy/musical category are ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Episodes,’ ‘Girls,’ ‘Modern Family,’ and ‘Smash.’

Tune in tonight on NBC at 8pmET/5pmPT to root for your favorite films, television shows, actors, actresses, directors and more!

To view the complete list of nominations for this year’s film and television series, check out the official Golden Globes website.