Golden Globe Awards Nominees 2020

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Marriage Story
The Irishman
The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
The Lion King
Toy Story 4

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Les misérables
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Farewell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Adam Driver for Marriage Story
Antonio Banderas for Pain and Glory
Christian Bale for Ford v Ferrari
Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Charlize Theron for Bombshell
Cynthia Erivo for Harriet
Renée Zellweger for Judy
Saoirse Ronan for Little Women
Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig for Knives Out
Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name
Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis for Jojo Rabbit
Taron Egerton for Rocketman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Ana de Armas for Knives Out
Awkwafina for The Farewell
Beanie Feldstein for Booksmart
Cate Blanchett for Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Emma Thompson for Late Night

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Al Pacino for The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes
Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Joe Pesci for The Irishman
Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Annette Bening for The Report
Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers
Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell
Laura Dern for Marriage Story
Margot Robbie for Bombshell

Best Director – Motion Picture

Bong Joon Ho for Parasite
Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Sam Mendes for 1917
Todd Phillips for Joker

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
The Irishman
The Two Popes

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Beautiful Ghosts from Cats
Into the Unknown from Frozen II
Stand Up from Harriet
I’m Gonna Love Me Again from Rocketman
Spirit from The Lion King

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Little Women
Marriage Story
Motherless Brooklyn

Best Television Series – Drama

Big Little Lies
Killing Eve
The Crown
The Morning Show

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

The Loudest Voice

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Billy Porter for Pose
Brian Cox for Succession
Kit Harington for Game of Thrones
Rami Malek for Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies for The Crown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Jennifer Aniston for The Morning Show
Jodie Comer for Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies
Olivia Colman for The Crown
Reese Witherspoon for The Morning Show

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Ben Platt for The Politician
Bill Hader for Barry
Michael Douglas for The Kominsky Method
Paul Rudd for Living with Yourself
Ramy Youssef for Ramy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Christina Applegate for Dead to Me
Kirsten Dunst for On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Natasha Lyonne for Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Fleabag
Rachel Brosnahan for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin for The Kominsky Method
Andrew Scott for Fleabag
Henry Winkler for Barry
Kieran Culkin for Succession
Stellan Skarsgård for Chernobyl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Emily Watson for Chernobyl
Helena Bonham Carter for The Crown
Meryl Streep for Big Little Lies
Patricia Arquette for The Act
Toni Collette for Unbelievable

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Christopher Abbott for Catch-22
Jared Harris for Chernobyl
Russell Crowe for The Loudest Voice
Sacha Baron Cohen for The Spy
Sam Rockwell for Fosse/Verdon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Helen Mirren for Catherine the Great
Joey King for The Act
Kaitlyn Dever for Unbelievable
Merritt Wever for Unbelievable
Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon

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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Rated PG-13

On Halloween 1968, Stella discovers a book that writes it’s own stories. Based on the book series by Alvin Schwartz. Starring Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, and Gabriel Rush.

Stella and her three friends are faced with their fears when they discover a book that has a past and writes its own stories. This is an old school horror film that is based on the psychological fears using scary moments rather than gore. This is a true horror film. The story makes you care about the characters, as each has a background that is used in each story. It’s not the worst horror film, and people who really love horror probably won’t like it because it’s more of a horror story to introduce your children to. It’s worth a watch.

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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) Rated PG

 Alexander, always seems to have a bad day but when the worst day of his life seems to happen the bad day expands to his family. Based on the book by Judith Viorst. Starring Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould

This film is one of those good family films, that promotes family. It’s got some laughs and the acting was enjoyable to watch. There are some crude humor but nothing shocking.  The film does is not a remake of the book but rather a retelling of the story. The family is over the top sweet and perfect, they never have a bad day. Thus, brings us to Alexander, who wishes his family would have bad days like he does and that’s when things go from bad to worst. This is a film that doesn’t have anything that makes it memorable. It’s not a film that sticks out, it’s one that you won’t miss if you haven’t seen it. Thus, making the film not worth a watch.

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The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow (1975) Rated NR

A young shepherd is blinded by lightning and is taken in by some nuns in a local abbey. Starring Angela Lansbury, Cyril Ritchard, and David Kelley.

This film has a wonderful story about a young boy who doesn’t have a family but gains one for Christmas. The stop motion animation is great, but that’s to be expected from Rankin/Bass. While the film is a great story and the animation is great, it’s not the best Rankin/Bass film. It’s about having snow on Christmas, so I think the film missed the point of the first Christmas. The songs also don’t seem to help the story; at times, they seem mismatched and out of place. There are also questions that go unanswered, like how this young boy became a shepherd and how this boy is a working shepherd as an orphan – so many questions that go unanswered.  The film has a wonderful story about family, and the animation is still the best, making this film worth a watch.

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Baker’s Hawk (1976) Rated G

A young boy nurses an injured hawk back to health, and along the way, he gains courage. Starring Clint Walker, Burl Ives, and Diane Baker.

This is a classic film that is great for families to watch together. Everyone has problems that they are trying to overcome. Then, you have the boy and the town hermit who become friends while nursing the hawk back to health. The main focus of the film is a lesson on taking the law into your own hands, and the consequences when doing so. The production value is low, and the performances have their moments. The cinematography is representative of its time, but it does bring the year 1876 to life. I enjoyed this film as a family-oriented movie, making it worth a watch.

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New This Week in Theaters, December 5, 2019

Image result for En Brazos De Un Asesino En Brazos De Un Asesino (R)
Opens on Friday, December 6
Starring: William Levy, Alicia Sanz, Adrián Lastra, Roberto Sosa

Victor is one of the world’s most handsome men, but he has a deep secret – he is a cold blooded assassin. Smooth talking and seductive, Victor was raised to do one thing only, which is to kill for money. When he is sent to the home of a brutal drug lord to collect payment for his most recent hit, he encounters the beautiful Sarai, who has been forced to spend the last 9 years of her life with the drug lord. After Victor leaves the compound, Sarai seizes her chance at freedom by hiding out in Victor’s car. But things don’t go as planned and instead of being transported back to her home, she finds herself free from one dangerous man only to be caught in the clutches of another. While on the run from the vengeful drug lord and his brutal henchmen, Victor’s conscience catches up with him as he risks all that he stood for to protect his captive. In the end, the power Sarai unknowingly holds over Victor and their undeniable attraction may be what places her right in the arms of a killer.

Image result for Portrait of a Lady on Fire Portrait of a Lady on Fire (R)
Opens on Friday, December 6
Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman

Image result for The Aeronauts The Aeronauts (PG-13)
Opens on Friday, December 6
Starring: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Tom Courtenay

Pilot Amelia Rennes and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon.

Image result for Playmobil: The Movie Playmobil: The Movie (NR)
Opens on Friday, December 6
Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Gabriel Bateman, Jim Gaffigan, Daniel Radcliffe

Animated feature film inspired by the Playmobil brand toys.

Image result for Little Joe Little Joe (NR)
Opens on Friday, December 6
Starring: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son, Joe.

Image result for Midnight Family Midnight Family (NR)
Opens on Friday, December 6
Starring: Juan Ochoa

In Mexico City’s wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a private ambulance, competing with other for-profit EMTs for patients in need of urgent help.

Synopsis by IMDB.

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Lost Cities with Albert Lin (NatGeo) Rated TV-PG

Albert Yu-Min Lin uses 3D scanning and radar to discover and recreate worlds underground. Starring Duncan Lees, Joseph Angelo Steel, Francis Steel, and Albert Yu-Min Lin.

I was not really impressed with this show. Maybe if I were more intrigued by the technology used, I would find it more interesting. The show leans more toward entertainment than real archeology, but it is interesting to see what used with the help of 3D technology. The show really doesn’t go in-depth with sites, and there is little to no excavating. However, Lin is fun to watch, and he is interesting. Thus, the show is worth a watch.

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Flying Home (2014) Rated NR

A businessman must choose between a deal that would make his career or the woman he loves. Starring Jamie Dornan, Anthony Head, and Ali Suliman.

I rather enjoyed this film. It’s not the best romance, but I really enjoyed Dornan’s performance. This isn’t the first time that he has blown me away. I rather enjoyed him in The Fall, in which he plays a completely different character than the one he plays here. Like I said, this film isn’t an outstanding romance – you know what is going to happen and how it’s going to end. However, I think sometimes the best romances don’t try to include too many twists that pull away from the fun romance, and this is a fun romance. There are corny scenes, but I just think Dornan’s performance is what holds this film together, making it worth a watch.

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Lost Secrets (Travel) Rated TV-G

A historian travels the world in search of objects with secret histories. Starring Justin Jampol.

Justin goes around the world to study new, unearthed items that may change our history of past events. There are a couple of things about this show that make it interesting and others that make me feel that they are pulling theories out of their butts. The series does a wonderful job of giving us a synopsis of our histories and what these new items might tell us. Although, it seems that throughout the show, they have already concluded what the item means and just find people with information supporting the same hypothesis. If you take the show for what it is, it is a great show that gives us a new insight into our history. This show is worth a watch.

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New This Week on DVD, December 3, 2019

 Ready or Not (R)

A bride’s wedding night takes a sinister turn when her eccentric new in-laws force her to take part in a terrifying game. Starring Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, Mark O’Brien

 Bennett’s War (PG-13)

After surviving an IED explosion in combat overseas, a young soldier with the Army Motorcycle Unit is medically discharged with a broken back and leg. Against all odds he trains to make an impossible comeback as a motocross racer in order to support his family. Starring Michael Roark, Trace Adkins, Ali Afshar

 Killerman (R)

Two friends launder money in NYC. They make a quick drug deal. Things go wrong as dirty cops are involved. One gets amnesia during escape with the drugs and money. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Emory Cohen, Diane Guerrero

 Game of Thrones: The Complete Eighth Season (TV-MA)

Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while an ancient enemy returns after being dormant for thousands of years. Starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

 Masterpiece: The Durrells in Corfu Season 4 (TV-PG)

Based on the real-life events of the Durrell family as they resettle from England to Greece. Starring Keeley Hawes, Josh O’Connor, Milo Parker

 Christmas Jars (NR)

Based on the bestselling novel by Jason F. Wright, it tells the story of reporter Hope Jensen, who uncovers the remarkable secret behind the “Christmas Jars” – glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously left for people in need. Christmas Jars is a phenomenon with a reach far beyond that of a typical novel, as it created a new tradition that has changed the lives of many people in their time of need all over the country. Starring Markian Tarasiuk, Jeni Ross, Ron Lea

 Molang: Season 3 (TV-Y)

Molang and Piu Piu are invited to a party. They dress themselves up, but Piu Piu’s kiss curl might prevent them from going out. Fortunately, Molang has an idea. Starring Balthazar Chapuis, Bérengère Chapuis, Matthieu Cordier

 Great Performances: Now Hear This (NR)

Scott Yoo, seasoned conductor and virtuoso violinist, travels the world chasing the secret histories of our greatest musical works and their composers in a Bourdain “No Reservations” style show, while discovering connections to today’s music, art, and culture. Starring Scott Yoo, Alice Dade, Aldo Gentileschi

 Santa’s Partyland (NR)

Get ready to dace your way through the biggest party the North Pole has ever seen! Clap your hands and stomp your feet – welcome to Santa’s Partyland! Starring Alfred Hill, James Kane

 City on the Hill: Season One (TV-MA)

In the early 1990s, Boston was rife with violent criminals emboldened by local law enforcement agencies in which corruption and racism was the norm – and then it all changed in what was called the “Boston Miracle.” In this fictional account, assistant district attorney Decourcy Ward comes from Brooklyn and forms an unlikely alliance with a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran, Jackie Rohr. Together, they take on a family of armored car robbers in a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston. Starring Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker

 Elf Land (NR)

Dastardly elf, Grumper, has done the unthinkable and STOLEN Santas prized Christmas sleigh. Now its up to E.L.F detective team Jingle, Bingle, Tingle, Dorabelle and Cheer to find the sleigh and save Christmas. Starring Kj Schrock, Sarah Taylor

  2nd Chance for Christmas (NR)

A popular, young singer does not like Christmas. Just like Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, she’s visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Starring Brittany Underwood, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox

 Christmas on Holly Lane (PG)

Three childhood friends, Sarah, Riley and Cat, with fond memories of Christmas at Sarah’s house, come together as adults to save Sarah’s home in the hopes of having many more beautiful Christmases together. Starring Sarah Lancaster, Karen Holness, Gina Holden

 A Christmas Solo (TV-PG)

Two single parents stumble into the possibility of love for Christmas, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. When the rivalry gets out of control, can hope and healing lead everyone to a peaceful and merry Christmas? Starring Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe, Pippa Mackie

 Santa Fake (NR)

The Christmas-themed family film will follow Pat Keeley, a young man from Ireland who has emigrated to the United States and finds himself caught up in an escalating whirlwind of shenanigans that takes him from New York to Santa Fe. Starring John Rhys-Davies, Judd Nelson, Tony Amendola

 How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (NR)

Hiccup and Toothless reunite to remind both their kinds of the inseparable bond between vikings and dragons. Starring Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson

 A House Divided: Season One (NR)

The Sanders family is the most esteemed family in all of Los Angeles. Direct descendants of Letty Sanders, a slave who became the richest black woman in the newly formed City of Angels, their influence can be felt throughout the city. However, their world is turned upside down when their matriarch, Pamela Sanders, suddenly dies. Cameron Sanders Sr. struggles to deal with the death of his beloved wife while holding his family, and his business, together. Things go from bad to worse when Cameron becomes the target of an SEC investigation for money laundering. His proud son, Cameron “Cam” Sanders Jr., is desperate to find the truth behind the suspicious circumstances surrounding his mother’s death. He finds it difficult to stay on track, however, when terrible choices and a growing confusion over his sexuality cause him to lash out in ruthless ways. The youngest son, Torrance Sanders, is a basketball standout being chased by the NBA, but finds it hard to stay focused in the wake of his mother’s death. Stephanie, Cameron Sr.’s daughter, comes home from Paris and does everything she can to keep a leash on the ambitions of her father’s duplicitous mistress, Carissa. But Stephanie’s own search for love leads her back into the arms of Raymond, her cousin’s husband. Can the Sanders family find a way to face their enemies together and uphold the family name, or will the tangled secrets and lies tear them apart? Starring Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Brad James, Demetria McKinney

 Buttons: A Christmas Tale (PG)

Follow the heartwarming journey of two orphan girls whose only wish is to find a home for Christmas. With a little help from their guardian angels, they discover miracles really can happen when you believe. Starring Alivia Clark, Julia Burrows, Roma Downey

 The Simpsons: The Complete Nineteenth Season (TV-PG)

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield. Starring Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer

 Archaeology & Jesus (NR)

No place on earth has arrested the attention of adventurers and archaeologists like the Holy Land. But does what we dig up in Israel, bear resemblance to the stories that we read of Jesus in the Gospels? To answer this question Archaeology & Jesus follows two paths. You’ll explore the process of archaeology with the top experts digging in Israel today. And along the way, you’ll join New Testament scholar, Dr. Craig Evans, as he reveals ground breaking finds that illuminate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Starring Craig A. Evans

Synopsis by IMDB.

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