That ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Golden Globes Commercial

Posted in Movies on January 13th, 2014 by Nick

muppets-most-wanted-constantine-sliceClearly if you want a Golden Globes winners list, there are a bazillion websites you can check out. So instead, lets just bask in the glory that was the Muppets commercial for Muppets Most Wanted! What a neat little romp of fake tweets cleverly tied into the Globes. That’s some A+ marketing, man.

Here’s what Kermit and Co. offered up during last night’s broadcast:

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Jodie Foster’s…Rather Confusing, Slightly Awkward, Yet Still Brilliant Golden Globes Speech

Posted in Dog and Pony Show, TV on January 14th, 2013 by Nick

Last night’s fairly stellar Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by SNL vets Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, was filled with Tarantino creepiness, smoking hot stars (those Homeland ladies!), and jabs on James Cameran, Ricky Gervais and James Franco. Girls and Lena Dunham had a moment winning Best Actress and Best Comedy or Musical, Les Misérables won shit, Homeland won shit too, and Ben Affleck gave a huge middle finger to his ol’ pal Oscar (well, he didn’t…but his victory sure did). This is all fine and great, but Jodie Foster! And that speech! 

In case you missed it, it’s a must:

Foster was accepting the award for the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement-type Award Thingie for her excellence in film over the course of her 47 years in the business. And man did she have stuff to say.

I applaud her, I do. Granted, she came off as a bit manic and rambling, but you could also pin that on her passion. She clearly felt a need for expression and she knew she was going to have the stage, so there you have it. It’s a shame that people dock her for her association with Mel Gibson, but if your closest friend and ally had a bad year or two, most likely you wouldn’t abandon them. Or maybe you would, you asshole. Loyalty. I dig.

I respect her stance on privacy, too, and on Hollywood and the media’s perverse affair. Our whole TMZ/Perez Hilton-led, gossip fueled society is bullshit, and didn’t Fiona Apple tell us that years ago? Looks like we still haven’t learned. Is Foster gay? Probably. But who the hell are we to speculate on something that has absolutely nothing to do with her work?

Jodie Foster is a living legend and her speech was legendary. Plain and simple.

I’m gonna duck out of this blog before I start Foster-rambling myself, but RESPECT, Jod’. I sure hope this isn’t your swan song.

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The Return of David Brent

Posted in Check It Out!, TV on January 19th, 2011 by Nick

The Interweb is all a-buzz with Ricky Ricky Ricky. If you haven’t heard about his…interesting (read: fucking hilarious!) take on hosting the Golden Globes, then surely you are dead.

But check this! Gervais will charm your small screen again when he reprises the role of David Brent on next week’s episode of the U.S. version of The Office.  The leak on the street states that Gervais will have a “small cameo” in the January 27th episode of the NBC sitcom, and will apparently “bump into” Michael Scott. At some point. Somehow. Maybe.

It’s been no secret that I am totally against The Office continuing without Carell, but hey, let’s enjoy this while we still can. We’ve got Amy Ryan back in action (woooooo!) and a little run in with David Brent! It’s a pretty OK time to be an Office fan.

But seriously. NBC needs to put this show down like Old Yeller.

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