Thursday, December 17, 2009

Survivor, Lost, Award Nominees, & More - December 17, 2009

Don't you just love the Lost promos that have started airing? "Where are we?" or whatever similar that they say and then straight to the graphic. LOL. I love that the producers are giving us nothing on the new season. I agree with the producers that they can't show us anything for right now cause it will give us ideas on where the show is going to go this season. Did the events of the finale change the course of events? The season six poster has been released which features a lot of historical happenings from the show's run while the producers also say there are clues in the poster as well about the new season. There are a lot of familiar faces on the poster that we haven't seen in a while which has been discussed. We will be seeing a lot of the cast members that have been long gone. How will their characters be put into these episodes is what I'm interested in? Are they alive? Are they flashbacks (which I doubt)? Maybe we'll have some kind of weird alternate universe. I can't wait for the season to begin. Such a tremendous show.

I need to make an addition to my favorites of the decade list of TV last week. Storm Chasers. This has to go on the list. An incredible adrenaline rush of TV with fun personalities doing what they love to do and that is chasing tornadoes. This show airs on Discovery Channel and has become one of my big TV addictions.

This week’s Survivor was the last episode before the finale on Sunday. Russell had his target as Brett. He said that they had to get rid of Brett as early as they could cause he could win the million dollars especially with his buddies over on the jury. The reward challenge took place with Jaison, Shambo, and Russell winning over the team of Natalie, Brett, and Mick. The reward was the winners getting to go to the village and have a feast while getting a look at the local culture. Natalie and Brett have bonded. Russell used that as a way to get in Shambo and Jaison’s minds about how they need to get rid of Mick or Brett. The immunity challenge takes place which is won by Brett. There went Russell’s plan. Jaison and Russell then started talking about voting out Shambo. When Shambo walked up, Jaison took off with Russell having to cover this by saying they were voting Mick and their conversation had just finished. Shambo of course had her suspicions on that being true. Tribal council occurred and Russell had his last opportunity to use the hidden immunity idol. He chose to keep it as a souvenir. Shambo ends up getting voted out on a five to one vote. The other vote went to Mick from Shambo. So, we have the final five going into the finale on Sunday with Natalie, Russell, Mick, Brett, and Jaison. I’m still picking Natalie for the win.

Movie box office numbers for last weekend. 1. The Princess and the Frog - $24.2 million. 2. The Blind Side - $15 million. 3. Invictus - $8.6 million. 4. New Moon - $7.9 million. 5. Disney's A Christmas Carol - $6.8 million. 6. Brothers - $5 million. 7. Old Dogs - $4.4 million. 8. 2012 - $4.3 million. 9. Armored - $3.5 million. 10. Ninja Assassin - $2.7 million.

Here are the some of the Golden Globe Award nominees announced earlier this week.

In TV:

Best TV Series - Drama: Big Love, Dexter, House, Mad Men, True Blood
Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical: 30 Rock, Entourage, Glee, Modern Family, The Office.
Actor In A TV Series - Drama: Simon Baker, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm, Hugh Laurie, Bill Paxton
Actress In A TV Series - Drama: Glenn Close, January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Anna Paquin, Kyra Sedgwick.
Actor In TV Series – Comedy/Musical: Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, David Duchovny, Thomas Jane, Matthew Morrison.
Actress In TV Series – Comedy/Musical: Toni Collette, Courteney Cox, Edie Falco, Tina Fey, Lea Michele.
Actor In A Supporting Role in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for TV: Michael Emerson, Neil Patrick Harris, William Hurt, John Lithgow, Jeremy Piven.
Actress In A Supporting Role in TV Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for TV: Jane Adams, Rose Byrne, Jane Lynch, Janet McTeer, Chloe Sevigny

In Movies:
Best Picture – Musical/Comedy: 500 Days Of Summer, The Hangover, It’s Complicated, Julie & Julia, Nine.
Best Actor – Drama: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up In The Air), Colin Firth (A Single Man), Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Tobey Maguire (Brothers).
Best Actress – Drama: Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria), Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious).
Best Actor – Musical/Comedy: Matt Damon (The Informant!), Daniel Day-Lewis (Nine), Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (500 Days Of Summer), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man).
Best Actress – Musical/Comedy: Sandra Bullock (The Proposal), Marion Cotillard (Nine), Julia Roberts (Duplicity), Meryl Streep (It’s Complicated), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia).
Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Bas*****).
Best Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz (Nine), Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air), Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Mo’Nique (Precious), Julianne Moore (A Single Man).

The SAG Award nominations were announced earlier today. Here are some of the categories:

In TV:
Best Drama Ensemble - True Blood, The Good Wife, Dexter, The Closer, Mad Men.
Best Comedy Ensemble - The Office, Glee, 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family.
Best Comedy Actor - Charlie Sheen, Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin, Larry David, Tony Shalhoub.
Best Comedy Actress - Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christina Applegate, Toni Collette, Edie Falco.
Best Drama Actor - Hugh Laurie, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm, Bryan Cranston, Simon Baker.
Best Drama Actress - Patricia Arquette, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick, Mariska Hargitay.

In movies:
Best Ensemble: An Education, The Hurt Locker, Nine, Precious, Inglourious Bas*****.
Best Lead Actor: Morgan Freeman (Invictus), Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), George Clooney (Up In The Air), Colin Firth (A SIngle Man), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker).
Best Lead Actress: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Helen Mirren (The Last Station), Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious).
Best Supporting Actor: Matt Damon (Invictus), Woody Harrelson (The Messenger), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Bas*****), Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Christopher Plummer (The Last Station).
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique (Precious), Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air), Penelope Cruz (Nine), Diane Kruger (Inglourious Bas******).

Well, as usual with these awards shows. I've seen hardly any of these movies. I really know nothing about any of the movies besides maybe Nine cause I have seen it promoted so much lately. What star power to that cast by the way. On the TV side, it is the usual nominees. There are so many actors, actresses, and TV shows that get left off that it just gets frustrating. Just not sure why they can't get nominated. Bummer. I am thrilled to see Michael Emerson and Neil Patrick Harris nominated for their great roles on Lost and How I Met Your Mother. Both of them are tremendous at playing their roles.

The promotional material for season three of Chuck is starting to make its way out. I’ve seen the poster and it looks really cool. I am happy to say that I’ve hooked another friend on Chuck.

The Michael Jackson documentary movie, This Is It will be released on DVD on January 26th. I've already reviewed the movie and thought it was incredibly produced. It gives all of us fans that last performance from him. If you're a fan, you will definitely want to see it.

You Tube released their top five viewed videos of 2009. Number one was Susan Boyle’s performance from Britain’s Got Talent with over 120 million views. Second went to David After Dentist with more than 37 million views. Number three goes to JK Wedding Entrance Dance with 33 million views. Fourth was the New Moon trailer getting around 31 million views. Number five was the Evian roller babies with 27 million views.

TV on DVD releases for Tuesday, December 22. Kyle XY (Season Three), The Secret Life of the American Teenager (Season Three), Taxi (Season Five).

Sorry that I don’t have a TV line of the week this week. Not much new on TV.

You Tube Video Of The Week: If you’ve never seen David After Dentist, here you go. This is hilarious and a must see. The story is basically a dad recording his son after having dental work done and his son is still coming to wondering if he is going to return to normal.

Twitter Update Of The Week: Kelly Ripa who provides a link to a very funny special “in box” segment.
kelly Very funny Bonus Inbox w/ Kelly, Anderson, & "the dog," is now on our website.You'll have to check it out to understand!

That is all I have for this week. Wishing you all a great weekend!! Take care and God bless!!

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