Best and Worst Looks From The Screen Actors Guild Awards


The dresses at the SAGs weren’t as amazing or as  the ones at the Globes but there were still a few standouts and even more disasters.

Best Dressed

Regina King (Southland)

Makeup, color of dress, hair is all perfection. She looks so flawless. Love it.

Emily Blunt (The Adjustment Bureau, The Devil Wears Prada)

This dress isn’t anything super amazing but I love the color on her and she was one of the better dressed at the show.

Octavia Spencer (The Help)

Love this look on her. The hair and makeup are great and she just looks beautiful. She has gotten it right all awards season and I can’t wait to see her looks at the next awards show.

Ashley Simpson

Never thought I would say these words but she looks so great. This is the best I’ve ever seen her look. I love her hair and makeup. The beading on the dress is also really great. It’s simple yet fabulous.

Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Simple red elegance.

Viola Davis (The Help, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

This woman has been killing me softly this entire awards season. Simply perfection here. I didn’t think she could get any better than 2 weeks ago at the Globes but here she does it again. Best dressed of the night for me.

Worst Dressed

Nothing needs to be said about these looks. Just look at the picture.

Shailene Woodley (The Descendants, The Secret Life of An American Teenager)
Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee)
Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Takers)

Ok so I’m gonna say something about this one. This looks so cheap and I bet it cost an arm and a leg. I mean what the hell was she thinking. Ughh and is that a wife beater?? WTH?

Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory)
Lea Michele (Glee)

I just can’t with Lea Michele anymore. She just tries entirely too hard. Her look at the Globes was a mess and too sexy for a girl who can’t pull it off and this one is just the same. I just I can’t anymore with her.

Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)

This makes me sad because I love her but man is this dress ugly. Just really really ugly. Worst dressed of the night.

Postmortem On The Good Wife Episode “Another Ham Sandwich”


***Spoilers Ahead***

OMG OMG OMG!!! That had to have been the best episode of The Good Wife this season. Wendy Scott Carr (Anika Noni Rose) got owned by Peter (Chris Noth) at the end of this episode. One of the most epic scenes. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start from the beginning.

The episode begins with Wendy, Cary (Matt Czuchry), and Dana (Monica Raymund) looking like they had this thing in the bag. Wendy begins by giving instructions to the grand jury and then we head over to Lockhart-Gardner where Diane (Christine Baranski) is about to give the news of Will (Josh Charles) possibly being indicted to the partners. First she tells Alicia (Julianna Margulies), who was still in the dark about what has been happening for the last 2-3 episodes about it. Alicia runs to Will and they have a moment. Can I say I really love these two and I like them together but man the show is juiciest when they are apart.

We then get into the testimonies and they all seem to hurt Will a lot. They all realize that in order to get through this thing, they have to tie Peter to it because if he thinks it will hurt him then he will call it off. Wendy through out what she was hoping was the McDermott case that had come into play in the last episode when it looked like Kalinda was giving Dana information to save Alicia but take down Will. We would soon realize, as would Dana and Wendy, that all of this was just bait used so that they wouldn’t go after Will’s real vulnerability which is Alicia.

Peter and Alicia have a conversation about the grand jury in what was one of the best exchanges of the night. Alicia ask Peter to stop the investigation and it doesn’t go well. They get into a heated exchange and at one point Peter looked like he was going to cry when he asked Alicia about sleeping with Will. At that point is when I yelled at my tv, “Are you kidding me? You slept with hookers and her best friend and you are pissed that she’s been with someone else?” Then Peter spat this out at Alicia, “My god, you have changed,I used to be able to tell when you lied.” Chris Noth and Alicia were giving it this episode. Ughhh it was just soooo goooood. All of their scenes were great. I like their scenes together, there is such a great chemistry there.

After the embarrassment that Will gave Wendy during his testimony, Dana goes after Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and slaps her after realizing that she was duped from the beginning. They went after Alicia like everyone predicted. Wendy starts leading with some inappropriate questioning about her relationship with Will and the perks she has received from that relationship. I love that Cary tries to stop her, but to no avail. Wendy was on a tirade and Alicia was not having it. She got up in the middle of questioning and when she was told she wasn’t excused and would be held in contempt, Alicia spat out, “Then arrest me.” Uhhhhh it was such a great moment.

The grand jury had common sense though and saw through what Wendy was trying to do. The case completely crumpled there. There was a celebration at Lockhart-Gardner after Will won which had a sweet scene with Diane and Will dancing together. It just made my heart smile. That relationship is one of the great ones that is on this show. The Good Wife does relationships and friendships soooo well and Will and Diane to me are one of the best.

Peter then rightfully dismisses Wendy, who tries to plea to him to continue on with the case against Will. But Peter isn’t having it not after she went after Alicia and couldn’t even get the grand jury in indict. In what might be the best “you have been dismissed” scene ever, Peter tells Wendy, “You’re excused. We’re done. Thank you for your service; my assistant will validate your parking. Get out of my office.” And scene.

I know they need a B plot going on during the episode but I really could have done without the one they had last night. Don’t get me wrong I love me some Alan Cumming and Amy Sedaris but I feel like they just kinda took away a little from the rest of the episode. I’m sad that we won’t be getting another new episode until February 18 but man what a way to go.

 

The Grey (2012)


Liam Neeson continues his foray into becoming a full blown action star with the new movie, The Grey. This time he plays a sharpshooter whose job is to protect the oil-rig roughnecks from animal attacks as they work. On the way back home, the plane crashes and leaves 6 of the men alive and fighting for their lives. They are in the midst of the freezing Arctic weather and on top of that they are in wolf territory. The movie starts out as a survivalist movie but then kind of spirals out of control into a simple man vs. beast tale.

If you were looking for something more from this movie, you aren’t going to find it. I enjoyed myself while watching. It’s not a scary movie but the constant jolts of the camera, sudden movements and loud sounds made me jumpy. It’s a cheap trick but it worked to keep the action going. There is a scene at the end of the credits but you will live if you don’t see it. I like action star Liam Neeson, but I want the Kinsey Neeson back. Looking at his upcoming movies though, it looks like that isn’t going to be happening anytime soon.

The Grey is in theaters now.

Haywire (2012)


Haywire is an action-thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh (Contagion, Ocean’s Eleven) which stars Gina Carano, an MMA star and newcomer to the acting game. Carano plays Mallory Kane, a trained op who works for a government security contractor. After a job that almost goes off the rails, she is double crossed by her own people and becomes a target chased by skilled assassins. The film boasts plenty of hot male star power in Michael Fassbender, Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, and Michael Douglas.

The trailer to this movie didn’t do anything for me and I went into this movie thinking I would get a couple of nice fight scenes out of it and possibly get surprised by Soderbergh. But such was not the case. This movie was just a straight up action movie. Now I’m not such a snob that I don’t love a straight up action movie but I just didn’t like this one. There was barely any plot or dialogue and when there was some dialogue it was pretty bad. You would then think well if that wasn’t there then the fight scenes must have been amazing? WRONG. I mean there were some good ones (the one at the beginning of the film with Channing Tatum is a little brutal but good as well as the scene with Fassbender) but overall not that great.

The entire movie is pretty much a showcase of Carano’s MMA skills. I’m not an MMA fan, well at least I’ve never given it much thought, so maybe if I was I would have enjoyed it more. For whatever reason the critics have been loving this movie more than audiences. It currently has an 80% rating from critics versus 44% from audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. The only thing that even remotely saved this movie from being a complete disaster for me is the variety of eye candy spanning from the young (Tatum, Fassbender) to the older (Banderas, McGregor, Douglas).

Safe House Screening in Houston, TX


Houston readers. SalsaTV is sponsoring a screening of the new movie Safe House, starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds. The screening will be on Thursday, February 2nd at the AMC Studio 30 theater. The movie begins at 7:30pm but I would advise you to be there by 5:30pm as it is a free screening.

Print this pass and present at the theatre. Please arrive early.

Seating is not guaranteed and is first come, first served.

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Print pass here. Watch the trailer below. 

And The Nominees Are…


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 84th Academy Awards this morning.  This year’s most nominated film was Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, with 11 nominations, followed by Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist, with 10. There were the usual suspects, some surprise and a lot of snubs (Hello Gosling, Fassbender?) The Oscars will be air on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 26 and will be hosted by soon to be 9 time host, Billy Crystal. Check out all the nominees below.

Best Picture
The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Hugo 
Midnight in Paris
Moneyball
The Tree of Life
War Horse 

*Where did Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close come from? I just think that if they were gonna put another movie in that slot that maybe Bridesmaids or The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo should have been there.

Best Director
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Alexander Payne, The Descendants
Martin Scorsese, Hugo
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris 
Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life 

Best Actor
Demián Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Actress
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis, The Help
Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn

Best Supporting Actor 
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

*Jonah Hill was great in Moneyball but I just think it’s kind of funny that the actor that brought us great films like Grandma’s Boy and Accepted is now nominated for an Oscar.

Best Supporting Actress
Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
Octavia Spencer, The Help 

Best Original Screenplay
Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids
J.C. Chandor, Margin Call
Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Asghar Farhadi, A Separation

Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne, Jim Rash & Nat Faxon, The Descendants
John Logan, Hugo
George Clooney, Grant Heslov & Beau Willimon, The Ides of March
Aaron Sorkin & Steven Zaillian, Moneyball
Peter Straughan & Bridget O’Connor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film
A Cat in Paris
Chico & Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots
Rango 

Best Foreign Language Film
Bullhead (Belgium)
Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)
A Separation (Iran)
Footnote (Israel)
In Darkness (Poland)

Art Direction
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
War Horse

Costume Design
Anonymous
The Artist
Hugo
Jane Eyre
W.E.

Documentary Feature
Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
Pina
Undefeated

Documentary Short
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God Is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
Saving Face
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Film Editing
The Artist, Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
The Descendants, Kevin Tent
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
Hugo, Thelma Schoonmaker 
Moneyball, Christopher Tellefsen

Makeup
Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng 
The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
The Artist, Ludovic Bource
Hugo, Howard Shore
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
War Horse, John Williams

Music (Original Song)
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie
“Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)
Dimanche/Sunday
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life

Short Film (Live Action)
Pentecost
Raju
The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic

Sound Editing
Drive
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Sound Mixing
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Monyeball
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse

Visual Effects
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Hugo
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Watch The Hunger Games‘ Jennifer Lawrence announce the nominees with Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak.

 

Golden Globes Fashion


BEST LOOKS

Berenice Bejo (The Artist)

I love this color and I like this dress. It just looks really good on her and it’s not because her name is one letter off from to mine lol.

Jessica Alba

This look was styled by Brad Goreski, former assistant of Rachel Zoe and star of Bravo’s It’s A Brad Brad World. She looks so great. The color is great, the accessories are simple and work because the dress already has enough bling on it. Plus she looks amazing from just having a baby 6 months ago.

Continue reading Golden Globes Fashion

Premieres and Returns For Wednesday 1/18/12


Premieres Premieres Premieres!!!

8/7c

American Idol (FOX) – Season Premiere. Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler, and Randy Jackson are back tonight with the 11th season of American Idol. This is the best part of this show because all the terrible auditions are shown. After the first two weeks I turn this show off. After all the horrible singers are gone, who cares. It gets so boring. At least Simon use to make it interesting. Now the three judges left are just ehh and really have nothing at all interesting to say.

9/8c

Criminal Minds (CBS) – Winter return. The team is  traveling to San Francisco under suspicion that the Zodiac Killer is once again on a murderous warpath. Meanwhile, Reid will ponder his own capabilities as he accompanies Prentiss to a seminar on violent crime hosted by the crime novelist Patricia Cornwell.

10/9c

CSI (CBS) – Winter return. When a professional hit takes place at a law firm that Catherine recommended to a friend, she helps the FBI investigate. This is the episode before Marg Helgenburg’s exit. I might have to watch these last two episodes since Catherine Willows was my fave on this show. I have only watched off and on since William Peterson’s Gill Grissom left about 3 seasons ago.

Mistresses (BBC) – Season Premiere. Finally BBC is airing the final season of this show. I liked it very much and I’m sad that it didn’t continue. The name should tell you a lot about this show. It’s soapy and quite delicious and there are some really good stories as well as some good acting.

Royal Pains (USA) – Winter Premiere. Eric Kassabian’s life hangs in the balance after a prescription error and  Hank blames Dr. Van Dyke instead of Divya. Meanwhile, Paige tosses convention aside and makes Evan an offer he can’t refuse.

 

COUGAR TOWN RETURNS!!!!!


THE  CUL-DE-SAC CREW IS BACK!!!! YESSSSSSSS!!!! The crew will be returning for their 3rd season Tuesday, February 14, 2012. Happy Valentine’s Day to me. It will be airing after the Tim Allen show Last Man Standing at 8:30/7:30c. I was really sad when ABC decided to bench the show until midseason and not even January mid-season they were going to bring it back in late March. They thought this was a good idea and put Work It! on the lineup. Seriously, who at ABC thought that show was going to give them a hit? After two airings that debacle was rightly canceled therefore making room for my loves to return.

If you have never checked out the show, please do. Season 1 started out a little rough but it quickly evolved and got so much better. Watch on Hulu, Netflix, or ABC to catch up before season 3 begins.