The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced this morning by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Carson Daly (The Voice). Nominations were pretty standard with a couple of surprises (Fred Armisen, Portlandia, Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (WTF) and Silicon Valley), some first time nominations (Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex and Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart) and A TON of snubs (Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, The Good Wife, Shameless just to name a few). HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with 19 nominations followed by FX’s Fargo with 18 and Breaking Bad with 16. Check out the full list of nominees below.
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“Ahhhh”, “Oh My Gosh”, and “Woooooo” are just some of the utterances that come out of theater goers mouths as they watch the new Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s 11, Contagion) directed dramedy Magic Mike, starring Channing Tatum in a movie that is loosely based on his life as a stripper before he started acting in Hollywood. Tatum plays Mike a veteran dancer, who takes a kid (Alex Pettyfer; I Am Number 4) under his wing and schools him in the art of partying, picking up women, and making easy money while working at the Club Xquisite.
No one is going to this movie for its plot. This movie is all about the man candy that is Tatum plus Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Matthew McConaughey (A Time To Kill, Lincoln Lawyer), Matt Bomer (White Collar), and Adam Rodriguez (CSI:Miami). There is a plot there though. It starts off as all fun and games until things take a slightly darker turn in the middle. The acting is also not shall I say horrible. Tatum, while extremely cheesy and over the top with his dance movies has had major growth with his acting since we first saw him Coach Carter. He’s still not the best actor but I can always applaud improvement.
Go out and see Magic Mike. Make it a night out, get liquored up and loose and then head to the theater for some laughs and squeals and don’t take it too seriously.
In Time stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in a movie set in the future, where people stop again at the age of 25 and in order to stop overpopulating the earth, people are genetically engineered to live for one more year after 25. With this system, time becomes the new currency with the wealthy being able to live forever and the poor having to beg, borrow and steal to make it though the day. Timberlake plays Will Salas, who finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage, whose connection becomes important in the fight against the system. The premise of this movie with time becoming currency and people not aging had the potential to be a really good movie. I really had high hopes for Justin. I thought maybe this movie would be his big movie. It had such potential and completely blew it. Ok maybe not completely but man the movie was not good. The dialogue was bad and there were so many awkward pauses in the dialogue. It just made no sense. You would think that with some of the people in this cast (Cillian Murphy, Matt Bomer, Vincent Kartheiser) and the person who directed it (Andrew Niccol; Truman Show) that this would be at least a B- movie but sadly it was more like a D/C-. Timberlake’s last movie, Bad Teacher was almost as bad as this one. I think it might be time for Justin to get back to music full-time. Hollywood has given him enough movies to show that he can carry a movie and he has disappointed. He is hilarious when he does SNL or small smaller roles but he can’t carry a movie and should stop trying. Get back to making me a new album Justin.
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