Thursday, January 27, 2005

Changes in Store

We're going to change Theatre Thursday to a monthly format, as it seems like the weekly meme craze is fading somewhat. This will give us a chance to put together some better questions for you movie fans out there.

We're going to take this week off to rejunenate and refresh our batteries, and look for the first Monthly list next Thursday.

If anyone has suggestions for a Theatre Thursday list, please send them to Barry or Misty. Self-addressed, stamped envelope not required.

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Week 33 - Musicals

We love them, but we'd never admit to watching them.

Oh sure, Chicago won Best Picture a couple of years ago, and everyone loves The Sound of Music, but musicals have occupied a more significant place in our motion picture landscape than most people will be willing to admit.

This week's questions are about the great Movie Musicals. Put on your tap shoes, grab your umbrella, and.....well, what are you waiting for - a cue?

1) What is your favorite Movie Musical of all time? What's the worst you've ever seen?

2) Which Musical is your guilty pleasure? (i.e. which musical would you never admit to anyone - except 5.2 million internet users - that you know all the words to?)

3) Which actor/actress do you feel made the biggest contribution to Movie Musicals? Which is your favorite?

4) Do you prefer movies with musical numbers that are part of the plot itself, or pop songs that basically act as background for regular scenes?

BONUS) Have you ever, in your wildest moments, come into a situation so perfect that it would almost be perfectly normal just to break into song? What would you do if you someone else belting out a heartbreaking ballad or a group of young toughs dancing in the street?

Leave the link to your site in the comments, and remember:

"We are the maker of music, and we are the dreamers of dreams"

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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Week 32 - Golden Globes.

The Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, January 16th at 8pm(E.S.T.) on NBC. This week's questions... makes you the judge of The Golden Globes. You pick who you think will win OR who you think SHOULD win... OR both. Then tune in Sunday to see how many you guessed correctly.

The Nominees are...

Best Motion Picture Drama
1. The Aviator
2. Closer
3. Finding Neverland
4. Hotel Rwanda
5. Kinsey
6. Million Dollar Baby

Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2. The Incredibles
3. The Phantom of the Opera
4. Ray
5. Sideways

Best Actor In A Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
1. Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine...)
2. Jamie Foxx ( Ray)
3. Paul Giamatti (Sideways)
4. Kevin Kline (De-Lovely)
5. Kevin Spacey (Beyond The Sea)

Best Actor In A Motion Picture Drama
1. Javier Bardem ( The Sea Inside)
2. Don Cheadle ( Hotel Rwanda)
3. Johnny Depp ( Finding Neverland)
4. Leonardo DiCaprio ( The Aviator)
5. Liam Neeson (Kinsey)

Best Actress In A Motion Picture Musical Or Comedy
1. Annette Bening ( Being Julia )
2. Ashley Judd ( De-Lovely)
3. Emma Rossum ( The Phantom...)
4. Kate Winslet (Eternal Sunshine...)
5. Renee Zellweger (Bridget Jones :The Edge...)

Best Actress In A Motion Picture Drama
1. Scarlett Johansson (A Love Song For Bobby Long)
2. Nicole Kidamn (Birth)
3. Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake)
4. Hilary Swank (Million Dollar Baby)
5. Uma Thurman (Kill Bill- Vol. 2)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
1. David Carradine ( Kill Bill: Vol. 2)
2. Thomas Haden Church ( Sideways)
3. Jamie Foxx ( Collateral)
4. Morgan Freeman ( Million Dollar Baby)
5. Clive Owen (Closer)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
1. Cate Blanchett (The Aviator)
2. Laura Linney ( Kinsey)
3. Virginia Madsen ( Sideways)
4. Natalie Portman (Closer)
5. Meryl Streep ( The Manchurian Candidate)

Best Director
1. Clint Eastwood ( Million Dollar Baby)
2. Marc Forster ( Finding Neverland)
3. Mike Nichols (Closer)
4. Alexander Payne (Sideways)
5. Martin Scorsese (The Aviator)

Best Screenplay
1. Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)
2. John Logan ( The Aviator)
3. David Magee (Finding Neverland)
4. Patrick Marber (Closer)
5. Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor ( Sideways)

Best Foreign Language Film
1.The Chorus
2.House of Flying Daggers
3.The Motorcycle Diaries
4.The Sea Inside
5.A Very Long Engagement

Original Score
1.Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby)
2.Jan A.P. Kaczmarek ( Finding Neverland)
3.Rolfe Kent (Sideways)
4.Howard Shore (The Aviator)
5.Hans Zimmer ( Spanglish)

Original Song
1. ''Accidentally in Love'' from Shrek 2
2. ''Believe'' from The Polar Express
3. ''Learn to be Lonely'' from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera
4. ''Million Voices'' from Hotel Rwanda
5. ''Old Habits Die Hard'' from Alfie

Leave your link or answers in the comments. Play along and have fun.

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