Golden Globes 2021

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The Golden Globes show last night was pretty much a disaster. It was technologically challenged, there was no chemistry between the hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, possibly because they were bi-coastal, not to be confused with bi-polar. The writing was poor and most of the jokes fell flat, marring the event beyond any possible recognition. I did agree with a lot of the picks and enjoyed some of the acceptance speeches. Jane Fonda’s was exceptional. Some of the others were just plain dumb. Speaking of dumb, I stuck for the entire show. Sigh…

La La Land

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Movie Review

Kid, they don’t call it the boulevard of broken dreams for nothing. A bit of a slow start and a few draggy places in the middle but a very strong finish. This movie really delivers the goods. Last night it broke all records with seven Golden Globes Awards. Excellent performances by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Interesting by-play about Jazz which just happens to be my favorite musical genre. Spectacular dance scenes. One I particularly liked took place at a planetarium (Griffith Obsevatory) which was featured in the iconic film Rebel Without a Cause.  The stars go weightless and dance among the stars just to see what things are like on Jupiter or Mars. It was wonderful.

Great escapist fantasy to enliven your spirits and waste a few hours during the winter doldrums. Two thumbs way up! I loved this movie but watch out it might just break your heart.