The end of the year is almost upon us, folks.
And thus, as a movie blogger, I’m required to turn my attention to top ten lists, best and worst ofs, etc, etc. And of course, I’m happy to do it! Write up my opinion of the best and worst films and performances of the year and have people read it? Uhm, Yes, please.
Of course, if you think this will be something simple, or low key, or not played up to the max, well… welcome! You must be new here! Check out the categories on the top right of the home page and have a poke around! I hope you find something you like!
For the rest of you, click “Continue Reading” to hear about the overblown year end spectacle of awesomeness that I have planned for us over the next couple of weeks…
The FMR MAJOR Awards!
2011 was a great year for movies, and I’ve had the joy of blogging about them this year for the very first time. So I’m pretty excited to really blow this thing up. We are taking this to a new level PEOPLE!!!
As you can see from the header pic, the Award of choice will be the infamous “Leg Lamp” from “A Christmas Story”. It is after all, a major award!
Each day next week, I’ll be posting up the list of nominees in the categories below. I hope to get your input and thoughts on them as I
wait to announce my already written decisions carefully consider who should be chosen the winner.
The categories for this year are…
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
I’m going to begin posting nominee posts on Monday, the 26th and run them all the way through the end of that week. Then Monday the 2nd of January, I’ll begin posting up the winners! Throughout, I’m going to keep up with my reviews, and Tank and I are going to try to work in our (title pending)s but I think I’m going to put “Tossin’ It Out There” on temporary hiatus until they wrap up. Hope that’s ok with everyone. Consider the topic to be an ongoing “Who do YOU think should win ____”
And finally, as a note on the awards themselves. These could pretty much be read as the “MAJOR” awards for two reasons. Number one is, obviously, around here I’m either completely self aggrandizing or self deprecating, there’s no middle ground. So of course, there’s that way to read them. They’re the most important awards EVER!!
But the other way to read them is that for the most part, I’m only seeing Major releases. If it’s not making it to a megaplex, you know? I can’t consider it. I’d like to… but it’s not easy to get to these things! “The Artist”? Pfft! Do you know I did a search for the nearest theatre showing “The Artist” and Quebec came up among the top three? Quebec. I live in Connecticut! I’d love to see these films, if Hollywood would provide more opportunity for me. I think it’s nonsense that they couldn’t work them into the rotation at the regular Cineplex. Nonsense. I also think it sucks that so many movie studios sneak their minimal release qualifications for a movie in for the year, and then don’t show it for the public at large until they’re up for Oscar consideration, if even then. So, sorry “Albert %#$&ing Noobs” get into a theatre or get lost.
That said. I’ve seen a lot of movies. A lot of good movies, and a lot of movies that if you haven’t seen? You’ve heard about. So I think we’re going to have a great, great couple of weeks ahead here. I’ve been working hard on them behind the scene, and my buddy and collaborator Mark “Digger” DiBella has worked up some title cards for the events, we are going to blow these things out in STYLE!!
I hope you’ll all enjoy them and I’m sure that we’ll have some excellent discussion regarding the best and worst that 2011 had to offer us in the world of Movies!!!