Golden Globes Must-See Films for Moms
I don't know about you, but as a mom, I always feel like the Golden Globes are just not for me. While I am a huge movie lover, whenever Awards season rolls around, I usually have seen about three of the films nominated for Golden Globes, about two television shows and absolutely zero mini-series.
After perusing the list of award winners, I realized that this year, I actually got to see more than a handful of the winning films, including "The Social Network," "The Fighter" and "Toy Story 3." Plus, since our family are huge "Glee" fans we were pretty psyched to see several cast members take home trophies (our personal fave of course, is Jane Lynch). Other than that, it looks like I've got a boat load of DVD rentals to add to the list of books I should have read in 2010, but didn't.
If you haven't had time to catch the films that captured the attention of Golden Globe voters, I've compiled a few must-see movie winners so that you can be a pro by the time the Oscars head to tinseltown.
The Kids Are Alright: Annette Benning won best actress in a comedy about two lesbian moms raising a family. I remember seeing the trailer in theaters and thought it would make for a good rental. Time to make a date with my couch and curl up with this offbeat family:
Black Swan - Mom to be, Natalie Portman took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a drama for "Black Swan." While I'm not a big fan of thrillers centered around the ballet, this film feels like a girls' night out flick if I ever saw one. I plan to gather up a few willing gal pals and catch this flick while it's still in theaters.
The Social Network - Two of the films we did catch in 2010 were "The Social Network" and "The Fighter" and I have to say, I was impressed with both films. If you're a rabid Facebook fan (guilty as charged), then "The Social Network" is a total must see. Who knew that the monster social networking site got its start because social misfit Mark Zuckerberg was dumped by a girl and wanted to get even. Okay - maybe that didn't happen in real life, but either way, I'm banking on one of my kids taking an interest in web and iPhone app designs as well as computer programming. Life would be so easy if only my kids launched a billion dollar social network before they even graduated college.
The Fighter - I don't know what it is about boxing films. While I really don't like watching those bloody matches on HBO, there's something about the tale behind the boxer's rise to fame and fall from grace that gets me every time. "The Fighter" stars Mark Wahlberg and is based on the true life story of Massachusetts-born, junior welterweight title winner "Irish" Micky Ward. But even more intriguing is the story of his brother's (played by Christian Bale) downward spiral into drugs and the HBO documentary that he thought was going to focus on his comeback but instead, centered on his crack cocaine addiction. Now if that isn't a great date night movie, I don't know what it is. Both Christian Bale and Melissa Leo took home Golden Globes for best supporting actor and best supporting actress. Take a look...
There you have it. Everything you always wanted to know about this year's Golden Globe film winners but were too busy to ask. So go grab a sitter and set a date for movie night!