Friday, December 28, 2012

Morgan's Awardage Part 1 - The Supporting Men

The Annual Morgan Awards for Excellence in Film - 2012

Every year, I watch a number of films, never as many as I would like, but a fair number, both new and old. As Hollywood moves into full-swing mode in awards season, I thought why not give out my own awards which mean absolutely nothing and probably satisfy no one, except for me.

So without further ado, the annual Morgan Awards are here! 

I will only focus on the big categories and remember, I'm from NZ, so obvious awards players are as of yet, unseen. (Les Mis, Django, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Argo etc) 

Best Supporting Actor:

What a year to be an actor. Such a wealth of roles, so varied a spread. The following nine actors all stole the film in their own way and may be a little out of left field for some, but for me, they were the best of the year, from the films that I saw.
  (at last count, I had seen 41 movies released in 2012)


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Hobbit: An Ultimate Indulgence and an Expected Journey

No, you certainly do not. 

Full disclosure: I am a Kiwi, loud and proud and along with the All Blacks and Fish and Chips, you have to like the Lord of the Rings, Sir Peter and everything he did for our country.

I'm not a LOTR maniac, I do enjoy the films and I was looking forward to The Hobbit. Was being the key word here, until I heard Sir Peter was turning it into three movies. I know this topic has been dragged over multiple times in the blogisphere and I know that this is now the fashionable thing to do, (See also, Twilight & the Neverending Dawn / The Hunger Games and The Unnecessary Split & Harry Potter & The Protracted Ending Part 1 & 2) with extra box office $$$ and probably another 5 houses for Sir Peter in the process. I can justify Harry Potter having two movies to give the fans the ending they want, but look at it as if Sir Peter hadn't made LOTR 1, 2 & 3 yet - how many films would he have turned them into? Nine films? LOTR Return of the King, The King Returns Again & The King's Last Shout. I shudder at the thought of the extended versions of those. GLUTTONY! We should all be grateful they were made when they were and can rest as a separate entity and yes, a cinematic masterpiece unrelated to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Blogger: Morgan Borthwick
Age: 21 (forever)
Intent: To comment on films, books, Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman & Judi Dench. In that order.
Passions: Films, books, fine wine, not so fine wine, decent gin, Maggie Smith, children, kid's books, reality TV, HBO, Oscars, Entertainment & Music.

Not too many, really.

She never let a convenience stand in the way of a principle. 

And that's all there is to it.