Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 27: Yogi Bear, True Grit, The King’s Speech, and The Golden Globe Awards

6 ‘n 90!  Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds!″

Yogi Bear.  CGI bears, based on Hanna Barbera characters, in a 3D movie.  Is this the Misfits’ worst nightmare come true–or a surprisingly watchable comedy?″

Whether you like the new True Grit or not might depend on whom you prefer:  The Duke or The Dude.″

The Golden Globe Awards.  Hollywood’s elite go panning for validation and creative recognition in the rather shallow stream of the HFPA, but as usual, only turn up fool’s gold.″

The King’s Speech.  Not surprisingly, this is one film the Misfits can’t stop talking about.″

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3 thoughts on “Cinema Misfits Podcast, Episode 27: Yogi Bear, True Grit, The King’s Speech, and The Golden Globe Awards

  1. It’s hard to argue with most (if not all) of the comments regarding the Golden Globe Awards this year. And certainly Ricky Gervais should seriously consider bulking up on several helpings of humble pie following his hosting duties. But for all of its faults, I’d prefer watching several Golden Globe ceremonies rather than the three-hour (plus) self-absorbed, self-important crap-fest the AMPAS trots out every year attempting to pass it off as some form of entertainment, no matter how low-brow.

    Look – by their very nature, awards shows are nothing more than people ripping open envelopes and reading names aloud. And as Nancy wisely pointed out (and deserves a special Oscar® for doing so): It’s merely a Craft Award-! Nothing more. You can dress it (and the ceremony) up any way you’d like, be it Oscar, Emmy, Grammy or Golden Globe, but it’s still a hunk of metal and the fewer folks who take it seriously, the better. (I’ll leave picking on the Tony’s to others).

  2. Hey–let’s be honest–the Golden Globe isn’t even a Craft Award. Eighty or so people nobody knows or cares about hand out some silly awards every February. But this was a stand-out year in terms of the disgust everyone seemed to feel for the actual award and for themselves (either as award winners or spectators) . It’s one thing to go through the charade of the Oscars (and I’m not sticking up for them), but you’d think it would take more than an open bar to get Hollywood’s elite to trash what little dignity they have left and go through the motions at this ridiculous, unhappy show. Maybe having Gervais as host allowed everyone to finally express how they actually feel, but really, if that’s the case, just stay home.
    What the film industry could really use is a few dozen George C. Scotts.

    • Absolutely-! Hey, I’ll look for any excuse to trash The Oscars®, even if it requires “propping up” the Golden Globes. I just want to be entertained for three (plus) hours and if that means the entire “cast” is full of self-loathing and booze, so be it. Kinda makes the Friar’s Roasts seem like genius, by comparison.

      If they can electronically graft-on a younger head on Jeff Bridges, how hard could it be to bring back Telly Savalas to the Oscar telecast stage and recreate the “glory days” of the Oscar show-? (I’m just sayin’…)

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