BEST USE OF JOHNNY DEPP IN A MOVIE:
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Almost unrecognizable, totally unsexy (unless you're into this kind of thing, hey I won't judge) and really defining the classical use of the word "mad," Johnny is a delight!
A disturbing delight. A possibly frightening, most likely unpredictable delight.
And really, this is why he's my favourite. He's not afraid to do this, and he throws himself right into it. I mean seriously, is this nightmare inducing or hilarious? BOTH!
MOST IGNORED USE OF JOHNNY DEPP IN A MOVIE
He looks gorgeous in this flick. The fake beard is kind of fun. Yeah it's fake; when have you ever seen him as himself with that much carefully manscaped facial hair? Also: am I the only one who obsesses about details like beards and moustaches and silver hairs???
Anyways... I couldn't tell from the trailers if it was a thriller, a black comedy or a romance. All of the above? The scenery looks really nice...
It's not that I didn't want to go see it, it's just that December is not a good time of year for me to go gallivanting to the movie theatre, but having said that I don't really gallivant very often, so um, sorry Johnny. I didn't see your movie. I'll catch it on video!!
Dude, nice jammies!
BEST TANK STUNT
Okay, think it over. TANK STUNT.
I don't care if it's impossible, alright? Tank stunt, people.
Also, Bradley Cooper has pretty blue eyes.
Hey, help me out here: was the original van from the show a Ford? It's a badass GMC this time around. This movie totally ignited my craving to have a full size van with a fully shag carpeted interior.
THE "TOM FRIGGIN CRUISE DOES ALL HIS OWN STUNTS" AWARD
GOES TO TOM CRUISE!!!
How funny is this still shot?
I took my younguns to see this. I couldn't tell you what the heck it's about... just lots of chase scenes and explosions. The kids loved it, because, you know, TOM FRIGGIN CRUISE. He does all his own stunts you know.
It was fun, despite all the gun shooting and crap. I'm not crazy about shooting scenes. But oh man, the three of us roared with laughter when ALL the black clad Bad Guys fell to their deaths, fatally wounded from one well-aimed shot. Classic!
I wish they would have done more with Cameron Diaz. She played a chick who restores muscle cars, but we only saw the '66 GTO maybe three times. Rip off! It irritated me that she spent most of the movie getting drugged or being knocked unconscious. This is Cameron Diaz... doesn't she do All Her Own Stunts too?
There are so many behind the scenes pictures like this on the internet. Know why? CUZ HE DOES ALL HIS OWN STUNTS!
(Nice boots, Cam!)
MOST AWESOME SUPERVILLAIN COMEDY
Loved it! Love the politically incorrect, vaguely accented villain.
Love the three kids.
Love the minions. Don't even know what the heck they are, but they're funny.
Love the nerdy up-coming villain. Groovy pad, dude.
Adored Kyle the vicious dog.
Watch it and have a laugh.
MOST INCREDIBLE TRILOGY/ BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
Believe all the praise you hear about The Hunger Games Trilogy. It is well written, intense, gripping, frightening, and will make you think about the world we live in.
I warn you: be prepared to read all three.
It is the rare story that grabbed me, then my 16 year old daughter, then my 14 year old son. Worth the money to buy all three of the books.
BEST FAMILY DRAMA, NOVEL CATEGORY
SOME KIND OF NORMAL by Heidi Willis was technically published at the end of 2009, but I read it in 2010 and it's my blog so I say it counts.
Mostly I'm putting it here because I love this story.
I've bought it twice to give away as a gift. That's how much I love it.
BEST SERIES WRITTEN BY A GUY I KNOW IN REAL LIFE!
The DREAMCAST series by Paul Telegdi.
I knew about this guy's skill at storytelling, as I'd read a few of his books already. For these stories, he goes in a different direction: Young man discovers psychic abilities (very unpleasantly) and feels compelled to stop violent criminals.
BEST DEPRAVED ROCK STAR AUTOBIOGRAPHY
It's the book I'm reading at the time I'm writing this report. Yep, got it for Christmas! Enjoying it, cos it's bluddy grawer up yer muvvah fargggher! Larf larf larf! Izzex endrugs en rogckenroll, man!
Of course, I award Keef's book, but I haven't read I AM OZZY yet...!
THE ACTOR CAREER SWITCH NOVEL AWARD
After reading an excerpt, I asked for it for a gift. So let's see, Steve Martin is: a wild and crazy guy, a grammy winning banjo player, an actor and a pretty darn good writer.
BEST BAND YOU NEED TO FIND OUT ABOUT AWARD
You know when you have a friend who's in a band, and you know he's a good musician, but you're deathly afraid that his band might not be very good so you're nervous to go see them? And you know that feeling of relief when you find out the whole band are good musicians, they totally have their s*** together, and put on a rocking live show? Oh, and then your elation when you get their album in your hands, and the packaging is gorgeous, and the songs are excellent and it ROCKS?!
(To be honest, I totally expected this to be awesome, and it is.)
THE "COMEBACK? HE NEVER WENT AWAY" AWARD
He went back to Nashville and made a record, called BAND OF JOY with a whole new set of musicians. It's kind of a bluegrass meets folk meets early Golden-God-Rock. Right? Wonderful.
But maybe don't trust my opinion. I'm totally biased. I love the man. If he sang the phone book I'd swoon.
Oh, you gnarly old lion. I am still in love with yoooooooooo!
I don't care if you're the same age as my mother!
My love doesn't lead to the freeway and I don't care what the neighbours say.
This concludes Heidi the Hick's 2010 Awards.
Hey, started the awards with Johnny Depp and finished with Robert Plant.
Maybe 2010 wasn't so bad after all!