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Forever Chic Style - 70th Golden Globes 2013 - Overview

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The 70th Annual Golden Globesbash was held on January 13, 2013 attended by Hollywood’s finest ladies and gentsdraped in hues of demure nudes, rich palettes of reds and wines, a few daring blues and many in stylish black gowns.Similar to 2012, form fitting dresses with fishtails hems prevailed along with sweetheart necklines combined with shimmer, shine and sheer fabrics with perfect hair and makeup. The men wore elegant black suits, some in black tuxes and perhaps outdid the women in 2013.George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Hugh Jackman led the pack for the men. Alas, a few mishaps such as Holly Berry and Emily Blunt with  bizarre material cutouts, Lucy Liu with a Gone with the Wind concoction in a wallpaper pattern meant for a garden room at Versailles and Sienna Miller with flowers all over in a non-flattering two-piece gown. Lastly, several evoked Angelina Jolie from Oscars 2012 with mile high slits on the thigh showing off one leg.Most were simply gorgeous:Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaw…

Django Unchained (2012): Jamie Fox, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel Jackson, Kerry Washington

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Django Unchained is a woven tapestry of  spaghetti Western films, other movies and television shows all rolled into one outrageous, entertaining and violent flick.  The acting is unrivaled, script ingenious, music delightfully bold, with good versus evil culminating in the ultimate revenge that is so seductively sweet.  Django Unchained is one of the best films of the year.  Tarentino has done it again.

The story begins two years prior to the Civil War in the deep south where slavery is rampant and the plantation owners rule the land.   Dr. King Schultz, Christoph Waltz poses as a German dentist though in actuality is a bounty hunter where killing the dangerous, twisted and evil is highly profitable.   In searching for the "wanted dead or alive" Brittle brothers, Shultz propositions Django, Jamie Fox, with freedom if recognizing the brothers and subsequently is taught to be a bounty hunter. Django's primary mission is to locate and rescue his wife Broomhilda, Kerry Wash…

Golden Globe 2013 Cinema & Television Winners

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The 70th Annual Golden Globes - Lights, Camera and Action - January 13, 2013


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hilarious and the best hosts to date for this annual star studded affair.  The Golden Globe winners spoke eloquently on stage, fashion was sublime and overall a memorable show.  The top films of 2012 were varied in themes including the following:  Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty, Life of Pi, Les Miserables, Lincoln and DjangoUnchained.  As for television, the number one show of 2012 was Homeland.    



And, the Golden Globe Goes To:
Motion Picture, Drama: Argo
Actor, Motion Picture Drama: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Actress, Motion Picture Drama: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: Les Miserables
Actor, Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Director, Motion Picture: Ben Affleck, Argo
Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement: Jodie Foster
Actress, TV Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, Girls
Animated Film: B…

Life of Pi (2012): Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Rhan, Rafe Spall, Gerard Depardieu

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Life of Pi is an absolutely visually stunning epic with a well told story from start to finish.  The entire feat is mesmerizing between the young Pi, Suraj Sharman, and the older Pi, Irrfan Khan recounting the tale of surviving a ship wreck at sea to the writer, Rafe Spall.  The brilliant saga begins with a  young Pi growing up with his father and family managing a local zoo.  Hence, Richard Parker, a Bengal tiger is introduced to the audience as a vicious predator.  The family must sell and move to Canada.  Thus, on a ship, the animals are packed away along with the family.  Similar to Noah's arc.   A disaster entails and the story becomes an journey of adventure and discovery.  A young man lost at sea with a connection to another survivor - Richard Parker - a Bengal tiger.

The movie is about survival, religion, life, family values and spirituality all wrapped in a visual drape of unparalled beauty.   The acting is superb, the adventure real and the cast utterly amazing.   Enjoy…

Zero Dark Thirty (2012): Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Kyle Chandler, Jason Clarke

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Zero Dark Thirty is a riveting and captivating chronicle of the 10 year CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden after the abominable September 11, 2001 attack killing 3000 American citizens. The opening of the film was horrifying in portraying the final minutes of those trapped in the twin towers in New York city. The scene sets the stage for all that transpires in this must see film. Jessica Chastain plays CIA analyst and operative Maya who is obsessed with finding Osama bin Laden spending the next ten years on an all encompassing mission. Chastain is top notch as the intellectual and hands on Maya who deserves both the Golden Globe and the Oscar for BestActress in a dramatic film.  The paths that are taken to locate this diabolical killer are graphic and not for the feint of heart.   Jason Clarke, Dan, is the hardcore CIA integrator, Kyle Chandler, Joseph Bradley, CIA Station Chief and Chris Pratt, Navy S.E.A.L. among many other formative actors garnish this tale.

Zero Dark Thirty keeps the aud…

Forever Chic Style Flashback - Golden Globes 2012

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Last year Hollywood Screen Star mavens - Sofia Vergara and Angelina Jolie stole the Golden Globe show with breathtaking ensembles.  2013 is set for another bedazzling affair with - Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastian, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and many more.  The evening is bound to be a traffic-stopping fashion night.   Here were last years winners from Forever Chic Style, Golden Globes 2012, January 15, 2012 published on January 18, 2012.  And, the winner is.....
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The 69th Golden Globe soiree was attended by the Hollywood elite draped in fashion hues from snowy winter white, creamy nudes, skin tone blushes, vivid reds, electric yellows, deep blues and emerald greens. Many gowns were form fitting with fishtail hems, off the shoulder and in satin and frothy fabrics with perfect hair and makeup. The men wore midnight blue and black tuxes with Colin Firth taking the lead on men's fashion. There were a few misha…