Pop Topix: The week of 12/7/2018

Welcome to Pop Topix, where I discuss the best topics of pop culture of the Week of December 7th, and boy what a week it has been with news that will have everyone talking about till next week where we get to do it all again!

Golden Globes Nominations are in!

What everyone has been waiting for! Here are this year's nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes awards!

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

Best Motion Picture (Musical/Comedy)

Crazy Rich Asians
Green Book
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Motion Picture (Animated)

The Incredibles 2
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks The Internet

Best Actress (Drama)

Glenn Close - The Wife
Lady Gaga - A Star is Born 
Nicole Kidman - Destroyer 
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Rosamund Pike - A Private War

Best Actor (Drama)

Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity’s Gate
Lucas Hedges - Boy Erased
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington - BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy)

Emily Blunt - Mary Poppin Returns
Olivia Colman -The Favourite
Elsie Fisher - Eighth Grade
Charlize Theron - Tully
Constance Wu - Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy)

Christian Bale - Vice
Lin-Manuel Miranda - Mary Poppins Returns
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book
Robert Redford - The Old Man & The Gun
John C. Reilly - Stan & Ollie

Best Supporting Actress (Motion Picture)

Amy Adams - Vice
Claire Foy - First Man
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor (Motion Picture)

Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Timothée Chalamet - Beautiful Boy
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell - Vice
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman

Best Director (Motion Picture)

Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Peter Farrelly - Green Book
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Adam McKay - Vice

Best Screenplay (Motion Picture)

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara - The Favourite
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Adam McKay - Vice
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly - Green Book

Best Original Score (Motion Picture)

Marcy Beltrami - A Quiet Place
Alexandre Desplat - Isle Of Dogs
Ludwig Goransson - Black Panther
Justin Hurwitz - First Man
Marc Shaiman - Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song (Motion Picture)

"All the Stars" - Black Panther
"Girl in the Movies" - Dumplin'
"Requiem For A Private War" - A Private War
"Revelation" - Boy Erased
"Shallow" - A Star Is Born

It's interesting to see Black KKKlansman and especially Black Panther (The Marvel superhero, not the revolutionary group.) get some recognition. I don't know if it was because of diversity's sake or just the mere fact that both films were exceptional! A Star is Born might be the big winner here although I really didn’t care for the movie I wouldn't be surprised if Lady Gaga’s performance gives her the win.

Now Iv'e heard about this “Destroyer” where Nicole Kidman gets fuglied up for this action slash drama role. Regardless of the critical acclaim this movie has been getting, i'll wait for that eventual video on demand release and save my theater money for something more meaningful, like say, AQUAMAN!

Shang Chi gets a Movie! (Click video below for more info!)

Captain Marvelous

To satisfy the hunger of those geeks fiending for upcoming projects from both Marvel and DC here are two posters of Captain Marvel. One is a super powered being who battles aliens and the other is Captain Marvel! Guess which one will shatter box office records tho?

When you have a Superhero movie featuring a woman as the titular character that's marketed for the female demographic, of course it's going to win out! Can you say, "Wonder Woman"?

But seriously, Captain Marvel is somewhat shaping to be a potentially fun movie and for those skeptics out there, here's a new trailer!

And speaking of trailer, and Marvel, the studio that Kevin Feige built, has dropped the latest trailer or rather teaser of Avengers 4, titled Avengers: Endgame!

From the looks of it, I would say that Marvel Studios have gone full melancholic with the 2nd part if the Infinity War movie.
(The 1st film arriving on Netflix just in time for Christmas!) We get to see what Clint has been up to. I guess from the look on his face, he lost his family after Thanos gave 2 circles and a snap.

There's Tony Stark drifting in space, while giving a last will testament, Thor brooding, Cap reminiscing about his long lost love Peggy after steering into his pocket watch and a giant ship in Thanos' image!How narcissistic of him.

Endgame or rather Game Over, man will arrive in theaters next April, so get your Kleenex out because some of them won’t make it back! I know for certain that the odds are against Steve Rogers.
I guess he'll make that dance with Peggy after all. 


Originally slated to host the upcoming Oscars, Comedian Kevin Hart has come under serious fire after it was revealed that almost a decade ago, he made some less than flattering Tweets that offended the LGBTQ community.Hart was offered to make a public apology towards the community if he wishes to keep the Academy Awards gig, instead, Hart turned down the offer and made an apology anyway, well at least he didn't cave into the wishes of the Academy that made him an offer he did refuse. 

Snake Eyes: The Movie!

Now that Bumblebee is scheduled for a Christmas theatrical release, Hasbro isn't stopping there when it comes to establishing their very own cinematic universe.

According to Hollywood Reporter, yet another iconic character from that toy company from Rhode Island will make his reappearance in cinema after a hiatus of well, five years? Snake Eyes from the once hugely popular G I.Joe Toyline of the 80's will star in his very own one-off movie. 
Not many details have been leaked other than the mention of writer Evan Spiliopoulos, who was responsible for scripts of Beauty of the Beast and The Huntsman: Winter's War also on board Robert Schwentke of Divergent and RIPD will be directing this project. oboy, this may not bode as well as I hoped.

Snake Eyes for the uninitiated, is a Commando operative of the Joe team, however, he is proficient in Ninja martial arts with an extensive history and rivalry with Storm Shadow. He's an expert in various small arms, mute and has a relationship with Counter Intelligence Specialist-Scarlet.
Snake Eyes is also the first action figure, along with Stalker, I had from the ARAH toyline as a kid.
Ergo, my name Stalkeye.

Now you know and knowing is half the battle!