The John Wesley Fellowship began in 1977, with Steve Harper and yours truly being two of the first John Wesley Fellows chosen. I have told the story of Ed Robb and AFTE this past Fall on the blog so I will not repeat it. Here are some of the senior fellows attending the meeting. […]
Best historical drama– a tie between the King’s Speech and The Last Station
Best original children’s animated full length film— Despicable Me.
Tangled deserves mention as an excellent reboot of a familiar story, and to a lesser extent Toy Story 3.
Best sci-fi type film—- Inception. Hands down, no closer competitors.
Best Western— Despite this being a remake—- True Grit. The fact that it is a remake says something about the sorry state of Westerns these days— slim pickins.
Best Eccentric True Story— Get Low. Robert Duvall and Bill Murray are amazing in this film
Best Sports Film— Some of the ESPN 30 for 30 films could be mentioned as short subjects— e.g. The Two Escobars, but as for the silver screen The Fighter deserves the nod on points.
Best Spy Spoof—- Red, though Knight and Day has its moments as a spoof.
Best Technology Driven Script— Social Network. This is not a great movie, though some of the performances are good enough, but the script of Sorkin, and the true story behind the script make this an important and memorable film.
Best Musical with Original Score– Tangled with the Menken score.
Best Comedy or Satire— Alice in Wonderland. Helena Bonham Carter manages to play a queen in two movies this year, the other being The King’s Speech. And Johnny Depp is as usual doing his home state of Kentucky proud. Wish I could recommend a romantic comedy, but sadly not this year.
Best ‘Smooth’ Jazz CD of the Year—- Six String Theory— Lee Ritenhour and a bevy of fantastic guitar players.
Best Classic Jazz CD— Freddy Cole (yes Nat’s Brother), Freddy Cole Sings Mr. B
Best Return to Form of a Jazz/R and B artist— Sade— Soldier of Love
Best Symphonic Collaboration CD— Sting— Symphonicity
Best Pop Concert/BW Concert Album of the Year— James Taylor and Carol King— Troubadour Reunion
Most Rejuvenated Classic Rock Band— Journey. Check out the Live in Manila DVD
Best Acoustic Do-Over of their Best Rock Songs—- Duo— Richard Marx and Matt Scanell (of Vertical Horizon).