As the first decade of this century draws to an end, we film fans at Movie Talk would like to hand out a few awards, celebrating memorable movie moments and actors who over the last ten years have given truly ‘special’ performances.
Best Michael Jackson impression – Johnny Depp in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Depp throws caution to the wind and runs a large candy factory while bearing an uncanny resemblance to the King of Pop.
Best Keith Richards impression – Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean films
Depp’s swashbuckling Capt’n Jack Sparrow channels the ageing Rock God and manages to be more convincing than the man himself – who had a tongue-in-jowl cameo in Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End
Best Stairclimber – Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!
Gorgeous Meryl zooms up those stairs while singing her heart out and gets to the top without even breaking a sweat!
Best Fatsuit Trampolining Effort – Gwyneth Paltrow in Shallow Hal
Words are not enough… Just fastforward to the end of this trailer:
Best Pout – Meg Ryan in The Women
However, co-star Eva Mendes is not far behind.
Most Frightening Wrestling Match – Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat
Those disturbing images of hairy hugging will never stop haunting our generation.
Best Latexioplasty – John Travolta
Move over, Mrs Doubtfire! You can’t stop the motion of this lady-man, who not only is good at housekeeping, but can shake his booty and has excellent fashion sense too.
Capaldi outdoes the South Park kids with the most persistent and creative use of the F-Word this side of a high-security prison.
Nobody has worked rock tresses like that since Europe’s Joey Tempest.
Bitchiest Boss – Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada
Only Miranda Priestly can speak words that shatter your universe yet do it in such a soft manner.
Best Movie Diet Plan – Emily Blunt in The Devil Wears Prada
“I’m on this new diet. Well, I don’t eat anything. And right before I feel I’m going to faint, I eat a cube of cheese.”
Blunt delivers her lines with comic perfection and the snooty British accent just makes it that much funnier.
Best Hollywood-Does-British Award – It’s a toss-up between The Holiday and Made of Honor
A cosy chocolate-box cottage nestled in a rural idyll, sprinkled with picturesque snow and with Jude Law popping in for a cuppa.. So where’s that then? Cos it’s not in any part of the UK I’ve ever visited.
Best Neverending Film – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Just when you thought the Hobbits had won, Middle Earth was safe, Aragorn had been crowned, etc, etc, etc…. Peter Jackson goes ahead and sticks in yet another ending!
Unluckiest in Love Award – Kristen Stewart in the Twilight Saga
After managing to hook up with the hottest guy in school, it turns out he’s a vampire who can’t stop thinking about killing her. He breaks her heart when he dumps her, leaving her best friend to pick up the pieces. But he’s a werewolf and smells like wet dog. I rest my case.