Terror grips my body as a certain secret agent clings for his life atop a 50-story building. A recent head wound sustained in an epic battle against a machine gun-toting grandmother mars his handsome face. The impeccably dressed henchmen are almost looming over us. I look into his GoldenEye and he whispers to me, “Tomorrow Never Dies.” With that he leaps off the ledge… onto the awaiting stealth helicopter. I jump in after him and we watch the befuddled henchmen curse us. The sun is setting as he holds me close and says, “The World is Not Enough.” Later, I fall asleep in his arms. The next morning, I awake alone on a deserted beach. I search wildly for him, but to no avail. I mutter, “Mamma Mia!”
Pierce Brosnan is getting The Maverick Award for being a badass.
What would you do if I told you Felicity Huffman has played a pre-op transsexual road-tripping with her long lost hustler son as well as an over-achieving desperate housewife afflicted with both cancer and ADHD children? She has. Not at the same time, of course. Felicity Huffman is an exceptional actress with the ability to touch her audience and also make them laugh. This is evident in her roles in the film Transamerica and television series Desperate Housewives. By attending the Film Festival event on June 13, not only will be you treated with wine and Heineken Beer (The OFFICIAL beer of the Maui Film Festival), you will also be privy to a complimentary screening of the Hawai‘i premiere of Huffman’s latest film, Phoebe in Wonderland.
Felicity Huffman will be awarded The Nova Award for not only being hot like one, but for also being an outright fierce actress.
I watched Sideways five times. It wasn’t because I particularly liked the movie. In fact, I loathed it. I was trying to understand why everybody else gave it such rave reviews. But even with my negative bias (I go to movies to get away from real life, not re-live it), Virginia Madsen was outstanding in the film. Madsen has a long list of accomplishments, including playing The Dangerous Woman in the silver screen adaptation of A Prairie Home Companion. She has also starred opposite of Billy Bob Thornton in The Astronaut Farmer. In addition to her work as an actress, Madsen formed the production company Title IX. Its first fully financed documentary, I Know a Woman Like That, highlights the accomplishments of women ages 64 to 94.
Virginia Madsen will be awarded The Navigator Award, apparently for being able to successfully navigate her versatile Hollywood career.
A charismatic grin, talent and oodles of money will get you anything you want. Luckily for Dennis Quaid, he’s amply equipped with all three. I don’t understand the concept of awarding Quaid The Galaxy Award, though. When I think of galaxies, I think of vast stretches of empty space and the word “probe.” Quaid is definitely not similar to empty space; his name evokes images of films such as Vantage Point and American Dreamz. Quaid’s winning grin also reminds me of family films such as Yours, Mine and Ours, as well as the 1998 re-make of The Parent Trap. Oh, I also think of Lindsay Lohan before, well, what stars usually use their charismatic grins, talent and oodles of money for: drugs and alcohol.
Dennis Quaid will be awarded The Galaxy Award for, my best guess, being an outstanding star in an industry teeming with them.
See page 20 for times and locations of the Tribute Awards presentations. MTW