9/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:12 am · September 10th, 2008

Spike LeeJournos continue to catch up with the two-week-old narrative: Toronto isn’t an Oscar playground this year.  [Entertainment Weekly]

Anthony Breznican, thankfully, tries to come at it from a slightly different perspective. [USA Today]

James Rocchi sits down with Darren Aronofsky for some choice words in Toronto. [Cinematical]

Jeffrey Wells is in the tank for Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker.” [Hollywood Elsewhere]

David Poland cranks out a beaming assessment of “The Hurt Locker” as well, with some great words for “Slumdog Millionaire” on the side. [The Hot Button]

Noah Forrest sits down with Neda Armian, producer of “Rachel Getting Married.” [Movie City News]

Gill Pringle kicks back with Seth Rogen across the pond. [The Independent]

Always looking for fresh angles, Michael Cieply comes at Toronto from the perspective of its music showcases this year. [New York Times]

In a poorly headlined (if you ask me) Oscar forecast, David Germain rounds up awards quotes from heavies such as Christian Bale, Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. [Associated Press]

Spike Lee sets his aimless sights on the Duke, in case you don’t get the point the first time early on in “Miracle at St. Anna.” [New York Post]

Has James Franco signed on to an Oscar trajectory with the Gus Van Sant-produced “Howl?” [The Hollywood Reporter]

Who the hell honestly thinks Rod Lurie was attempting to tell the actual Valerie Plame story, and therefore, “distorted” anything?  Stupid… [Spout Blog]

Anne Thompson reports from party central in Toronto. [Thompson on Hollywood]

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