10/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:02 am · October 2nd, 2008

Rosemarie Dewitt in Rachel Getting MarriedJeffrey Wells reports that Jim Sheridan’s “Brothers” has been pushed to 2009. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Patrick Goldstein hypothesizes that the year-end Oscar glut is detrimental to quality films and, in a round about way, that studios should forgo the Oscar spending.  Gasp! [The Big Picture]

David Poland apparently missed the qualifier “largely” in disputing a section of Goldstein’s lede. [The Hot Blog]

Michael Ordoña talks to the wonderful Rosemarie Dewitt about her work in “Rachel Getting Married.”  Best in show, in my opinion. [Los Angeles Times]

Tom O’Neil spotlights the tech crew of “Eagle Eye,” wonders if Oscar might be in their future. [Gold Derby]

Karina Longworth reports on the “Wrestler” press conference at the New York fest. [Spout Blog]

Andrew O’Hehir talks to Bill Maher — boy is he making the rounds for “Religulous.” [Beyond the Multiplex]

Chris Ayers heads over to Ixtlan for a “W.” chat with Oliver Stone. [The Times]

The 25 greatest movie posters of all time.  Too heavy ont he vintage stuff, but a fun list. [Premiere]

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  • 1 10-02-2008 at 5:30 am

    Patrick W. said...

    No offence, I love this site, but new charts would certainly be appreciated.

    The tag line in your banner is starting to work on a whole different level, one I don’t think is intentional…

  • 2 10-02-2008 at 7:39 am

    Liz said...

    New charts? It’s only been two weeks since Kris revamped the old ones (see the date at the top?), and there hasn’t been a whole lot of Oscar news since he did.

    I think his current charts are still right-on. There’s no need for new ones.

    Strange comment.

  • 3 10-02-2008 at 9:14 am

    oscarmeter said...

    No way Liz, that charts don´t reflect the actual situation. With the official dec. 12 release for THE READER and the positive buzz for W, the charts need to be update.
    The Dark Knight
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire
    Danny Boyle
    David Fincher
    Baz Luhrman
    Christopher Nolan
    Gus Van Sant
    Josh Brolin
    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Frank Langella
    Sean Penn
    Mickey Rourke
    Anne Hathaway
    Melissa Leo
    Kristin Scott Thomas
    Meryl Streep
    Kate Winslet/The Reader
    Scott Glenn/W
    Ralph Fiennes/The Reader
    Heath Ledger
    Michael Sheen
    Kodi Smitt-McPhee
    Elizabeth Banks
    Penelope Cruz
    Rosemarie Dewitt
    Taraji P. Jenson
    Marisa Tomei
    Rachel Getting Married
    Vicky Christina Barcelona
    The Visitor
    The Reader
    Revolutionary Road
    Slumdog Millionaire

  • 4 10-02-2008 at 9:31 am

    Dave said...

    Just FYI, the final link is wrong.

  • 5 10-02-2008 at 9:33 am

    Liz said...

    The thing is, “updating the charts to reflect the actual situation” is not the same as “making the charts look like what I want to see.” That’s what your post says to me, oscarmeter.

    What positive buzz for “W.”? I know many people (including Kris) who are looking forward to seeing it, but no one has. The only thing people have commented on is how terrible the script is. The commercials do look promising, but there is absolutely no reason that anyone or anything from “W.” should replace anyone or anything on Kris’ list.

    (Also, Kris and a number of other people have said that Michael Sheen is going lead, and it’s probably true. Dumb idea, I think, but that’s how it is. Your charts are no more right or sensible than his.)

    (Sorry to step on your toes, Kris)

  • 6 10-02-2008 at 10:07 am

    nick said...


    The script is far from terrible. Terribly depressing and terribly truthful, yeah, but flat-out terrible — nope.

  • 7 10-02-2008 at 10:21 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    The link is amended now. Thanks Patrick.

    Charts will be updated on Monday, but like Liz said, the current ones are indeed reflective of anything “current.” As I noted in Monday’s column, the only thing I might change is sticking Josh Brolin in the heated Best Actor list of 10.

    The Reader, meanwhile, is and has been reflected in a number of the charts.

    Nothing new, no need for new charts.

  • 8 10-02-2008 at 10:24 am

    Liz said...

    I’m willing to take the words of Kris, Ryan Adams, and several others that whose opinions I value highly that it’s a disappointing piece of work. To me, that’s what “buzz” is, knowing people I trust have read it.

    Back in April, the Hollywood Reporter had a feature in which several Bush biographers of various political persuasions reviewed the script. The decision was mixed, to say the least, not only on the dramatic merit of the script, but also the historical veracity. Not having read it, I can’t claim allegiance one way or the other, but I see absolutely no reason why anything “W.”-related should be on those charts.

  • 9 10-02-2008 at 10:57 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Yeah, the script is pretty bad. No two ways about it. But I’ve always said that if Stone could usurp that in some way and draw quality out of the actors (rather than what they look like at the moment — community theater), then it could be special. And the trailers certainly are good, so…fingers crossed.