10/31 Oscarweb Round-up — HALLOWEEN EDITION!

Posted by · 5:51 am · October 31st, 2008

WALL-ETom O’Neil podcasts it with Rosemarie DeWitt. [Gold Derby]

Jeffrey Wells comes back to the “Valkyrie” poster with admiration a few weeks later. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

John Campea is excited about the “WALL-E” Best Picture campaign. [The Movie Blog]

Debuting the new “Valkyrie” trailer. [Yahoo! Movies]

Anne Thompson takes her first real stab at the season. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Can a Pulitzer Prize winner save the “Spider-Man” franchise? [The Hollywood Reporter]

A grown-up’s guide to Halloween movies. [Premiere]

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  • 1 10-31-2008 at 6:28 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Since when does the Spiderman franchise need “saving”?

  • 2 10-31-2008 at 7:40 am

    Diego said...

    Go for it Wall E!! Best motion picture!

  • 3 10-31-2008 at 7:42 am

    McGuff said...

    Jonathan, I can appreciate that a lot of people liked the first two Spider-Man movies made this decade — I quite liked the second one. I had some distinct excitement for the third one after a trailer that was, in short, amazing.

    But, without question, Spider-Man 3 was one of 2007’s largest cinematic disappointments, and well worth a negative comment from Blake in his piece today. It was, simply, horrible.

    It will need something distinct — to be saved by someone — to get me excited again.

  • 4 10-31-2008 at 8:04 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Diego, can I remind you that we’re not Academy voters? If you’re going to keep up this campaigning for “WALL-E” in virtually every vaguely related post, it’s going to get rather tiring.

    I’m also a fan of the film, by the way — don’t get me wrong.

  • 5 10-31-2008 at 8:09 am

    Jamieson said...

    re: Spider-man 4…If Jamie Vanderbilt is out, I’m out. Count me uninterested now.

    I think he could have finally given us an interesting Spider-man movie (I’ve found the franchise rather bland thusfar, and in the case of 3…awful).

    I admit I’m unfamiliar with Lindsay-Abaire, but Vanderbilt’s involvement had finally gotten me excited for Spider-man.

  • 6 10-31-2008 at 11:19 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    3 was just a little crammed, but still enjoyable. Let’s not start bashing something when it isn’t up to par with it’s previous isntallments, but still an entertaining flick nonetheless.

  • 7 10-31-2008 at 12:01 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    No, 3 sucked (IMO). Righteously. I wasn’t entertained in the slightest.


  • 8 10-31-2008 at 5:06 pm

    Jamieson said...

    I concur. 3 sucked and deserves to be treated without kid gloves.

    And I still contend that the standard wasn’t even very high to live up to anyway. I think 1 and 2 are passable entertainment but not remarkable in any way.