11/18 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · November 18th, 2008

CoralineJeffrey Wells responds to the documentary short list. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Dave Karger and Missy Schwartz go back and forth on the Oscar prospects of “Slumdog Millionaire.” [Entertainment Weekly]

T.L. Stanley catches up with a report from the “Revolutionary Road” screening this weekend. [Gold Rush]

Peter Bart whines about a lack of Oscar ads…again.  And insultingly draws the conclusion that studios are hanging talent out to dry.  Again. [Variety]

Patrick Goldstein chastises Bart for the whining (fair enough), but in calling for a moratorium on ad buys, fails to understand that their existence might have something to do with the fact that he hasn’t had to accept a buy-out yet.  Just sayin’. [The Big Picture]

Reporting with the Dudes from the “Big Lebowski” festival. [The Guardian]

Kathy Marks reports from the ground at the “Australia” premiere in Sydney. [The Independent]

Alonso Duralde runs down 10 competitors for Best Picture. [MSNBC]

Mickey Mouse turns 80. [CNN]

David Frank comes up with 10 reasons not to make a third “Batman” film.  Kris Tapley hunts David Frank down with a pair of garden sheers. [Rope of Silicon]

Helen Mirren talks about the joys of being in her birthday suit. [The Times]

Susan Wloszczyna talks to Henry Selick about the upcoming “Coraline.” [USA Today]

Praising the film for the most part, Glenn Kenny hopes “Revolutionary Road” can find an audience. [Some Came Running]




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