11/27 Oscarweb Round-up — THANKSGIVING EDITION

Posted by · 5:59 am · November 27th, 2008

EW rounds up eight memorable Thanksgivings at the movies. “The Ice Storm” wins for me. No contest. [Entertainment Weekly]

Anne Thompson on the indies hoping to score in the acting races. [Variety]

Dave Karger lays out the Oscar prospects for “Milk” and “Australia.” [Entertainment Weekly]

Todd Martens reports on some alternative Best Original Song contenders. Yay for Jenny Lewis. Boo for Mariah Carey. [Los Angeles Times]

Miyazaki’s “Ponyo on the Cliff” has an English-language voice cast. Step up Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and Tina Fey. [The Guardian]

Some Oscar predictions from the ever-perspicacious pen of Nick Davis. [Nick’s Flick Picks]

And Brad Brevet weighs in with some updated picks of his own. [Rope of Silicon]

A.O. Scott calls “Milk” a “marvel.” I’m starting to think we might have our winner here. [New York Times]

Uh, so apparently TomKat are remaking “Last Tango in Paris.” April Fools’ Day was, like, eight months ago, but whatever. [SpoutBlog]

Finally, just to cheer you up on your day of gratitude, Hollywood is doomed. [Forbes]

Sorry, I made it as festive as I could. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all.

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  • 1 11-27-2008 at 9:48 am

    Alex said...

    Something about Milk seems a little bit too safe to me. I think it’ll end up being one of those excellent films that get a best picture nom, get excellent reviews and say something without being even slightly revelatory or challenging. In fact it looks so excellent it almost seems redundant. I wish they’d get rid of Milk and Frost/Nixon from their semi-secure BP positions and fill the category with films like:

    Benjamin Button, Slumdog Millionaire, The Dark Knight, Gran Torino, The Wrestler, Rachel Getting Married, The Reader, Australia…even Synecdoche, New York.

    Maybe I’m just a bit of a cynic…

  • 2 11-27-2008 at 9:58 am

    Alex said...

    Continuing on my Milk rant…

    Why isn’t Sean Penn being scrutinized for wearing a prosthetic nose a la Nicole Kidman?

    Is it me or is he channeling Sam from I am Sam and does this film not follow a similar vein to a certain extent. Even comparing Sam’s friends to Harvey’s friends, there are some similarities.

  • 3 11-27-2008 at 3:29 pm

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Penn is male. Males don´t get foulmouthed about their appearances.

    I believe Milk is the winner too. It´s getting raves, all around and isn´t anything “geeky” like Benjamin Button or “indy” like Slumdog. Plus it will show how much they do love gays after all since Brokeback Mountain.