12/8 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:50 am · December 8th, 2008

Tom Hanks in Forrest GumpLou Lumenick runs down his 10-best list… [Lumenick on Film]

…and calls “Mamma Mia!” the guilty pleasure of the year. [Lumenick on Film]

Peter Sciretta gets a juicy tid-bit on the “Forrest Gump” sequel “Gump & Co.” from screenwriter Eric Roth: 9/11 killed the idea and all the principles decided it wasn’t relevant anymore.  Interesting. [/Film]

Christopher Nolan elaborates on his four favorite scenes from “The Dark Knight.” [USA Today]

Anne Thompson goes deep on why “Australia” misses the mark. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Mick Brown sits down with “Doubt” star Meryl Streep. [Daily Telegraph]

As the ship sinks around him, Gregg Kilday reports on the box office muscle of this weekend’s Oscar contenders. [Hollywood Reporter]

Ariel Kaminer tracks the road to the big screen for Bernhard Schlink’s “The Reader.” [New York Times]

Eleanor Clift talks the parallels of “Frost/Nixon” to the current administration, parallels writer Peter Morgan certainly didn’t have in mind. [Newsweek]

A refreshing list of the year’s superlatives. [New York Magazine]




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  • 1 12-08-2008 at 7:00 am

    Liz said...

    Kris, just curious, did you see “Frost/Nixon”? I can’t remember reading any of your comments about it, and I’m interested in knowing what you thought.

  • 2 12-08-2008 at 7:28 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Lou Lumenick is such a horse’s ass. I mean, seriously, who writes shit like “…do you really think the academy is going to give an award to a deceased druggie?”

    I guess expecting an once of class from the guy who freaks out when a mute cancer survivor motions for them to shift slightly is asking too much.

  • 3 12-08-2008 at 10:41 am

    nick said...

    Lou is a massive tool. Should never be taken seriously. He writes for the fucking Post! The Post! I mean, pleeease…!

  • 4 12-08-2008 at 11:33 am

    Jonathan Spuij said...

    Mama Mia is guilty of a lot of things. Pleasure ain’t among them.

  • 5 12-08-2008 at 12:08 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Jonathan: That has to be one of the most quotable comments I’ve ever seen here. I’ll be using that one.

  • 6 12-08-2008 at 12:11 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Liz: Kris discussed “Frost/Nixon” here:

    http://www.incontention.com/?p=2609

    He liked it more than I did — but then everyone does, it seems!

  • 7 12-08-2008 at 12:36 pm

    Liz said...

    Ah, thanks Guy. I remembered that your reaction was pretty “eh.”