12/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:41 am · December 12th, 2008

(from left) Ben Stiller aand Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic ThunderSean Penn writes in support of dictators Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro. [The Nation]

James Kirchick skewers him as “a friend to gays and anti-gay dictators alike.” [The Advocate]

And Patrick Goldstien is right on top of it. [The Big Picture]

Earlier, Goldstein calls the Golden Globes “the ultimate Hollywood fantasy.” [The Big Picture]

Speaking of the Globes, Rachel Abramowitz sees the nominations for Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and James Franco as “recognition…of that Apatow brand of ribald comedy.” [The Envelope]

Susan King, meanwhile, talks to a couple of actors who’ve taken on the task of portraying Richard Nixon on the big and small screens. [The Envelope]

Simon Beaufoy recalls the inspiration for “Slumdog Millionaire” on the streets of Mumbai. [The Guardian]

Meanwhile, safely landed back east, David Carr gets Danny Boyle on the phone for reaction to the film’s HFPA acknowledgments. [The Carpetbagger]

British talent glitters at the Golden Globes. [The Independent]

Eugene Hernandez and Peter Knegt go back and forth on the week in critics kudos. [indieWIRE]

Brad Brevet chats with “Wrestler” director Darren Aronofsky. [Rope of Silicon]

Kevin Kelly talks to “Reader” screenwriter David Hare. [Spout Blog]

T.L. Stanley spotlights Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Sex and the City” Globe snub. [Gold Rush]

With “Doubt” releasing, Susan Wloszczyna looks at nuns on the big screen. [USA Today]

If Christopher Nolan won’t do a “Dark Knight'” DVD commentary, we’ll step up to the plate. [The Movie Blog]

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