12/17 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:55 am · December 17th, 2008

Roger EbertJeff Wells knows how to fix “Valkyrie” after the fact. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

John Campea suffers through the worst films of the year. [The Movie Blog]

Scientists claim that real-life relationships can’t live up to those in the movies. [Daily Telegraph]

Rob Turbovsky says biopics are hijacking real life for narrative gain. [Rope of Silicon]

David Poland spends 30 minutes with “Che” star Benicio Del Toro. [The Hot Blog]

Kelley L. Carter reports from Monday night’s rainy “Revolutionary Road” premiere. [USA Today]

Roger Ebert gets lifetime honorary membership in the DGA. [Associated Press]

Reed Johnson covers the making of “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” [The Envelope]

Mark Olsen, meanwhile, catches up with David Kross and his coming of age in “The Reader.” [The Envelope]

Tom O’Neil finally gets around to why Hugh Jackman is the perfect choice for Oscar host. [Gold Derby]

Dave Karger makes a sound argument for the Best Picture exclusion of “Doubt” and “Revolutionary Road” with 42 West honcho Cynthia Swartz’s stretch for a counter argument based totally on things that…haven’t happened yet. [Entertainment Weekly]

Karina Longworth lists the top 10 unreleased films of the year. [Spout Blog]




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  • 1 12-17-2008 at 6:47 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Yeah, that rebuttal by Swartz was a bit cringe-worthy … talk about hubris.