12/23 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:39 am · December 23rd, 2008

Jim CarreyJulian Sancton samples and gives some commentary on his top 11 film scores of the year. [Vanity Fair]

David Poland spends 30 minutes with “Nerakhoon” director Ellen Kuras. [The Hot Blog]

Tom O’Neil and Dave Karger fight over the Best Actress frontrunners. [Gold Derby]

Karger, meanwhile, spends some more time with the cast of “Doubt.” [Entertainment Weekly]

David Carr’s “Marley and Me” mea culpa. [The Carpetbagger]

Kim Voynar goes deep this holiday season with a look at sex with teenagers on the big screen, and she has a hell of a point. [Movie City News]

Patrick Goldstein spotlight’s the year’s worst. [The Big Picture]

A trio of films go into production depicting the epic Battle of Hastings. [Daily Telegraph]

Paralleling the careers of big screen heartthrobs Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio. [MSNBC]

Michael Cieply digs into the clash of movie moneymakers Jom Carrey and Will Smith this weekend. [New York Times]

Brad Brevet lists the top 10 assassination movies with an inspired #1 and a #6 that has no business on any top 10 list. [Rope of Silicon]

Speaking of lists, how about the top 10 balliest singing performances? [Premiere]

Andrew O’Hehir on how indie film thrived in 2008. [Beyond the Multiplex]




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  • 1 12-23-2008 at 6:55 am

    Liz said...

    Not a “Collateral” fan?

  • 2 12-23-2008 at 7:27 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Sure I am. I called it an inspired pick didn’t I?

  • 3 12-23-2008 at 7:45 am

    Liz said...

    I completely misread that sentence. I thought you meant that #1 and #6 had no business being on any list. Duh.

    I’m a big fan of the movie too. Glad it was recognized.

  • 4 12-23-2008 at 7:48 am

    Liz said...

    *I’m saying “duh” to myself, not to you. Sorry, I’m having some trouble expressing myself today.

  • 5 12-23-2008 at 7:52 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    LOL, no worries. I figured that was the case.

  • 6 12-23-2008 at 8:21 am

    AJ said...

    and a #6 that has no business on any top 10 list

    6 has business being on top ten lists!

  • 7 12-23-2008 at 2:44 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    Kris, I thought you were really disappointed by Collateral, for some reason.

  • 8 12-23-2008 at 2:46 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I was but it’s grown on me somewhat. It’s still flawed, IMO, but I do think it’s an inspired choice to put it at the top of this list. I might have gone with “JFK” without thinking.

  • 9 12-23-2008 at 2:50 pm

    Brian Kinsley said...

    Even after thinking, JFK would be my pick. ;)

    One thing that will always amaze me is how Cruise and the cinematography was overlooked. It amazes me that this will (almost certainly) be the first year a digital film is nominated for cinematography.