1/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:36 am · January 2nd, 2009

David FincherDavid Poland looks at the race nine weeks out from the angle of release marketing and strategy. [Movie City News]

Nathaniel Rogers is knee deep in his annual (extensive) year in review features.  Read it.  Now. [The Film Exerience]

Jeffrey Wells passes on some notes from a friend making some dubious comparisons between “Milk” and “Braveheart.” [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Old news you’ve probably read by now, but Tina Brown’s latest foray into the world of journalism proves just how much of a disreputable rag it can be. [The Daily Beast]

David Usborne is quick to dive in the mud with the hacks and bring a respectable UK outlet down there with him. [The Independent]

Joe Queenan chats with Mickey Rourke across the pond. [The Guardian]

Anne Thompson seems to think a Christmas release hurt “Revolutionary Road”‘s Oscar chances. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Dave Karger takes a stand with some late-December Oscar predictions. [Entertainment Weekly]

David Carr speaks up for “Iron Man” over “The Dark Knight,” calls the latter’s third act a “mess.”  Oy. [The Carpetbagger]

Tom Roston sits down with “Defiance” and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” star Liev Schreiber. [Los Angeles Times]

As a David Fincher retrospective cranks up in the Big Apple, Dennis Lim looks back over the director’s career to date. [New York Times]

Patty Rhuke spotlights the similarities between “Forrest Gump” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” comparisons certain parties involved would probably rather go away. [USA Today]




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  • 1 1-02-2009 at 8:45 am

    John said...

    Regarding the last article on Gump/TCCoBB similarities.

    I personally think Gump trumps TCCoBB in nearly every single category.

    But I give TCCoBB the edge in Make-Up, FX, & Cinematography.

  • 2 1-02-2009 at 8:52 am

    coffee said...

    Benjamin Button was very Fincher-esque… almost as good as his other stuff if not for some nagging plot holes