1/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:46 am · January 6th, 2009

Jamie CallumPatrick Goldstein busts Miramax’s balls for fudging a “Doubt” praise quote. [The Big Picture]

David Poland analyzes the top 10 collective for Oscar tea leaves. [The Hot Blog]

Sam Thielman reports from the NYC Lincoln Center Q&A with David Fincher… [Variety]

…and Lane Brown gives the director some more grief for his “charm offensive.” [Vulture]

Alex Billington has Jamie Callum’s “Gran Torino” music video (and the balls to state “those of you that have seen this by now know that it’s actually a great movie.”) [First Showing]

Paula Schwartz reports from the New York Film Critics Circle awards with a few embarrassing quotes from the always entertaining Rex Reed. [The Carpetbagger]

Todd Martens touches on Bruce Springsteen’s favor to Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky. [Pop & Hiss]

Anita Singh sits down with “Slumdog Millionaire” star Dev Patel. [Daily Telegraph]

Susan King previews the Palm Springs International Film Festival. [The Envelope]

Chrissy Iley chats it up with Frank Langella. [The Sunday Times]

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  • 1 1-06-2009 at 8:59 am

    Mark Kratina said...

    The bit on Rex Reed is funny. When Chris Nolan did his BD Live interactive event with fans for TDK, someone asked him (Nolan) if he was his own worst critic when it came to his films.

    “No,” he replied, “Rex Reed is.”

    Too funny. Rex Reed’s review of TDK is so inconceivably dense and un-informed it is hilarious. He wondered why none of the six Batman films had any continuity with each other and wondered aloud why the WB was bringing back and re-making Batman v. Joker when we’ve already seen it with Nicholson in 1989. He also said something about how TDK was nothing like the Bob Kane comics of his youth. How old is Reed anyway- 80?

  • 2 1-06-2009 at 9:25 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Lest we forget he thought Charlie Kaufman had actually misspelled “Schenectady.”

  • 3 1-06-2009 at 10:50 am

    mike said...

    I was at the Fincher talk, it was a good time, wish it was a little longer though

  • 4 1-06-2009 at 12:50 pm

    Ben said...

    It may have already been noted elsehere, but there is another manipulative advertisement for Doubt on television in which the voice-over states “NOMINATED FOR 5 GOLDEN GLOBES” and the screen quickly flashes its nods for acting and writing. Then the vice-over says “AND BEST PICTURE” while the screen then quickly flashes its best picture nomination from the broadcast film critics association, with the words “Best Picture” in large print and “Critics Choice Award” in small print.

    The advertisement attempts to make it seem like Doubt received a golden globe nomination for best picture which it didn’t.

  • 5 1-06-2009 at 2:32 pm

    McAllister said...

    I think Gran Torino is a great movie! It’s not in the top tier of this year’s films… but it’s still pretty great.