2/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:02 am · February 9th, 2009

Mickey Rourke in DinerThom Yorke and Gustavo Santaolalla to join forces on “Terminator Salvation” tunes?? [The Playlist]

Tom O’Neil spotlights the BAFTA voting process. [Gold Derby]

T.L. Stanley on the politics of Dustin Lance Black’s WGA acceptance speech. [Gold Rush]

David Poland says Universal dropped the ball on “Frost/Nixon,” as represented by its incredibly weak box office showing. [The Hot Blog]

Along a similar line of thought, and in an increasingly popular column idea the past week or so, Peter Sciretta comments on three of this year’s Best Picture nominees being among the lowest grossers in Academy history. [/Film]

Presumably out of ideas for the time being, Jeff Wells goes seeking advanced word on “The Road” at…IMDb. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Barry Levinson writes a love letter to Mickey Rourke.  Did they kick the tires and light the fires in the nick of time for this campaign to push on ahead? [New York Times]

Bolt and the other characters who transformed cinema. [The Independent]

Roger Ebert predicts a handful of the categories, steps out on a limb for Viola Davis. [Chicago Sun-Times]

Across the pond, newly minted BAFTA winner Penelope Cruz explains why she can’t stop crying. [The Sunday Times]

Richard Brody spots a mole on the set of Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island.”  Well, not really — it’s actually a Cahiers du Cinema-sponsored Argentinian filmmaker/mentee. [The New Yorker]

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  • 1 2-09-2009 at 6:12 am

    JAB said...

    The Dark Knight won the grammy for best score, that might be worth mentioning.

  • 2 2-09-2009 at 12:29 pm

    rob said...

    has ebert lost his mind? boo’s raining down on eric roth? he is one of the most beloved screenwriter’s in the business and for people to bring up the forrest gump connection is embarassing. A writer has a similar writing style with regards to sentiment, but they are completely different movies. I pray to god Roth wins and ebert eats his computer…

  • 3 2-09-2009 at 12:32 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    *rolls eyes* Looks like we’ve got another Kool-Aid drinker….

  • 4 2-09-2009 at 8:14 pm

    BurmaShave said...

    Rob do you go by Rob Roth or Robert Roth in your professional life?