7/22 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:02 am · July 22nd, 2009

Charlotte Gainsbourg in AntichristJohn Campea rattles off a list of the six movies he’d love to see but that will never happen. [The Movie Blog]

Patrick Goldstein translates Bob Weinstein’s classified in search of a new assistant. [The Big Picture]

Chloe Fox talks to “The Ugly Truth” star Gerard Butler about “mixing the rough with the smooth.” [Daily Telegraph]

Can we move the conversation forward on “Antichrist” already? [The Independent]

Neil Miller picks the 14 must-see movie events of Comic-Con. [Film School Rejects]

Scott Bowles previews the event to the masses. [USA Today]

And Elisabeth Rappe offers the girl’s guide to the festivities. [Cinematical]

With the recent debut of the “Bright Star” trailer, Nathaniel Rogers ponders the film’s Oscar possibilities. [The Film Experience]

VIDEO: Joe Morgentstern sits down with Sidney Lumet and daughter Jenny in the Big Apple. [Speakeasy]

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  • 1 7-22-2009 at 9:44 am

    Marshall1 said...

    Sorry, this has nothing to do with this post, but I just saw the Reader yesterday, and I’m surprised Weinstein can pull off such a miracle. The movie is a C+ the most, with Kate Winslet actually a supporting actress rather than lead. She should’ve won for Rev Road instead. The movie has structural problems, and I think it is too simplistic and the writer could do so much more than present a chronological sequences of events (most of the time). For example, at the end when Ralph’s character takes his daughter’s to the grave of Hanna Schmitz, they could show the past when he took her to a bicycle trip and cut back to the present. …….and a best pic nominee!!!!!!!! What a joke.

  • 2 7-22-2009 at 9:57 am

    RJNeb2 said...

    I have to agree. What a drudge of a film, with Fiennes giving one of his dreariest performances too. The one bright spark for me was Lena Olin as the daughter at the end of the film. She was mesmerising in those 10 minutes.

  • 3 7-22-2009 at 10:06 am

    James D. said...

    The Reader, ugh. Even some films I have hated have kept my attention. It was just uninteresting Nazi pornography.

  • 4 7-22-2009 at 10:50 am

    Speaking English said...

    That’s one of the stupidest, most ignorant statements about a film you could possibly make. Even intelligent people who don’t like the film have actual reasons. That’s bullshit, and you know it.

  • 5 7-22-2009 at 11:13 am

    James D. said...

    I am intelligent and I have a pretty valid reason. As far as any known or unknown “bullshit”, I cannot think of any. The film went far out of it’s way to show as much nudity as possible, plot or reason be damned.

  • 6 7-22-2009 at 11:16 am

    Speaking English said...

    So I guess “Last Tango in Paris” and “Murmur of the Heart” can just mindlessly be regulated to porn then, artistic merit, thematic depth, and character study be damned.

    Give me a break.

  • 7 7-22-2009 at 11:24 am

    James D. said...

    Are you seriously comparing The Reader to Last Tango in Paris?

  • 8 7-22-2009 at 11:46 am

    red_wine said...

    The blame should squarely fall on the shoulders of the other 3 movies besides Milk also. All 4 were ridiculous nominees. Infact I found Benjamin Button much more laughable, 1 of the most ludicrous absurdities I have seen in a theatre.

  • 9 7-22-2009 at 1:14 pm

    Louis said...

    While a masterpiece compared to the Reader and Benjamin Button, I found Milk pretty middling as well.

  • 10 7-22-2009 at 2:30 pm

    Marshall1 said...

    Wow, my post has triggered some interesting response. I just think the Reader is long and tedious to watch. I love slow moving and internal movie, don’t get me wrong, but I think there’s nothing inside this movie. Ralph Fiennes essentially give the same performance in this movie and the Duchess (and I like the Duchess better, and Keira Knightley is great in the movie). I felt an eternity watching this movie and the glaring category fraud makes the Academy people look really really stupid.

    Benjamin Butter is slightly better because of the special effects, but it is also hollow and void of true emotions. My last year favourite was actually Happy-Go-Lucky, saw the movie twice, liked it even more the 2nd time. Sally Hawkins is robbed!!!

    Maybe we should start talking about the Oscars a year later, once we ended up watching all the movies:)

  • 11 7-22-2009 at 2:42 pm

    James D. said...

    I agree, Louis. While I could easily rewatch Milk, it is in many ways a by-the-books biopic. It is a shame too, because the Oscar nominees would have one think the year was so much worse than it really was.

  • 12 7-22-2009 at 5:05 pm

    Speaking English said...

    MILK is fucking phenomenal. Best film of ’08 by light years.

    Oh, and yes, I was indeed comparing “The Reader” to “Last Tango in Paris.”