11/18 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:00 am · November 18th, 2009

Philip Seymour Hoffman in Pirate RadioThe swashbuckling spirit behind “Pirate Radio.” [Los Angeles Times]

Anne Thompson wants to know where the screeners of “The Hurt Locker” are.  Probably waiting on “New Moon” box office receipts. [Thompson on Hollywood]

The gall: Why Roger Corman doesn’t deserve an Oscar.  Apparently there’s a “pro” side on the way. [Cinematical]

Johnny Depp joins Brad Pitt and George Clooney as one of only three two-time recipients of the Sexiest Man Alive designation.  I plan to break all of their records some day. [People]

Newmarket picks up Alejandro Amendabar’s “Agora.” [indieWIRE]

Kyle Buchanan sits down with “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans” director Werner Herzog. [Movieline]

Devin Faraci (who spearheaded the “‘G.I. Joe’ ain’t that bad” movement) says down with realism in films.  Or at least down with worshiping realism in films. [CHUD]

Pete Hammond wonders if Tennessee Williams could win an Oscar nearly 27 years after his death. [Notes on a Season]

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  • 1 11-18-2009 at 10:16 am

    Fitz said...

    Articles like that one on Corman is why I don’t read Cinematical anymore.

  • 2 11-18-2009 at 12:48 pm

    Maxim said...

    As much as I’d hate to admit it, the guy who wrote that article has a point. On one hand, Corman seems to embody the spirit of filmmaking and on the other hand it’s hard to argue with the point that he seems to be almost as notable for the sheer number of movies he made/produced as for the talent he forstered.

    There’s little doubt in my mind that Corman is one of the good guys, despite my reservation as to the actual quality of his work so I am not really bothered by him having an Oscar. Good for him.

    The real question I have is when the heck is Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall are going to get their most deserved Thalberg awards (preferably separately from each other)? I can think of no one else who is more overdue for this award than they are.