11/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:01 am · November 19th, 2009

(from left) Maggie Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bridges Crazy HeartMichael Cieply writes up “Crazy Heart” from the angle that Paramount has “embarrassed” itself for passing on the film once upon a time, but apparently that early cut was “unwatchable,” so, you know, cut some slack. [New York Times]

Clint Eastwood — set to grace one of five GQ covers next month — says the country is in a morbid mood.  [CNN]

The Gurus o’ Gold weigh in on the directors and animated features. [Movie City News]

Glenn Whipp writes up the story of the lead actress season: vets versus fresh faces. [Variety]

Condensing the “Star Trek” script for a stiff-upper-lip laugh. [The Guardian]

Dave Karger wonders if “Avatar” will play on the small screen. [Oscar Watch]

Steve Pond feels compelled to respond to the whimsical notion that “Inglourious Basterds.” [The Odds]

“The Informant!” makes its way across the pond and John Hiscock spends a few with star Matt Damon. [Daily Telegraph]

Michael Ordoña sits down with “The Blind Side” star Quinton Aaron. [Los Angeles Times]

In honor of “The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans,” the 12 trippiest drug scenes. [Vulture]

David Poland on “The Princess and the Frog” and race. [The Hot Blog]

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  • 1 11-19-2009 at 8:09 am

    Alex said...

    Cheer up Clint. Ron Paul 2012!

  • 2 11-19-2009 at 9:08 am

    Patrick said...

    What do you guys here at incontention.com think of the increasing possibility of a Sandra Bullock nomination for ‘The Blind Side’? These reviews coming in are all pretty stellar aren’t they? I’m surprised!

  • 3 11-19-2009 at 10:34 am

    James D. said...

    The Blind Side sits at 49 on Metacritic, with the highest rating being a 75. I wouldn’t call those stellar.