12/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:10 am · December 9th, 2009

Johnny Depp in Public EnemiesJust in time for BFCA and SAG balloting, Dennis Lim takes a second look at “Public Enemies.” [Los Angeles Times]

Steven Zeitchik reports casting news before it’s official: Josh Brolin is being considered for “Men in Black 3.”  I’m down. [Hero Complex]

David Poland talks “The Lovely Bones” with Peter Jackson. [The Hot Blog]

A story that totally flew under the radar: Ramin Setoodeh. [Newsweek]

Patrick Goldstein responds. [The Big Picture]

It might seem self serving, but most of the comments in this post are dead on the money. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Real life Ryan Bingham cheats his way to lifetime platinum-elite frequent flier status. [/Film]

A detracting review of “The Lovely Bones” that actually seems to have some thought behind it. [Some Came Running]

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  • 1 12-09-2009 at 9:35 am

    SHAAAARK said...

    Kris, you fail to mention that The Playlist and CHUD also had fair reviews of The Lovely Bones.

  • 2 12-09-2009 at 10:34 am

    Rob said...

    CHUD/Devin’s review was ridiculous.

  • 3 12-09-2009 at 11:33 am

    mark kratina said...

    Public Enemies was such a disappointment for me. It wasn’t a bad film, per se; just dull and short-changing for the subject as well as all the talent involved.

  • 4 12-09-2009 at 11:46 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    What Rob said. But I had not seen Playlist’s review when this went up.

  • 5 12-09-2009 at 12:36 pm

    Fitz said...

    I thoroughly enjoyed Public Enemies. It wasn’t like a Oliver Stone bio-pic that treated you like an idiot, retold info that needed not be told, and presume to know things about the character that weren’t true.

  • 6 12-09-2009 at 1:05 pm

    SHAAAARK said...

    You can’t just call a review ridiculous without saying why you think it is. So…why?

  • 7 12-09-2009 at 2:23 pm

    SJG said...

    I intensely like Public Enemies from the standpoint that I think it’s kind of “pioneering”, if that’s not too cliche of a way to describe a movie that does away with conventions and tries to tell its story uniquely without sacrificing watchability and all that…

    That being said, however, the handheld camera stuff made me physically ill and there’s no way I’ll ever be able to watch it again. I just literally CAN’T watch things if they make me motion sick. It’s why I can’t play video games either. Sad, really.

    (Oh and I wasn’t terribly impressed by the acting in the film. The best performances, IMHO, were Billy Crudup’s and Branka Katic’s… although Marion Cotillard had some nice moments as well.)

  • 8 12-09-2009 at 2:24 pm

    Will said...

    Nothing will convince me that Public Enemies was a successful film. I’m sorry, but shooting that on DV made it look like the recreations they run during PBS documentaries or at National Park visitor centers.

  • 9 12-09-2009 at 6:39 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Again with that shit. Show me any PBS documentary that looks NEARLY as good as “Public Enemies” and I’ll pay you $1,000. Spinotti’s camerawork is stunningly alert, visceral, and just downright captivating in all its rough and tumble vigor. Still one of the best achievements in cinematography this year.

  • 10 12-09-2009 at 10:06 pm

    Alfie said...

    I saw Bones again today and now, like Kris, I am more convinced the film is great. It is a very misunderstood piece of genius. I am not someone to throw that word around but this film is a rather wonderful experience.

  • 11 12-10-2009 at 7:09 pm

    Fitz said...

    Sidney Lumet, himself, said that there is nothing that film can do that digital cannot do better.

    Coming from a master of cinema, what do you have Will?