12/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:40 am · December 30th, 2009

(from left) Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis and Marion Cotillard in NineWeinstein scales back the “Nine” expansion in the wake of low box office, bad reviews. [Reuters]

“Avatar” effects guru Joe Letteri sure is making the rounds.  Next stop: Steve Pond. [The Odds]

On Oscar’s consistent rule changes. [Variety]

‘Avatar’ gets ready for its Golden Globes close up. [Awards Campaign]

Speaking of the film at hand, Jeffrey Wells points out how sell-outs could be benefiting “Sherlock Holmes” at the box office. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Anne Thompson spins her wheels on the “passion” angle, vis a vis Oscar voting. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Why are Hollywood’s elite heading to Broadway for work? [CNN]

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  • 1 12-30-2009 at 9:24 am

    AmericanRequiem said...

    so nine no longer is going wide?

  • 2 12-30-2009 at 9:34 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    It’s still on about 800 screens, as the Reuters story says. So “wide” is a relative term.

  • 3 12-30-2009 at 9:38 am

    Ben M. said...

    Will it was already in wide release last week and I think 800+ theatres still counts as a semi-wide release. My guess is they are pulling the film out of some of the smaller markets in a hope that they can expand again if it gets a BP nom and/or cutting their loses if the films awards chances are DOA so they don’t have to keep advertising the film and booking it in markets were it won’t sell tickets.

  • 4 12-30-2009 at 2:20 pm

    Andrew said...

    I thought the movie was dreadful. Where’s the plot? The only decent acting comes from Marion Cotillard and she wasn’t that great either. I hope it won’t get a BP nom. That would be such a waste!

  • 5 12-30-2009 at 4:29 pm

    Mike_M said...

    Saw the Avatar spill-over into Holmes the day after X-Mas at an afternoon showing. I enjoyed Holmes though and it was my first choice, theater was packed on a rainy day in the NYC area.

    Just got my tix to see Avatar Imax 3D on Sunday, so many sold-out screenings in the real Imax theater in NYC.