1/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:28 am · January 6th, 2010

Sam MendesSam Mendes could clearly use a paycheck, signs up for the new Bond. [Heat Vision]

Navigating the season in “For Your Consideration” ads. [Vulture]

Rodrigo Perez points out some buried points in another outlet’s coverage, namely that Apparition is aiming for a Cannes bow for Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” [The Playlist]

More of “the conversation”: Patrick Goldstein wants to know why conservatives hate “Avatar’ so much. [The Big Picture]

You know, just for the hell of it, Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Sam Worthington, a comparison. [MTV]

Also, James Cameron’s film has become the fastest-pirated movie of all time. [The Carpetbagger]

Rebecca Ascher-Waltz chats with “A Single Man” star Julianne Moore. [The Envelope]

Sherlock Holmes U.S. rights holder Andrea Plunket apparently has no sense of humor (and may even be homophobic). [Total Film]

Screenwriter John August explains the Oscar balloting process. [JohnAugust.com]

Gregg Kilday tries to suss out what filmmakers were thinking with a handful of the year’s awards contenders. [Hollywood Reporter]

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  • 1 1-06-2010 at 8:40 am

    Morgan said...

    If Plunket is homophobic, I guess I’m guilty too. I also don’t understand what ho-yay has really got to do with Sherlock Holmes, the literary character. Some people prefer a more traditional rendition closer to the spirit of the books.

    I’m starting to think that (in most cases) filmmakers who resort to ho-yay have started to run out of ideas. If not, then I know a boatload of fanfic authors who would probably write a better script…

  • 2 1-06-2010 at 8:41 am

    Morgan said...

    PS – I mean, Branagh’s “Sleuth” – ho-yay remake of classic – I rest my case.

  • 3 1-06-2010 at 8:42 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Morgan: The point is it was a JOKE and, at least in my opinion, Plunket showed some unflattering stripes with her reaction.

  • 4 1-06-2010 at 8:53 am

    aspect ratio said...

    Two grown men living together pretty much opens itself to quips about that sort of thing, I would’ve imagined Plunkett had already heard it all before.

    Hell, I caught Billy Wilder’s The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) on tv just yesterday and in it Watson is talking to Holmes about people talking, about their reputation and quipped that maybe they just ought to get married. That was 40 years ago, and in the film!

  • 5 1-06-2010 at 9:56 am

    Megan said...

    It’s not so much what she said so much as how she said it.

    When it comes to RDj’s acerbic sense of humor, you just need to roll with it. For Crissakes, when he spoke about his son on one occasion (Rolling Stone, I think?), he said, “I love that little prick.”

    Besides, everyone knows the best bromane in modern literature is Frodo and Sam. Hobbit love 4 lyfe.

  • 6 1-06-2010 at 9:59 am

    Megan said...

    Make that “bromance.” Damnit.