9/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:51 am · September 2nd, 2010

Michael Cieply chats with comeback kid Ben Affleck, whose film “The Town” is set to play Venice this week. [New York Times]

Remember when “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” won the Palme d’Or?  Parisian critics would rather not. [The Guardian]

Catching up with Julian Schnabel, re: “Miral,” prior to Venice. [Variety]

Watch a clip from Toronto selection “Jack Goes Boating,” starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. [Cinematical]

Speaking of Toronto, Paul Giamatti talks “Barney’s Version” and working with Dustin Hoffman. [Wall Street Journal]

And did you hear how a bedbug Tweet sent TIFF programmers scrambling? [The Toronto Star]

James Cameron on “At the Mountains of Madness,” his upcoming collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro: “It’s going to be an epically scaled horror film and we haven’t seen anything like that in a really long time — I guess since Aliens.” [Wired]

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  • 1 9-02-2010 at 10:31 am

    Fitz said...

    The comparisons to Eastwood implied by Cieply intrigue me. He very well could be “that actor’ who just blooms later on in his career.

    The anticipation for The Town has reached a fever-pitch for me. This winter is looking to be better than the past two years, at least in my eyes. The Town, Black Swan, The Social Network, Buried, I would have liked to have gone to Toronto to catch these early.

  • 2 9-03-2010 at 4:12 pm

    Angry Shark said...

    I am willing to forgive James Cameron for Avatar and Titanic if Mountains of Madness turns out great. Del Toro’s mad genius combined with Cameron’s resources sounds like a match made in heaven.