WEEKLY WRAP: Hollywood mourns, foreign race, bait battle

Posted by · 6:03 pm · October 1st, 2010

A grim week for Hollywood talent, as we said goodbye to Gloria Stuart, Tony Curtis, Arthur Penn and, most prematurely, Sally Menke.

Mexico’s “Biutiful” became the starriest entry yet on the Best Foreign Language Film longlist, now up to a round 60 titles.

This week’s Long Shot column examined the widely predicted “Social Network”-versus-“King’s Speech” Best Picture battle, wondering what it says about the current state of “Oscar bait.”

Just to remind us that there are other films knocking around, the long-awaited trailer for the Coens’ “True Grit” set the web abuzz.

We launched our new weekend Cinejabber feature, inviting your thoughts on the perils (or otherwise) of using the word “masterpiece.”

“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” mostly lived up to its title, topping (if not pulverizing) the U.S. box office charts.

Perhaps unexpectedly, we found ourselves with kind words for Fox Searchlight’s Hilary Swank vehicle “Conviction,” as well as animated feature possibility “Tangled.”

Life With Oscar took a comic turn this week as it spotlighted outstanding non-nominated films of 1979 and 1980.

A quieter week than some, but as usual, Anne and Kris ran through its developments in the latest episode of Oscar Talk.

[Photo: ABC News]




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  • 1 10-02-2010 at 12:41 am

    americanrequiem said...

    question kris, have you gotten a chance to see the new true grit trailer? the extended one?

  • 2 10-02-2010 at 10:33 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Not yet.