11/12 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: ‘Burlesque’ brouhaha, ‘How Do You Know’ concedes cuts for PG-13, box office and Oscar

Posted by · 8:21 am · November 12th, 2010

Anthony D’Alessandro on how box office impacts Oscar players. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Kim Masters writes up the juicy story of on-set fighting that marked the production of “Burlesque.” [Hollywood Reporter]

Christy Grosz on awards season buzz momentum built on the festival circuit. [The Envelope]

Steven Zeitchik reports on James Brooks’s “How Do You Know” getting slapped with an “R” rating for dirty words, though things may change. [24 Frames]

And promptly, the news comes that the film will be cut to accommodate. [Variety]

Why Scott Feinberg still thinks “The Social Network” will beat out “The King’s Speech.”  He’s on the record. [ScottFeinberg.com]

The Gurus o’ Gold spring for spring for “The King’s Speech,” Fincher and “Toy Story 3.” [Movie City News]

[Photo: Screen Gems]




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  • 1 11-12-2010 at 11:22 am

    Jake G. said...

    Hereafter and How Do You Know are being underestimated!

  • 2 11-12-2010 at 11:27 am

    Yogsss said...

    “How Do You Know” looks really good i must say.
    It wasn’t even on my radar until i saw the trailer yesterday on Zune.

  • 3 11-12-2010 at 11:33 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Jake can you stop spamming with Hereafter comments? Seriously, at this point, I feel like you’re either 12 or a Warner Bros. employee.

  • 4 11-12-2010 at 5:05 pm

    Robert Hamer said...

    Let’s review the facts, Jake. Hereafter stands at a 48% on RT and a 56 on Metacritic. It grossed just under $30 million on a $50 million budget. Clint Eastwood’s last three films all fared better critically and commercially and all failed to recieve Best Picture nominations.

    Time to face reality.

  • 5 11-12-2010 at 9:39 pm

    Ben M. said...

    I thought with Brooks’ clout that they may win that appeal, after all Brooks did have a successful appeal on As Good As It Gets. The weird thing is how inconsistent the MPAA can be on language guidelines, while personally I feel an R rating for under 10 “F” words is harsh, the MPAA usually points to the one use limit. But just recently I have seen two “F” words used in the PG-13 Another Year, Social Network, and Fair Game; not to mention films like Antwone Fisher and Away From Her where I seem to remember more uses than that. I suspected the film would be cut if the appeal was lost, and hopefully the edits are a bit smoother than some of Social Network’s clearly dubbed lines (such as “gut the friggin nerd”).

    Also about the appeals, I was wondering if there is any word on Blue Valentine’s appeal which I heard was coming this week.

  • 6 11-13-2010 at 11:17 am

    Al said...

    I agree with Finberg that Social Network has a better chance over The Kings Speech, but lets get something clear, Fincher is no Scorsesse. I doubt the academy sees the failure of Fight Club and Zodiac not getting Best Director Nods, racks up to Marty not winning for Goodfellas, Raging Bull, Casino, or Taxi Driver.

    Just saying.

  • 7 11-17-2010 at 6:27 pm

    DylanS said...

    Even if King’s Speech wins Best Picture, I just can’t see Tom Hooper winning Best Director. No disrespect to the man, but he doesn’t have the reputation or track record of guys like Fincher or Nolan. There films being much greater directorial achievements, I think the academy will opt to reward one of them instead.