11/16 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Cooper to remake ‘Carancho,’ Liman talks ‘Fair Game,’ dogpiling on Harrison Ford

Posted by · 8:47 am · November 16th, 2010

Scott Cooper set to remake “Carancho.” [Deadline]

Erik Childress looks forward to the self-aware “legitimate opinions” of critics groups. [Cinematical]

John Lopez writes up Oscar’s longshots. [Little Gold Men]

David Poland talks to “Fair Game” director Doug Liman. [The Hot Blog]

LexG reviews the film as only he can. [YouTube]

Erik Hayden takes some unfair shots at Harrison Ford vis a vis “Morning Glory.”  It’s the film, not the guy. [The Atlantic]

With nothing better to do, Stephen Zeitchick piles on. [24 Frames]

Brent Lang, meanwhile, wonders if “Cowboys & Aliens” can save the actor’s career. [The Wrap]

[Photo: Strand Releasing]

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  • 1 11-16-2010 at 8:54 am

    Zack said...

    Sorry, but Harrison Ford brought three of the most immortal characters in cinematic history (Han Solo, Indiana Jones and “Arrested Student” in Zabriskie Point) to life; I don’t think making some crappy movies causes his career to require “saving”.

  • 2 11-16-2010 at 8:56 am

    americanrequiem said...

    If we can save Harrison Fords career, what a joke. Hes infamous, hes older and choosing movies he likes, o well.

  • 3 11-16-2010 at 9:04 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Well, I did write in my Carancho review last month:

    It could be similarly remake-bound, too, if smart Hollywood producers prick up their ears.

    Still, I wasn’t expecting quite such a quick response.

  • 4 11-16-2010 at 9:22 am

    Princess of Peace said...

    Remaking Carancho is ridiculous. Why can’t people learn how to read subtitles and see the original?!

  • 5 11-16-2010 at 10:11 am

    Maxim said...

    Ford’s carrer is as good as it was a decade ago. People are too quick to judge. “Crossing Over” would not have been saved by anyone. Ditto, the passion project “Extraordinary Measures” which was judged as something that should be beneath Ford even before the movie opened.

    Should Ford be blamed for doing a project he knew wasn’t commercial? Of course not. People still want to see Ford films as long as he is playing a lead role in a vehicle that is traditionally associated with him.

    This is why of all his recent films, Indiana Jones 4 was both a commercial success and a certified fresh film on RT. People want to see Ford play a winner and this is why Cowboys and Aliens will do well too.

  • 6 11-16-2010 at 10:16 am

    Matthew Starr said...

    Indy 4 was certifiably terrible. All I remember from my screening was seeing the Benjamin Button trailer for the first time.

    Seeing what Ford, De Niro and Pacino have been doing makes me think Gene Hackman made the right decision.

  • 7 11-16-2010 at 10:48 am

    Silencio said...

    Princess, thank you. It’s crazy.

  • 8 11-16-2010 at 12:15 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Only Tarantino can save Ford but Ford being Ford he’d turn it down anyway.

  • 9 11-16-2010 at 12:17 pm

    Angry Shark said...

    That Movieline assessment of NBR is a little off. Nobody has seen True Grit, and I’m not entirely sure they’ll have it ready in time for a special screening for NBR.

  • 10 11-16-2010 at 12:29 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    @Angry Shark – Do you mean Moviefone?

  • 11 11-16-2010 at 12:33 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    @Maxim – You may say that Ford’s career is as good as it was a decade ago, but it sucked then too. He hasn’t really done great work in a great film since “The Fugitive,” though some may feel Air Force One or What Lies Beneath fit that bill (it’s been too long since I saw either one to be certain, but I’d guess they don’t).

    Ford is one of those actors I’ve never really cared much about beyond his two major franchises (and no, I’m not talkin’ Jack Ryan).

  • 12 11-16-2010 at 12:38 pm

    Keil Shults said...

    Ten years ago my head would have exploded seeing a guy like LexG be promoted and broadcast via legitimate movie websites.

    Then again, I probably WAS LexG ten years ago.

    Maybe I should start making YouTube videos, because time is running out for me to make a living out of my love for (and knowledge of) movies.

  • 13 11-16-2010 at 2:15 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    LexG makes me laugh. That gets points this time of year.