12/22 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: The reclusive Charles Portis, ‘Avatar’ most-pirated, Harvey’s holiday ‘King’s Speech’ hustle

Posted by · 8:51 am · December 22nd, 2010

On the language, cult following and press-shyness of reclusive “True Grit” author Charles Portis. [Speakeasy]

Mike Leigh discusses “Another Year” and why he’ll never make a superhero movie. [Movieline]

“Avatar” tops list of 2010’s most pirated movies. [New York Post]

Ross Messer talks to “Casion Jack” (and “True Grit”) star Barry Pepper. [Collider]

Harvey Weinstein’s full-court press for “The King’s Speech.” [The Carpetbagger]

David Poland posts a lengthy reader comment diving into the “big ideas” of “TRON Legacy.” [The Hot Blog]

Tom O’Neil and Pete Hammond dig in on the race for Best Picture. [Gold Derby]

[Photo: Wall Street Journal/Jonathan Portis]




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5 responses so far

  • 1 12-22-2010 at 8:55 am

    Phil said...

    Doesn’t the fact that AVATAR is the most pirated movie quash a little bit the argument that pirating affects the box office results?

  • 2 12-22-2010 at 9:34 am

    Robert Hamer said...

    Oh fanboys, is there any franchise film you can’t spin profundity out of?

  • 3 12-22-2010 at 9:35 am

    Mike_M said...

    I think you meant this as the link to Harvey’s full court press of The King’s Speech [http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/a-full-court-press-for-kings-speech/] I think you have Manohla’s review linked instead.

  • 4 12-22-2010 at 9:39 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Weird. No idea how that happened but thanks, Mike.

  • 5 12-23-2010 at 8:45 am

    Keil Shults said...

    Tapley, address my Steinfeld queries posted in the True Grit Cinematography Tech column.