1/6 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Roberts stumps for Bardem, ‘Valentine’ as class commentary, Affleck’s ‘Town’ inspirations

Posted by · 5:10 am · January 6th, 2011

Julia Roberts’s Oscar plea for”Biutiful” star Javier Bardem. [Inside Movies]

Patrick Goldstein on “Blue Valentine” as a meditation on the class divide. [The Big Picture]

Ben Affleck on “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” “Amores Perros,” “Breaking Away” and “Heat” as inspirations for “The Town.” [The Envelope]

The campaign for “The Social Network” keeps swinging it around, now planning re-release (and making sure its worldwide box office is mentioned in the headline). [Deadline]

Steve Pond alerts us to the fact that Matt Damon has been selected by the BFCA for this year’s Joel Siegel Award, to be presented at next week’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. [The Odds]

Oscar night advertising rates are on the rise for the first time in two years. [Ad Age]

The Film Experience gets a blog overhaul. [The Film Experience]

[Photo: Roadside Attractions]




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