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8/31 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Social media boost ‘The Help,’ actress Oscar plays, Bird Flu back ahead of ‘Contagion’

Posted by · 8:16 am · August 31st, 2011

Anne Thompson talks to “Warrior” stars Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy and director Gavin O’Connor. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Lucas Kavner on the debt “The Help” owes to social media for its box office staying power. [Huffington Post]

Louis Virtel looks shines a light on five female roles that seem to have the right Oscar stuff. [Movieline]

Just in time for “Contagion,” which plays Venice fest this weekend, a variant H5N1 strain is on the rise in Asia. [Food and Agriculture Organization]

Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt” nails down French distribution. [Variety]

Sam Worthington talks “The Debt” as well as “Avatar” and “Clash of the Titans” sequels. [Motion/Captured]

Jessica Chastain keeps working the interview circuit regarding her boatload of 2011 films. [Collider]

[Photo: Walt Disney Pictures]




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  • 1 8-31-2011 at 9:02 am

    Joshua w said...

    Random question: with the Miss Bala buzz growing, any outside shot for Stephanie Sigman to go the way of Catalina Sandino-Moreno?

  • 2 8-31-2011 at 9:56 am

    RichardA said...

    … the debt to social media.
    srsly, if this was twenty years ago, the debt would have been to phone calls.
    …ten years ago to watercoolers.

    what passes for insight nowadays is hilarious.
    when all reality, the same comment can be made about other movies. pft.

    cranky.