9/1 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: “It” girl Chastain still on the circuit, Lindelof hearts ‘Raiders,’ ‘Ides’ first slam-dunk?

Posted by · 5:42 am · September 1st, 2011

He puts a question mark on it but Dave Karger nevertheless calls “The Ides of March” the year’s first slam-dunk Best Picture nominee. [Entertainment Weekly]

Steve Pond talks to 2011 “it” girl Jessica Chastain. [The Odds]

S.T. VanAirsdale gets a bunch of us awards blowhards on the record for a little early discussion on what’s in store this season. [Movieline]

Greg Ellwood offers up a slate of random predictions about the 2011-2012 Oscar season. [Awards Campaign]

Anne Thompson reports on The Hollywood Reporter’s attempt to step it up in awards coverage. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Damon Lindelof writes a big love letter to “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. [Hero Complex]

Jeff Wells writes off the Oscar chances for “Warrior” despite being a fan. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

[Photo: Columbia Pictures]

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  • 1 9-01-2011 at 7:04 am

    red_wine said...

    Greg Ellwood’s article is really pointless and rubbish.

  • 2 9-01-2011 at 7:07 am

    Andrew M said...

    Based on the reactions, I don’t think Ides is a slam-dunk. It could still do really well, but at this point I don’t think it will get to many (if any) nominations.

  • 3 9-01-2011 at 7:14 am

    red_wine said...

    Yeah Karger is the only one calling it a slam dunk at this point.

  • 4 9-01-2011 at 7:18 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    Has Dave Karger ever disliked a movie that came out between September and December?

  • 5 9-01-2011 at 8:45 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I’m sitting next to Greg right now. I’ll tell him you said that.

  • 6 9-01-2011 at 9:43 am

    Maxim said...

    My goodness, the inital reactions to “The Tree of Life” appeared to be pretty negative but it it’s still seen as a contender. It seems like everyone is too quick to write the movie off.

  • 7 9-01-2011 at 4:10 pm

    Frank Lee said...

    I’ll have to give “Raiders of the Lost Ark” a second try. I saw it upon first realease, and though I was a teenager–and therfore part of the target audience–I was unimpressed. The second one was slick and amusing, and of course I was very impressed by “Jaws” and “Close Encounters.” Am I a complete outlier here? Isn’t anyone else perplexed by the praise for that movie?

  • 8 9-01-2011 at 8:19 pm

    Maxim said...

    You are so much of an outlier that I don’t even know what to tell you. It is not a film you cannot love. Definitely rewatch it (the bigger the screen the better) and I am sure it will seat well with you. Maybe you just had an unusual mood that day. It happens.

    That said, Temple of Doom will always be my favorite, too.