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9/12 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Clooney on self-competition, Woodley ready for her close-up, genre movies at the Oscars

Posted by · 8:03 am · September 12th, 2011

Bill Desowitz calls “The Lion King 3D,” which hits theaters Friday, “a noteworthy achievement for post-converting hand-drawn animation.” Agreed. He also talks to those responsible for it. [Thompson on Hollywood]

Clooney: Clooney vs. Cooney just hype. [Variety]

Shailene Woodley, meanwhile, is ready for her close-up in Toronto. [The Guardian]

Sasha Stone on genre movies and the Oscars. [Awards Daily]

“Moneyball” wows women despite scarcity of female roles. [24 Frames]

With “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” dropping soon in the UK, Andrew Griffin celebrates our long-lasting love affair with spooks. [The Independent]

Mekado Murphy needs to talk about “Kevin” with Tilda Swinton. [Arts Beat]

CBS Films acquires Lasse Hallström’s “Salmon Fishing on the Yemen.” [Deadline]

[Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures]

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