9/16 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Scientists vouch for ‘Contagion,’ Refn breaks down ‘Drive,’ Toronto takeaways

Posted by · 7:46 am · September 16th, 2011

Scientists say “Contagion” is for real. [Associated Press]

James Rocchi talks “The Ides of March” with Best Supporting Actress hopeful Evan Rachel Wood. [MSN Movies]

Nicolas Winding Refn breaks down a scene from “Drive.” [Arts Beat]

As Magnolia Pictures turns 10, owner Todd Wagner says it’s not for sale and that VOD strategy is thriving. [Deadline]

Anne Thompson wonders if Joseph Gordon-Levitt can ride Toronto goodwill all the way to an Oscar nod for his performance in “50/50.” [Thompson on Hollywood]

Sasha Stone writes up the Best Actress field. [Awards Daily]

Nathaniel Rogers has a few pressing Oscar questions to accompany his latest predictions. [The Film Experience]

Finally, with Toronto reduced to a simmer, Jeff Wells distills the takeaways… [Hollywood Elsewhere]

…as does David Poland. [The Hot Blog]

[Photo: Warner Bros. Pictures]

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  • 1 9-16-2011 at 8:07 am

    JJ1 said...

    Interesting article on the scientists/Contagion.

    It’s only been 6 days since I saw it. But I can’t seem to shake a lot from that movie. It’s currently my 4th fave of the year. Scary stuff.

  • 2 9-16-2011 at 8:29 am

    Chase Kahn said...

    “Contagion” is certainly the anti-“Outbreak” in regards to standard thriller plotting and melodrama. Although I still enjoy “Outbreak” for what it is, the cold, rigid “Contagion” has some of my favorite filmmaking so far this year.

  • 3 9-16-2011 at 10:57 am

    Frank Lee said...

    Are these the same scientists who told us “The Day After Tomorrow” really nailed the science of global warming?

  • 4 9-18-2011 at 12:53 am

    RichardA said...

    As a scientist, Contagion gets its science right..

    I might be biased as a literally yelled “yeah” when they called out my birthday in the lottery.

    Rise of the Planet of the Apes gets its science and pharma industry spot on too.