Oscarweb Round-up: Keira Knightley is desperate for a little levity

Posted by · 7:06 am · November 7th, 2011

Actress Keira Knightley has cranked out a boatload of sincere performances in the wake of her work in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, whether it be “Atonement” in 2007, “The Duchess” in 2008, “Never Let Me Go” last year or the soon-to-be-released “A Dangerous Method,” which could generate Oscar talk for the actress yet again. Well, it turns out she’s desperate for a bit of levity, having recently completed “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” (great script) opposite Steve Carrell. But then, well, it’s back to the grind with Joe Wright and “Anna Karenina,” so call it a brief comedic pit stop. [Telegraph]

Sam Strange on “Tintin” and the continuing evolution of Steven Spielberg. [Badass Digest]

Rachel Dodes talks Hoover’s sexuality with “J. Edgar” screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. [Speakeasy]

Julie Miller offers up nine milestones from Eddie Murphy’s career. [Movieline]

Nicole Sperling talks to “Young Adult” star Patton Oswalt. [Los Angeles Times]

Allison Loring reports from the AFI Fest panel featuring young Hollywood: Anton Yelchin, Evan Rachel Wood, Armie Hammer and Kirsten Dunst. [Film School Rejects]

Is a dangerous precedent being set with Ubisoft’s unheard-of control over the “Assassin’s Creed” movie? [Vulture]

And finally, how about some “Hugo” reactions, starting with Jeff Wells. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Sasha Stone. [Awards Daily]

And Steve Pond. [The Odds]

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