9/2 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: ‘Diary’ a TFF surprise?, Cronenberg talks ‘Method,’ Cody’s most anticipated

Posted by · 7:55 am · September 2nd, 2011

• Word is one of the big Telluride surprises is the Johnny Depp starrer “The Rum Diary.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • At Venice, is “Contagion” following “The Town”‘s awards playbook? (Uh…yeah.) [24 Frames] • Sticking with the Lido, Nick Vivarelli talks to “A Dangerous Method” director David Cronenberg. [Variety]

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10/8 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: ‘Superman’ does well, Paramount grabs Reitman’s next, Lane on ‘Secretariat’

Posted by · 8:00 am · October 8th, 2010

• Davis Guggenheim’s “Waiting for Superman” has performed better than several other high profile releases. [The Envelope] • David Poland sits down with “Let Me In” director Matt Reeves. [Movie City News] • Paramount to distribute Jason Reitman’s “Young Adult,” written by Diablo Cody. [Hollywood Reporter]

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Reitman, Cody reteam on ‘Young Adult’

Posted by · 9:02 pm · August 2nd, 2010

Jason Reitman announced shortly after last season’s “Up in the Air” bonanza that his company had acquired the rights to Joyce Maynard’s novel “Labor Day.” But it turns out that, while he’s hard at work on drafts of that adaptation, another original script from “Juno” scribe Diablo Cody is what’s on deck for the director. […]

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Fletcher rides Oscar momentum to directorial debut

Posted by · 6:04 am · April 5th, 2010

In retrospect, Geoffrey Fletcher’s Best Adapted Screenplay win for “Precious” at last month’s Academy Awards shouldn’t have come as quite the shock it did. In the last few years, Oscar voters have been especially kind to newcomers in the writing races, with this year’s pair of freshman winners, Fletcher and Mark Boal, coming on the […]

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11/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:44 am · November 2nd, 2009

• Brian Brooks sits down with “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe. [indieWIRE] • Mark Harris on Penelope Cruz and Pedro Almodovar: cinematic soul mates. [New York Times] • Mark Salisbury writes up “The Young Victoria” from across the pond with quotes from actress Emily Blunt and screenwriter Julian Fellowes. [Los Angeles Times]

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Diablo Cody star-struck by Stan Lee at Comic-Con

Posted by · 5:07 pm · July 30th, 2009

(via Awards Daily)

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‘Jennifer’s Body’ red-band trailer

Posted by · 5:46 am · July 6th, 2009

As someone who believes “Juno” largely succeeded despite its multi-garlanded screenplay, rather than because of it, I can’t say I’ve been looking forward to Diablo Cody’s follow-up with great anticipation. (Evidently hot soundtrack notwithstanding.) Still, while this cheerfully tacky trailer for “Jennifer’s Body” does little to change my mind in that regard, I do credit […]

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Tweet of the day

Posted by · 10:48 am · April 8th, 2009

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INTERVIEW: Rosemarie DeWitt

Posted by · 10:01 am · November 18th, 2008

Rosemarie DeWitt is excited. It can be difficult to gauge emotion in the formal, slightly removed context of a phone interview, but DeWitt’s warm, clear voice betrays an eagerness right from the get-go, articulating thoughts at a pace that occasionally exceeds my shorthand. Only when addressing the heady buzz of awards season does she finally […]

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9/22 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:07 am · September 22nd, 2008

• “Real” men of the screen are a dying breed, according to Peter Bart. [Peter Bart] • Journos keep beating a dead horse about the new “At the Movies” failure. [eFilmCritic] • And again. [The Hot Blog] • Anne Thompson salutes Telluride and New York for steering clear of high profile American cinema, but as […]

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Seeking the real haters

Posted by · 1:32 am · September 20th, 2008

Addressing Diablo Cody’s bizarre rant against her “haters” (seriously, is there a less worthwhile target than IMDB fanboys?), The Guardian’s Xan Brooks has come up with a witheringly tart response. It amused me, anyway: The author also explained that “5-million 12-year-olds think I’m Buck Henry. Accept it”, boasted that “my pilot was so good it […]

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9/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:13 am · September 19th, 2008

• Peter Sciretta wraps up the Toronto Fest, live from Fantastic Fest.  It’s that time of the year… [/Film] • Oscar winner Diablo Cody responds to the haters: “I like my fake name.  It’s engraved on an Oscar.  Yours isn’t.” [MySpace] • Mark Olsen apparently reported over a week ago that Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt […]

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Harwood and Oliver share Humanitas Prize

Posted by · 12:23 am · September 19th, 2008

To revisit some old friends from the 2007 awards season, the Humanitas Prize in the feature film category has been jointly awarded to Ronald Harwood, for “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” and Nancy Oliver for “Lars and the Real Girl.” The prize is a screenwriting award aiming to honour achievements that “explore the human […]

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AMPAS invites 105 to the party

Posted by · 11:47 am · June 23rd, 2008

The Academy has officially announced the 105 people it has invited to join its ranks this year; they range from obvious recent winners (Marion Cotillard, Diablo Cody), to cool commercial forces (Judd Apatow, Sacha Baron Cohen), to less glamorous but equally deserving names such as documentarian Nanette Burstein and composer Michael Giacchino. Looking down the list, it’s […]

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Artist on Artist: John Cusack and Diablo Cody

Posted by · 6:26 pm · May 2nd, 2008

Just ran across this over at The Movie Blog. The latest installment of MySpace’s “Artist on Artist” series features a conversation between John Cusack and Diablo Cody. Cody talks a little about her upcoming horror film “Jennifer’s Body,” which is in the midst of filming right now up north. Cusack feigns interest while clearly trying […]

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