OSCAR TALK: Ep. 53 — BAFTA fallout, foreign language and animated short races, Banksy in L.A.

Posted by · 8:00 am · February 18th, 2011

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, your one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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‘Say Anything?’

Posted by · 9:13 am · February 10th, 2011

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1/13 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: No dice for Winklevi, Alice Ward fights for her life, Weaver keeps making the rounds

Posted by · 8:07 am · January 13th, 2011

• Away from Oscar and in real life, Micky Ward’s mother is in a hospital fighting for her life… [Boston Globe] • …while the Winklevi lose their Facebook settlement appeal. [Paid Content] • Is “The King’s Speech” royalist propaganda? [The Guardian]

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Seven years to the day

Posted by · 10:28 am · January 3rd, 2011

Sony’s campaign for “The Social Network” sure is moving along swimmingly.  As if the critics’ groups didn’t give the film enough of a headwind going into the voting frame of phase one, the film is hitting DVD and Blu-ray January 11, a scant three months after theatrical release and right in the middle of the […]

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Videos du jour

Posted by · 8:12 am · November 24th, 2010

A number of videos have been making the rounds this week, so I figured I’d consolidate.  Starting with Facebooking Aaron Sorkin’s sharp dialogue:

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What Eduardo Saverin learned from ‘The Social Network’

Posted by · 4:36 pm · October 15th, 2010

You know Eduardo Saverin, the Facebook co-founder played by Andrew Garfield in “The Social Network” who won an undisclosed sum of money when he sued Mark Zuckerberg and still kept his name on the masthead of the site, yet we haven’t really heard from him on the matter?  Well, he finally broke his silence in […]

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Zuckerberg gets Simpsonized

Posted by · 8:53 am · October 4th, 2010

One more clip from last night’s episode after the jump.

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Defriending ‘The Social Network’

Posted by · 3:39 pm · August 22nd, 2010

With David Fincher’s “The Social Network” already accruing positive buzz ahead of its New York Film Festival premiere next month, its handlers would do well to pre-empt the inevitable pushback over matters of factual accuracy — complaints that have already dogged the film’s sloppy source book, Ben Mezrich’s “The Accidental Billionaires” (discussed at length in […]

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