10/14 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:08 am · October 14th, 2008

• Tom O’Neil covers the landscape of double-dipping performers this year. [Gold Derby] • It looks like Don Cheadle will be replacing Terrence Howard in “Iron Man 2.”  Fucking lame. [The Hollywood Reporter] • How Kyle Buchanan missed the boat on some obviously awkward moments in “Rachel Getting Married.”  Seriously, what’s with the critical love-fest […]

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9/29 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:39 am · September 29th, 2008

• A happy ending of sorts for Matilda Rose in the wake of Heath Ledger’s death. [Agence France-Presse] • Kenneth Branagh is in talks to direct “Thor.”  Weird, but badass. [Variety] • Tom O’Neil traces Paul Newman’s frustrating quest for Oscars. [Gold Derby] • James Rocchi talks to “Miracle at St. Anna” director Spike Lee. […]

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TORONTO: ‘Rachel Getting Married,’ ‘Flash of Genius’

Posted by · 1:56 am · September 7th, 2008

Woke up dog tired this morning, yesterday’s marathon of screenings wore me out. Getting old. Do the usual pre-screening intake of food and coffee (a festival staple) before getting ready to head off to the first screening, “Flash of Genius” which I am looking to seeing. Greg Kinnear convinced me he was the real deal […]

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Patrick Goldstein goes after Variety’s Todd McCarthy

Posted by · 1:54 pm · September 4th, 2008

Here’s another one of those “bloggers and critics are the story” pieces that some people hate so much, but when there’s a dust-up, I like to grab the popcorn and rubberneck like anyone else. This time around it’s Patrick Goldstein of the Los Angeles Times, you know, the guy that hates bloggers but finds himself […]

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‘Flash of Genius’ with Greg Kinnear

Posted by · 3:03 pm · August 26th, 2008

I keep forgetting to write something about “Flash of Genius,” the upcoming Universal release starring Greg Kinnear as the inventor who designed the intermittent windshield wiper, only to have Ford rip him off. It sounds like an interesting premise (based on a true story, by the way), if potentially trite on the big screen. However, […]

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‘Che’ and ‘Porno’ among 20 new films announced for Toronto

Posted by · 11:54 am · August 13th, 2008

John hasn’t addressed this yet, so I’ll put it out there… Variety’s Anne Thompson is reporting on 20 new films added to the line-up of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Following suit with yesterday’s New York fest news, Darren Aronofsky’s “The Wrestler” and Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” (listed as “Part One” and “Part Two” for […]

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Variety sizes up the competition…again

Posted by · 5:59 pm · April 2nd, 2008

It looks like they’re spinning their Oscar wheels again over at that other film awards haven of mine. I say “again” because Justin Chang put together a very thorough year-in-advance rundown not two months ago, which was already wading further out into the waters than you’d expect from the Hollywood trade. This week — actually […]

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