Weinsteins promote Mélanie Laurent to lead

Posted by · 5:00 am · November 18th, 2009

Some of you have already mentioned this in another thread, but The Weinstein Company, in their apparent wisdom, have decided to campaign “Inglourious Basterds” star Mélanie Laurent for Best Actress. Far be it from me to question the judgment of one of the greatest strategists in Oscar history, but … what? Laurent was, admittedly, a […]

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8/17 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:33 am · August 17th, 2009

• Amid sticky financial days for The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein tells you to “sit tight” and “don’t bet against” him and brother Bob. [New York Times] • It must be going around, because ditto Universal execs Mark Shmuger and David Linde. [Los Angeles Times] • Sharon Waxman is frustrated at the word-count of the […]

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1/21 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:31 am · January 21st, 2009

• Sasha Stone chimes in with her final predictions. [Awards Daily] • As do the guys at Vulture, who are remaining loyal to “WALL-E” to the end. [Vulture] • Meanwhile, T.L. Stanley finally gives up on “Doubt.” [Gold Rush] • The venerable David Thomson plays the “will be/should be” game, with some curiously disconnected predictions. […]

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Is ‘Basterds’ [sic] developing the worst cast ever?

Posted by · 4:46 pm · August 14th, 2008

The on-going saga of Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglorious Bastards” seems to be one fumble after another as far as I can tell. It makes you wonder why Brad Pitt would slum it in a screenplay this abysmal to begin with, but he’s finding himself on screen with Eli Roth of all people. Simon Pegg is a […]

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Funniest part of ‘Inglorious Bastards’ so far

Posted by · 1:10 pm · July 11th, 2008

Poor Tarantino keeps mistaking “mein Fuhrer” for “mine Fuhrer,” in addition to all the other 4th grade-level typos.  Maybe Jeff Wells is right about the “borderline illiterate” thing.  But Vulture really should have included this follow-up gem of a retarded segment in their recent reaction to the Nazi scalps bit: Gold for the gold, QT.  […]

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Gawker to Tarantino: “Have some respect for yourself.”

Posted by · 6:57 am · July 11th, 2008

More often than not, I find Stu VanAirsdale to be a world class champ at blowing hot air.  But even I have to admit he’s writing exactly what I’m thinking with this open letter to Quentin Tarantino. The key excerpt, which sticks the landing: Meanwhile, in a move pulled unusually early from the dogeared Weinstein […]

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Strangely…

Posted by · 6:47 am · July 10th, 2008

…I could honestly care less about “Inglorious Bastards.” I don’t care who is losing their shit over the screenplay. If Mr. Tarantino wants to show us something worth our time, I’m happy to be first in line. But enough of the foreplay.

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Tarantino doubles up… again

Posted by · 4:29 am · June 22nd, 2008

It’s difficult to get a grasp on what’s going on with Quentin Tarantino’s long-mooted WWII project, “Inglorious Bastards,” not least because QT seems somewhat hazy on the subject himself. Last month, he made this rather bold claim at Cannes: “If all goes well, I will be here … in 2009 with ‘Inglorious Bastards.’” (I’d question the […]

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