1/27 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 3:06 pm · January 27th, 2009

A late installment today.  Relaxing. • Kvetching over the “Dark Knight” slight, with stats to assist.  “The Reader” is officially the worst reviewed Best Picture nominee since 2000 and the lowest grossing as well. [Film.com] • The ‘Slumdog’ smear sure is relentless.  It’s just sad to see smart reporters like Dennis Lim taking the bait […]

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1/26 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:07 am · January 26th, 2009

• Mark Magnier quotes a few Indians and feels it okay to say a nation disapproves of “Slumdog Millionaire.” [Los Angeles Times] • Jeffrey Wells wonders if category confusion could keep Kate Winslet form a lead actress win, especially in the wake of Meryl Streep’s victory last night. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Tom O’Neil gives poor […]

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1/19 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:37 am · January 19th, 2009

(It’s kind of hard to find anything with meat on its bones amid all the boring, derivative Sundance coverage.) • David Poland spends 30 minutes with genius Charlie Kaufman. [The Hot Blog] • Patrick Goldstein comes to Edward Zwick’s defence over a wrong-headed, borderline moronic assessment of his recent film “Defiance.” [The Big Picture] • […]

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1/16 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:17 am · January 16th, 2009

• A brilliant roundtable: wrestlers discussing “The Wrestler.”  It’s just nice that Luger has his faculties about him now. [Fox Searchlight] • While we’re on the subject, the top 10 wrestlers in movies.  I’m big on #10 and #3.  Not so much on #1. [The Times] • Making the SAG award statuette. [The Envelope] • […]

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1/15 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:52 am · January 15th, 2009

• Kim Voynar responds to the foreign shortlist. [Movie City News] • Pete Hammond wonders if “The Dark Knight” in dicey waters with the “Reader” surge coming on strong. [Notes on a Season] • Tom O’Neil thinks keeping the Oscar presenters a secret until the big night is a mistake.  Eh, I dig it. [Gold […]

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1/14 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:12 am · January 14th, 2009

• Stop the presses, Tom O’Neil meets the Carpetbagger at the Globes. [Gold Derby] • Scott Foundas on the “Gomorrah” foreign committee snub. [LA Weekly] • David Poland talks to Mike Leigh and Sally Hawkins. [The Hot Blog] • David Carr is stoked about the “new kind of prom queen” Danny Boyle’s “Slumdog Millionaire” represents. […]

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1/13 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:58 am · January 13th, 2009

• Tom O’Neil chats with Pete Hammond and Anthony Breznican about possible repeat victors from Sunday night’s Globe ceremony. [Gold Derby] • Sasha Stone reminds that Kate Winslet is much more due in 2009 than Sigourney Weaver was in 1988. [Awards Daily] • David Carr catches up with Danny Boyle at the Fox Searchlight Golden […]

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1/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 10:09 am · January 10th, 2009

• “Milk” composer Danny Elfman has signed on to score “Terminator Salvation.”  Eh. [MTV] • Jeffrey Wells keeps the quoted-out-of-context game running with that Nicole Kidman “squirm” story. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Regarding said story, Michael Cieply reports it properly, indicating the “perils of candor.” [The Carpetbagger] • Alicia Lozano writes up the resurrection of the […]

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1/9 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:34 am · January 9th, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein is happy to NOT talk Oscar at an Oscar party. [The Big Picture] • Jeffrey Wells somehow reads “backlash” into a harmless, truthful quote. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • David S. Cohen considers the awards gala glut in the face of economic troubles. [Variety] • Tom O’Neil chats it up with “Last Chance Harvey” […]

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1/8 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:45 am · January 8th, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein waxes on about why he thinks “WALL-E,” “The Reader” and “The Wrestler” will be Oscar losers (for Best Pic). [The Big Picture] • Peter Bart observes Oscar campaign “combat fatigue” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. [Peter Bart] • Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard talk to KCRW’s Jason Bentley. [KCRW] […]

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1/7 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:31 am · January 7th, 2009

• Noah Forrest talks with “Che” scribe Peter Buchman. [Movie City News] • David S. Cohen takes a deeper look at the visual effects bake-off. [Thompson on Hollywood] • Tom O’Neil chats with Dave Karger and Michael Musto about the seemingly Oscar-locked Heath Ledger. [Gold Derby] • Reed Johnson talks to the descendents of “Defiance”‘s […]

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1/6 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:46 am · January 6th, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein busts Miramax’s balls for fudging a “Doubt” praise quote. [The Big Picture] • David Poland analyzes the top 10 collective for Oscar tea leaves. [The Hot Blog] • Sam Thielman reports from the NYC Lincoln Center Q&A with David Fincher… [Variety] • …and Lane Brown gives the director some more grief for […]

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1/5 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:58 am · January 5th, 2009

• “Che” tops David Poland’s top 10 list, which also includes…”Mamma Mia!”  That’s originality for ya. [The Hot Blog] • David Carr does some number crunching on a few Best Picture contenders. [The Carpetbagger] • Michael Cieply spends some time with the producers of this year’s Oscar telecast. [New York Times] • Lewis Beale on […]

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1/3 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:07 am · January 3rd, 2009

• Patrick Goldstein responds to that B.S. Daily Beast Penn/Rourke thing.  Probably a little too lax but at leat he somewhat lays into the “journalist” responsible for the piece. [The Big Picture] • Michael Cieply scopes out tobacco use in the year’s Oscar contenders. [The Carpetbagger] • Andrea Hubert catches up with “Slumdog Millionaire” star […]

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1/2 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:36 am · January 2nd, 2009

• David Poland looks at the race nine weeks out from the angle of release marketing and strategy. [Movie City News] • Nathaniel Rogers is knee deep in his annual (extensive) year in review features.  Read it.  Now. [The Film Exerience] • Jeffrey Wells passes on some notes from a friend making some dubious comparisons […]

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12/29 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:43 am · December 29th, 2008

• Anita Singh looks at the upcoming year of the dog for British movie-goers, including “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” “Bolt,” “Marley and Me” and “Wendy and Lucy.” [Daily Telegraph] • “A Christmas Tale” tops Andrew O’Hehir’s list of the 10 best indie films of 2008. [Beyond the Multiplex] • Jonathan Miles talks to newly minted Oscar […]

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12/28 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:37 am · December 28th, 2008

• Joe Morgenstern wraps up the year. [Wall Street Journal] • Michael Lerman on the most misunderstood films of 2008. [Spout Blog] • Jeffrey Wells tries to draw some parallels between the year’s Best Picture hopefuls and the presidential contenders of 2008. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • James Rocchi podcasts it up with yours truly on year-end […]

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12/27 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 5:54 am · December 27th, 2008

• Lou Lumenick thinks “Revolutionary Road” might be too grim to resonate this Oscar season. [Lumenick on Film] • Tom O’Neil chats with “Last Chance Harvey” star Emma Thompson. [Gold Derby] • Todd Leopold wraps up the year in a meandering piece that touches on Heath Ledger, Sarah Palin and…Niels Bohr. [CNN] • Steve Weintraub […]

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