2/16 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Oscars invade Grand Central, details on Oscarcast opening number, Gurus’ final picks

Posted by · 9:54 am · February 16th, 2011

• Wes Anderson talks editing “Black Swan” with Andrew Weisblum. [Awards Campaign] • Oscars invade New York’s Grand Central terminal. [Oscars.org] • Mandi Bierly gets a few Oscarcast details on the Franco-Hathaway chemistry and the opening number. [Inside Movies]

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10/7 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: O’Neil relaunches Gold Derby, sticking up for ‘Let Me In,’ remaking ‘The Secret in Their Eyes’

Posted by · 10:08 am · October 7th, 2010

• Tom O’Neil takes back Gold Derby, prepares re-launch of GoldDerby.com on November 1. [Gold Derby] • Grilling a Harvard grad on the accuracy of final club depictions in “The Social Network.” [Vulture] • Cole Abaius chats with Armie Hammer about his performance(s) in the film. [Film School Rejects]

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Interviews with the nominees

Posted by · 9:14 am · March 5th, 2010

As we head into the big weekend of this year’s hotly anticipated Academy Awards telecast, I thought I’d toss this list up once more, broken down by film. We’ve added to it a bit since the nominees were announced. And if you’d like to re-live the season so far, you can see how things have […]

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2/1 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:05 am · February 1st, 2010

• Pete Hammond reports from on the ground at Saturday night’s DGA awards. [Notes on a Season] • Dave McNary from the angle of each nominee’s speech detailing the need for maintaining believability in their films. [Variety] • On the heels of Kathryn Bigelow’s big win, Kira Cochrane wonders why there are so few female […]

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1/22 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · January 22nd, 2010

• Nikki Finke says Oscarcast producers may be secretly considering a third host. [Deadline Hollywood Daily] • Julian Sancton talks to the brilliant (and all but forgotten this season) Anthony Mackie. [Little Gold Men] • Davis Guggenheim’s education crisis documentary “Waiting for Superman” is Sundance’s first pick-up. [The Wrap]

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‘Fox’ vs. ‘Up’

Posted by · 1:09 pm · January 12th, 2010

I can’t help but wonder if there are some hard-working publicists out there getting in the ear of a few people, since we’ve had two pieces in as many days calling the race for Best Animated Feature a potential upset waiting to happen. Anyway, first, at The New York Times, Brooks Barnes uses LAFCA and […]

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11/25 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:43 am · November 25th, 2009

• “The Road” takes desolate journey from page to screen. [Wired] • Andrew O’Hehir talks “Bad Lieutenant” with Werner Herzog. [Beyond the Multiplex] • Anne Thompson says “Avatar” could debut at AICN’s Butt-Numb-A-Thon, of all places. [Thompson on Hollywood]

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Wes Anderson and friends on ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Posted by · 3:39 pm · November 15th, 2009

“The reason Roald wrote such wonderful children’s books was that he could think like a child. Wes has that capacity too.” With this statement, at a cozy round-table interview in the dining room of bucolic Dahl homestead Gipsy House, Liccy Dahl makes clear her endorsement of Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” the auteur’s oddball adaptation […]

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11/13 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:05 am · November 13th, 2009

• Jeffrey Wells grills New York waitresses on their knowledge of the mere existence of “The Hurt Locker.” [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Oscar hopefuls “Anivl! The Story of Anvil” and “Food, Inc.” among IDA Award nominees. [Hollywood Reporter] • Tim Gray gets quotes making a case against The 10. [Variety]

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11/10 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:55 am · November 10th, 2009

• Deborah Sontag talks “The Messenger” with Oren Moverman, Woody Harrelson, etc. [New York Times] • Roger Ebert sits down with the fast-becoming new “it” girl, Gabourey Sidibe. [Chicago Sun-Times] • With movies still to be seen in 2009, Noah Forrest pegs “25th Hour” as the decade’s best.  Brave choice.  I’m a fan. [Movie City […]

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Fascinating look at voicing ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Posted by · 10:40 am · November 5th, 2009

Yahoo! Movies has an awesome exclusive look today behind the scenes of Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” and the unusual process by which he and his team of actors recorded voices for the film.  Check it out:

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REVIEW: “Fantastic Mr. Fox” (***)

Posted by · 11:04 am · October 14th, 2009

London Film Festival Rather like two well-matched friends that one sets up on a failed blind date, Roald Dahl and Hollywood really ought to have got along better over the years. Taken at face value, Dahl’s rightly beloved children’s books should be a cinch to film: the concepts are high, the imagery vivid, the storytelling […]

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10/14 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 9:46 am · October 14th, 2009

• Dave Karger, in a slow news week, digs up the old “‘Hangover’ for Best Pic” notion.  No. [Oscar Watch] • Jeff Wells face-to-face with “Fantastic Mr. Fox” director Wes Anderson. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • Susan King talks to editing legend Anne V. Coates, whose career was showcased at the Academy last night. [Los Angeles Times]

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10/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:38 am · October 12th, 2009

• Gregory Ellwood mulls over the pros and cons of this year’s Best Actor hopefuls. [Awards Campaign] • Andrew O’Hehir on the British indie film explosion. [Beyond the Multiplex] • A.J. Schnack does a nice job of wrangling up info on the shortlisted short docs. [All These Wonderful Things]

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10/5 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:48 am · October 5th, 2009

• Lee Daniels and his cast and crew had a blast making “Precious,” despite the gut-wrenching display on screen. [Movieline] • Hugo Rifkind sits down with Wes Anderson to talk “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” which is set to open the London Film Festival. [The Times] • Dennis Lim talks to Nicolas Winding Refn about his film […]

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‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ trailer

Posted by · 4:44 pm · July 30th, 2009

Gee, they weren’t kidding when they said this is a Wes Anderson film in every respect apart from the lack of human beings. As for Anderson’s recent claim that this is “a British film … set in the UK” … well, perhaps it’s just set in the tourist district, but it looks American as apple […]

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Anderson’s ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ to open London Film Festival

Posted by · 4:59 pm · July 27th, 2009

As the London Film Festival grows in scale and stature by the year, its opening film becomes an ever bigger deal. Last year, they scored a massive coup by kicking off with the world premiere of “Frost/Nixon,” and I’m pleased to report that they’ve maintained that standard by landing Wes Anderson’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox” to […]

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More images from ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’

Posted by · 8:34 am · July 24th, 2009

Over at USA Today, Susan Wloszczyna has an exclusive first look at nine new images from Wes Anderson’s “The Fantastic Mr. Fox,” plus some insight into the film’s screenplay: The much-expanded plot has been tweaked to include many elements found in Anderson’s other films, including a dysfunctional clan and a male rivalry. The four Fox […]

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