11/30 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 8:12 am · November 30th, 2009

• David Poland painstakingly seeks out assumed evidence to support his theory that “The Hurt Locker” will be this year’s Best Picture victor. [Movie City News] • John Horn sits down with “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher. [Los Angeles Times] • Dave Karger chats up Viggo Mortensen and his “Road” co-star Kodi Smit-McPhee. [Oscar Watch]

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It’s not so dire, Mr. Friedman

Posted by · 4:06 pm · August 22nd, 2009

Obviously Hollywood Reporter gossip hound Roger Friedman hasn’t been reading our Contenders section, or else he’d know there are plenty of lead actress hopefuls out there, not the dearth he apparently perceives. Friedman rattles off 12 contenders in a recent piece titled Shortage of “Best Actresses in the Coming Oscar Season,” but he misses some […]

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Heist/movie musical short film starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Posted by · 7:43 am · August 5th, 2009

It seems the folks behind the summer romance “(500) Days of Summer” have been up to some extra-curricular activities as of late.  Director Marc Webb and actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel recently put together a short film inspired by heist cinema and movie musicals that is…frankly kind of pointless.  But it served as a […]

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7/13 Web Round-up

Posted by · 9:24 am · July 13th, 2009

• Gael Garcia Bernal: activist. [Daily Telegraph] • Phil de Semlyen chats it up with Bruno. [Empire] • Michael Powell goes deep on “Golden Age” survivor Andrew Sarris. [New York Times] • Mike Jones profiles the child actors of Harry Potter, wonders if their fame can last beyond Hogwarts. [The independent]

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