Sunday, October 31, 2010

Info on the filming of Terrence Malick's "Untitled," with Ben Affleck, Barry Pepper and Rachel McAdams (via @raypride): http://j.mp/ce5HfM

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Poster and 37 Images from Peter Weir's 'The Way Back': http://is.gd/gtyxL

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

VIFF '10 Reviews: 'Incendies' Maybe Not All It's Cracked Up To Be, 'The Illusionist' & More http://dlvr.it/7ZqT0
INTERVIEW: ?127 Hours' star James Franco - http://tinyurl.com/2ck6j64
Check out this awesome podcast from Danny Boyle's 127 HOURS lecture at the Soho Apple Store: http://bit.ly/dBMP9l
James Franco on the cover for "127 Hours," and our new issue online now. http://bit.ly/desSjO

Clearinghouse News

A Conversation with Tamara Drewe Director Stephen Frears: We shot it late in the year--in September, not in mid-su... http://bit.ly/cOuzO6

Clearinghouse News

Bonham Carter feels fit for a queen: Film News: 'Speech' gets actress talking up royal role -- Royal leads Colin F... http://bit.ly/cm6jBT

Clearinghouse News

Boyle hikes up number of d.p.'s on '127 Hours': Film News: Mantle, Chediak share duties on tough shoot -- For cine... http://bit.ly/c1lFTr

Clearinghouse News

In case anyone missed it, OSCAR CHAT w LexG. 127 Hours, Black Swan, Way Back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFcal15bjjE

Friday, October 22, 2010

ThePlaylist: Mark you calendars! Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" hits theaters on May 27, 2011 http://bit.ly/aS5Nog

Social Network?

Finally saw "The Social Network" last night. Good not great. It's being really overhyped by critics. Eisenberg's good...but...meh.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The OC #2


Post-Toronto and half way through October, here is the updated Oscar Clearinghouse.






This issue uses the source material from: The Envelope, Awards Daily, In Contention, Gurus of Gold, Scott Feinberg, CinemaSight, The Film Experience and Film Misery






Telluride Pics in CAPS AND BOLD.






Best Picture: 1) The Social Network, 2) THE KING'S SPEECH, 3) Toy Story 3 4, ) Inception, 5) True Grit, 6) 127 HOURS, 7) The Kids Are All Right, 8) ANOTHER YEAR, 9) The Fighter, 10) BLACK SWAN.



The Next Five: Hereafter, Fair Game, Winter's Bone, Secretariat and Rabbit Hole.



Dropping Out: Made in Dagenham, The Way Back



HOT: Toy Story 3, True Grit, Secretariat and Rabbit Hole



COLD: 127 Hours, The Kids Are All Right



COMMENT: Man, what a good trailer can do. This list (and several others on the Clearinghouse this time around) shows that True Grit is Red Hot! And one assumes it's a result of the release of its teaser and theatrical trailers...and they are good. Rabbit Hole is finally getting some heat after its generally warm reception at Toronto. I'm going to say right now that the Best Picture race is between four films: Social Network, King's Speech, True Grit and Inception.






Best Director: 1) David Fincher/Social Network, 2) TOM HOOPER/KING'S SPEECH, 3) DANNY BOYLE/127 HOURS, 4) MIKE LEIGH/ANOTHER YEAR, 5) Christopher Nolan/Inception.



The Next Five: Coens/True Grit, Linda Cholodenko/Kids Are All Right, David O. Russell/The Fighter, DARREN ARONOFSKY/BLACK SWAN, Doug Liman/Fair Game



Dropping Out: John Cameron Mitchell/Rabbit Hole, PETER WEIR/THE WAY BACK



Hot: Coens



Cold: Russell



Comment: I think Boyle and Leigh are shaky in this category and that Fincher, Hooper and Nolan are probable locks even this far out. I'd almost bet money on the Coens getting a nomination if True Grit is half as good as I think it's going to be. So, either Leigh or Boyle would be the one's to suffer.






Best Actress: 1) Annette Bening/Kids Are All Right, 2) NATALIE PORTMAN/BLACK SWAN, 3) LESLEY MANVILLE/ANOTHER YEAR, 4) Nicole Kidman/Rabbit Hole, 5) Jennifer Lawrence/Winter's Bone



Next Five: Julianne Moore/Kids, Anne Hathaway/Love and Other Drugs, Michelle Williams/Blue Valentine, Naomi Watts/Fair Game, Sally Hawkins/Dagenham



Dropping Off: None



Hot: Julianne Moore



Cold: Hawkins



Comment: A real charge from Moore to snag a second best acting nom for Kids...




Best Actor: 1) COLIN FIRTH/KING'S SPEECH, 2) Jeff Bridges/True Grit, 3) JAMES FRANCO/127 HRS., 4) Robert Duvall/Get Low, 5) Jesse Eisenberg/Social Network.


Next Five: Ryan Gosling/Blue Valentine, JAVIER BARDEM/BIUTIFUL, Paul Giamatti/Barney's Version, Mark Wahlberg/The Fighter, Sean Penn/Fair Game.


Dropping Out: None


Hot: Jeff Bridges


Not: Mark Wahlberg


Comment: Bridges is a BIG beneficiary of the burgeoning True Grit surge.




Best Supporting Actress: 1) Diane Weist/Rabbit Hole, 2) HELENA BONHAM CARTER/KING'S SPEECH, 3) Miranda Richardson/Made in Dagenham, 4) Melissa Leo/The Fighter, 5) Hailee Stienfeld/True Grit.


Next Five: Elle Fanning/Somewhere, Jacki Weaver/Animal Kingdom, Amy Adams/ The Fighter, BARBARA HERSHEY/BLACK SWAN, Rebecca Hall/The Town.


Dropping Out: Sissy Spacek


Hot: Diane Weist and Rebecca Hall


Not: Melissa Leo and Jacki Weaver


Comment: Diane Weist has gone from barely in the nominee section all the way to the top of this category after the reception for Rabbit Hole following Toronto.




Best Supporting Actor: 1) GEOFFREY RUSH/KING'S SPEECH, 2) Christian Bale/The Fighter, 3) Mark Ruffalo/Kids Are All Right, 4) Andrew Garfield/The Social Network, 5) ED HARRIS/THE WAY BACK.


Next Five: Sam Rockwell/Conviction, Justin Timberlake/The Social Network, James Brolin/True Grit, Matt Damon/True Grit, VINCENT CASSEL/BLACK SWAN.


Dropping Out: Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman


Hot: Ed Harris and Matt Damon


Not: Well...Murray and Hoffman


Comment: I won't be surprised if both Brolin and Damon continue to move up the list if the True Grit groundswell continues. I also think Rush is the only lock at this point in this category.




Best Adapted Screenplay: 1) The Social Network, 2) Toy Story 3, 3) Winter's Bone, 4) Love and Other Drugs, 5) True Grit


Next Five: Rabbit Hole, THE WAY BACK, 127 HOURS, Miral, The Town.


Dropping Out: How to Train Your Dragon

Hot: True Grit

Not: Rabbit Hole

Comment: True Grit moving like gangbusters in this category too.


Best Original Screenplay: 1) ANOTHER YEAR, 2) The Kids Are All Right, 3) THE KING'S SPEECH, 4) Inception, 5) The Fighter

Next Five: BLACK SWAN, Somewhere, And 4 tied at the next spots: THE ILLUSIONIST, How Do You Know, Made in Dagenham, and Hereafter

Dropping Out: Blue Valentine

Hot: BLACK SWAN

Not: Nada

Comment: The only surprise to me here is that King's Speech isn't sitting at the #1 spot.


The Numbers: If the nominations were announced today and these picks were accurate...


Big Eight Noms:

THE KING'S SPEECH 6,

The Social Network 5,

True Grit, Kids Are All Right, ANOTHER YEAR 4,

127 HOURS, Inception, The Fighter 3

Toy Story 3, BLACK SWAN, Winter's Bone, Rabbit Hole 2


Noms and Near Noms added together:

True Grit 7

KING'S SPEECH, Social Network, Kids Are All Right, The Fighter, BLACK SWAN 6

127 HOURS, Fair Game, ANOTHER YEAR, Rabbit Hole 4


Telluride Noms Total 16 plus another 8 near noms
















Thursday, October 7, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Way Back to the Oscars?

Variety_Film reports that:
Newmarket sets date for Telluride Film Fetival pick 'The Way Back': Film News: Peter Weir's prison drama set for awards-qualifying run -- Newmarke... http://bit.ly/aH2Cwy