Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Occupy!/The Descendants Descends Upon Us/Butter Pix/Silver Linings/Albert Nobbs News/Oscar Pickin'/Odds and Ends

Good Thursday morning, America!


I have (and will) continued my "#occupyoscar" movement on Twitter advocating for some "dark horse" Oscar candidates.  Check it and follow me on Twitter @Gort2.


It will come as no surprise to anyone that MTFB/FAC leads off with an immense amount of coverage of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" which opened on the coasts last night and goes wider tomorrow.  The George Clooney starring vehicle has been the talk of Oscar bloggers since it opened up the Telluride fest as the patrons preview screening on the Friday afternoon that opened the festival (complete with Clooney and Payne and  a brief opportunity for to meet and converse with these two men who in all likelihood will be nominated for Oscar for their work on the film).  It was a fun afternoon.  You can actually read my Playlist review here:

So without any further dithering, here is a ton of "Descendants" coverage, interviews and reviews from the past two days or so...


Peter Travers/The Rolling Stone:

The Playlist (New, not mine):

Alonso Duralde/The Wrap:

A.O. Scott/The New York Times:

Leonard Maltin/Movie Crazy:

The Daily Mubi Roundup of Reviews (this has a link to Telluride reviews which includes name...crazy huh?):


Shailene Woodley interviews with...

Jeff Wells/Hollywood Elsewhere:

Katey Rich/Cinema Blend:

Clooney and Payne...

Greg Ellwood/HitFix:

John Horn/The LA Times:,0,1621276.story


Fox Searchlight:

Pamela McClintock/The Hollywood Reporter:

Benjamin Mercer/The Atlantic:


The Playlist:

Go see it.  It's good.

Descendats' IMDb:


One of the lesser lights of this year's fest (in my The Playlist here: ) was the Jennifer Garner vehicle "Butter".  Word now comes that The Weinstein Company has moved its release to March of 2012.

New pictures are out at a variety of online venues.  Here's a link to //Film's story:

Butter's IMDb:


And a new film to add to the TFF #39 watchlist..."The Silver Linings Playbook".  Weinsteins have announced its planned release date and it seems very Telluride-friendly.  Check the release story from The Playlist:

Silver Linings IMDb:


Anne Thompson at Thompson on Hollywood talks to both Glenn Close and Janet McTeer about the gender bending period piece which is still generating Oscar buzz for Close and also some buzz for McTeer as well.  Check out my Telluride review for The Playlist here:

Thompson with Close:

Thompson with McTeer:

Albert's IMDb:


New Oscar prognostications and analysis from...

Movie City News' Gurus of Gold:

Sasha Stone/Awards Daily/State of the Race:

Oscar Poker:

Greg Ellwood's Contender Countdown at HitFix:


The Village Voice talks to David Cronenberg about "A Dangerous Method":

24 Frames talks to the cast of "The Artist":

The Playlist talks to Werner Herzog about (among other things) "Into the Abyss:

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