Good Monday to Everyone...welcome to another week...
LABOR DAY TRAILER
Jason Reitman's "Labor Day" got a ton of attention this past week even though it doesn't open (in a limited run) until Christmas Day. I have linked a number of those stories here for you to look at. "Labor Day's" reception at Telluride/Toronto could best be described as mixed.
12 YEARS GRAB BAG
The "12 Years a Slave" onslaught continues as the film opened "wide" this past weekend. Although "wide" still seems to be a fairly selective term here. I searched for the film in Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Albuquerque and Santa Fe for this weekend and it wasn't listed for any theaters in those cities.
Nevertheless, here are some of the more eye catching "12 Years" stories that popped up this week.
Here's an interview with Solomon Northup's descendants provided from FoxSearchlight (and I believe Fox News...which makes me shudder...)
Yahoo Movies did a story that focused on newcomer and likley Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong'o:
Anne Thomopson interviews actor Paul Dano who is featured in both "12 ,Years" and Denis Villenueve's "Prisoners":
and Michael Fassbender is interviewed at Toronto by Vanity Fair/Starz
HELPING TO GET INSIDE LLEWYN
Anne Thompson passed along this very cool story this week about the man that aided actor Oscar Isaac in his preparation to get inside "Llewyn Davis".
THE WOMEN OF BLUE
The Playlist has the interview with the two actresses from the Cannes Palme d'Or winner and Telluride #40 film "Blue is the Warmest Color". The film continues to be embroiled in ongoing shifts of controversy for any number of reasons.
HOW THEY MADE LOST
The Wrap passes along this story featuring both director J.C. Chandor and star Robert Redford about how they filmed the fantastic "All os Lost":
DERN LOVES NEBRASKA
Bruce Dern is now on record as proclaiming his role of Woody in "Nebraska" as the best role he has ever been offered. The Playlist has that story here:
FAR FROM MADDING
It's no secret that I have Thomas Vintenberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's "Far from the Madding Crowd" on my future Telluride radar. The Playlist (among a number of other outlets) had a look at the first images from that shoot. "Madding" stars Carey Mulligan and Matthias Schoenaerts.
More to come on Thursday...