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President Linkin'

Oh look! via the Film Stage via Splash via Twitter or some such, it's Daniel Day-Lewis on the set of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln (written by the often genius Tony Kushner)

©Michael Phillips / Splash

According to Jeff Sneider he hasn't dropped the accent off camera since filming began. We are glad that Daniel Day-Lewis decided to be an actor again but we also hope they let him cobble his own shoes for these roles so he can indulge in all of his creative pursuits simultaneously.

The Awl Choire Sicha wonders why dudes can't have sex in movies anymore
The Onion "everyone giving up on John after latest movie recommendation."
Thompson on Hollywood Viola Davis to be honored at the Santa Barbara Fest... which is, as you know, a hotspot for Oscar campaigns. 
Madonnarama So it's true. Madonna will be singing on the soundtrack of W.E. (which I was suppose to see yesterday but oops. my schedule lately. blargh) on a song called Masterpiece. Before you get all hot and bothered about "Oscar nomination!" remember that no matter how genius the song -- and she's written some classics for the movies -- the Oscar music branch hateth her. (No, I can't fathom why.)

Ooooh, an animated tribute to Drive (I'm having ADD today. Can you tell?) It's vaguely spoilery except the chronology is kinda off.

tribute to drive from tom haugomat & bruno mangyoku on Vimeo.


[hat tip to First Showing]

Super Punch offers up the best comic book covers of the year and a running gag of Thor Goes Hollywood movie referencing wins "best marketing stunt". It is pretty fun. Don't you love this Loki as Mark Zuckerberg bit to your left? You know what's.
The Hairpin remembers Rita Hayworth, scandals and all. 
Animated Short Predictions 10 finalists have been announced so I reconfigured that particular Oscar chart. Boy was I way off base on that category. 
KTLA Speaking of short films, here's a video bit on African Chelsea, one of the buzziest contenders for Live Action Short. It's only 7 minutes long.  

Did I tell you that I was suppose to interview Jessica Chastain today but she had flight troubles or something? It didn't happen. Me sad.

Rope of Silicon Hi res photos from Ridley Scott's Prometheus
In Contention Guy Lodge makes a please for Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret. That's going around. There are even petitions. I stupidly didn't carve out time for it during its blink and you miss it NYC week and now there's no screener. Argh! 

Finally, I look forward to John Waters ArtForum "TOP TEN FILMS" list every year because John Waters has such an inimitable point of view. He writes and thinks fun eccentric things about movies and he used to make fun eccentric movies. True to form his list is eclectic and interesting and it's nice to see Pedro Almodóvar get props for a movie that's been weirdly underdiscussed. I giggled at Waters take on The Tree of Life.

You’d think I’d hate this film, and I almost did—until I realized it’s the best New Age, heterosexual, Christian movie of the year.

But then I had to gag, and not in the good way, when he honored Kaboom as "well written". Ugh. I hate that movie. I want Gregg Araki to grow up again. Mysterious Skin and then REGRESSION. No fair!

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Reader Comments (13)

DDL mimicking Abraham Lincoln.

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrandz

Off topic(s), but have you all seen the Golden Satellite nominees? They're always so much fun! I mean, if you look at the Leading Actor race alone...

George Clooney, The Descendants
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
Michael Fassbender, Shame
Brendan Gleeson, The Guard
Tom Hardy, Warrior
Woody Harrelson, Rampart
Gary Oldman, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
Michael Shannon, Take Shelter

They forgot Jean Dujardin, but I'd have trouble narrowing down these nine without him for a tenth! Then I see Rachel McAdams making the cut for Midnight in Paris and I'm reminded of just how generous these awards can be. And THEN I see Colin Farrel's nod for Horrible Bosses and I remember why I always liked the Golden Satellite awards to begin with!

December 1, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDevin D

"But then I had to gag, and not in the good way, when he honored Kaboom as "well written"."

I almost missed that, had to re-read it; pretty damn funny, I actually lol'd.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMDA

Oh Rita Hayworth, how I adore you. You are equal in loveliness and grace as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, but somewhere along the line, people started to forget about you. Because your face isn't plastered all over posters and calendars and coffee cups.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRose

If DDL was so method, he wouldn't be wearing jeans and sneaks or eating a tofu chop with arugula salad, am I right?

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMareko


December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMareko

WWALD . Heh!

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

You missed out on interviewing Jessica Chastain?! I'm so sad. :(
She's like the hot new crush for actressexuals.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPhilip

Daniel Day-Lewis is working hard for that third Oscar! I bet he ends up getting it.

Jessica Chastain probably gave you that excuse b/c she was off making her next 20 films at the time of the interview, all to be released in 2012.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Ian -- i bet you're right. I bet she wears a green screen and all directors are invited to film her each day and they can superimpose whichever co-stars or sets she's supposed to be on in order to keep up the pace of releases.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNathaniel R

Love that "President Linkin' " pun. Obvious in hindsight, yet it brought a smile to my face.

December 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterwade

Wow John Waters. If I were going to guess which young gay hottie movie he would've loved this year I was going to go with Heartbeats. But Kaboom? That movie is many things - well written is not one of them.

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