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Once Upon a Time in the Link

I have been remiss at sharing good stories and posts from around the web so I hereby return to it.

Pop Matters Jose takes another look at Marion Cotillard's work in Rust & Bone and contemplates Oscar
Pop Elegantarium Alexa loves the screwball comedy of David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook 
Sam Hiti Once Upon a Time in the West fans should check out this artists tumblr 
The Hot Blog David Poland on the NYFCC winners
Cinema Blend two Woody Allen classics coming to Blu-Ray this January 

EW top ten lists from popular critics Owen (Lincoln @ #1) & Lisa (Zero Dark Thirty @ #1). They both choose one Oscar hopeful among their "5 worst of the year" lists, too.
E! Online Rose McGowan is the latest actress trying to achieve Michelle Pfeiffer's now immortal Scarface look 
Antagony & Ecstasy wonderful piece on Life of Pi by one of the web's best critics 
The Carpet Bagger talks to the editor of Flight about the plane crash scene 
My New Plaid Pants who wore it best: animated decapitation
In Contention I totally forgot to mention the Golden Satellite nominations. Lots of love for Les Miz but also weird nominations for films that never opened in the States like Kim Ki-Duk's Piéta so I'm not sure what their criteria is for eligibility anymore

Coming Soon Anne Hathaway recently burst into tears when asked about doing a Catwoman spinoff, adding

...assuming there was enough Kleenex in the world, I would love to do a spin-off



Vulture Speaking of Anne Hathaway. Sort of. a screening of Les Misérables that I would've killed to be it for Academy and Globe members. Hugh Jackman sang and lap danced for birthday girl Amanda Seyfried 
Gawker on the 13 most powerful images of naked celebrities for 2012 
In Contention Pedro Almodóvar, as you know my favorite living filmmaker, will be getting an Academy tribute in London. I'm so jealous of Guy Lodge right now who gets to attend these London events
Stale Popcorn Glenn on Australia's film award nominations (formerly AFI and now called AACTA) . The musical The Sapphires leads.
Cinema Blend Casey Affleck stayin' creepy. He aims to play the Boston Strangler in a new film 

Finally, Grease superstars of yore, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John made a new video together for their Christmas album.

No comment. My inner child loves Livvy & Grease too much to comment. (Other than that John Travolta who not so unrecently commanded $20 million a movie maybe could have spared two hundred thousand dollar bills so this didn't look like it was made for two!)

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Off topic, but I finally saw Anna Karenina last night and can't understand why Matthew Macfayden isn't popping up in Best Supporting Actor conversations. It's the obvious kind of great performance, but, in my opinion, great nonetheless.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDevin D

It's strange to state what I'll state without seeing the movie, but Antagony & Ecstasy didn't finish the movie either: I think he missed the whole point. Martel is not advocating any New Ageism and the ending is not supposed to make you agree with Pi. In fact, his point of view is that we can't find any truth. We choose to believe, if we want to believe. What Martel bring us to do is to recognize how powerful some beliefs are, and these beliefs go beyond religion. It's about the stories of our lives. Atheists don't have to feel that defensive about this book, come on. The most pro-religion thing this book has is a feeling that believing in something made Pi stronger, but it's very clear it was his decision.

And for my taste, Martel's style is brilliant, really.

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

(oh, and I'm anxious to see your take on Cotillard. You said "more on her soon" some posts ago")

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercal roth

When are you putting up the Kidman interview?

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterty

Thought you would be linking the "For Good" duet courtesy of Chenoweth and Kendrick from earlier this week. We already knew Kendrick could sing, of course, but listening to her sing with Chenoweth on THAT song from WICKED is giving me feeeelings. Have you seen/heard it yet? If so, thoughts on Kendrick in general and/or for another musical?

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

Ryan -- i did not see that or i would surely have mentioned it. where?

ty -- these things take me time. lots of transcription to do. i'm backed up 10 interviews now (sigh)

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenternathanielr

It's probably one of those things that are two obvious for everyone, but I don't get that Hathaway quote :S And no please, no more Batman movies.

This week I saw another starlet channeling Pfeiffer, Kate Bosworth and Suzie Diamond. Now if directors thought about her that much...

December 6, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

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