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Coming Soon first look at Josh Brolin in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Low Resolution Joe Reid returns to his very neglected blog to make a movie trailer for his own awards
The Hollywood Reporter spends time with Emmanuelle Riva who might become the oldest acting Oscar winner in history
Slate discusses the morbid finale of Downton Abbey Season 3. Is it the cruelest show on television?

Pajiba five things you may not have known about Christoph Waltz. Fun - love the Haneke bit.
In Contention Christoph Waltz in Djesus Uncrossed on SNL
Empire Sam Mendes may return for Bond 24. That's crazy if you ask me. How the hell will he top Skyfall? Better to walk away with afterglow.
Cinema Blend Lincoln finally ends slavery.... in Mississippi. WTH?
MNPP Gael García Bernal two (sexy) times
Encore's World the whole collection of "Motifs" articles. This one is on Parents & Children in '12 cinema featuring Brave, Amour, Looper and Moonrise Kingdom
The Film Doctor's one sentence review of A Good Day To Die Hard. One very long (true) sentence. 

Greg P Russell working on SkyfallFinally... some last minute awardage. The Writers Guild (WGA) continued Argo's dominance at the guilds... which probably means no Oscar for Tony Kushner's Lincoln. I thank 2012 emphatically for being so hard to predict for so much longer than usual even though now it's snorezzzville again going into Oscar night. At least until earlier this month. Now it's snorezzzville with only Argo deemed worthy of hardware. Which is why I've fallen off the reporting wagon... well that and the lack of FYC ads this year ;) Argo and Silver Linings Playbook took the ACE awards for editing. I say near-sweep because Argo hasn't won everything. It lost the Art Directors Guild prize to Anna Karenina and Sound prizes have also eluded it. Life of Pi was a double winner for the Sound Editors (MPSE) with Wreck-It Ralph and Les Misérables picking up their other trophies... but the Cinema Audio Society felt somewhat differently handing Brave and Les Miz its trophies. All of which is very bad news for perennial sound mixing nominee Greg P. Russell who is up for Skyfall this year... will he really lose again on his 16th nomination! Sixteenth! Tomorrow one more guild announces: the Costume Designers Guild.


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That's a sensational, misleading post title chosen by Cinema Blend for that article.

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDean

I love that Hollywood Reporter piece. Awarding Riva would be so classy after Bullock and Thatcher...

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

John Logan returning for Bond is also key. The scriptwriters took Quantum of Solace out of control, de-Bonding Bond. Marc Forster was out of his element and I put Casino Royale's success on Martin Campbell. Logan and Mendes actually feel like a partnership who love the material.

Speaking of Brolin, he stars in Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy. I remember Spike being excited during a Red Hook Summer screening announcing Samuel L. Jackson and Elizabeth Olsen's involvement. It appears to be really happening but I have found little to no images of it.

Haneke for Original Screenplay seems like a potential spoiler. Indicators favor Tarantino and Boal won last night without Tarantino and Haneke in the category. I feel like the two director nominees could get their consolations in the screenplay categories. I just don't see the Academy liking Django that much. As for Argo-Terrio and Kushner-Lincoln at the WGAs- still processing that and now in seven stages of grief.

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCMG

While Best Picture is a foregone conclusion, I think that there is a solid amount of intrigue heading into Sunday: Best Supporting Actor, both writing categories, Director, and Adapted Screenplay all could go a number of ways. That's considerably more major categories than any year in recent memory.

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

Christoph Waltz is just the most delightful human man. He almost makes me not care that no one in the Best Supporting Actor category should be there. I see him bouncing around like this joyful Austrian sprite and I just wish him the best in the world.

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

that was a funny sketch!
have you seen this one about ZDT meets Le Mis as a musical?

February 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaf

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