Oscarweb Round-up: Sneaking 'Zoo'
So the big story of the weekend, after the "War Horse" chatter died down a bit, was the nationwide sneak peek at Cameron Crowe's "We Bought a Zoo." I bought a couple of tickets and headed down to the local multiplex to have a look, and while it's certainly a better film that Crowe's last outing (2005's "Elizabethtown"), it's unquestionably heavy on the saccharine pedal. Nevertheless, I immediately thought of it as a film I'd watch again, probably multiple times. It's a definite stop-and-watch on TV in the future. Probably because of the characters Crowe is still, even in a film that doesn't begin to approach his best work, able to manifest, people you want to spend time with. I think Drew McWeeny did a good job of separating these various moving parts in his review here at HitFix. [Motion/Captured]
In honor of "Shame," a remarkable piece of journalism: 43 memorable nude scenes. [Entertainment Weekly]
Sasha Stone on the heartstrings of the season. [Awards Daily]
Jack Giroux gets there, too. [Film School Rejects]