Roundup: Which awards player is for you?
When I sat down with "Flight" screenwriter John Gatins a few weeks back, he spoke about the release date of the film and how Robert Zemeckis's theory was that there are a lot of people out there who get to see maybe one film each year. And it's usually at the end of the year around the holidays when there's time, etc. Hence the desire to open it later in the year. With that in mind, maybe there are some out there trying to narrow the list down for themselves. If so, London's Guardian newspaper has a matchmaker for you. Apparently I'd dig "The Hunt" (haven't seen it) "Killing Them Softly" ditto) and "The Iceman" (liked it...though it won't be released this year). And apparently I won't do well with "Ted" (haven't seen it), "This is 40" (ditto) and "Silver Linings Playbook" (nailed it). You give it a try. [The Guardian]
Like a number of folks, Daniel Montgomery wonders whether we're underestimating Hugh Jackman's Best Actor chances. Not really. We just kinda want to see the movie before fully going there. [Gold Derby]
Sasha Stone wonders what the lack of a DGA precursor during the Oscar voting cycle will mean for this year's Best Director category. [Awards Daily]
John Hiscock sits down with "Rust and Bone" star Marion Corillard, who tells him the Oscar put her "in a different universe." [The Independent]
And because someone had to, Eric D. Snider looks back at Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" 10 years on. You know, the film that has a perfect 0% at Rotten Tomatoes. [Film.com]