20 Weeks Archive for October, 2006

20 Weeks To Oscar

You have folks who consider those two frontrunners weak. (Recently, someone close to one of them, who really loves the film, still doubted its likelihood of winning Best Picture.) So who should the frontrunner be?
Four of the five nominees last year cost less than $20 million to produce. The options to match that stat this year are Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen and…. and… anyone… anyone?
In an interesting side note, Little Miss Sunshine’s gross is almost identical to Crash’s and The Queen is headed to the same neighborhood.

The Rest, plus new charts


20 Weeks To Oscar… The Clock Starts

We have Little Sunshine Children and The Good German Shepherd.
There is Nic Cage, Michael Pena and Will Smith, all surviving Wall Street.
We’ve got George Clooney on the European Front, Clint Eastwood on the Asian Front, Derek Luke challenging apartheid, Christian Bale fighting to survive Vietnam, Samuel L. Jackson in Iraq, and Leo DiCaprio on the mean streets of Boston.

The rest
ADDED, 9p Thurs – MGM has decided not to release Rescue Dawn this year… it will be reflected in next week’s charts, but thought you’d all like to know sooner than later…


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“I really want to see The Irishman. I’ve heard it’s big brother Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece. But I really can’t find the time. The promotion schedule is so tight, there’s no opportunity to see a three and a half-hour movie. But I really want to see it. In 2017, right before Okja’s New York premiere, I had the chance to go to Scorsese’s office, which is in the DGA building. There’s a lovely screening room there, too, with film prints that he’s collected. I talked to him for about an hour. There’s no movie he hasn’t seen, even Korean films. We talked about what he’s seen and his past work. It was a glorious day. I’ve loved his work since I was in college. Who doesn’t? Anyone involved with movies must feel the same way.”
~ Bong Joon-ho

“But okay, I promise you now that if I ever retire again, I’m going to ensure that I can’t walk it back. I’ll post a series of the most disgusting, offensive, outrageous statements you can ever imagine. That way it will be impossible for me to ever be employed again. No one is going to take my calls. No one is going to want to be seen with me. Oh, it will be scorched earth. I will have torched everything. I’m going to flame out in the most legendary fashion.”
~ Steven Soderbergh