Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton in The Great Gatsby © 2012 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc
Two minutes of the new Pixar film “Brave” have been offered to the masses as a sort of appetizer. It’s a maddeningly small portion, but it is exciting to spot Emma Thompson, who (in case you’ve forgotten) has given Oscar-winning performances in two different literary adaptations: “Sense and Sensibility” and “Howard’s End.”
The Disabled Cubicle has dug up this 1987 interview with author Charles Bukowski (“Ham on Rye,” soon to be adapted by James Franco), conducted by actor Sean Penn. However, the article comes with a disclaimer from Bukowski himself: “If you want to know about me, never read an interview. Ignore this one.”
After seventeen Oscar nominations (and two wins), it’s not like anyone’s questioning her talent. Even so, here’s proof that Meryl Streep can play anyone, from Elvis to Albert Einstein. But then, we’ve been saying that about Whoopi for a while now.
While we’re talking Oscars, who do you like for Best Picture … in 2013? Never Too Early Movie Predictions takes the long view, betting on winners up to five years in advance. While many seem like safe bets (Steven Spielberg for “Lincoln,” next year) some of these picks are a little far-fetched. Or will Fantasia Barrino really take Best Actress in 2014 for her performance in the (yet to be announced) remake of “The Color Purple”?