Scarlett Johansson in "Hitchcock"
Scarlett Johansson in "Hitchcock"

In tnis week's Oscar Talk, Kris Tapley and I review the new Bond film, "Skyfall," which could yield a bunch of technical nominations, as well as Sacha Gervasi's "Hitchcock," which opened the AFI FEST Thursday night. (My longer review here.) We preview what's coming up at the fall fest, including the foreign films.

We also look into the impact of Disney's purchase of LucasFilm. We agree that Warner Bros. did well allowing "Argo" to build word-of-mouth during a weak marketplace. And even without the year-end films having screened as yet, we agree that it's been a strong year so far.