In this week's Oscar Talk podcast
, Kris Tapley
and I engage on several pressing Oscar fronts. We debate the impact of the Academy's new constraints
on parties and Q & As and whether or not the Oscars should move up their date. We dig into several new films, Brad Pitt-starrer Moneyball
and Cameron Crowe's Pearl Jam Twenty
, which open this weekend, plus the upcoming Melancholia
, starring Kirsten Dunst, Tinker Tailer Soldier Spy
, starring the great Gary Oldman, and George Clooney's The Ides of March
, starring the director opposite Ryan Gosling.
We look forward to one big movie that hasn't screened yet: Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, whose new trailer went out this week featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as J. Edgar Hoover. We check on the still-slim Best Actor field, and wonder if Oldman, Clooney, Gosling, Pitt or DiCaprio will be contenders.
Plenty to chew on here.