Off Oscar (it's so rare this time of year! But my brain is wandering)
All Things Fangirl worries about the soon to open Watchmen adaptation
Funny or Die have you seen their Wrestler parody? It's kind of clever but it actually made me sad so I'm thinking... not funny. That said I think Alyssa Milano does a great Marisa Tomei. Who knew?
BlogStage Spider-Man: the Musical. More on the Broadway casting
Popnography is starting a series looking at gay superheroes
How to Learn Swedish in 1000 Difficult Lessons "Strollers" this has nothing to do with movies but it cracked me up.
You Are So Famous ObaMadonna
MNPP on the Watchmen / blue penis issue. Clearly the answer to this question is not Crudup, the public or the agent. It's Zach Snyder.
All Oscar All The Time
The Guardian has a great interactive chart on Oscar win statistics. So fun. My favorite part is the hair chart. Did you know that Oscar prefers their women brunettes. I certainly didn't. Though it was clear that they hate men with long hair so if Mickey Rourke wins Sunday he'll be only the second long haired Best Actor winner!
Boy Culture Hugh Jackman in L'uomo Vogue
Just Jared Hugh's Oscar rehearsal
The Envelope the mysteries inside the Kodak. What is the show going to be like? No one seems to know but to get people talking is the multi-year plan apparently
The Wrap Audiences still love awards shows ... online, that is.
Who will be liveblogging the Oscars?
I'll be doing the Indie Spirit duties tomorrow and I'll pop in a couple of times Sunday night but I'm not live blogging the Oscars per se. If you know of people who are, point us to them.
Help me continue to pretend that Bruce Springsteen is taking home his second gold man on Sunday.
He's not nominated but denial is fun. Try it!
Final Oscar Predictions (Elsewhere)
In case you can't get enough. You can't, can you, sicko?
Coming Soon sees only 5 prizes for Slumdog. I'd certainly be happier with that than my predicted 9. And foreign film to Departures. Hmmm, could be
The Vulture Nate Silver (Mr. Statistics), having conquered electoral maps completely, now tries AMPAS. If you saw him on Keith Ulbermann you'll know that he blames "the computer" for his Taraji P Henson for Supporting Actress prediction. But he admits there's very very little data. Thanks, Kate!
Week in Rewind thinks Viola's trump Penélope's gee-nee-us
NY Post Lumenick thinks it's two repeaters for lead acting: Penn & Streep
NY Times David Carr suspects it's The Dark Knight in both sound categories. I hope it's WALL•E personally but either would be a-ok.