It’s award season, and The Hollywood Reporter has begun posting their series of roundtable discussions with the contenders. Last month they posted an one-hour discussion between screenwriters Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network), Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours), Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), John Wells (The Company Men), Todd Phillips (Due Date) and David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole) and the Animators roundtable discussion between Bonnie Arnold (producer, How to Train Your Dragon), Roy Conli (producer, Tangled), Bob Last (producer, The Illusionist), Tom McGrath (director, Megamind), Chris Meledandri (producer, Despicable Me) and Lee Unkrich (director, Toy Story 3).
Today they have posted the actors roundtable, which features James Franco (127 Hours), Duvall (Get Low), Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right). Here are the listed highlights:
James Franco admitted he hates a lot of his movies. Robert Duvall questioned David Fincher’s shooting style. And Ryan Gosling opened up about getting fired by Peter Jackson. It was an especially candid Hollywood Reporter Roundtable when six of the year’s most awards-worthy actors — got together Nov. 5 at Siren Studios in Hollywood for an hourlong discussion.
It’s great to watch these amazing actors talk with each other about their craft. You can watch the entire one-hour long roundtable after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 by David Chen
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One of the surprise film premieres at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival was The Kids Are All Right. I didn’t get to write about this movie on the site, but I did quite enjoy it (but not as much as my friend Katey Rich, who said it “may be the first great relationship comedy of the decade”) Focus Features snapped up the domestic distribution rights after the buzz overtook Park City. I’m just not sure the film has mainstream appeal as it isn’t the most accessible story (I’d love to be wrong). Wasikowska is wonderful, and you can certainly see that she is going to have a big career in the years to come.
The film follows two teenaged children (Alice in Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska and Journey to the Center of the Earth’s Josh Hutcherson) who decide to “seek out their biological father (Mark Ruffalo) and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers (Annette Bening and Julianne Moore) have built for them.” The trailer is now online, and you can watch it after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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