Of the Weekend – 11.24-29.09

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Read of the Weekend:

  • Black moviegoers are deeply divided over Precious, with some calling it a heralding triumph and others calling it the ultimate Klansmen’s fantasy. This article examines each side of the debate. [L.A. Times]

News of the Weekend:

  • The Stockholm Film Festival announced its winners this weekend with Dogtooth taking the top prize and Mo’Nique winning the Best Actress award. [Variety]

Review of the Weekend:

  • A slew of reviews for Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones came in over the weekend. This mixed response by Mike Goodridge is a good summation of the response so far. [Screen Daily]

Oscar News of the Weekend:

  • The Weinstein Company is pushing Marion Cotillard in the Best Actress category. Sounds like a second nomination for the French beauty is looking more and more likely. [Hollywood Elsewhere]

Picture of the Weekend:

  • (Above) The small metallic figurine that was once the skeleton of King Kong for the making of the 1933 film has sold at auction for $200,000. [Cinematical]

Trailer of the Weekend:

  • A fantastic trailer has been released for Michael Hoffman’s The Last Station starring Helen Mirren, James McAvoy, Paul Giamatti, and Christopher Plummer. It appears to be a performance driven film and looks excellent. Check it out after the jump. [In Contention]

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