December is in full swing, which means Oscar talk galore. Expect to hear a lot about Zero Dark Thirty, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Django Unchained over the next couple of weeks. Those films will be getting pushed hard, plus a few other notable films that I don’t really care to mention.
Open Road Studios plans to push the Oscar talk by re-releasing two films into theaters. Those films are Joe Carnahan‘s The Grey and David Ayer‘s cop drama End of Watch.
I’m glad to see The Grey getting its promised push, because as of right now I can certainly see Liam Neeson being a viable choice for best actor. The Grey is still one of my favorite films of the year and it saddens me to know that it’s only getting a limited engagement in some LA theaters.
End of Watch on the other hand is getting pushed on over 1,000 screens, which means much more attention. I liked the film, but I never would have considered it Oscar material. Sure, the performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are strong and Ayer’s direction is as gritty as can be, but that’s about it.
Still, check both of the flicks out if you haven’t already.
Source : /Film