Friday, November 27, 2015

Roger Ebert Mulls Switch from "Argo" to "Silver Linings"

Roger Ebert gives "Silver Linings" Oscar chances a thumbs up.

Roger Ebert Mulls Switch from "Argo" to "Silver Linings"


Oscar voting closes today -- in the days leading to the deadline, The Weinstein Company ran ads in the Los Angeles papers featuring a quote from Roger Ebert, who now thinks "Silver Linings" may upset "Argo." He senses a "groundsell."

The Wrap identifies the Ebert ad as part of TWCs Oscar campaign for SLP, characterized by writer Steve Pond as "we're serious, too." The campaign focuses on the fact that the movie's main character, played by Bradley Cooper, is bipolar.

The Weinstein Oscar push included a trip by writer-directgor David O. Russell to Washington D.C., where he's reportedly met with VP Joe Biden and senators proposing a new mental health bill.

Daily News Film Critic
We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Gary Thompson is the Daily News film critic. Reach Gary at

Gary Thompson Daily News Film Critic
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter