The Link Rally: 24 January 2012

Newsweek did a terrible job predicting acting nominees. At least Tilda Swinton, Michael Fassbender, and Charlize Theron gave great round table interview with actual nominees Viola Davis, George Clooney, and Christopher Plummer. The Daily Beast Katey Rich runs down the seven biggest surprises of the Oscar nominations. I still can't believe people underestimated the draw of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Oscar Bait, plain and simple. Cinema Blend

Russel T. Davies has a new TV show coming out. Tremble in fear at the awful plot description. Pajiba

You know what time it is? It's time for Playbill to claim credit for any actor who set foot on a Broadway stage that received an Academy Award nomination. Desperation? Perhaps. Playbill

I thought Jennifer Lawrence did an excellent job announcing the Oscar nominations this morning. Not everyone agrees. Can we all at least gawk at the "final" The Hunger Games poster?

Hunger Games Final Poster

Self promo time: my first two reviews went up over at TYCP. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Haywire.

Finally, I got on a Verka Serduchka kick over the weekend. Now you'll get caught up, too.

The Link Rally: 25 January 2012

84th Academy Awards Nominations Reactions