I had an amazing lunch today with my friend and movie guru, Paul Dergarabedian, founder of Mediabynumbers.com.
Here's his take on what Oscar worthy films and stars you need to keep an eye out for this year:
If Brandgelina weren't perfect enough, the two are already getting Oscar buzz for both their films. Angie stars in CHANGELING and hottie Pitt is getting attention in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON.
MILK: Crazy Star Meter: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, James Franco.
The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, a San Francisco supervisor who was assassinated.
THE INTERNATIONAL: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts.
An Interpol agent (Owen) attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.
Ok- time to get back to a 2AM airing of Dazed and Confused. You just can't go wrong with the classics.