TYPICALLY, anywhere from about late October through the 31 Dec. calendar year deadline is the period when production companies with Oscar pretensions commence to getting their product to the U.S. marketplace, particularly the Los Angeles County part of it.
One doesn’t want to be too early and risk being forgotten in the frenzy of Oscar campaigning. In just the last few weeks titles expected to be in the Academy Awards sweepstakes have opened. They include, “Anna Karenina,” “Cloud Atlas,” “Flight,” “Hitchcock,” “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln.”
The latest to join this lot is “Killing Them Softly.” Brad Pritt and a formidable cast of acting talent star as mob types tasked with seeing that justice is done. It opens today in the United States, as well as Brazil, Finland and Iceland. See video above … More shortly.