Oscars News: Will ‘Big Hero 6’ be next big Disney hit at the Oscars?

Anne Thompson teases the new toon “Big Hero 6” Following its “Frozen” juggernaut, Disney goes after boys craving a superhero fix with “Big Hero 6,” its first venture into the Marvel universe. And like “Guardians of the Galaxy,” the obscurity of this comic has allowed the studio to Disneyfy it in all the right ways with an action-packed buddy comedy. It even shares a common theme with “Guardians”: the loss of a loved one as social misfits team up to thwart a mysterious baddie.” Thompson on Hollywood

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Scott Feinberg interviews first-time director Jon Stewart about his new film “Rosewater.” Winner of 20 Emmy Awards as host/producer/writer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” he wanted to make a movie about London-based journalist Maziar Bahari. The reporter was jailed for 118 days in Iran, and Stewart thought he could adapt the story himself rather than selling it to Hollywood. It is a dark drama starring Gael Garcia Bernal as Bahari that screens on Monday at the Toronto Film Festival. Hollywood Reporter

Michael Cieply previews some of the films at the current Toronto Film Festival, especially those from “glamorous actresses playing tarnished characters.” He says that it “takes a brave actress to rough herself up and appear on-screen without all the tricks and trade-craft that make beautiful people even more so in the movies.” Some of his anticipated performances are from Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”), Jennifer Connelly (“Shelter”), Reese Witherspoon (“Wild” and “The Good Lie“), and Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”). New York Times

Kris Tapley reminds that the triple threat of Venice, Telluride, and Toronto brings us into a “foggy realm known to the industry as awards season.” The naysayers follow along, saying that the Oscar season is “ruining movies” and that the online coverage is a “root of the problem.” All of that is “nonsense.” He says that some writers do get “caught up in the sexiness of the season” but those are the “least common denominators” out of 6,000 people. HitFix

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Jordan Ruimy bemoans the increasing “glitz and glamour” of the Toronto Film Festival. He says that many people at Telluride last week “were cringing at the thought of going to Toronto” this week. He calls Telluride “more intimate and friendly.” Even though eventual awards favorites “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” gained raves at Toronto last year, he doesn’t feel like those experiences will happen again until New York in October with “Gone Girl‘ and “Inherent Vice.” Awards Daily

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