Don't think you're the only person champing at the bit for the fall's crop of weighty films: Harvey Weinstein is, too, and he's not only looking forward to Weinstein Company releases "Django Unchained" or "The Master." (Though you no doubt are looking forward to those two, because, obviously.)
Speaking with famed film critic Elvis Mitchell on an episode of his KCRW show "The Treatment" in support of the new film "The Intouchables," Weinstein -- who runs The Weinstein Company, the studio behind the last two Best Picture winners, "The King's Speech" and "The Artist" -- name-checked some non-Weinstein Company films he's excited about.
"Look at the end of the year, there's some great films from great filmmakers coming out," Weinstein said. "Not just my own company. Peter Jackson has a movie, 'The Hobbit.' Does anyone know that world better than him?"
Weinstein also highlighted Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" (which just got an Oscar-friendly release date on Wednesday), Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" and Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina." ("I hear 'Anna Karenina' is amazing," Weinstein said.)
As for films already in theaters, Weinstein said he was a big fan of both "Marvel's The Avengers" and ... "Savages"?
"Oh my god, Elvis; it's so good. Oliver [Stone] just kicked butt."
For more on Weinstein, head over to KCRW's website to listen to his segment on "The Treatment."
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