If the protean Daniel Day-Lewis wins his third Oscar for Lincoln--which there's a much better chance of happening than Liz & Dick nabbing an Emmy--he'll be the first three-time Best Actor winner in the Academy's history.
Other actors have won three Oscars, mind you, but not all for Best Actor.
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The Women's Music Summit is a two-day conference at the Full Moon Resort in Big Indian where accomplished players like Marnie Stern, Melissa Auf Der Maur, and Meshell Ndgeocello will lead master classes, jam sessions, roundtables, and opportunities to connect, and it's scheduled to take place on Aug ... More >>
I had avoided seeing The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel because the trailer looked so awful, but it's a hit, so I checked it out and found it pretty charming (except for the young couple's love story and all the platitudes).
It's basically Enchanted April, Cocoon, and Love Actually meet Slumdog Million ... More >>
Two-time Oscar winner Sean Penn can be a hit-or-miss type of actor, but he's scored a golden coup with his new movie's poster alone.
It's for This Must Be The Place, opening March 30, and it's described like so.
What a day for ladies and crime. First we had the innocent Trader Joe's Thai Food slapper and then the stealing socialite. Now, the marauding model gets her case dismissed. Jessica White was arrested outside Avenue Lounge after she allegedly hit a woman and pulled her hair in a dispute over a ... More >>
When best-selling books like The DaVinci Code or the Twilight series become movies, their fans take to the internet to share their excitement. They argue over the film's fidelity to their favorite characters and scenes, and revel in their love-object's moment in the cinematic sun.
So too it has bee ... More >>
So now it's even more official: after confirming to the New York Times yesterday that he was running for the Haitian presidency, Wyclef Jean went on CNN last night to formally announce his campaign. Don't vote for him. Meanwhile, NPR questions whether he's even eligible to run, and the internation ... More >>
Eighty years ago today, on May 22, 1930, Harvey Milk was born in Woodmere, New York, on Long Island. As the first openly gay elected official in California, Milk became an icon of San Francisco's 1970s Castro District and more generally, gay activism as a rising phenomenon. As Sean Penn showe ... More >>
The National Society of Film Critics named Waltz With Bashir, an animated fable of the 1982 Lenanon war, its Best Film of 2008. Critics including our own J. Hoberman ("a documentary that seems only possible, not to mention bearable, as an animated feature") praised the film highly, though its chance ... More >>