Charlie Rose speaks with Mickey Rourke at length about his storied career and The Wrestler's road to Oscar
Arts Beat Joss Whedon on Dollhouse. It premieres tonight.
Popnography Joss Whedon and the gays
Slant is done with the director's branch in the Academy. They have been in free fall, haven't they?
In Contention shares the Peter Gabriel dropping out of the Oscar news. I don't know how y'all are feeling about this but limiting the performances to only 90 seconds each is just another clue to me that the Academy has virtually zero interest in this category. Why not just cut your losses and cancel the category for future years. Especially since the choices year after year leave a lot to be desired.
Flick Filosopher Should the character of The Joker be retired from movies?
Topless Robot looks at the most dysfunctional superhero couples of all time. For Valentine's Day. Only two of these crazy romances have ever made it to the screen. You know which two.
Fabulon Madonna & Boy Toy
Lazy Circle even Angelina Jolie freaked out by baby crazy Nadia Suleman
Film of the Month Club looks at The Three Caballeros. God, I haven't seen that in decades.
Film in Focus is finalizing a "who inspires you" contest by way of Milk
Finally, did you know that Anne Hathaway will be doing Shakespeare in the Park this summer? She's doing Twelfth Night but Twelfth Night is not as kind to everyone as it was to Gwyneth Paltrow, you know? Twelfth Night in the Park is, are you ready for this, the same thing that Michelle Pfeiffer did immediately following her first Oscar nomination. The levels. The difference is that Anne is playing Viola and 'chelle played Lady Olivia back in the day. Here's hoping that Anne has an easier road with critics than Michelle did. That 1989 production is still cited as a terrible one in articles on New York's beloved seasonal event. Critics were not kind to the fresh Oscar nominee back in 1989.