As for Anne Hathaway, New York mag opines: "Pack up this category and put it away, because Hathaway has it in the bag."
One last Argo vs. Lincoln vs. Les Miserables note: Can we imagine a scenario where one of them wins Best Picture and another wins Best Director? Like Les Miserables and Ben Affleck, or Argo and Steven Spielberg?
Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, for it is a time when simplicity might be most appreciated.
Jason Sudeikis said goodbye to his interpretation of Mitt Romney on Saturday night. He seems to have a renewed energy that he was missing the last two seasons. It's a shame that this will be his last.
Anne Hathaway deserves to be mentioned in the pantheon of the other "current great 'SNL' hosts" like Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake. But, the material this time around was not as consistently strong as her last two appearances.
Resources, leadership and long-term commitments are necessary to close persistent gender gaps and improve the rights and well-being of millions of girls around the world.
A lot of other leading 2012 Best Picture contenders have similar problems -- they don't fit classic Oscar theories -- and that's confounding a lot of us experts. Our crystal balls are suddenly cloudy.
When it was announced that Valentino would design Anne Hathaway's wedding dress, all we could do was wait impatiently on the edge of our seats for the big-day reveal.
The Dark Knight showed that a comic book movie could be not only big, but epic. That it could thoughtfully engage major themes and concerns in society while providing a thoroughly satisfying entertainment experience.
I have this unscientific theory about why certain celebrities attract gay followings. It works perfectly for idols like Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Madonna and lust objects like Adam Levine and Chris Evans. But there is one celebrity who mucks the whole thing up: Anne Hathaway.
The Dark Knight Rises' performance should be closely monitored in terms of what should be considered the top-tier potential for any and all other comic book adaptations for the near future.
Homicidal maniac in a well-crafted movie: great entertainment. Homicidal maniac in an actual movie theater... Cinefantastique Online's Steve Biodrowsk...
The Dark Knight Rises is resonant emotional, and sometimes beautiful, but it's also overlong, overstuffed and oftentimes frustrating.
"The superheroes we have today are modern American folklore," Michael Uslan told me, " it's contemporary mythology. The ancient gods of Greece, Rome and Egypt still exist only today they wear spandex and capes.
Despite a top-flight cast, impeccable production values, and a number of emotional beats that genuinely work, The Dark Knight Rises doesn't stand up to scrutiny and it pales in comparison to what came before.
There is very little about The Dark Knight Rises that will make you tense, hold you in suspense or cause your adrenaline to squirt.