Last night’s Academy Awards ceremony was a story of upset and redemption, as Life of Pi‘s Ang Lee beat out early favorite Steven Spielberg for best director, and Ben Affleck, long the butt of jokes for his work in front of the camera, accepted the trophy for best picture of Argo.
The North American box office hauled in $290 million over the five-day holiday period, breaking the previous record set in 2009. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and Skyfall led, while Rise of the Guardians opened weak.
Screening an unfinished version of Lincoln this week at the New York Film Festival, director Steven Spielberg revealed a rather dry historical drama whose strength lies in the performances of star Daniel Day-Lewis and much of the ensemble cast.
Disney’s CinemaCon 2012 presentation featured lots of new footage and announcements, including details on Iron Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, Frankenweenie, The Muppets 2 and The Lone Ranger.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tommy Lee Jones and a number of other noted actors are officially confirmed to be joining the cast of Steven Spielberg’s planned 2012 biopic Lincoln.