January 23, 2013 |
The Sundance Film Festival is well under way, giving us a preview of the independent features that may soon be coming to screens near us. The mix is interesting and sexy this year, and includes a good share of auteurs who've both written and directed their films. And yet, books remain in the mix. Here's your guide to the books behind the movies that are taking Sundance by storm. Movie: " Two Mothers " Starring: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, and James Frechevile Plot: Two close friends secretly carry on affairs with each other's sons Based on: A short story by Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing.
December 13, 2013 |
It's that time of year again. Yes, yes, the holidays. But in addition to garlands and lights, lists of highlights from the previous 12 months abound. Facebook has its " Most Talked About in 2013 " list, Tumblr has a whole blog dedicated to " Year in Review ," and Instagram released top trends and posts of 2013 . Twitter also isn't letting us forget what we tweeted about this year. It breaks down 2013 by month and by four topics: news, entertainment, sports and showcase.
January 13, 2013 |
Dior's new designer Raf Simons has dressed a constellation of stars in recent months, including two of the highest profile guests at tonight's awards. Both ladies wore red, Jennifer Lawrence in a strapless, 1950s-ish style dress with a molded bustier that sent the Twitterverse into overdrive chattering about her assets, and Marion Cotillard in a more demure red column with draped detail, which was whipped up by Simons especially for her. Any pizazz that Lawrence might have had was deflated as soon as she opened her mouth.
February 24, 2013 |
Ben Affleck may have been snubbed for directing it, but "Argo" certainly wasn't slighted at the Academy Awards, winning best picture in Sunday night's ceremony. In beating Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" for the top Oscar honor in the 85th annual ceremony, "Argo" became the first movie since 1989's "Driving Miss Daisy" to collect the best picture statuette without its director being nominated for making it. Although "Argo's" win was not a surprise, the introduction of the best picture by First Lady Michelle Obama was unexpected.
August 23, 2012
2013 Cadillac XTS Base price: $44,995 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $62,300; XTS AWD Platinum Powertrain: 3.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected V-6 engine; six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and manual mode Horsepower: 304 at 6,800 rpm Torque: 264 pound-feet at 5,200 rpm Curb weight: 4,215 pounds Wheelbase: 111.7 inches Overall length: 202 inches EPA fuel economy: 17 mpg city/26 highway...
May 3, 2012
2013 Infiniti JX Base price: $41,400 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $55,175; AWD model with premium, theater, deluxe touring and driver assistance packages. Powertrain: 3.5-liter, DOHC V-6 engine; continuously-variable transmission with simulated manual mode Horsepower: 265 at 6,400 rpm Torque: 248 pound-feet at 4,400 rpm 0-60: 7.9 seconds, according to Motor Trend magazine Curb weight: 4,419 pounds Wheelbase: 114.2 inches Overall length: 196.4 inches EPA fuel economy: 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway Final thoughts: Crosses over into comfort for the whole family
December 27, 2012
2013 Ford Fusion Base price: $22,495 (including destination charge) Price, model tested: $30,680, Fusion SE Powertrain: 1.6-liter, DOHC, direct-injected, inline four-cylinder turbocharged engine; six-speed automatic transmission Horsepower: 178 at 5,700 rpm Torque: 184 pound-feet at 2,500 rpm 0-60 : 8.0 seconds, according to Motor Trend Curb weight: 3,421 pounds Wheelbase: 112.2 inches Overall length: 191.7 inches...
January 10, 2013
BEST PICTURE "Argo" | Review "Django Unchained" "Life of Pi" | Review "Lincoln" | Review "Zero Dark Thirty" "Les Miserables" "Silver Linings Playbook" | Review "Beasts of the Southern Wild" "Amour" BEST DIRECTOR Ang Lee, "Life of Pi Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln" David O. Russell , "Silver Linings Playbook" Michael Haneke, "Amour" ...