Why "The Lion King?" Why now? Seventeen years after the film
entered the ranks of Disney animated classics, its 3D re-release last weekend
shot to the top of the box office with a $29.3 million take. You'd think that by now that every parent in the world has seen the DVD a
million times already with their kids.
After reading the
story about Rep. Peter King threatening to investigate the White House's
cooperation with Kathryn Bigelow for her upcoming Bin Laden film, I started wondering again about whether or
not women have gained any ground in Hollywood
since Bigelow won her Oscar.
Well, last year was kind
of a wash, Oscar-wise" Lisa Cholodenko ("The Kids Are All Right") and Debra
Granik ("Winter's Bone") got Best Picture and Best Screenwriting nominations
but not Best Director and ended up winning nothing.
The Cannes Film Festival started yesterday, and our crack correspondent Lisa Nesselson is on the scene. Here's her first dispatch:
There are people who don't much care for Woody Allen, but is
that any reason for U.S. Navy SEALS to track him down and kill him?
Allen's latest romp, "Midnight in Paris" opened the 64th Cannes Film Festival on
the night of May 11th.