3 items from 2011
Julius Ceasar was supposedly warned that something bad would happen to him prior to or on
"the Ides of March" -- aka March 15, an ancient Roman term believed to have heralded a new moon and dedicated to the god Mars. Hence William Shakespeare's whole "Beware the Ides of March" line in the play "Julius Ceasar." Turns out it was good, if useless, advice. On March 15, 44 B.C., the Roman ruler was stabbed 23 times in the Roman senate.
In case you don't remember, here's a reasonable facsimile from HBO's awesome, yet sadly gone, drama "Rome":
For George Clooney, however, "Ides of March" -- the movie he's directing and starring in about an "idealistic campaign staffer who gets a crash course on dirty politics" -- will likely bring better fortune in the form of critical acclaim and box office returns.
The movie boasts a heavyweight cast -- Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei, »
The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group Arcade Fire won the coveted Album of the Year.
Here is the full list of winners:
Album Of The Year
The Suburbs -- Arcade Fire
Recovery -- Eminem
Need You Now -- Lady Antebellum
Teenage Dream -- Katy Perry
Record Of The Year
"Nothin' On You" -- B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie" -- Eminem Featuring Rihanna
"Forget You" -- Cee Lo Green
"Need You Now" -- Lady Antebellum
Best New Artist
Florence & The Machine
Mumford & Sons
Song Of The Year
"Beg Steal Or Borrow" -- Ray Lamontagne, songwriter (Ray Lamontagne And The »
Yes, and there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, “The Roommate,” in which “Gossip Girl” star Meester plays a college student who becomes obsessed with her roommie (Kelly), promises to be another fine entry in the sub-genre of psychological thrillers we actually think of as the “Pwf” flick: Psycho White Females.
You know ‘em: those crazy movie villainesses who wreak havoc on the men, women and children (and sometimes poor, innocent bunnies) around them, usually on the heels of some brief or imagined love relationship.
In honor of “The Roommate,” we’re counting down our nine favorite PWFs who’ve come before them.
“Fatal Attraction” for high schoolers? Check, as Christensen’s Madison is a girl who knows what, or rather who, she wants, and will go to any lengths to get him. »
- Kim Potts
3 items from 2011
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