Adapted from a 1954 short story ("Adjustment Team") by sci-fi provocateur Philip K. Dick, and starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, The Adjustment Bureau is a lively premise turned into an inert and uninsistent film by screenwriter and rookie director George Nolfi.
My vote for Oscar's best animated short? Glad you asked. I'm torn between the evocative "Madagascar: A Journey Diary," an impressionistic sketchbook/audiobook of the African island's people, places, and sounds, and "The Lost Thing," a surrealist steampunk parable from Australia.
Some Pakistanis wept at Benazir Bhutto's birth in 1953, grieving that the firstborn of (future prime minister) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was not a boy. Much of the nation wept when Benazir, a two-term prime minister and the first woman elected to lead a Muslim state, was assassinated in 2007 while leaving a campaign rally in support of her third run for office.
Carrie Rickey was born in L.A. around the time the Jennifer Jones/Laurence Olivier movie Carrie hit screens. Hence her name. Since then she's seen more than 12,000 films without losing her love of movies -- or wordplay. But don't envy her job too much. She has to sit through the likes of Battlefield Earth just so she can warn you not to.