“Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Wednesday left intensive care for the first time since she was shot in the head in Arizona more than two weeks ago, the latest big step in the long road to recovery.” Read the full story at The Huffington Post here.
The New York Review of Books on the truth about The King’s Speech. Related: In Contention’s Guy Lodge, one of the very few smart awards pundits out there, doesn’t think Academy members are thinking too hard about this.
Patti Smith, the next Agatha Christie?
Azazel Jacobs’s Terri is emerging as one of the richer Sundance entries.
FX’s Archer hits its stride in its second season according to Matt Zoller Seitz.
Ridley Scott’s Prometheus just got sexier.
Keith Uhlich has a new blog, Immediate Impressions.
Michael Atkinson on an LACMA series, running from Friday through February 5, honoring the late Claude Chabrol.
According to Paste, the 40 best robots of all time (fictional and real).
Brian De Palma’s new one will be Passion, an adaptation of Alain Corneau’s Crime d’Amour.
It would appear that Alejandro Jodorowsky has granted interviews to everyone except us. For The A.V. Club, Noel Murray chats with the cult director.
In more Sundance news, at least the kind that matters: Jury duty was was not an easy task for Kim Morgan, and James Franco explains how he will try and film what many consider the unfilmmable:
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