• Playwright Martin McDonagh always wanted to be a director, and now his live-action short, Six Shooter, has won an Academy Award.
  • Universal is getting a lot of criticism, but it's not going to pull the trailer for United 93.
  • The "Times Pulse" says that Basic Instinct 2 is the most popular movie among New York Times readers. That's probably why it came in 10th in the box office this weekend. Its opening weekend.
  • I had no idea that Mary Harron, who directed American Psycho, also directed the new flick The Notorious Bettie Page, with Gretchen Mol as the famous 50s pinup icon.
  • The new baseball season started yesterday, and the paper gives a rundown of the twelve baseball movies being celebrated at MoMA. But it's woefully incomplete. I mean, no mention of good flicks like Rookie of the Year, Little Big League, or Fever Pitch? Any of those movies are better than Cobb.