CATEGORIES 'Fone Finds
- News hit early this morning that American screen legend Elizabeth Taylor passed away of congestive heart failure at 79 in Los Angeles. In a fitting tribute to the icon, Entertainment Tonight film critic Leonard Maltin recalled his brief time spent with Taylor back in 1989.
- The Playlist reported on her passing early when the news broke and took a more traditional approach by offering up a synopsis of her legacy. Included are trailers to some of her biggest hits.
- This year's Cannes Film Festival doesn't announce their lineup until mid-April, but that didn't stop indieWIRE from releasing its annual Cannes Wish List, where they list the 40 films they hope make the cut. Included are such anticipated films as 'The Tree of Life' and Madonna's latest directorial effort, 'W.E.'
- The 40th edition of the cutting edge New Directors/New Films festival kicks off in New York tonight, with the New York premiere of 'Margin Call.' To hype the event, indieWIRE looks back at the classic films that came out of the festival and looks forward by speaking with directors who made the cut this year.
- 'South Park' creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, chatted with Anne Thompson about rocking Broadway with their button-pushing musical, 'Book of Mormon,' which opens tomorrow after a run of successful previews. "We've done everything we set out to do," Stone said to Thompson. "We set out to make a real Broadway musical, a real one, not a spoof of one, not ten minutes of one with a lot of crap."
- Geeks rejoice! 'The Green Lantern' star Blake Lively has been selected by CinemaCon in Las Vegas, as the recipient of this year's Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award. Expect a full house for the awards ceremony.