• animation.jpgFour years after AMPAS created an Oscar for Best Animated Feature, The Producers Guild has followed suit: they'll honor the Producer of the Year in Animated Film at their annual ceremony on January 22.
  • Todd McCarthy near-rapturously reviews Memoirs of a Geisha. "Rob Marshall follows his smash Chicago debut with a consummate piece of traditional studio craftsmanship that bespeaks fastidious planning and execution in all departments." he writes. "From a filmmaking point of view, this is a work that the old Hollywood moguls themselves would have been proud to present."
  • According to Joe Leydon, Yours, Mine, Ours, the remake of the old Lucille Ball film, is "generally pleasant family-friendly fare", but it'll have to work fast – Cheaper By the Dozen II another movie about a family with way too many children, comes out in three weeks.
  • Warner Home Video has just the thing for Sydney Lumet freaks – if they don't mind waiting three months. The distributor is releasing two-disc special editions of Network and Dog Day Afternoon on February 28.