• La Vie En Rose kicked a lot of things off for me. It was the first film I saw at Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org) and also marked the beginning of what professionals may call an obsession with Marion Cotillard. To celebrate (the film, not my obsession), Film Streams is buddying up with Omaha Performing Arts to present a matinee screening of the flick on March 20 at 2 pm, complete with a post-show discussion with Jil Aigrot. Who is she? She’s the singing voice of Edith Piaf in the movie and will be performing on Saturday March 19 at the Holland Performing Arts Center. All this time, I thought Cotillard did her own singing…time to downgrade my affinity for her. Is this what therapists call a breakthrough?

  • After Benicio Del Toro stepped out of the Three Stooges biopic the Farrelly brothers are making, they began looking for a replacement Moe. They have decided to offer it to Johnny Knoxville, who will likely respond “Yes! I’ll do it! I’ll definitely do it! Now, what is it you wanted to offer me?”

  • Fitting given how Americans love expanding, director Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time In America is set to have another 40 minutes added back into the film. The total running time will now clock in at 309 minutes, which if I’m doing my math right, translates into way too long.

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