The Cricket’s Daily 3: ‘Argo’ gets two guilds’ blessing
FILE - In this May 20, 2011 file photo, Disney CEO Robert Iger, left, and Star Wars creator George Lucas, third from right, talk to the Star Wars movie character Darth Vader, center, onstage at the Disney Hollywood Studios theme park during the re-opening celebration of the Star Tours motion simulation ride in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Disney announced on Oct. 30, 2012 that it would buy Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and resume making "Star Wars" movies, starting with Episode 7 in 2015. For Star Wars fans, the announcement has generated a lot of speculation about what direction the series will take. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
Here’s what’s being talked about today in pop culture:
• “Argo” is suddenly the front-runner for the Oscars, with wins this weekend from the Screen Actors Guild and the Producers Guild of America. But since the movie was directed by an actor, and producers are the film’s heroes, neither of those wins should be that surprising. [Los Angeles Times, Cinema Blend]
• “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” topped the week’s box office, scoring $19 million. [Box Office Mojo]
• Richard Roeper’s review of the universally reviled “Movie 43” has, justifiably, gone viral. [Chicago Sun-Times]
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