Tom Cruise is Still Box Office Gold: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol already proved that Tom Cruise still has box office staying power, but now it's given him a new personal record for highest grossing film. The Brad Bird-directed film has now pulled in $603.5 million worldwide, which beats Cruise' previous personal best for War of the Worlds.
Rango Takes Top Honors at the Annies: The Annie Awards were held over the weekend and the Gore Verbinski-directed Rango beat out the competition to take home Best Animated Feature, as well as individual accolades for character design, writing, and editing. Are the Oscars next?
Ben Gazzara, RIP: Character actor Ben Gazzara (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Big Lebowski, The Thomas Crown Affair and many, many more) passed away this weekend from pancreatic cancer. He was 81.
A Duo of Filmmakers Die in Helicopter Crash: Mike deGruy and Andrew Wight, two of James Cameron's frequent personal and professional collaborators, died this weekend in a helicopter crash off the coast of Southern Australia while scouting locations for a new documentary. Wight recently produced and wrote Sanctum, while deGruy is better known for his award-winning contributions to nature documentaries like Blue Planet, Life in the Freezer and Deep Blue.