The weather outside is frightful, but the films are so delightful …

— Tied to today's release of "The Impossible," which comes nearly eight years to the day after the Indian Ocean tsunami that is the linchpin of the story, are call-to-action public service initiatives stemming from the Tsunami Plus 10 Project.

– The Cinema Eye will give Chris Hegedus-D. A. Pennebaker 1993
documentary "The War Room" its 2013 Legacy Award on Jan. 9 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York.

— "Argo" director Ben
Affleck will receive the Humanitarian Award from Cinema for Peace its gala Jan. 11 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

— "This Is 40" director Judd Apatow
will receive the Louis XIII Genius Award at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony Jan. 10 in Santa Monica.

— "Saturday Night Live" guru Lorne Michaels will be among the kudo recipients at the Feb. 19 Costume Designers Guild Awards, along with Anne Hathaway and career-achievement honorees Judianna
Makovsky and Eduardo Castro. Michaels will receive the Distinguished Collaborator
Award.

Enjoy your screeners, everyone!

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