Bought at auction by a poor English farmer on the eve of World War I, Joey is a rambunctious colt with a white forehead-patch. Though he’d rather race against a car than pull a plow, he soon becomes a beloved member of the family.
It may say something about the state of U.S. politics today that the high point of a presidential debate about the foreign policy challenges America faces in the 21st Century was a comment about horses and bayonets.
“The Artist,” Weinstein Co.’s silent, black-and-white film about an actor with the transition to talkies, was nominated for six Golden Globe awards as Hollywood prepares to honor its best work of the year.
“Hugo,” Martin Scorsese’s first 3-D movie, was nominated for 11 Oscars, including best picture and best director, as Hollywood prepared to honor its top 2011 films. Brad Pitt and George Clooney will vie for best actor.