Joaquin Phoenix‘s performance in The Master is undoubtedly one of the best (if not the best) of the year. But he could care less about whether or not his performance was “Oscar-worthy.” The actor recently said that he doesn’t believe in the Academy Awards and that he does not want the gold statue. Also, Lena Dunham announced the official return date of Girls. We’ve also got a cool Game of Thrones illustration chart that will guide your through the different houses and character relationships. We all know how confusing that can be. All that and a lot more below–check it out!

  • Season 2 Of Girls Gets Official Premiere Date: Lena Dunham’s Girls is coming in 2013, but you knew that already. The writer/director/actress announced, via Twitter, the official second season premiere date – January 13. 
  • Universal Monsters Show: The Alamo Drafthouse is planning to launch a gallery show featuring iconic “Universal Monsters” from the 1930s and ’40s – Dracula, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein. Go to Flavorwire to check out a preview of the artwork.
  • Silence of the Lambs Behind-The-Scenes Photos: The Silence of the Lambs is one of the best films ever. Unreality Magazine put together a neat gallery of behind-the-scenes photos, all in black and white. Check them out.
  • Joaquin Phoenix Doesn’t Want An Oscar For The Master: Joaquin Phoenix told Interview magazine that he does not care about the Oscars: “I’m just saying that I think it’s bull****. I think it’s total, utter bull****, and I don’t want to be a part of it. I don’t believe in it. It’s a carrot, but it’s the worst-tasting carrot I’ve ever tasted in my whole life. I don’t want this carrot. It’s totally subjective. Pitting people against each other … It’s the stupidest thing in the whole world. It was one of the most uncomfortable periods of my life when Walk the Line was going through all the awards stuff and all that. I never want to have that experience again. I don’t know how to explain it—and it’s not like I’m in this place where I think I’m just above it — but I just don’t ever want to get comfortable with that part of things.” So you see, carrots make Mr. Phoenix quite uncomfortable. No, in all seriousness. We get where he’s coming from. The Oscars are totally subjective and a lot of the times, they can be a huge disappointment. Read the entire conversation at Interview.
  • Christoph Waltz Lands Role In Reykjavik: Christoph Waltz joined Mike Newell‘s historical drama Reykjavik. The actor will play former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and star alongside Michael Douglas, who will take on the role of Ronald Reagan. The movie chronicles the 1986 meeting between Gorbachev and Reagan that basically ended the Cold War. Source: Deadline

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  • Game Of Thrones Illustrated: For those of you who’d like to figure out which characters belong to which house on Game of Thrones, here’s a chart that should help you out. (Click to enlarge)…

  • Famous Movies As Toy Story Characters: Artist Jim Tuckwell re-imagined famous movies as Toy Story characters and made some cool posters. We have one for you below. For more, go to The Curious Brain. Check it out:

That’s the end of our round-up for this week. Keep checking back at ScreenCrave for more entertainment news and features.

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