Speaking of hot and bothered, as we await the inevitable Oscar for Daniel Day-Lewis, New York goes Paul Thomas Anderson crazy, as the director of There Will Be Blood (and lots of it!) gets his very own retrospective at the Museum of the Moving Image (the guy was born in 1970, people!), which screens Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Punch Drunk Love, and Magnolia over two days. Meanwhile, music goes highbrow in January, as John Prine, the singer-songwriter long beloved of music snobs, plays Carnegie Hall. We’ll be home scrubbing our bathtub to the new Ashlee Simpson album.
[Paul Thomas Anderson retrospective, Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35th Avenue, Astoria, 718-784-0077, www.movingimage.us for times; John Prine at Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, 8 p.m., 212-247-7800]