Joan Collins and John Hurt Honored by Queen Elizabeth II

The diva of Dynasty is now a dame.

Joan Collins, who played scheming, shoulder pad-wearing Alexis Carrington in the hit 1980s TV show, was made the female equivalent of a knight in Queen Elizabeth II’s annual New Year’s honors list.

See This/Skip That: From Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Belle

Is Spider-Man 2 as amazing as it claims, and how does it stack up against its predecessor?

Plus, Belle takes on race relations in 18th-century England.

PEOPLE’s movie critic weighs in on what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend.

Watson Will Rock

At another New York movie premiere last night, the stars turned out for director Tim Robbins’ “The Cradle Will Rock,” with an attendance roster that included cast members Susan Sarandon (Robbins’ longtime love), Emily Watson, Rub n Blades, Hank Azaria, John Turturro and John Cusack, as well as Tim Robbins’ sister, Mary Robbins, and his brother, David, who scored the picture.