Brendan Gleeson gives a heartbreaking and inspired performance as a priest who is targeted by one of his parishioners in Calvary. Though I’m pegging Gleeson and director John Michael McDonagh for Academy Award nods (McDonagh should be a Best Screenplay Oscar contender), the film is also strengthened by its sterling ensemble.
In casting Kelly Reilly as [...]
When Maroon 5’s debut album, Songs About Jane, was released in 2002, the band went on tour with Train, O.A.R., and Sheryl Crow — playing a second stage in each venue’s parking lot. They fought hard for their success, and it’s paid off with a career featuring four platinum albums and nine Top 10 singles, [...]
Although The Hangover franchise is over, Bradley Cooper may have found himself another successful series with Guardians of the Galaxy. He may be relegated to doing the voice of the warrior raccoon Rocket, but it’s really hard to complain when you’re part of an impending blockbuster hit.
For Cooper, one of the many joys of partaking [...]
Celebrating its 40th season on PBS, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER has just announced the planned broadcast of two major theatrical events to launch the annual PBS Arts Fall Festival. First up is the New York Philharmonic’s critically lauded stage production of STEPHEN SONDHEIM and HUGH WHEELER’S musical thriller SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET [...]
Throughout his remarkable film career, Academy Award winner Michael Douglas has shared the silver screen with several of Hollywood’s most illustrious leading ladies, including Kathleen Turner (Romancing The Stone, Jewel of the Nile & War of the Roses), Glenn Close (Fatal Attraction), Jane Fonda (The China Syndrome), and Gwyneth Paltrow (The Perfect Murder). Now, Academy [...]
Charlie Hunnam’s career has been profoundly changed hanks to the success of FX’s Sons of Anarchy. Last summer, he starred in the blockbuster Pacific Rim and with Sons of Anarchy entering its seventh and final season, a high profile film career is probably Hunnam’s next acting chapter.
During our interview with Hunnam, he expressed a bit [...]
Whether it’s climbing the wresting ladder as The Rock or becoming a bonafide box-office king, Dwayne Johnson understands that nothing ever comes easy. Challenges are part of his lifestyle, so taking on the iconic role of Hercules seems like the perfect fit. Along with undertaking a rigorous physical regimen, Johnson researched the role to ensure [...]
Word hit over the weekend that JAMES GARNER was found dead in his California home at the age of 86. A leading man on both the large and small screen, he shot to fame as the titular charming card shark on the 1950s western send-up MAVERICK and followed that playing the titular cranky-but-charming private eye [...]
Considered by many to be one of the biggest musical events of 1964 (and that was a year littered with major musical events), THE T.A.M.I. SHOW was a live concert filmed in a sort of proto-high definition format dubbed ‘Electronovision’ and aired in movie theaters all over the world. An acronym for ‘Teen Age Music [...]
In theaters today, I ORIGINS spans the globe in telling its story of a young molecular biologist whose obsession with the human eye could lead to a scientific breakthrough that would change the course of the human race. Pitting faith against science and throwing in elements of a romantic thriller, writer/director MIKE CAHILL has fashioned [...]