Word hit today that inspirational freedom fighter NELSON MANDELA has died at the age of 95. An iconic figure in the South African anti-apartheid movement, he served 27 years in prison for his human rights efforts before being released and elected to President.
A revered statesman and symbol of hope to millions of people, MANDELA has [...]
The latest animated Disney film to hit theaters is FROZEN, a musical retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale THE ICE QUEEN. Featuring not one but two princesses, the voice cast includes IDINA MENZEL and KRISTEN BELL as royal sisters with very distinct personalities.
Known for her work on the small screen [...]
Currently in theaters, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is a sincere biopic depicting the life and career of South African activist and freedom fighter NELSON MANDELA. Directed by JUSTIN CHADWICK and based on MANDELA’S 1994 autobiography, the film is exhaustive in its attention to the details of his many accomplishments. The awards-worthy cast features [...]
It’s being reported that charismatic actor PAUL WALKER died today, at the age of 40, in a car crash as he and a friend were leaving a charity automobile show in Santa Clarita, California.
A veteran of both the big and small screen, WALKER has a resume that includes such notable titles as PLEASANTVILLE, FLAGS [...]
For animation fans who’ve been disappointed with the last couple of Disney offerings, FROZEN will be a breath of cool, fresh air. A throwback to the old-school, pre-Pixar days of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and LION KING, the film is an enchanting musical worthy of the Broadway stage. Directed by CHRIS BUCK [...]
Set to debut on HBO early next month, SIX BY SONDHEIM is a celebration of one of musical theater’s brightest lights. Directed by frequent SONDHEIM collaborator (and three-time Tony Award-winner) JAMES LAPINE, the documentary takes an in-depth look at six iconic songs as examined by the composer himself. As varied as they [...]
Following the success of last year’s LADY GAGA Thanksgiving television special, ABC tonight presents LADY GAGA & THE MUPPETS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR. In what promises to be a 90-minute festival of music and mirth, GAGA finds herself in a battle with MISS PIGGY for the affections of KERMIT THE FROG. Along the way, [...]
Currently in limited release, PHILOMENA stars JUDI DENCH and STEVE COOGAN (who also co-wrote the screenplay) in the true story of a woman in search of the grown child she was forced to put up for adoption fifty years earlier. Enlisting the help of an opportunistic former journalist, she eventually finds the answers she’s been [...]
Opening in theaters today, OLDBOY is a remake of director PARK CHAN-WOOK’S infamous 2003 South Korean cult favorite. Directed, this time around, by SPIKE LEE, the gruesomely graphic thriller stars JOSH BROLIN as a man driven by revenge for his mysterious kidnapping and 20-year imprisonment.
Ever since the news broke that LEE was attempting a remake, [...]
Opening in theaters this week, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is the second of four big screen adaptations of SUZANNE COLLINS’ popular young adult trilogy that will eventually include the two-part rendition of the final chapter, MOCKINGJAY. A futuristic epic adventure, the books were originally aimed at the tween/teen audience but [...]