We’re still catching up with all the tape gathered backstage at Sunday night’s SAG Awards. Here’s 30 ROCK winner TINA FEY addressing questions regarding a possible strike by SAG members. Listen in below:
STEVE MARTIN returns to the screen this week-end as Inspector Jacques Clouseau in THE PINK PANTHER 2. It’s his second time at bat in the role originated by the late, great PETER SELLERS and as daunting as it may have seemed to MARTIN, he’s not the first to do it. Under the direction of BLAKE EDWARDS, both ALAN ARKIN and ROGER MOORE played the bumbling French cop and, in TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER, several actors played Clouseau at various ages. We spoke with STEVE MARTIN recently and he talked about taking on this iconic role. Listen in below:
Legendary TV producer STEPHEN J. CANNELL certainly has his hands full these days. In addition to traveling around the country promoting his new novel, ON THE GRIND, he’s working on big screen adaptations of two of his TV hits. He touched on them briefly during our recent interview. Listen in below:
CANNELL’S latest Shane Scully adventure, ON THE GRIND, is available in stores and on-line now.
In an article in Saturday’s Los Angeles Times, it was pointed out that SAMUEL L. JACKSON (STAR WARS, JURASSIC PARK) may hold the record for highest box-office grosses of any actor (something we pointed out and spoke with him about last September).
Actually, the box-office numbers are no surprise given JACKSON’S work ethic. This is one guy who has no plans to take it easy. Listen in below:
At the recent press conference for TAKEN, LIAM NEESON addressed questions about his long delayed collaboration with STEVEN SPEILBERG in bringing the life of ABRAHAM LINCOLN to the big screen. We know there’s a script by TONY KUSHNER (ANGELS IN AMERICA) and we’ve heard that SALLY FIELD is on board to play Mary Todd Lincoln. What no one can figure out is why this is taking so long to get started. Listen in below:
FIREPROOF (Samuel Goldwyn Fims PG $28.96) KIRK CAMERON is a fireman trying to balance the pressures of his job with the pressures of a failing marriage. A surprise hit at the box-office, this faith-based film wears it’s heart on it’s sleeve but comes across as well intentioned and features a performance by CAMERON that is engaging and charming.
LAKEVIEW TERRACE (Sony Home Entertainment PG-13 $28.96) When a young interracial couple (KERRY WASHINGTON, PATRICK WILSON) moves into a new neighborhood, their uptight policeman next door neighbor (SAMUEL L. JACKSON) decides to dole out his own brand of justice. Despite feeling like a movie made in the 80’s, LAKEVIEW TERRACE proves to be a solid thriller.
THE ROCKER (2oth Century Fox PG-13 $29.98) RAIN WILSON (THE OFFICE) takes the titular role as a middle-aged guy whose dreams of rock and roll stardom have long gone up in smoke. When the opportunity to play in a kid’s garage band comes up, he runs with it and, over the course of the film, life lessons are learned all around. Yes, it sounds corny (and it is) but manages to be great fun as a result of the performances by WILSON, CRISTINA APPLEGATE and (the immensely charming) TEDDY GEIGER.
VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA (The Weinstein Company PG-13 $28.95) Two American women (SCARLETT JOHANSSON, REBECCA HALL) head to Barcelona for a Summer of romantic excitement and find themselves involved with the same Spaniard (JAVIER BARDEM). Written and directed by WOODY ALLEN, it’s his best in years. And it doesn’t hurt that PENELOPE CRUZ has bagged an Oscar nomination for her role as BARDEM’S ex-wife.
At the recent TCA press conference for the show, McCORMACK talked about breaking in a new character after a decade of playing the first iconic gay character on network TV. Even though the two are as different as night and day, some people probably won’t see it that way. Listen in below:
TRUST ME premieres tonight on TNT.
Both characters are self-absorbed beyond belief and borderline insufferable but, during a recent TCA interview, actor HUGH LAURIE tried to explain what makes the dynamics between the two tick. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR BELOW)
HOUSE airs tonight on FOX.