| Dec 28, 2007
When Oscar winner Denzel Washington cast his movie, The Great Debaters, he knew he needed more than actors. He needed to know that he had people who can project their voices, put passion into public speeches.
"So, first day of rehearsal, he stuck us in...
| Dec 25, 2007
Opponents found it easy to underestimate the 1930s debate team of Wiley College, a small, all-black institution in a remote corner of Texas, but they did so at their peril. The same will likely hold true for those who underestimate the new film on the...
| Dec 25, 2007
Good story, well told. Interesting concept. I wonder if people will go for it.
Director Denzel Washington's "The Great Debaters" is pure Hollywood, not without its share of storytelling cliches and golden-toned inspirational teaching moments, but you...
| Dec 24, 2007
In Denzel Washington's new film "The Great Debaters," we are introduced to a young woman who is poised, talented and determined to succeed as a college debater against a field of men, but who knows that to accomplish that goal she will have to overcome...
| Dec 20, 2007
"Into the Wild," Sean Penn's harrowing drama about Christopher McCandless, a young man who traveled the country after graduating from college only to perish in Alaska, dominated the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations announced this morning....
| Dec 19, 2007
In "Atonement," Joe Wright's compelling film adaptation of Ian McEwan's powerful bestseller, Golden Globe nominated James McAvoy plays Robbie Turner.
He is a Cambridge-educated housekeeper's son who falls for Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley), the...
| Dec 14, 2007
The jubilation in Denzel Washington's voice Thursday was unmistakable.
"Can you tell? I'm just happy all the way around," said Washington just hours after learning that two of his projects had scored key Golden Globe nominations. The two-time Oscar...
| Dec 12, 2007
DENZEL WASHINGTON has the slightly dazed look of a man in the home stretch.
"It's all good," he says, flashing that $20-million grin in a postproduction suite on the Sony lot. "I'm not tired. Well, I'm tired, but I'm happy."
The two-time Oscar winner is...
| Dec 11, 2007
With critics groups chiming in from New York, L.A., Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., this week, a predictable pattern is emerging.
The nation's top movie reviewers are in a pessimistic mood, splitting their best picture prizes, so far, between...
| Dec 10, 2007
Joel and Ethan Coen's "No Country for Old Men" received best picture honors today from the New York Film Critics Circle.
The gritty film noir based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy dominated the critics' picks, winning a total of four awards. Besides best...
| Dec 6, 2007
"No Country for Old Men," Joel and Ethan Coen's visceral crime thriller based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, was named best film of 2007 Wednesday by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures.
George Clooney was named best actor for his role as a...
| May 6, 2007
Call it the hunt for the new male movie star — a youngster to step into the shoes of Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt or even Leonardo DiCaprio, who's already hit the ripe old age of 32. In the next year, Hollywood is betting literally a billion dollars on a...