| 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 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 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 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...
| Jan 2, 2008
THERE is no question that Helen Mirren won last year's acting Oscar (and Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild and British academy awards, ad infinitum) on the strength of her immense talent. But if one were to track her appearances that fall and winter of...
| Jan 3, 2008
Uncertainty is in the air as the race of all races heats up to the boiling point.
Candidates are not leaving anything to chance, some still running frantically from one public forum to another, trying to reach voters with that personal touch, even as the...
| Jan 8, 2008
Denzel Washington was a force to be reckoned with at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards nominations announced Tuesday. His civil rights drama "The Great Debaters" scored eight nominations, including best film, director and actor for Washington.
| Jan 30, 2008
Apparently the woman in the wedding dress didn't realize the only ring Tom Brady came to Arizona for this week involves an NFL coronation and not a wedding.
Unabashed and stunningly unaware, TV Azteca reporter Ines Gomez Mont proposed to Brady in front...
| Jan 25, 2008
Jeez, is this the `90s? Is there a Clinton in the White House? Is Candlebox still a Top 40 powerhouse? Then why am I watching a non-linear drama in which four L.A. strangers cross paths in a sad-sweet intersection of loss, sacrifice and redemption?
| Sep 14, 2009
| 6:07 PM
Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his...
| Oct 15, 2009
Truly, I am madly, deeply in love with the film version of "Where the Wild Things Are." Not since Robert Altman took on "Popeye" a generation ago, and lost, has a major director addressed such a well-loved, all-ages title. This time everything works, from...