| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral.
Typically interviews that are done during a...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Stage and film legend James Earl Jones once said, "It's hard for an actor to go wrong if he's true to the words that August has written."
As an actor and writer, I have found that statement to be true of only a few playwrights. There is usually at least...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
You should consider going to the movies to see "42," the new film about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The actual date of his major league debut, April 15, is commemorated in baseball by all...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 9:50 AM
It's only April, but a leading contender for this year's Best Picture award is already in a theater near you. "42" is the absolutely compelling story of Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American ever to play Major League Baseball and wore that...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Even the most oblivious of moviegoers will be well aware of "Oblivion" this weekend, as the Tom Cruise flick is set to claim No. 1 at the box office.
The "Mission: Impossible" actor's latest film, the only picture debuting nationwide this weekend, is...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend.
The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Years ago, sportscaster Howard Cosell was asked to name his all-time favorite athlete.
Obviously, the most prominent sports journalist of his era would name the man who made Cosell famous: Ali.
"That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
| Apr 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
“42,” the almost automatically inspirational account of Jackie Robinson’s entrance to major league baseball in the late 1940s, wastes no time trumpeting its story’s rousing power.
“I’m gonna bring...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 10:52 AM
"After all them years, all that double talk — the white man's finally moving in," says one Negro League barnstormer to another, after a teammate gets a call from the Brooklyn Dodgers about a historic opportunity.
The scene in question sounds...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 11:28 PM
PASADENA — Part nostalgia, part reality, Hollywood and Pasadena came together Friday morning at ArcLight Cinema in Paseo Colorado for a celebration of Legendary Pictures’ release of “42,” a biography on the early life and playing...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 11:35 PM
At one point in "42," the Jackie Robinson Story, Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, thanks a young Robinson for helping him love baseball again.
The latest cinematic account of Robinson's historic 1947 season, in which he breaks baseball's color...
| Apr 9, 2013
Actors who portray professional baseball players are not themselves professional baseball players. So hitting home runs—or just making contact with the ball—isn’t automatic.
“There [were] some times when I struck out. Struck out...