June 26, 2012 |
The Facebook page for the upcoming movie “People Like Us” contains the expected highlights -- photos of stars Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks, video interviews, information on advance ticket sales, and a trailer. Then there is something else -- an interactive “People Like Us Locations Map” displaying locations of the various restaurants and businesses featured in the DreamWorks Pictures/Reliance Entertainment film. Visitors can see photos of houses and neighborhoods where the characters lived, ate tacos, watched the sunset, bought groceries and even did their laundry.
June 20, 2012 |
"Every summer, one movie comes along that moves you unlike any other. " So goes the most recent television advertisement for "People Like Us," the family drama aimed at an adult audience that hits theaters later this month. As the TV spot indicates, the DreamWorks film is hoping to find the kind of success that "The Help" did at the box office when it was released last August, grossing nearly $170 million by the end of its theatrical run. "People Like Us" follows a young man (Chris Pine)
June 1, 2012 |
Scarlett Johansson reportedly has another potential onstage suitor for the upcoming Broadway revival of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" -- this time in the form of Capt. Kirk. Chris Pine, best known for his role as the handsome head of the starship Enterprise in the 2009 film"Star Trek," is in talks to play Brick, alongside Johansson as Maggie. Pine isn't the only A-lister in line to play Johansson's husband in the Southern drama set to open this spring: Jeremy Renner , Johansson's superhero co-star in the blockbuster "The Avengers," reportedly is also being considered for the role.
February 14, 2012 |
It's a hit-and-miss affair as CIA agents/BFFs Chris Pine and Tom Hardy launch highly targeted competing covert love-ops in "This Means War," both aiming for the heart of a consumer products tester played by Reese Witherspoon. Smart, blond, beautiful but unable to get a guy, Witherspoon's Lauren Scott is as perky and perfect as she seems, but this lovely is not what gives the movie its kick. So if you are in the mood for action, there is a whole lot of it here. If you're in the mood for love, of the swooning, weak-in-the knees sort, there's not so much.
January 1, 2012 |
The art of adaptation, as the rash of movies derived from plays this season attests, is never easy. The best artistic looters of all time — Shakespeare, the Greek tragedians — recognized that independent vision is everything. Borrowing didn't inhibit them in least. Their goal, of course, wasn't to duplicate but to create something autonomous. Heck, Shakespeare wasn't beyond taking a freehand with history itself. Contemporary purloiners tend to be less independent. They struggle under a self-imposed obligation of faithfulness.
November 11, 2010 |
Rosario Dawson has remarkable diction for someone who talks so quickly ? and, as she readily points out, someone who never formally trained in acting, a point that has shadowed her for more than a decade. "It's been the past couple of years that I thought I could say that I'm an actor," says Dawson in rapid-fire speech. She was discovered on her Manhattan stoop as a teen and cast in 1995's "Kids," but with that stroke of fortune came a haunting insecurity. "I was waiting for that Apollo [Theatre]