January 16, 2014 |
Chris Pine was well aware of his action-hero options. Accepting the lead role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" - the $60-million thriller that hits theaters Friday - the actor became the fourth man to portray novelist Tom Clancy's iconic CIA super-spy character over the course of a five-film franchise that has spanned nearly a quarter of a century and generated more than $787 million at the box office. As such, Pine's performance could have paid implicit homage to those who came before him. He might have channeled the brisk efficiency of Alec Baldwin's submarine-bound Ryan in "The Hunt for Red October," Harrison Ford's reluctant (and frequently grimacing)
October 22, 2007 |
The bridge of the starship Enterprise is filling up. Chris Pine, who had been in talks to join the cast of J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" flick, will play the young James Kirk, while Karl Urban will take on the role of Dr. Leonard McCoy, Paramount says. They join previously announced cast members Zachary Quinto as Vulcan scientist Spock, Simon Pegg as engineer Scotty, John Cho as helmsman Sulu, Zoe Saldana as communications officer Uhura and Anton Yelchin as navigator Chekov.
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]
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.
May 3, 2009 |
Wearing a trucker hat, battered blue jeans and an air of breezy confidence, Chris Pine walked through the Paramount Pictures studio lot like he owned the place but felt no particular need to show anyone the deed in his pocket. It's precisely that mix of fighter-pilot cockiness and surfer-dude Zen that you would expect from an actor who, as the leading man in "Star Trek," has taken on the biggest challenge of any popcorn-movie star this summer: How to play James T.
November 7, 2010 |
It's time to brush up on your pop culture references and talk about "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. " The genre-breaking cult hit is being released on DVD and Blu-ray. In case you're so behind on your pop culture news, a breakdown: The film, based on a graphic novel series, follows a young man's quest to fend off the seven evil exes of his lady love. Yes, lanky Michael Cera is capable of kicking some rogue butt (we're just as surprised). Oh, and there's an 8-bit Nintendo-style Universal Studios ride opening ?
July 5, 2009 |
"It's not my war," says Shia LaBeouf's Sam in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." "I fear it soon will be," replies the heavy-hearted towering steel of Optimus Prime. And we know, in that moment, that despite his wish to be just an ordinary guy, Sam will become the reluctant warrior. For us, sacrifices will be made. The world will be made safe. We will be saved. And that is one reason why I love summer so. Sci-fi and super-charged heroes once again rule.
January 28, 2014 |
Margot Robbie, the blond bombshell that broke out as Leonardo DiCaprio's "duchess" trophy wife in "The Wolf of Wall Street," is now a brunet babe. And she probably will be a brunet the next time you see her walk the red carpet at the Oscars. "First day on set for Z! She ain't a Duchess no more," the "Pan Am" alum wrote on her WhoSay account, sharing a photo of herself with messy brunet hair tucked under a "Co-Op Seeds" trucker hat. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The costumed look for Craig Zobe's "Z for Zachariah" is a huge departure from the Australian actress' look in "Wolf of Wall Street" and the now famous glamorous red carpet debut she made at the Golden Globes this month in a white Gucci column gown accented with emerald trim and accessories. The sci-fi flick tells the tale of a post-apocalyptic teen named Ann Burden, who survives a nuclear war in a small American town.
October 2, 2013 |
The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It's a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it's also a time when more serious scrutiny of their work can be overlooked or pushed to the side. “I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it,” Mark Twain quipped of someone whose life he apparently...
September 30, 2013
LONDON (AP) — A host of stars turned out to experience Justin Timberlake's headline gig at the iTunes Festival in London. The Grammy-winning singer Adele, actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth McGovern were among the audience at London's Roundhouse on Sunday night. "Star Trek" stars Chris Pine and Alice Eve plus TV chef Jamie Oliver also watched Timberlake mix fresh songs from his new album, "The 20/20 Experience 2 Of 2," with favorites like "Cry Me A River" and "SexyBack.