July 25, 2013 |
Steven Soderbergh, hot off the success of his HBO movie, "Behind the Candelabra," is returning to TV again, this time to direct all 10 episodes of a new Cinemax series called "The Knick. " Starring Clive Owen, "The Knick" is set in the Knickbocker Hospital in New York City, circa 1900. It tells the story of the doctors, nurses and staff who did their best to advance medicine in a time where medical standards were far, far more primitive than they would be just three decades later.
October 24, 2012 |
EXCLUSIVE: Sometimes the best movies come out of unexpected collaborations - e.g., Darren Aronofsky directing Mickey Rourke in "The Wrestler" (and getting him an Oscar nomination). In that spirit, a new Hollywood project we've just heard about seemed worth sharing. Clive Owen, the Oscar and Emmy nominee known for movies like “Closer” and “Children of Men,” will team up with the writers Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Gatewood and Tanaka are best known as the scribes who wrote "The Sitter,” the don't-call-it-a-remake spin on “Adventures in Babysitting” starring Jonah Hill from last year.
July 19, 2012 |
Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were together for the lengthy three-and-a-half month San Francisco shoot for the HBO movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn," but on Emmy nomination morning they were worlds apart. Owen was vacationing in the English countryside with his family while Kidman was sweltering at home in the punishing heat of Nashville. Kidman, who was nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for playing journalist and wife of Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, wasn't expecting the call to tell her about the nomination.
May 20, 2012 |
Most writers can only daydream about meeting - in the flesh - the characters they've imagined. But for Ernest Hemingway, one afternoon in Key West, Fla., it came close to actually happening. One day when the writer was in his mid-30s, hanging out at a local fisherman's bar, he spotted a woman uncannily similar to the strong-willed, sexually liberated heartbreaker from his first novel. "It's as if, borne on the sea foam, she emerged - out of his own mind," says director Phil Kaufman.
September 23, 2011 |
There's some grim diversion in watching Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro kill, kill, kill often while avoiding being killed, killed, killed in the fact-based but heavily hog-washed espionage thriller "Killer Elite. " But the script is a mess. It's an object lesson in taking a nonfiction book ("The Feather Men," about a cadre of ex-British Special Air Service operatives) and making a hash of it. The higher the body count, the lower the human stakes. When Statham utters "I'm done with killing," that patented Statham just getting started, mate glare suggests otherwise.
January 2, 2010
SERIES Made: A real-life glee club, dating do's and don'ts, a would-be ladies' man and a pageant princess are featured in a mini-marathon of new episodes (3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. MTV). Doctor Who: A special epsiode takes a look back at David Tennant's run as the titular time traveler on the long-running sci-fi series; Tennant's final episode, "The End of Time (Part 2)," follows immediately after (5, 5:30, 8, 8:30, 11 and 11:30 p.m. BBC America). Demons: A young man (Christian Cooke)