September 7, 2013 |
Oh, to live in a world where "Last Tango in Halifax" becomes as crazy-popular as "Downton Abbey. " Both air here on PBS, although "Last Tango" is not under the "Masterpiece" imprint, and both feature British legends (Maggie Smith in "Downton," Derek Jacobi in "Last Tango"). Also, both explore, with no shortage of sentiment or humor, the vagaries of time and tide as well as the essential significance of family. In many ways - freshness of characters, complexity of insight, courage of conviction - "Last Tango" is the better show.
February 26, 2014 |
First produced in 2007, Keith Huff's “A Steady Rain,” made it all the way to Broadway by 2009. That record-breaking sellout starred Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. Obviously, the play's current outing at the Odyssey doesn't have the same mega-wattage of the Broadway production. Still, even sans established stars, Huff's taut two-hander remains a stellar vehicle for two accomplished actors. Sal Viscuso and Thomas Vincent Kelly are undeniably that, despite a few marked line lapses on the opening weekend. Viscuso plays Denny, a hard-edged cop whose casual racism has kept him from promotion.
November 10, 2012 |
French actress Bérénice Marlohe, who plays "Bond girl" Sévérine opposite Daniel Craig's 007 in the acclaimed new James Bond blockbuster "Skyfall," is having the last laugh on all the casting agents, producers and directors in Europe who wouldn't give her a job. The statuesque Marlohe, whose sultry look brings to mind the legendary Italian beauty Claudia Cardinale, has struggled to find work since she became an actress eight years ago. Now...
January 13, 2013 |
Here is a transcript of Jodie Foster's acceptance speech in receiving the Cecil B. DeMille award at Sunday night's Golden Globes: "Well, for all of you 'SNL' fans, I'm 50! I'm 50! You know, I need to do that without this dress on, but you know, maybe later at Trader Vic's, boys and girls. What do you say? I'm 50! You know, I was going to bring my walker tonight but it just didn't go with the cleavage. "Robert [Downey Jr.], I want to thank you for everything: for your bat-crazed, rapid-fire brain, the sweet intro.
July 28, 2006 |
Chris Cornell, frontman of the rock band Audioslave, will record the theme song for the James Bond film "Casino Royale." Cornell's song, "You Know My Name," will open the movie, which marks Daniel Craig's debut as Agent 007. It is set to open Nov. 17. Cornell, 42, is a former singer and guitarist with Seattle grunge band Soundgarden. He joins a list of Bond vocalists that includes Paul McCartney, Madonna, Sheryl Crow and Shirley Bassey.
February 18, 2006 |
The new James Bond now has his Bond Girl. Eva Green, whose screen credits include Bernardo Bertolucci's erotic drama "The Dreamers," will costar as the enticing Vesper Lynd in "Casino Royale" opposite Daniel Craig. Craig is making his debut appearance as Bond in the film. Directed by Martin Campbell, "Casino Royale" is expected to be in theaters Nov. 17.
December 19, 2013 |
LONDON - The first time Judi Dench witnessed the power of acting, she was 7 and saw her brother get away with using a swear word. Dench was accompanying her parents to a boarding school performance of "Macbeth," with her oldest sibling in the role of King Duncan. "He came on stage and said, 'What bloody man is that?'" Dench said, with a gasp. "I thought, 'What did he say?'" Now 79, Dench has performed nearly every play of Shakespeare, Chekhov and Ibsen, as well as the role of M in seven James Bond films; Queen Elizabeth in "Shakespeare in Love," for which she won her Oscar in 1998; and Queen Victoria in "Mrs.