January 21, 2010
The spectacular farmhouse shootout that comes midway through the Hughes brothers' "The Book of Eli" was so destructive it required an entire home to be constructed in the New Mexico desert with the specific intention of ripping it apart bit by bit. "The house had to be built with all the supports in different places than normal," production designer Gae Buckley said. That allowed them to tear away part of the front in the rocket-launcher attack and to move around the walls inside the house to accommodate the camera and lights.
September 16, 2013 |
Peyton Manning improved to 3-0 on Sunday in games against his younger brother, Eli, but the Denver Broncos quarterback had a hard time feeling satisfied afterward. The matchup is too much of a strain for the brothers and the family. "It's a strange feeling," Peyton said after the 41-23 victory at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. "It's not like beating another team. It's not quite as enjoyable as it would be beating somebody else. " This time, Peyton threw for 307 yards with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and a gaudy passer rating of 107.9.
October 10, 2009 |
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning returned to practice Friday and showed no ill effects from the injured right heel that kept him out the previous two days. Yet the team is still being cautious about his status for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Manning is listed as questionable, and Coach Tom Coughlin said it will more than likely be a game-time decision whether he will play. "If the medical people think he can play, then he will play," Coughlin said.
January 14, 2010 |
For a guy who's just seen the end of the world, Denzel Washington is surprisingly upbeat. The actor projects a studied, scowling quiet for much of his new post-Armageddon thriller "The Book of Eli," which makes it a little jarring to meet the actor and find him in an altogether different mode: gregarious, charismatic, Denzel-ish . As he talks about his new role while sipping camomile tea in the lobby bar of a Beverly Hills hotel, he stages a...
October 26, 2009 |
The Arizona Cardinals conquered their House of Horrors, thanks to an opportunistic defense and big plays by their veterans. Arizona erased some bad memories in its last regular-season visit to Giants Stadium, creating four turnovers and bewildering Eli Manning with its blitzes in a 24-17 victory Sunday night. The Cardinals finished 3-15 at Giants Stadium, but this win lifted the defending NFC champions into first place in the West Division at 4-2 with their third straight win. Kurt Warner, who was 6-2 as a starter with the Giants in 2004, threw one touchdown pass and got help from star receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a defense led by safety Adrian Wilson.
February 21, 2013 |
"Camp," a faith-based drama inspired by actual stories from camps for abused and neglected children, has its heart squarely in the right place. Unfortunately, writer-director Jacob Roebuck, a former volunteer at one of the U.S.' many Royal Family Kids camps, takes such a bland, by-the-numbers approach to his vital subject that the film, though nicely performed, rarely builds into the kind of gripping emotional journey it clearly intended. The movie involves Porsche-driving, cell-fixated investment advisor Ken (Michael Mattera)