October 15, 2010 |
Less than five minutes into "Legacy," a nervous commando says, "I've got a bad feeling about this" ? and here come the conspiracies, betrayals and torture. But, aspiring for psychological drama rather than action movie, the film takes itself far too seriously. Idris Elba plays Malcolm Gray, who, if we can believe anything we're told, is a black-ops assassin who does really, really terrible things. A mission goes wrong (betrayal!), he's captured and tortured (told you). Later, shattered Gray is holed up in a hotel room, drinking gin and muttering to himself ?
December 2, 2013 |
Film and television director Robert Mandel ("F/X," "Lost") is stepping down as dean of the AFI Conservatory at the end of June 2014, the American Film Institute announced Monday. After nine years as academic head of the graduate-level film school, Mandel will be returning to directing while remaining on the faculty. Mandel is an alumnus of the conservatory's class of 1979. "Mandel embodies the ideal of the AFI Conservatory: storytellers who have enjoyed great acclaim returning to share their trials and triumphs with storytellers of the future," AFI President Bob Gazzale said in a statement.
June 5, 2012 |
"The Wire"may have earned plenty of honors during its five-season run on HBO, but one thing it didn't garner was a lot of laughs. The people at Funny or Die are working to fix that with "The Wire: The Musical," a short video parody of the grim and gritty drama series that has the added virtue of including several members of the original cast, includingMichael K. Williams, reprising his role as Omar. Other familiar "Wire" faces include Andre Royo, jonesing for a hit as the homeless junkie Bubbles; Sonja Sohn as Greggs the cop; Larry Gilliard Jr. as ill-fated dealer D'Angelo Barksdale; and Felicia "Snoop" Pearson as fans of "The Wire" have never seen her before.
November 18, 2013 |
What happens at Justin Bieber's house stays at Justin Bieber's house -- unless you want to cough up a $3-million penalty for spilling the pop star's secrets. The Biebs had his guests sign a non-disclosure agreement (obtained by TMZ ) stating that they owed the big bucks if they in any way spilled the beans about what went on inside the Saturday rager, which Justin himself described afterward as something out of "The Great Gatsby. " That's cheaper than last time around , in May, when Bieber's NDA threatened a $5-million penalty.
December 6, 2013 |
Nelson Mandela, who fought for decades to end racial oppression in South Africa, has died just weeks before the wide release of a movie telling the story of his life. The film, titled "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," chronicles its subject's early life, the quarter-century he spent in prison, and his rise to become the first-ever black president of South Africa. He has since remained a symbol of the long fight against the apartheid regime. Mandela is played by the British actor Idris Elba in the film, which is set to debut in theaters across the U.S. on Christmas Day. The movie is being distributed by the Weinstein Co. and was directed by Justin Chadwick. PHOTOS: Actors who've portrayed Nelson Mandela on screen It has already built some momentum during its limited release.
April 21, 2010
The Early Show Daisy Martinez. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Brandy and Ray J. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Sandra Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Susan Sarandon; Vanessa Williams. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Chevy Chase; Victoria Justice. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Bathing in beer, wine or sake. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL Rachael Ray Alex O'Loughlin. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS The Bonnie Hunt Show Brian Austin Green; Yvette Nicole Brown.
July 4, 2013 |
Kanye West has a resume that is nothing if not diverse, including chart-topping musician, fashion designer, tabloid staple, music-video director and cultural firebrand. He has claimed to be creative director on an upcoming "Jetsons" movie and, in a recent interview promoting his album "Yeezus," he declared that his wide-ranging cultural interests have "only led me to awesome truth and awesomeness. Beauty, truth, awesomeness. " In a pair of messages posted to his Twitter account Wednesday night, West added film critic to that resume when he stated, "I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it's easily one of my favorite movies of all time" and "This is not another 'Robot' movie.
January 9, 2014 |
"Lee Daniels 'The Butler," "12 Years A Slave" and the ABC drama "Scandal" were among the top nominees for the 45th NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in film, TV, music and literature. Both films were nominated for outstanding motion picture, along with "Fruitvale Station," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Best Man Holiday. " Nominated for outstanding actor in a motion picture were Chadwick Boseman for "42," Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years A Slave," Forest Whitaker for "Lee Daniels' The Butler," Idris Elba for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and Michael B. Jordan for "Fruitvale Station.