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April 9, 2006 | David A. Keeps
Ask Josh Lucas, serious actor, why he agreed to star in "Poseidon," a remake of the mother of all cheesy disaster flicks, and his blazing baby blues narrow. Then he breaks into a wolfish grin that reveals a row of refreshingly imperfect bottom teeth. "Two words," he says. "Wolfgang Petersen." It was Petersen, the fabled director of "Das Boot" and "The Perfect Storm," who told Lucas: "I understand water and claustrophobia as well as anyone in the world."
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June 1, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A grieving man takes refuge in a dilapidated heap of a sailboat in "Hide Away," slowly restoring its seaworthiness while regaining his equilibrium. The broken-down vessel is an apt metaphor, but sometimes a metaphor is only seafoam-deep. This quiet, atmospheric drama (originally titled "A Year in Mooring") feels padded even in its brief running time; it's a slight mood piece posing as a character study. Josh Lucas is the unnamed protagonist, a businessman who takes possession of the battered boat.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 1, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A grieving man takes refuge in a dilapidated heap of a sailboat in "Hide Away," slowly restoring its seaworthiness while regaining his equilibrium. The broken-down vessel is an apt metaphor, but sometimes a metaphor is only seafoam-deep. This quiet, atmospheric drama (originally titled "A Year in Mooring") feels padded even in its brief running time; it's a slight mood piece posing as a character study. Josh Lucas is the unnamed protagonist, a businessman who takes possession of the battered boat.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Once an industry standard for new dramas, the two-hour premiere has become rare enough to acquire an alarming air; as with 10-minute film trailers or wildly enthusiastic blind-date suggestions, one quickly catches the underlying whiff of desperation. And indeed, NBC's new legal thriller "The Firm" is so front-loaded for success — John Grisham! Josh Lucas! Juliette Lewis! — that even two hours feel uncomfortably crammed, with back story and B-plot, family drama and legalese, potential conspiracies and sentimental posturing.
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January 12, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
IN "Glory Road," which opens Friday, Josh Lucas plays the legendary NCAA basketball coach Don Haskins, who took his underdog team, the Texas Western Miners, to championship glory 40 years ago. What makes Haskins' accomplishment historically significant is that his opening lineup in the title game was composed entirely of African American players. Though Lucas, 34, never had a sports mentor such as Haskins, there was a high school coach who changed his life.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
Once an industry standard for new dramas, the two-hour premiere has become rare enough to acquire an alarming air; as with 10-minute film trailers or wildly enthusiastic blind-date suggestions, one quickly catches the underlying whiff of desperation. And indeed, NBC's new legal thriller "The Firm" is so front-loaded for success — John Grisham! Josh Lucas! Juliette Lewis! — that even two hours feel uncomfortably crammed, with back story and B-plot, family drama and legalese, potential conspiracies and sentimental posturing.
MAGAZINE
April 30, 2006
So Josh Lucas "is the next Paul Newman" ("His Jacket Off, Josh Lucas Talks About the Day Job," by David A. Keeps, Men's Fashion Issue, April 9). Give us a break. That's what industry shorthand told us about Matthew McConaughey a few years back. There is no next Paul Newman, next James Dean, next Cary Grant. Look up the meaning of "unique." Larry Joe Alyea Santa Monica
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 2003
Here are this week's key releases on video/DVD, available beginning Tuesday. *--* Video/DVDs BOX OFFICE (MILLIONS) DOMESTIC FOREIGN "Sweet Home $126.4 $7.6 (United Kingdom only) Alabama" Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas; directed by Andy Tennant "Igby Goes Down" $4.7 -- Kieran Culkin, Susan Sarandon; directed by Burr Steers "Formula 51" $5.1 $6.1 (United Kingdom only) Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Carlyle; directed by Ronny Yu *--* *--* Source: Internet Movie Database *--*
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A movie based on a book about the slaying of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is scheduled to begin filming in the fall. Beacon Pictures has signed Josh Lucas for the starring role. Kip Williams, who directed "Door in the Floor," will helm the as-yet-untitled movie. The film is based on the book "Who Killed Daniel Pearl?" in which French author Bernard-Henri Levy details his one-year investigation into the circumstances behind Pearl's kidnapping and slaying in Pakistan in 2002.
MAGAZINE
April 9, 2006 | David A. Keeps
Ask Josh Lucas, serious actor, why he agreed to star in "Poseidon," a remake of the mother of all cheesy disaster flicks, and his blazing baby blues narrow. Then he breaks into a wolfish grin that reveals a row of refreshingly imperfect bottom teeth. "Two words," he says. "Wolfgang Petersen." It was Petersen, the fabled director of "Das Boot" and "The Perfect Storm," who told Lucas: "I understand water and claustrophobia as well as anyone in the world."
NEWS
January 12, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
IN "Glory Road," which opens Friday, Josh Lucas plays the legendary NCAA basketball coach Don Haskins, who took his underdog team, the Texas Western Miners, to championship glory 40 years ago. What makes Haskins' accomplishment historically significant is that his opening lineup in the title game was composed entirely of African American players. Though Lucas, 34, never had a sports mentor such as Haskins, there was a high school coach who changed his life.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2006 | SUSAN KING
WOLFGANG PETERSEN can't stay away from directing movies dealing with water, ships and people in peril. The German filmmaker first made his mark -- receiving Oscar nominations for direction and screenplay -- for the 1981 "Das Boot" and then returned to the sea with the 2000 hit "The Perfect Storm." Now he's hitting the waves again with the action thriller "Poseidon," a remake of the 1972 disaster film "The Poseidon Adventure," about a luxury liner that capsizes because of a rogue wave.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2008 | TINA DAUNT
Other presidents have come into office concerned about the arms race. This one, the economy. But when you're planning the parties that celebrate a new president's inauguration, the real issue on your mind is the battle of the bands. Right now, anyone who can turn on a microphone or knows somebody who plays an instrument probably could get a gig in Washington the week of Jan. 18. Simply put: The laws of supply and demand seem to apply to musical talent just as they do Wall Street.
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