Last week, members of President-elect Barack Obama’s Inaugural Committee announced that they had chosen HBO to televise the opening ceremony of the inauguration, which will take place at the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday, Jan. 18, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Today, HBO announced its lineup for the ceremony—dubbed "We Are One: Read More
Remember how last week we told you about Law Abiding Citizen, the Jamie Foxx/Gerard Butler vigilante drama that Frank Darabont was directing? The film, trite Hollywood genre fare, looked to be a real departure from Mr. Darabont’s normal oeuvre, causing us some quiet excitement. Whoops! It looks like a "jk" might be in order. Read More
Jamie Foxx is taking a page out of Denzel Washington’s career handbook. The Oscar-winning actor, who will next be seen alongside Robert Downey, Jr. in this November’s The Soloist, has reportedly signed onto another mismatched rival flick, Law Abiding Citizen, opposite Gerard Butler. In the film, Mr. Foxx will play a grieving Read More
Can we add another movie to the possible list of incredibly too early Oscar prognostication? Good! We submit for your viewing pleasure the new trailer for The Soloist, which has just been released over at Yahoo! Movies. After watching it twice in rapid succession we just want to know: can we give Read More
DENVER—"There’s my girl!" Chevy Chase bellowed as Madeline Albright walked into the backroom of the Vanity Fair-Google party on Thursday, August 28. The towering comedian, who was clad in a blazer, T-shirt and jeans, bent down to embrace his old friend. They discussed plans to get together—Mr. Chase promising an e-mail from "his people"—mugged for Read More
Jamie Foxx won best actor for his masterly portrayal of the rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles in Ray. A joyous Mr. Foxx, 37, tearfully recalled how his grandmother-”my first acting teacher”-told him how to carry himself, to “act like you got some sense” and beat him when he did not.
“Now she talks to Read More
Taylor Hackford’s Ray , from a screenplay by James L. White, based on a story by Mr. Hackford and Mr. White, turned out to be even better than everyone said it was, and I write this as one who has never regarded the music of Ray Charles as a cultural priority. Not that I wish Read More
Battered by diabolical summer con jobs like Jonathan Demme’s
bloated, preposterous and infuriating remake of John Frankenheimer’s
masterpiece The Manchurian Candidate ,
and in a heightened state of my own personal orange alert, I’m taking a few
weeks off. Before I go, here are a few thoughts to leave behind.
As violent thrillers go, Read More