Even worse than for Madea's Witness Protection. He's gotten some scathing notices for Alex Cross, the thriller in which he's the homicide detective/psychologist once played by Oscar winner Morgan Freeman. But if there's any killing to investigate, it could be to Perry's career after this turkey lu ... More >>
Summer Olympics season is imminent: Golden rings crop up on magazine covers, newspapers dedicate space to English beverages and foodstuffs, Morgan Freeman's rich, reassuring baritone returns to prime time in the form of credit-card shilling, businesses all over town announce their own "Olympics Of [ ... More >>
Normally, reviews and mentions of a movie are embargoed by the film studio until a few days before the opening, but in the case of The Dark Night Rises, participating press have been warned by Warner Brothers to not tweet, review, or mention the film in any way until opening day (July 20)! There is ... More >>
The show started with great dignity. Morgan Freeman came out and a friend of mine said, "Is that the one who fucks the granddaughter?"
A new play from Julia Cho, an old one from Alfred Uhry
Helen Mirren will cut you, and other awesome old-people things, in Red
Just the other day, I asked why James Earl Jones has gotten billing ahead of Vanessa Redgrave in Broadway's imminent Driving Miss Daisy revival. They're both acting titans of the highest magnitude, but after all, Daisy is the title role and Vanessa's an Oscar winner.
The marquee is up for the Driving Miss Daisy revival on Broadway, and James Earl Jones's name is the first one listed! He's on the left and Vanessa Redgrave comes next, on the right. This might be an alphabetical way to handle two titans of such magnitude, but isn't Vanessa slightly bigger, ... More >>
My choices in ranked order: (1) James Stewart (2) Robert DeNiro (3) Spencer Tracy (4) Jack Nicholson (5) Jack Lemmon
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are: An Education Avatar The Blind Side District 9 The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire A Serious Man Up U ... More >>
The really likeable thing about what remains an underrated (though, uh, not that underrated) Blueprint 3 was the spectacle of Jay-Z thinking pretty seriously about what it meant to be an enormously successful and pretty definitively middle-aged rapper. He's the first and only to do it, with apolog ... More >>
With its secret boys club and bloody good fun, Wanted has all of the fight with none of the guilt
A review of the Broadway season's best leg-breaking, plus some arm-twisting
Race and history trouble The Country Girl and Sound and the Fury; Thurgood gets them right.
The absolutely last word on words not to have lived by during the previous year
Two old codgers one-up their movie about two old codgers
Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about
There's nothing to this slight, self-absorbed dramedy
Better luck tomorrow: Bubbly cast and clever banter can't overcome blatant Tarantinoisms
My Life is a dog: Redford self-actualizes, Freeman bears the burden in new Hallstrom
Ducking clichés, Clint Eastwood's underdog boxing flick rallies for a poignant final round
The Reflecting Skin
They Call Me Bruce