| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:33 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Race in America has been a hot topic of debate this summer and Hollywood, as if on cue, has muscled its way into the conversation.
This year is shaping up to be a big one in film for African American, black and civil rights...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in "42," will portray James Brown in an untitled biopic of the soul singer.
"The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the Universal Pictures movie from a script by "Fair Game" writers Jez and John-Henry...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
The movie "42" arrived in theaters this spring swaddled snugly in the American flag.
Studio marketers declared the film to be "the true story of an American legend." With good reason: It's hard to find a more uplifting sports story than Jackie Robinson'...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:16 PM
Veteran actor Matthew Modine, whose latest film, "Jobs," opens Friday, will be the recipient of the HollyShorts Festival's Indie Maverick Award during opening-night festivities Thursday at the TCL Chinese 6 in Hollywood.
As part of the celebration,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:52 AM
In space no one can hear you applaud, but down here on Earth critical acclaim is reverberating for Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," the new thriller that opened the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday and will be released stateside Oct. 4. Starring Sandra...
| Apr 9, 2013
Actors who portray professional baseball players are not themselves professional baseball players. So hitting home runs—or just making contact with the ball—isn’t automatic.
“There [were] some times when I struck out. Struck out...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral.
Typically interviews that are done during a...
| May 19, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Stage and film legend James Earl Jones once said, "It's hard for an actor to go wrong if he's true to the words that August has written."
As an actor and writer, I have found that statement to be true of only a few playwrights. There is usually at least...
| May 2, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Arundel High School sophomore Chloe Hill entered a screening of the motion picture "42" on Thursday indebted to the film's main character, baseball player Jackie Robinson.
The film depicts Robinson's struggles and triumphs in becoming the first African-...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:35 AM
You should consider going to the movies to see "42," the new film about baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson's first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
The actual date of his major league debut, April 15, is commemorated in baseball by all...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
Having just seen the wonderful film, "42," the other day, I, too, was struck by the absence of a mention of the Baltimore Afro-American's Sam Lacy in the sports reporting of such a momentous time in baseball, America's and civil rights history. Your...