| 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 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 21, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend.
The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Like most films depicting historic accounts of real-life events, the bio-epic "42" carries the immediate disclaimer that it is based on a true story, leaving room for interpretive analysis and creative license. Consequently, dramatic interpretations are...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Years ago, sportscaster Howard Cosell was asked to name his all-time favorite athlete.
Obviously, the most prominent sports journalist of his era would name the man who made Cosell famous: Ali.
"That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:39 PM
"Kon-Tiki" is a ripping yarn torn from yesterday's headlines. Though somewhat forgotten now, the 1947 story of six men, an oceangoing raft and a wild and crazy theory was a media sensation that gripped the world's imagination — and launched a...
| 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-...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Johnny Knoxville has been at the center of the lowbrow "Jackass" series of bad-boy comedy films and cable TV shows. His format gathers a collection of silly, stupid skits that are so seriously R-rated they defy description in a family newspaper. The...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Egypt roils with revolution, Edward Snowden has become the Scarlet Pimpernel of privacy and a new study reveals that, even though Americans are exercising more, we're still fat, which is really unfair. Yet for weeks we've been bombarded with minute-by-...