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42 (movie)

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  • Hollywood reflects on race in year of black, civil rights films

    Hollywood reflects on race in year of black, civil rights films
    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...
  • '42's' Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in biopic

    '42's' Chadwick Boseman to play James Brown in biopic
    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...
  • 'Gravity,' at Venice Film Festival, pulls critics into its orbit

    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...
  • Tom Cruise proves his box-office worth with No. 1 'Oblivion'

    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...
  • How Sam Lacy helped integrate Major League Baseball

    How Sam Lacy helped integrate Major League Baseball
    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...
  • Jackie Robinson's Legacy As 'The Greatest'

    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. Wrong. "That's an easy one,'' Cosell said, spacing...
  • Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers

     Review: 'Kon-Tiki' a tale retold of determined seafarers
    "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...
  • Anne Arundel athletes say message of '42' still relevant

    Anne Arundel athletes say message of '42' still relevant
    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-...
  • August Wilson's words came straight from his soul

    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...
  • Reel Critics: Compared to 'Jackass,' this is a triumph

    Reel Critics: Compared to 'Jackass,' this is a triumph
    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...
  • Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial

    Current events put the N-word — and U.S. history — on trial
    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-...