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'Boardwalk Empire' 4.2 Sneak Preview Review

9/10/2013 11:21am EDT
Boardwalk Empire 4.2 Sneak Preview
Continuing with my sneak preview reviews of Boardwalk Empire - this one of 4.2 - courtesy of screeners from Starpulse, guaranteed to be spoiler free, and to be followed this Sunday with a proper recap/review after the episode has aired in New York, just up the road from A.C.

We learn what Richard, whom we saw on a killing spree in 4.1, is really up to.  And, in fact, 4.2 is one of the best Richard shows we've seen in lo these four seasons.  We learn about his family, and we see yet another very tender side of him.

Episode 4.2 also introduces this season's (so far) most important new chara...

Jeffrey Wright Arrested For Drunk Driving

4/28/2013 12:30pm EDT
Jeffrey Wright
On Saturday, Jeffrey Wright was arrested in New York City on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI).

The 47-year-old character actor was behind the wheel when cops stopped his car in the early hours of the morning for a traffic violation.

According to, officers detected the smell of alcohol and asked Wright to undergo a field sobriety test.

Wright, who will next appear in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," was then taken into custody and booked for DWI.

Wright has appeared in the films "Casino Royale," "Source Code" and "The Manchurian Candidate."

Check Out All 11 'Capitol Portraits' From 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

3/13/2013 7:52pm EDT
Effie Trinket
The buzz is rapidly building for the second chapter in Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, with 11 new "Capitol Portraits" of the key players in the story.

The nefarious President Snow (Donald Sutherland), Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) and Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), all return for the second film; along with Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz), Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth).

The portraits also focus on three new characters that will be pivotal to the story and it...

Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

8/9/2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.


'House' Recap: Nobody’s Fault

2/6/2012 9:51pm EST
nobodys fault
This week’s episode of “House,” entitled “Nobody’s Fault,” is the most engaging and stylized episode of this season. It reminds viewers that though the show can occasionally fall into a formulaic rut, show creator David Shore and his brilliant writers will never leave fans dangling for long.

Directed by Greg Yaitanes, a veteran director of not just “House” but a slew of television dramas including “Lost” and “Heroes,” this week’s episode is filmed in a “Rashomon” style of storytelling, a method most recently co-opted by David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” Like Akira Kurosawa’s classic fi...

On DVD: 'Source Code' Smart, Original Sci-fi

7/26/2011 2:13pm EDT
Sometimes it feels like original ideas are against the rules in Hollywood; most of the movies that get made, even the good ones, are rehashes of the same old ideas. This year’s Best Picture winner, for instance, was a film about an unorthodox therapist who is able to help our protagonist when other therapists have failed. Someone recently pointed out to me, it’s the same basic plot as “Good Will Hunting;” I mentioned that “Mary Poppins” is cut from the same cloth as well. Old ideas rehashed = box office (and Oscar) glory.

Which makes “Source Code,” a movie based around an original ide...

Review: 'Source Code' 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't On The Same Track (Video)

3/31/2011 11:53am EDT
Source Code
'Source Code' directed by Duncan Jones stars Jake Gyllenhall as Captain Colter Stevens, a Blackhawk helicopter pilot in the U.S. Army who one morning wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago.

Seated opposite Colter is a woman named Christina Warren (Michelle Monaghan) who seems to know him very well. Only trouble is Captain Colter has no idea who this girl is or how he got on the train. The last thing Colter does remember is flying a helicopter mission in Afghanistan. Things get even stranger when he looks in the mirror. The face reflecting back is not...

Josh Brolin Proud Of Bar Fight

9/21/2010 10:20pm EDT
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin wears his 2008 jail time as a badge of honor - because he's proud he stood up for "W" co-star Jeffrey Wright in a Louisiana bar encounter.

The actors were arrested and charged with interfering with police business following the altercation at the Stray Cat bar in Shreveport but the charges against both have since been dropped.

And Brolin insists he'd do what he did all over again - whatever the consequences - because he hates bar bullies.

He tells Playboy magazine, "Going to jail that time was for an excellent reason: Jeffrey Wright didn't do anything... I don't like bullies....

Opening December 5: Cadillac Records

12/3/2008 9:59am EST
Cadillac Records
The story of the blues in 1950s Chicago is told in Sony BMG Film's Cadillac Records, a musical drama written and directed by TV veteran Darnell Martin. The film stars Adrien Brody as Chess Records founder Leonard Chess, with Jeffrey Wright portraying R&B legend Muddy Waters, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James, and Mos Def doing his best Chuck Berry.

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Josh Brolin, Others Arrested In Bar Brawl

7/13/2008 9:00am EDT
Josh Brolin
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, along with members of a crew filming an Oliver Stone movie, were arrested during a bar fight Saturday morning, police said.

Shreveport police Sgt. Willie Lewis said Brolin, Wright and five others were arrested just after 2 a.m. at a club called the Stray Cat bar.

A call to deal with a rowdy patron drew interference from other patrons, Lewis said.

The Times of Shreveport reported that Brolin was booked and posted $334 cash bond to be released. Police could not say Saturday night whether he or the others had been rel...

Five Best & Worst Films Starring Samuel L. Jackson

3/27/2008 4:03pm EDT
Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson is one of those rare character actors who can take even the weakest of scripts and turn the dialogue into pure cinematic gold. Film after film he continues to deliver some of the most memorable one-liners and poetic obscenities, and he always manages to steal the show.

The challenge with ranking Sam Jackson films is ignoring the obvious victor for best role in Pulp Fiction where he plays Jules Winnfield, the Jheri Curl wearing, Bible quoting hit man. Landing the "Fiction" role was no doubt a turning point in Jackson's career and remains to this day his finest film pe...

Opens July 21: Lady in the Water

7/19/2006 11:56am EDT
Lady in the Water

M. Night Shyamalan writes and directs this grown-up bedtime story about an apartment building superintendent named Cleveland (Paul Giamatti) who attempts to save a woman (Bryce Dallas Howard) from drowning, only to discover that she is a magical character from a fictional story...

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Cast and Crew:

Paul Giamatti - (Cleveland Heep)

Bryce Dallas Howard - (Story)

Jeffrey Wright - (Mr. Dury)

Bob Balaban - (Harry Farber)

Sarita Choudhury - (Anna Ran)

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