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Some of us just yawned and obsessed over the ticking of the clock during our far-too-long commencement speeches. Whatever maniac decided that so-and-so's wife's something or other who didn’t even graduate is equipped to send students off with a 30-minute diatribe on themselves is sorely mistaken. Just dole out the degrees already and call a day a day, right, kids? Unless ...
You know, every so often schools are able to wrangle in someone actually interesting to deliver a few notes of wisdom — some more often than others (cough Harvard cough). Even better, once in a while they're our very shiniest movie stars who make lots of funnies and deliver all the feels and suddenly the speeches don't seem so bad. Get More »
It's been a while since we've had a true buddy action comedy, and "2 Guns" looks like it's a return to the glory days of genre classics like "Lethal Weapon" as Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington shoot weapons, trade quips, crash cars, make things explode and beat each other up.
We first see Wahlberg n' Washington (it has a nice ring, eh?) as a pair of bank robbers, but surprise! Unbeknownst to each other, they're actually both lawmen (Marky Mark is Special Forces; Denzel is DEA), and the two make-believe crooks are reunited when they find out their "job" was a set-up. Along the way, they raise the ire of a villainous Bill Paxton, who gets to utter one of the most overused lines in cinema: "Where's the money?"
"2 Guns" looks like a fun end-of-summer romp, with Wahlberg playing the kind of easy-breezy character he does best and Washington letting his hair down after his Oscar-nominated turn in "Flight." Check out the trailer above, or in HD at iTunes Movie Trailers.
This week: Denzel Washington plays an alcoholic airline pilot who makes a remarkable emergency landing in the high-altitude drama "Flight," directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Also new this week is Tyler Perry in "Alex Cross," the romantic comedy "Celeste and Jesse Forever" with Andy Samberg and Rashida Jones and the Blu-ray debut of "Cabaret" starring the inimitable Liza Minnelli. Get More »
Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
"No one could have drove that bus like I drove that bus."
Imagine if Denzel Washington's character in "Flight," pilot Whip Whitaker, was a lactose intolerant bus driver, hell-bent on both getting kids to school on time and finding a toilet — narrowly avoiding a terrible accident.
Intrigued? Check out King Bach's hilarious spoof, embedded below.
Director Robert Zemeckis made the DeLorean fly in "Back to the Future," but now he's headed for a troubled landing with the airplane drama "Flight."
Oscar-winner Denzel Washington plays pilot Whip Whitaker, who saves dozens of passengers with a brilliant maneuver during a mid-air emergency, but, after the media dubs him a hero, he becomes vilified for drinking the night before the eventful flight. John Goodman, Don Cheadle and Melissa Leo co-star in one of the season's most eagerly anticipated awards contenders. Get More »
Warning: This article about Universal's decision to film a sequel to their hit "Safe House" contains major spoilers, beginning right now.
So if you didn't want to know that Denzel Washington's character died, well, it's too late, isn't it? And that's important, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is still hoping Washington will co-star in "Safe House 2" anyway.
And, oh yeah, co-star Ryan Reynolds isn't signed yet either. Just what kind of sequel is this going to be, anyway? Get More »
Denzel Washington has been such a Grumpy Gus on-screen recently in films like "Safe House" and "American Gangster" that it can be easy to forget just how good he is at creating characters you can root for. Not that his work is ever anything less than interesting and complex, but sometimes people just want a hero, you know?
And then again, as the new trailer for "Flight" shows, sometimes being a hero isn't all it's cracked up to be. Get More »
This week: Disney's big-budget Martian adventure "John Carter" works better at home, where repeated viewings help one keep all the alien characters and their alliances straight.
Also new this week is the action blockbuster "Safe House" with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington, the family adventure "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island," and the Blu-ray debut of the Beatles' "Yellow Submarine." Get More »
Everyone knows "The Lorax" as a funny, furry little mustachioed fellow (he speaks for the trees!).
Just like when we took movie stars and Megaminded them, we got it into our heads that some actors might look better -- okay, well, different -- with the Lorax's trademark eyebrows and mustache. Try it on yourself! Amaze your friends! And now go out and save a forest.
Loraxing by Dustin Glick.