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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 »
When you're a potential Oscar nominee, there's no end to ways you will humiliate yourself in order to win over the mostly 80+ year-old voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Somewhere between appearing on "Oprah" and busking on a subway lie these jolly fellows, who all appear to be singing "Jingle Bells" (or at least trying) because you may or may not have gotten those candy canes they sent out lined with $100-dollar bills. Get More »
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 »
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 »
For most fans of the classic sci-fi trilogy "Back to the Future," the franchise's iconic numbers roll off the tongue just as easy as lines of dialogue: 1955, 2015, 88 miles per hour, 1.21 gigawatts. But now a new number may be joining that timeless lexicon: 42nd and Broadway.
Now that we're living in the future, we can see that there are a lot of things "Back to the Future" failed to predict, but this may be the biggest oversight of all. Deadline is reporting that director Robert Zemeckis is exploring the possibility of turning the series into a big time Broadway musical.
Biff Tannen is going to be soooo pissed. Get More »
Melissa Leo, the Oscar-winning matriarch of "The Fighter," has booked director Robert Zemeckis' redemption drama, "Flight," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
"Flight" centers on an alcoholic and drug-addicted pilot (Denzel Washington) whose plane engine malfunctions, forcing him to rescue the aircraft and its passengers and emerging an unlikely hero. When the FAA investigates and finds evidence of drug abuse, it tries to sweep the evidence to the side to help preserve the image of the pilot, who is trying to change the course of his life. Get More »
John Goodman is all up in our faces lately in a most pleasant way, with roles in movies like "Red State" and "The Artist" and TV shows like "Treme" and "Community."
Next up, he'll be getting in Denzel Washington's face in the upcoming drama "Flight," directed by Robert Zemeckis. Washington stars as Whip, a pilot whose addictions come to light after a near-accident. Although he comes off as a hero, things take a turn for the worse when officials get wind of Whip's taste for liquor and drugs. Get More »
What's the difference between a wonderful airplane experience and the flight from hell?
About a half-pint of whiskey, it turns out.
"Sherlock Holmes" star Kelly Reilly finds this out the hard way when she befriends a pilot with a tarnished reputation in the upcoming "Flight." Indie Wire reports that the British actress will star opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemeckis-directed drama. Get More »
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis will collaborate for the first time on the dramatic thriller, "Flight." Expect big-time movie magic when the star of "Malcolm X" meets the director of "Forrest Gump!"
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Robert Zemeckis is finally giving audiences a break from his mo-cap fetish and turning back to what he does best: live action films. Get More »
"I’m a huge Carl Sagan fan. I’ve read all of his books, and have so much respect and admiration for him that I guess it's no surprise "Contact" is my favorite movie of all time.
"It was able to balance delving deep into philosophy and science, still maintaining wonderful heart and soul. It's the story of Dr. Ellie Arroway [Jodie Foster] who, since she was just a girl, was always interested in contacting faraway lands.
"[Director] Robert Zemekis did such a wonderful job in bringing this story to life. His shots took my breath away. My favorite scene was when Ellie is in the [court] hearing after her journey and is being questioned about her experience. Jodie Foster's acting is so superb; it's just a wonderful scene, in a wonderful movie." Get More »