(PacificCoatsNews) Looks like the screen adaptation of the 1980s TV show The Equalizer is actually coming to fruition despite earlier difficulties of nailing down a director. The Antoine Fuqua-directed crime drama will star Denzel Washington (who he worked with in Training Day) as a former covert operations officer who wants to help people in trouble. Now 16-year-old actress Chole Moretz will play the female lead — a young prostitute.According to Deadline, their choice was a bit surprising...Read Full Story
For the most part, movie premieres are predictable — screaming fans cheer on their favorite actors as they walk the red carpet, bombarded by flashbulbs and shuttled along by image-controlling publicists. That cannot be said for the White House Down event in Cancun, Mexico, last Friday, because co-stars (and newfound BFFs) Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx used the occasion to demonstrate just how cool they are.Here's how you do a movie premiere like a boss.Step 1: Arrive like a boss.Step 2: Work...Read Full Story
(Open Road Films | Warner Brothers | Ion television)Plain and simple: police work makes for thrilling entertainment. Since forever, audiences have flocked to depictions of law enforcement onscreen or sat glued to their televisions at home to the likes of NYPD Blue or Law & Order. There's a reason people gather around crime scenes and slow down when they see flashing lights on the highway. We want in on the action. But, what do real police officers think about how their occupation is depicted...Read Full Story
From left: Alicia Silverstone, Denzel Washington, Wreck-It Ralph and Jack McBrayer. (Photos by: Getty Images)"Wreck-It Ralph will light up the leader-board with the high score this weekend." Proclaims our box office expert, Jeff Bock of Exhibitor Relations. Despite the debut of Denzel Washington's critically-acclaimed Flight, Bock expects Disney's new animated feature to win the weekend outright with a $40 million take. He does expect Flight to come in second at $17M, with Argo ($8.5M), The...Read Full Story
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Denzel's layered performance is reason #1, but Flight is also a new kind of film for Robert Zemeckis. He has fun making a R-rated movie.
Whip Whitaker slides into the pilot's seat and takes a deep breath on the oxygen mask positioned to his left. He turns to his co-pilot, "Want a hit?" The co-pilot nervously shakes his head. It's 20 minutes into the movie, and it's going to be a bumpy ride, but it's nothing Whip can...Read Full Story
From left: Channing Tatum, Ryan Gosling, Mila Kunis. (Getty Images | StudioCanal | Pacific Coast News)Trailer of the Week LincolnFinally some footage from Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the eponymous 16th president. Expectations are sky-high for this one and for Day-Lewis, whose tranformation into Abraham Lincoln looks nothing short of amazing. Day-Lewis rarely disappoints so Oscar is the word once again for the celebrated English-Irish thespian...Read Full Story
From left: Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez. (Photos by: BauerGriffin | Getty Images | Pacific Coast News)Trailer of the WeekPassionFrom Brian DePalma, Passion stars Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace as two very different women caught in a dangerous game of seduction and revenge. The actresses both play against type — McAdams is a confident corporate vixen and Rapace plays her shy assistant. However, they should both display some range when Rapace's...Read Full Story