John Cusack Channels Poe in ‘The Raven’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—John Cusack admits he got a little obsessed portraying the original king of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. He read nearly every work of the 19th century American writer and scoured books about him and his bizarre and tragic life. Cusack, 45, plays a fi [...]
Goddard Checks in to ‘Cabin in the Woods’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—From “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to “Angel” to “Alias” to “Lost,” Drew Goddard has been one of the architects of modern pop culture alongside uber-producer Joss Whedon. Turning his sights on the big screen, Goddard flips the traditional teen horror fli [...]
Le Carre’s Cold War Spy George Smiley on Blu-Ray
A Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Recently called “The greatest spy show ever made,” the original “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” debuts on Blu-ray on April 24 with new extras, including deleted scenes and a lengthy, new interview with director John Irvin. John le Carré’s cla [...]
‘Lockout’ for Pearce before ‘Prometheus’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Guy Pearce is mostly known for playing cerebral or flamboyant characters in films like “Memento,” “L.A. Confidential” and “Factory Girl,” where he played avant garde artist Andy Warhol. The Aussie performer relishes the opportunity to surprise—“The Ad [...]
Captain America Sequel to Hit Theaters in 2014
By a Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—The Walt Disney Studios has announced a release date for Marvel Studios’ sequel to the blockbuster  “Captain America: The First Avenger” on April 4, 2014.  The second installment will pick-up where the highly anticipated “MarvelR [...]