Last Call with Bradley Cooper
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features LAS VEGAS—This has been quite a remarkable year so far for actor Bradley Cooper. The Philadelphia native was nominated for an Oscar for his memorable performance in “Silver Linings Playbook.” He subsequently cemented his place as a solid dramatic actor in the c [...]
Eckhart Goes Undercover in ‘Erased’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Having just completed a six-week world press tour to promote the White House actioner “Olympus Has Fallen,” Aaron Eckhart is a bit jet-lagged. “I had no idea what month it was or what country I was in or what day it was,” he says of his globe trekking [...]
‘Fast & Furious 6’ Is Frantic Fun
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Buckle up and hold on tight for the wildest thrill ride of the summer. This amazingly over-the-top action/soap hybrid is so much crazy fun it’s irresistible. Full of jaw-dropping stunts, gleefully preposterous plot twists and adrenaline-rush ca [...]
Garish ‘Gatsby’ Less Than Great
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Classic literature goes to candyland in this crazily colorful fever-dream fantasy version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel. Director Baz Luhrmann has transformed the author’s noirishly bitter jazz-age period piece into a brazenly bizar [...]
‘Oranges’ Should Have Stayed on Shelf
By a Front Row Features Staff Reporter After a lackluster performance in theaters last fall, “The Oranges” is rolling out on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, May 7. The problem with this so-called comedy that is so unappealing and flavorless it should have stayed on the shelf. What’s supposed to [...]