James Bond Will be Feted at Oscars
By a Front Row Features Staff Reporter HOLLYWOOD—While the nominees of the 85th Academy Awards are still six days away from being announced, one winner already has been revealed. Bond. James Bond. The producers behind Hollywood’s most important awards show announced today that a tribute to the Ja [...]
A Glimpse into the ‘Darkness’
By a Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Trekkers have to wait until May 17 to see “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the next installment of the rebooted film franchise. But Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the J.J. Abrams produced and directed franchise, released a sneak peek today at produc [...]
Nothing is ‘Impossible’ For Maria Belon
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Maria Belon is more than just a tsunami survivor. She is a woman who has experienced a horrific tragedy and lived to tell the tale. Her story is the subject of Juan Antonio Bayona’s “The Impossible,” an emotional and riveting account of the 2004 tsuna [...]
A New ‘Land’ for Matt Damon
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Matt Damon arrives for an interview shorn of his golden locks. He explains that he recently had to reshoot some scenes for Neill Blomkamp’s upcoming sci-fi drama “Elysium.” Then he just kept it that way for another role in Terry Gilliam’s “The Zero Th [...]
Back to the Water for James Van Der Beek
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—James Van Der Beek made a name for himself as the title character in the hit 1990s TV teen drama “Dawson’s Creek.” He returns to high school in the heartwarming drama “Backwards,” now available on home video. Only this time, he plays Geoff, an athleti [...]
Crystal, Midler Find ‘Guidance’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Billy Crystal and Bette Midler have known each other for nearly 40 years but they’ve never worked together professionally until now. The two co-star in “Parental Guidance,” a comedy in which they play a husband and wife who are called upon to take car [...]