Screenwriter Says ‘Preacher’ Movie is “Gestating”
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—John August, who has been tapped to write the movie version of the DC/Vertigo Comics series “Preacher” created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, describes the project as “gestating.” “I don’t know if the birth is going to be anytime soon, [...]
‘Pitch Perfect’ More Flat Than Sharp
*****Note to Editor: Release date is Friday September 28, and there is no embargo. ***** By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Less cleverly ironic and movie-musical stylized than “Glee” but obviously greenlighted to capitalize on that TV show’s success, the off-key  [...]
Not Enough Fun in Dreary ‘Dredd’
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Although calling it dreadful would be too-easy overkill, “Dredd” is surprisingly dreary for a comic-book action flick. Set almost entirely in a massive 200-story concrete slum, the movie plays like a violent but not terribly involving vid [...]
The ‘Perks’ of Being Ezra Miller
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Ezra Miller, who played the sociopathic title character in last year’s “We Need to Talk About Kevin,” is nothing like that and other dark troubled youths he has played in his brief but productive career. In fact, when he calls an hour late by phone fr [...]