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 [...]
Danner Goes Back in Time for ‘Lilys’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Blythe Danner, a.k.a. Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom, has wrapped production on the pilot for “Gilded Lilys,” a “Downton Abbey”-type period series about Manhattan’s elite circa 1895 for ABC Television. The veteran actress, who is promoting her latest film, “Th [...]
Van Damme and Lundgren in New ‘Dark’ Franchise
By a Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will debut the new action movie franchise, After Dark Action which will include action stars Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, among others, Courtney Solomon, After Dark Films President and  [...]
A ‘Party’ of the Van Peebles
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Mario Van Peebles made his first feature film two decades ago with the urban crime drama “New Jack City.” A second-generation filmmaker—his father is legendary auteur Melvin Van Peebles—he is now ushering in another generation of artists with a coming [...]
Adam Brody’s Collegial ‘Damsels in Distress’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Adam Brody is one of Hollywood’s fastest-rising young stars. Having stolen hearts on TV shows including “Gilmore Girls” and “The O.C.” the San Diego-born actor has a growing list of film credits including “Jennifer’s Body” and “Scream 4.” Brody plays  [...]
Hockey Comedy ‘Goon’ Is Bloody Mess
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Seann William Scott is unexpectedly sweet natured as a bar bouncer turned professional hockey brawler in the outrageously profane comedy “Goon,” but most of this true-story-inspired tale is literally a bloody mess. When a slow-motion show [...]
A Twofer for Seann William Scott
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Seann William Scott, best known as the trash-talking Stifler in the “American Pie” comedies, is having a comeback after an extended absence from the big screen. Having gone through rehab last year for “health and personal issues,” the big, blond funny [...]