By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Fans of Gru, the orphan girls, Dr. Nefario, Vector and the minions have cause to celebrate. The writers of “Despicable Me,” the 2010 animated feature about a criminal mastermind named Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), who turns out to have a soft spot for [...]
A ‘Safe’ Place for Ryan Reynolds
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features NEW YORK—Ryan Reynolds is dog-tired. The in-demand actor has been up until 4 a.m. wrapping his newest film, “R.I.P.D.” Yet he has a full day of interviews ahead for the crime drama “Safe House,” in which he plays a fledgling CIA agent who comes face to face wit [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Linda Cardellini Makes a Big ‘Return’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Linda Cardellini has two big productions due this month. The former “ER” star is about to give birth to her first child. She also stars in a powerful new drama called “Return,” in which she plays a National Guardsman trying to readjust—mostly unsucces [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Robin Ellis Remembers ‘Poldark’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—As American TV viewers are now hooked on “Downton Abbey,” there was a time 35 years ago when another spellbinding British saga took the former colonies by storm. It was called “Poldark,” and it aired over two seasons on PBS’ “Masterpiece Theatre.” The [...]
Berry, Cruise and Diaz to Present at Oscars
By A Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Academy Award winner Halle Berry, Academy Award nominee Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz are among the latest celebrity talent to be added to the list of presenters at this year’s Oscars. Berry won in 2002 for her starring role in “MonsterR [...]
Channing Tatum Honors His ‘Vow’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—The Chinese calendar may indicate this is the Year of Dragon, but in Hollywood it also could be considered the Year of the Chan. Channing Tatum, that is. The ruggedly handsome Alabama native has no fewer than five films scheduled for release this year [...]
Stretch Armstrong Ready for his Close Up In 2014
By a Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Relativity Media has partnered with toy company Hasbro, to develop and produce a live-action film based on Stretch Armstrong, the iconic action hero figure launched in the 1970s, it was announced today by Relativity’s Co-President, Tucker Tooley and  [...]