Back to the Movies for Lea Thompson
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Lea Thompson will forever be known as Michael J. Fox’s pretty mom who develops a crush on her time-traveling son (not knowing he’s her offspring) in “Back to the Future.” The actress has worked steadily for 28 years, though she took some time away fro [...]
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 [...]