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 [...]
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 [...]
Sara Paxton Checks In with ‘The Innkeepers’
By Angela Dawson Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Sara Paxton is becoming the new Hollywood scream queen. The 23-year-old actress has appeared in such recent horror flicks including 2009’s remake “The Last House on the Left” and last year’s “Shark Night 3D.” She now stars as Claire, a twentysomething [...]
Liam Neeson Ventures Into ‘The Grey’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Liam Neeson has been on a bit of a tear since the 2008 sleeper hit “Taken” turned him into a bona fide action star. He subsequently kicked butt in “The A-Team,” “Clash of the Titans” and “Unknown.” He’s finished work on a “Titans” sequel, due out in M [...]
Sam Worthington Reaches New Heights in ‘Ledge’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Sam Worthington doesn’t like heights. So it might seem foolhardy that he would sign up to star in a movie called “Man on a Ledge” where his character spends most of his time perched on a 17-inch wide ledge on the 21st story of a New York City high [...]
‘Miss Bala’ Sheds Light on Mexico Drug Violence
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—An epidemic of criminal violence is plaguing Mexico, stemming from the lucrative but dangerous illegal drug trade. As depicted in “Miss Bala,” no one is safe from its devastation, even an innocent young beauty pageant contestant. The title equates the [...]
Ne-Yo Flying High in George Lucas’ ‘Red Tails’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features NEW YORK—Ne-Yo is better known for making hit songs. Lately, though, he’s ventured into acting, with some success. (He had roles in “Stomp the Yard” and “Battle Los Angeles.”). He now plays one of the pioneering Tuskegee Airmen in the George Lucas-produced “Red [...]
A Hairy ‘Haywire’ Adventure for Antonio Banderas
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—In Steven Soderbergh’s “Haywire,” Antonio Banderas plays a corrupt government official with a critical link to the espionage thriller’s central character, a former black ops special agent, who happens to be a woman (played by mixed martial arts fighte [...]