After Dark Debuts First Five Features
By PETERSON GONZAGA Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—A new contender has stepped into the lucrative action movie field. It’s called After Dark Action, a partnership between After Dark Films and Joel Silver’s Dark Castle Entertainment. The partnership will debut its initial five original films i [...]
Rita Wilson Tunes Up for ‘AM/FM’ CD
By MICHAEL HIXON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Actress-producer Rita Wilson grew up listening to the radio in her parent’s car in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Songs that were about the romanticized version of love from that era evolved into the singer-songwriters that dominated the radio in the [...]
Catching Up with Beach Boys’ Al Jardine
By MICHAEL HIXON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—With The Beach Boys going back on the road to launch their 50th anniversary, an original member of the band also is celebrating his own milestone. Al Jardine, the surf band’s original guitarist, has released his first solo album, “A Postcard from Cali [...]
John Cusack Channels Poe in ‘The Raven’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—John Cusack admits he got a little obsessed portraying the original king of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. He read nearly every work of the 19th century American writer and scoured books about him and his bizarre and tragic life. Cusack, 45, plays a fi [...]