‘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 [...]
Jeremy Jordan Makes a ‘Joyful Noise’
By Lynn Barker Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Jeremy Jordan may not yet be a household name, but the up and coming performer has starred on Broadway, most notably playing the lead role of Tony in a 2010 production of “West Side Story.” The Corpus Christi, Texas native now makes his feature film deb [...]
Gina Carano Goes ‘Haywire’ in Action Thriller
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Gina Carano has dominated the world of mixed martial arts fighting for the past five years and has starred in the hit NBC show, “American Gladiators.” She now turns her sights to the big screen, making her feature film debut in Steven Soderbergh’s act [...]