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‘Hugo,’ ‘The Artist’ Top Oscar Nominations
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Two films celebrating Hollywood’s Golden Age are the top nominees for this year’s Academy Awards: Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” with 11 nominations and Michel Hazanavicius’ silent, black and white “The Artist,” with 10. “Hugo” and “The Artist” were among t [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]