Danner Goes Back in Time for ‘Lilys’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Blythe Danner, a.k.a. Gwyneth Paltrow’s mom, has wrapped production on the pilot for “Gilded Lilys,” a “Downton Abbey”-type period series about Manhattan’s elite circa 1895 for ABC Television. The veteran actress, who is promoting her latest film, “Th [...]
Van Damme and Lundgren in New ‘Dark’ Franchise
By a Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Dark Castle Home Entertainment and After Dark Films will debut the new action movie franchise, After Dark Action which will include action stars Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren, among others, Courtney Solomon, After Dark Films President and  [...]
By A Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—The 84th Academy Awards has barely passed, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences already is looking ahead. The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, and the Oscar telecast will be presented on S [...]
Disney Unmasks First Look at ‘The Lone Ranger’
By A Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Walt Disney Pictures has released a first look photo of the upcoming action-adventure “The Lone Ranger.” Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Gore Verbinksi, the film stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, a spirit warrior on a personal que [...]
Simon Beaufoy Talks ‘The Hunger Games’ Sequel
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—The highly anticipated “The Hunger Games” doesn’t arrive in theaters until March 23 but Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (“Slumdog Millionaire”) already is hard at work adapting Suzanne Collins’ “Catching Fire,” the second book in her fantasy  [...]
‘Casablanca’ Plays it Again at Theaters
By A Front Row Features Staff Report HOLLYWOOD—Who says there are no good movies playing at theaters anymore? “Casablanca,” the quintessential Hollywood love story, returns to the big screen as Turner Classic Movies presents the 70th anniversary event on March 21, with special matinees in select  [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]