Jim Parsons Gets Animated in ‘Home’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features GLENDALE, Calif.—“Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons provides the voice of Oh, a banished alien, who kindly helps a human girl (voiced by singer Rihanna) try to find her mother (played by actress/singer/talent judge Jennifer Lopez) in DreamWorks animated comedy  [...]
Rihanna Brings it ‘Home’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features GLENDALE, Calif.—Grammy winner Rihanna is no stranger to the recording booth, and yet the world-famous singer reveals she was a little apprehensive about providing the voice of the young human heroine Tip in the DreamWorks animated feature “Home.” “I’ve never d [...]
Jason Statham Tackles Literary Thief ‘Parker’
By ANGELA DAWSON Front Row Features HOLLYWOOD—Jason Statham has played a number of tough guy movie characters over the years, but he says what distinguishes his role in “Parker” from previous roles is the writing by author Donald Westlake, who penned more than a hundred hard-boiled crime novels b [...]
‘Parker’ More Runny Than Hard Boiled
NOTE TO EDITORS: Reviews are embargoed for publication until Friday, January 25 By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic The first thing we see career criminal Parker (Jason Statham) do in the movie bearing his one-word name is park a car, which seems a bit on the nose. Unfortunately, the r [...]
‘Ice Age’ Arrives on DVD, Blu-ray
By JAMES DAWSON Front Row Features Film Critic Just in time for the holidays, “Ice Age: Continental Drift” sets sail Friday, December 11 on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Loaded with extras, the 3D Blu-ray version of the hit animated feature includes a  [...]