Cannes: Dern a leading man again in 'Nebraska'
-- For the aging, gruff patriarch of his father-son road trip "Nebraska," Alexander Payne tried to lure Gene Hackman out of retirement and considered the likes of Robert Duvall and Jack Nicholson . Bruce Dern calls them "the obvious guys.""He said to me, 'I Read more »
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LETTER: Who watches watchers?
To the Editor: I’m shocked, shocked, I tell you, that surveillance is going on here! Hasn’t anyone ever watched the movie, “Enemy of the State?” Gene Hackman told us we were being watched and listened to by the NSA in 1998. How about TV shows where, for 6/18/13 from The Morning Journal Read more »
John A. Tures: Iran's 'Crimson Tide' election
The movie "Crimson Tide," starring Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington, is one of my favorite political science films. My students enjoy watching it, too. Though it is set in a nuclear submarine, it actually provides a good lesson for the recent Iranian p from Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia) Read more »
24 Things We Learned from the ‘Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut’ Commentary
Any fan of the Superman movie series knows of the myriad problems experienced during the filming of Superman II. The most notable was the estranged relationship that director Richard Donner had with producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind. Donner’s plan was from Film School Rejects Read more »
Former NSA Chief Was Worried About “Enemy Of The State” Reputation
Actors Will Smith and Gene Hackman in "Enemy of the State." In the past week, details on two of the most closely guarded and controversial federal surveillance programs have been brought into the light of day and has turned the public perception of the s from Time Magazine Read more »
Sir Ben Kingsley Goes Sci-Fi in 'Bangor, Northern Ireland,' the Remarkable Shelf Life of Aging Movie Stars
There's a magic zone with male movie stars in their 50s and 60s, where they're old enough to have accrued gravitas and authority, but not too old to no longer be believably physically powerful. Once in the zone but now aging out of it are actors in their from Indie Wire Read more »