Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte LeBon, Angela Sarafyan, James Cromwell and Terry George – Keeping the Promise
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Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte LeBon, Angela Sarafyan, James Cromwell and Terry George – Keeping the Promise

Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte LeBon, Angela Sarafyan, James Cromwell and Terry George Keeping the Promise by Jay S. Jacobs The Armenian Genocide in what is now Turkey happened over 100 years ago, but it is still a political hot potato all these years later. In the days during and after World War I, the … Continue reading

Phillip P. Keene – Giving the Buzz on Major Crimes
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Phillip P. Keene – Giving the Buzz on Major Crimes

Phillip P. Keene Giving the Buzz on Major Crimes by Jay S. Jacobs It’s hard enough to find a good role in a hit series in modern Hollywood. Phillip P. Keene knows that he has gotten an extraordinary opportunity, to play the same fan-favorite role in two different series now, for over a decade. Keene … Continue reading

Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern – Being Brutally Honest About Wilson
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Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern – Being Brutally Honest About Wilson

Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern Being Brutally Honest About Wilson by Jay S. Jacobs We all know a guy like Wilson, a jaded eccentric who is as fascinated by people as his is offended by them. When casting Daniel (Ghost World) Clowes’ popular graphic novel about a middle-aged curmudgeon trying to find a reason in … Continue reading

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken
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Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken

Clive Standen, Jennifer Beals and Alex Cary Exercise Their Special Set of Skills in Taken by Jay S. Jacobs “I don’t know who you are.  I don’t know what you want.  If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money.  But what I do have are a very particular set … Continue reading

Viggo Mortensen – Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic
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Viggo Mortensen – Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen Acclaimed Actor Gets Oscar Nom Leading Captain Fantastic by Brad Balfour If anyone could relate to the character of Ben Cash – the focus of filmmaker Matt Ross’s feature Captain Fantastic – it’s Viggo Mortensen. The New York-born actor isn’t far removed, practically and philosophically, from his lead character’s situation as a bohemian … Continue reading

David Oyelowo – Historical Accuracy
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David Oyelowo – Historical Accuracy

David Oyelowo Historical Accuracy by Jay S. Jacobs David Oyelowo has been making movies for a little over a decade now, and he seems to have carved out a special niche in Hollywood.  The actor, who was born in Oxford and lived several years in Nigeria as a boy, has become Hollywood’s go-to choice for … Continue reading

André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage
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André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage

André Holland and Carra Patterson Drive August Wilson’s Jitney onto The Broadway Stage by Brad Balfour Before he died in 2005, playwright August Wilson had created the 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle (or Century Cycle) chronicling black American life which spanned over 10 decades. This work is not only Wilson’s benchmark but is a touchstone for fans … Continue reading