After seeing the trailer for Radio, one might think that the film is some sort of amalgam of Remember the Titans and The Waterboy.
"This is actually the anti-Waterboy. We tried to get as far from that sort of film as possible," says director Michael Tollin.
Loosely inspired by a true story, Radio follows a mentally challenged black man who, thanks to the efforts of a high school football coach, becomes a beloved member of the community in a small town in South Carolina.
Anyone looking for a movie about Sylvia Plath, the poet, should skip this rendition. The working title for this movie (Ted and Sylvia), would have been much more appropriate, since it is basically a summary of the tumultuous relationship between Plath and fellow poet Ted Hughes.
Veronica Guerin is a moderately effective flashback biography, worth seeing for Cate Blanchett's curious performance (one part fearlessness, two parts foolishness) as the titular expos‚ journalist.
Guerin, Ireland's most recent martyr, jeopardized her family and lost her life for the cause of improved anti-drug legislation.
Runaway Jury is a film about a landmark gun trial set in New Orleans. Plotwise, juror Nick Easter (Cusack) uses his influence and his girlfriend (Weisz) to sway the jury and blackmail lawyers on both sides.
Director Peter Hedges and Actor Oliver Platt sat down at the Four Seasons to discuss their new film, Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes.
Street: Peter, what was it like directing a film for the first time?
Peter Hedges: I'm so pleased with how the movie turned out and everyone who worked on the movie.
I've admitted it before, and I'll admit it again: I love MTV's reality shows. Real World, Road Rules, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, Fraternity Life, Sorority Life, True Life, The Osbournes, Newlyweds. They're all masterpieces, Shakespearean in their comedy, tragedy and poetry.
David Spade gets the shaft. Maybe it's because he came of age with the last SNL cast to actually do something with their lives -- Chris Rock may never be Bill Cosby, but he'd beat Horatio Sans in any laugh-off know to man.
David Spade sat down with Street at the Four Seasons last week to talk about his new movie --in which he actually acts--occasionally.
What was it like working with child actors on a film that's basically about how being a child actor screws you up?
It's funny because I wanted them to be in the movie and I was like "I play, like, a loser - do you wanna come play yourself as a loser?" But they had a good sense of humor about it.