4 items from 2016
I don’t know about you people, but I’m ready for the Halle Berry career renaissance. I think that we, as a symbolic nation of movie fans, are ready to completely forget about the likes of Catwoman and Die Another Day and Gothika and Things We Lost in the Fire and embrace a second wind. She’s […]
- Jacob Hall
John Cusack has made 17 films in four years. We've found the ones that have gone all-but straight to DVD and watched them...
John Cusack is a bit of a Hollywood oddity. There’s no pattern to the type of movie he will choose to do, so he’s always kept us on our toes. Sure, he’ll make a dumb action movie, but that will often afford him the chance to make a few smaller gambles later on. Up until the last few years he’s played the system very well, but recently his ethic appears to have, um, waned? A little?
Since the heady days of Say Anything and Sixteen Candles he’s come to represent a sort of slightly weird-looking, awkwardly charming, offbeat everyman that men aged 18-49 can look at and go 'me'” - which is fine. There’s a place for that, as »
“Sherlock Holmes” and “The Judge” producer Susan Downey will be receiving the Mary Pickford Alumni Award, which honors USC men and women who have brought special distinction to both the Sca and the film and TV industry.
“We are thrilled to have two outstanding Sca alumni — Paul Feig and Susan Downey — honor our 2016 graduating class with personal addresses,” said USC Sca dean Elizabeth M. Daley. “Both have long been inspirations and exemplary role models for our students, and we are looking forward to welcoming them home.”
Both Feig and Downey received a Bachelor’s in film production from USC Sca.
- Maria Cavassuto
Since winning her Best Actress Oscar in 2002, I'd argue that Halle Berry just hasn't quite enjoyed the kind of post-Oscar career that was all-but promised that glorious evening, when her win was proclaimed in the entertainment media as a pivotal moment in Hollywood history in terms of work available for black actors and actresses, and Berry specifically, who some said had broken down a once-closed door that would lead to much more and even bigger roles for her in studio filmmaking. That never quite happened. Not that she hasn't been working; she certainly has, but in mostly forgettable fare: "Gothika," "Catwoman," "Perfect Stranger," "Dark Tide," »
- Tambay A. Obenson
4 items from 2016
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