Live Report from the Academy Awards

Tonight’s the night. In about half an hour, the 82nd Annual Academy Awards will start broadcasting live from Hollywood, California. There are many, many attractive people here, and out on the red carpet, Avatar star Sam Worthington made a point to tell the entire crowd that “this is f-ing unbelievable.” I’m sitting here live in […]

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Opening Wide: From Paris With Love, Dear John

Here’s what’s opening in theaters nationwide this weekend. We’ve got a bald-headed badass John Travolta goateein’ up some action-packed blow-ups in From Paris With Love, wherein the commercials have him repeating that famous ‘Royale With Cheese’ line, and we’ve also got the man born to play soldiers, aka Channing Tatum, playing a soldier torn between […]

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Opening Wide: ‘Ninja Assassin,’ ‘Old Dogs’

Opening in theaters nationwide today are a pair of vastly different movies. On one hand, we have a sword-wielding martial-arts action thriller Ninja Assassin, and on the other hand, we’ve got John Travolta and Robin Williams starring in a goofy family comedy about a pair of slick hotshots who suddenly become fathers overnight and have […]

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Opening Wide: The Taking of Pelham 123, Imagine That

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Taking-of-Pelham-123/147405/1138183181/The-Taking-Of-Pelham-123%3A-Hostage/embed 420 355] The Taking of Pelham 123 Buy tickets at Fandango! John Travolta is Ryder, a mysterious and unhinged criminal mastermind who has assembled a team of gun-toting thugs to take a subway car full of passengers hostage for ransom, which makes the life of Metro Transit Authority employee Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) […]

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John Travolta Speaks on “The Taking of Pelham 123”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Taking-of-Pelham-123/147405/1138183181/The-Taking-Of-Pelham-123%3A-Hostage/embed 420 355] John Travolta has a star turn as the energetic and charismatic bad guy calling himself Ryder in Tony Scott’s The Taking of Pelham 123, opposite Denzel Washington. But as we all know, he’s struggling through a personal nightmare with the loss of his son Jett in January, so he’s not taken […]

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Tony Scott’s Stoner Influence for “The Taking of Pelham 123”

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Koyaanisqatsi/32187/804699846/Koyaanisqatsi/embed 420 355] Tony Scott’s reworking of The Taking of Pelham 123 may not seem like what you’d call a “stoner movie,” but it certainly has influence rooted there, particularly in the opening scene that eventually sets up the war of wills between transit controller Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) and the criminal calling himself […]

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On Demand Today: Bolt, The Day The Earth Stood Still

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Bolt/139871/931266540/Bolt%3A-Team-Training/embed 420 355] Bolt Disney’s animated hit stars John Travolta as Bolt, a TV superhero dog who believes he is a real-life superhero dog. When he is separated from his owner (Miley Cyrus), he enlists the help of an unwilling cat named Mittens and a psychotic hamster named Rhino to help him on his […]

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