In 1968, television network ABC was dead last in the ratings. So for the Democratic and Republican national conventions held in August, ABC hired political polar opposites conservative William F. Buckley Jr. and liberal Gore Vidal to provide commentary and debate each other.
Film audiences may flock to The Good Lie, a compelling drama because Reese Witherspoon is one of the stars, but they will fall in love with Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, rapper Emmanuel Jal, and Kuoth Wiel.
The new Kon-Tiki was shot in both English and in Norwegian with the actors fluent in each language. Last week, in anticipation of the film's opening and an exhibition of the raft, The Weinstein Company hosted a luncheon for a small group at The Explorers Club.