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Brian Helgeland

An Open Letter to Will Smith: Please, No Wild Bunch Remake

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Wild Bunch -- well, I won't go so far as to say that it's sacrosanct. But there's really no way to improve upon it and no need to revisit it. Comparisons are odious, as Christopher Marlowe noted.

Popcorn Preview: 42

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: 42 (2013) Cast includes: Chadwick Boseman (The Kill Hole), Harrison Ford (Clear and Present Danger), Nicole Beharie (American Violet), Christoph...

Interview: Actor Alan Tudyk Plays a Racist in 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In the film about Jackie Robinson's first year in the majors, Chapman shows up spitting one racial epithet after another from in front of the Phillies' dugout at Ebbets Field, a monologue of bitter bigotry that left Tudyk feeling slightly hungover after each day of filming.

Chadwick Boseman Talks Jackie Robinson in 42 Interview

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

I spoke with Chadwick Boseman a few weeks before the film's opening and discussed carrying the legacy of such a beloved sportsman, seeking the approval of both his family and living widow Rachel, and all he learned working opposite leading man Harrison Ford.

ReThink Review: 42 -- Which Side of History Are You On?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.12.2013 | Sports
Jonathan Kim

Despite its flaws, 42 is a great illustration of a moment where America was given the choice between the right and wrong side of history, and by and large, we chose correctly.

Zaki's Review: 42

Zaki Hasan | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

42 is an exceptional story told unexceptionally. As a depiction of the trailblazing story of Jackie Robinson, who shattered the color barrier for prof...

Movie Review: 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In telling Robinson's story, Helgeland doesn't dwell on the endless barrage of racist bile that Robinson (and his wife) endured, but he doesn't shy from it either. As a result, Robinson's achievement takes on more meaning and more power.

Michelle & Barack 'Visibly, Physically Moved' After Seeing This Movie

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.02.2013 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama said Tuesday that a new movie chronicling Jackie Robinson's rise through Major League Baseball, including the racial...

Hollywood Reveals Who Will Play Jackie Robinson

Posted 02.09.2012 | Entertainment

Hollywood has finally found its Jackie Robinson. Chadwick Boseman will play the iconic baseball star and civil rights pioneer in "42," Legendary Pi...

Movie Review: Green Zone

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Green Zone is a movie which, given a stronger sense of purpose, might have recounted exactly those failings and shown in stark relief how we were hoodwinked into war.