Mad Dog Morgan
*** Dennis Hopper *** Australia in the 1850s. Daniel Morgan, like hundreds of other ex-patriots from the British Isles (he is from Ireland), has come Downunder to seek his fortune. There is a gold rush going on, and Morgan wants to strike it rich. As fate would have it, Morgan soon finds himself on the other side of the law, broke and desperate. A single act… Continue reading Mad Dog Morgan
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced that Morgan Freeman will be the 2012 recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille award. Details from the HFPA’s official announcement are as follows:
The announcement was made at the Beverly Hilton by Amy Adams and Pedro Almodovar who were introduced by Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Dr. Aida Takla-OReilly.
The award is given every year by the HFPA for outstanding contributions… Continue reading Morgan Freeman to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award
Today is the beginning of the second annual DOC NYC documentary festival, which is a huge bonus round of extraordinary choices for those of us in the Big Apple with a preference for nonfiction cinema. It also should be a destination for those outside New York, especially if you want to be schooled in documentary history via the very necessary Richard Leacock retrospective… Continue reading Doc Talk: Excitement and Curiosity for DOC NYC and Morgan Spurlock's Launch PAD Initiative
In this week’s column, we examine alternative fare to the wide-release remakes, detail two new distribution deals, and highlight a broadly-appealing indie comedy.
OPENING THIS WEEKEND
Sam Worthington and Jeffrey Dean Morgan play small-town detectives tracking a serial murderer in Texas Killing Fields, opening on three screens. Inspired by a true story, it’s a very dark tale, reportedly too dark for Danny Boyle to direct, so he passed on the project
Morgan Freeman — whose inspirational new movie ‘Dolphin Tale’ is sure to have audiences weeping on both sides of the aisles — is making waves by denouncing the Tea Party as racists. As Freeman told host Piers Morgan in an interview that aired Friday night on CNN, he’s upset that their objective seems to be, “Screw the country. We’re going to whatever we do to get this black… Continue reading Morgan Freeman Says the Tea Party Has Racist Motivations (VIDEO)