Denis Leary - Celebrities attend 2015 FOX Winter Television Critics Association All-Star Party at Langham Huntington Hotel. at Langham Huntington Hotel - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 17th January 2015
Denis Leary - Photographs of a variety of stars as they attended the 2015 FOX Winter Television Critics Association All-Star Party which was held at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 17th January 2015
Essentially this year's Moneyball, but set in American football rather than baseball, this fast-paced drama is brightly made with an especially strong cast. But only die-hard fans will be able to drum up much interest in the plot, which is played as if it's the most important thing on earth. This insular approach is seriously alienating for audience members with even the slightest sense of perspective about life. Thankfully, the actors are likeable and entertaining.
It's set over the 12 hours leading up to the NFL draft, when teams select the top players from university teams. In Cleveland, manager Sonny (Kevin Costner) is struggling to hang on to his job, arguing with Coach Penn (Denis Leary) about who should be the first pick. And when he swaps with another team for the top selection, the team owner (Frank Langella) pressures Sonny to take the most highly desired player in the field (Josh Pence). But Sonny has his doubts, and amid backroom dealings and frantic last-minute swaps, he also looks at another promising player (Chadwick Boseman) while making sure the team's current quarterback (Tom Welling) is up to his job. Meanwhile, Sonny and the team's financial manager Ali (Jennifer Garner) are in a secret relationship and have just found out that they're pregnant.
Most of this takes place during phone calls, but director Ivan Reitman manages to make this visually intriguing using whizzy split-screen trickery. And while Garner's character feels utterly irrelevant, like a distraction to the main football plot , she adds the badly needed human interest element, as do two other actresses in smaller roles: Ellen Burstyn and Rosanna Arquette as Sonny's mother and ex-wife, respectively. There are also strong cameos from the likes of Sean Combs as a high-powered agent and Sam Elliot as a sporting veteran. And it's all anchored effortlessly by Costner's affable charm, providing resonance in Sonny's attempt to play a long game while being pushed to make the flashier decisions.
Continue reading: Draft Day Review
'Sin City' actress Jessica Alba looked positively glowing in her stunning strapless bronze gown at the 2014 NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) Designing Women Awards held at the McGraw Hill Building, where she was accompanied on the red carpet by her friend and award-winning make-up artist Evelyne Noraz.
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' stars Emma Stone and Paul Giamatti made their entrances on the red carpet at the New York premiere of the movie. The actors play Spider-Man's love interest Gwen Stacy and his nemesis The Rhino, respectively. Emma certainly stood out in a floor-skimming, white, Grecian gown.
Not a disastrous set of first reviews, but 'could do better' rings true
Loosly based upon the British series of the same name, Sirens follows three narcissistic, self-destructive paramedics with difficult interpersonal relationships as they try to save everyday Americans’ lives. The premise has been set in stone and was critically well ercieved in the U.K, but has Denis Leary’s adaption captured the essence of the original?
From Left to right: Jessica McNamee, Kevin Daniels, Kevin Bigley and Michael Mosley star in 'Sirens'
It would appear not. The critics haven’t slated Sirens, which is set to debut tonight on the USA channel at 10/9 Central, but positive reviews are hard to come by, and the general consensus is that of ‘could do better’ and ‘distinctly average’.
Continue reading: Denis Leary's 'Sirens' Fails To Lure The Critics - Reviews Roundup
He came of age, and headbutted a cop
Sandlot actor Tom Guiry, who played Smalls in the hit movie of the 1990s, has been arrested for headbutting a cop and trying to kick him in the face.
In one of the more bizarre stories to come out of tinseltown for some time, TMZ.com report how Guiry was at Bush International Airport in Houston over the weekend when a United Airlines employee concluded he was too drunk to fly. Ah, this old story huh?
The employee contacted an airport copy, who approached Guiry and gave him two options: a public intoxication arrest or jail. The former child actor took the third option, headbutt the cop after a barrage of verbal abuse.
Continue reading: 'Sandlot' Actor Arrested For Cop Headbutt, But Let's Remember The Movie
When the ice shelf suddenly cracks in two, mammoth Manny (Romano) finds himself adrift with sabre-tooth Diego (Leary), sloth Sid (Leguizamo) and Sid's toothless granny (Sykes). But as they attempt to get home, they're waylaid by a pirated iceberg sailed by Captain Gutt (Dinklage) and his scurvy crew.
Meanwhile, Manny's wife Ellie (Latifah) and their mildly rebellious daughter Peaches (Palmer) are trying to outrun the shifting continental plates. And the film's real star Scrat is on a hunt for a hidden acorn treasure.
Continue reading: Ice Age: Continental Drift Review
A huge asset here is gifted lead actor Andrew Garfield, who takes on the role of Peter Parker with real passion. Peter is a 17-year-old science nerd in high school who has real depth due to his personal history. Growing up in New York with his aunt and uncle (Field and Sheen) after his parents disappeared, he's more than a little unsettled when the object of his secret crush, sexy-brainy Gwen (Stone), notices him. Meanwhile, he's bitten by a mutant spider and develops some strange powers, which he exercises by chasing down bad guys all over the city.
Continue reading: The Amazing Spider Man Review
Date of birth
18th August, 1957