Warren Zanes Warren Zanes Writing the Book on Tom Petty by Jay S. Jacobs Thirty years ago, Warren Zanes and his brother Dan led a hip rock band called The Del Fuegos. The Boston-based band released three albums on the cutting-edge Slash/WB label, gaining a cult following, but never quite making the breakthrough that was expected. Probably their career high was getting the coveted opening slot on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Southern Accents tour. Zanes, who had grown up
Selma SELMA (2014) Starring David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Tim Roth, Carmen Ejogo, André Holland, Martin Sheen, Cuba Gooding Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Common, Dylan Baker, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Wendell Pierce, Stephan James, Nigel Thatch, Tessa Thompson, Colman Domingo, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Omar J. Dorsey, Stephen Root, Ledisi Young, Niecy Nash, Martin Sheen and Lorraine Toussaint. Screenplay by Paul Webb. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Top Five TOP FIVE (2014) Starring Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Cedric the Entertainer, J.B. Smoove, Sherri Shepherd, Anders Holm, Romany Malco, Leslie Jones, Michael Che, Jay Pharoah, Ben Vereen, Hayley Marie Norman, Karlie Redd, Luis Guzmán, Charlie Rose, Bruce Bruce, Taraji P. Henson, Gabourey Sidibe, DMX, Jim Norton, Whoopi Goldberg, Adam Sandler and Jerry Seinfeld. Screenplay by Chris Rock. Directed by Chris Rock. Distributed by P
Get On Up GET ON UP (2014) Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson, Keith Robinson, Octavia Spencer, Brandon Smith, Lennie James, Fred Melamed, Josh Hopkins, Tika Sumpter, Aunjanue Ellis, Tariq Trotter, Aloe Blacc, Nick Eversman, J.D. Evermore, Phyllis Montana LeBlanc, John Benjamin Hickey and Allison Janney. Screenplay by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. Directed by Tate Taylor. Distributed by Universal Picture
Big Eyes BIG EYES (2014) Starring Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Danny Huston, Terence Stamp, Jon Polito, Madeleine Arthur, Delaney Raye, Elisabetta Fantone, James Saito, Guido Furlani, Emily Bruhn, Alan MacFarlane, Tony Alcantar and Jaden Alexander. Screenplay by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Directed by Tim Burton. Distributed by The Weinstein Company. 106 minutes. Rated PG-13. In the 1990s, screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry
Chadwick Boseman and Octavia Spencer at the New York Press Conference for “Get On Up.” Photo by Brad Balfour copyright 2014. Chadwick Boseman, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Jill Scott, Dan Aykroyd, Mick Jagger, Tate Taylor and Brian Grazer In This Cinematic Telling Soul Godfather James Brown Taught Us How to Get On Up by Brad Balfour Though by no means a perfect film or conventional biopic, the recently released Get On Up wrangles with the complicated life of one of pop musi
Diego Luna at the New York Press Day for “Cesar Chavez.” Photo by Brad Balfour. Actor Turned Director Diego Luna Celebrates Cesar Chavez by Brad Balfour Born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City, Diego Luna Alexander lost his mother in a car accident when he was only two. Therefore, Luna became immersed in his father’s passion for entertainment. His father was Mexico’s most acclaimed living theatre, cinema and opera set designer. From an early age Luna began acting in televisi