Shanghai Calling is the quintessential “stranger in a strange land” romantic comedy: a foreigner, most often an American, is relocated to an exotic location like Italy or, in this case, China, and suffers severe culture shock.
Reliable Hollywood heavyweights Kevin Costner, 57, Tom Berenger, 62, and Bill Paxton, 57, debuted in the History Channel's anticipated three-night miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys, on Memorial Day.
Fifteen years after Titanic sailed into the hearts of moviegoers, love for James Cameron's epic film about the ill-fated ship endures, but as old Rose says of the reflection that stares back at her through a long-buried hand mirror, that love has "changed a bit.
You have to hand it to Steven Soderbergh. If he is indeed bound for early retirement – or, at the very least, a “sabbatical,” as he has since clarified – then no one can accuse him of resting on his laurels, or indeed simply winding down the clock.
After quietly turning in three seasons of must see TV, HBO’s life-affirming drama about a family of suburban Mormons, Big Love, dives into their fourth season with lots of changes in store. Gone, for instance, is the blissfully campy ice skating opening sequence and the Beach Boys song that went with it and in its stead is an equally gorgeous opening that plays to the song “Home” by the British band Engineers.
Given this country’s iron-fisted conservative insistence that the American family unit is one man, one woman and 2.4 children, it’s little surprising that this intelligent, ecumenical drama enters its third season without an Emmy nomination to its name.
Capitalizing on the post-Unforgiven western revival, Buena Vista's 1993 retelling of the old west's most famous showdown ended up going head-to-head with Lawrence Kasden's botched attempt at epic - Kevin Costner vehicle Wyatt Earp - and handily won out both critically and commercially, and it isn't hard to see why.
Antonio Banderas, 51, is getting an onslaught of acclaim for his role as the psychologically disturbed plastic surgeon Robert Ledgard in The Skin I Live In, but he credits director and visionary Pedro Almodovar for much of his stunning performance in the controversial film.