After over ten years, director Robert Zemeckis returned to live-action films this year with Flight, starring Denzel Washington — and now has garnered a Best Picture Oscar nomination for his effort.
Melissa Leo had only words of praise for her Flight co-star Denzel Washington in her recent video interview with Uinterview.com. In Flight, Leo plays Ellen Brock, who must interrogate Washington’s character Whip Whitaker, an alcoholic and substance-abusing airline pilot.
Flight is both blessed and cursed by its opening half hour. In the film's early minutes, director Robert Zemeckis takes the audience on a tense ride as we follow commercial airline pilot Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) on the morning of what should be a routine flight from Orlando to Atlanta.
Quick, name the top movie star of 2012. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not Brad Pitt, George Clooney or Ryan Gosling. In fact, none of them have appeared in a Hollywood movie in nearly a calendar year.
Robert Zemeckis, director and screenwriter of Disney’s A Christmas Carol, includes several action sequences in his film of the kind that high school students everywhere wish Charles Dickens had included in A Tale of Two Cities.
By our count this is the 20th film adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1843 short novel A Christmas Carol. Throw on top of that endless stage and small screen versions and what you have is the realization that this story has saturated every inch of society.