Robert B. Parker’s Spenser is one of the great hard-boiled detectives in literary history – he was the subject of a TV series starring Robert Urich as Spenser and Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) as his highly cultured, shotgun-toting ally Hawk. Netflix’s Spenser Confidential tells how Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) and Hawk (Winston Duke) […]
Tag: Alan Arkin
The Netflix series The Kominsky Method revolves around acting coach Sandy Kominsky, who once had a brush with fame, and his long-time agent Norman Newlander. The series, created by Chuck Lorre, premieres on Netflix on November 16th. In a four-minute video, Douglas and Arkin talk about the show, life and whatever else catches their attention […]
Michael Douglas (Sandy Kominsky) and Alan Arkin (Norman Newlander) star as two friends tackling life’s inevitable curveballs as they navigate their later years in Los Angeles, a city that values youth and beauty. The Kominsky Method will have its world premiere at AFI Fest on Saturday, November 10th. It will premiere globally on Netflix on […]
The official teaser trailer for Walt Disney’s Dumbo is a masterpiece of teasing. It encapsulates the period of time between Dumbo’s birth and his first flight – a blink and you’ll miss it swoosh that will have you believing an elephant can fly. Directed by Tim Burton, Walt Disney’s Dumbo stars Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny […]
Going in Style is the rare remake that is better than the original. That’s because it creates a plausible (if not entirely believable) set of circumstances in which three octogenarians are forced to consider the unlikely remedy of robbing a bank – and are smart enough to do it.
Sunshine Cleaning, which opened wide this weekend, is a quirky, entertaining dramedy that mines the same kind of vibe that propelled Little Miss Sunshine to hit status. It’s about pursuing a dream even though it would have appeared that it was too late. It features a very familiar performance from Alan Arkin as Joe, the […]
Get Smart could have gone wrong in oh so many ways. Fortunately, rather than parrot the ‘60s hit spy spoof, writers Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember choose to give us the story of how super-analyst Maxwell Smart [Steve Carell] made the shift from computer jockey to field agent. Mixing clever gags with action is […]