My grandmother, Rhoda Singer, died earlier this year. She lived much of her life in Brooklyn and was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan. Her favorite player was Pee Wee Reese, the Dodgers' scrappy white shortstop who famously silenced a racist Cincinnati crowd by putting his arm around his black teammate Jackie Robinson during pre-game warmups.
I thought about my grandmother a lot while watching '42,' the new biopic of Jackie Robinson and his quest to break the color barrier in baseball. On an intellectual level, I can tell you a dozen things wrong with the movie, from its excessively preachy dialogue to its bloated length. But on an emotional level, I have to admit that this movie bypassed my brain and grabbed my heart, pulling each and every string contained therein firmly and repeatedly. It's a pretty good tribute to a great man. And when Pee-Wee and Jackie embraced on that field in Cincinnati I cried.
As you most likely already know, reports of Harrison Ford's involvement in the upcoming J.J. Abrams-directed 'Star Wars: Episode 7' came out a while back followed by a statement from George Lucas saying that him, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill were all in negotiations. Plus even Ford himself said he "thinks" it's a sure thing -- but that's apparently all he has to say on the matter and he won't discuss it further. Seriously.
Last month, we brought you the news that 'Star Wars: Episode 7' would see the return of Harrison Ford as Han Solo. This news was later confirmed by George Lucas who said Ford and the original 'Star Wars' cast were all signed on to return for 'Star Wars: Episode 7.' And now we have, for the first time, Harrison Ford talking publicly about making his big return as Han Solo.
Are they in or aren't they? That's the biggest question revolving around 'Star Wars: Episode 7' at the moment: is the original cast actually returning? We've heard "confirmations" from various sources, but there's still a large question mark hovering over the matter.
Today we might be a little closer to a definitive answer on the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' cast, coming straight from George Lucas himself.
Yesterday came news that Harrison Ford had joined the cast of 'Anchorman 2,' which we can only surmise will be the greatest sequel of all-time. Today, we already have the first photos of Ford on set with Papa Burgundy himself, Will Ferrell. Check out the shots from the 'Anchorman 2' set below!
Nearly 30 years after its initial publication, 'Ender's Game' is finally getting the blockbuster Hollywood adaptation that it has always demanded. With the November 1 release date too distant for a full trailer but too close for total silence, Summit has released a new image featuring Hailee Steinfeld's Petra Arkanian ('Ender's Game' is going to give 'The Hunger Games' a run for its money in the wacky names department) as well as the logos for each of the "Battle School" armies featured in the film.
'Star Wars: Episode 7' is still in the early stages of development with J.J. Abrams just joining the team a few weeks ago. So what was one of J.J.'s first orders of business after signing on to direct the next 'Star Wars' film? Today we get word that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: Episode 7.'
Well, Harrison Ford didn't really make history with Jackie Robinson, but he did make a historical movie where he plays the guy who made history by signing Jackie Robinson to the Brooklyn Dodgers in this new trailer for '42.'
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