Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington Will Play ‘The Equalizer’ Again Next Year

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by Matt Singer 6 hours ago
Sony
I liked The Equalizer. I liked it more than The Magnificent Seven, which director Antoine Fuqua and star Denzel Washington made after The Equalizer (and is out in theaters today, read our review, plug plug plug plug plug). The Equalizer, loosely based on the TV show of the same name, was a very confident and occasionally very amusing action thriller that was fully self-aware. It’s basically a perfect basic cable movie; you pop in, you watch Denzel beat a room full of guys without breaking a sweat, and then you brush your tweet and go to bed. And the ending, where it basically becomes Home Alone in a Home Depot (they should have called the movie Home Depot Alone, that was a missed opportunity) was tremendous.

King Kong Ain’t Got Nothing on These Denzel Washington Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff 2 days ago
He’s known all over the world as Denzel. But did you know Denzel Washington’s legal name is Denzel Washington Jr.? And his father, Denzel Washington Sr., pronounces his name differently than his son? (He goes by “DEN-zel,” not “den-ZELLE.”) That’s because Denzel Jr. is named after his father, but his father is actually named after the doctor who delivered him, a man named Dr. Denzel. That’s just one of the facts featured in the new episode of You Think You Know Movies!

‘The Magnificent Seven’ Review: I Guess ‘The Okay Seven,’ While Accurate, Wouldn’t Sell Tickets

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by Matt Singer September 8, 2016 @ 2:13 PM
MGM/Columbia
Awards season may be underway with the official start of the Toronto Film Festival, but the fall of 2016 picks up right where summer left off with Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Magnificent Seven,’ a loud and frenetic update of an old classic very few people were clamoring for. The question with any remake is why; why a new version and why one now? The movie just made its world premiere as the opening night film of TIFF 2016, and I still don’t have a satisfying answer to that question.

Denzel Washington Eyes Lead in ‘Inner City’ Drama From ‘Nightcrawler’ Director

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by Britt Hayes August 25, 2016 @ 2:59 PM
Sony
Nightcrawler pretty much guaranteed our excitement for whatever Dan Gilroy does next. As it turns out, we won’t have to wait much longer to see what that is, as the director of the acclaimed 2014 thriller is developing a new legal drama, with Denzel Washington reportedly circling the lead role — which already makes this sound like one heck of a film experience.

Denzel Washington to Direct, Star in ‘Fences’ Film with Viola Davis

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by Charles Bramesco April 12, 2016 @ 9:56 AM
Turn back the clock to 2010, and the hottest ticket on Broadway is a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer-winning play Fences, a poignant and daring meditation on race relations in America with a focus on the hardships of the black experience. It has all the necessary qualifications for a bona fide Broadway smash: a handsome pedigree of awards and acclaim (the production took the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play in 2010), urgent social significance, and some Hollywood talent slumming it on the boards in between film projects. Denzel Washington and Viola Davis starred as the married couple at the heart of Fences, winning raves and a Tony apiece, and created a rare sensation that dazzled audiences for thirteen weeks and then vanished.

Denzel Washington to Direct ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Episode, For … Reasons?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 13, 2015 @ 3:39 PM
ABC / Carlos Alvarez, Getty Images
Grey’s Anatomy notably lost a huge presence among its leading men last year, but King Kong ain’t got … well, much on the size of its next star attraction. Denzel Washington will bafflingly join the current season of Grey’s Anatomy, albeit behind the camera for an episode.

‘Training Day’ TV Series in Development, Antoine Fuqua Likely to Direct

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 7, 2015 @ 3:05 PM
Warner Bros.
The trend of major movies rebooting as TV series seems to have fallen behind the current crop of revivals, but we may yet have a late entry into the former, one King Kong has nothing on. A new report says Antoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer are developing a Training Day TV series eyed for one of the major networks, albeit with a casting twist.