Dustin Hoffman

Adam Sandler Hits TIFF with 'The Cobbler'
Adam Sandler Hits TIFF with 'The Cobbler'
I am fascinated by Adam Sandler’s career. More specifically, I’m fascinated by Sandler when he decides to challenge himself with more “serious” roles, or at least work with directors that aren’t Dennis Dugan. Sandler has two movies at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The first is Jason Reitman’s ‘Men, Women and Children,’ in which Sandler gives what is the most understated performance of his career. The second is Thomas McCarthy’s ‘The Cobbler,’ which is bone-headedly awful.
'Chef' Review
'Chef' Review
There are some movies that feel personal because of the relationship the writer, director or actors have to the material. 'Chef' -- written, directed and starring Jon Favreau -- doesn't just feel personal, it feels like it's ripped directly from the pages of Favreau's subconscious diary. While it's a charming enough indie film about the connection between professional and personal passions that al
‘Outbreak’ TV Series to Infect NBC, from ‘E.R.’ Executive Producers
‘Outbreak’ TV Series to Infect NBC, from ‘E.R.’ Executive Producers
Mid-90's Dustin Hoffman-Morgan Freeman virus thriller 'Outbreak' may have inspired the 'Friends' classic gag 'Outbreak 2: The Virus Takes Manhattan,' but seventeen years later, the joke is all-too-real. NBC has officially begun development of an 'Outbreak' TV series based on the 1995 thriller of the same name, as written by the former team behind 'E.R.' Quick, someone call Crystal the monkey! Read
HBO’s Cancelled ‘Luck’ Given New Life as Online Blog
HBO’s Cancelled ‘Luck’ Given New Life as Online Blog
Anyone paying attention to HBO over the last year or so will likely remember the controversy surrounding Michael Mann's acclaimed horse-racing drama 'Luck,' which the network cancelled after controversy surrounding a third horse's death associated with production. Both animal rights activists and the creative side have argued quite a bit about differing reports of cruelty to the animals, but now i
Dustin Hoffman Blames ‘Luck’ Cancellation on PETA and TMZ, PETA Responds
Dustin Hoffman Blames ‘Luck’ Cancellation on PETA and TMZ, PETA Responds
Near of a year ago, HBO fans were stunned to learn that despite the critical acclaim of Dustin Hoffman's horse-racing drama 'Luck,' persistent animal cruelty complaints and a third horse's death led to the network shutting down production shortly after beginning a second season. Now, following series star Dustin Hoffman's accusations against PETA and TMZ of misrepresenting conditions, the animal r
HBO Officially Cancels ‘Luck’ After Third Horse Death
HBO Officially Cancels ‘Luck’ After Third Horse Death
Wow, can't say we saw that one coming down the track.  It seems HBO's 'Luck' has officially run out, and the third time was the charm.  Perhaps there were too many lucky horseshoes on the set, and they all cancelled one another out. Just one day after yet a third horse died during production of HBO's equine-racing drama 'Luck,' the network has decided to pull the plug on production of the series p
‘Luck’ Production Shuts Down After Killing Three Unlucky Horses
‘Luck’ Production Shuts Down After Killing Three Unlucky Horses
We don't want to say the cast and crew behind HBO's thoroughbred racing drama 'Luck' are beating a dead horse with this latest news, but, well...that's precisely what they're doing. The production claimed the life of yet a third horse, prompting further calls and outrage from American humane societies who demand production of the series be suspended.