The film is set five years after the Civil War, where former Buffalo Soldier Moses “Mo” Washington travels west to lay claim on a gold mine bequeathed by her late slaveowner father. It is a mean, dangerous world for an unaccompanied Black woman and so Mo travels into the deep frontier disguised as a man. After her stagecoach is ambushed, she is tasked with holding a dangerous outlaw captive and must survive the day when the bandit’s gang tries to free him. … [Read more...] about Letitia Wright, Jamie Bell And Michael K. Williams To Star In Bron Studios And Anthony Mandler’s ‘Surrounded’
But what a life it must have been, even if Daniel – and we – will only know it in glimpses and suggestions. A widow in her late 80s – she’s roughly the same age as the 20th Century when the play begins in 1989 – Gladys Green (May) runs her own small, second-rate Greenwich Village art gallery, more avocation and time-filler since her retirement from a law career. In better days Gladys and her husband hosted lively Fire Island parties and argued lefty politics with the bright minds who stopped by their Village apartment. She preached against segregation from a soapbox, probably in Washington Square Park, and maybe was one step ahead of the Nazis back in Germany. … [Read more...] about ‘The Waverly Gallery’: Kenneth Lonergan, Lucas Hedges, Michael Cera & Elaine May Paint A Tour De Force – Broadway Review
And he owes it all to William, the suffer-no-fools supervisor who took a chance on the kid, though he questions the decision with every wiseacre crack the seemingly unserious Jeff is incapable of holding back. Despite their disparate backgrounds – William is a black man from the inner city streets, Jeff a suburban, white Army brat – the two have bonded over their late-night confidences. … [Read more...] about ‘Lobby Hero’ Review: Chris Evans, Michael Cera Take No Prisoners In Lonergan Drama
CERA: I don’t know. I don’t know. I think Kenny actually makes a habit of working with a lot of actors repeatedly. He likes actors a lot. I mean, he works very, very well with actors, and has friendships with actors, and writes to performers. Every time I’ve done one of his plays, which has been three times now, there’s always an atmosphere of everybody being so honored to have such strong material. Justine Bateman came and saw Lobby Hero and afterwards we were talking, and she said, you know, a lot of these plays of Kenny’s are standard fare in acting classes, like This Is Our Youth, and it’s really not a good idea to have students read these scenes because they’ll be spoiled. They’ll think all material is this easy to perform and bring to life. She’s, like, they should actually stick a failed pilot script in front of the class, and say, try and make this good. Because Kenny’s material is just teeming with little gifts. … [Read more...] about Michael Cera Q&A: The ‘Arrested Development’ Actor Discusses His New Kenneth Lonergan Project, Costar Mark Ruffalo And How Wally Brando Came To ‘Twin Peaks’
Chandler -- who just signed with UFC after dominating Bellator for the past decade -- was the official "alternate" for the Gaethje vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight on Fight Island this past weekend ... and says he's already in shape for a 5-round main event. … [Read more...] about Michael Chandler To UFC, Let Me Fight Justin Gaethje!