No work on Sunday. Unless your name is Denzel Washington. Yesterday, he was snapped on the set of his next movie The Taking of Pelham 123. Looking about as stylish as a fashion week model in a pair of tight toffee colored glasses and a Florida orange, neon-yellow MTA worker vest. Yeah, he’s fashion week ready. <
the 1974 flick of the same name. Director Tony Scott, whose vibrant, slick, attention deficit disorder proof, style of film, joined Denzel Washington and John Travolta for this updated look at a NYC subway robbery gone wrong.more..
Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe are on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly magazine. They sat down for a 2-1 interview, taking the magazine’s questions and bouncing stories and thoughts off of each other. It was a good interview, but the stuff I enjoyed had very little to do with the movie itself.
DENZEL WASHINGTON: I’ll play a superhero. If there were a good one to play, I’m not against playing a superhero. First of all, I haven’t been offered…[To Crowe] Have you been offered any superheroes?
RUSSELL CROWE: [Smiling] A couple.
WASHINGTON: Ha! ‘‘A couple.’’ See, I haven’t gotten that. I can’t be Superman.
CROWE: But let’s go through this: What do you get with a superhero role? You get a spandex costume and every now and then a cape.
WASHINGTON: It’s not a good look.
CROWE: [Shrugs] We’re not in the cape club. What can you do?more..
Of course you’ve heard that Halle Berry and Denzel Washington won Oscars on Sunday night. Honestly I wasn’t surprised that Halle Berry won, there was so much talk about her role in Monsters Ball and zero about any of the other actresses in her category that it would have been beyond ridiculous not to give her the award. She was genuinely surprised too.. look at her in that picture.. instant tears and shit.. crying like a baby. That’s for real.. she was on stage sobbing so heavy I thought somebody was gonna have to go up and calm her down. That could get embarrassing you know, maybe a snot bubble was gonna pop out her nose, drooling.. something crazy.
Nah. I realize the importance of the moment. Halle approached her role in Monsters Ball seriously and to be recognized by winning the most prestigious award in the movie industry and being the first black woman to do so was a big deal.more..
The Academy Awards will air live from The Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California this Sunday. If you are able to slip past the velvet ropes, you’ll see three African-Americans walking down the red carpet, making their way to their designated seats… wayyy in the front of the theatre.
Denzel Washington (Training Day) and Will Smith (Ali) are up for the Oscar in the Best Actor category and Halle Berry (Monster’s Ball) in the Best Actress category. The Academy Awards have been criticized in the past for ignoring performances by black actors, so this is history in the making.
In 1958, Sidney Poitier became the first and only African American to be nominated for the Best Actor award for his role in The Defiant Ones. On Sunday he’ll receive an honorary Oscar to credit his work which spans over 30 years. He had this to say about the nominations: “It isn’t normal and it should be celebrated. Anyone knowing American film history, anyone knowing America, knows this is a huge, wonderful expression of American democracy.”more..