The specter of the Watergate scandal didn’t disappear with the resignation of President Richard Nixon on August 9, 1974. It hung over the American cultural landscape, waiting to be exorcised. That cleansing came, in part, through a series of extraordinary interviews the ex-President gave to British journalist David Frost in 1977. The machinations that culminated in that interview were adapted for stage in 2006 by Peter Morgan and now director Ron Howard is bringing the story to the big screen with Frost/Nixon on December 5. The film will star Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in the titular roles they played in both the show’s London and Broadway runs.
There are just some titles you shouldn’t use for your film, because you are really just inviting everyone to heap abuse on you. Just ask Mel Brooks about the reception his 1991 flop Life Stinks [click for more]
A new teaser poster for Iron Man 2 featuring Mickey Rourke as the villain Whiplash has just debuted over at Apple. Still no trailer, but the consensus is that we’ll see that on Christmas Day [click for more]