The classics of this genre featured danger and destruction on a scale a guy could wrap his head around; a hijacked airplane, a skyscraper on fire, a capsized ocean liner filling with water. But when you live by spectacle, you die by it too. And so the disasters got bigger and bigger, one movie trying to top the next, until it became an arms race of planetary devastation. One movie blows up the White House, the next one washes it away in a tidal wave. Where do you go from there? An exploding tidal wave? At this point, if your disaster movie isn’t eradicating a large portion of the globe, don’t even waste your time.
Recently we saw Paul Giamatti stomping New York streets in a larger-than-life turn in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2,' so we looked forward to seeing the 'Sideways' actor go a little smaller by taking a role on television with his announced FX pilot 'Hoke.' Now, it seems the cable network has officially opted to pass on the Miami-set 1980's detective drama, sadly putting 'Hoke' closer to "hoax.&qu
Earlier this year we were surprised to learn that upcoming 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' star Paul Giamatti would take to TV again for a guest stint on 'Downton Abbey,' though it seems FX has in mind a longer stay for the Emmy-winning star. The cable network has officially ordered a pilot for 1985 Miami homicide drama 'Hoke,' featuring Giamatti in the title role of a mid-life crisis enduring detective.
The ensemble melodrama in the face of tragedy has long been a favorite of Oscar voters. Think 'Crash,' think 'JFK.' Meaty parts for actors, real drama. 'Parkland' is the latest, which focuses on the aftermath of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and has assembled Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti and Billy Bob Thornton (among others) to document one of America's darkest moments.
Much of the plot of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' has been kept tightly under wraps, but we do know that the film will feature three iconic Spidey villains. We've seen photos of Jamie Foxx's Electro, we know that Chris Cooper has been cast as Norman "The Green Goblin" Osborn and now, we have our first look at Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, AKA, The Rhino!
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' has cast a new villain. After Jamie Foxx was announced as joining the 'Spider-Man 2' cast as Electro, today we get news that Paul Giamatti will star as Rhino. And another actress has joined the cast in a mystery role. Who could she be playing?