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John Travolta turned down Flight because it was “silly”

John Travolta’s credentials as a pilot are not in dispute. His career choices are raising some eyebrows, however. Speaking at a British Film Institute event last week, Travolta revealed that he turned down the leading role in the hit 2012 flick Flight because “the plane stuff was silly.” Contact Music recorded the plane aficionado’s comments for posterity: “The funny thing was it was […]

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Flying high – Flight review

Flight – Starring Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, and Don Cheadle. Directed by Robert Zemeckis. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Denzel Washington and Robert Zemeckis jettison their bad habits like so much frozen human waste from the back of a soaring airliner with their collaboration Flight. As one of Hollywood’s most reliable leading men, Washington had […]

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Looper, Perks of Being a Wallflower battle The Master, Lincoln for WGA awards

With the Academy Award nominations right around the corner (oh, and the Golden Globes too, if you’re into that kind of thing), America’s finest film guilds have gathered to spruik their finest produce of 2012. One of the most prestigious precursors is the Writers Guild of America awards, despite the fact that it often proves […]

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Trailer Debut: Flight

Robert Zemeckis returns from the dead-eyed darkness of motion-capture hell with Flight, a high-stakes drama starring sure-fire Academy Award contender Denzel Washington. The second feature trailer for the flick has arrived online, which puts a greater emphasis on the air-crash sequence in which Washington’s substance-abusing pilot miraculously manages to keep everyone on board alive. However, when his […]

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Trailer Debut: Flight

Check out the trailer for Robert Zemeckis‘ new film, Flight, starring Denzel Washington and John Goodman. After spending the last decade exclusively making motion-capture flicks (The Polar Express, Beowulf, A Christmas Carol), Zemeckis finally returns to the world of live-action cinema with this drama about a pilot (Denzel Washington) who miraculously lands a plane under […]

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