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    Can Denzel Washington Save Zemeckis' Bogus 'Flight'?

    From the vapid, saccharine Forrest Gump to the overwrought, improbable Flight, Robert Zemeckis has remained a master of manipulation. That Oscar for Gump? Flight’s closing night slot at this year’s New York Film Festival? Forget them and look at the films: emotionally pandering and ...

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    Review: 'Flight' Has Enough Realism & Spectacle To Satisfy Mainstreamers (Opens Today)

    In Flight, Denzel Washington stars as Captain Whip Whitaker, a veteran airline pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane, saving nearly all 102 passengers onboard the flight. Afterward, Whip is hailed as a hero; however, as more is learned about Whip, and the crash landing, more questions than...

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    Flight

    'Flight' marks the second time director Robert Zemeckis has given us the vicarious experience of being on an airplane headed for disaster, the first being 'Cast Away.' It’s superior moviemaking, and powerfully emotional, but despite that hair-raising first act, 'Flight' is neither an action film nor...

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    Denzel Washington Returning To Broadway In 2014, Teaming w/ Kenny Leon, Scott Rudin

    Everybody's coming to, or returning to Broadway; Oprah Winfrey very recently reiterated her Broadway plans (although she hasn't revealed what work she'll be bringing to the stage) - plans she first revealed about a year ago.

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    Review: Promising Alcoholism Drama ‘Flight’ Often Hits Rock Bottom

    After 12 years immersed (lost?) in the world of motion capture, Robert Zemeckis re-emerges into live-action filmmaking for “Flight,” an engaging and initially very promising drama about alcoholism, redemption and forgiveness that grows uneven and long-winded as it progresses, eventually clocking in ...

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    Drink Up: 5 Movies About Alcoholism

    “Flight” is as strong as it is because it never pulls punches when it comes to portraying the dark side of protagonist Whip Whitaker’s (Denzel Washington) alcoholism. Whip’s character arc is as moving as it is because he’s surrounded by people that don’t know how to help him and people that want to ...

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    Surprisingly, Denzel Washington Is America's Top Choice To Play Jesus In Vanity Fair/60 Minutes Poll

    Interesting, and definitely worth sharing...

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    RZA's 'Iron Fists' Will Challenge Denzel Washington's 'Flight' Skills For Box Office This Weekend

    This Friday, November 2, will see wide releases of two new films with with black talents at the center, whether in front of or behind the camera, or both: RZA's The Man With The Iron Fist, which he also stars in, and Robert Zemeckis' Flight which stars Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle.

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    Don Cheadle Gets In Denzel Washington's Face In New Clip From 'Flight'

    Don Cheadle Gets In Denzel Washington's Face In New Clip From 'Flight'

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    Weekend Recap: Zemeckis and Brad Grey Talk 'Flight,' John C. Reilly on 'Wreck-It Ralph,' and Murdoch Courts Penguin (Updated)

    The New York Times interviews Robert Zemeckis about his return to live-action movies with "Flight," his first since "Cast Away" in 2000. “Everyone keeps thinking I haven’t made a movie in 12 years,” the director behind "Back to the Future," "Forrest Gump," and "The Polar Express" said.

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