What are you doing this Sunday? If you know what's cool, you'll be rediscovering American history during The History Channel's premiere of the documentary "The People Speak" based on Howard Zinn's book, "A People's History of the United States."
Here's a tip: If you see one austerely hopeless movie this year about a father and son wandering through a junk-strewn postapocalyptic wilderness as they struggle to fight off demons of fear, madness, and starvation, not to mention roving bands of cannibalistic killers, then by all means make that movie "The Road."
Director David Cronenberg walked away with the audience prize at this year's Toronto Film Festival for his latest work, "Eastern Promises," the story of ruthless Russian gangster Nikolai (Viggo Mortensen) whose path crosses with midwife Anna (Naomi Watts) setting into motion a chain of harrowing and bloody events.
After he bombed in 1997's "Batman & Robin," George Clooney cried mea culpa. He mocked himself and his rubber nipples in hopes of beating the public to the punchline. It worked, and helped keep his career humming.
Anyone who has seen the attention-grabbing trailer for "A History of Violence," with its emphasis on images of Viggo Mortensen packing heat, might conclude that the tagline is "Aragorn: No More Mister Nice Guy."