Elmore Leonard is arguably one of the greatest American writers in history. His work has been adapted many times for both TV and the big screen. Some adaptations have been exceptionally good, such as "Jackie Brown" or "Out of Sight." Others not so much, as was the case with the TV show "Karen Sisco" and the movie "The Big Bounce."
"We Need to Talk About Kevin" is shocking, captivating, and at times confusing. The entire movie is comprised of snippets of time: past, present and future. The primary way to keep the timing straight is by the length of Eva's (Tilda Swinton) hair. The film is shot through the eyes of Eva, a mother struggling to raise her wicked son, Kevin. She has a husband, Franklin (John C. Reilly), who is clueless to Kevin's behaviors. Franklin thinks his family is normal, and he's always trying to be positive and cheerful. Eva also has a young daughter, Celia.
"All of us are mesmerized by the magic of movies," legendary actor Morgan Freeman said at the beginning of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night.
Steve Buscemi has a long and accomplished acting career. He was disturbing as a serial killer in "Con Air," terrifying as a hit man in "Things To Do When You're Dead in Denver" and practical and smart as Mr. Pink in "Reservoir Dogs," but all were supporting roles. Despite this varied history, his career lacked a crown jewel, so it is fitting that his first major starring role is in an HBO series. In "Boardwalk Empire," he plays Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, an Irish gangster/city treasurer in 1920s Atlantic City.
UNO Television presented a homemade documentary during the event "Relive the Journey: St. Cecilia's Cathedral through the Lens of UNO Television" on Nov. 30. About 45 people attended the event, which took place in the Community Service and Public Affairs Commons building's room 132 at 5:30 p.m.