Adaptation of the hit Peter Morgan play based on a series of televised interviews that David Frost secured with former President Nixon in 1977. The final interview ended with Nixon tacitly admitting his guilt regarding his role in the Watergate scandal. Frank Langella and Michael Sheen are reprising their Broadway roles as Nixon and Frost, respectively.
You can bring home one of this year's Oscar nominees for Best Picture in both formats this April. Frost/Nixon will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 21. We have no cover art as of yet, but the DVD will be priced at $29.98 SRP while the Blu-ray will street for $39.98 SRP. We'll update this story as soon as we have the cover art, but you can take a look at the special features below. The film stars Michael Sheen and Frank Langella in his Oscar-nominated performance.
From Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard, comes the electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he'd found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon's most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever. Featuring brilliant portrayals by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon is the fascinating and suspenseful story of truth, accountability, secrets and lies.Read More
Barreling down a deserted Hollywood boulevard at the pitch-black hour of 4:12 am this morning, I noticed one lone man standing at the corner of Highland Avenue holding a sign. He trembled in the moderately cool air, bare-chested and wearing a latex Batman mask he'd pilfered from one of the local viral events that transpired over the summer. His hand-painted piece of cardboard read, "Wish me well." While stopped at the light in front of the Hollywood and Highland complex, this seemingly older man noticed my Academy Award credentials and winked. He knew I was headed to the award nomination announcements and needed my encouragement. I waved, wishing I could have snapped a picture.
The man's wish came true, as Academy Award winning actor Forest Whitaker and Academy President Sid Ganis read the nominations aloud this morning. The Dark Knight was nominated in 8 different categories including best supporting actor for Heath Ledger, art direction, cinematography, film editing, and visual effects. None of which really come as a surprise at all. Probably the two biggest surprises of the morning came with the announcements for Best Actor and Actress. While some people had predicted Richard Jenkins as a longshot for his performance in The Visitor, no one imagined that Melissa Leo would slide into the Best Actress category for her work in the hardly noticed Frozen River. Gasps where audible as Whitaker announced her name to the packed house.Read More
Director Ron Howard hits another homer with his adaption of the Tony award winning play, Frost/Nixon. Legendary character actor Frank Langella reprises his role of Richard Nixon from the stage. Michael Sheen, not Charlie and Emilio's father, co-stars as David Frost. He also played David Frost in the original. The film depicts the historical interview between Frost and Nixon in 1977. Nixon had been silent about Watergate and his presidency. Frost's interview was the first time the world had heard from Nixon about his sordid exploits. The verbal interplay between the two actors as they struggle for the upper-hand is superb. Ron Howard smartly lets his actors carry the film and does an excellent job of simulating the conditions at the time. See below for his thoughts on directing Frost/Nixon.
What was it about the play that made you want to adapt it for the big screen?Read More
Frost/Nixon is coming to theaters on December 5 and we have to celebrate this Oscar-contending release. We have yet another contest brewing here and we're giving away a full-sized official one-sheet poster and an official Frost/Nixon hat. These great prizes will surely go fast, so enter this contest today.
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The film with the best per screen average this weekend was Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic Milk. Opening in just 36 theaters, the film averaged an astounding $38,361 for a take of $1.3 million in tenth place. That means, given the 3,310 screens held by Four Christmases, Milk could have potentially made $1 billion dollars, marking it as the number one box office grosser of all time. Take that, The Dark Knight!
Next weekend is a quick grab for cash that will most likely belong to the return of Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone. Two Oscar contenders will be vying for tickets as Cadillac Records and Ron Howard's Frost/Nixon open against each other. And you can also look for Nobel Son to make some noise.Read More
Universal Pictures has released their slate of 2008 fall/holiday movie releases including Flash of Genius, The Express, The Changeling, Role Models, Frost/Nixon and The Tale of Despereaux.
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