February 27, 2014 |
** (out of four) No, “Omar” is not a feature-length spinoff of “The Wire,” and its plot certainly won't be compared to the acclaimed HBO series. This Oscar-nominated Palestinian film is, to its detriment, shallower and more accessible than it first seems, turning a story of resisting military occupation into a politically one-sided, contrived reminder about the risks of irresponsible love triangles. After practicing their marksmanship on an innocent microwave, Omar (Adam Bakri, strong in his feature debut)
June 12, 2012 |
Josh Henderson was floored just to test for a role in TNT's "Dallas," but that didn't compare to how he felt when he he was cast as John Ross, J.R. Ewing's son, and knew he'd be playing opposite Larry Hagman. "I was so excited, a little intimidated and a little nervous just knowing that I was going to get to play with Larry for the whole first season," Henderson told me during a phone conversation. The handsome 31-year-old Dallas native gives as good as he gets from Hagman, shifting easily from schemer to charmer and proving that the...