June 27, 2015 |
There are many ways to consume Jason Schwartzman's new movie, The Overnight , opening Friday at the Ritz Five. Watching it in a public place where others can happen by - say, an office right before you are set to interview star Schwartzman - is not the best way to experience the surprisingly sweet sex romp about considerably more than sex. "I know that feeling," Schwartzman said. "I was on an airplane, and I was in between two people. The woman on my left was really old. I was watching some movie, and it had a crazy sex scene.
June 1, 2015 |
Enough with Captain America and Thor and Iron Man and Ultron. Enough with mall cops. Enough with Fury Road and the Furious crew, and enough with "The Rock. " (Although San Andreas , Dwayne Johnson's mega-temblor pic, definitely rocks.) Summer doesn't have to be the exclusive domain of comic-book superheroes, mutants of the post-apocalypse, disaster epics, effects-driven spectacles, and Melissa McCarthy turning into a spy. If you're looking for an antidote - many, in fact - to the bloat and bluster of the studios' summer lineup, alternatives are coming to theaters (and other viewing platforms)
June 16, 2014 |
THE MEEK might inherit the Earth, but the meek won't win this U.S. Open. Watered greens Wednesday night and a half-inch of rain Thursday night helped Martin Kaymer stand at 10-under after two rounds, an Open record and six better than second-place Brendan Todd. Only 13 golfers were within nine shots of him, and only Keegan Bradley (2-under) and Rory McIlroy (1-under) have major championships on their resumés. Receptive greens have rewarded Kaymer's accurate play, and they might remain through the weekend.
April 15, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga.- In 1963, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest Masters champion. Seventeen years later, Seve Ballesteros became the youngest. And seventeen years after that, Tiger Woods took the record lower. That was 17 years ago. For a while, it sure looked as if 20-year-old Jordan Spieth was going to keep the timeline intact. He was trying to make a whole bunch of history. Youngest to win this major. Youngest to win any major in 83 years. Second Masters rookie to get a green jacket since 1935.
April 13, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entering the interview room wearing a green jacket after the final round of the 2012 Masters, Bubba Watson left no doubt that winning the tournment meant everything to him. What Watson probably didn't realize was how much his life would change. With the demands on his time, the continuing euphoria about his initial major championship and learning how "to be a good dad," he experienced a lull in his success that extended through the 2013 season. Now, however, Watson appears at ease and confident and it's showing in his play.
April 11, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - As you may have heard, Tiger Woods is not playing in the Masters this week because of his recent back surgery, robbing the patrons of a chance to see the dominant golfer of an era that began with Woods' first green jacket back in 1997 and continued through his 14th major title in the 2008 U.S. Open. Woods' chief challengers from that period - Phil Mickelson (43 years old), Ernie Els (44), Jim Furyk (43), Steve Stricker (47), and Vijay Singh (51) - may be on, or close to reaching, the back nine of their careers, and the players ready to represent the next generation of greats are lining up. Some qualify thanks to victories in major championships: Rory McIlroy (24)
April 11, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Bill Haas has played in the Masters four previous times. He'd never broken 70, never finished better than 20th and never been higher than 11th after a round. His best finish in 12 other major starts as a professional was 12th at the 2011 PGA. But he has won five times since 2010, including the 2011 Tour Championship, with the most recent coming last July. Yesterday at Augusta National, the 31-year-old South Carolinian opened with a 4-under-par 68 to grab a one-shot lead over defending champion Adam Scott, 2012 winner Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen, the guy Watson beat in a playoff after 18 holes.
April 9, 2014 |
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Since playing in his first Masters just three years ago at the age of 23, Jason Day has twice walked most of the back nine at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday with a chance to have a green jacket slipped onto his shoulders. After these near-misses - a tie for second in 2011 and a third-place finish in 2013 - Day gets another chance to break through for his first major championship when the Masters begins Thursday. This year, such an achievement comes with an extra benefit: the No. 1 world ranking.
April 9, 2014 |
The Masters this year welcomes its largest rookie class since 1935, when it was two years old and known as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament. The group of 23 contestants is considered to be one of the most talented ever and leads to anticipation that a player will win the event in his initial try for the first time since Fuzzy Zoeller in 1979. Then again, this is the Masters, the year's first major, the Augusta National Golf Club, the tradition, and the rich history of great golfers who have won there.