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This handsomely mounted but stolid historical drama comes at its subject matter from a strange angle. The film is set just after the dropping of the atom bombs during the early days of the US occupation of Japan in 1945. General Douglas MacArthur (
Gerard Butler plays Mike Banning, a former top Secret Service agent for President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) who ends up with a desk job after a tragic event. He returns to the White House when it's attacked and taken over and becomes the only
Actor Matthew Fox saw his career take off in the 1990s with the role of Charlie Salinger in the American TV series Party of Five, and he gained even more popularity as Jack Shephard, the central character in the innovative series Lost. Now, though,
When I first heard about the film I presumed that the term Emperor referred to MacArthur, who at that time had a great deal of discretion in how the Americans ruled Japan and had aspirations to become the next President of the United States...
Emperor This is the behind-the-scenes story of the decision that gave the Japanese the will to rebuild their devastated country after World War II...It's an independent production, playing on relatively few screens, outpromoted by larger and louder
McClatchy-Tribune News Service Japan's Hirohito sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne through the Japanese invasion of China, the attack on Pearl Harbor and all through World War II...Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of the Allied powers in the Pacific,
03/13/2013 3:53 pm Follow share this story Everyone knows who Gen...So when actor Matthew Fox took on the role of Fellers in Emperor , which opened in limited release March 8, he figured the interpretation was up to him. "MacArthur is this iconic
Emotions have been running high at screenings of the historical drama "Emperor." The Japanese American coproduction, which opens Friday, revolves around the dilemma Gen. Douglas MacArthur faced as he tried to restore order in post- World War II Japan
Hirohito sat on the Chrysanthemum Throne through the Japanese invasion of China, the attack on Pearl Harbor and all through World War II...Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of the Allied powers in the Pacific, ruled Japan as a potentate,
Tommy Lee Jones as Cranky War Hero Tommy Lee Jones has been supremely adept at playing grumpy old men since he was in his 40s. The Fugitive , Men in Black , and his recent Oscar-nominated turn in Lincoln have baked his crustiness to a perfect crust.