Chris Hicks: Commenters get snarky but emailers get answers

Published: Thursday, Oct. 4 2012 3:59 p.m. MDT

Question: In your list of favorite newspaper movies you failed to mention my favorites: “Roman Holiday” (1953), starring Gregory Peck as an American reporter in Europe who helps a princess elude the flashbulbs and begins to fall for her, with Oscar-winning Audrey Hepburn in her first starring role. And “True Crime” (1999), a thriller with Clint Eastwood as a burned-out newspaperman trying to beat the clock when he discovers that a convicted murderer who is about to be executed didn’t do it.

Answer: Fair enough. “Roman Holiday” is a classic that I neglected to include. And “True Crime” is an enjoyable, if formulaic, suspense film bolstered by the performances of Eastwood, James Woods, Denis Leary and especially Isaiah Washington as the victim of a miscarriage of justice. Consider both added to the list.


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