FROST/NIXON

Since winning an Oscar for “A Beautiful Mind,” Ron Howard has been working on movies like “The Da Vinci Code,” “Cinderella Man,” “The Missing” and “Angels & Demons,” or as we like to call them, “Poo,” “Who Cares,” “Never Saw It” and “Are You Fricking Serious, That Book was Horrible…”

Meanwhile, the rumored Arrested Development movie is a lot like the proposed Cape Wind Project off the coast of Cape Cod; just about everyone agrees that it’s a good idea, but progress is imperceptibly slow…

However, one of Hollywood’s most legendary gingers is coming out with a movie next month that might just salvage his reputation in the ROTI offices: an adaptation of the Peter Morgan play Frost/Nixon.

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The movie tells the tale of a series of momentous interviews with a post-resignation Richard Nixon conducted on a wing and prayer by British TV host David Frost, in which Nixon eventually came to accept (some) responsibility for Watergate and the coverup that followed. Stage veterans Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, a particular ROTI favorite, portray the principals.

The play (and ostensibly the movie) is a fascinating portrayal of the logistical end of the news business, but more than that, it’s a compelling take on the epic Greek tragedy that was Richard Nixon.

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