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Interview: Sara Colangelo Talks Little Accidents (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 24 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Sara Colangelo Talks Little Accidents (Exclusive)

With modern culture’s values continuously changing, as people are always adopting to new advances in such areas as technology, politics and healthcare, society often becomes less appreciative of the long-forgotten industries that are still essential to maintaining the lifestyle everyone is accustomed to throughout the country. Such is the case with the all-American lifestyle of the coal mining communities throughout Appalachia, whose citizens all depend on the once-thriving industry, no matter what type of job they perform with their local company. First-time feature film writer-director Sara Colangelo created an intensely emotional and relatable story about the continuing struggles of the country’s remaining coal mining communities in her new independent drama,  [ Read More ]

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Keanu Reeves Stars in Knock Knock

Keanu Reeves frighteningly learns that some doors shouldn’t be opened in the new teaser trailer and stills from his upcoming horror film, ‘Knock Knock.’ The psychological thriller’s helmer, Eli Roth, unveiled the clip last night on Facebook before the movie had its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, during the Park City at Midnight section. ‘Knock Knock’s teaser trailer follows Reeves’s character, Evan Webber, as he hears a knock on his front door during a rain storm. He suspiciously asks who’s there as he approaches the door, and finds two young women desperate to find shelter from the rain. After he lets the two women in, they then ask him  [ Read More ]

Cake Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 23 - 2015 0 Comment
Cake Movie Review

Title: Cake Director: Daniel Barnz Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman and Chris Messina Testing your emotional limitations as you strive to fully understand such diverse things as your motivations, reactions and interactions with the people who have the most powerful influence in your life can be a daunting experience for anyone. But that exploration can be even more unnerving as you become so disenchanted with the way your life turned out that you intentionally push the people who care the most about you away, which ultimately causes you more heartbreak and pain. Director Daniel Barnz’s new independent drama, ‘Cake,’ powerfully and entrancingly chronicles the  [ Read More ]

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The Boy Next Door Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 22 - 2015 0 Comment
The Boy Next Door Movie Review

Title: The Boy Next Door Director: Rob Cohen (‘The Fast and the Furious’) Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman, Ian Nelson, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth The initial observations into a person’s seemingly well-meaning actions and decisions can be deceivingly unreliable, as people can often be skillfully hiding the actual motivations behind their true intentions and feelings. The new independent thriller, ‘The Boy Next Door,’ intriguingly sets out to prove that first impressions aren’t always the right ones, as people often harbor darker secrets and intentions as they strive to achieve their true ambitions. The film, which was directed by ‘The Fast and the Furious’ helmer Rob Cohen, brilliantly features a  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Brendan Fehr Talks Zarra’s Law (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 20 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Brendan Fehr Talks Zarra's Law (Exclusive)

The most harrowing and difficult decisions people are forced to contend with in life are often the ones in which they must choose between the love of their family, even though they don’t always agree with their relatives’ actions, and their high moral standards and esteemed profession. Actor Brendan Fehr passionately plays Gaetano, one of the complex and relatable protagonists in the new crime drama, ‘Zarra’s Law,’ who admirably values his job of protecting and serving his community and country as an attorney and veteran, but is also conflicted over the actions of his family. The film, which is now available on DVD and iTunes, and was directed by Juha  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Kevin Macdonald Talks Black Sea (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Kevin Macdonald Talks Black Sea (Exclusive)

The realistic exploration of people’s emotional, psychological and physical responses to frightening situations, whether they’re brought on by other’s actions, their own decisions or natural disasters, can be both a harrowing and insightful process. Director Kevin Macdonald captivatingly explored what the constant threat of danger can do to a person’s psyche in his new adventure thriller, ‘Black Sea,’ which opens in theaters on Friday. The film courageously explores how people dedicated to their chosen field of work can band together when they’re faced with dire sitatuions. But that bond can ultimately lead to the group taking out their frustrations on each other, as they struggle to not only understand the  [ Read More ]

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Nate Paladino Good Boy EP Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 18 - 2015 0 Comment
Nate Paladino Good Boy EP Review

Artist: Nate Paladino EP: Good Boy Production: Recorded at Rec Room Recordings with Scott Flammer and Red Room Recordings with Daniel Kirkpatrick Powerfully and soulfully contemplating the misgivings of the challenges and ending of a meaningful, soul-bearing love can be a difficult process for many people to contend with as they try to save the relationship anyway they can. Orange County singer-songwriter Nate Paladino relatably explored the at-times painful details about coping with the consequences of his decisions that contributed to the rift in his connection with the woman he loves in his new EP, ‘Good Boy,’ which is now available on iTunes. The six distinctly emotional songs on the  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS

Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Still Alice

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 18 - 2015 0 Comment
Still Alice Press Conference

People often take pride in the powerful and life-defining accomplishments they achieve in both their personal and professional lives. But when those fulfillments are suddenly and unjustly taken from them, they often struggle with the difficulties of not being able to maintain their feelings of self-worth and identity. During those harrowing instances when a once thriving and acclaimed person begins to feel isolated from the world at large, due to a life-threatening disease, they’ll do anything to maintain their sense of identity. That powerful struggle is grippingly portrayed through the title character in writer-directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s new Academy Award-nominated drama, ‘Still Alice.’ The film, which is based  [ Read More ]

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Match Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 17 - 2015 0 Comment
Match Movie Review

Title: Match Director: Stephen Belber Starring: Patrick Stewart, Carla Gugino and Matthew Lillard People who have garnered respect and notoriety in their chosen career path may not always lead a glamorous life, as they can also easily face hurdles when the public begins to associate them with just one achievement or milestone in their lives. They also often face obstacles in forming meaningful, lasting personal relationships, as they continuously strive to maintain the success they’re grown accustomed to throughout their careers. This is certainly the case with one of the lead character in writer-director Stephen Belber’s new comedy-drama ‘Match,’ the movie adaptation of the filmmaker’s 2005 Tony-nominated play of the  [ Read More ]

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XLrator Media Aquires the U.S. Distribution Rights for Ali Larter's Thriller The Diabolical

XLrator Media has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming supernatural thriller ‘The Diabolical,’ staring Ali Larter and Patrick Fischler. The sci-fi horror movie is set to be released in Fall 2015 on the distributor’s Macabre genre label. The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Content Media’s Jamie Carmichael. ‘The Diabolical’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Alistair Legrand, who also co-wrote the horror thriller’s script with Luke Harvis. . ‘The Pact,’ ‘The Divide’ and ‘Mr. Jones’ producer Ross M. Dinerstein also produced ‘The Diabolical.’ The supernatural horror movie is the first film that will be released by the producer’s  [ Read More ]

Watch the Mysteries of the Supernatural in Suburban Gothic's Official Trailer

Matthew Gray Gubler and Kat Dennings are setting out to solve the mysteries of the spirit threatening their small town in the trailer for their upcoming horror comedy, ‘Suburban Gothic.’ The video investigates the unknown spirit that’s haunting the area, after the movie was brought to audiences’ attention at last year’s Fantasia Film Festival. ‘Suburban Gothic’ was directed by ‘Excision’ helmer, Richard Bates Jr., who co-wrote the horror comedy with Mark Linehan Bruner. Besides Gubler and Dennings, the movie also stars Barbara Niven, Ray Wise, Sally Kirkland, Muse Watson, Mel Rodriguez and John Waters. FilmBuff is set to release the film on January 30 in theaters and VOD. The following  [ Read More ]

Sean Penn Is Back as The Gunman in Crime Thriller’s Official Poster

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Sean Penn Is Back as The Gunman in Crime Thriller's Official Poster

Sean Penn is relying on his trademark intensity to find the truth in his latest role as an ex-special ops soldier, who’s pitted against his former organization that is looking to silence him for good, in his new movie, ‘The Gunman.’ Open Road Films, which will release the upcoming action thriller in theaters on March 20, 2015, released the official poster for ‘The Gunman’ on Fandango. The distribution company has also unveiled the latest official photo and trailer for the crime drama, in which the two-time Oscar winning actor plays Jim Terrier. Besides Penn, the film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. ‘The Gunman’ was  [ Read More ]

Interview: Patrick Wilson Talks Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Patrick Wilson Talks Let's Kill Ward's Wife (Exclusive)

While people often tend to drift from their friends as they settle into marriage and raising their own families, often times there’s a certain connection that will always keep them bonded together, no matter what happens to their relationships. In the new dark comedy, ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,’ actor and producer Patrick Wilson’s character intriguingly and amusingly thrives on the fact that the murder of the title character’s spouse not only has his friends working together to cover up the crime, but it also makes all of their lives better. The movie, which marks the feature film directorial, writing and producing debuts of Wilson’s brother-in-law, Scott Foley, who also stars  [ Read More ]

Paddington Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Paddington Movie Review

Title: Paddington Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Samuel Joslin and Madeleine Harris Finding your rightful place in society, no matter how polite and full of heart you are, can be a taunting experience for anyone. But that harrowing adventure can be even more terrifying for a young person-or bear-who has unwavering faith in the kindness of others. That charmingly innocent confidence is powerfully tested in the new compelling family comedy, ‘Paddington,’ which is based on the ‘Paddington Bear’ children’s books by Michael Bond. The film, which was directed by English helmer Paul King, who also co-wrote the script with Hamish McColl, powerfully emphasizes  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Sarah Snook Talks Predestination (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Sarah Snook Talks Predestination (Exclusive)

Having the creative freedom and passionate to uninhibitedly explore your options, motivations and feelings can be both daunting and liberating as you decide the direction where you want to take your life. While you may be afraid of making the wrong decision that can ultimately lead to harrowing effects, you may also make the right choice that can forever powerfully change your life for the better. Rising Australian actress Sarah Snook rightfully decided to take on dual roles in the new sci-fi thriller, ‘Predestination,’ which powerfully chronicle how much a person’s approach to identifying with their gender defines their personality and place in society. The action drama, which was written  [ Read More ]

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