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Interview Darren Lynn Bousman Talks Alleluia! The Devil's Carnival (Exclusive)

Adamantly pursuing your biggest goals can often times be a challenging prospect, as many hindering and restricting obstacles can stand in your way of achieving those aspirations. Not only are the leaders of Heaven and Hell being forced to contend with their mortal enemy’s desire to stop their intentions and overtake their domain in the new horror comedy follow-up, ‘Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival,’ but director Darren Lynn Bousman also had to overcome the times confining nature of making the visually-driven film independently. But the former ‘Saw’ series helmer smartly reunited with writer and actor Terrance Zdunich to recapture the allure of the original ‘The Devil’s Carnival’ in their latest distinct  [ Read More ]

Baltasar Kormákur Talks Everest at Venice 72

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On September - 2 - 2015 0 Comment
Baltasar Kormákur Talks Everest at Venice 72

Film: Everest Director: Baltasar Kormákur Starring: Jason Clarkem Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, Jake Gyllenhaal. 2015’s Venice Film Festival opens with ‘Everest’ a 3D biographical disaster thriller-adventure that accounts the dramatic events that occurred during the 1996 summit on Mount Everest. Director Baltasar Kormákur explains how the adaptation was shaped to be as realistic as possible. There are many accounts of what occurred in 1996, how did you manage to fuse them together, balancing all the stories? The main focus was the intention to tell the story of an ensemble. Books are told from first person accounts. Therefore when we were  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Linnea Sage Talks Wildcats

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 31 - 2015 0 Comment
Linnea Sage Talks Wildcats

‘Wildcats,’ now available to view online, stars Linnea Sage as a former varsity cheerleader retelling her account of quitting the team and what she discovers along the way. We caught up with the New York based actress to hear how the hit web series came together, as well as talk about her recent film The ‘A’ Plate and the role that had her dressing like Cher from ‘Clueless.’ Question (Q): Do you remember your first time in front of the camera? Linnea Sage (LS): Wow! What a great question! Honestly? No. How sad is that? I do remember my first on camera audition, though. I’m from a suburb in Boston,  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive Interview: Jay Martin Talks 7 Minutes (Blu-ray and DVD)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 29 - 2015 0 Comment
Exclusive Interview Jay Martin Talks 7 Minutes (Blu-ray and DVD)

Hastily judging people for the actions they take, without giving much thought or consideration to the reasoning behind their decisions, can often be a problematic impulse that society has trouble contending with on a daily basis. While some of those acts are illegal and/or immoral in nature, there can often times can be an underlying detrimental motive that has led people to commit those unethical acts. That is certainly the case with the relatable anti-heroes in the independent crime thriller, ’7 Minutes,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as on Digital HD, VOD and iTunes, on Tuesday. The complicated protagonists’ good intentions often lead  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive Interview: Jack Heller Talks Dark Was the Night (Blu-ray and DVD Release)

Struggling to overcome your deepest challenges, in a commendable effort to overcome your fears and achieve your goals, can be a terrifying process for many people, no matter what their situation is like. But director-producer Jack Heller intriguingly overcame the financial and creative limitations he faced while making his second independent feature film, the horror thriller ‘Dark Was the Night.’ The filmmaker’s drama powerfully chronicles the daunting emotional and physical burdens two police officers must overcome in their isolated small town. Audiences can witness and relive the characters’ chilling battles on Tuesday when the film is released by RLJ Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray, the latter of which will be  [ Read More ]

Interview: Mora Stephens Talks Zipper (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 25 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Mora Stevens Talks Zipper (Exclusive)

Resolutely striving to satisfy both your personal and professional desires and needs, no matter how drastically they contradict each other, can be a strenuous challenge that not everyone has the audacity to pursue. But ruthless attorneys and politicians are often believed to have the fierce personality to relentlessly seek their goals, no matter what consequences they’re forced to face as a result. Those conflicting ambitions are intriguingly examined in the new political drama, ‘Zipper,’ which is set to be released in select theaters and On Demand on Friday. Director Mora Stephens reunited with her husband, Joel Viertel, after they penned the script for the 2005 comedy, ‘Conventioneers,’ to once again  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Anna Muyleart Talks The Second Mother (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 24 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Anna Muyleart Talks The Second Mother (Exclusive)

People’s identities and sense of purpose are often connected to the work they thrive in, but they often feel restricted when society prevents them from further expanding their skills. The best way they can fight back against the injustices and limitations placed upon them is to prove their worth, and readily not back down and appease those who strive to oppress them. Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert elegantly worked to emphasize the inequalities that still plague domestic workers in her culture in her upcoming drama, ‘The Second Mother,’ which is set to be released on Friday in select theaters. The filmmaker was captivating driven to showcase the discrepancies between the classes  [ Read More ]

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Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Hitman: Agent 47

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 21 - 2015 0 Comment
Hitman Press Conference-Actors and Director 2

Manipulating the people you come into contact, and form relationships, with, in a determined mission to obtain what you want, isn’t always your unwavering intention, but other people’s emotions are often tampered with as a result of your actions. But how you contend with the implications of your decisions will influence the way others will come to view and interact with you, most importantly in their decision in whether or not they can trust your motives. That powerful consideration in how to best connect with the people you wish to work with in order to achieve your goals is grippingly explored in the new action crime movie, ‘Hitman: Agent 47.’  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Ciarán Foy Talks Sinister 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 19 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Ciarán Foy Talks Sinister 2 (Exclusive)

Fearlessly stepping into unfamiliar emotional and physical territory as you set out to explore the natural human condition during any situation, no matter what the potential personal consequences can be, is an immensely daunting prospect and experience for anyone. Whether it’s protecting those people who are the most reliant on you as you begin working and living in an unfamiliar place, or trying to overcome the seemingly endless obstacles that are plaguing your professional advancements, that courageous approach to improving your life is intriguingly showcased in the new horror sequel, ‘Sinister 2,’ which is set to be released in theaters on Friday. Irish filmmaker Ciarán Foy, who enthrallingly made his  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jason Blum Talks Sinister 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 17 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Jason Blum Talks Sinister 2 (Exclusive)

Terrifyingly mustering an equally frightening amount of emotional dread and sorrow with physical apprehension and fear on a continuous basis can be a daunting process for people whose lives are driven by alarming circumstances. But producer Jason Blum has intriguingly built his careers on crafting and expanding the heightened emotional and physical senses of panic in such popular horror series as ‘Paranormal Activity,’ ‘Insidious’ and ‘The Purge.’ The Emmy Award-winning producer is once again intriguingly thriving on expanding the mythology of what made the first film effective in his latest horror franchise, with the release of the new horror sequel, ‘Sinister 2,’ which is set to be released in theaters  [ Read More ]

Interview: Shannyn Sossamon Talks Sinister 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 17 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Shannyn Sossamon Talks Sinister 2 (Exclusive)

Compellingly emphasizing the emotional and physical struggles and demons a vulnerable mother is fighting, particularly in her determined attempts to protect her children from experiencing any more harm, can be an immensely daunting task for anyone. But actress Shannyn Sossamon enthrallingly highlights that natural perseverance in her portrayal of a dedicated mother who’s struggling to defend her young sons from their abusive father, as well as a frightening supernatural deity, in the new horror sequel, ‘Sinister 2,’ which is set to be released in theaters on Friday. The anticipated follow-up to the critical and box office hit 2012 horror film, ‘Sinister,’ instinctively emphasizes the performer’s character’s relatable story, as it  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview Dean Cain Talks Vendetta (Blu-ray and DVD Release)

Persistently working outside of your identifiable and revered comfort zone, in an effort to fulfill your personal and professional goals, and prove to the world how adaptable and committed to your ambition you are, can be an equally daunting and liberating task. The main character in the action drama ‘Vendetta,’ esteemed Chicago detective Mason Danvers, who’s powerfully played by Dean Cain, proves that he’s so dedicated to his mission of avenging his wife’s murder that he’ll risk his own life and freedom to honor his allegiance to her. Cain, who’s best known for his role as Superman in the television series ‘Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,’ as  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview: Jen and Sylvia Soska Talk Vendetta (Blu-ray and DVD Release)

Determinedly working outside of your established and esteemed comfort zone, in an effort to fulfill your personal goals, and prove to the world how versatile and committed to your ambition you are, can be an equally daunting and liberating task. But the main characters in the action drama ‘Vendetta,’ as well as its twin directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska, grippingly pushed themselves to move past people’s preconceived notions of them, and fulfill their respective objectives. The film, which will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD by Lionsgate Home Entertainment and WWE Studios on Tuesday, proves that the helmers can powerfully incorporate other genres into their signature horror filmography.  [ Read More ]

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Creating a biopic about famed Hip-Hop group N.W.A. was no easy feat and the incredibly gifted creative team behind Universal’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ knocked it out of the park. Director F. Gary Gray, producer Ice Cube, actors Jason Mitchell, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins talked to press about the work they put into bringing to life the legacy of some of rap’s biggest icons. F. Gary Gray on the work the actors put in to become N.W.A.: F.Gary Gray: I don’t want to minimize what these guys did. It was really, really hard. You hear a lot about actors doing a lot to take on a role. I had these  [ Read More ]

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Jeremy Wooding

Director Jeremy Wooding takes festival audiences to a time when the West was also home to werewolves in “Blood Moon.” The film, which features a unique mashup of genres and the second western film shot in the UK, will come to DVD and digital platforms Sept. 1 from Uncork’d Entertainment. The film stars “Vikings” star George Blagden, “The Descent II” star Anna Skellern and “Captain Phillips” star Corey Johnson. In a recent interview, Wooding said more about how he directed the film and what certain challenges were. One of the challenges included learning more about his craft. “On Blood Moon I spent more time in pre-production and more time working  [ Read More ]

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