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Adelaide Kane-The Devil's Hand

Adelaide Kane is ruling the CW in their historical drama “Reign,” based on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots. But before playing a queen, Kane played Ruth, a tragic girl who grows up in a religious cult and is listed as part of an evil prophesy in the horror film “The Devil’s Hand.” The film also stars Alycia Debnam Carey as Mary, another girl involved in the prophesy and suffers from strange visions. ShockYa was happy to speak with Kane about her role in the film and her thoughts on the theme of female suppression present in the film. “The Devil’s Hand” is now in theaters and available on  [ Read More ]

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American Horror Story Coven Blu-ray

Delving into, and contending with, your innermost emotional and psychological fears as society’s most frightening qualms continuously unfold in front of you, is one of the most intriguing aspects that endlessly draw viewers back to watch the acclaimed FX horror anthology series, ‘American Horror Story,’ every week. From eerie houses haunted by its former deceased occupants, possessed and violent religious figures and doctors, vindictive witches and an ostracized troupe of performers in a self-described freak show, the Emmy Award-winning franchise is constantly shocking its cast, crew and audience with the devious and shocking characters and situations it presents. In celebration of the Blu-ray and DVD release of ‘American Horror Story:  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Peter Sattler Talks Camp X-Ray

Posted by monique On October - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
Camp X-Ray

Peter Sattler is bringing an intimate setting to the war film sub-genre with “Camp X-Ray,” starring Kristen Stewart and Peyman Maadi as two individuals–a soldier and a captive–stuck in Guantanamo Bay who end up finding common ground. Shockya was happy to speak with Sattler about the film and how he views war films in a post 9/11 world. “Camp X-Ray” is now in theaters and available on VOD. I’m really excited for this film, since we get to see a new side to Kristen Stewart. Peter Sattler: It’s a really remarkable role for her and I’m excited for people to see this side of her. You know, everyone knows her  [ Read More ]

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Interview: David Hayter on the Creation of ‘Wolves’

Posted by Melissa Molina On October - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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It’s that time of year again where viewers are flooded with all things relating to Halloween, including an incredible surplus of horror movies. There’s a wide variety of VOD (Video On Demand) horror content for cinephiles to go through, but there’s one in particular that’s caught this website’s attention. It happens to be the new David Hayter written and directed film “Wolves,” but this isn’t a typical werewolf movie. In “Wolves” we follow Cayden (Lucas Till), a young man with the world at his fingertips. When he discovers that there’s something more going on internally, a beast that’s literally ripped apart his parents, he runs off scared and alone. He  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Luke Evans Talks Dracula Untold

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Luke evans Talks Dracula Untold

Respectively and humanly portraying an iconic leader who’s regularly associated with darkness and evil, and infusing that portrait with a powerful relatability, can be an ambitious challenge for any actor and helmer. But first-time feature film director, Gary Shore, enthrallingly allowed actor Luke Evans to compassionately show the humanizing nature of his title character in their new action fantasy drama, ‘Dracula Untold.’ Evans naturally infused the role with an instinctive human element, as Vlad the Impaler battled his internal demons as he morphed into the blood-thirsty Dracula. Set in the year 1462, ‘Dracula Untold’ tells the origin story of the alluring title immortal character, as he leads a prolonged period  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jeremy Renner Talks The Messenger

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Jeremy Renner Talks The Messenger

Having a pure, unwavering drive to seek and report the truth, and making sure justice is rightfully served for the most heinous criminal and societial problems, is a powerful resilience not many people embody. But Academy Award-nominated actor, Jeremy Renner, is an instinctual performer who possesses a natural ability to completely relate to the diverse characters he plays. His latest role as real-life investigative reporter, Gary Webb, in director Michael Cuesta’s upcoming biographical drama, ‘Kill the Messenger,’ emphasizes how their shared desire to showcase the truth is central to their personalities. Renner, who also made his producing debut with the crime film through his production company, The Combine, also showcased  [ Read More ]

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Actors (l-ri) Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Joanna Newsom, Michael K. Williams, Jena Malone, Hong Chau, Jena Malone and Owen Wilson at the Inherent Vice New York Film Festival Press Conference

Grippingly and emotionally stressing over how to best contend with legal and moral dilemmas that not only affect your life, but countless people directly and indirectly connected to your life is a riveting driving force in scribe-helmer Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, the crime comedy-drama, Inherent Vice. Not only is the movie’s main character, private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello, determined to uncover the truth behind several recent disappearances, but the actors also thrived on connecting with, and supporting, each other while filming. Anderson, along with several performers from the film’s ensemble cast, including Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Jena Malone, Michael K. Williams, Sasha Pieterse, Joanna  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Christen Gerhart Talks Wizard Wars

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Christen Gerhart Talks Wizard Wars

Showcasing your unique talents and passion to the world in a captivating way to prove that anything is possible when you put your mind to it is not only the engaging aspect of Syfy’s new hit competition series, ‘Wizard Wars,’ but also the captivating life of one of its judges, Christen Gerhart. As one of a small but growing number of female magicians in the world, Gerhart is a pioneer striving to showcase that women are just as capable as men in performing fascinating illusions. The magician is also an innovator in the fact that she also works as a telescope operator at L.A.’s Mount Wilson Observatory, has also worked  [ Read More ]

Sam Trammell Hits the White Rabbit Red Carpet at the 30th Boston Film Festival

Striving to prove you have a more versatile personality and a wide range of emotions and sentiments to people who have come to view only one side of your identity can be a challenge for many people, no matter what their age is or the experiences they’ve had. The main character in director Tim McCann’s new independent drama, ‘White Rabbit,’ is a teenage boy who’s suffering from an untreated mental illness, who has to try to prove to his family and peers that he’s not the timid boy they thought they knew. His drug-addicted and neglectful father is one of the main people who misunderstand him. His father’s disdain is  [ Read More ]

Interview: Terry Gilliam and Lucas Hedges Talk The Zero Theorem

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Terry Gilliam and Lucas Hedges Talk The Zero Theorem

People have often pondered whether being alone is exclusively linked to being lonely, and whether they feel more connected to other people when they’re using technology, and isolated when they’re speaking to someone who’s actually in the same room as them. That question of how people relate to others in their lives in the ever-increasing connected world, and how they can learn to embrace being alone without getting lonely, is powerfully examined in the new sci-fi fantasy drama, ‘The Zero Theorem.’ Director Terry Gilliam effortlessly explored how people can only truly make sense of who they are when they’re alone through the script from first-time feature film writer, Pat Rushin.  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Travis Knight on Bringing ‘The Boxtrolls’ to Life

Posted by Melissa Molina On September - 25 - 2014 0 Comment
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It was only a decade ago that the Travis Knight’s Laika Entertainment emerged from Portland, Oregon and made their presence known on the big screen. The company easily captured the attention of audiences with their inspirational tales and incredible stop motion animation. ‘The Boxtrolls’ may be their latest animated feature film, but it was once part of the first batch stories to to fall in the development pool. After several years the project was able to lift off the ground and turn into the delightful animated film that many people will see in theaters this coming weekend. The animated tale centers on a group of underground creatures who take in  [ Read More ]

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Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst Talk The Two Faces of January

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst Talk The Two Faces of January

Drastic and harrowing events in a person’s life often push them into complete defeat, but their underlying heroic tendencies often help them maintain their most dignified characteristics. The impassioned exploration into the emotional contradictions and shortcomings of a person as they strive to maintain their humanity is grippingly showcased in the new thriller, ‘The Two Faces of January.’ The thriller marks the feature film directorial debut of famed screenwriter, Hossein Amini, who also adapted the script for the movie from Patricia Highsmith’s 1964 novel of the same name. The filmmaker enthralling worked with the movie’s main stars, including Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst, to emphasize the flaws of their characters,  [ Read More ]

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Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter Talk Gone Doggy Gone (San Diego Film Festival)

Going through an intensive emotional struggle that makes you truly examine your life goals and values, particularly when someone close to you understands your views and aspirations, can be a gratifying and important life lesson. The main characters in the new independent comedy-drama, ‘Gone Doggy Gone,’ are startlingly forced to reexamine what’s truly important in their lives after a series of harrowing events. Two of the movie’s lead actors, Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter, also graciously learned from the project. They discovered the best ways to approach filmmaking on the set, as they made their feature film writing and directorial debuts with the comedy-drama. ‘Gone Doggy Gone’ follows a Los  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Katie Cassidy Talks The Scribbler

Posted by Karen Benardello On September - 19 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Katie Cassidy Talks The Scribbler

Struggling to truly understand the equally powerful and painful emotions that drive distinctly different personalities to commit deceptive and at-times destructive acts towards themselves and those around them can be a harrowing process. When those clashingly diverse personalities are living within the same person, that battle can be even more difficult to overcome. But actress Katie Cassidy enthrallingly showcased the strong willpower her character, Suki, drew on in the new independent thriller, ‘The Scribbler,’ to overcome the conflicting personalities within her. The film, which was directed by John Suits and written by Daniel Schaffer, who based the script on his own graphical novel of same name, grippingly showcases Suki battling  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Cheryl Ladd Talks The Perfect Wave

Posted by bsimon On September - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
the perfect wave

South Dakota-born Cheryl Ladd originally moved west to Hollywood for a career in music, but ”Charlie’s Angels” (in which she was cast prior to the second season, to replace a departing Farrah Fawcett) made her a star. She remained a familiar face on television for the next decade-plus, starring in more than 30 made-for-TV films. In her latest movie, “The Perfect Wave,” she plays mother to a wandering-spirit surfer, Ian (Scott Eastwood), who discovers God following a near-death experience. Ladd recently took the time to speak to ShockYa about her movie, the recent rise of faith-based entertainment, how she found God during her crumbling first marriage and more. The conversation is excerpted below:  [ Read More ]

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