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Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

Stepping outside your comfort zone to truly embrace both new experiences and what you love most in life is the enthralling theme that not only pushes the actions of the lead character in the new independent horror film, ‘The Damned,’ but also the actor who portrays him. Versatile actor Peter Facinelli powerfully showcased the harrowing and realistic emotions and motivations of a protective father who’s desperate to take any means necessary to save his teenage daughter in the latest movie from director Victor Garcia. While ‘The Damned’ is the first horror film Facinelli has starred in, the actor creatively embraced shooting the film independently on location in Columbia to highlight  [ Read More ]

Interview: Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Sophia Myles Talks The Damned

Exploring the motivations and secrets of the main characters of a film is often one of the most important aspects that truly allows audiences to relate to, and understand, the protagonists and antagonists of any story. While horror movies often forgo those character studies to instead frighten audiences with physical threats and stunts, the best entries in the genre are often the ones that incorporate the characters’ emotions in with the action. Actress Sophia Myles enthralling embraced the need to infuse her new horror independent film, ‘The Damned,’ which was helmed by genre veteran Victor Garcia, with both powerful emotions and physicality to showcase the true terrors of the story.  [ Read More ]

The November Man Interview: Director Roger Donaldson

Posted by philip On August - 25 - 2014 0 Comment

Roger Donaldson is one of the most underrated directors out there. While he’s not a household name, his films certainly are, ranging from ‘No Way Out’, ‘Dante’s Peak’, and ‘Thirteen Days’. One Donaldson’s best strengths is that he never allows himself to get in the way of the movie, but guiding it like a true master. Donaldson is back with ‘The November Man’, reteaming with his ‘Dante’s Peak’ star Pierce Brosnan. I was fortunate enough to sit down with the director to discuss the film, his penchant for political thrillers, and working with Brosnan once again. Political thrillers seem to be your calling in life. Is this your favorite genre?  [ Read More ]

Exclusive: Jason Patric Talks The Prince and More

Posted by bsimon On August - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
Jason Patric The Prince

He can be self-destructive, darkly debonair or a lot more dangerous, but Jason Patric is best known for bringing a smoldering intensity to his roles, be it in it something like “The Lost Boys,” “Geronimo: An American Legend,” ”Rush,” “Sleepers” or “Narc,” Joe Carnahan’s 2002 film that reminded people of his talent after a self-imposed four-year hiatus. In his latest movie, director Brian A. Miller’s crime thriller “The Prince,” Patric stars alongside Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Jessica Lowndes and South Korean pop star-turned-actor Rain, playing a retired crime boss and single father forced to team up with his best friend and go to dark places when his  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Alfred Molina Talks Love Is Strange

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Alfred Molina Talks Love Is Strange

A person’s ability to finally have the chance to publicly and legally state their love for the person who’s closest to them, particularly after spending years of fighting civil rights violations and social injustices, can be the most gratifying moment a person ever experiences. But when that long deserved union sets in motion a reversal of fortune that not only affects the couple’s relationship, but also those who are closest to them, what was meant to be one of the happiest moments of their lives can turn into a harrowing event. But British actor Alfred Molina, who contends with this emotional turmoil in his new drama, ‘Love Is Strange,’ which  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Ira Sachs Talks Love Is Strange

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Ira Sachs Talks Love Is Strange

Striving to find a way to protect a strong emotional bond with someone you truly love can be a stressful situation for everyone involved in the situation. But when you find someone you truly care about, doing whatever it takes to maintain that bond, even if it goes against what’s morally acceptable, often becomes a top priority. That’s certainly the case in director Ira Sach’s new independent drama, “Love Is Strange,” which he co-scribed with his writing partner, Mauricio Zacharias. The independent drama, which is now playing in select theaters, emphasizes that no matter what struggles people are faced with in their lives, having a strong connection and love for  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 22 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Shane Johnson Talks The Possession of Michael King

Passionately documenting your investigation into a topic you have already hold preconceived doubt and questions about can initially prove to be redundant, as you’re not willing to explore, much less accept, new information and insights into the subject. But when thrillingly unexpected new evidence about the subject is presented, all those predetermined thoughts can instantly disappear. Actor Shane Johnson, who portrayed the title character in first-time feature film writer-director David Jung’s horror movie, ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ proved the troubled protagonist’s radical change of heart throughout the course of the independent found footage project. ‘The Possession of Michael King,’ which is now playing in select theaters and will be  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jason Ritter, Jane Levy and Maggie Grace Talk About Alex

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 21 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview Jason Ritter, Jane Levy and Maggie Grace Talk About Alex

People often don’t truly and intimately know even those they consider to be their closest friends until they make an unexpected tragic decision that painfully changes their outlook on life and their relationships. While they should have foreseen the heartbreaking choice the person made, particularly since their actions played a part in their judgment, the distressing result can often times be the only way people can reconnect and improve their bonds. This is certainly the case in the independent drama, ‘About Alex,’ which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of filmmaker Jesse Zwick. ‘About Alex’ follows the title character (Jason Ritter), a depressed and emotionally lost 20-something who  [ Read More ]

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Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk The Giver

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
Press Conference For The Weinstein Company's "The Giver"

Recollections of earlier times can often bring contentment in people’s lives, as they can think back to pleasurable relationships and joyful times with their friends and families. But memories can also bring about emotional pain and suffering that’s often difficult to overcome. The powerful debate over whether the manipulation of these agonizing memories can truly make a society more pleasant to live in is intriguingly explored in the new sci-fi drama, “The Giver,” which was directed by Phillip Noyce, and based on the acclaimed best-selling novel of the same name by Lois Lowry. ‘The Giver’ Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a community where harmony is created  [ Read More ]

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Uwe Boll is a filmmaker used to derision — early on, his entire career was based on it — so interviewing him, and in particular trying to divine which of the liberal amount of almost boyish giggles that pepper his answers are in fact winking asides at his reputation, is like some sort of post-modern exercise in and of itself. The inimitable Boll may have started out as a mangler of C-list videogame properties, but regardless of what one ultimately thinks of his movies he has, well, matured as a filmmaker. And, now as ever, he is a one-of-a-kind happy warrior — a sort of ever-animated cinematic pirate, living off  [ Read More ]

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Mike Tyson Mysteries

Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, has thrown his hat into the ring with Adult Swim to take on what might be the most unexpected challenge of his career, to become a cartoon star. Mike Tyson plays himself in his new Show Mike Tyson Mysteries where he takes on detective cases delivered to him by carrier pigeon and is accompanied on his adventures by a foppish ghost (Voiced by Community‘s Jim Rash), a Korean step-daughter (Voiced by Rachel Ramras), and a sass-talking Pigeon (Voiced by Norm MacDonald). On the path to answers they encounter everything from El Chupacabra, to dinosaurs and astronauts. Each action packed episode Tyson  [ Read More ]

Tohoru Massamune Shredder

You may not know Tohoru Massamune, but you’ve seen him. From bit parts in Inception, 24, and Heroes, Mr. Massamune finally has his breakout role in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Shredder. Few can say they’ve landed a big role, and even fewer have landed such an iconic character beloved by many around the world. I was fortunate enough to talk with Mr. Massamune on philosophy, life, and bringing his own spin to a classic character. How does it feel to have an action figure? It’s crazy. It’s one of those things that I’m going to wait until I wrap my head around it. I’m just enjoying the ride, but  [ Read More ]

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Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery Comes to Blu-Ray

Posted by bsimon On August - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Twin Peaks

After years of having been played like Charlie Brown, and having the football equivalent of the oft-discussed deleted scenes from director David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me” pulled away from them by the Lucy van Pelt stand-in of protracted rights discussions, a tangle of other legal issues and—occasionally, it must be stated—disinterest on the part of their creators, fans of the trailblazing television series “Twin Peaks” and its 1992 cinematic prequel finally have sweet, sweet relief. For those who might be too young to remember, “Twin Peaks” burned white hot, debuting in the spring of 1990 on ABC and quickly becoming a national obsession. Unfolding in a small Northwestern  [ Read More ]

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Interview: James Franco and Scott Haze Talk Child of God

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: James Franco and Scott Haze Talk Child of God

Truly connecting to something you want to believe in and that fulfills an emotional void in your life is a gripping sentiment that not only drives the cast and crew of the new crime thriller, ‘Child of God,’ but also the main character, Lester, in the story. The drama, which is based on Cormac McCarthy’s 1973 third novel of the same name, showcases the interest of James Franco, who co-wrote, directed and starred the film, to push the limits of what society feels comfortable watching and publicly discussing. Lester is an isolated, lonely man who is unable to adjust to the sudden and damaging obstacles in his life, and searches  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Kaare Andrews Talks Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Kaare Andrews Talks Cabin Fever: Patient Zero

Grippingly making an independent movie filled with harrowing visual effects that are fueled by a frighteningly realistic subject matter about the perils of science can be a horrifying prospect for some filmmakers. But ambitious director Kaare Andrews drew on his expansive artistic experience, including illustrating such comics as ‘The Incredible Hulk’ and ‘The Amazing Spider-Man,’ for his helming effort on the new horror sci-fi thriller, ‘Cabin Fever: Patient Zero.’ The elaborate production design and make-up of the prequel to ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Cabin Fever: Spring Break’ helped infuse the origin story of the virus outbreak with an ominous feeling and foreshadowing of what was terrifyingly set to come. ‘Cabin Fever:  [ Read More ]

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