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Interview: Finn Wittrock and Sarah Bolger Talk My All American

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Finn Wittrock and Sarah Bolger Talk My All American

Witnessing the powerful evolution of a true and pure love for others in a society that’s driven by increasingly egotistical desires is a humbling and rare situation. The all-important experience emphasizes the significance of embracing selfless people who are determined to serve the greater good of their community, and not continuously cater to their own needs. That noteworthy chronicling of the motivations of such remarkable people who are completely devoted to their true love, and effortlessly affect everyone they know, is grippingly presented in the sports drama, ‘My All American,’ which Clarius Entertainment is set to distribute in theaters this Friday, November 13. The biographical film, which was written and  [ Read More ]

Interview: Christopher Kublan Talks Friends and Romans (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 6 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Christopher Kublan Talks Friends and Romans (Exclusive)

Persistently setting out to prove how diverse your range, personality and abilities are can be a daunting task, whether you’re trying to prove that your professional talents are unique, or you want to move past personal and cultural stereotypes. Taking the first steps to show that adaptability can be challenging because people are often unwilling to change their minds and see you for who you truly are. That harrowing process of bravely demonstrating your real skills to the world is grippingly showcased in writer-director Christopher Kublan’s new comedy, ‘Friends and Romans,’ which is now playing in a limited theatrical release nationwide. ‘Friends and Romans’ follows Nick DeMaio (Rispoli), an aspiring  [ Read More ]


Interview: Catherine Hardwicke Talks Miss You Already (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Catherine Hardwicke Talks Miss You Already (Exclusive)

The seemingly most successful people in all areas of life are those who are vivacious and relentless in pursuing their goals. But their continued prosperity can be challenged when the person they’ve become is unexpectedly challenged. That devastating question of how a person’s sudden change in identity ultimately influences their lives is emotionally chronicled in the new independent comedy-drama, ‘Miss You Already.’ Director Catherine Hardwicke’s latest film, which opens in theaters tomorrow, November 6, powerfully explores how a crisis not only affects the lives of the person directly involved, but also their families and friends. The movie also grippingly shows how having everyone involved help combat the problem with grace,  [ Read More ]

Interview: Ronen Rubinstein Talks Condemned

Shocking and scaring devoted fans of the horror genre through physical and emotional scares can be a challenging task, as many viewers have become desensitized, and are unable to sympathize with characters who are contending with distressing situations. So creating not just one, but two enthralling and insightful horror movies that intriguingly chronicle the problems of contemporary society in a purposeful way, is certainly a challenge. But actor Ronen Rubinstein has effortlessly created characters in two such intriguing, thought-provoking horror movies this fall: one in first-time feature film writer and director Eli Morgan Gesner’s ‘Condemned,’ which is set to be released in theaters and on Digital HD next Friday, November  [ Read More ]

Interview Roel Reiné and Steven Michael Quezada Talk The Condemned 2q

Hunting down those people who you have targeted as being the most harmful to your cherished way of life is a difficult prospect, but ultimately a rewarding one once you actually capture them. Both the protagonist, former bounty hunter Will Tanner, and the antagonist, human target game mastermind Raul Baccaro, are enthrallingly and fearlessly taking on that daunting challenge in the upcoming action film, ‘The Condemned 2.’ The sequel to the 2007 action thriller, ‘The Condemned,’ follows the two new enemies as they’re thrown into the ultimate game of survival: the launch of another real life televised death match that thrives on its viewers gambling on who will be the  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview: Alice Eve Talks Before We Go (Blu-ray and DVD Release)

Sometimes the only way to gain a fully intelligent understanding of how your relationships have failed to live up to your goals and potential is to embrace the perceptions of an unbiased person you barely know. That insightful glimpse into how your life has gone astray, and the best way to fix your problems, is emotionally showcased in the romantic comedy-drama, ‘Before We Go,’ which is set to be released tomorrow on Blu-ray and DVD. The independent film, which marks the directorial debut of its lead actor, Chis Evans, enthralling shows how his caring protagonist is eager to help solve the dilemmas of Alice Eve’s complex and relatable female lead.  [ Read More ]


Interview: Claire Coffee Talks Grimm Season 5

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Claire Coffee Talks Grimm Season 5

Intriguingly working to maintain power and mystery in both your personal and professional lives can be an equally challenging and rewarding process. Veteran television actress Claire Coffee is once again proving her effortless ability to maintain control and intrigue in her portrayal of her role of former Hexenbiest Adalind Schade on the popular police procedural fantasy series, ‘Grimm.’ The one-time antagonistic character’s distinct change in motivations, including her determination to now help those she once wronged, leaves the other characters questioning if she has truly improved, a puzzle the skilled performer has also upheld for viewers in recent episodes. ‘Grimm’ returned for its fifth season on NBC last Friday, October  [ Read More ]

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2015 Alistair Legrand Talks The Diabolical

Intuitively finding ways to fight the frightening evil that’s traumatically invading your life can be a terrifying experience for many people. However, instinctively fighting back against your alarming intruders is a natural process for motivated protagonists who embrace the challenge of guarding the people they love. That drive to defend your family is grippingly showcased in the main protagonist in the new independent horror thriller, ‘The Diabolical,’ which is currently playing on VOD and iTunes. Ali Larter enthrallingly plays a mother who’s determined to protect her young children from a threatening presence that wishes to cause them harm in the movie, which was co-written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker,  [ Read More ]

Interview: George Mihalka Talks 24 Hour Rental (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 29 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview George Mihalka Talks 24 Hour Rental (Exclusive)

Heroes are meant to inspire and encourage people into fearlessly committing brave acts, but some of television and film’s most noteworthy protagonists instead garner attention for their most illogical ideas on how to improve their worlds. While some audiences balk at the cruelty, cynicism and amorality that these anti-heroes bestow on their supporting characters, the new crime comedy television series, ’24 Hour Rental,’ is actually encouraging its viewers to laugh at life’s most challenging situations that those very unethical protagonists continuously face. The show’s showrunner, George Mihalka, who also directed and executive produced the season, is enthusiastically urging the public to welcome the series’ black comedy take that not all  [ Read More ]

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2015 The Cast and Crew Talk Gridlocke

Embracing how your past actions have influenced your personality and the path your life has taken, and unconditionally allowing those experiences to help guide your future, can be both a humbling and challenging occurrence. But the characters, as well as the cast and crew, of the new action film ‘Gridlocked’ have enthrallingly welcomed the equally liberating and daunting task of allowing their passions and efforts influence the way they approach and handle life’s physical and emotional obstacles and achievements. To celebrate that noteworthy approach to fully embracing whatever life presents to you, ‘Gridlocked’ had its Canadian premiere at the Scotiabank Theatre on Tuesday, October 20 during the 10th Annual Toronto  [ Read More ]

Fix My Mom with Laura Baron in Exclusive Clip for Oxygen TV's Reality Show Series Premiere

Daughters are meant to depend on their mothers for support when they need encouragement to thrive in life. But the most complex situations daughters will face can become even more problematic if they don’t have unrelenting approval from their parent. Oxygen’s new television series, ‘Fix My Mom,’ explores these complicated dynamics, as it follows five vibrant mother-daughter pairs who are pushed beyond their comfort zones. To show that these children and their parents are determined to make a final effort to salvage the relationships they hold most dear, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from tonight’s series premiere of ‘Fix My Mom.’ Life coach Laura Baron, who appears on the  [ Read More ]

Interview: Lin Shaye Talks Tales of Halloween (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 26 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Lin Shaye Tales of Halloween (Exclusive)

People don’t often ponder their mortality and humanity until they’re unexpectedly forced to face both their literal and figurative ghosts in frightening situations. But Fangoria Chainsaw Award-winning actress Lin Shaye has captivatingly appreciated the journey of reflecting on your life choices when you’re compelled to contend with those phantoms over the course of her career. The performer, who has become welcomed in the horror genre in recent years for her portrayal of the medium Elise in the ‘Insidious’ trilogy, is once again powerfully embracing the reemergence of those ghosts in the ‘Grim Grinning Ghost’ segment of the new anthology horror film, ‘Tales of Halloween,’ which is now playing in theaters  [ Read More ]

The Interior TADFF

Fearlessly setting out on a physically and emotionally daunting experience, no matter how terrifying the journey and consequences may appear to be, can be the most revealing way for people to truly discover who they really are, and what they’re meant to do. Not only is that telling exploration a meaningful one for first-time feature film writer, director, producer and editor Trevor Juras, who courageously made the leap into features after working on four shorts over the past two years, but also for the troubled anti-hero in his initial feature. The helmer daringly crafted an intriguingly flawed main character whose beliefs are still alluringly relatable in the new Canada-set and  [ Read More ]


To fully believe in life’s most surprising and seemingly impossible events, people often require concrete evidence that the circumstance actually occurred. Whether it’s accepting that the seemingly unscientific incident of seeing ghosts can truly happen, or finally witnessing several of the most celebrated genre actors publicly reunite after living out of the spotlight for several decades, undeniable proof is a crucial element. That’s certainly the case with the iconic movie adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed 1977 horror novel, ‘The Shining.’ Not only do the characters begin to believe in the supernatural after witnessing apparitions firsthand, but several of the horror film’s beloved actors, including Lisa and Louise Burns and Joseph  [ Read More ]

The Exorcism of Molly Hartley Day 2 Set Photo

Encouraging a determined young female protagonist to fully embrace her growing dark side and inclinations is a unique perspective in any film, as the resolute cinematic hero is often believed to need to defend the goodness in their world. But the 2008 horror thriller, ‘The Haunting of Molly Hartley,’ intriguingly reversed the genre’s expectations of how lead characters are supposed to act, and what they stand for, as the title teen fully embraced being overtaken by the Devil by the end of the story. But director Steven R. Monroe’s new sequel to the supernatural film, titled ‘The Exorcism of Molly Hartley,’ showcases how the title character, who’s now a young  [ Read More ]

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