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SXSW 2015 Interview: The Automatic Hate's Justin Lerner, Katharine O'Brien and Joseph Cross

Testing the boundaries of your seemingly loving relationships with the most important people in your life, from your parents to your long-term significant other, can be a revealing insight into how strongly you trust them and believe in their commitment to protecting your well-being. That enticing process of engaging in seemingly dangerous situations is captivatingly showcased in director Justin Lerner’s second feature film directorial effort, ‘The Automatic Hate,’ the follow-up to his debut movie, the 2010 drama, ‘Girlfriend.’ The helmer, who co-wrote the script to his latest film with Katharine O’Brien, grippingly cast actor Joseph Cross to portray a seemingly successful young man who willingly put his connections with his  [ Read More ]

Interview: Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs Talk Growing Up & Other Lies (Exclusive)

Perfectly navigating an intricate balance between a group of diverse friends who are determined to support each other, no matter how distinct their opinions are, can be a challenging, yet equally rewarding and gratifying, process. The four main characters in the new independent comedy, ‘Growing Up & Other Lies,’ which opens today in select theaters and on VOD nationwide, enthrallingly pledge to help each other during their times of identity crisis. The movie’s writer-directors, Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs, who both starred in and produced the project, also remained powerfully loyal to each other on their second feature film collaboration, after they penned and helmed the 2008 comedy-drama, ‘Humboldt County.’  [ Read More ]

The Cobbler New York City Press Conferenece

Struggling to cope with feeling as though your existence is predestined and planned a long time ago by family members who left your decisions out of your control is a harrowing situation people are often forced to contend with during their lives. But once they find something that offers them fulfillment and purpose, especially when they’re least expecting it, they can finally undergo a satisfying period of self-discovery that allows them to achieve their own goals. That powerful exploration is grippingly chronicled in the new fantasy comedy-drama, ‘The Cobbler.’ the film, which was directed by Thomas McCarthy, who also co-wrote the script with Paul Sado, and opened in select theaters  [ Read More ]


Interview: Richard Bates Jr. Talks Suburban Gothic (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Richard Bates Jr. Talks Suburban Gothic (Exclusive)

Searching to find your rightful place in the world, where you’re unquestionably accepted and embraced by the people around you, can be an disheartening prospect for some people. Not only does Raymond, the quirky protagonist in the independent horror comedy, ‘Suburban Gothic,’ which was directed by Richard Bates Jr., struggle to find a job he enjoys and excels at, but also discover the real meaning of having true friends and family. But the process of making the film, which the helmer also co-wrote with Mark Bruner, wasn’t as intimidating of a process for the filmmaker once he began penning the script. Not only did Bates Jr. naturally reunite with Matthew  [ Read More ]

Interview Morgan Spurlock on We the Economy

While the economy can often powerfully affect every aspect of a person’s life, from how much they’re able to spend on essential items to how often they can indulge their desires, they don’t often think how their decisions can play a critical role in the state of local and global financial stability. So to help Americans become more aware of the basic fundamentals that drive the economic system, producer Morgan Spurlock has released an engaging documentary, ‘We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss,’ on such platforms as online, VOD, broadcast and mobile, through his distribution company, Cinelan. Not only did the producer direct the project’s introductory  [ Read More ]


Interview: Danielle Harris Talks See No Evil 2 (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 7 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Danielle Harris Talks See No Evil 2

Enthrallingly portraying a powerful protagonist who isn’t afraid to go after what they want, regardless of the harrowing consequences they may face, can be a challenge for actors, particularly when the character is susceptible to vulnerabilities throughout an intense horror film. But acclaimed genre actress Danielle Harris once again proved her talent of effortlessly showing a determined victim’s strengths and will to survive in ‘See No Evil 2,’ which was helmed by acclaimed twin horror directors, Jen and Sylvia Soska. The sequel to the 2006 horror thriller, ‘See No Evil,’ which is one of the filmmakers’ latest directorial efforts, once again showcases their signature cinematic theme-when a compelling and dynamic  [ Read More ]

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks Faults (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 5 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Mary Elizabeth Winstead Talks Faults (Exclusive)

While people often claim that they selflessly wish to help people in need without expecting any compensation in return, there are still many who harrowingly strive to aid others, in an effort to bolster their own reputation in society, and to garner the fame and fortune that goes along with it. That’s certainly the case with the narcissistic protagonist in Riley Stearns’ feature film writing and directorial debut, the upcoming thriller, ‘Faults.’ The drama, which opens in select theaters and on VOD nationwide on Friday, features a cult deprogrammer who enthralling balances moments of intensity and unintentional comedic undertones as he tries to separate a young woman from the group  [ Read More ]


Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged

Relentlessly pursuing your long sought-after dreams, no matter what physical and emotional challenges you may have to overcome in order to achieve those goals, is an admirable trait people possess as they seek fulfillment in their lives. Filmmaker Michael Ojeda admirably embraced the endurance of working multiple jobs on the set of his new action horror drama, ‘Avenged,’ including being the writer, director, cinematographer and editor, to enthrallingly create the alluring female protagonist for the film that he always imagined. In the process, the lead character grippingly overcame her despairs to admirably prove that not matter what confrontations people are forced to contend with, having unquestionable faith in their abilities  [ Read More ]

Interview: Joe Reegan Talks Alien Outpost (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Joe Reegan Talks Alien Outpost (Exclusive)

Ambitiously and courageously embarking on an emotionally and physically daunting challenge can be a frightening experience for anyone, no matter how much time and effort they’ve put into mentally preparing themselves for the process. Not only did actor Joe Reegan fearlessly take on the social and emotional responsibilities of playing a soldier who’s actively in service in the sci-fi action film, ‘Alien Outpost,’ but he also boldly performed his own stunts to showcase his character’s terrifying predicament of defending Earth against alien invaders. His gripping portrayal of the soldier is enthralling presented in the thriller, which is now playing on VOD, including iTunes, and was co-written by Blake Clifton and  [ Read More ]

Interview: Johnathon Schaech Talks Vice (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 28 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Johnathon Schaech Talks Vice

Determinedly trying to find your rightful place in the world, particularly amongst people who truly appreciate you for who you really are, has become challenging in recent years, with society becoming increasingly dependent on technology to make their lives more convenient. But there are still those who acknowledge the real essence of humanity, and understand that artificial intelligence can’t improve every aspect of life, even if that value means that they have to disagree with the decisions of the boss they have so longingly respected. Actor Johnathon Schaech embodied that meaningful message in his role of Chris in his action sci-fi adventure film, ‘Vice.’ The character in the movie, which  [ Read More ]


Interview: Jamie Kennedy Talks Buddy Hutchins (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 21 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Jamie Kennedy Talks Buddy Hutchins

While many people often rely on the emotional support of their families to help them contend with harrowing life experiences, there are perplexing situations where people’s relatives are the cause of their problems. That difficult situation can at times lead the struggling person to take out their anger on the people closest to them, who are harming in horrific ways. That drastic measure of taking revenge out on the people who betrayed, instead of helped, the conflicted and hurt person is enthrallingly portrayed in writer-director Jared Cohn’s new horror comedy, ‘Buddy Hutchins.’ The thriller, which is now available on DVD and VOD, including iTunes, features comedic actor Jamie Kennedy in  [ Read More ]

Interview: Kodi Smit-McPhee Talks Young Ones (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Kodi Smit-McPhee Talks Young Ones (Exclusive)

While people often engage in gripping resistance when they’re faced with social and technological regressions in their communities, especially when their lifestyles are purposefully compromised by the government so that the rest of the country can advance, they can often times lead a revolution that can help fortify their existence. That gripping exploration into how that enthralling confrontation can truly help the repressed is enthralling chronicled in writer-director Jake Paltrow‘s sci-fi action western, ‘Young Ones,’ which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The drama’s diverse characters, notably actor Kodi Smit-McPhee’s sensitive teen, Jerome, have distinct motives for wanting to rebel against those who have wronged them, so that they  [ Read More ]


Interview: Erik Van Looy Talks The Loft (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Erik Van Looy Talks The Loft (Exclusive)

The true meaning and value of friendship and family relationships often greatly varies between everyone, even those who are extremely close and vow to protect each other through any harrowing situation, no matter what happens. But it isn’t until people are erroneously placed into a challenging circumstance that they should never have been involved in that their true loyalties and connections are truly tested. That process of figuring out who you can actually rely on during life’s toughest challenges is grippingly presented in director Erik Van Looy’s new psychological thriller, ‘The Loft,’ which is a gratifying remake of his original 2008 Belgian crime mystery drama, ‘Loft.’ ‘The Loft’ follows five  [ Read More ]


Interview: Bella Heathcote Talks The Rewrite (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Bella Heathcote Stars in The Rewrite

Some more experienced people are struggling to recapture the praise and connections they once held in their professional and personal lives, as their talent and bonds irrevocably begin to diminish. Meanwhile, others who are first beginning to pursue their dreams may squander their goals if they’re also stuck contending with the issues that have already wronged them in their lives. This exploration into how young adults revert to manipulate those around them is presented between the main character, the formerly acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant), and the sometimes antagonist and aspiring scribe and student, Karen (Bella Heathcote), who he recently began teaching, in the romantic comedy, ‘The Rewrite.’  [ Read More ]


Interview: Hugh Grant, Chris Elliott and Marc Lawrence Talk The Rewrite

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 15 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview Hugh Grant and Chris Elliott Talk The Rewrite

People who have previously experienced such joy and a sense of personal and professional accomplishments in their past often dwell in their past glories, and are unable to truly accept that they’re incapable of easily reclaiming that good fortune and status in their present lives. Often times it takes what they perceive will be a harrowing and dreadful experience that they unwillingly must embark on to achieve their last opportunity for redemption. In the process, they finally realize how meaningful their lives, including their relationships and careers, truly are, and they should happily embrace the way their situations have turned out. This is certainly the case with the main character,  [ Read More ]


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