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Interview Mickey Keating and Ashley Bell Talk Carnage Park (Exclusive)

Young adults often have commendable plans when it comes to achieving their goals, and would take whatever means necessary to achieve those ambitions. But when tragic obstacles unexpectedly hinder their dreams, they have to quickly adapt to their new dire circumstances. That’s certainly the case with the admirable young protagonist in writer-director Mickey Keating‘s latest horror film, ‘Carnage Park,’ as she’s forced to fight back against her new enemies, who threaten her plans to realize her objectives. In the action crime film, talented actress Ashley Bell, who first made a name for herself in the horror-thriller genre in ‘The Last Exorcism’ series, once again proves her abilities in portraying a  [ Read More ]

Interview: James Wolk Talks Zoo (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 30 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: James Wolk Talks Zoo (Exclusive)

Effortlessly amplifying the profound emotions and visuals that helped compellingly translate an enthralling sci-fi novel to the television screen during its premiere season can be a harrowing process for some thriller series. But the second season of last summer’s stunning number one scripted series, ‘Zoo,’ which airs on CBS on Tuesday nights at 9/8c, promises to strengthen not only the show’s story and character development, but also its stunts. Based on author James Patterson‘s best-selling 2012 novel of the same name, ‘Zoo’ follows people’s fight to protect their humanity against the increasingly life-threatening animal attacks against them that have arisen around the world. To coincide with the debut of the  [ Read More ]

Interview: James Patterson Talks Zoo (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 28 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview James Patterson Talks Zoo (Exclusive) 2

Naturally amplifying the intense emotions and visuals that helped powerfully translate a gripping sci-fi novel to the television screen during its premiere season can be a harrowing process for some thriller series. But the second season of last summer’s profound number one scripted series, ‘Zoo,’ which debuts on CBS tonight at 9/8c, with a special two-episode premiere, promises to strengthen not only the show’s story and character development, but also its stunts. Based on author James Patterson’s best-selling 2012 novel of the same name, ‘Zoo’ follows mankind’s fight to protect their humanity against the increasingly frightening and life-threatening animal attacks against them that have arisen around the world. To coincide  [ Read More ]

Interview: Adam Shell Talks Pursuing Happiness (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 18 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Adam Shell Talks Pursuing Happiness (Exclusive)

Happiness is often considered to be an elusive idea and concept for many people as they struggle to find purpose and meaning in their lives. But prosperity can ultimately be simple to accomplish, as the simple connections and situations available in life can truly prove to make even the most cynical people content. Proving that joy is simpler to achieve than many people believe is the entrancing theme in director Adam Shell’s new documentary, ‘Pursuing Happiness.’ The film was made over the course of two years, and utilized crowdfunding and social media as the source of both its production budget and content. While Shell faced such hurdles of trying to  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Laura Allen Talks Clown (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 16 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Laura Allen Talks Clown (Exclusive)

Parents are often driven to only act in ways that will positively influence their young and impressionable children. Unfortunately, at times even their best intentions can fail and ultimately do more harm than good. That’s certainly the case with the married main characters in the horror film, ‘Clown,’ as they try to make their son happy on his birthday with a visit by the title iconic figure. But actress Laura Allen’s well-meaning character soon uncovers the frightening consequences of depending on superficial societal expectations to fulfill a sense of happiness, instead of following her own instincts. Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment are set to distribute ‘Clown’ in select theaters  [ Read More ]

Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit Talk BrainDead

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 13 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Tveit Talk BrainDead

Young adults often feel that they need to venture out on their own in order to truly discover their true personalities and fulfill their life-long dreams. But it often isn’t until they return home and reunite with their families, despite their initial hesitance, that they completely realize their rightful destinies. That all-to-important message is one of the main intriguing driving forces in CBS’s new comedy-drama series, ‘BrainDead.’ The new thriller show was created and executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, who previously collaborated with the network when they created the hit Emmy Award-winning legal drama series, The Good Wife.’ The pilot episode of ‘BrainDead,’ the Kings’ latest television effort,  [ Read More ]

Interview Darren Lynn Bousman Talks Abattoir

Many people often romanticize the seemingly idyllic characteristics of the past that appear to offer a serene way of life, without truly realizing what harrowing aspects can also often plague the situation. But the determined protagonist in director Darren Lynn Bousman‘s new horror film, ‘Abattoir,’ soon discovers how distressing the past can truly be when she realizes that a horrifying crime spree is coming back to haunt her. The all-too-important lesson of how the secrets of the past can truly harm a person’s present and future was highlighted when the film, which was written by Christopher Monfette, David J. Schow and Teddy Tenenbaum, screened at the 2016 Los Angeles Film  [ Read More ]

Interview: Shaun Gerardo Talks The Immortal Wars (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On June - 8 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Shaun Gerardo Talks The Immortal Wars (Exclusive)

The strongest and most resolute people are often the most determined to not only fight for survival, but also secure and maintain power, especially in the emotionally and physically toughest environments. Actor and producer Shaun Gerardo is proving once again how persistently he’s working to achieve his goals, not just in his overall career, but specifically in his upcoming action film, ‘The Immortal Wars.’ The Carcass Studios thriller is set to powerfully chronicle the fight for survival and power during the war between deviants and humans. ‘The Immortal Wars,’ which is scheduled to be released next year, was written and directed by Joe Lujan, who also served as a producer  [ Read More ]

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: Karl Mueller and Harry Hamlin Talk Rebirth (Exclusive)

Struggling to make a respectable living in a corporate society and raise a happy family is a respectable goal many people strive to achieve as they settle into adulthood. But if their career begins to force them to embark on assignments that goes against their moral and ethical beliefs, they can soon descend into a damaging professional and personal existential crisis. That’s certainly the case with the protagonist, Kyle, in the new independent psychological thriller, ‘Rebirth.’ He starts to resent the hypocritical nature of his luxury bank job that nicely supports him and his family, but is too afraid to leave the financial security that goes with it. With ‘Rebirth,’  [ Read More ]

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Press Conference-Popstar

The celebration of success is one of the largest driving forces in modern society, as many people are increasingly thriving on the exhilaration of being praised for their achievements by their friends, family and even the world on the internet. Since people are often trying to promote a particular aspect of their lives through social media, it takes a courageous person to willingly showcase their personal and professional lives falling apart, and the difficult obstacles they must overcome in order to rebuild their friendships and careers. That’s certainly the case in the new musical comedy, ‘Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping,’ which Universal Pictures is set to release in theaters nationwide  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Cheyenne Jackson Talks Opening Night (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 31 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Cheyenne Jackson Talks Opening Night (Exclusive)

Staying true to yourself, no matter how complicated your relationships become, or how unsatisfying your professional goals and career path ultimately prove to be, is an important life lesson that people of all ages need to learn. That all-to-important life lesson is powerfully emphasized in actor Cheyenne Jackson’s new coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama, ‘Opening Night.’ The film showcases how both students and teachers alike need to learn how to embrace their current circumstances, even if they don’t initially realize the value of each situation. That essential message in the movie, which is now available for download on digital, VOD and iTunes from Candy Factory Films, was emphasized by co-writer and director,  [ Read More ]

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Interview: David Farr Talks The Ones Below (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 29 - 2016 0 Comment
Director David Farr on the set of THE ONES BELOW, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures

No matter how in control and successful someone becomes in their career and personal relationships, they often start to want more when they witness the seemingly perfect lives of their peers. Many people tend to become envious of their neighbors’ contrasting personality traits, even if their circumstances aren’t necessarily better than their own, and they’re going through a similar situation. That’s certainly the case with the two seemingly prosperous married couples in the new thriller, ‘The Ones Below.’ The spouses become overwhelmed by something they all thought they wanted throughout their at-times tumultuous relationships that after they meet, they begin envying each other’s seemingly perfect lives. Accomplished British television and  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Christopher Duddy Talks It's So Easy and Other Lies (Exclusive)

Music fans are often enthralled with the idea of the high-powered lifestyle that their favorite musicians seemingly live, and fail to realize that their public persona is usually an act that’s constructed to help promote their latest albums. But musicians usually become more willing to honesty share the details of their personal struggles once they overcome the biggest conflicts in their lives. That’s certainly the case in co-writer-director-producer Christopher Duddy’s new autobiographical music documentary, ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies.’ The film powerfully chronicles the battles that Guns N’ Roses founding member and bass player, Duff McKagan, has contended with throughout his life. Featuring exclusive archival footage, ‘It’s So Easy  [ Read More ]

Interview: Amanda Schull Talks 12 Monkeys (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview Amanda Schull Talks 12 Monkeys (Exclusive) 2

Many people contemplate how different their lives would be if they could go back in time and alter history, particularly in the name of the greater good. But even the slightest change in one of their actions, which they may initially perceive to be beneficial, can ultimately change the entire course of mankind, and the residual results may not be all that endearing. That’s certainly the case with the current second season of Syfy’s sci-fi mystery drama, ‘12 Monkeys.’ The action adventure show, which airs on Mondays at 9/8c, thrives on the idea that people want to manipulate time in order to save and protect mankind. But even the greatest  [ Read More ]

Interview: Steven Chester Prince Talks Divine Access (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Steven Chester Prince Talks Divine Access (Exclusive)

Challenging your long unwavering beliefs, particularly in regards to spirituality, can be a surprisingly endearing process for those who are determined to find the reasons for their existence. While the idea of exploring new ideas can be a harrowing one to some people at first, the importance of finding acceptance and guidance in subjects they never expected can become a more fulfilling achievement for them than remaining content in their previously predictable environment. That’s certainly the case with the protagonist in the new comedy-drama, ‘Divine Access,’ which was co-written, directed and produced by Steven Chester Prince, and is now playing in select theaters and on VOD. ‘Divine Access’ follows Jack  [ Read More ]

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