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SXSW 2016 Interview: Johnny Galecki and Kyle Gallner Talk The Master Cleanse (Exclusive)

The gripping and distinct encounters and connections people experience throughout their lives often times form and shape their ideals, self-perception and interactions. People often hold deeply onto the personal baggage that has informed their current personalities as a comfortable and familiar security measure. But allowing those increasingly unconventional feelings linger prevents anyone from forming, and maintaining, meaningful relationships and personal growth. That essential idea is presented in the new comedy-drama-thriller, ‘The Master Cleanse,’ which was written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker, Bobby Miller. ‘The Master Cleanse’ follows Paul (Johnny Galecki), who was recently left at the alter, and seems destined and content to now wander through life without a  [ Read More ]

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Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

The struggle to impress your close-knight large extended family with your personal and professional decisions can often be a harrowing experience, whether you’re trying to inspire them for the first time or awe them once again after your previous accomplishments. That endeavor can be even more daunting when you’re also trying to thrill a national audience who wants to be both emotionally and sentimentally entertained. That’s certainly the case with the intriguing and nostalgic new romantic comedy, ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.’ The film, which Universal Pictures is set to distribute in theaters nationwide today, began filming in Toronto in May 2015, 13 years after the successful release of  [ Read More ]

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SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Heavy Rock Band BANDITS (Exclusive)

Remaining dedicated to your strong roots, while also embracing new connections and inspirations, is a powerful, and often necessary, skill that allows vocalists and instrumentalists to naturally evolve as musicians. Up-and-coming heavy rock band BANDITS is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their training and experiences with their passion of continuously building their connections with their fans and fellow artists. BANDITS, which features Lulu Demintro on bass, keys and vocals; her brother, John Demintro, on guitar and vocals’ and Andrew Oakley on drums, recently debuted their latest singles. The first song, ‘Kill Tonight,’ premiered on Consequence of Sound on January 5, and its black-and-white video later  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview: Punk Rock Band Lost In Society (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 19 - 2016 0 Comment
SXSW 2016 Interview: Punk Rock Band Lost In Society (Exclusive)

Paying homage to the musicians who have inspired you, while also infusing your own personal interests and experiences into your unique sound, is an essential process for bands, especially as they begin building their fanbase. Up-and-coming punk-rock band, Lost In Society, is one such group that features creative musicians who daringly blend their original style with their tribute to their influences, including Green Day, Nirvana and Motown. Lost In Society, which features Zach Moyle on lead vocals and guitar, Nick Ruroede on bass and back-up vocals, and Hector Bonora on drums, released its third album, ‘Modern Illusions,’ on February 26. The alternative band proves its admiration for ’90s punk and  [ Read More ]

SXSW Q&A Jack Goes Home

Mustering the courage to emotionally contend with both new and long-buried physical injuries and obstacles can be a mentally daunting task. Struggling to overcome those wounds can be even more challenging when you painfully discover that they were caused and/or kept hidden by the people who are supposed to love and take care of you. The new horror film ‘Jack Goes Home’ is a gripping and enthralling exploration into the disastrous consequences that occur when a victim determinedly sets out to uncover and mend the situation that caused them pain in the first place. ‘Jack Goes Home’ follows the title character (Rory Culkin), who is an educated and well-versed magazine  [ Read More ]

SXSW 2016 Interview Operation Avalanche's Matt Johnson (Exclusive)

Fearlessly and continuously reinventing yourself in an effort to powerfully uncover and explore society’s most significant issues in recent and modern times is a stance that not many people have the courage to take on. But filmmaker Matt Johnson intriguingly did just that in his new thriller, ‘Operation Avalanche,’ the compelling follow-up to his acclaimed and award-winning feature film debut that focuses on school bullying, the 2013 crime drama, ‘The Dirties.’ In his latest movie, the director and actor, who also worked on the story outline with his co-star, Josh Boles, effortlessly created a compelling faux-documentary about one of the greatest conspiracy theories in American history: whether Apollo 11 was  [ Read More ]

loverfield Press Conference 1

The uncharted possibilities that we longingly desire to explore are often the intriguing motivating factors that encourage us to relentlessly investigate the protected elements that society is determinedly keeping hidden from us. While opposing forces rigorously work to keep those situations a secret, for the sake of our purported well-being, it isn’t until the truth is finally revealed that we feel justice and closure to our natural curiosity. The new mystery thriller, ’10 Cloverfield Lane,’ presents its diverse main characters with fierce obstacles to overcome, as they ponder the fates of their existence during a time of dire unforeseen and unpredictable circumstances. The movie, which will be released in theaters  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jeff Ward Talks Manson’s Lost Girls (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On March - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Jeff Ward Talks Manson's Lost Girls (Exclusive)

Equally criticizing convicted criminals for their heinous crimes, and blaming victims for making seemingly unfortunate choices that led them to be targets of those horrifying offenses, can be at times the easy route for the public to take when they begin analyzing high-profile atrocities. But actor Jeff Ward’s skilled abilities of showcasing the emotional motivations behind one of the 20th century’s most infamous criminals, Charlies Manson, in Lifetime’s new original movie, ‘Mason’s Lost Girls,’ naturally challenged the widely held perception that victims can be equally blamed for the misfortunes they face at the hands of their captors. In his portrayal of the notorious title cult leader in the crime thriller,  [ Read More ]

Interview: Taylor Richardson Talks Jack of the Red Hearts (Exclusive)

Powerfully embracing motivational films that emotionally and relatably highlight complex and determined female protagonists and supporting characters who relentlessly pursue their goals, no matter what struggles they’re forced to overcome in the process, is an important movement that needs to become more prevalent in Hollywood. The new family drama, ‘Jack of the Red Hearts,’ is grippingly leading that essential trend, as it enthrallingly focuses on a troubled young woman who learns about the importance of responsibility and love from the pre-teen girl she’s been hired to care for. The film endearingly focuses on up-and-coming actress Taylor Richardson’s skilled interpretation of a young autistic girl who needs continuous attention, but ultimately  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Jade Hassoune Talks Shadowhunters (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 27 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Jade Hassoune Talks Shadowhunters (Exclusive)

Seamlessly transitioning into an exhilarating new environment you know little about can be a harrowing challenge for many people. But when they have a powerful support system that willingly helps them adapt to their new lifestyle, they can commendably achieve their goals. That intriguing evolution is compellingly showcased not only between the cast and crew who traveled to Toronto to film the new action fantasy television series, ‘Shadowhunters,’ but also the young protagonist who’s unexpectedly brought into the supernatural world. Toronto-based actor Jade Hassoune happily welcomed his fellow castmates and the crew when they gathered in the Canadian city to film the current freshman season of the drama series. Not  [ Read More ]

Exclusive Interview with Jason Lopez, lead actor in PTSD

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On February - 27 - 2016 0 Comment
Exclusive Interview with Jason Lopez, lead actor in PTSD

Title: PTSD Director: Cedric Godin Starring: Jason Lopez, Treva Etienne, G Larry Butler, Phillipe Simon Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental state that can develop after a person is exposed to traumatic events. Most frequently this phenomenon is associated to soldiers who have survived wars and have come face-to-face with death and emphatically excruciating experiences. Director Cedric Godin’s feature debut captures this harrowing state through the exceptional performance of actor Jason Lopez. The portrays – with technical simplicity and Oscar-worthy acting – the story of Jason, a young military veteran who struggles to adjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq. He travels from Miami to L.A. in search  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Jeremy Sisto Talks Hangman (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Jeremy Sisto Talks Hangman (Exclusive)

People can understandably become frightened and alarmed when they feel that someone, particularly an ominous stranger who they know nothing about, seeks joy in causing them irrevocable emotional and physical harm. When that danger finally appears to begin dissipating, the victims’ sense of self-consciousness also begins to dwindle, until they realize their opponent has never actually given up on preying on their vulnerabilities. That powerful exploration into the drastic measures people are willing to take in order to protect themselves and their families is grippingly presented in the new horror film, ‘Hangman.’ The thriller, which Alchemy distributed on Blu-ray and DVD on February 9, had its World Premiere during the  [ Read More ]

Interview: Cian Barry Talks Nina Forever (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Cian Barry Talks Nina Forever (Exclusive)

Contending with an immobilizing sense of loss is often an isolating and painful experience for many people, particularly as they struggle to overcome the harrowing feelings of being abandoned by those they love. Whether they live in the quiet suburban countryside or in a chaotic city, people often don’t feel as though their self-imposed seclusion would be considered normal, as their emotions don’t get much attention by any part of society. Intensely missing someone who’s no longer in your life, and attempting to forever stay connected to that person you have so longingly loved, intriguingly fuels the emotions of the male protagonist, who’s played by Cian Barry, in the new  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Jon Cassar Talks Forsaken (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Jon Cassar Talks Forsaken (Exclusive)

People often find happiness when they achieve their initial successes in their professional lives. But as they mature and adapt to the new circumstances in their careers, their objectives understandably change, and lead them down a different path to diverse ambitions. That’s certainly the case with the filmmaker and characters behind the new Western, ‘Forsaken,’ which Momentum Pictures distributed in theaters and on VOD and iTunes this past weekend. Accomplished TV director Jon Cassar has stated that as much as he has enjoyed helming and producing television series, he’s happy to have finally realized his dream of directing his first feature film with ‘Forsaken.’ The drama, which he also executive  [ Read More ]

Interview: Emily Ting Talks Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On February - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview Emily Ting Talks Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong (Exclusive)

Sometimes it takes traveling halfway around the world to find someone you truly connect with, and with whom you can picture spending tomorrow and the rest of your future with in a significant relationship. That powerful exploration into how strangers who seemingly meet randomly are actually meant to form a more meaningful bond that traces back to their mutual home and society. The intriguing exploration into how people naturally and instantly bond over their beliefs and feelings is enthrallingly presented in the new romantic film, ‘Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong.’ Distributor Gravitas Ventures has released the insightful and endearing comedy, which marks the feature film writing and directorial debuts of  [ Read More ]

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