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Scott Cooper Brings Us Into The Darkness Of Out Of The Furnace
Scott Cooper didn’t mess around when it came to constructing the tone of his new film Out of the Furnace. From the very first scene – which features Woody Harrelson’s character verbally and physically abusing his girlfriend at a drive-in movie – the movie envelops the audience in an incredibly dark world and doesn’t let go until you’re well on your way home from the theater. And that was exactly what the director was going for.
The Cast Of Frozen Talks About Seeing Themselves As Toys And Disney Princess Perks
Having spoken to Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell in person a few weeks ago at the New York City junket for Frozen, I cannot confirm sightings of birds who help them get dressed in the morning, or orchestras waiting to back them up in case they want to burst into song. They mostly looked like the actresses you recognize from Enchanted or Veronica Mars-- though fully aware of the pressure that comes when you're about to become heroines to an entire generation of little girls
The Long Road To Nebraska: Talking With Screenwriter Bob Nelson
With the film now out in theaters, I recently had the chance to chat with the movie’s screenwriter and dig in deep about the script’s roots and what it took to get the movie made. Read on to find out the initial inspiration behind the story, the actor who Nelson was actually thinking about while creating the lead character played by Bruce Dern, and the new project that he has been developing with Community’s Joel McHale.
Delivery Man's Britt Robertson Talks Working With Vince Vaughn And The Fantastical Tomorrowland
In the new movie Robertson stars as Kristen, one of the 533 children that Vaughn’s character, David, unknowingly fathered through multiple anonymous donations to a local fertility clinic. Kristen, unfortunately, has had a hard life and has turned to drugs as a result, but when David meets her he feels compelled to try and be her guardian angel.
Katniss And The Consequences Of War: Talking With Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence
At a recent press event for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire I had the great opportunity to sit down with the direct to talk all about how he constructed both the story and the aesthetics of the new blockbuster movie.
Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt And Cobie Smulders Talk Branching Out, Gaining Weight And More For Delivery Man
The film’s three stars recently gathered for a gathered for a press event in Beverly Hills, California where I had the pleasure of talking to all three about their roles in the film. Watch the videos below to learn about Vaughn’s approach to a very different kind of character; Pratt’s fun ride gaining weight for the role, and Smulder’s thoughts on her career post-How I Met Your Mother.
Behind Need For Speed's Insane Stunts: Yes, They're Really Doing All That Stuff
A third-generation-stuntman who became a director with last year's Act of Valor, Scott Waugh knows his way around a stunt better than just about anyone, which makes him ballsy enough to hire an actor like two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul, strap him into a stunt car, and let him drive 120 mph on camera.
Chris Hemsworth Improvised Thor: The Dark World's Best Visual Gag
Chris Hemsworth isn't a demigod, he just plays one in a massively popular superhero franchise. And while the physics of Asgard might make it so a long red cape and flowing blond hair are the best things to bring into battle, in reality Hemsworth winds up looking exactly like you think you would in a giant battle scene: with that giant red cape flopped over his head
Domhnall Gleeson On About Time And His 'F---ing Weird' Preparations For Angelina Jolie's Unbroken
Domhnall Gleeson was feeling pretty good when I talked to him in New York a few weeks ago-- the night before, at the New York Film Festival premiere of About Time, he had gotten to indulge in a baked potato. An entire baked potato. Gleeson isn't one of those insane Hollywood dieting types, I promise
Heading To Battle School With Ender's Game Stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield And Hailee Steinfeld
At a recent press event for Ender’s Game held in Beverly Hills, California I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with the film’s three main stars, and with the movie in theaters this weekend now is the perfect time to share the experience.
About Time Director Richard Curtis: 'It's Exhausting Doing A Time Travel Movie'
The surprise in About Time, though, is that it’s not really a romantic comedy at all but a story about family, specifically Tim’s father played by Bill Nighy, who also has the power of time travel and who helps guide his son through this fantastical new skill. How Dad has used his own powers, and to what ends, is a reveal that’s part of the emotional wallop in About Time, in which Curtis steps back to remind Tim and the audience of what he calls “the extraordinary nature of our ordinary lives.”
Dallas Buyers Club Cast Talks The McConaughey Renaissance, Amazing Transformations And More
Based on a screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, the film tells the story of Ron Woodroof (McConaughey), a wild-living Texas electrician and bull rider who one day discovers that he has been diagnosed with HIV and given only 30 days to live. Unwilling to go down without a fight, and also unable to afford the only medications available to patients, he travels down to Mexico where he discovers a full spectrum of holistic treatments...
12 Years A Slave Cast Talks Brutality, Heavy Emotions, And Bonding Like War Veterans
I spoke to director McQueen in a lengthier conversation that you can read here, but below you can watch my interviews with several of the key cast members. Let's start with Chiwetel Ejiofor, who is mesmerizing in the lead role as Solomon Northup, a free black man living in upstate New York in the pre-Civil War era who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in Louisiana
On The Ender's Game Set, Going Into Battle School And In Zero Gravity
Getting to wander through the Ender's Game set was one big geeky dream come true, as I loved the book and I'm truly hopeful that the movie will be fantastic. The Ford encounter came later in the expedition through the set, but since I've gotten us onto that topic, and there isn't a whole lot more to report, I'll give you the rest of that before we go back to where we left off in Part 1.
Benedict Cumberbatch, Bill Condon And The Fifth Estate: How To Make A Biopic About Julian Assange
How do you make a movie about someone who's not only an important world figure, but someone who doesn't want a movie made about them at all? How do you play a guy who's changing all the time, and whose complicated view of the world has changed media forever? How do you make a movie about two guys typing on laptops interesting period?
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