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Relatability And The Importance Of Krypton: Talking Superman With Man Of Steel's David Goyer
With the new Superman film in theaters nationwide this weekend, I recently had a chance to sit down with the screenwriter and pick his brain about all things Man of Steel. Read on to find out how the story developed in comparison to working with Batman as a lead, the choice to use non-linear storytelling, and how this movie’s version of Superman is really able to fly and lift heavy objects.
Why Man Of Steel's Michael Shannon Doesn't See General Zod As A Villain
Any story can be drastically changed being looked at through the eyes of the antagonist. What might be seen as an apocalyptic attack that kills millions from one point of view could be an attempt to save millions of lives from another. This is the riddle that any actor has to look at when taking on an antagonist role.
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters Producer Adam McKay Says Critics Response Was Predictable And Lazy
As one of the film's fans/defenders, I was eager revisit it on Blu-ray, and talk with its producer Adam McKay, Will Ferrell's partner in Gary Sanchez Productions. In a phone interview, he and I discussed how Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters came together, what's in store for its sequel, and how this midnight movie might be remembered.
On The Set Of Insidious Chapter 2: Touring One Of The Creepiest Places On Earth
Linda Vista Community Hospital is, on the surface, a dilapidated and filthy hospital on Los Angeles’ south side that has been closed for more than two decades. Beyond that, however, it’s also a preferred shooting location for movies and television programs and allegedly a hive of paranormal activity, if you’re into that sorta thing. Insidious screenwriter Leigh Whannell is.
Sci-Fi, Space, And Staying In The Moment: Talking After Earth With Will And Jaden Smith
A couple weeks ago I flew out to Las Cruses, New Mexico and after a short helicopter ride into the middle of the desert landed at the Virgin Galactic Spaceport. While I didn’t get the chance to take a trip into the stratosphere, I did sit down with stars Will and Jaden Smith to talk about their new movie.
Talking Magic And Mind Tricks With The Cast Of Now You See Me
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher star in the film as The Four Horsemen, the a team of comprised of some of the most talented magicians in the entire world. The twist to their act, however, is that they use their skills in sleight of hand and mental manipulation to rob from the rich and give to the poor.
Director Todd Phillips And Writer Craig Mazin Talk Alan's Journey In The Hangover Part III
For the end of the Hangover franchise Warner Bros. organized a press day in Las Vegas where myself and a group of other journalists had the chance to talk with director Todd Phillips and co-writer Craig Mazin about the franchise finale, The Hangover Part III.
Saying Goodbye: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms And Zach Galifianakis Talk The End Of The Hangover Movies
In the summer of 2009 Todd Phillips’ The Hangover became a smash hit and stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis became three of the biggest, most sought-after names in Hollywood. The success continued with the first sequel, The Hangover Part II. But this weekend, as you’ve read on the posters, it all ends.
Star Trek Into Darkness Spoilers, With Damon Lindelof And Bryan Burk
Want to know how they chose the film's villain? Want to know just how much they think about Trek fans and what they've been demanding of the sequel ever since the first one came out? (Spoiler: they care a lot). Want to hear about the decision-making that went into one of the film's biggest scenes?
How Do Tax Incentives For Movie Productions Work? An Expert Explains It All
We reached out to someone who has lots of experience with these subsidies from the filmmaker's angle. Mary Jane Skalski is a celebrated producer who has helped create such acclaimed independent films as The Station Agent, Mysterious Skin, Pariah and Win Win. And she was good enough to share her thoughts on these incentives programs...
Noah Baumbach Explains How He Shook Up His Entire Process To Make Frances Ha
Baumbach explained that he sought out unusual financing to make Frances Ha, allowing himself more time to experiment with the film's style and to make the movie virtually in secret (the first time most of us heard it was when it was added to the Toronto Film Festival lineup barely a month before its premiere). I asked him to go into detail about how he shook up his usual method of making movies, and how that made making Frances more of a marathon than, say, the sprint that was Squid and the Whale
Frances Ha's Greta Gerwig, On Why She Loves Jaws And Why Acting Is Like Skydiving
When Sophie moves in with somebody else Frances's life is sent into a bit of a free-fall, and though Frances Ha is a comedy and most everything turns out OK, the chaos of Frances's life is painful and true and hilarious and fantastic and remarkably fresh, even after two seasons of Girls.
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