Karen Benardello

Karen Benardello

Having published dozens of reviews of theatrical movies for Shockya.com since joining the website's staff in 2007, including such diverse films as 'ËœPriest,' 'ËœFast Five' and 'ËœMadea's Family Reunion,' Karen understands the plot points, acting and technical points trying to be told in a variety of genres. When she chooses the movies she's going to review each week, she purposely alternates between such genres as action, comedy, drama, horror and thrillers to not only attract a wide audience, but to diversify her writing skills.

As part of Karen's duties as the Senior Movies and Television Editor for Shockya, she has attended numerous screenings of movies in New York City, including 'ËœDaybreakers,' 'ËœOndine,' 'ËœWelcome to the Rileys,' 'ËœCasino Jack,' 'ËœSeason of the Witch' and 'ËœSomething Borrowed.' She incorporates information from the press notes she receives at the screenings, including the approach the director took while filming and why the screenwriter penned the script, to help give reasoning to her opinions of the movie.

Karen also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Journalism, Print and Electronic, from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Before graduating in 2008, she wrote movie reviews for the school newspaper, The Pioneer, for three years. She worked closely with the entertainment editor to help clarify her viewpoints for my reviews on such movies as 'Tristan and Isolde,' 'The Grudge 2' and 'Into the Wild.' Working on The Pioneer helped sculpt the way she writes reviews today.
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  • Interview: Matthew Watts and Amy Higgins Talk Mutual Friends
    Director-co-writer Matthew Watts and co-scribe-producer Amy Higgins discuss filming their indie comedy, Mutual Friends, including casting lead actress Caitlin Fitzgerald, who's a natural improviser on the set, and how she infused her scenes with laughs.
  • Interview: The Cast and Writer-Director Talk Begin Again
    Actors Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Mark Ruffalo and James Corden and writer-director John Carney discuss filming their new musical comedy-drama, Begin Again, including to do something for financial gain, and not for the creative process, is selling out.
  • Interview: Mia Rose Frampton Talks Tammy
    Actress Mia Rose Frampton discusses filming the comedy 'Tammy' with her co-stars, Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, and co-writer-director Ben Falcone, including how she enjoyed improvising on the set, as it allowed her to fully explore her character.
  • Interview: Joseph Russo Talks Jersey Boys
    Actor Joseph Russo discusses playing Joe Pesci in director Clint Eastwood's biographical music film adaptation, Jersey Boys, including not wanting to play a caricature of the Oscar-winning actor, and working with close friend and co-star, Jeremy Luke.
  • Interview: Francisco Ordonez Talks 'Asher'
    Writer-helmer Francisco Ordonez discusses writing and preparing to shoot Asher, including how his own experiences as a senior at Queens College, when he made the real life Black Israelites the subject of his thesis paper, influenced him to make the film.
  • Interview: William Eubank Talks the Signal
    Writer-director William Eubank discusses filming his sci-fi thriller, "The Signal," including how he knew he needed actors like Brenton Thwaites, Beau Knapp and Olivia Cooke, who were believable, in terms of their on-screen relationships.
  • Interview: Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson Talk 'All Cheerleaders Die'
    Writer-directors Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson discuss filming their independent horror comedy, All Cheerleaders Die, including how they had conversations with the actors, and then a table read, to help the cast understand their characters’ motivations.
  • Interview: Andrew Levitas Talks Lullaby
    Writer-director Andrew Levitas discusses filming his independent drama, Lullaby, including how highlighting the truth and honesty of the story and the characters was one of the most important things to him while filming.
  • Interview: Caitlin Stasey Talks All Cheerleaders Die
    Actress Caitlin Stasey discusses filming her indie horror comedy, All Cheerleaders Die, including how she enjoyed working with co-writers-helmers Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, as they never made the cast feel overwhelmed by information or direction.
  • Interview: Taissa Farmiga Talks Anna
    Actress Taissa Farmiga discusses playing the title role in first time feature film helmer Jorge Dorado's indie thriller, Anna, including how it was helpful to have rehearsal time with her co-star, Mark Strong, during which they spoke about their scenes.
  • The Sacrament Movie Review
    Writer-director Ti West's independent horror thriller, The Sacrament, creatively and cunningly examined the damaging physical and psychological trauma that can arise when people are quick to judge the lifestyles of other societies.
  • Interview: Don McKellar Talks the Grand Seduction
    Director Don McKellar discusses filming his comedy, The Grand Seduction, with Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, including how they brought a unique authenticity, and sophisticated sense of humor to their characters that isn’t seen in all actors today.
  • Interview: Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard Talk Night Moves
    Actors Dakota Fanning and Peter Sarsgaard discuss filming co-writer-director Kelly Reichardt's independent thriller, Night Moves, including working with co-star Jesse Eisenberg and how shooting the film's scenes quickly helped build their characters.
  • Interview: Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David Talk in Your Eyes (Tribeca Film Festival)
    Actors Zoe Kazan and Michael Stahl-David discuss shooting director Brin Hill's In Your Eyes, which had its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, including how filming independently afforded them creative freedom in portraying their characters.
  • Interview: Tricia O’Kelley Talks Devious Maids and Bitter Party of Five
    Actress-writer-producer Tricia O’Kelley discusses playing the role of Tanya Taseltof on the second season of Lifetime's hit comedy-drama series, Devious Maids, as well as appearing on and producing the web series, Bitter Party of Five.
  • Interview: Mario Lopez and Courtney Lopez Talk NUVOtv
    Mario Lopez and his wife, Courtney Lopez, discuss their shows on NUVOtv, the first cable channel that caters to the Latino community with exclusively English-language programming, at the network's 2014-2015 Upfront presentation in New York City.
  • Legends of Oz: Dorthy's Return Movie Review
    Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return is a commendable follow-up to The Wizard of Oz, as it puts a modern spin on what happened to Dorothy and the residents of Oz after she helped them, but it unfortunately failed to capture the life lessons of the first film.
  • Interview: Atom Egoyan Talks Devil’s Knot
    Helmerr Atom Egoyan discusses filming his biographical crime drama, Devil’s Knot, including how he was drawn to the film because he thinks the case is most troubling murder mystery he’s ever encountered, and working with Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.
  • Interview: Sarah Smick Talks Friended to Death
    Writer-director-actress-producer Sarah Smick discusses filming her indie satirical comedy, Friended to Death, including how she knew Ryan Hansen would be perfect as the lead character, who questions if his social media friends really care about him.
  • Interview: Brin Hill Talks in Your Eyes (2014 Tribeca Film Festival)
    Hellmer Brin Hill discusses filming his independent romantic drama, In Your Eyes, during the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York, including how it’s important to bring something new to the set every day, so the film continuously engages viewers.
  • Interview: Mekhi Phifer Talks the Suspect
    Actor Mekhi Phifer discusses shooting his independent thriller, The Suspect, with first-time writer-director, Stuart Connelly, including the film being one of the hardest projects he’s ever completed, in part because of the short shooting schedule.
  • Interview: Chris Klein Talks Authors Anonymous
    Actor Chris Klein discusses filming his independent comedy, Authors Anonymous, including how he was drawn to appearing in the film because of the chance to collaborate with his co-stars, including Kaley Cuoco and Teri Polo, and director Ellie Kanner.
  • Interview: The Actors and Writer-Director Talk Palo Alto
    Actors James Franco, Emma Roberts and Nat Wolff and writer-helmer Gia Coppola discuss filming Palo Alto, including how the filmmaker made her writing and directorial debuts with the drama, as she was interested in exploring high school angst in the movie.
  • John Leguizamo Talks Chef
    Actor John Leguizamo discusses filming the comedy Chef, including how he was drawn to the movie because he loves making independent films, and filmmaker Jon Favreau promised he could improv on the set, which he feels adds an authenticity to the story.
  • Interview: Jon Favreau Talks Chef
    Writer-director-actor Jon Favreau discusse his independent comedy, Chef, including how the food culture served as an analogy to the film business, as he wanted to make something that’s his creative vision, while also satisfying an audience and critics.
  • Interview: Nikki Reed Talks Intramural at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival
    Actress Nikki Reed discusses filming the independent sports comedy, Intramural, with director Andrew Disney and co-stars Jake Lacy, Kate McKinnon and Beck Bennett, while promoting the movie at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.
  • Interview: Tom Hardy and Steve Knight Talk Locke
    Tom Hardy and writer-director Steve Knight discuss their thriller, Locke, including had the filmmaker had faith in the actor’s performance, and was more concerned about the technical aspects that could go wrong than the actor being on screen alone.
  • Interview: Mark Deklin Talks Devious Maids
    Actor Mark Deklin discusses joining the cast of Lifetime's acclaimed comedy-drama series, Devious Maids, including how he found his character Nicholas Deering, to be intriguing, as he's drawn to roles that have secrets that can be revealed over time.
  • Interview: Reggie Lee Talks Grimm
    Actor Reggie Lee discusses filming his hit NBC police procedural fantasy drama series based on the Grimms’ Fairy Tales, including working with his co-stars, Russell Horsnby and David Giuntoli, and how he appreciates the viewers' response to his character.
  • Interview; The Crew Discusses the Railway Man
    Director Jonathan Teplitzky, co-writer-producer Andy Paterson, producer Chris Brown and real-life subject Patti Lomax discuss their biographical drama, The Railway Man, including how the story struck with actors Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman.
  • 'Fading Gigolo' Movie Review
    Fading Gigolo is a captivating comedic effort from filmmaker and actor John Turturro, as he brazenly took cues from co-star Woody Allen’s filmmaking to tell a story about two unique friends who are striving to find the meaning in their lives.
  • Interview: Liza Johnson Talks Hateship Loveship
    Director Liza Johnson discusses filming her independent drama, Hateship Loveship, including how actress Kristen Wiig was the first person she thought about for the main role, because she felt the actress would understand the tone of the project.
  • Interview: Sean Hartofilis Talks Beach Pillows
    Sean Hartofilis discusses making his feature film debut, Beach Pillows, including casting lead actors Geoffrey Arend and Vincent Kartheiser, and how he prefers scribing and helming his films, because it helps him communicate the characters' emotions.
  • Interview: John Stockwell Talks in the Blood
    Director John Stockwell discussed shooting the indie action drama, In the Blood, including how Gina Carano was the one actress he believed could convincingly pull off the story’s action sequences, and be completely credible in the lead role of Ava.
  • Interview: Sean Astin Talks Boys of Abu Ghraib
    Actor Sean Astin discusses filming the thriller Boys of Abu Ghraib, including with first-time writer-director Luke Moran, who also starred in the drama, and how he accepted the role of an American soldier to understand the abuse at the title prison.
  • Locker 13 Movie Review
    Locker 13, starring Ricky Schroder and Jon Gries, is a chilling anthology thriller that captivatingly explores the lengths people from all backgrounds will go to in order to obtain the life they’ve always dreamed and hoped for, but were unable to achieve.
  • Boys of Abu Ghraib Movie Review
    Actor and first-time feature film writer and director, Luke Moran, made a captivating military thriller that showcases the difficulties soldiers face when they feel they aren’t given the opportunity to live up to their full potential in war.
  • Interview: Felicity Jones and Drake Doremus Talk Breathe In
    Actress Felicity Jones and writer-director Drake Doremus discuss filming their romantic drama, Breathe In, including how the filmmaker encouraged the cast to improv during their scenes, just as they did in his film Like Crazy, to create authenticity.
  • Interview: Diego Luna Talks Cesar Chavez
    Actor-director Diego Luna discusses filming his biographical drama, Cesar Chavez, including how actor Micheal Pena morphed into his character to fully showcase the activist’s humble leadership and determination to improve the lives of farmer workers.
  • Interview: Rosario Dawson Talks Cesar Chavez
    Actress Rosario Dawson discusses filming director Diego Luna's biographical drama, Cesar Chavez, including how she was attracted to play Dolores Huerta in the film, as she was a huge support of the Mexican-American activist.
  • Still Life Movie Review (31st Miami International Film Festival)
    Filmmaker Uberto Pasolin created a captivating comedy in Still Life, which played at the 31st Miami International Film Festival and stars Eddie Marsan and Joanne Froggatt as two lonely people who realize they'll be happier if they connect with others.
  • Stockholm Movie Review (31st Miami International Film Festival)
    Writer-helmer Rodrigo Sorogoyen created a relatable drama that explores the intense initial physical attraction towards someone in the film Stockhom, which stars Javier Pereira and Aura Garrido, and premiered at the 31st Miami International Film Festival.
  • Rob the Mob Movie Review
    With Rob the Mob, Academy Award-nominated director Raymond de Felitta created a gripping, relatable crime-thriller that smartly focused on the motivations of its main characters, instead of just building continuous action sequences void of true meaning.
  • Interview: Javier Polo Talks Europe in 8 Bits (31st Miami International Film Festival)
    Javier Polo, who made his feature film directorial and producing debuts with the documentary Europe in 8 Bits, discusses researching chip music for the film, as well as having the movie's American premiere at the 31st Miami International Film Festival.
  • Interview: Todd Sklar Talks Awful Nice
    Writer-helmer-producer-actor Todd Sklar discusses filming his comedy, Awful Nice, including how he encouraged the actors to improv on the set, how the mood behind the camera influences the actors' performances and how VOD is important to indies films.
  • Interview: Keeley Hazell Talks Awful Nice
    British actress Keeley Hazell discusses filming the independent comedy, 'Awful Nice,' including how she enjoyed working with writer-helmer Todd Sklar, because he was open to changes to the story, as well as acting with Alex Rennie and James Pumphrey.
  • Interview: Amy Wilcox Talks Crazy Hearts: Nashville
    Country singer Amy Wilcox discusses filming the A&E reality docu-series, Crazy Hearts: Nashville, including how the series’ executives unexpectedly contacted her to document her career and how her personal experiences always influence her lyrics.
  • Here's the Deal Movie Review (31st Miami International Film Festival)
    First-time Spanish director Alejandro Marzoa made an emotionally captivating comedy with Here’s the Deal, which played at the at the 31st Miami International Film Festival at the Regal South Beach Cinemas, as he created distinct, diverse characters.
  • Enemy Movie Review
    Director Denis Villeneuve delivers a captivating, thought-provoking and memorable exploration of how people’s lives can quickly and truly change with a chance encounter in his new mystery thriller, Enemy, with the help of Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • Interiew: Billy Kent Talks HairBrained
    Writer-director-producer Billy Kent discusses filming his independent comedy, HairBrained, including working with co-scribes, Sarah Bird and Adam Wierzbianski, and casting and directing actors Alex Wolff and Parker Posey.
  • The Face of Love Movie Review
    Writer-director Arie Posin's independent romantic drama, The Face of Love, starring Annette Bening and Ed Harris, is an emotional exploration of how grief can influence people’s actions, and the lengths they’ll go to hold onto their past relationships.
  • Interview: Jacki Weaver Talks Haunt
    Australian actress Jacki Weaver discusses shooting her first horror movie, Haunt, including her enjoyment of working with first-time director, Mac Carter, and her co-stars, including Harrison Gilbertson and Liana Liberato.
  • Interview: Alex Wolff Talks HairBrained
    Actor Alex Wolff discusses playing protagonist Eli Pettifog in writer-director Billy Kent's comedy-drama, HairBrained, including how he built genuine bonds with his co-stars, including Parker Posey and Brendan Fraser, and recording songs for his films.
  • Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Non-Stop
    Actors Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore and director Jaume Collett-Serra discuss filming their action thriller, Non-Stop, including how they liked that the characters realistically maintain an aura of mystery, especially as they get to know each other.
  • Barefoot Movie Review
    Director Andrew Fleming's romantic comedy-drama, Barefoot, which features the smartly cast Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman, who have a natural emotional bond as the two distinct protagonists, who show how two people can bolster each other's potential.
  • Interview: Scott Coffey Talks Adult World
    Director Scott Coffey discusses his independent comedy, Adult World, including how he encouraged the actors, notably Emma Roberts and John Cusack, to improvise while they were filming, as he’s interested in telling character-driven stories.
  • Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Winter's Tale
    Actors Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Brown Findlay, Eva Marie Saint and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman discuss the scribe's feature film directorial debut, the fantasy mystery drama, Winter's Tale.
  • Interview: Evan Peters Talks Adult World
    Actor Evan Peters discusses filming the independent comedy, Adult World, including how helmer Scott Coffey is a liberating director to work with, as he allows the cast to improvise, and how he enjoyed working his co-stars, including Emma Roberts.
  • Interview: Patton Oswalt Talks the Film Independent Spirit Awards
    Actor and comedian Patton Oswalt discusses hosting IFC's 29th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards, including replacing the ceremony's iconic statue with live birds, which will be given to the winners, and how the honorees help predict the Oscars.
  • Interview: Rebecca Da Costa Talks the Bag Man
    Actress Rebecca Da Costa discusses filming the action crime drama, The Bag Man, with first-time feature film writer-director, David Grovic, including improvising scenes with her co-stars, John Cusack and Robert De Niro, and performing her own stunts.
  • Interview: Jenee LaMarque Talks the Pretty One
    First-time feature film writer-director Jenee LaMarque discusses making her independent comedy-drama, The Pretty One, including how it became apparent to her that she wanted to helm the movie while she was writing the screenplay, and the casting process.
  • Interview: Sami Gayle Talks Vampire Academy
    Actress Sami Gayle discusses shooting her comedy, Vampire Academy, with director Mark Waters, including how it was important for the crew to remain dedicated to writer Richelle Mead's book series of the same, but also infuse the film with their own humor.
  • Interview: Zoey Deutch Talks Vampire Academy
    Actress Zoey Deutch discusses filming her action comedy, Vampire Academy, with director Mark Waters and such co-stars as Lucy Fry and Gabriel Byrne, as well as being attracted to playing a resilient character who will do anything to protect her friends.
  • Interview: Maggie Kiley Talks Brightest Star
    Maggie Kiley discusses her feature film writing and directing debut with the independent romantic comed-drama, Brightest Star, including how being an actress herself helped her find the right performers who could best capture the characters’ motivations.
  • Interview: Lucy Fry Talks Vampire Academy
    Actress Lucy Fry discusses filming her action fantasy comedy, Vampire Academy, which is based on writer Richelle Mead's novel of the same name, with Mean Girls director Mark Waters, and how she built an authentic friendship with her co-star, Zoey Deutch.
  • Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk that Awkward Moment
    First-time scribe-helmer Tom Gormican and actors Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Imogen Poots discuss making their independent romantic comedy, That Awkward Moment, including how they enjoyed working together and truly bonded on the set.
  • Interview: Rose McIver Talks Brightest Star
    Actress Rose McIver discusses shooting her independent comedy-drama, 'Brightest Star,' including how she was drawn to her young character's struggles with her relationship and new career, and her ease of working with first-time filmmaker Maggie Kiley.
  • Interview: Joseph Morgan Talks Armistice
    Actor Joseph Morgan discusses filming his new independent horror thriller, Armistice, including how writer-director Luke Massey, with whom he previously made a short film with, allowed him to improvise and create his character from the ground up.
  • Interview: Rosario Dawson Talks Gimme Shelter
    Actress Rosario Dawson discusses filming scribe-helmer Ron Krauss' independent drama, Gimme Shelter, including how she was immediately drawn to her character of June, since she was raised by a teenage mom who worked at women’s shelters.
  • Interview: Ron Krauss Talks Gimme Shelter
    Writer-director-producer Ronald Krauss discusses filming his independent drama, Gimme Shelter, including how he cast Vanessa Hudgens in the lead after he responded to her authentic audition, and saw that she can understand what it’s like to be different.
  • Interview: Vanessa Hudgens Talks Gimme Shelter
    Actress vanessa Hudgens discusses her independent drama, Gimme Shelter, including working with writer-director Ron Krauss, and how she took the part of Apple because it’s rare to read a screenplay with such a dramatic, meaningful role for an actress.
  • Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk at Middleton
    Actor Andy Garcia, co-writer and helmer Adam Rodgers and co-writer and producer Glenn German talk about their independent comedy, At Middleton, including how the performer didn't have time to rehearse with his co-stars, but naturally connected with them.
  • Interview: Luke Massey Talks Armistice
    Luke Massey discusses making his feature film writing and directorial debuts with the horror thriller, Armistice, including rehearsing with actor Joseph Morgan for a week before shooting began, as he feels preparation is crucial in building a movie.
  • Freezer DVD Review
    Director Mikael Salomon's Freezer is a clever independent action thriller that creatively fused together its visual effects with the cunning relationship that forms between Dylan McDermott's troubled anti-hero and Yuliya Snigir's emotional antagonst.
  • Interview: Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque Talks G.B.F
    Actress Joanna ‘JoJo’ Levesque discusses filming the independent comedy G.B.F., including what a nurturing director Darren Stein was on the set, and how she was drawn to the role of Soledad because she understands the character’s passion.
  • Interview: Paul Iacono Talks G.B.F
    Actor Paul Iacono discusses filming his independent comedy, G.B.F., including how he admires director Daren Stein, brought a clear vision of what he wanted for the movie to be to the set, as well as working with his co-stars, including Megan Mullally.
  • Interview: Darren Stein Talks G.B.F
    Director-producer Darren Stein discusses film his independent comedy, G.B.F., including how the film's ensemble cast represent pop culture from not just today, but also from the past, as high school films symbolize the pressures of surviving adolescence.
  • Walter Boholst Talks Talks Voodoo Possession
    Writer-helmer-producer Walter Boholst discusses shooting his first horror film, Voodoo Possession, including working with lead actors Ryan Caltagirone and David Thomas Jenkins, as well as supporting actor Danny Trejo, on a short shooting schedule.
  • Interview: Sam Neill Talks the Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box
    Actor Sam Neill discusses filming his adventure fantasy film, The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, including how he was drawn to the role of antagonist Otto Luger because the character is a unique villain he doesn’t often have the chance to play.
  • Interview: David Spaltro Talks a Short Stay in Hell, Welcome to Hockey Town and Strange Love
    Writer-director David Spaltro discusses working on his upcoming projects for his production company, Wandering/Cut Films, including the films Wake Up In New York, A Short Stay In Hell and Strange Love as well as the TV series, Welcome to Hockey Town.
  • Interview: Michael Rosenbaum Talks Back in the Day
    Actor Michael Rosenbaum discusses making his feature film directorial and writing debuts with the independent comedy, Back in the Day, including how he was inspired to write the script from his own experiences of his high school friends reuniting.
  • The Twilight Zone-Inspired Documentary the Carousel Launches Kickstarter Campaign
    The upcoming documentary feature film, The Carousel, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund its production, which chronicles artist Cortlandt Hull's restoration of the Rod Serling Carousel, which was inspired by The Twilight Zone narrator.
  • Interview: Francesca Gregorini Talks the Truth About Emanuel
    Writer-director-producer Francesca Gregorini discusses filming her independent thriller The Truth About Emanuel, including how she encourages the actors to bring their interpretations to the characters, because it helps maintain the story’s authenticity.
  • Interview: Katia Winter Talks the Banshee Chapter
    Actress Katia Winter discusses shooting the independent horror thriller, The Banshee Chapter, including how first-time writer-director Blair Erickson is an inspiring filmmaker, because he knew exactly what he wanted to get out of the film.
  • Interview: Peter Berg and Marcus Luttrell Talk Lone Survivor
    Writer-Director Peter Berg and Former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell discuss shooting the action biographical drama Lone Survivor, including how the former military man was happy with the cast and crew on how they portrayed his notorious mission in the film.
  • The Invisible Woman Movie Review
    Helmer and actor Ralph Fiennes offers a rarely seen insight into, and an emotional depiction of, famed writer Charles Dickens’ personal life in the biographical romance drama, The Invisible Woman.
  • Interview: Ted Levine Talks the Banshee Chapter
    Actor Ted Levine discusses shooting his independent horror thriller, The Banshee Chapter, including how he developed his working relationship with his co-star, Katia Winter, as well as working with the film's writer-director, Blair Erickson.
  • Interview: Eric Singer Talks American Hustle
    Screenwriter Eric Singer discusses penning the script for the crime drama American Hustle, helmed by David O. Russell and starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner.
  • Interview - Christian Bale Talks American Hustle
    Christian Bale discusses appearing in the crime drama American Hustle for his The Fighter helmer, David O Russell, including how he finds reinventing his personality for each role he takes on addicting, and how it was natural working with Robert De Niro.
  • Interview: David Koechner Talks Cheap Thrills
    Actor David Koechner discusses shooting the thriller Cheap Thrills, including how he was draw to playing the character of Colin because he find the script to be engaging, and the darker theme was also something he’s never explored before.
  • Interview: Zineb Oukach Talks the Wolf of Wall Street
    Moroccan actress Zineb Oukac discusses filming The Wolf of Wall Street, including how director Martin Scorsese approached her between takes to speak about her character, while also encouraging her to follow her instincts while they were filming.
  • Inteview: Zineb Oukach Talks I Am Morocco
    Actress Zineb Oukach discusses starring in and producing the Amos Poe-penned and helmed movie I Am Morocco, including how she’s excited to co-star with Philip Seymour Hoffman, and how the movie features important political and social elements.
  • Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk August: Osage County
    The cast and crew of the comedy-drama film, August: Osage County, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Dermot Mulroney and helmer John Wells, discuss shooting the movie, including they bonded on the set.
  • Interview: Chris Kerson Talks Another Zero in the System and Harmony
    Actor Chris Kerson discusses shooting his new independent films, 'Another Zero In the System’ and ‘Harmony,' including how he is often offered darker roles in films, as he researches and understands the psychology of the characters.
  • Interview: Chris Kerson Talks Daylight’s End
    Actor Chris Kerson discusses filming the action-sci-fi-horror film, including how he was drawn to the amount of details screenwriter Chad Law included in the script, and how he admired director William Kaufman's intelligent previous action-packed films.
  • Interview: Charles De Lauzirika Talks Crave
    First-time scribe-helmer Charles de Lauzirika discusses shooting the drama thriller Crave, including how actor Josh Lawson’s experience as a director helped convince de Lauzirika to cast him as the lead character of Aiden in the film.
  • Interview: David Koechner Talks Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
    Actor David Koechner talks about shooting Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, including how he was drawn to reprising his role of Champ in a sequel to the original cult film, as he enjoyed working with his co-stars, including Will Ferrell.
  • Out of the Furnace Movie Review
    Scribe-helmer Scott Cooper's Out of the Furnace, starring Christian Bale, is an intense crime drama thriller that realistically showcase the challenges working-class families who are living on the margins of society continuously contend with.
  • Interview: Jim Breuer Talks Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All
    Stand-up comic and former Saturday Night Live cast member Jim Breuer discusses his stand-up EPIX/Neflix comedy special, 'Jim Breuer: And Laughter for All,' which is now available on DVD, and his heavy metal comedy single, Santa Claus Ain’t Coming To Town.
  • Interview: Chris Daughtry Talks Baptized
    Chris Daughtry and guitarist Brian Craddock discuss Daughtry's album, Baptized, at New York's Museum of Mathematics, an event presented by MAMARAZZI and bokskids, including how they played together in Virginia before the singer competed on American Idol.
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