Ben Kenber

Ben Kenber

I am an actor and writer, and they both serve to keep me sane in an increasingly insane world. I mostly write movie reviews, but sometimes I try to go outside of that to write something else. I have also covered various press conferences and junkets for movies at wegotthiscovered.com.
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  • Exclusive Interview With Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo on 'The Case Against 8'
    This my interview with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, one of the two gay couples featured in "The Case Against 8" who fought a long fight for marriage equality in California. The documentary just made its debut on HBO.
  • Exclusive Interview With Jeff Fahey on 'Beneath'
    My interview with actor Jeff Fahey on his role in Ben Ketai's horror film "Beneath." In it he plays George Marsh, a veteran coal miner who gets trapped 600 feet underground after a disastrous accident and soon descends into madness.
  • Exclusive Interview With Ben Cotner and Ryan White on 'The Case Against 8'
    My interview with Ben Cotner and Ryan White, the directors of "The Case Against 8." The documentary goes behind the scenes of the historic federal lawsuit filed to overturn Proposition 8, California's discriminatory ban on gay marriage.
  • Exclusive Interview With Kris Perry and Sandy Stier on 'The Case Against 8'
    This is my interview with Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, two of the plaintiffs in the historical lawsuit to overturn Proposition 8 which banned marriage for same sex couples. Their fight for marriage equality is featured in "The Case Against 8."
  • Exclusive Interview With Ashim Ahluwalia on 'Miss Lovely'
    My interview with Ashim Ahluwalia whose "Miss Lovely" has been described as one of the most unconventional Indian films ever made. In it's exploration of Mumbai's C-grade movie industry, it succeeds in blurring the line between fiction and documentary.
  • Exclusive Interview With Jane Weinstock on 'The Moment'
    "The Moment" deals with a photojournalist searching for her boyfriend who has disappeared and is trying to get a grip on reality after a horrific incident. I got to speak with its director, Jane Weinstock, about working with Leigh and writing the script.
  • Gillian Robespierre on Her Directorial Debut 'Obvious Child'
    Gillian Robespierre's "Obvious Child" is one of the best movies to come out in 2014, and she talked about how it got its title and of why she doesn't want people to see it as an "abortion comedy."
  • Jenny Slate on Her Breakout Performance in 'Obvious Child'
    As stand up comedian Donna Stern in "Obvious Child," Jenny Slate gives one of the best performances of 2014. She talks about the differences between her and Donna and of how she feels about this movie being labeled as the first ever "abortion comedy."
  • Exclusive Interview With Leslie Zemeckis on Her Documentary 'Bound by Flesh'
    "Bound by Flesh" looks at the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who went from fame to poverty in show business. I spoke with its director, Leslie Zemeckis, about how she discovered the Hilton sisters' story.
  • Gene Jones on Playing an Insidious Cult Leader in 'The Sacrament'
    Gene Jones, best known for his small role in "No Country For Old Men," plays a cult leader in "The Sacrament." He talked about his character which was somewhat inspired by Jim Jones who led the Peoples Temple to a mass suicide.
  • 'A Million Ways to Die in the West' Hits More Than Misses
    Seth McFarlane brings a very talented all star cast along with him for his second directorial effort, "A Million Ways to Die in the West." While not as good as his previous film "Ted," it still has a number of hilarious moments that make it worth seeing.
  • Exclusive Interview With David Krumholtz on 'The Big Ask'
    I got to speak with actor David Krumholtz when he was in town to promote "The Big Ask," a black comedy about a young man who has lost his mother and asks his friends an utterly absurd favor that he believes will help heal his emotional wounds.
  • 'The Dance of Reality' Marks the Return of Alejandro Jodorowsky
    After as long a wait as Terrence Malick had between "Days of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line," cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky returns with his most personal movie yet, and the result is amazing t watch.
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is the Best 'X-Men' Movie Yet
    "X-Men: Days of Future Past" proves to be the best movie of the long running franchise to date as it combines the casts of the previous films and "X-Men: First Class" to great effect. It's the "Star Trek: Generations" but with a better script.
  • Exclusive Interview With Dana Ben-Ari on Her Documentary 'Breastmilk'
    I spoke with Dana Ben-Ari about her documentary "Breastmilk" which follow different couples who go through different struggles in trying to beast feed their children. It focuses mostly on first time parents, but many others are included as well.
  • Exclusive Interview With John Jarratt on 'Wolf Creek 2'
    John Jarratt reprises his role of serial killer Mick Taylor in Greg McLean's long awaited sequel "Wolf Creek 2," and I got to speak with him about who he based this character on and how this movie differs from the original "Wolf Creek."
  • Song Review: 'Papa Don't Preach' by Madonna
    "Papa Don't Preach" is one of Madonna's best songs, and it gets its power from the simple story of a young woman desperate for her father's support as she makes a difficult and life changing decision for herself.
  • Gareth Edwards and Thomas Tull Talk About 'Godzilla'
    "Monsters" director Gareth Edwards and Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull dropped by TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood for a screening of the 2014 summer movie blockbuster "Godzilla" which looks to do right by this iconic monster.
  • Gareth Edwards' 'Godzilla' Restores the Iconic Monster to Its Former Glory
    After suffering through Roland Emmerich's god awful 1998 movie, Gareth Edwards gives us his version of "Godzilla," and he succeeds in making this gigantic mutated monster an amazing force of nature.
  • Kevin Spacey Shows Us His Love for the Theatre
    Oscar winning actor Kevin Spacey came to town to talk about "NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage" which chronicles the worldwide tour he and director Sam Mendes for their production of "Richard III," and the joy of acting on the stage.
  • 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' is Amazingly Disappointing
    The first big summer movie release of 2014, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," proves to be a very frustrating experience as it has too many characters to deal with and a story that is seriously lacking in focus. It's "Spider-Man 3" all over again.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'Patriot Games'
    James Horner's film score to "Patriot Games," the second Jack Ryan movie, is one of the most unique of his career. La La Land Records has now given it a remastered and expanded edition which includes unreleased music and an excellent booklet.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'Thief'
    Tangerine Dream's score to Michael Mann's "Thief" gets a new remastered edition courtesy of Perseverance Records. While many electronic scores don't stand the test of time, this is one of the few that does.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'Lethal Weapon 4'
    "Lethal Weapon 4" is the only film in the popular series that didn't get a commercial soundtrack release. But thanks to La La Land Records' "Lethal Weapon Soundtrack Collection," it can finally be heard on compact disc for the first time.
  • 'Noah:' A Flawed but Ultimately Powerful Work of Cinema
    Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" has its problems that keep from being a true masterpiece, but the movie gets better as it goes along to where its strengths end up outweighing its weaknesses. Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly give excellent performances.
  • Exclusive Interview With Greg McLean on 'Wolf Creek 2'
    I spoke with film director Greg McLean about "Wolf Creek 2," the sequel to his original horror film which starred John Jarratt as the murderous psychopath Mick Taylor. We talked about how it differs from the first film and why Mick is strangely appealing.
  • Heather Langenkamp Talks About 'The Butterfly Room'
    Actress Heather Langenkamp dropped by the Laemmle NoHo 7 to talk with Brian McQuery about making the horror movie 'The Butterfly Room." She discussed what it was like returning to acting, working with Barbara Steele and acting with child actors.
  • Stanley Brooks Discusses the Making of 'Perfect Sisters'
    After 30 years being a producer in film and television, Stanley Brooks finally makes his directorial debut with 'Perfect Sisters." Based on a true story, it stars Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley as two sisters who decide to kill their alcoholic mother.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'Lethal Weapon 3'
    La La Land Records' expanded and remastered edition of the soundtrack to "Lethal Weapon 3" features a lot of music never before released on a compact disc, and it is so great to hear every single music cue after more than 20 years.
  • Georgie Henley Goes Against Type in 'Perfect Sisters'
    Georgie Henley, best known for her role as Lucy Pevensie in "The Chronicles of Narnia" film series, plays a much darker kind of character in "Perfect Sisters." She plays Beth, one of two sisters who decide to kill their mother.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger on Playing John 'Breacher' Wharton in 'Sabotage'
    After years of playing the hero in movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger challenges himself with one of his most complex roles to date in "Sabotage." The movie was co-written and directed by David Ayer, best known for his cop film "End of Watch."
  • 2014 Cinco De Mayo Events in Los Angeles
    On and before May 5, 2014, Los Angeles is the place to be for fantastic Cinco de Mayo celebrations. This article looks at the best ones including the Annual Fiesta Broadway, which is still the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world.
  • Tilda Swinton Gives Us an Optimistic Vampire in 'Only Lovers Left Alive'
    Tilda Swinton dropped by the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California to talk about playing a centuries old vampire in "Only Lovers Left Alive." Co-starring with Swinton is Tom Hiddleston, and the movie was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'Lethal Weapon 2'
    The score to "Lethal Weapon 2" reunites composers Michael Kamen, Eric Clapton and David Sanborn who worked on the original, and La La Land Records has final released the definitive version of their music to this action classic.
  • Exclusive Interview With Toby Regbo on 'U Want Me 2 Kill Him?'
    During my interview with actor Toby Regbo who stars in "U Want Me 2 Kill Him?" we talked about the dangers of the internet, growing up as a teenager, the fact that this movie was based on a true story, and we also talked about Disney's "Maleficent."
  • Exclusive Interview With Director Andrew Douglas on 'U Want Me 2 Kill Him?'
    This is my interview with director Andrew Douglas on his film "U Want Me 2 Kill Him?" which is based on the true life story of two young boys who ended up getting sucked in to a bizarre murder situation which involved chat rooms and secret agents.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'Lethal Weapon'
    After more than two decades, we finally have the complete soundtrack to Richard Donner's action classic "Lethal Weapon." It contains previously unreleased tracks, the original commercial soundtrack release, and the theme song by Honeymoon Suite.
  • Once More Before the Marathon, Dear Friends, Once More
    This marks the last training run that Team to End AIDS did before the 2014 Los Angeles Marathon takes place. It was only 8 miles, but we had to do it during the biggest rainstorm to hit Southern California in years.
  • Soundtrack Review: 'John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.'
    La La Land Records recently released a limited edition of the score to "Escape From L.A." composed by John Carpenter and Shirley Walker. It contains previously unreleased tracks, a booklet on the making of the score, and it sounds better than ever.
  • Good Morning T2!!!
    This week of marathon training had Team to End AIDS doing a recovery run of 10 miles, having survived the 23 mile run last week. We also got to be on TV when KTLA Channel 5 and Gayle Anderson did a segment on what we're doing.
  • A Man and His Eeyore Run 23 Miles
    This week of training for the LA Marathon had us doing our longest run of all, 23 miles. I ended up running it while carrying a jumbo sized Eeyore as I fulfilled a fundraising promise, and it made a challenging run all the more challenging.
  • Director Shana Feste Discusses the Making of 'Endless Love'
    Director Shana Feste talks about remaking "Endless Love" for a new generation of moviegoers, the importance of love winning out, working with Gabriella Wilde, and describes the difference between making indie films and studio movies.
  • Alex Pettyfer on Playing David Elliot in 'Endless Love'
    Alex Pettyfer dropped by the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California to talk about his role in Dana Feste's remake of "Endless Love." He also discussed what it was like working with Bruce Greenwood and kissing Gabriella Wilde.
  • Bruce Greenwood and Joely Richardson Discuss Their Belief in 'Endless Love'
    Bruce Greenwood and Joely Richardson talk about their experiences of acting in Shana Feste's remake of "Endless Love." Also, they talk about whether or not they believe in endless love in real life.
  • The Deceptive Nature of a Recovery Run
    After running 20 miles the previous week, the runners of Team to End AIDS had a recovery run of only 10 miles. But after the recovery runs we've experienced in the past, we found ourselves expecting it to be harder than 20 miles.
  • We're Going the Distance (20 Miles to Be Exact)
    This week of LA Marathon training with Team to End AIDS had us running 20 miles. Winter finally returned to Los Angeles, the volunteers were out in Burbank and Glendale, and there were plenty of peanut butter and pickle Ritz crackers to go around.
  • Attending the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles
    Back in 1984 when the Olympic Games came to Los Angeles, my family and I actually had the opportunity to buy tickets and see them up close. I was 10 years old at the time, but I still remember going to those games quite vividly.
  • Barely Climbing Up on Solsbury Hill
    One of Peter Gabriel's most famous songs kept playing in my head during this recovery run of ten miles. It involved running up our steepest hill yet and had us dealing with flies and coyotes that wouldn't leave us alone.
  • Interview with Ronald Krauss and Kathy DiFiore on 'Gimme Shelter'
    Ronald Krauss' film "Gimme Shelter" was largely inspired by the work of Kathy DiFiore who went from being homeless to opening up shelters for young women in need. We got to talk with them at the movie's press day at the SLS Hotel.
  • Running on a Hot Summer Day in January
    This time the runners of Team to End AIDS ran 17 miles, and we ran them on an unseasonably warm Saturday morning in January. This past week in Los Angeles had days of 80 degree weather, and it really wore us down long before we finished.
  • The Unforgivable Snub of the 2014 Oscar Nominations
    While films like "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "Gravity" got the respect they deserved, many others were sadly overlooked for the 2014 Academy Awards. Here's a look at the movies and performances that got snubbed.
  • 'Lone Survivor' is a Deeply Felt and Visceral War Movie
    "Lone Survivor" proves to be one of the most visceral movie going experiences of 2013. Peter Berg directs a terrific cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana, and they all give terrific performances.
  • Another 8 Miles, and Not the Kind Eminem Rapped About
    After running 14 miles the previous week, this week had the Team to End AIDS runners doing a recovery run of 8 miles. We also got to follow up with a breakfast in Burbank which served to cement the bond between us runners even more.
  • 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones' Reinvigorates the Horror Franchise
    After seeing this series run out of ideas with "Paranormal Activity 4," "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" manages to refresh these films to where we come out of it eager to see what will happen next.
  • Running 14 Miles with an Unforgiving Cough
    My first run of 2014 had me back in Los Angeles with Team to End AIDS and running 14 miles through Burbank and Glendale. At the same time, I was still getting over a cold and had a cough that wouldn't let up, and that made this run more challenging.
  • Interview: Nicole Holofcener Talks About Her Film 'Enough Said'
    This is my interview with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener who directed one of 2013's best romantic films with "Enough Said." It features one of James Gandolfini's last performances, and it reunites her once again with actress Catherine Keener.
  • Interview: Josh C. Waller Talks About the Making of 'Raze'
    Josh C. Waller directed the visceral action movie "Raze" which stars Zoe Bell as one of several women who are forced to fight to the death. I talked with him about the making of the film and how his time in the Marines influenced him as a director.
  • Running on Iron Horse Trail in Danville, California
    Once again I am out of town, this time for the Christmas holiday. Just when I thought I was going to be running 5 miles on a treadmill, a new watch given to me by my parents allowed me to run in the outdoors and keep track of my distance.
  • The Impatience of a Child on Christmas Morning
    On Christmas Day 2013, I was woken up by niece who was seriously intent on opening presents sooner rather than later. It all made me reflect on how I felt about Christmas when I was her age.
  • Running with Skirts on (or Not)
    This week, the marathoners of Team to End AIDS ran 12 miles up and down the streets of Burbank and Glendale. Some of them also got skirts to wear while others were not thought of. For some, this will be the last training run of 2013.
  • Exclusive Interview With Zoë Bell of 'Raze'
    I got to talk one-on-one with actress and stunt performer Zoë Bell who was out promoting her latest film "Raze." We talked about how the fight scenes were choreographed, if she prefers acting over stunt work now, and she updated us on "The ExpendaBelles."
  • Running on a Ridiculously Cold Los Angeles Morning
    Our recovery run of 5 miles took place on an incredibly cold morning where we were eager to get started sooner than later. Also, many of us came down with a cold after running in the rain last week, and we were still trying to recover from that.
  • 'Expecting' Shines with the Love with Which it was Made
    'Expecting' marks the feature film directorial debut of Jessie McCormack, and it tells the story of a woman who gets pregnant after a one-night stand and offers to give her baby to a couple desperate to have one.
  • Here Comes the Rain Again
    This week the Team to End AIDS runners enter double digit territory with a 10-mile run through the streets of Burbank and Glendale, and they are forced to run in the rain which finally makes its first appearance in the Los Angeles this fall.
  • A Very Necessary 4-Mile Run After Thanksgiving
    This week had me out of town, so I was forced to run 4 miles on a treadmill instead of with my Team to End AIDS pace group. Still, after all those calories I added on during Thanksgiving dinner, this run felt a lot shorter than it needed to be,
  • Our Version of Eminem's '8 Mile'
    This week marked our longest training run yet for the 2014 Los Angeles Marathon with this 8 mile run, and we couldn't start it without listening to one of Eminem's biggest hits to warm up to. Keep in mind, this song won an Oscar for Best Original Song.
  • Kate Bush Never Ran Up This Hill!
    With this week of training, we Team to End AIDS runners were presented with our first hill of the season to run up. As a result, Kate Bush's "Running Up That Hill" kept playing in my head, and I wondered if she really would make a deal with God.
  • Interview with Nia Long and Eddie Cibrian on 'The Best Man Holiday'
    Nia Long reprises her role of Jordan Armstrong in the sequel "The Best Man Holiday," and she is joined by Eddie Cibrian who plays her boyfriend. They talked about their experience making this film at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
  • Interview with Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan on 'The Best Man Holiday'
    Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan return as Harper and Robin Stewart in the Malcolm D. Lee's sequel "The Best Man Holiday." The two of them talked about reprising their characters after more than a decade and of how they have evolved.
  • Interview: Malcolm D. Lee Talks About the Making of 'The Best Man Holiday'
    Writer/director Malcolm D. Lee dropped by the Four Seasons Hotel to talk about his eagerly awaited sequel "The Best Man Holiday." He discusses why it took so long to get made and what has happened in the 14 years since the original.
  • Interview with Brian Percival and Markus Zusak on 'The Book Thief'
    Markus Zusak's acclaimed novel "The Book Thief" has been adapted into a movie directed by Brian Percival, and the two of them appeared at the film's press conference which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
  • Alan Howarth Discusses His Musical Collaboration with John Carpenter
    Alan Howarth made an appearance at the Egyptian Theatre where American Cinematheque was screening John Carpenter's "Assault on Precinct 13." He talked about working with Carpenter on his film scores and even did a live performance of them as well.
  • Rise and Shine, It's Team to End AIDS Time!
    This week of training marked our alumni run where those we trained with from past marathons showed up and also to honor the memory of the late Scott Boliver, our beloved marathon coach who passed away almost a year ago.
  • Interview: Ben Folds on How His Music Influenced 'About Time'
    Musician Ben Folds dropped by the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California to talk about how his music came to influence Richard Curtis' "About Time." Folds' song "The Luckiest" ended up becoming the main theme of the movie.
  • Interview: Richard Curtis Discusses the Making of 'About Time'
    Richard Curtis stopped by the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California to talk about what could be his last film as a director, "About Time." He also talked about working with Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams and why he keeps doing romantic films.
  • Driving in Los Angeles While a Marathon is Taking Place
    This week's training with Team to End AIDS was almost thwarted by the Hard Rock Cafe 5K run which had a lot of streets blocked off to traffic. Did I managed to get to Griffith Park? Read more to find out.
  • 'About Time' is a Truly Wonderful Romantic Movie
    Richard Curtis, the writer of "Four Weddings and a Funeral" and the director of "Love Actually," makes another truly romantic movie with "About Time." It stars Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy in a story that combines romance with sci-fi.
  • Jason Voorhees Training for the Los Angeles Marathon
    On October 26, 2013, "Friday the 13th" horror icon Jason Voorhees showed up in Griffith Park to train with Team to End AIDS for the LA Marathon. After being a well regarded speed walker for years, he decided to go back to running for a change.
  • Interview: Gavin Hood Talks About Bringing 'Ender's Game' to the Screen
    While at the "Ender's Game" press conference which as held at the Four Seasons Hotel, filmmaker Gavin Hood talked about what drew him to adapt this classic science fiction novel to the silver screen and how he personally related to it.
  • Interview with John Krokidas and Austin Bunn on 'Kill Your Darlings'
    John Krokidas and Austin Bunn spent years working for the script on "Kill Your Darlings," and now the movie is finally making its way to theatres everywhere. They talk about its making as well as working with the actors in it.
  • Kimberly Peirce Makes 'Carrie' Relevant for a New Generation
    Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore give terrific performances in Kimberly Peirce's retelling of Stephen King's "Carrie." While not much has changed, the director and cast dig deeper into the tortured minds of their characters.
  • Ben's Back!
    Yes, I have decided to run the Los Angeles Marathon for the fourth year in a row. My first day of training with Team to End AIDS had me reuniting with old friends, meeting new people and eager to do run just 2 miles instead of 5.
  • Interview with Stu Zicherman and Ben Karlin on 'A.C.O.D.'
    Stu Zicherman and Ben Karlin have been friends since childhood, and their screenplay for "A.C.O.D." allowed them to deal with their memories of their parents divorcing. They talk about its genesis and of how long it took for this movie to get made.
  • Interview with Catherine O'Hara on 'A.C.O.D.'
    Catherine O'Hara who has given hilarious performances in movies like "Waiting for Guffman," "Best in Show" and "For Your Consideration" talks about her role as Melissa in the divorce comedy "A.C.O.D." which also stars Adam Scott and Richard Jenkins.
  • 'Machete Kills' Lacks the Inspired Energy of Its Predecessor
    Despite a game cast and some clever stunts, "Machete Kills" pales in comparison to the film that came before it. Robert Rodriguez has made the same kind of movie one too many times, and it really shows here.
  • This 'Romeo & Juliet' Lacks Passion
    While this "Romeo & Juliet" has a number of terrific performances, director Carlo Carlei and screenwriter Julian Fellowes fall short of making their version of Shakespeare's classic play the least bit exhilarating.
  • Interview with Jane Lynch on 'A.C.O.D.'
    Jane Lynch stars in the comedy "A.C.O.D." as Dr. Judith, a therapist who reveals to her patient Carter (Adam Scott) that he was part of a study on children of divorce. She talked about being onstage at the Emmys and her fascination with therapy.
  • 'Halloween 35th Anniversary Edition' Blu-ray Review
    'Halloween' gets another digital release from the people at Anchor Bay Entertainment with its 35th anniversary release. Among the special features a commentary with John Carpenter and Jamie Lee Curtis and a new documentary.
  • Interview with Clark Duke on 'A.C.O.D.'
    Clark Duke is one of the stars of the comedy "A.C.O.D." in which he plays Trey, one of two brothers who survived his parents' ugly divorce as a child. Clark talks about how he prepared for the movie as well being "deputized" by SAG President Ken Howard.
  • 'Gravity' is Amazing
    It's going to find a movie more gripping and awesome in 2013 than Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity." It combines incredible special effects with a strong story and phenomenal performances from Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.
  • Interview with Adam Scott on 'A.C.O.D.'
    Adam Scott stars in "A.C.O.D." as Carter, a restaurateur who is tasked with getting his divorced parents to come to his younger brother's wedding. Scott talks about how he got involved with the movie and of working with Amy Poehler and Clark Duke.
  • 'Prince of Darkness' Shout Factory Blu-ray Review
    John Carpenter's "Prince of Darkness" didn't get much love when it came out in 1987, but it has long since become one of his best known cult classics. Shout Factory has now released it in a special edition which makes it look better than ever.
  • Pink Goes from Music to Movies with 'Thanks for Sharing'
    Pink becomes the latest musician to take a stab at acting in the movies with her role as Dede in "Thanks for Sharing." She explains what drew her to do this movie as well as why she used her birth name of Alecia Moore as well.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow on Going from 'Iron Man 3' to 'Thanks for Sharing'
    After scoring a box office triumph with "Iron Man 3," actress Gwyneth Paltrow dives into a role in a much smaller movie with "Thanks for Sharing." She talks about what drew her to this movie and the difference between this and a summer movie blockbuster.
  • 'Prisoners' is a Seriously Intense Thriller
    On the surface, "Prisoners" looks like your typical child abduction thriller that is probably entertaining but won't stay in the mind long afterwards. However, it quickly proves to be a tension filled character driven drama that never lets up.
  • Sountrack Review: 'Grand Canyon'
    James Newton Howard's score to Lawrence Kasdan's 1991 film "Grand Canyon" remains one of my all time favorites. Now La La Land Records has released an expanded and remastered edition of the soundtrack, and it sounds better than ever.
  • 'Thanks for Sharing' Balances Comedy and Drama Very Well
    'Thanks for Sharing' deals with three men (Mark Ruffalo, TIm Robbins and Josh Gad) who are at different stages of dealing with their sex addiction. As they go about their daily lives, they meet others whose lives will impact the way they lead their own.
  • Joe Swanberg Explores Craft Beers and Actor Improvisation in 'Drinking Buddies'
    Writer/director Joe Swanberg made 'Drinking Buddies' in the same way he made his other movies, with a plot outline instead of a script and having his actors improvise their scenes. He talked about making the film and of working at a Chicago brewery.
  • 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Keeps Audiences Guessing
    As sequels go, "Insidious: Chapter 2" lucks out because it has the same writer and director as the original did. While the first movie was a take on the haunted house genre, this one is more of a domestic thriller.
  • 'Insidious: Chapter 2' Screenwriter Leigh Whannell on Dealing with Anxiety
    During my interview with Leigh Whannell who wrote the screenplay for "Insidious: Chapter 2," I asked how he dealt with his anxiety problems which he was said to have had. He was very open to talking about it and how it influenced the movie "Saw."
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