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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  • 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."
  • Blu-ray Review: 'Phantasm II' Shout Factory Special Edition
    For many years, "Phantasm II" remained the only "Phantasm" movie to not have a special edition on DVD or Blu-ray. But now Shout Factory has given fans what they want with this edition which is loaded with extra features that make this a must buy.
  • Thoughts on the 'Robocop' Remake Trailer
    After a long wait, audiences finally got to see the first trailer for the upcoming remake of "Robocop." The results left us with mixed feelings. Some things about it look intriguing, but there are other things that left us uneasy.
  • 'Riddick' is Stuck on Another Planet, but it Still Makes for an Entertaining Movie
    Thanks to the fans who kept asking for it, VIn Diesel and David Twohy return to the franchise that made them famous with "Riddick." Once again, the dangerous convict is stuck on a barren planet, and he has to use his skills to find a way off of it.
  • 'The Fog' Shout Factory Blu-ray Review
    Shout Factory continues their reign of fantastic collector's editions with the Blu-ray release of John Carpenter's "The Fog." It features a new commentary track, a terrific interview with Jamie Lee Curtis and a fascinating look at the work of Dean Cundey.
  • David Twohy Returns to the 'Pitch Black' Universe with 'Riddick'
    The press conference for "Riddick" was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and its director David Twohy talked about the challenges of making it independently and of what it's like to work with Vin Diesel.
  • Ron Livingston on 'Drinking Buddies' and 'Boardwalk Empire'
    We got to catch up with actor Ron Livingston while he was in Los Angeles for the "Drinking Buddies" press conference. He discussed his role in that movie and how it differed from others he has done, and he also talked about "Boardwalk Empire."
  • 'Jaws 3-D' and the Actors that Were Cast in It
    While at the TCL Chinese Theatres for a 30th anniversary screening of "Jaws 3-D," the film's director Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and producer Rupert Hitzig talked about how they cast Dennis Quaid, Lea Thompson and Lou Gossett, Jr.
  • Mad Monster Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'Jaws 3-D'
    Mad Monster hosted a 30th anniversary screening of "Jaws 3-D" at the TCL Chinese Theatres in Hollywood, and it was the first time many got to see it in 3D. Among the guests were director Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and producer Rupert Hitzig.
  • Paul Williams Shows Up Alive and Well at Cinefamily
    Paul Williams was a huge star in the 70's when his music was on everybody's mind, but he soon fell victim to alcohol and drugs and saw his star fall. But he conquered his addictions and showed up at Cinefamily looking better than ever.
  • The Experience of Watching 'Eraserhead'
    It took me a while, but I did finally get around to seeing director David Lynch's very first feature-length movie "Eraserhead." Even better, I got to see it at New Beverly Cinema with a bunch of die hard Lynch fans who live for his work.
  • Rita Chiarelli Discusses Her Documentary 'Music from the Big House'
    Rita Chiarelli came to the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica to talk about the documentary "Music from the Big House." It was about when she visited Louisiana State Penitentiary to put on a Blues concert and performed with some of the inmates.
  • Rolfe Kanefsky on His Debut Feature 'There's Nothing Out There'
    The website Horror Movie a Day hosted a screening of the horror comedy "There's Nothing Out There" at New Beverly Cinema, and their special guest for the evening was the movie's writer and director Rolfe Kanefsky.
  • 'Kick Ass 2:' The Masked Superheroes Return for Justice
    While not quite as good as the original, "Kick Ass 2" is still a lot of fun for those who enjoy subversive and satirical humor combined with strong violence. Moretz still rocks it as Hit Girl, and Jim Carrey is terrific as Col. Stars and Stripes.
  • 'The Hunger Games' Succeeds Where Other Book Adaptations Have Failed
    Suzanne Collins' series of books has become the latest literary property that has got Hollywood excited, and the movie franchise gets off to a strong start with "The Hunger Games" thanks to a game cast and strong direction from Gary Ross.
  • 'Elysium' is No 'District 9,' but it is Still Very Entertaining
    'Elysium' is one of the few movies that actually could have been longer as there are aspects of its story that could have been explained more deeply, but it is still a well made action/sci-fi epic with terrific performances from its entire cast.
  • The Best Movies of 2011
    2012 looked far more exciting in terms of the movies it had to offer, but 2011 still had a number of great ones that deserved our attention. They included films from brilliant directors, a renegade comic book movie, and some superb documentaries.
  • 'Moonrise Kingdom' is Full of Endless Imagination
    "Moonrise Kingdom" shows once again that Wes Anderson is one of the most imaginative filmmakers working today. It follows two 12-year old kids who run away from home for some romantic adventures and of how it affects an entire community.
  • Veronica Cartwright Recalls the Chestburster Scene in 'Alien'
    During a Q&A on "The Right Stuff," actress Veronica Cartwright talked about the making of Ridley Scott's "Alien." Specifically, she discussed the scene where the alien bursts out of John Hurt's chest and the unexpected surprise she got.
  • 'G.I. Jane' is Better Than You Think
    "G.I. Jane" is not seen as one of Ridley Scott's best films, but it is better than people give it credit for. Demi Moore gives a strong performance as the first woman trying to become a Navy SEAL, and Viggo Mortensen is excellent as her commander.
  • Veronica Cartwright Looks Back at 'The Right Stuff' on Its 30th Anniversary
    Veronica Cartwright was the guest of honor at New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles when Brian McQuery asked her about making "The Right Stuff." In the movie, she plays Betty Grissom, wife of Gus Grissom who was the second man to travel into space.
  • First Trailer for Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' is Finally Unleashed
    Looking at the first trailer for Spike Lee's upcoming remake of "Oldboy." While fans of the original are still resistant to seeing it, the red band trailer makes it look like a must see for fans who like their movies violent and bloody.
  • Jeremy Licht Celebrates 30th Anniversary of 'Twilight Zone: The Movie'
    Jeremy Licht made a special appearance at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for a special thirtieth anniversary screening of "Twilight Zone: The Movie." He starred in the movie's third segment, "It's a Good Day," which was directed by Joe Dante.
  • 'The Lone Ranger' Doesn't Gallop Fast Enough to Be Exciting
    Gore Verbinski and Johnny Depp re-team for the first "Lone Ranger" movie in 30 years, but it turns out to be a bloated mess that runs way too long. It tries hard to be entertaining, but it doesn't respect the iconic characters at its center.
  • 'World War Z' is Nothing New, but it is Intense
    Despite a very troubled production history, "World War Z" proves to be an intense thrill ride even though it brings nothing new to the zombie genre. Brad Pitt is perfectly cast and Marc Forster directs action scenes with plenty of tension.
  • 'Men in Black 3' was Worth the Wait
    "Men in Black 3" has Agent J (Will Smith) traveling back in time to rescue his partner, Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), from being eliminated by an intergalactic criminal. Barry Sonnenfeld returns as director, and Josh Brolin co-stars.
  • 'Monsters University:' Welcome Back Mike and Sulley!
    "Monsters University" takes us back to the beginning when Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) and James P. Sullivan first met in college. In returning to these popular characters, Pixar gives us another wonderfully entertaining movie.
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