Month: May 2013

director’s cut: louis leterrier on ‘now you see me’

This interview originally appeared on Film.com. The first rule of magic, as Jesse Eisenberg’s character says in “Now You See Me,” out in theaters today, is to always be the smartest guy in the room (read our review of the film here). The second rule, or maybe an unspoken first rule, must be to have […] Read more…

questions and answers with ellen page

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Looks can be deceiving. Take, for example, Ellen Page. The 26-year-old actress stands only 5’1″ tall but has made it clear through her choice of roles that she is a force to be reckoned with: In 2005’s “Hard Candy,” Page played a young girl who makes a pedophilic photographer […] Read more…

mark ruffalo almost played the hulk in 2008

This breaking news piece originally appeared on NextMovie. Underneath the green body paint, shredded muscles and shredded(er) purple pants, The Hulk has an identity crisis. Marvel’s big green guy has been played by three boldface names in the past decade: Eric Bana in 2003’s maligned, Ang Lee-directed “Hulk,”Edward Norton in Louis Leterrier’s 2008“The Incredible Hulk” […] Read more…

questions and answers with ken jeong

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Innocent pedestrians would be forgiven for crossing to the other side of the street at the sight of Ken Jeong. After all, the 43-year-old actor is best known for playing the criminally insane Leslie Chow in the successful “Hangover” trilogy. (This when he isn’t playing the often equally insane […] Read more…

questions and answers with Greta Gerwig

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie.  Single young women of New York City, get ready for your mom to worry about what your day-to-day life is like! (And just when we’d explained to her that it’s not like “Girls,” too.) Everyone else, brace yourselves for your new favorite indie charmer: “Frances Ha.” Greta Gerwig plays […] Read more…

director’s cut: noah baumbach on ‘frances ha’

This interview was originally published on Film.com. Just call him The Fantastic Mr. Baumbach. Director and indie golden boy Noah Baumbach has another critical darling on his hands with “Frances Ha,” the black and white ode to single-girl-in-the-big-city living he co-wrote with girlfriend Greta Gerwig, who also stars in the film. Frances, who readily admits […] Read more…

questions and answers with alice eve

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Alice Eve used to just be out of your league, but now she’s out of your galaxy, man. Yes, the striking blonde whose sudden bra-and-underwear appearance in the “Star Trek Into Darkness”trailer may have given you whiplash from running the YouTube scrollbar back so quickly (to find the hidden […] Read more…

questions and answers with simon pegg

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie.  English actor Simon Pegg has enough geek credits on his resume to earn a lifetime pass at Comic-Con. He’s played an unwitting zombie fighter in “Shaun of the Dead,” the best friend to an alien in “Paul” and will fight an army of blue-eyed somethings in this summer’s “The […] Read more…

‘gatsby girls’: ‘mean girls’ meets ‘the great gatsby’

These memes were created by me and originally appeared on NextMovie.  Do you ever just sit around thinking about how Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of “The Great Gatsby” and “Mean Girls” are basically the same movie? Neither did we. Until we totally did. It’s one of those can’t-unsee-once-you-see situations, but it’s cool. There’s just no arguing […] Read more…

michael shannon on ‘the iceman,’ boring romances and murder

This interview was originally published on Film.com. When one thinks of actor Michael Shannon, the image that comes to mind is not necessarily puppies and fields of daisies. And he’s fine with that.  The burly actor is known for roles in “Take Shelter,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and other brutal characters. Shannon, who stars in this […] Read more…