Month: October 2013

13 things we learned about ‘divergent’-verse from veronica roth last night

This article originally appeared on NextMovie. Nowadays, certain movies are hyped years in advance (remember when Angelina Jolie was set to star in “Gravity” and “Harry Potter” was only going to be seven movies?), so forgive us for thinking that March 20, 2014 isn’t actually that far away. No, we’re not thatpumped about Spring Break (foreverrrrrr) — […] Read more…

director’s cut: diablo cody on ‘paradise’

This interview originally appeared on Film.com. Diablo Cody likes plenty of things: Writing, leopard print, vintage Destiny’s Child jams and coining cultural catchphrases (“honest to blog,” anyone?) all make the list. Directing, however, may not make the final cut. Cody, who won an Oscar for her debut screenplay “Juno” and can even make idle chat […] Read more…

‘the heat’ director paul feig lists his ‘farm team’ of funny ladies

This article originally appeared on NextMovie.  Paul Feig knows from funny women. The director of “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat” (the latter of which is available on Blu-ray and DVD now), Feig broke the mold of the typically male-dominated realm of ensemble comedies, and proved that studios could make money while also catering to women. At […] Read more…

questions and answers with paul giamatti

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Paul Giamatti has made his name as an actor since the early ’90s, and it seems like he’s in literally everything these days. For example, he’s a Canadian ex-con struggling to make a legitimate living selling Christmas trees alongside Paul Rudd in “All Is Bright” (out in theaters and […] Read more…

questions and answers with anthony mackie

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie.  Anthony Mackie, who plays a supporting role in this weekend’s “Runner Runner,” isn’t about to tell you whether he appears in “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” but he will recommend lunch digs in Harlem. He’s just that kind of guy. Mackie plays Agent Shavers, a government operative in Costa […] Read more…

‘gravity’ producer david heyman launches his career into orbit

This interview was originally published on Film.com. Director Alfonso Cuaron and stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney have been on the receiving end of most of the (justified) praise for “Gravity,” out in theaters October 4, but another barely-mentioned man deserves to grab hold of the edge of the stellar spotlight as well: Producer David […] Read more…