Month: November 2013

‘catching fire’: meet the actress behind vicious career tribute cashmere

This interview originally appeared on MTV News. Stephanie Leigh Schlund will live forever. Of course, the most memorable moment of her onscreen immortalization in “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is her violent death, but why quibble? In the Francis Lawrence-directed second installment, Schlund plays the vicious career tribute-turned-Hunger Games champion, Cashmere. The new District 1 […] Read more…

elizabeth banks made up your favorite line in ‘catching fire’

This article originally appeared on MTV News. ’s no secret that actress Elizabeth Banks is a huge fan of the “Hunger Games” books and movies — prior to the release of 2012’s “The Hunger Games,” she said that she pestered the film’s producers, and even emailed Gary Ross, who directed the first film. “I just […] Read more…

how ‘catching fire’ went dark and why that’s a good thing

This article originally appeared on MTV News. All little girls eventually grow up, but that’s not always the case for stories about little girls. So often, series geared toward young adults fail to grow up with the audiences reading and watching them. But the gradual sunset that darkened the “Harry Potter” universe as time went […] Read more…

she’s his g–damn kid too: mara wilson on ‘mrs. doubtfire’ 20th anniversary

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. When she was five years old, Mara Wilson played the painfully cute, precocious youngster from “Mrs. Doubtfire” (and later “Matilda”), her pale face and big eyes framed by a brown bob with bangs. Twenty years after her film debut as Natalie Hillard in “Doubtfire,” which premiered November 24, […] Read more…

questions and answers with domhnall gleeson

This interview originally appeared on NextMovie. Domhnall Gleeson, Hollywood’s newest leading man would like to stress two things: His new movie is super weird, and he’s really hungry. Gleeson, 30, leads Richard Curtis’ (“Love Actually”) quirky new time travel movie, “About Time.” Not quirky in that the protagonists wear glasses and have bangs (well, Gleeson’s […] Read more…

director’s cut: richard curtis on ‘about time’

This interview originally appeared on Film.com. Richard Curtis probably somehow had a hand in making your favorite rom-com. He wrote and directed “Love Actually,” and wrote “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Notting Hill” and “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” among many others. The latest proof of Curtis’ ability to make you happycry is his newest writer-director effort, […] Read more…