Month: September 2015

were ‘the martian’ filmmakers worried when ‘gravity’ hit the scene?

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. One person is stuck in space, all alone. The only hope they have of ever reaching Earth is their own smarts and a whole lot of luck. If this description sounds familiar, it’s because it could describe both “The Martian,” hitting theaters this weekend, and “Gravity,” which was […] Read more…

joseph gordon-levitt really wants to do a movie musical with channing tatum

This interview originally appeared on MTV News. There are certain things that are almost universally acknowledged as great ideas: world peace, for example. Pumpkin-flavored anything. A movie musical co-starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum. If Gordon-Levitt has his way, the last will someday become a reality. At a press day in support of his upcoming film […] Read more…

if you’re going to lose a directing gig, this is the best possible way

This article originally appeared on MTV News. Usually, when you read about people being attached to direct movies and then later, well, not directing those movies, it follows the same path: big-name director is on a project, then parts ways, never to be associated with it again. This was not the case with Drew Goddard […] Read more…

is it possible to beyoncé a movie?

This feature originally appeared on MTV News. It’s a generally accepted fact that this is Beyoncé’s world, and we just live in it. This was cemented on December 13, 2013, when Queen Bey dropped her self-titled album with literally no warning at all. It was totally bananas, and quite literally changed the way that the […] Read more…

‘the intern’ will make you rethink women crying at work

This piece originally appeared on MTV News. “The Intern” will make you do a lot of things: appreciate the nice-dude/want him to be my dad genius of Robert De Niro. Covet Anne Hathaway’s fashion e-tailer’s stylish wardrobe. Dream of a beautiful, spacious New York apartment. It will also make you rethink your stance on women […] Read more…

vin diesel could direct ‘furious 8’ — and wouldn’t be a crazy choice

This article originally appeared on MTV News. We’re all very excited for the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, but there’s reportedly one big hitch stopping Universal from popping the clutch and ripping into gear on production: they don’t have a director. James Wan helped Universal enjoy commercial success as the winningest studio […] Read more…

the rules for watching scary movies, according to this scream queen

This interview originally appeared on MTV News as part of my coverage of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Just because you’re in a scary movie doesn’t mean you have the heart of steel required to watch a scary movie without flinching. Just ask Chloe Rose, star of “Hellions,” which screened at the Toronto International […] Read more…

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