‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent': Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Jai Courtney Talk Training, Feminine Strength, And More

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent follows the events of Divergent. In it Shailene Woodley and Theo James reprise their respective characters, Tris and Four, who are now running from Jeanine, the leader of the Erudite faction, who nearly accomplished the mass execution of the entire Abnegation faction. The two try to figure out what Abnegation sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. As they continue to run, Tris faces one impossible challenge after another as she unlocks the truth about the past and ultimately the future of her world.

We had a chance to sit down at the film’s press conference where we talked to Theo James, Jai Courtney, Ansel Elgort, and Todd Lieberman about the film, the training process, how their lives has changed since the first film, if their personal family upbringing mirrors that of their characters, and the need to see more strong female characters as well as seeing both strong female and male characters in one film. Hit the jump for more. [Read more…]

How Disney’s Cinderella Updated Classic Characters To Reflect Our Times

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This weekend, Kenneth Branagh brings us his take on the beloved Disney Fairytale. We got to talk to him and some of the cast to learn more about what makes this timeless tale relevant for modern day audiences as well as how our present social standards affects some very big changes to the story. Lily James, Richard Madden, and Branagh gave us some fun insight into what to expect.

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2: Director And Cast Talk Sequel Facts And Whether We’ll See What’s In The Box

 

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Hot Tub Time Machine 2 opens today. The cast  and creative team behind the cult classic comedy sat down to discuss the film and the origins of the where a lot of your favorite inside jokes came from. The second one’s premise takes the guys into the future minus one familiar face and we get a new world of instant laughs. Learn about new characters and where old characters went and whether we’ll be seeing more hot tub action in the future. Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs, writer Josh Heald and director Steve Pink give us some insight about this weekend’s dip into the Hot Tub.

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‘McFarland, USA’ Interview: Rafael Martinez, Ramiro Rodriguez, Michael Aguero, Coach Jim White Talk Training, Film Counterparts, And Learning Curve

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McFarland, USA is the heartwarming film that chronicles the real life Coach Jim White’s journey from a down-and-out coach to a coach of a high school with multiple state championships under their belt.  But the film goes beyond winning and losing, and as White learned, there is a cultural gap that needed to be addressed.  There are also themes of family, faith, and and a community uniting as one to overcome some difficult odds both on the track and socially.

We had a chance to talk to the starts of the film Rafael Martinez, Ramiro Rodriguez, and Michael Aguero, as well as the real-life Coach Jim White.  Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more…]

‘McFarland, USA’ Interview: Kevin Costner, Niki Caro, and Cast Talk Training, Culture Gap, And More.

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McFarland, USA, the based on a true story of seven cross country athletes with no training or experience competing not only for their school but for a better future. Under the guidence of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), director Niki Caro‘s new film is is a heartwarming story of grit, perservance, and sportsmanship.

We were recently invited the to film’s press day where Costner and Caro talked about working on location in McFarland, the culture gap, and more. Also there were Johnny Ortiz, Sergio Avelar, Hector Duran, and Carlos Pratts, who talked about the training, meeting their real-life counterparts, and how they hope the film shows that Latinos can be more than the sterotypical characters you see on TV. Hit the jump to read their quotes. [Read more…]

John Corbett And Ryan Guzman Talk Cars And Action In ‘The Boy Next Door’

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In Universal’s latest picture The Boy Next Door, the boy in question is played by Ryan Guzman while John Corbett plays the straying husband to Jennifer Lopez. The two actors talked to press about their experience working on the Blumhouse thriller and some of the fun moments on set and trying moments that involved almost getting frostbite. The fun of course being the action car scenes from director Rob Cohen because of course.

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Jennifer Lopez Talks Latest Blumhouse Thriller ‘The Boy Next Door’

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This week, Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen with The Boy Next Door also starring John Corbett and Ryan Guzman. An interesting genre mash-up with thrills, family drama and some shocking surprises from Universal and Blumhouse. At the press day for the film, Lopez talked to the media about taking on not only the starring role but also a producing role in her latest feature. Hit the jump to check out what she had to say about the making of this Friday’s release.

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‘Blackhat’ Interview: Michael Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis and More Talk Cyber-Terrorism, Training, Locations, And More

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Michael Mann’s Blackhat couldn’t have come out at a more perfect time. The cyber-crime thriller sees Chris Hemsworth as a convicted hacker who will have is sentence commuted if he helps the FBI successfully stop a cyber-terrorist who has been hacking into nuclear facilities and stock exchanges.

Mann and Hemsworth as well as co-stars Viola Davis, Tang-Wei, and Wang Leehom were all at the film’s press day to talk about Blackhat, the real threats of cyber-terrorism, and more. Hit the jump to see what they had to say. [Read more…]

Cary Elwes Talks About “The Princess Bride” at Dragon Con 2014

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I was lucky enough to be able to attend the press interview with Cary Elwes this year at Dragon Con. He was there to talk about his new book, As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride. During the interview, he told a few interesting tidbits about Billy Crystal, Andre the Giant and director by Rob Reiner and he talked about how they laughed every single day making the film. Check out the full interview for after the jump.

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Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels Talk ‘Dumb And Dumber To,’ Waiting 20 Years For A Sequel, And More

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Comedy sequels are hard to do, especially when there is a 20 year gap in between films. But for Dumb and Dumber To stars Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, they found reprising their roles for a sequel not that difficult. In the film, Harry (Daniels) believes that he is the father, and goes out on a search to find the daughter he never knew he had. Joining him is his loyal pal, Llyod (Carrey). Together they will go across the country, get themselves into trouble, and try to out prank each other.

We had a chance to sit down at the Dumb and Dumber To press conference to talk to them about the sequel, why it took so long for them to do one, working together, and more. [Read more…]