Justin Long Talks Tusk, Working With Kevin Smith Again, Wearing A Walrus Suit, Michael Parks, And More

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Tusk is the first film in Kevin Smith‘s quasi-trilogy, True North Trilogy. The film follows Wallace (Justin Long), a podcaster who drives up to the backwoods of Canada to interview a Howard, a man who wants to tell his stories to someone. Little does Wallace know, Howard is a psychotic man who kidnaps his victims, then turn them into his favorite animal, the walrus.

During the film’s press day, Justin Long talked about what it was like being in the suit, working alongside Kevin Smith again, some of his most scariest scenes in Tusk, confronting some of his fears, and more. Hit the jump to read the full interview. [Read more...]

Genesis Rodiguez Talks ‘Tusk,’ ‘Working With Johnny Depp, ‘Big Hero 6,’ And More

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Tusk tells the story of Wallace (Justin Long) arrogant podcaster who gets kidnapped in Canada, and is forced to undergo a beastial transformation into a walrus which is surgically performed by his captive.  When Ally (Genesis Rodriguez) realizes that he has been gone for far too long, she brings along Wallace’s co-host, Teddy (Haley Joel Osment), for the search.  The film is the start of Kevin Smith‘s quasi-trilogy which will bring back most of the actors but for different roles.

We had a chance to talk to Rodriguez about the film, what it was like to work with both Johnny Depp and Michael Parks, and Kevin Smith’s work ethic, and her initial reaction to the script.  She also talked about working on Big Hero 6, and detailed how difficult a voiceover role can be.  Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

Haley Joel Osment Talks ‘Tusk,’ Working With Kevin Smith, Not Having Walrus Suit Envy, And More

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In Kevin Smith‘s Tusk, Justin Long plays a Wallace, podcaster who lives to tell weird and strange stories we sees on the internet. Following up on a story, that takes him to Canada, leads no where. But he happens to find a new lead for an upcoming episode of his podcast, which would require him to listen to strange tales in the backwoods of Manitoba. Little does he know that he would be interviewing a mad man, who has an obsession with turning humans into Walrus. So when he goes missing its up to Wallace’s girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez) and fellow podcaster, Teddy (Haley Joel Osment) to find him.

We had a chance to talk to Osment about the film and what it was like to work with Kevin Smith. The actor also talked about working with Johnny Depp, not having walrus suit envy, improv, working on the sequel Yoga Hosers, and more. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]

“Big Hero 6″ Directors Don Hall & Chris Williams Talk Disney’s First Marvel Comics Inspired Film

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We’ve only seen two trailers for Disney’s upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, but the marketing team has been quietly making the promotional rounds by holding film panels during the D23 Expo and Comic-Con.  But if you are looking for something more extensive and in-depth, we’ve got it all right here.  Earlier this summer we were invited to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank to look at the animation process that goes into a film like Big Hero 6.  Our behind-the-scenes look also included an interview with directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, and producer Roy Conli.

Hall (Winnie The Pooh) was the first to be named director back in 2011, and Williams (Bolt) was named co-director December 2013. While the two have different aspects from a personality standpoint, the their love of Disney Animation and the source material brought them together for this project.

Our interview reveal a number of things, like did you know that a research trip to Carnegie Hall helped shaped the Baymax character?  How about the number of Japanese Animes that influenced the film?  How they managed to balance the work between two directors?  How many times the story changed throughout the years?  What it was like to work with Marvel on this film?  Read all about that and more after the jump. [Read more...]

Sylvester Stallone, Ronda Rousey, Mel Gibson, Wesley Snipes, Terry Crewes, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Kelsey Grammer, And Kellen Lutz Talk “The Expendables 3″

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There is no shortage of action or nostalgia when watching an Expendables film.  The Expendables 3 takes everything we know and love about the franchise and has fun blowing it all up by adding even more crazy characters and making things much more absurd.  But that is part of the fun of the film.  Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crewes, Jason Statham, and company all return to reprise their respective roles in this action-packed film, which sees the team going up against Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), to co-founder of The Expendables team.  The older crew is forced to recruit some new blood in hopes of defeating this new threat, which then turns into a rescue mission.

We recently attended the press day for the film, where Kellen Lutz, Glen Powell, Ronda Rousey, and Victor Ortiz talked about what it was like to be a part of the Expendables franchise.  Stallone talked about the film’s legacy, showing a film like in a time of heightened gun sensitivity, and Bruce Willis’ departure.  Mel Gibson talked about his involvment, and possibly returning to directing.  There’s a whole lot more to be said, so hit the jump for the full interview. [Read more...]

Top 5 Things Said At The “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Press Conference

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Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles introduces those four heroes in a half shell to a new generation. In the film, Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo find their calling, when the Shredder and the Foot Clan commit crimes and cause all sorts of terror across New York City. The brothers must work together alongside April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her cameraman Vern (Will Arnett) to stop the Foot’s latest threat that will leave the citizens of New York City in a paralyzing state of fear. You can read our review here.

We had a chance to attend the film’s press conference in Los Angeles with film stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett, who were just coming off promoting it over at the San Diego Comic-Con. While there were many things said during the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ press conference, we put together the top five things that were said during it. Hit the jump to see what Fox and Arnett had to say about shooting the film. [Read more...]

The Boxtrolls: Stars Elle Fanning and Issac Hempstead-Wright Talk Collaborating On LAIKA’s Latest

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The stars of LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls, Issac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones) and Elle Fanning (Maleficent) sat down to talk to press during SDCC ’14  about the upcoming movie and their enthusiasm for collaborating on the stop-motion picture. Following up Paranorman, this fall’s release tells the story of a boy named Eggs who’s been raised by tiny creatures that dwell in the sewers of Cheesebridge.

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Freddie Prinze Jr. Talks “Star Wars Rebels,” The Jedi Kanan, Cowboys and Indians, And More [Comic-Con 2014]

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Star Wars Rebels is the first animated spinoff Disney will have since they acquired LucasFilms. Taking place just after Clone Wars and five years before Episode IV, Rebels will follow a new group of young Rebels, all of whom have been affected by the actions of the Galactic Empire. Together they must work as one. The series will also focus on some of the smaller rebel groups that will form the rebel alliance seen in Episode VI.

We recently sat down with the cast and crew of the the new animated series during the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend. Having already spoken to Executive Producer Simon Kinberg about the film, we then talked to Freddie Prinze Jr, who voices Kadan, a young Padawan who lost his Jedi master during Order 66. During our interview we talked about if it was a dream of his to become a Jedi, some of his favorite Star Wars moments, and how his character differs from other Jedis in recent memory. Hit the jump for the full interview. [Read more...]

Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Michael Rooker, And Benicio Del Toro Talk “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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Guardians of the Galaxy is the best Marvel movie ever.  It’s got a lot of laughs, plenty of action, and most importantly it has heart.  Another part of what makes this film so great is that even though it is connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you need no prior knowledge of any of the source material.

The film has such a whimsy feel to it, that it will leave you singing and dancing.  It practically bursts with energy, and will have you cheering for a talking three who can only say “I Am Groot.”

We were recently invited to the press junket for Guardians of the Galaxy, where director James Gunn talked about coming aboard this project, and setting the emotional tone.  Chris Pratt talked about the weight gain and training, while Zoe Saldana and Michael Rooker reminisced about punching Pratt. We also get learn what it was like for Vin Diesel to voice a tree, and what were some of Dave Bautista and Benicio Del Toro‘s favorite songs from the film are. Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]

Simon Kinberg Talks “Star Wars Rebels,” “X-Men: Apocalypse,” Working With J.J. Abrams, And More

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Though Simon Kinberg is most known for writing the last few sequels to the X-Men film franchise, the scribe also was tasked with writing the drafts for the new Star Wars films including its spinoffs.  And it is that connection that allowed LucasFilms president Kathleen Kennedy to hire him to be an executive producer for Star Wars Rebels, which can be seen this fall on Disney XD.  The new animated show centers on the Galactic Empire hunting down the remaining Jedi Knights, and any rebels who might be helping them.   This would be the first animated series since Disney had acquired LucasFilms a few years back.  Kinberg is in town to not only celebrate the show which is being teased at San Diego Comic-Con, but to also help promote the Disney XD’s animated show.

In our roundtable interview with the executive producer, Kinberg talks about setting up the tone of the new series, what will make this one stand out and how it differs from Rebels, working with Lucas Film, how would an X-Men and Star Wars cross would look like if if could happen, and a little bit about who the Four Horsemen in X-Men: Apocalypse could be.  Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]