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...]

Megan Fox And Will Arnett Talk “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Their Characters, The Legacy Of TMNT, And More

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In Johnathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, crime runs New York City, and with its citizens’ paralyzed with fear, only the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles can stop them. Working together with April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles must realize their destiny and save the city from certain doom.

We had a chance to sit down with the both of them at a roundtable during SDCC.  During that time they talked about how their respective characters differed from previous incarnations, fond memories of TMNT, the Lost Boys, and being able to share this project with their family.  Hit the jump for more. [Read more...]

Frank Grillo Talks “The Purge: Anarchy,” Crossbones In “Captain America 3″, Wanting To Do A Comedy, And More

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In James DeMonaco’s The Purge: Anarchy, Frank Grillo plays Leo, a grieving father, who sets out on the night where all crime is legal for a 12-hour period. During this ordeal, Leo’s personal mission experiences a few bumps in the road when he is forced to rescue and protect victims of The Purge. The sequel takes place a year after the events of the first film, and reveals just how large the socio-economic gap is between those who can afford a security system during The Purge and those who cannot.

We had a chance to talk to film star Frank Grillo about his character Leo, what it was like to shoot during late nights, how the concept of the Purge came about, Captain America 3, and his response to those who are calling to him to play as The Punisher. Hit the jump to read the entire interview. [Read more...]

VidCon 2014: The Fine Brothers On Virality, Key To Online Success And Cat Videos

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The Fine Brothers Raf and Benny, creators of the “React” videos and Film/TV shows “in 7 minutes”, sat down to talk to press about their latest endevour. They are teaming up with viral superstars Grumpy Cat and other YouTubers for The Friskies. Cat food company Friskies will celebrate online cat videos by running a contest were people can submit their cats to be the next online sensation. After the YouTuber panelists select finalists, The Fine brothers will show the final videos to kids in a special “Kids React” video and have them determine the winning cat.

At VidCon 2014, they shared a little more about their involvement with the contest, how they got their start and what they think the keys are to viral success. More after the jump.

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VidCon 2014: Andy Signore Talks Honest Trailers

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Andy Signore, creator of Honest Trailers and VP of programming of channels for Defy Media and Screen Junkies talked to Movie Viral over at the YouTube culture centric VidCon 2014.  We caught up with the online video creator to talk about the VVRU fave, reception to his videos and about the con itself. Check out what he had to sat after the jump.

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Seth MacFarlane And Charlize Theron Talk The ‘Million Ways’ They Almost Died In The West, Working With Neeson And Filmmaking

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Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron sat down with press to talk about the Ted director’s latest picture A Million Ways to Die in the West. The pair star as Albert and Anna, two misfits in a dangerous world they don’t understand and have to survive using wit sometimes more than brawn. They talked about portraying forward thinkers in the West, working on a western, shooting and anecdotes about their co-stars. Hit the jump for more.

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Jon Hamm Talks “Million Dollar Arm”, Working In India, Ratings Limitations, And More

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Million Dollar Arm tells the true story of sports agent JB Bernstein, who uses a talent show gimmick in India to find the latest baseball talent in an effort to save his failing sports agency. Jon Hamm plays as the real-life Bernstein, who ends up finding the talent he needs to save his agency, but ultimately learns a much bigger lesson in life.

During the film’s press conference, Hamm talked about researching for his role, the difference between playing as JB Bernstein and Don Draper, the pressures of playing a real-life person, working on location in India, and much more. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. [Read more...]

Sam Claflin Talks “The Quiet Ones”, Working With Jared Harris, Directing, And More

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Sam Claflin (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) stars in The Quiet Ones, the latest horror flick from Hammer films.  In the film he plays Brian, a quiet and shy Oxford student who is chosen by a professor (Jared Harris) to document the study of science and the paranormal.  We recently sat down with the actor during their press tour to talk about what it was like to be a temporary director, how he gets his inspiration, working with alongside Jared Harris and Olivia Cook, some of his favorite horror films, and more.  Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]