Amy Ryan Talks About “Win Win!” She Also Dishes On “The Office” Finale! Am I Hearing Wedding Bells? 


I love Amy Ryan! I still can’t forget her beautiful performance in “Gone Baby Gone.” In the new excellent dramedy “Win Win,” she plays Jackie Flaherty, the wife of Paul Giamatti’s Mike. I’m strongly supporting this great Thomas McCarthy (“The Station Agent,” “The Visitor” movie!

In this interview, we talked about:

What attracted her to making the film?
Her complex mother figure character
Working with Thomas McCarthy
Finding the right rhythm with Giamatti
How did she pick her roles?
And finally, “The Office!” Her character, Holly Flax, may be the reason why Steve Carrell’s Michael Scott is leaving “The Office!”

To watch my interview with Amy Ryan for "Win Win," click here

Here’s more info on “Win Win” from Yahoo:

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty, who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

Genres: Drama and Sports

Running Time: 1 hr. 46 min.

Release Date: March 18th, 2011 (limited)

MPAA Rating: R for language.

Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures

U.S. Box Office: $1,947,944

Cast and Credits

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale,Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Produced by: Tom Heller, Lori Keith Douglas, Mary Jane Skalski

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Bobby Cannavale Interview for “Win Win” – Why You Really Have to See This Gem! 


Bobby Cannavale co-stars in the new Fox Searchlight dramedy “Win Win.” He plays Terry Delfino, a friend of Paul Giamatti’s Mike Flaherty. I love this movie from writer/director Thomas McCarthy (“The Station Agent,” “The Visitor”). It’s a testament of our human frailties, about losing everything to win!

In this interview, we talked about:

Cannavale’s interest in working on the film and his character
Working with Thomas McCarthy
How he and Giamatti bonded
Did he wrestle when he was in high school?



Here’s more info on “Win Win” from Yahoo:

Disheartened attorney Mike Flaherty, who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach, stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings while trying to support his family. Just as it looks like he will get a double payday, the boy's mother shows up fresh from rehab and flat broke, threatening to derail everything.

Genres: Drama and Sports

Running Time: 1 hr. 46 min.

Release Date: March 18th, 2011 (limited)

MPAA Rating: R for language.

Distributors: Fox Searchlight Pictures

U.S. Box Office: $1,947,944

Cast and Credits

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale,Jeffrey Tambor, Burt Young

Directed by: Tom McCarthy

Produced by: Tom Heller, Lori Keith Douglas, Mary Jane Skalski

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As the Three Stooges' World Turns -- Sean Hayes Casts as Larry 


Previously on the "Three Stooges" casting drama, Will Sasso (TV's "MadTV") was confirmed as Curly, and Hank Azaria was the favorite and rumored to be the front-runner for the role of Moe.

It was also rumored that James Marsden was going to play Larry! It was a head-scratching moment for me, I really couldn't see how Marsden would pull it off. I enjoyed his comedic timing in "Enchanted," but the Larry Stooge character requires more of a slapstick actor with a penchant for pratfalls.

So enter, "Will & Grace's" Sean Hayes. Variety has confirmed that Hayes has bagged the role of Larry, making him the second cast member to join the reboot.

The project, according to the Farrelly Brothers who are set to direct the film, will comprise of three 30-minute vignettes involving the antics of the "Three Stooges."

(Check out my interview with the Farrelly brothers for "Hall Pass" where they talked about "Three Stooges" right here)

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"Arthur" (2011) Movie Review! Will You Get Caught Between the Moon and New York City Again? 


Russell Brand’s charm eluded me, there I said it. Besides his comedic turn as a party boy rock star in 2008’s “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” I could not quite understand his popularity.


So I was nervous upon hearing that Brand would step into the beloved role of Arthur Bach in the remake of the 1981 original memorably played by Dudley Moore. I’m happy to report now that Brand is a worthy successor. This is his most accessible role to date.

It did take me a while though to warm up to Brand’s performance. Let’s face it, the original version is still fresh in our memories. But once we met the cast of characters, I was ready to embrace this new take about the pampered rich boy from New York City. Read More...

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Michelle Monaghan Explains “Source Code" and Why She Wants to Go Inside Meryl Streep! 
Have I told you how much I admire “Source Code?” I love director Duncan Jones (if you still haven’t seen “Moon,” what are you waiting for?), and with “Source Code,” he brings back his great storytelling and sci-fi sensibilities witnessed in “Moon.”

Michelle Monaghan stars as Christina Warren in the film, the romantic interest of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character. In this interview, we talked about:

What she finds interesting in her character
At the heart of the film is the romantic angle between her and Gyllenhaal. It’s also tense-filled, so how did they find the perfect rhythm?
Working with Duncan Jones
If given a chance, would she want to enter someone else’s body in the last 8 minutes of their life?



Here's more info on "Source Code" from Yahoo:

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the "Source Code," a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller Running Time: 1 hr. 34 min. Release Date: April 1st, 2011 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some violence including disturbing images, and for language. Distributors:
Summit Entertainment, LLC

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright, Michael Arden

Directed by: Duncan Jones

Produced by: Howard Koch Jr., Jeb Brody, Fabrice Gianfermi

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