My Fun, One-on-One Interviews for THE GREY! From Liam Neeson to Director Joe Carnahan, Learn Secrets of the Movie! 

I enjoyed "The Grey!" You will love it too! I especially admired its unpredictable ending, the plane crash scene, and Liam Neeson can pretty much do anything and we'll still watch! So here are my fun interviews with Neeson, Director Joe Carnahan, Dermot Mulroney and Dallas Roberts, and Frank Grillo and James Badge Dale. Check them out below!

First stop, Liam Neeson.

It was such an honor meeting Liam Neeson! I’ve been a fan since “Excalibur” and “Krull” HA! In “The Grey,” it’s Neeson vs. the world again, only this time, he’s battling nature. Will his character be able to save the day?

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted him to the film?
*** What did he like about the script?
*** The little boy in Neeson was happy
*** His character’s redemption
*** What attracted him to his character?
*** Working in the cold
*** Working with director Joe Carnahan again
*** The three things I learned from the film

Have fun!

Director Joe Carnahan Talks About “The Grey”

I love this dude! He’s fun to talk to. Speaking of, I actually have more fun talking to directors than the stars of the film – they give me a deeper insight into their movie, obviously, and sometimes, that’s all I need.

Director Joe Carnahan reteams with his “A-Team” star, Liam Neeson, for this enjoyable male-bonding romp. It’s like “Deliverance” with a pack of wolves! And boy, those wolves are scary!

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What I learned from his movie
*** What made him want to do the movie?
*** Masculinity – the theory of being male – and his films
*** Nature versus Man
*** The cold climate as a character

“The Grey” Interviews with Dermot Mulroney and Dallas Roberts

I enjoyed “The Grey” and had a great time interviewing the cast. Dermot Mulroney and Dallas Roberts were paired to talk about the Joe Carnahan film starring Liam Neeson. In the movie, Dermot plays Talget and Dallas stars as Hendrick, they’re part of an oil drilling team struggling to survive after a plane crash. But thanks heavens for Neeson, everything will be okay…maybe…

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted them to making “The Grey?”
*** Dermot’s look in the movie
*** The three things I learned from the movie – never visit Alaska, never fly again, and when stranded in the Tundra, call Neeson
*** The “Deliverance” feel of the movie
*** Shooting in the snow

Have Fun!

“The Grey” Interviews with Frank Grillo and James Badge Dale

Frank Grillo (“Warrior,” “My Soul to Take”) and James Bade Dale (“The Pacific,” the upcoming “World War Z”) co-star in “The Grey” as part of a drilling team stranded in the Alaskan Tundra after a plane crash. But have no fear, Liam Neeson is there to save the day…barely.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** The film’s unpredictable ending
*** What made them interested in working on the film?
*** The film’s Road to Redemption feel
*** Their characters
*** It’s like “Deliverance” with a pack of wolves
*** Why women will enjoy the film

Have fun!

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"Tower Heist," Vin Diesel Receive NAACP Image Awards Nominations! See the Complete, Somewhat Entertaining, Somewhat Surprising Nominations!  

When we think of "Tower Heist," we never associate the film as one of the best of 2011 right? Granted, I enjoyed Eddie Murphy in the film, but that's about it. The comedian is nominated as one of the Outstanding Actors of the Year, but so was Vin Diesel for "Fast Five." Yup, great acting there!

But of course the NAACP also gave love to the deserving "The Help," "The First Grader," and "Pariah." But mix those three with "Tower Heist" and another Best Picture nominee, "Jumping the Broom," and this award category just doesn't make any sense!

Let's see if they will at least pick the deserving winners at the 43rd NAACP Image Awards live telecast on NBC on Friday, February 17.

So without further adieu, here is the complete list of nominees (to see winners/nominees of other award giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here)


Outstanding Motion Picture

“Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
“Pariah” (Focus Features)
“The First Grader” (National Geographic
“The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/
Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
“Tower Heist” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Eddie Murphy – “Tower Heist”
(Universal Pictures)
Laurence Fishburne – “Contagion”
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
Laz Alonso – “Jumping the Broom”
(TriStar Pictures)
Oliver Litondo – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
Vin Diesel – “Fast Five” (Universal Pictures)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Adepero Oduye – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Emma Stone – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Paula Patton – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Viola Davis – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Zoë Saldana – “Colombiana” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Anthony Mackie – “The Adjustment Bureau” (Universal Pictures)
Charles Parnell – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Don Cheadle – “The Guard” (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jeffrey Wright – “The Ides of March” (Columbia Pictures)
Mike Epps – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Bryce Dallas Howard – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Cicely Tyson – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)
Kim Wayans – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Maya Rudolph – “Bridesmaids” (Universal Pictures)
Octavia Spencer – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“I Will Follow” (AFFRM)
“Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
“MOOZ-lum” (AFFRM)
“Pariah” (Focus Features)
“The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)

Outstanding Foreign Motion Picture
“A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Attack the Block” (Screen Gems)
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
“Le Havre” (Janus Films)
“Life, Above All” (Sony Pictures Classics)


Outstanding Documentary – (Theatrical or Television)

“Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” (Sony Pictures Classics)
“Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” (Submarine Deluxe)
“Sing Your Song” (HBO Documentary Films)
“The Rescuers” (Michael King Productions)
“Thunder Soul” (Roadside Attractions)


Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Arthur Harris – “Reed Between the Lines” – Let’s Talk About Ms. Helen’s Son Part 1 (BET)
Prentice Penny – “Happy Endings” – The Girl with the David Tattoo (ABC)
Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil – “The Game” – Parachutes….Beach Chairs (BET)
Vali Chandrasekaran – “30 Rock” – It’s Never Too Late For Now (NBC)
Vince Cheung, Ben Montanio – “Wizards of Waverly Place” – Wizards vs. Angels (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series
Cheo Hodari Coker – “SouthLAnd” – Punching Water (TNT)
Janine Sherman Barrois – “Criminal Minds” – The Bittersweet Science (CBS)
Lolis Eric Elie – “Treme” – Santa Claus, Do You Ever Get the Blues? (HBO)
Pam Veasey – “Ringer” – Oh Gawd, There’s Two of Them? (The CW)
Zoanne Clack – “Grey’s Anatomy” – I Will Survive (ABC)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
Alrick Brown – “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
Ann Peacock – “The First Grader” (National Geographic Entertainment)
Dee Rees – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Elizabeth Hunter, Arlene Gibbs – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Tate Taylor – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)


Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

Jay Chandrasekhar – “Happy Endings” – The Girl with the David Tattoo (ABC)
Kevin Hooks – “Drop Dead Diva” – Mother’s Day (Lifetime)
Leonard R. Garner Jr. – “Rules of Engagement” – The Set Up (CBS)
Miguel Arteta – “How to Make It in America” – Mofongo (HBO)
Salim Akil – “The Game” – Parachutes/Beach Chairs (BET)

Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Ernest Dickerson – “Treme” – Do Watcha Wanna (HBO)
Ken Whittingham – “Parenthood” – Opening Night (NBC)
Kevin Sullivan – “NCIS” – Tell-All (CBS)
Paris Barclay – “Sons of Anarchy” – Out (FX Network)
Seith Mann – “Dexter” – Get Gellar (Showtime)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – (Theatrical or Television)
Alrick Brown – “Kinyarwanda” (AFFRM)
Angelina Jolie – “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (FilmDistrict)
Dee Rees – “Pariah” (Focus Features)
Salim Akil – “Jumping the Broom” (TriStar Pictures)
Tate Taylor – “The Help” (DreamWorks Pictures/Participant Media/Touchstone Pictures)


Outstanding Comedy Series
“Love That Girl!” (TV One)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
“The Game” (BET)
“Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Dulé Hill – “Psych” (USA Network)
Malcolm-Jamal Warner – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
Phil Morris – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
Pooch Hall – “The Game” (BET)
Terry Crews – “Are We There Yet?” (TBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Tatyana Ali – “Love That Girl!” (TV One)
Tia Mowry-Hardrict – “The Game” (BET)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Reed Between the Lines” (BET)
Vanessa Williams – “Desperate Housewives” (ABC)
Wendy Raquel Robinson – “The Game” (BET)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Craig Robinson – “The Office” (NBC)
Damon Wayans, Jr. – “Happy Endings” (ABC)
J.B. Smoove – “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (HBO)
Nick Cannon – “Up All Night” (NBC)
Tracy Morgan – “30 Rock” (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Amber Riley – “Glee” (FOX)
Gabourey Sidibe – “The Big C” (Showtime)
Keshia Knight Pulliam – “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” (TBS)
Maya Rudolph – “Up All Night” (NBC)
Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” (ABC)

Outstanding Drama Series
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Andre Braugher – “Men of A Certain Age” (TNT)
Hill Harper – “CSI: NY” (CBS)
L.L. Cool J – “NCIS: Los Angeles” (CBS)
Taye Diggs – “Private Practice” (ABC)
Wendell Pierce – “Treme” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Chandra Wilson – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Khandi Alexander – “Treme” (HBO)
Regina King – “SouthLAnd” (TNT)
Sandra Oh – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Taraji P. Henson – “Person of Interest” (CBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Corey Reynolds – “The Closer” (TNT)
Ice T – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
James Pickens, Jr. – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)
Nelsan Ellis – “True Blood” (HBO)
Omar Epps – “House M.D.” (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alfre Woodard – “Memphis Beat” (TNT)
Anika Noni Rose – “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC)
Archie Panjabi – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Diahann Carroll – “White Collar” (USA Network)
Loretta Devine – “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
“Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
“Hallmark Hall of Fame, Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (ABC)
“Luther” (BBC America)
“The Least Among You” (Showtime)
“Thurgood” (HBO)

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Esai Morales – “We Have Your Husband” (Lifetime)
Idris Elba – “Luther” (BBC America)
Laurence Fishburne – “Thurgood” (HBO)
Louis Gossett, Jr. – “The Least Among You” (Showtime)
Samuel L. Jackson – “The Sunset Limited ” (HBO)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Anika Noni Rose – “Hallmark Hall of Fame, Mitch Albom’s Have a Little Faith” (ABC)
Jenifer Lewis – “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
Rosario Dawson – “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)
Taraji P. Henson – “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” (Lifetime)
Tracee Ellis Ross – “Five” (Lifetime Movie Network)

Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series
Aaron D. Spears – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)
Bryton James – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Emerson Brooks – “All My Children” (ABC)
James Reynolds – “Days of Our Lives” (NBC)
Texas Battle – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Christel Khalil – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Julia Pace Mitchell – “The Young & the Restless” (CBS)
Tatyana Ali – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Tonya Lee Williams – “The Young and the Restless” (CBS)
Yvette Freeman – “The Bold and the Beautiful” (CBS)

Outstanding News/ Information – (Series or Special)
“BET News Exclusive: The President Answers Black America” (BET)
“Judge Mathis” (Syndicated)
“Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” (HBO)
“Unsung” (TV One)
“Washington Watch with Roland Martin” (TV One)

Outstanding Talk Series
“Anderson” (Syndicated)
“Oprah’s Lifeclass” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
“The Doctors” (Syndicated)
“The View” (ABC)
“The Wendy Williams Show” (Syndicated)

Outstanding Reality Series
“All-American Muslim” (TLC)
“American Idol” (FOX)
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
“Sunday Best” (BET)
“Tia & Tamera” (Style Network)

Outstanding Variety Series or Special
“2011 BET Awards” (BET)
“Black Girls Rock!” (BET)
“Oprah Presents: Master Class” (OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)
“Prince! Behind the Symbol” (The Africa Channel)
“UNCF An Evening of Stars Tribute to Chaka Khan” (BET)

Outstanding Children’s Program
“A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
“Dora The Explorer” (Nickelodeon)
“Go, Diego! Go!” (Nickelodeon)
“I Can Be President: A Kid’s-Eye View” (HBO)
“My Family Tree” (Disney Channel)

Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program – (Series or Special)
China Anne McClain – “A.N.T. Farm” (Disney Channel)
Keke Palmer – “True Jackson, VP” (Nickelodeon)
Lance Robertson – “Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nickelodeon)
Leon Thomas III – “Victorious” (Nickelodeon)
Zendaya Coleman – “Shake It Up” (Disney Channel)

Deadline via Indiewire

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"The Artist," "We Need to Talk About Kevin" Win Big at 32nd London Film Critics' Circle! See Full Winners List! 

The London Film Critics' Circle has announced the winners of their annual awards. Michel Hazanavicius' "The Artist" took home the Best Film of the Year at the 32nd London Film Critics' Circle Awards. Lynne Ramsay's "We Need to Talk About Kevin" won the British Film of the Year Award.

In the acting categories, Jean Dujardin ("The Artist") won Best Actor, Meryl Streep ("The Iron Lady") and Anna Paquin ("Margaret") tied for the Best Actress prize, Kenneth Branagh ("My Week With Marilyn") won Best Supporting Actor, and Sareh Bayat won Best Supporting Actress for "A Separation," which also won Best Foreign Film and part of the Critics' Circle Top 10 Best Films of 2011.

Here's the complete list of winners (for the nominees, click here):

• The Artist (Entertainment)

The Attenborough Award: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
• We Need to Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)

• A Separation (Artificial Eye)

• Senna (Universal)

• Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist (Entertainment)

• Asghar Farhadi - A Separation (Artificial Eye)

• Andrew Haigh - Weekend (Peccadillo)

• Jean Dujardin - The Artist (Entertainment)

• Anna Paquin - Margaret (Fox)
• Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé)

• Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn (Entertainment)

• Sareh Bayat - A Separation (Artificial Eye)

• Michael Fassbender - A Dangerous Method (Lionsgate), Shame (Momentum)

• Olivia Colman - The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathé), Tyrannosaur (StudioCanal)

• Craig Roberts - Submarine (StudioCanal)

• Maria Djurkovic, production design - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)

The Dilys Powell Award: EXCELLENCE IN FILM
• Nicolas Roeg


1. The Artist
2. A Separation
3. Drive
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
5. The Tree of Life
6. We Need to Talk About Kevin
7. Melancholia
8. Shame
9. Margaret
10. The Descendants

VIA Indiewire

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Sam Worthington Talks About Being Hungover on a Saturday Morning! Check Out My Tease, Full Interview Coming Up! 
I'm such a big tease, so I want to share with you what's coming up on

First, my full interviews with the cast of "The Grey" including Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, James Badge Dale, Dallas Roberts, and director Joe Carnahan. Here's a little tease for 'ya, Mister Dermot seemed to had a great time with my interview :wink

And my BFF, Mister Sam Worthington, gave me love! He said he's a fan for I made him laugh...awwwwww

I sat down with the actor for "Man On A Ledge," so you will be able to see my full interview with him, plus Elizabeth Banks, Edward Burns, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell, and the hot Genesis Rodriguez!

Check out my little tease with Sam Worthington, where he said he's in great spirits for he was hungover on a Saturday morning, and I said, me too! :wink

Oooh, and check it out! I"m Manny on a Ledge! I'm about to jump!!!!

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