TRANSCENDENCE Interview with Kate Mara 


I’ve always been in awe of Kate Mara. The sibling of Rooney Mara has an unforgettable face and can always steal scenes from her fellow actors in movies such as “127 Hours” and “Transsiberian.” In “Transcendence,” Mara is Bree, an anti-technology extremist who will do anything to stop transcendence.

In this interview, we talked about her interest in making the movie, her character, and is she guilty of relying too much on technology?



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TRANSCENDENCE Interview with Director Wally Pfister 


Wally Pfister has worked with the great Christopher Nolan as his director of photography in movies like “The Prestige,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” Memento,” and much more -- pretty much in all of Nolan movies. But now, the Oscar-winning cinematographer from “Inception” is branching out and making his debut as a director in “Transcendence” starring Johnny Depp.

The film explores the possibility of sentient computers, able to perceive and feel. In this interview, we talked about his interest in making the movie, research, and his talented cast.



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"Rio 2" Movie Review 


“Rio 2” flies into theaters near you but is the sequel better than the first? All your favorite characters return for the second one including original director, Carlos Saldanha. The film is music-tinged no wonder many musicians flock to join the sequel including Janelle Monae and Bruno Mars. Before you head out to the theaters, take a look at my review.



Official Plot:

It's a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they're hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all - his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, and they're joined by Oscar (R) nominee Andy Garcia, Grammy (R) winner Bruno Mars, Tony (R) winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy (R)/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 alsofeatures new Brazilian artists and original music by Janelle Monae and Wondaland. (c) Fox

Cast:

• Jesse Eisenberg as Blu
• Anne Hathaway as Jewel
• Leslie Mann as Linda Gunderson
• Bruno Mars as Roberto
• Jemaine Clement as Nigel
• George Lopez as Rafael
• Jamie Foxx as Nico
• will.i.am as Pedro
• Rodrigo Santoro as Tulio Monteiro
• Jake T. Austin as Fernando
• Tracy Morgan as Luiz
• Bebel Gilberto as Eva
• Andy García as Eduardo
• Kristin Chenoweth as Gabi
• Rita Moreno as Mimi
• Rachel Crow as Carla
• Amandla Stenberg as Bia
• Pierce Gagnon as Tiago
• Natalie Morales as a news anchor
• Janelle Monáe as Dr. Monae
• Philip Lawrence as Felipe

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Interview with Director of “The Raid 2!” He Talks About Possible Plot for “The Raid 3!” 


If you’re a fan of the fantastic “The Raid” franchise (the film just received the Critics’ Choice Seal of Approval), you may want to watch this interview. Gareth Evans, the writer/director behind the franchise, talks about the probability of making “The Raid 3” and the possible plotline. He also talks about his interest behind making part 2, how the whole franchise came about, what creating documentaries have taught him in making feature films, and the eye-popping action scenes of the series.

I interviewed him via satellite (he was in Cardiff, Wales, I was in Palm Springs, California), so there are some “waiting” glitches. So I cut them off and spliced them with a white flash so you don’t have to wait!

“The Raid 2” is now showing in theaters.



“The Raid 2” Official Plot:

He thought it was over. After fighting his way out of a building filled with gangsters and madmen - a fight that left the bodies of police and gangsters alike piled in the halls - rookie Jakarta cop Rama thought it was done and he could resume a normal life. He couldn't have been more wrong. Formidable though they may have been, Rama's opponents in that fateful building were nothing more than small fish swimming in a pond much larger than he ever dreamed possible. And his triumph over the small fry has attracted the attention of the predators farther up the food chain. His family at risk, Rama has only one choice to protect his infant son and wife: He must go undercover to enter the criminal underworld himself and climb through the hierarchy of competing forces until it leads him to the corrupt politicians and police pulling the strings at the top of the heap. And so Rama begins a new odyssey of violence, a journey that will force him to set aside his own life and history and take on a new identity as the violent offender "Yuda." In prison he must gain the confidence of Uco - the son of a prominent gang kingpin - to join the gang himself, laying his own life on the line in a desperate all-or-nothing gambit to bring the whole rotten enterprise to an end.(c) Sony Classics

Cast:

• Iko Uwais as Rama / Yuda
• Arifin Putra as Uco
• Oka Antara
• Tio Pakusadewo as Bangun
• Alex Abbad as Bejo
• Julie Estelle
• Ryuhei Matsuda
• Kenichi Endo as Goto
• Kazuki Kitamura as Ryuichi
• Cecep Arif Rahman as "The Assassin"
• Cok Simbara as Bunawar
• Yayan Ruhian as Prakoso
• Very Tri Yulisman as "Baseball Bat Man"
• Donny Alamsyah as Andi
• Epy Kusnandar as Topan
• Roy Marten as Reza
• Zack Lee as Bemi
• Fikha Effendi as Isa
• Hengky Solaiman as Andi and Rama's father

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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does Cap Get? 


Chris Evans returns to the role of Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the sequel “The Winter Soldier.” Joining him in the film is Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon), Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes), and Robert Redford (Alexander Pierce).

But is the sequel worth your time and money? Take a look at my movie review of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”



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