Kyle Chandler Talks About "Super 8" 


Kyle Chandler stars as Deputy Jackson Lamb, the authority figure of "Super 8" who must solve the puzzle of the train crash that nearly destroyed his small mining town of Lillian, Ohio while bridging the relationship with his son, Joe, played by Joel Courtney.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His attraction to making "Super 8"
*** The super-secret script of the movie
*** His character and the backdrop of "Super 8"
*** Where was he in the summer of 1979 (the setting of the movie)
*** Making super 8 movies as a kid
*** Does he believe in UFO?



Here's more "Super 8" info from Yahoo:

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

Also Known As: Darlings
Super 8: The IMAX Experience

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller

Release Date: June 10th, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG 13 for for intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use.

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Production Co.: Bad Robot, Amblin Entertainment

Studios: Paramount Pictures

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Weirton, West Virginia, USA

Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Gabriel Basso

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Produced by: Guy Riedel, J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk

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Ewan McGregor Interview for "Beginners" 


I've adored Ewan McGregor since his career-making turn in 1996's "Trainspotting." Since then, the actor has jumped from making big blockbusters like the "Star Wars" movies (Episodes I to III) to making small, independent films like his current Focus Features release, "Beginners."

He plays Oliver in the film, an ebullient but depressed artist who never really becomes close to his father, Hal (the wonderful Christopher Plummer), until the latter comes out of the closet at 75. Five years later, he dies.

"Beginners" is a quasi-tragicomic film that is emotionally rich and undeniably human. It's writer/director Mike Mills' homage to his real father who also came out at 75. The film speaks volumes about finding oneself amidst adversities. In this interview, we talked about:

*** How writer/director Mike Mills' letter convinced the actor to play the part
*** Working with Mills
*** How he bonded with Plummer
*** His rollercoaster relationship with Melanie Laurent ("Inglourious Basterds") -- how Six Flags Magic Mountain helped!
*** Working with his canine co-star, Cosmo, and his new dog!
*** Finding our own history of sadness



Here's more info on "Beginners" from Yahoo:

Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who -- following 44 years of marriage -- came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Genres: Drama

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011 (limited)

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.

Distributors: Focus Features

Cast and Credits

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent

Directed by: Mike Mills

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Writer/Director Mike Mills Talks About "Beginners" 


Mike Mills ("Thumbsucker") reveals that he wrote the movie "Beginners" as an homage to his father who lived his life as a heterosexual male -- married with kids -- and then came out as a gay man at 75. When he passed away five years later, even when he was sick, Mills says "he didn't act like a sick person, he was still thriving."

Christopher Plummer plays the father in "Beginners" and Ewan McGregor stars as his son. The movie is emotionally rich and undeniably human. From Focus Features, "Beginners" is currently showing in NY and LA. It will roll out in theaters near you in upcoming weeks, check your local listings.

In this interview, Mills talked about:

*** The autobiographical aspect of "Beginners"
*** Gay life in the '50s
*** The film's historical yet not preachy perspective
*** The movie's questioning of "what's real?"
*** Did he notice his father's sexual orientation?
*** Finding one's self through their history of sadness


Here's more info on "Beginners" from Yahoo:
Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna only months after his father Hal has passed away. This new love floods Oliver with memories of his father who -- following 44 years of marriage -- came out of the closet at age 75 to live a full, energized, and wonderfully tumultuous gay life. The upheavals of Hal's new honesty, by turns funny and moving, brought father and son closer than they'd ever been able to be. Now Oliver endeavors to love Anna with all the bravery, humor, and hope that his father taught him.

Genres: Drama

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011 (limited)

MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual content.

Distributors: Focus Features

Cast and Credits

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent

Directed by: Mike Mills

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"X-Men: First Class" Movie Review -- Why It's One of My Top Faves This Summer! 


To watch my "X-Men: First Class" movie review, click here. For my written review of the movie, click here. For my interview with Jennifer Lawrence who plays Raven/Mystique, click here.

Here's more info on "X-Men: First Class" from Yahoo:

Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.


Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Production Co.: Donners Company, Marvel Studios

Studios: 20th Century Fox

Filming Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
Georgia, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA

Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew

STARRING:

James McAvoy -- Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender -- Erik Lehnsherr
Jennifer Lawrence -- Raven Darkholme
Rose Byrne -- Dr. Moira MacTaggerte
January Jones -- Emma Frost
Kevin Bacon -- Sebastian Shaw
Nicholas Hoult -- Hank McCoy / Beast
Jason Flemyng -- Azazel
Edi Gathegi -- Armando Munoz / Darwin
Zoe Kravitz -- Angel Salvadore
Oliver Platt -- Man in Black
Lucas Till -- Alex Summers / Havok

DIRECTED BY: Matthew Vaughn

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Jennifer Lawrence (Raven/Mystique) Talks About "X-Men: First Class" 


Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence makes her first big Hollywood film with "X-Men: First Class." She plays Raven/Mystique, a mutant who learns how to be proud with her powers. In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her interest in making "X-Men: First Class"
*** Her attraction to her character Mystique
*** The evolution of Mystique and her powers
*** Working on the set
*** Working with director Matthew Vaughn
*** Her new brunette look for the upcoming film "Hunger Games"
*** What powers would she like to have?

(For my movie review of "X-Men: First Class" click here)



Here's more info on "X-Men: First Class" from Yahoo:

Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men.


Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language, some sexuality and a violent image.

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Production Co.: Donners Company, Marvel Studios

Studios: 20th Century Fox

Filming Locations: London, England, United Kingdom
Georgia, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA

Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew

STARRING:
James McAvoy -- Professor Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender -- Erik Lehnsherr
Jennifer Lawrence -- Raven Darkholme
Rose Byrne -- Dr. Moira MacTaggerte
January Jones -- Emma Frost
Kevin Bacon -- Sebastian Shaw
Nicholas Hoult -- Hank McCoy / Beast
Jason Flemyng -- Azazel
Edi Gathegi -- Armando Munoz / Darwin
Zoe Kravitz -- Angel Salvadore
Oliver Platt -- Man in Black
Lucas Till -- Alex Summers / Havok

DIRECTED BY: Matthew Vaughn

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