“Tammy” Interview with Director/Actor Ben Falcone 


Ben Falcone was a glutton for punishment. Not only did he co-write “Tammy,” he also directed the film (his first full-feature directing assignment), and starred as Melissa McCarthy’s evil boss. Oh, and he’s also McCarthy’s husband! He has many titles in the movie that it’s almost a miracle that he pulled it off! I quite enjoyed “Tammy!”

I sat down with Falcone to talk about the genesis of the character-driven comedy, working with McCarthy, and what would be on the soundtrack of his life.



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“Tammy” Interviews with Gary Cole and Mark Duplass 


Gary Cole and Mark Duplass play father and son in the new dramedy “Tammy.” Cole is the hard-partying daddy named Earl and Duplass is the caring son. I enjoyed the funny road trip film starring Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, directed by McCarthy’s husband Ben Falcone. In this interview, we talked about their interest in their characters, working with Sarandon and McCarthy, and what would be on their playlist. Have fun!



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My Top 10 Fourth of July Movies! Is Your Favorite On My List? 


If you’re in the mood to stay at home to celebrate 4th of July, I suggest you watch movies. I compiled my favorite films to celebrate Independence Day, some are patriotic and some capture America’s spirit. Here’s my list of the Top 10 4th of July Movies to brighten up your holiday. Is your favorite on my list?



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“JERSEY BOYS” Movie Review -- Is the Movie Something to Sing About? 


“Jersey Boys,” the Tony-winning musical is now a big screen event. But did director Clint Eastwood do justice to the play? Was he an odd choice to helm the film? And how did John Lloyd Young, the only American actor to date to have received a Lead Actor in a Musical Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards, do as Frankie Valli? Your answers on my review below:



Official “Jersey Boys” Synopsis:

Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.(c) Warner Bros.

Cast

• John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli
• Erich Bergen[ as Bob Gaudio
• Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi
• Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito
• Christopher Walken as Gyp DeCarlo
• Renée Marino as Mary Delgado
• Kathrine Narducci as Mary Rinaldi
• Lou Volpe as Frankie´s father

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See Tim Burton's Long-Lost Short Film "Hansel and Gretel" 


Before Tim Burton's first feature-length film, "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," the director created a short movie for the Disney Channel. It's his dark, funky, Burtonesque take on "Hansel and Gretel."

Budgeted at $116,000, the adaptation premiered at the then-super young Disney Channel, about six months into the creation of the cable network in 1983, during Halloween. But then, Disney shelved the 30-minute film. Many were saying that Burton wanted to bury his first creation. But that was just a rumor, of course. And the film was considered an urban legend of some sorts...until recent years when "Hansel and Gretel" was resurrected for museum exhibitions including Museum of Modern Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

And now, in all its glory, watch Tim Burton's "Hansel and Gretel."



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