John Madden Talks About "The Debt!" Check Out My Interview with the Brilliant Director! 

Director John Madden, famous for his Oscar-winning film, “Shakespeare in Love,” returns with the fantastic film “The Debt” starring Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington, and Helen Mirren. It’s a psychological edge-of-your-seat thriller that tightens the noose as the film progresses. I love this movie, a great remake of the Israeli film “Ha-Hov.” Make sure to watch the movie when it opens on Aug. 31st.

I was blessed to meet Madden to interview him for “The Debt” where we talked about:

*** When critics describe a film as haunting and riveting, they might as well be talking about “The Debt”
*** What got him interested in making the movie?
*** The audio cues in the film, and his background in radio
*** The technical qualities of the movie
*** The meaning of the title “The Debt”

Here’s more info on “The Debt” from Yahoo:

In 1997, shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David. All three have been venerated for decades by their country because of the mission that they undertook back in 1966, when the trio tracked down Nazi war criminal Vogel in East Berlin. At great risk, and at considerable personal cost, the team's mission was accomplished - or was it? The suspense builds in and across two different time periods, with startling action and surprising revelations.

Genres: Thriller, Crime/Gangster, Adaptation, Remake and War

Release Date: August 31st, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: R for for some violence and language.

Distributors: Focus Features

Production Co.: MARV Films

Studios: Miramax Films

Filming Locations: United Kingdom

Produced in: United Kingdom

Cast and Credits

Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciaran Hinds, Marton Csokas

Directed by: John Madden

Produced by: Eitan Evan, Matthew Vaughn, Kris Thykier

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Win "Conan the Barbarian" AND "One Day" Prize Pack! Towels, Books, Key Chains, Lucky Charms, Oh My! 

This week's Manny's Movie Weekend Giveaway, 1 lucky winner will take home the following prizes (also, check out the video below):


Thanks to Lionsgate, you will win:



And thanks to Focus Features, the winner will receive:

*** BAG

All you have to do is go to my Facebook page on, like my page, then like this post!

It's that easy!

The the winner will be drawn next Friday, Aug. 26th (ONLY US RESIDENTS PLEASE? SORRY!!!).


So go, go, go to my Facebook page, and GOOD LUCK!

For my reviews of "Conan the Barbarian" and "One Day," click here.

For my interviews for "Conan the Barbarian," click the link below:


For my interviews for "One Day," click the link below:



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Movie Reviews: "Conan the Barbarian" AND "One Day" 

Two big films are duking it out for your hard-earned money this weekend. Besides “Fright Night” and “Spy Kids 4” aka “Smell Me!,” we also have “Conan the Barbarian” starring Jason Momoa and “One Day” featuring Jim Sturgess and Anne Hathaway based on the book by David Nicholls.

So which film should you see first? Take a look!

Here's more info on "Conan the Barbarian" from Yahoo:

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Also Known As: Conan
Conan the Barbarian

Logline: And after watching his fellow tribesmen and his father brutally and cruelly killed, Conan vows to avenge his peoples' slaughter, even if it means sacrificing his own life in the process.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Adaptation and Fantasy

Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: R for strong bloody violence, some sexuality and nudity.

Distributors: Lionsgate

Production Co.: Paradox Entertainment, Inc., Nu Image/Millennium Films, Emmett/Furla Films

Filming Locations: Nu Boyana Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria

Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jason Momoa, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang,Rose McGowan, Said Taghmaoui

Directed by: Marcus Nispel

Produced by: Samuel Hadida, Trevor Short, Danny Dimbort

Here’s more info on “One Day” from Yahoo:

After one day together -- July 15th, 1988, their college graduation -- Emma Morley and Dexter Mayhew begin a friendship that will last a lifetime. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground. For the next two decades, key moments of their relationship are experienced over several July 15ths in their lives. Together and apart, we see Dex and Em through their friendship and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along. As the true meaning of that one day back in 1988 is revealed, they come to terms with the nature of love and life itself.

Logline: Dexter and Emma meet for the first time on college graduation day in 1988 and proceed to reunite one day a year for the next 20 years.

Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation

Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sexual content, partial nudity, language, some violence and substance abuse.

Distributors: Focus Features

Cast & Crew
Anne Hathaway -- Emma Morley
Jim Sturgess -- Dexter Mayhew
Patricia Clarkson -- Alison Mayhew
Romola Garai -- Sylvie Cope
Jodie Whittaker -- Tilly
Jamie Sives -- Mr. Godalming
Georgia King -- Suki Meadows
Rafe Spall -- Ian Whitehead

Directed By: Lone Scherfig

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My Fun Interview with David Tennant for "Fright Night!" No TARDIS Required! 

I love, love, love David Tennant! The erstwhile Dr. Who rides his TARDIS and appears in his first major Hollywood role in “Fright Night” (yes, he appeared in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” but it wasn’t a big role compared to “Fright Night”).

In the movie, Tennant takes over the Peter Vincent role that Roddy McDowall made famous in the original 1985 “Fright Night.” This time though, he’s not a late-night TV monster host but a magician wearing guyliner in the vein of Criss Angel.

It was an honor to talk to the Scottish actor even though it was just a satellite interview live from London. We talked about:

*** What attracted him to working on “Fright Night”
*** How he researched the role
*** Was he a fan of the original film?
*** Working with Colin Farrell
*** The enduring allure of vampires in pop-culture

Here you go, and have fun!

Here's more info on "Fright Night" from Yahoo:

Senior Charlie Brewster finally has it all -- he's running with the popular crowd and dating the hottest girl in high school. In fact, he's so cool he's even dissing his best friend Ed. But trouble arrives when an intriguing stranger Jerry moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there's something not quite right -- and everyone, including Charlie's mom, doesn't notice. After witnessing some very unusual activity, Charlie comes to an unmistakable conclusion: Jerry is a vampire preying on his neighborhood. Unable to convince anyone that he's telling the truth, Charlie has to find a way to get rid of the monster himself.

Genres: Comedy, Suspense/Horror and Remake

Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)

Distributors: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Production Co.: Michael De Luca Productions, Gaeta Rosenzweig Films

Studios: DreamWorks Studios

Filming Locations: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Written by: Marti Noxon
Directed by: Craig Gillespie

Produced by: Josh Bratman, Ray Angelic, Michael de Luca

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"Man of Steel" Casting Call! Interesting Plot Revealed! 

Thanks to our friends at, we learn some really cool information surrounding the plot of "Man of Steel," the Superman film directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan.

The Warner Bros. film starring Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel will be holding open casting calls in Nanaimo and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island. Amy Adams, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Antje Traue, Julia Ormond, Russell Crowe, Chris Meloni, Harry Lennix and Laurence Fishburne complete the cast of the D.C. Entertainment superhero. "Man of Steel" will fly to theaters on June 14, 2013.

Right now, the film is seeking local people as extras, this will be fully paid work. "Man of Steel" will move its production to British Columbia from Chicago on September 21, 2011 and will continue filming in the area until January 20, 2012.

Here's the interesting description about the plot:

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone's imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question - Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as "Superman," not only to shine as the world's last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.

And here's the info on the Casting Call:

Males and Females, all ages.
Especially seeking older character faces and those who could be passed off as loggers for Nanaimo and commercial fishermen in Ucluelet.
No children are required for Nanaimo, some are required for Ucluelet, with accompaniment by a legal guardian.
All applicants must be legal residents of Canada.
The time commitment would be a day or two.
Nanaimo, BC


Coast Bastion Hotel
Benson Room
11 Bastion Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H9, Canada
Click Here for directions.


Saturday August 20, 2011
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Ucluelet, BC


Black Rock Ocean Front Resort
596 Marine Drive
Ucluelet, BC V0R 3A0, Canada
Click Here for directions.


Sunday August 21, 2011
2:00pm - 6:00pm

If you can not attend one of the open casting calls, you can submit a photo and contact information by emailing it to:

Put "Autumn Frost Extras" in the subject line of your email.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

(Please submit photos and resumes by mail only. No phone calls or personal drop-offs)


Michelle Allen
"Man of Steel" Casting
#4-2485 Cornwall Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6K 1B9

Los Angeles:

Los Angeles principal actor casting has been completed.

"Man of Steel"
Kristy Carlson - VP Feature Casting
Lora Kennedy - EVP Features Casting
Warner Bros. Pictures
Burbank, CA:
4000 Warner Blvd
Burbank, CA 91522

Extras Casting


Andrea Brown Casting

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