See Woody Allen as a Pimp in John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo!" 

The last time Woody Allen appeared in a movie not written or directed by him, it was for 2000's "Picking Up the Pieces" for director Alfonso Arau. The prolific writer/director had said he's open to acting in "other people's films" but no one has ever asked him except for a few movies in the last 30 years.

So now, enter John Turturro. His film "Fading Gigolo" has Allen playing a pimp with witty one-liners of course! Allen is co-starring with Sofia Vergara, Sharon Stone, and Turturro himself. "Fading Gigolo" will make its world debut at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

Check out the trailer below:

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My Fun Visit to The Filipino Channel's Balitang America 

I visited one of my favorite outlets, The Filipino Channel and its award-winning newscast, Balitang America. Gel Santos Relos, the lovely anchor of Balitang America, and I talked about the big blockbusters and the overcrowded box-office weekend. From "Planes," to "We're the Millers," here's my take on the new movies...Filipino Channel style.

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Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad Interview for "Jobs!" Why the Movie is a Labor of Love! 

"Jobs," one of the most anticipated movies this year, is making its debut in theaters on Aug. 16th. Ashton Kutcher channels the iconic Steve Jobs in this well-made film about the life and times of the man who started Apple and the digital revolution.

Kutcher is a revelation as Jobs in the film. The first you see him as the Apple founder, you will think it's real footage. Josh Gad, fresh from the success of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon," stars as Jobs' friend and sidekick, Steve Wozniak. He will simultaneously make you laugh and break your heart. And he has nothing but great words for Kutcher.

How a film about a start-up company is made by a non-Hollywood start-up company! How cool is that?

I sat down with the actors in New York for this one-on-one interview. We talked about:

*** Ashton's emotional connection to the character and icon, Steve Jobs
*** Josh Gad's interest in the film
*** How Josh met Ashton for the first time
*** The vocal intonations of the character
*** "Jobs" is a labor of love!
*** Their favorite Apple product!

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Vanessa Hudgens Interview for "The Frozen Ground" -- I Love Her! 

I just adore Vanessa Hudgens! Besides being a fellow Filipino (yay!), she's been very brave with her film choices lately. She was memorable in "Spring Breakers," and now, she's a revelation in the icy hot thriller "The Frozen Ground." She plays Cindy, a street-smart teenage prostitute, who helps Sgt. Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage) bring down the dangerous serial killer Robert Hansen (John Cusack). Based on true events, "The Frozen Ground" is out in theaters and on-demand on August 23.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** How she got interested in making "The Frozen Ground"
*** Did she meet the real-life Cindy?
*** How she prepared the rape scene?
*** The sweet moment with the moose!
*** Does she still speak our native tongue, Tagalog?

Maraming Salamat Po!

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Nicolas Cage Interview for "The Frozen Ground" -- Explains his Character's Fictional Name 

Meeting Nicolas Cage for the second time is a marvel. He's so larger than life that it's always intimidating, often amusing talking to the actor. I first met him for what I called the "gerbil" movie, "G-Force." And let me tell you, "The Frozen Ground" is miles away from that Disney flick.

In the true crime "The Frozen Ground," the Oscar-winning actor turned it down a notch for a subdued performance as Sgt. Jack Holcombe, a cop who will do anything to catch the real-life dangerous serial-killer, Robert Hansen (John Cusack). He must learn to trust and team up with a teenage prostitute (Vanessa Hudgens).

The icy-hot thriller will be released in theaters and on-demand on Aug. 23.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What made him put his trust on writer/director Scott Walker, making his first full-feature film?
*** What got him interested in his character Jack Holcombe?
*** His acting in "The Frozen Ground" is more grounded, subdued, which is a welcome respite
*** Did he meet the real-life Glenn Floathe, the detective who caught Robert Hansen?
*** Why didn't he use the name Glenn Floathe in the movie?
*** Working with John Cusack again, this is not "Con Air!"
*** Working with Vanessa Hudgens
*** His passion for Superman, what does he think of "Man of Steel?"
*** I called him Jor-El, the father of Kal-El, HA!

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