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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My Take On the Overcrowded Box-Office Weekend -- "Planes," "Percy Jackson," "We're the Millers," "Elysium 

Four big blockbusters arrive in theaters near you -- we have the animated "Planes," the fantasy-adventure "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the raunchy comedy "We're the Millers," and the sci-fi thriller "Elysium." But sometimes, big surprises come in small packages. And the small movie that I'm happy to review is Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."

So which one is my pick of the week? Take a look:

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Logan Lerman Talks About "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" 

Logan Lerman returns as the son of Poseidon in the sequel "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters." This time, he and his demigod friends has one mission -- to find the mythical Golden Fleece. I interviewed Lerman, who was so good in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," about his return to the magical world of Percy Jackson. We talked about:

*** What made him want to return to the role?
*** How did he do the jump from a small indie like "Perks" to a big blockbuster like "Percy?"
*** The film's attempt to play with Greek mythology
*** Percy's search for heroism
*** What does he want the fans to look forward to in the sequel?
*** His family's second home in my hood, Palm Springs!

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See Naomi Watts as Princess Di in New International Trailer for "Diana" 

Naomi Watts channels the world's favorite Princess in Oliver Hirschbiegel's ("Downfall," "Five Minutes of Heaven") "Diana." This film chronicles the last two years of Diana's life and her love affair with surgeon Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews).

We may soon hear more about "Diana" as we enter the awards season but for now, the film has no U.S. release date yet. In the U.K., "Diana" will be seen on September 20. Here's the full international trailer:

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Sweet! Audrey Hepburn's "Roman Holiday" Audition! 

"Roman Holiday," the 1953 romantic comedy that made Audrey Hepburn a star and won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, is certainly an iconic film now and one of the best movies ever made. But before all the Oscars (the film also won screenplay and costume design) and before giving us Audrey Hepburn the star, there was a young actress making her first "personality test" for the role. And she charmed everyone! And rightfully so!

Thanks to our friends at Huffington Post, we can see the audition that landed Hepburn the role. And she was introduced by no other than Edith Head, yes, Miss Head! Take a look and fall in love with Audrey Hepburn again!


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