My Special 9/11 Interview with "Telling Nicholas" Director, James Ronald Whitney! You Guys Have to See This Brilliant Emmy-Winning HBO Documentary! 


(Interview after the jump)

Filmmaker James Ronald Whitney saw 9/11 unfold right before his very eyes. Armed with a camera, he documented the biggest and most horrific tragedy we have ever faced.

But Whitney did not just capture incredible footage, he also created one of the most quintessential movies about 9/11 – “Telling Nicholas.”

The film is a brilliant, heartfelt, and hopeful account of 7-year old Nicholas Lanza’s life after his mother was killed in the Twin Towers. The film begs the question – how do you tell a child that his mom just died?

Another boy whose parent died in the 9/11 attacks is Thanbir Ahmed, a Muslim teenager whose father, a waiter at Windows on the World, also passed away that day.

54 days after the 9/11 attacks, “Telling Nicholas” premiered to critical acclaim. The documentary won an Emmy, was inducted into The Museum of Television and Radio, and was selected by The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences as "One of the most outstanding movies of 2002!" It was also included in the Academy's prestigious documentary series.

Ten years after the attacks, the film is set to premier in Palm Springs, the place Whitney now calls home. Here’s more info on the screening:

“Honoring the tenth anniversary of the September 11th Attack, Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs will present two exclusive screenings of "Telling Nicholas." A matinee will be shown at 1:00pm and a Red Carpet Evening screening will begin at 6:00pm. Director James Ronald Whitney will appear at both Post-Screening Q&A Sessions. Ticket prices are $15 for the afternoon screening and $25 for the Red Carpet evening show.”

Proceeds Benefit Variety—The Children's Charity of the Desert.

Hope and loss, friendships through tragedies, “Telling Nicholas” is a powerful film about the triump of the human spirit. As many as 10,000 children lost a parent on September 11, “Telling Nicholas” is an homage to those kids. This is one 9/11 movie you definitely have to see.

Click here to visit the Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs, and here to purchase tickets. For more information on “Telling Nicholas,” visit the film’s official website right here.

You can also use the phone to buy tickets by simply dialing 1-888-71-TICKETS

Here's my interview with James Ronald Whitney of "Telling Nicholas":



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See Me Get Pummeled! Watch "Warrior" Movie Review! Things I Do for Art! OUCH! 


Here's more on "Warrior" from Lionsgate:

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for a mixed martial arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

Genres: Action/Adventure and Drama Running Time: 2 hr. 19 min. Release Date: September 9th, 2011 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material. Distributors:
Lionsgate

Cast and Credits

Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Produced by: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor

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"Warrior" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Get? 


When you think of movies centered on the world of mixed martial arts, you expect a film that’s all blood, no glory. But the new flick “Warrior” changed that equation. Not only is it one of the best sports movies ever, it’s also one of the greatest films to come out this year.


Big credit goes to director and co-writer, Gavin O’Connor, the guy who gave us the 2004 hockey drama, “Miracle.” While that film was full of clichés, O’Connor was able to make an inspirational and rousing movie.

“Warrior” also has the same feel-good appeal as “Miracle,” but in order to get there, the audience must first be beaten up and battered around. Once you see the full story, you will be standing up and cheering for “Warrior.” Read More...

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The Iconic Nick Nolte Talks About "Warrior!" 


Meeting Nick Nolte, the cinema icon, was a real blessing! I enjoyed every minute I spent interviewing the acting legend. And let me tell you, he gave a fine, fine performance in “Warrior” as Paddy Conlon, the alcoholic father of the two dueling brothers played by Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** His attraction to the movie
*** Working with Gavin O’Connor, who pursued him and played him their old voicemail exchange that sealed the deal
*** His knee surgery
*** How O’Connor found his main actors (Nolte said the director complained about not finding American actors for the part
*** His character’s penchant for listening to the audio book adaptation of Herman Mellville’s “Moby Dick”

HAVE FUN!!!



Here's more on "Warrior" from Lionsgate:

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for a mixed martial arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

Genres: Action/Adventure and Drama Running Time: 2 hr. 19 min. Release Date: September 9th, 2011 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material. Distributors:
Lionsgate

Cast and Credits

Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Produced by: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor

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The Warriors Speak! Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton Interview for "WARRIOR!" 


Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton make a perfect pair of dueling brothers who use the MMA cage to act out their aggressions, to battle their own personal demons, to find their own road to redemption.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted them to making “Warrior”
*** Their characters
*** Their passions

HAVE FUN!



Here's more on "Warrior" from Lionsgate:

An ex-Marine haunted by a tragic past, Tommy Riordan returns to his hometown of Pittsburgh and enlists his father, a recovered alcoholic and his former coach, to train him for a mixed martial arts tournament awarding the biggest purse in the history of the sport. As Tommy blazes a violent path towards the title prize, his brother, Brendan, a former MMA fighter unable to make ends meet as a public school teacher, returns to the amateur ring to provide for his family. Even though years have passed, recriminations and past betrayals keep Brendan bitterly estranged from both Tommy and his father. But when Brendan's unlikely rise as an underdog sets him on a collision course with Tommy, the two brothers must finally confront the forces that tore them apart, all the while waging the most intense, winner-takes-all battle of their lives.

Genres: Action/Adventure and Drama Running Time: 2 hr. 19 min. Release Date: September 9th, 2011 (wide) MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense mixed martial arts fighting, some language and thematic material. Distributors:
Lionsgate

Cast and Credits

Starring: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Produced by: Gavin O'Connor, Greg O'Connor

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