I Love this Dude! Chris Pratt Hits a Homerun with "Moneyball!" Check Out My Interview with the Actor! 


“Moneyball” is a fantastic film about the Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt. But it’s not just about baseball, it’s a revolution, much like Sony’s “The Social Network” last year. The studio is releasing “Moneyball” this fall, and yes, it’s an Oscar-bait. And deservingly so.

In the film, Chris Pratt plays Scott Hatteberg and he hits a homerun! I enjoyed talking to the actor who is also appearing on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. In this interview, we talked about:

*** His attraction to working on the film
*** His character
*** Working with a great cast
*** Baseball!

HAVE FUN!

Here's more info on "Moneyball" from Yahoo:

Billy Beane was once a would-be baseball superstar who, stung by the failure to live up to expectations on the field, turned his fiercely competitive nature to management. Heading into the 2002 season, Billy faces a dismal situation: his small-market Oakland A's have lost their star players (again) to big market clubs (and their enormous salaries) and is left to rebuild his team and compete with a third of their payroll. Driven to win, Billy takes on the system by challenging the fundamental tenants of the game. He looks outside of baseball, to the dismissed theories of Bill James, and hires Peter Brand, a brainy, number-crunching, Yale-educated economist. Together they take on conventional wisdom with a willingness to reexamine everything and armed with computer driven statistical analysis long ignored by the baseball establishment. They reach imagination-defying conclusions and go after players overlooked and dismissed by the rest of baseball for being too odd, too old, too injured or too much trouble, but who all have key skills that are universally undervalued. As Billy and Peter forge forward, their new methods and roster of misfits rile the old guard, the media, the fans, and their own field manager, who refuses to cooperate. Ultimately this experiment will lead not only to a change in the way the game is played, but to an outcome that would leave Billy with a new understanding that transcends the game and delivers him to a new place.

Also Known As: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Genres: Biopic, Drama and Sports

Running Time: 2 hr. 6 min.

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for for some strong language.

Distributors: Sony Pictures Releasing

Production Co.: Scott Rudin Productions, Michael De Luca Productions, Rachael Horovitz Productions, Specialty Films
Beau Bonneau Casting
Sony Pictures Scoring Stage
Prologue Films
Wildfire Lighting and Visual Effects
Colorworks
Rhythm & Hues Studios
Madison Gate Records

Studios: Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Oakland, California, USA

Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew

Starring:
Brad Pitt: Billy Beane
Jonah Hill: Peter Brand
Robin Wright: Sharon
Philip Seymour Hoffman: Art Howe
Chris Pratt: Scott Hatteberg
Kathryn Morris: Tara Beane
Tammy Blanchard: Elizabeth Hatteberg
Glenn Morshower: Hopkins

Directed By: Bennett Miller

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Yvonne Strahovski Talks About "Killer Elite!" 


Perhaps best known for her role in NBC’s “Chuck” as Sarah Walker, Yvonne Strahovski joins the match-up made in tough guy heaven film “Killer Elite.” She plays Anne, the love interest of Jason Statham’s character. In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted her to the film
*** Her character, Anne
*** Meeting the iconic Robert De Niro

HAVE FUN!



Here's more info on "Killer Elite" from Yahoo:

An ex-special ops agent is lured out of retirement to rescue his mentor. To make the rescue, he must complete a near-impossible mission of killing three tough-as-nails assassins with a cunning leader.

Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release

Logline: In order to bring down a band of cold-blooded contract killers, an elite group of vigilantes is formed from the ranks of England's select paramilitary operatives.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller and Adaptation

Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)

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

Distributors: Open Road Films

Production Co.: Palomar Pictures, Ambience Entertainment

Filming Locations: Victoria, Australia
Wales, United Kingdom
Melbourne, Australia

Produced in: United Kingdom

Cast and Credits

Starring: Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro,Yvonne Strahovski, Dominic Purcell

Directed by: Gary McKendry

Produced by: Joni Sighvatsson, Steve Chasman, Michael Boughen

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My Fun Interview with Taylor Lautner for "Abduction!" I Was Very Impressed with the Actor! 


I was very impressed with Taylor Lautner in person. I have interviewed stars his age and most of them were not as astute and humble as the "Twilight" actor. So I have nothing but respect for Lautner.

In "Abduction," he stars as Nathan, a young man with an identity crisis. Upon finding his baby photo on a missing persons website, he embarks on a truth-seeking journey. Who is he?

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Who's better, Robert Pattinson or he? Just kidding! What attracted him to the movie, and why he chose "Abduction" as his first leading man role?
*** Why the film is fun and thrilling!
*** The two hardest scenes to make are his two favorite scenes as well
*** Has he found his true self yet?

HAVE FUN!



Here's more info on "Abduction" from Yahoo:

A teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. Realizing that the people who raised him aren't his real parents after stumbling across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, the frightened teen flees for his life as FBI agents Frank Burton and Sandra Burns race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past.

Logline: When a teenager who has always felt distanced from his parents discovers that he was, in fact, kidnapped as a child, he is thrust into a vast conspiracy and must go on the run in order to survive.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama and Thriller

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

Distributors: Lionsgate

Cast and Credits

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs

Directed by: John Singleton

Produced by: Jeremy Bell, Gabriel Mason, Anthony Katagas

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Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina Interview "ABDUCTION!" I Love Them! 


Now my life is complete. I have interviewed the iconic Sigourney Weaver! And pairing her with Alfred Molina is the icing on the cake! Both veteran actors help elevate "Abduction." And they have great words for their co-star, Taylor Lautner.

Weaver is the mysterious Dr. Bennett in the film while Molina is Burton, the CIA agent hot on Nathan's (Lautner) trail.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted them to making the movie?
*** Sigourney Weaver is a Twilight fan
*** Her role of the therapist who hates balloons
*** What attracted Molina to his character Burton?
*** The script
*** And the money wasn't bad
*** Working on the set

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Here's more info on "Abduction" from Yahoo:

A teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. Realizing that the people who raised him aren't his real parents after stumbling across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, the frightened teen flees for his life as FBI agents Frank Burton and Sandra Burns race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past.

Logline: When a teenager who has always felt distanced from his parents discovers that he was, in fact, kidnapped as a child, he is thrust into a vast conspiracy and must go on the run in order to survive.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama and Thriller

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

Distributors: Lionsgate

Cast and Credits

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs

Directed by: John Singleton

Produced by: Jeremy Bell, Gabriel Mason, Anthony Katagas

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Director John Singleton Interview for "ABDUCTION!" How He Shaped Taylor Lautner as An Action Star! 


I've always wondered how John Singleton would be like in person. He's an intriguing director who started his path with the career-defining "Boyz n the Hood" in 1991. Since then, Singleton has mixed genres directing films like the unnecessary remake "Shaft" or the historical drama "Rosewood."

Singleton even found time to direct the sequel "2 Fast 2 Furious" and the crime drama "Four Brothers."

Now, the director is shaping "Twilight's" Taylor Lautner in his first leading man role in "Abduction." And I finally met Singleton. He's reserved but can be chatty, especially when talking about Lautner, the action star.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** How Lautner lassoed him to be the director of the film
*** Why he thinks the actor is an action star
*** The great cast!
*** The backstory of Lautner's Nathan
*** The two scenes I love the most
*** The biggest challenges in making the film
*** The film is about finding your own self, has Singleton found his place in the sun yet?

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Here's more info on "Abduction" from Yahoo:

A teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. Realizing that the people who raised him aren't his real parents after stumbling across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, the frightened teen flees for his life as FBI agents Frank Burton and Sandra Burns race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past.

Logline: When a teenager who has always felt distanced from his parents discovers that he was, in fact, kidnapped as a child, he is thrust into a vast conspiracy and must go on the run in order to survive.

Genres: Action/Adventure, Drama and Thriller

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011 (wide)

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense violence and action, brief language, some sexual content and teen partying.

Distributors: Lionsgate

Cast and Credits

Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs

Directed by: John Singleton

Produced by: Jeremy Bell, Gabriel Mason, Anthony Katagas

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