"New Year's Eve" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Does the Ensemble Cast Get? 

If you think “New Year’s Eve” is very similar to 2010’s “Valentine’s Day,” you are absolutely correct! Director Garry Marshall returns with a movie about intersecting lives amidst the backdrop of the New Year’s Eve ball drop in New York City.

Like “Valentine’s Day,” “New Year’s Eve” is all about love. Some characters are struck by Cupid’s arrow and some are trying their best to avoid it. But scriptwriter Katherine Fugate, the same scribe who wrote “Valentine’s Day,” devised unpredictable twists and turns which make the second half of the film stronger than the first half. Read More...

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My Super-Early Oscar 2012 Predictions! 

The awards season is heating up but which films or performances deserve Oscar glory? Here’s my ballsy prediction!

For Best Supporting Actor Oscar,

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Brad Bird Talks About “Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol” 

I admire Brad Bird! From “The Iron Giant” to “Ratatouille,” the director is a brilliant storyteller. This interview was done as a teaser interview prior to the release of “Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol” aka “MI4.” We saw half-hour worth of clips, and from what I witnessed, this one will be a great “Mission Impossible” film!

In this interview, we talked about:

How can the fourth film of the franchise be different from the other “Mission Impossible” movies?
Jumping from the animated world to the live-action world – how did Bird fulfill such nearly impossible mission?
What was his first edict when he was offered “Mission Impossible 4?”
Shooting in IMAX
Working with Tom Cruise

Here's more info on "Mission Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" from Yahoo:

Action/Adventure, Adaptation, Sequel and Thriller
December 16th, 2011 (IMAX); December 21st (wide)
PG-13 for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements.

Blamed for the terrorist bombing of the Kremlin, IMF operative Ethan Hunt must clear his agency's name and prevent another attack.

Cast & Crew

Tom Cruise -- Ethan Hunt
Jeremy Renner -- William Brandt
Simon Pegg -- Benji Dunn
Paula Patton -- Jane Carter
Michael Nyqvist -- Kurt Hendricks
Vladimir Mashkov -- Anatoly Sidirov
Josh Holloway -- Trevor Hanaway
Anil Kapoor -- Brji Nath
Lea Seydoux -- Sabine Moreau
Tom Wilkinson -- IMF Secretary


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My Fun Interview with Judy Greer for “The Descendants” 

It was truly a blessing meeting Judy Greer in person! I’ve always been a fan, and her performance in “The Descendants” truly cemented my admiration for the actress. If you haven’t seen the film yet, I will not reveal her pivotal role, but this I can tell you, she’s the heart of the film.

In this interview, we talked about:

What attracted her to making “The Descendants?”
Working with George Clooney for the second time? (They previously acted together in “Three Kings”)
How did he prepare his role with Clooney?
Her forgiving character in the film
How did she get into the vulnerable yet strong character?
What kind of a director is Alexander Payne?
The ensemble cast
The themes of accepting life and letting go
The Palm Springs International Film Festival
What’s next for Miss Judy Greer?
Her Midwest upbringing

Have Fun!

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"Harry Potter" Stars Reminisce About Our Favorite Boy Wizard! 

The “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” DVD/Blu-Ray remains the top-seller for third straight week and so I bring you the last of my interviews for the DVD/Blu-Ray premiere I attended in Orlando, Florida, home of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy)

First stop is Jason Isaacs aka Lucius Malfoy. The actor is busy with his upcoming NBC show, “Awake,” but he was happy to help promote the DVD release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”

In this interview, we talked about:

“Harry Potter” as a series and NOT a franchise
The redemption of his character, Lucius Malfoy
Did he ever imagine that the “Harry Potter” series would be universally loved?
Changing gears, what’s the attraction for the NBC show “Awake?”
His last words for the “Harry Potter” fans

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley)

In this interview, we talked about:

What did they think when they first signed on to working in the franchise?
Evanna reminisces about signing on to the “Harry Potter” series for the first time
How the series stays true to J.K. Rowling’s vision
Their last words to the “Harry Potter” fans

Have fun!

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