It’s About Time for Time Travel
11/12/2013 – 10:20 am | No Comment

Upon seeing the trailer for Richard Curtis’ About Time, my immediate first reaction was: “This movie looks like a less gruesome version of The Butterfly Effect.” Tim, our protagonist, and his father even discuss the concept of “the butterfly effect” which I thought paid a great homage to About Time’s precedent.

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My Love Affair with Jay Gatsby
07/15/2013 – 11:17 pm | No Comment

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In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since. ‘Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had’” (The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald page 19). Read the full story »

Venus and Serena: Straight Out of Compton
06/20/2013 – 7:51 pm | No Comment
Venus and Serena: Straight Out of Compton

What makes these two women stand out other than the obvious? Magnolia Pictures brings us Venus and Serena, the behind the scenes look into the lives of two African-American sisters who took over the pro …

42 a Grand Slam Change in History
05/19/2013 – 9:38 am | No Comment
42 a Grand Slam Change in History

Born in January 1919, Jackie Robinson would one day become known as the man who changed the history of American baseball forever.  Through much scrutiny and public hatred, he “kept his cool” and in 1945, …

Cloud Atlas – Myriad Characters from Multiple Periods in The Past, Present and Future
04/06/2013 – 8:00 am | Comments Off
Cloud Atlas – Myriad Characters from Multiple Periods in The Past, Present and Future

The transformative power of special makeup effects – the ability to alter an actor’s appearance by implementation of prosthetic materials, careful facial painting, and the addition of hair pieces – is on full display with …

In a Hole in the Ground Lived a Director
01/05/2013 – 12:03 pm | No Comment
In a Hole in the Ground Lived a Director

Really, Peter Jackson?  169 minutes?  Really?
Let this be said:  Peter Jackson is a master filmmaker, the consummate modern director, fully in control of his medium, maximizing his use of makeup, costumes, locations, sets, cinematography, sound, …

Amy Adams Reflects on The Master
11/22/2012 – 1:34 pm | No Comment
Amy Adams Reflects on The Master

“She’s a force,” stated the actress with the piercing red hair and green eyes about her latest onscreen manifestation, one which will likely garner Oscar buzz during the winter of 2012-13.  And like all of …

New Indie Feature Starlet Uncovers Characters’ Secrets and Lies
11/06/2012 – 7:20 pm | Comments Off
New Indie Feature Starlet Uncovers Characters’ Secrets and Lies

As scripted by Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, and directed by Baker, Starlet is that rare independent feature that succeeds on many artistic levels, including dimensional storytelling, ensemble acting, and full control of the material exerted …

Blast From the Past
10/31/2012 – 6:19 pm | No Comment
Blast From the Past

Past photos of a few of our favorite featured actors taken by Studio 838 for Acted By magazine.

Robert Zemeckis Takes to the Air Again with Flight
10/24/2012 – 8:34 am | Comments Off
Robert Zemeckis Takes to the Air Again with Flight

After immersing himself in the world of motion-capture-based animation with the ImageMovers Digital company on his last three features, Robert Zemeckis can count a full 12 years since his last film with live actors, Castaway.  …

Madagascar 3 DVD Release October 16, 2012
10/14/2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
Madagascar 3 DVD Release October 16, 2012

Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and many more…Madagascar 3 hits the European scene for another great adventure. Bring the animated fun-filled feature into your living room and take the ride of a lifetime. Rent the DVD today!

The Bad Brother in La Bamba, The Lead in Gun Hill Road
10/08/2011 – 12:18 am | No Comment
The Bad Brother in La Bamba, The Lead in Gun Hill Road

“What was a challenge for me was to keep a restrained tone, knowing that at any moment, there is a bomb that could go off,” he explained. “My character can’t go back to jail, but if you don’t have your manhood, what do you have?” — Esai Morales