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Walking Down Revolutionary Road with Michael Shannon

Winter in Los Angeles usually comes with at least three things: holiday cheer, complaints of 55 degree weather and over-hyped films. Revolutionary Road may not tickle your holiday funny bone or particularly make you feel warmer this winter. However, it is one film that not only lives up to its hype, this must-see novel-turned-film beautifully reminds us why movies were ever made and why we pay 12 dollars to see them. Director Sam…

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Tom Kalin Interview: Savage Grace

“I was eating a tomato at teatime the other day and it occurred to me that mummy is not dead at all…just very, very mysterious.” –Tony Baekland. Based on the book by Natalie Robins, Savage Grace is a deeply disturbing, psychologically-charged film about Barbara Baekland (played by Julianne Moore), and her only son, Tony (played by Eddie Redmayne). Beginning with a mother’s birth to her beloved child and following their years together,…

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Michael Rapaport: Just Your Average Superhero

Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Can you hear it? It’s that time of year again. And a lot of that Oscar Buzz is (or should be) for Special, the quirky, brilliant lovechild of writers/directors Hal Haberman and Jeremy Passmore, and their heroic nut, Les (played by Michael Rapaport.) Special is about a guy who really, well, isn’t. Les decides to jazz up his Meter Maid existence by joining a medical study that’s testing a new anti-depressant…

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Jeffrey Blitz Interview: Rocket Science

“Absolutely delightful” is an understatement when describing Rocket Science, a story centering on Hal (played by Reece Thompson), a highschooler with no game and a stuttering problem, who gets the shock of a lifetime when a fellow popular classmate, Ginny, (played by Anna Kendrick), recruits him onto the high school debate team. A stutterer on the debate team? That’s right! And for the first time in Hal’s life, he finally belongs to…

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The Creation of Changeling

Introduction: Starring Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Amy Ryan, Jeffrey Donovan, Jason Butler Harner, Michael Kelly, Geoff Pierson, Colm Feore, and Denis O’Hare and directed by Clint Eastwood, Changeling is a true story written by J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5). Having worked as a journalist for many years, Straczynski first became interested in Christine Collins, a single mom in the 1920s who was wrongfully incarcerated in a mental institution by the LAPD….

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Dakota Fanning Brings Coraline to Life

Dakota Fanning When Dakota Fanning walks into a room, your first impression is that she is just your average, fourteen-year-old girl, not an A-list movie star with a couple dozen credits on her resume. Her blue outfit and matching sky blue necklace are exactly what you’d expect a young teen to wear. For a moment, you’re almost fooled by her childish laugh and energetic smile. Her outfit might not look different…

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A Moment With Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is recognized as one of Hollywood’s greatest actors. Receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003 for his outstanding accomplishments in the arts, Hopkins is also a double Emmy, triple BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner. His lengthy list of films include The Mask of Zorro, Hearts In Atlantis, Fracture, Nixon, All the King’s Men, Beowulf, The Human Stain and of course,…

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Scorned But Not Jaded, Vinessa Shaw Always Gets Her Man

The phone rings. It’s your agent with good news – you’re going to be starring in the latest James Gray flick alongside some pretty heavy hitters. Oh, you know, just Joaquin Phoenix and Gwyneth Paltrow. No biggie. Did we mention that your character is the rock, the glue that holds the entire film together, the only corner of the love triangle with her head on straight? Did we also mention that you’re…

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The Education of Fred Durst & Jason Ritter

With my family residing in Jacksonville, Florida, I have heard about Fred Durst for many years now. Ever since he formed the band Limp Bizkit in 1994, Durst has made his hometown incredibly proud. Jacksonville is the polar opposite of Los Angeles or NYC. “Traffic” entails 5 cars on the road. Restaurants are never full and 9-5 jobs are the norm. Weekends consist of sipping on beers at the beach, surfing, and fishing….

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Inside The Office: From The Editors’ Point of View

In a nondescript warehouse section of Van Nuys, far north of the chaos of Ventura Boulevard, the stages and offices for one of TV’s funniest shows sit scattered on a small lot which ironically doesn’t seem to garner a great deal of attention considering its otherwise lite industrial surroundings. Security seems lax at best, and the vibe is quite casual. Yet just inside the doors of the main stages, one is immediately transported to…

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