Archive for November, 2007

Newell Goes from ‘Potter’ to ‘Cholera’ Epic

Newell Goes from ‘Potter’ to ‘Cholera’ Epic

| November 17, 2007

British director Mike Newell has made films as varied as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Donnie Brasco, to Mona Lisa Smile and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. His latest film, Love in the Time of Cholera, further demonstrates his variance as a filmmaker. Based on the bestselling novel, this epic tale of […]

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Ted Danson Has Something to Cheer About… But Not the Strike

Ted Danson Has Something to Cheer About… But Not the Strike

| November 17, 2007

Ted Danson was in an ebullient mood as we chatted by phone from his Beverly Hills hotel room, and with good reason. Danson’s career continues to go from strength to strength, as he is rediscovered both on the small screen in Damages and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and now as a gay man wanting to be […]

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Jeff Bridges Is No Amateur

Jeff Bridges Is No Amateur

| November 17, 2007

Jeff Bridges is selective about what films he takes on these days, so whether he plays an amateur porn producer in the Capra-esque Indie comedy The Amateurs or a bald-headed comic-book character in next summer’s Iron Man, Jeff Bridges remains one of the screen’s most enduring stars. He talked exclusively to Paul Fischer about both […]

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Southland Tales

Southland Tales

| November 17, 2007

Ever since its infamous poorly reviewed premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, writer-director Richard Kelly’s apocalyptic Southland Tales has been one of the most talked about films that nobody has ever seen. Everyone seems to have an opinion about the film, but I’ve always wondered how many of these people have actually seen the […]

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Redacted

Redacted

| November 17, 2007

Redacted, the Golden Lion winner at the Venice Film Festival and a polarizing selection at several other major festivals this fall is the latest film by iconoclastic director Brian De Palma. It revisits territory he once explored in the Vietnam War picture Casualties of War–the psychological horror of war on its participants and the evisceration […]

Dan in Real Life

Dan in Real Life

| November 17, 2007

All I could immediately think watching Dan in Real Life was that I would like to have Dan’s real life. He has a regular column in the newspaper, has a published book, his family seems to have honest non-dysfunctional fun with each other (as compared to the hokey fun you see on family sitcoms and […]

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Takes Risks in ‘Southland Tale’

Sarah Michelle Gellar Takes Risks in ‘Southland Tale’

| November 15, 2007

Sarah Michelle Geller may play an adult film star in the surrealistic tale of would-be nuclear annihilation in the bizarre Southland Tales, but this good Jewish girl doesn’t mind the change of pace. “I mean, we’re actors, so we look for roles that are different than what we have done in the past.” A strange, […]

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Laura Linney Shows Her Savage-ly Comic Side

Laura Linney Shows Her Savage-ly Comic Side

| November 15, 2007

Laura Linney continues to take on roles that show off her diversity, and as she prepares to return to Broadway next season, the actress plays a self-obsessed sibling opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman in the abrasively funny The Savages. The actress talked exclusively to Paul Fischer. Paul Fischer: Did this character in The Savages come easily […]

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Malkovich Takes on CGI Epic

Malkovich Takes on CGI Epic

| November 15, 2007

Producer, director and actor John Malkovich may play a supporting role in the very high-tech Beowulf, but this acclaimed actor is always searching for a variety of challenges, as he explained to Paul Fischer in this exclusive interview. Paul Fischer: Now when you decide to take on something like a Beowulf, what is your thought […]

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Winstone Journeys Into the Heart of Beowulf

Winstone Journeys Into the Heart of Beowulf

| November 15, 2007

At 50, Ray Winstone has discovered the fountain of youth, cinematically speaking. In the CGI, technologically advanced Beowulf, the British actor takes on a role over two decades his junior. On paper, the Nordic Viking warrior has little in common with the much shorter, older actor, so he does concede surprise that director Bob Zemeckis […]

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