Author Archive: Paul Fischer

Paul Fischer

I've been an entertainment writer going on for three decades. Born in Australia, I began writing for Australian papers and was the first Australian journalist ever to interview both Woody Allen and Mel Gibson. I moved to Los Angeles at the end of 1999, and apart from my teaching career, have written for Film Monthly and Dark Horizons.

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TUCCI TAKES ON TOUGH CHARACTER IN ‘BONES’

TUCCI TAKES ON TOUGH CHARACTER IN ‘BONES’

| January 10, 2010

Golden Globe nominee Stanley Tucci has immersed himself in characters that are deliciously comedic and intensely dramatic, but his latest character is possibly his toughest character to date, as serial killer Mr. Harvey in the critically divided screen adaptation of The Lovely Bones, directed by Peter Jackson. An emotionally powerful tale on loss, Tucci’s performance […]

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IT’S STILL A WONDERFUL WORLD FOR BRODERICK

IT’S STILL A WONDERFUL WORLD FOR BRODERICK

| January 10, 2010

One of the most enduring stars of stage and screen, Matthew Broderick has been a part of American film culture for over two decades, alternating between movie roles and the stage. His latest film is Wonderful World, which is receiving steady critical acclaim as he stars as Ben Singer, a failed children’s folk singer, a […]

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HAWKE SINKS TEETH INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROLE

HAWKE SINKS TEETH INTO A DIFFERENT KIND OF ROLE

| January 10, 2010

While Ethan Hawke may be best known as one of Hollywood’s most serious actor, showing off his fun side was one of the reasons for opting to star as a tortured vampire in the Spierig Brothers’ Daybreakers, shot in Australia and co-starring Australia’s Claudia Karvan and Sam Neill in this futuristic thriller. The film is […]

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THE BOOK OF MILA

THE BOOK OF MILA

| December 30, 2009

One of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood, Mila Kunis established herself as the voice of Meg in Family Guy and in the sitcom That 70s Show, but has since proved to be a diverse actress in some very dramatic roles. Born Milena Markovna Kunis on Aug. 14, 1983 in Kiev, Ukraine, this […]

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LILY COLE BALANCES STARDOM WITH ACADEMIA

LILY COLE BALANCES STARDOM WITH ACADEMIA

| December 22, 2009

Beautiful model-turned-actress Lily Cole has reached superstar proportions in Europe, and is likely to become as well known as an actress in the US following her portrayal of Dr Parnassus’ daughter in the acclaimed Terry Gilliam film. Also studying at CambridgeUniversity, the actress talked to PAUL FISCHER in this exclusive interview. QUESTION: What was the […]

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RITCHIE OFFERS AUDACIOUS TAKE ON CLASSIC DETECTIVE

RITCHIE OFFERS AUDACIOUS TAKE ON CLASSIC DETECTIVE

| December 21, 2009

Maverick and original British director Guy Ritchie has made films that’ve always defined him as a director who works outside the box. So it was something of a surprise when he agreed to take on Sherlock Holmes, an iconic cinematic character for over five decades. Ambitious and tonally distinct from many of the director’s previous […]

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PLUMMER SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

PLUMMER SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

| December 21, 2009

Four decades since Christopher Plummer became an international movie star with his iconic star turn in Robert Wise’s Oscar winning classic The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer continues to dazzle audiences on stage and screen with a variety of fascinating and eclectic characters, including both Tolstoy and Dr Parnassus. Arguably the greatest survivor of the […]

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ROCKWELL REMAINS A QUIET ACHIEVER

ROCKWELL REMAINS A QUIET ACHIEVER

| December 18, 2009

Sam Rockwell may be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood but he is also its quietest achiever. Unassuming and genuinely modest, even with all the possible Oscar talk over his performance in the recent indie hit Moon, Rockwell remains focused on his acting. He currently appears opposite Robert DeNiro in the comedy/drama Everything’s Fine, […]

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THE LUCK OF THE IRISH – SHERIDAN TAKES ON VERY AMERICAN TALE

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH – SHERIDAN TAKES ON VERY AMERICAN TALE

| December 18, 2009

Irish director Jim Sheridan has crafted some of the most powerful films of the last two decades, som e exploring facets of his own Irish heritage, others that continue to define him as a broad filmmaker who can also tap into the American consciousness. His latest film, Brothers, is already garnering some early Oscar buzz […]

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DANNY MCBRIDE’S CAREER HARDLY UP IN THE AIR.

DANNY MCBRIDE’S CAREER HARDLY UP IN THE AIR.

| December 18, 2009

One of the new voices of movie comedy these days, Danny McBride proves himself to be both an innovative comic actor and a dramatic actor as he proves with his subtle performance in the critically acclaimed Up in the Air. A busy man on the big and small screen, McBride talked to PAUL FISCHER in […]

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