‘American Idol’ Singer Kristen O’Connor To Continue Music Dreams

Kristen O'Connor was eliminated last night on American Idol, and although it's understandably a total downer for the singer, she handled her exit with grace and appreciation. During her exit interview, the singer reflected on her American Idol journey. "I gained so much from this whole experience," said O'Connor, who sang an inspired rendition of … Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Singer Kristen O’Connor To Continue Music Dreams

Blu-Ray Review: Ice Soldiers Is A Satisfying Snow Bound Thriller

Ice Soldiers (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 95 minutes, Rated R) features Prison Break'sDominic Purcell as Dr. Andrew Malraux, a guy whose search for three Russian super soldiers goes beyond scientific interests. Over fifty years ago, these trio of fighters massacred a group of scientists in the Canadian arctic, and their killing spree will continue unless … Continue reading Blu-Ray Review: Ice Soldiers Is A Satisfying Snow Bound Thriller

‘About a Boy’ Moves To Tuesday Nights With A Dude Bonding Pool Party

After having its premiere over the weekend after Olympics coverage, About a Boy moves to its regular time slot tonight, and having TheVoiceas its lead-in isn't such a bad thing. The first episode, directed by Jon Favreau, showed that lead actors David Walton (as rich, womanizing bachelor Will) and Benjamin Stockham (as the precocious man-boy … Continue reading ‘About a Boy’ Moves To Tuesday Nights With A Dude Bonding Pool Party

‘Black Out’ Director Arne Toonen Sees “Red” With Visual Filmmaking

On the surface, Black Out seems like a riff off director Guy Ritchie's earlier crime films, where flashy camera work, pinpoint editing, and witty dialogue ruled the day. Black Out contains such ingredients, but considering this Holland project was made, in director Arne Toonen's words, on a"shoestring budget," the finished product is a pretty impressive accomplishment. … Continue reading ‘Black Out’ Director Arne Toonen Sees “Red” With Visual Filmmaking

Julianne Moore On Diverse Acting Career: “I Like To Mix It Up”

It's hard to find an actor in Hollywood who's had a more diverse career than Julianne Moore. If you're a cinephile who digs indie films, you probably love her work with director Todd Haynes (Safe, Far From Heaven). Lately my tastes have veered towards genre driven projects, especially if they're thrillers (which is why I enjoyed Julianne Moore's … Continue reading Julianne Moore On Diverse Acting Career: “I Like To Mix It Up”

Scott Mescudi Feeds “Need For Speed” Fix With New Song & Rivals Add-On

Need for Speed hits theaters March 14, and although it may initially be viewed as yet another movie trying to capitalize off a successful video game franchise, there's a couple of huge reasons why I'll plunk down what little money I have to catch this flick. For one, it's directed by stunt vet and Act of … Continue reading Scott Mescudi Feeds “Need For Speed” Fix With New Song & Rivals Add-On

Kathryn Hahn Reflects On “Creatively Thrilling” Acting Period

It's a cliche, but Kathryn Hahn is that perpetual scene stealer, an actress who breathes life into everything she inhabits. Whether it's We're the Millers, the unfortunately short-lived TV series Free Agents, Step Brothers, or last year's indie drama Afternoon Delight, Hahn is just a pleasure to watch, mixing an innate likability, hilarity, and a subtle touch of … Continue reading Kathryn Hahn Reflects On “Creatively Thrilling” Acting Period

Comedian Kevin Hart Thinks Like A Man With A Plan (Audio)

With the success of About Last Night, as well as the June release of Think Like A Man Too and the sequel announcement for Ride Along, Kevin Hart is at an all-time high career wise. Some actors who reach that level may want to take a year or two off, sit on their accrued wealth and … Continue reading Comedian Kevin Hart Thinks Like A Man With A Plan (Audio)

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Gets Us Hooked On A Feeling

Like such super groups as The Defenders and the Squadron Supreme, the Guardians of the Galaxy has always taken a backseat to Marvel Universe's super teams of The Avengers and the (uncanny) X-Men. Credit Marvel for hiring filmmaker James Gunn, who proved he can expertly blend tragedy, vigilantism, and kinetic action with his low budget … Continue reading ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Gets Us Hooked On A Feeling

‘Top Chef Estrellas’ Premieres Sunday With A Sous Style Twist (Video)

Top Chef Estrellas is putting a different spin to the Top Chef franchise when it premieres February 16 on Telemundo. Instead of the contestants coming from a culinary background, the participants will feature Latin stars (hence the word "estrellas") such as pop star Christian Chavez, Argentine actor David Chocarro and Mexican actress Erika De La Rosa cooking up dishes … Continue reading ‘Top Chef Estrellas’ Premieres Sunday With A Sous Style Twist (Video)