‘The Voice’ Q&A: Bria Kelly Is Always “At Home On Stage”

Bria Kelly's take no prisoners approach to her music served her well with a barn burning rendition of the James Taylor tune "Steamroller Blues." Last week, she and Tess Boyer formed a strong union with their take on the Janis Joplin classic "Piece of My Heart." Usher chose Kelly to remain on his team, while Boyer … Continue reading ‘The Voice’ Q&A: Bria Kelly Is Always “At Home On Stage”

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Debuts New TV Spot

Sunday evening's season finale of The Walking Dead featured the TV spot debut of X-Men: Days of Future Past. It's great to see Bryan Singer back in the X-Men universe, since he hasn't worked with Marvel's favorite mutants since 2003's X2. Over the past decade, Singer has directed three features (Superman Returns, Valkyrie, Jack the … Continue reading ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Debuts New TV Spot

‘Draft Day’ Star Jennifer Garner Is Hooked On Baseball’s “Soap Opera”

  Starring Kevin Costner, Draft Day is a sports comedy that centers on the NFL Draft, aka one of the most important days of the season. If a team doesn't do well at building their roster through the draft, their squad is pretty much locked in for a miserable season.  Costner plays Sonny Weaver Jr., … Continue reading ‘Draft Day’ Star Jennifer Garner Is Hooked On Baseball’s “Soap Opera”

‘The Voice’ Q&A: Deja Hall, With Feet Planted, Shows Her True Colors

Deja Hall is part of Team Shakira on The Voice, and along with a smooth, emotive voice, Hall is also blessed with a wonderful sense of graciousness and subtlety. If you've been following her journey on the show, you probably know that her talent is matched by her intense love for her family. During our Q&A, Hall talked about … Continue reading ‘The Voice’ Q&A: Deja Hall, With Feet Planted, Shows Her True Colors

Actress Stevie Lynn Jones Relishes ‘Crisis’ Life in Chicago

Up and coming actress Stevie Lynn Jones landed her biggest role to date on the NBC series Crisis. As Beth Ann Gibson, Jones is the daughter of a highly complex (and cerebral) guy (Dermot Mulroney) who is bent on bringing down various power players in the Washington D.C. area. Beth Ann Gibson is one of … Continue reading Actress Stevie Lynn Jones Relishes ‘Crisis’ Life in Chicago

‘Rob The Mob’ Director & Composer Team For Close Knit Collaboration

The intimate atmosphere of Rob the Mob, which is another first rate comedy/drama from filmmaker Raymond De Felitta's (Two Family House, City Island), is conveyed through a selection of creative avenues. Whether it's the firecracker banter between Tommy and Rosemarie Uva (Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda or the world weariness of the story's crime boss (Andy … Continue reading ‘Rob The Mob’ Director & Composer Team For Close Knit Collaboration

‘American Idol’ Singer Majesty Rose On Artistic Growth & Modeling Plans

Majesty Rose was eliminated this week on AmericanIdol, but considering how far she's come in the competition (she's also part of Idol's summer tour), the singer should be celebrating all of her accomplishments. For Rose, a big part of her experience on the show centered on her own artistic evolution. “Well, I’ve grown as an … Continue reading ‘American Idol’ Singer Majesty Rose On Artistic Growth & Modeling Plans

DVD Review: ‘Home’ Is A New York Tale Anchored By Inspired Ensemble

Released on DVD this week, Home centers on Jack Hall (The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe), an individual who's determined to move out of a group home and find an apartment of his own. Jack is suffering from a mental illness which holds dominion over his life, resulting in a fractured relationship with his son (Judah Bellamy) … Continue reading DVD Review: ‘Home’ Is A New York Tale Anchored By Inspired Ensemble

Richard Linklater’s Epic ‘Boyhood’ Readies for July 11 Release

Richard Linklater's (Before Midnight, Bernie) ambitious feature Boyhood is hitting U.S. theaters on July 11. The project, which Linklater shot from 2002 to 2013, covers 12 years of a family's life, with much of the narrative seen through the eyes of a wide-eyed boy named Mason (Ellar Contrane). The project, which stars frequent Linklater collaborator Ethan Hawke, Lorelei … Continue reading Richard Linklater’s Epic ‘Boyhood’ Readies for July 11 Release

‘The Raid 2’ Interview: Director Gareth Evans Elaborates on Visual Style

The beauty of Gareth Evans' The Raid and The Raid 2 lies in the operatic quality of his action sequences. Their main strengths lie in the pure, visceral thrill of it all, but thankfully these moments are intricately planned and designed by Mr. Evans and his cinematographers (Matt Flannery and Dimas Iman Subhono are the DPs) This … Continue reading ‘The Raid 2’ Interview: Director Gareth Evans Elaborates on Visual Style