Behind The Lens #30 – The Prophet, Twinsters, Listen To Me Marlon

Over six months into Behind The Lens, and I'm still enjoying every minute with collaborating and learning from colleague (and friend) debbie lynn elias. This week, Samantha Futerman and Ryan Miyamoto called in to talk about their new documentary Twinsters and debbie also had exclusive excerpts from her interviews with director Alex Winter (Smosh: The Movie) and Stevan Riley, the filmmaker behind the new Marlon … Continue reading Behind The Lens #30 – The Prophet, Twinsters, Listen To Me Marlon

Blu-Ray Pick: ‘Woman In Gold’ Features Helen Mirren In Fine Form

  Now out on Blu-ray and DVD, Woman In Gold is the true story of Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), who along with lawyer Randy Schoenberg (Ryan Reynolds) attempts to retrieve her family's prized possessions which were taken by the Nazis. Among these treasured items is Gustav Klimt's painting Portrait of Adele Block-Bauer I.  Powered by solid performances from Ryan Reynolds and Helen Mirren (the film also stars Katie … Continue reading Blu-Ray Pick: ‘Woman In Gold’ Features Helen Mirren In Fine Form

Chef Lorena Garcia Enters ‘Food Fighters’ Ring Tonight!

Along with being a restaurant owner, Chef Lorena Garcia has also been a fixture in the television arena (including Top Chef Masters), and tonight she squares off against an amateur cook on NBC's Food Fighters (8 pm et/pt). Whether it's overseeing the success of her restaurants or even penning cookbooks (Lorena Garcia's New Latin Classics), Garcia is often juggling a full plate … Continue reading Chef Lorena Garcia Enters ‘Food Fighters’ Ring Tonight!

Salma Hayek’s ‘The Prophet’ Uplifted By Lebanon Trip

Opening in New York and Los Angeles August 7 (with more cities in the coming weeks), Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is an animated feature based on Gibran's seminal work. Produced by Salma Hayek, the feature is blessed with diverse and resonant animated sequences from filmmakers Bill Plympton (Guide Dog), Joan Gratz (Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase), Nina Paley (Sita Sings the Blues), and Tomm Moore … Continue reading Salma Hayek’s ‘The Prophet’ Uplifted By Lebanon Trip

Future Flicks: Alexander Skårsgard Wages ‘War On Everyone’

Alexander Skårsgard stars in The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a 1970s set coming of age narrative that's propelled by a star making performance from Bel Powley (as the "teenage girl"). To check out the actor's experience about working on the film, please go to my post on Find Your Seen. During the interviews for The Diary of … Continue reading Future Flicks: Alexander Skårsgard Wages ‘War On Everyone’

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Hits Blu-ray and DVD in September

Directed by Elizabeth Banks, Pitch Perfect 2 has taken over $280 million worldwide, so expect a huge reception when it comes out September 22 on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand via Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Banks, Katy Sagal (Sons of Anarchy) are the newcomers to this sequel, which features returnees Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Alexis Knapp, Hana … Continue reading ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Hits Blu-ray and DVD in September

Trailer: Steve Jobs Is “The Man In The Machine”

Although the biopic Steve Jobs, directed by Danny Boyle and starring Michael Fassbender, is getting all the press, a documentary on the late Apple co-founder is just around the corner. Penned and directed by Alex Gibney, Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine centers on the life of the iconoclastic genius whose visionary outlook left an indelible mark on … Continue reading Trailer: Steve Jobs Is “The Man In The Machine”

Ed Sheeran Lands NBC Special With Wembley Performance

Ed Sheeran gets his own special, as Ed Sheeran - Live at Wembley Stadium airs Sunday, April 16 (8 pm et/pt) on NBC. The program, which includes a duet with Sir Elton John, also features Sheeran performing his Grammy nominated track "The A Team" and the hit single "Thinking Out Loud." The special also includes previously unseen footage of the moments … Continue reading Ed Sheeran Lands NBC Special With Wembley Performance

Patrick Wilson Unleashes ‘Zipper’ In Tense Political Thriller

  Whether it's Insidious or Little Children, Patrick Wilson definitely has the acting and singing (Phantom of the Opera) chops. Zipper features him as Sam Ellis, a charismatic politician who's on the rise. But as the moniker suggests, keeping one's desires snuggled in a pair of slacks is Ellis' weakness. Co-starring Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho, and Richard … Continue reading Patrick Wilson Unleashes ‘Zipper’ In Tense Political Thriller

‘Scream Queen’ Star Lea Michele: “I Love Scary Movies”

Lea Michele's successful collaboration with Glee producer continues with Scream Queens, but instead of belting out songs like there's no tomorrow, she's raising her voice out of fear! Starring Emma Roberts, Ariana Grande, and "scream queen" legend Jamie Lee Curtis, the series centers on a sorority that's being threatened by a killer who's on the loose. “I think when you see it, though, … Continue reading ‘Scream Queen’ Star Lea Michele: “I Love Scary Movies”