Director Daniel Adams‘ satire An L.A. Minute centers on Ted Gould (Gabriel Byrne), a bestselling novelist who, despite living in the lap of luxury, is frustrated by his life’s work and is in need of a spark. A chance encounter with a performance artist named Velocity (Kiersey Clemons) may inject some long forgotten humanity in the now jaded millionaire, but this is Los Angeles, and things can absolutely turn on a dime. During our discussion with Adams, he talked to us about the evolution of his narrative and why, even though it was written over 20 years ago, it’s a very timely (and in my opinion, refreshingly uncompromising) tale.
Had the chance to catch Down A Dark Hall last week, and one of the film’s strongest aspects lies in the performance of Victoria Moroles. Audio of Moroles discussing what makes the thriller and her seemingly unlikable character unique is below!
Austin Pendleton’s fulfilling acting journey includes memorable work in both film and television, and even if the name doesn’t ring a bell you’ve undoubtedly seen one of his movies. His latest is Sunset, an ambitious indie drama about a nuclear strike which may obliterate the United States East Coast. During the phone interview, Pendleton had a ton to talk about, including his work on Catch-22, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, and the resonant short Calumet (which can be seen on Amazon Prime). Check out our exclusive Q&A with Pendleton below!
Sophie Skelton, who many know from her work in the critically acclaimed series Outlander, co-stars with Nicolas Cage in the bank heist film 211 (she plays his daughter and Cage stars as the soon to be retired cop). Below is the audio and transcript of my interview with Skelton, as she talked about both projects, her acting background, and love for Audrey Hepburn films!
Jodie Foster headlines Hotel Artemis, her first feature starring role since 2013’s Elysium. Along with that tidbit, here’s a more interesting fact – in her 52 plus years of acting, she’s only worked with one female director in cinema. Click on the Foster audio below for more details (as well as her thoughts on the dominance of the “male gaze” in filmmaking):
Liam Neeson has worked in over 70 films, and four of those pictures have been with director Jaume Collet-Serra. The pair previously had hits with Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night and now they are riding that streak via the train driven narrative The Commuter.
There are so many things to love about Call Me By Your Name, but at its root the film holds a universal truth and depth of feeling that is has been or will be shared by most people. During the press conference for the film, Armie Hammer discussed why the movie has left a deep impression on moviegoers.
Salma Hayek can currently be seen with Eugenio Derbez in the Ken Marino directed comedy “How To Be A Latin Lover.” The movie, which debuted at #2 at the box office, displayed an easygoing chemistry between Hayek and Eugenio Derbez (they play siblings in the film). During the HTBAL interviews I asked the actress, who’ll next be seen in the highly anticipated “Beatriz at Dinner,” about the key ingredient behind a successful collaboration.
Country Crush is a musical that’s available starting March 14 (it’s a Walmart exclusive) and I’ll be posting a review this week on Hollywood Outbreak. I really enjoyed the performances and music featured in the project (if you love old-fashioned entertainment that’s filled with good songs, this may be your cup of tea).
Actress/singer Sophie Tweed-Simmons, who plays a sassy and uninhibited woman named Ainsley in the feature, talked about Country Crush and her own promising music career. Check out our interview after the jump!