Based on Michael Soussan's memoir, Backstabbing for Beginners tries to mix a heavy dose of truth and sprinkle it with thriller elements. For the most part it succeeds thanks to another standout performance from Ben Kingsley. The disclaimer behind Backstabbing for Beginners is that it is inspired by Michael Soussan's experience as a U.N. official … Continue reading ‘Backstabbing For Beginners’ Review: Et Tu Ben Kingsley?
Getting a job in show business is an arduous task, and actually staying involved in the industry takes a ton of hard work and dedication. Tony Goldwyn's breakout performance in Ghost may have been an initial boon to his career, but after playing villain after villain would have made for a one-dimensional resume. Although most … Continue reading ‘Divergent’ Actor Tony Goldwyn Strives for Diverse Career
Even though Veronica Roth has achieved success as a writer at an early stage, she understands that having a controlling hold over one's work, especially with a novel as prodigious as Divergent, is really not in the cards. So instead of getting neurotic and overly possessive of one's material, why not shepherd the process through … Continue reading ‘Divergent’ Author Veronica Roth on the Importance of Sixteen
Theo James, along with the rest of the Divergent crew, has been doing their share of press these days, and the British actor received his share of YouTube notoriety (and we mean that in a good way) earlier this week by swallowing a raw egg on the Late Show with David Letterman. Since Sylvester Stallone and … Continue reading Theo James Channels Paul Newman Swagger With ‘Divergent’