Jess Weixler and Director Jay Gammill Talk FREE SAMPLES, Making an Unpleasant Character Likeable, and Changes from the Script

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Free Samples is a quirky indie dramedy about Jillian (in a truly terrific performance by Jess Weixler), a law school drop-out who fills in as server at her friend’s ice cream truck.  While spending the day giving out free samples to eccentric and oddball locals, she also finds herself re-evaluating[......]

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[This is a re-post of my review from SXSW 2013.  The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens today in wide release.]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone may celebrate the childlike wonder and unadulterated joy of magic. It may profess the power of awe and possibility. But its true motives are simple and pure[......]

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Hugh Jackman Talks Finally Putting “the Real Wolverine” on Screen, the Comics Influence, and More on the Set of THE WOLVERINE


Many people have wondered where and when The Wolverine takes place in the X-Men movie timeline, and how much influence the Chris Claremont/Frank Miller Wolverine comic book series had on the story.  During an on-set interview in Sydney last year, I participated in a group interview with Hugh Jackma[......]

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.  Spring Breakers opens today in limited release.]

Harmony Korine‘s Spring Breakers is a wild, aggressive, mildly disturbing, darkly comic, and surprisingly thoughtful film about hedonism so thick you’ll a[......]

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Hans Zimmer Confirms He’s Scoring Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

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Strange as it is, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is finally going to be released in less than two weeks, after what feels like decades of waiting. While Snyder’s take on Superman has some people in doubt, Hans Zimmer’s inspirational scoring is bound to leave audiences moved regardless of how the[......]

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Geoff Johns Talks GREEN LANTERN, Bringing Back Hal Jordan, Finishing Issue 20, Reactions from DC and Creating the First Arab-American Green Lantern


Collider was recently invited to attend a special event, held at the Avalon Bardot Theater in Hollywood, celebrating the creativity of Geoff Johns and benefitting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, which is dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its com[......]

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Andrea Osvart Talks AFTERSHOCK, Working with Eli Roth, Shooting in Chile, Working with Practical Effects, and More

Opening this week Aftershock, a fictionalized disaster film loosely based on the 2010 Chilean earthquake, staring Eli Roth as as Gringo, an American divorcée touring through Chile with his friends Ariel (Ariel Levy) and Pollo (Nicolas Martinez).  After meeting a trio of beautiful women (Andrea Osva[......]

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Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan To Play The Lead Female Villain In Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Earlier this month we learned of a rumor that said that former Doctor Who star David Tennant had signed on for a role in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. We have yet to hear any confirmation about the story, and we still don’t know if Tennant is actually in any way connected to the Marv[......]

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‘The Family’ Trailer: Luc Besson and the Mobsters Who Couldn’t Change


Luc Besson‘s The Family (once called Malativa) seems like a fun amalgamation of well-known film ideas, as Robert de Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer play the two heads of a former mob family that has gone into witness protection in France. Despite the helpful guidance of Tommy Lee Jones, things don[......]

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Chris O’Dowd & Aziz Ansari Talk EPIC, Improvising, THOR: THE DARK WORLD, Ansari’s Scripts, ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT and Michele Bachmann


For the record, Chris O’Dowd and Aziz Ansari, I was totally onto you.  Appropriately, the comedy duo serves as Epic’s comedic relief, Grub (O’Dowd) the snail and Mub (Ansari) the slug. When Grub isn’t dreaming of joining the ranks of the Leaf Men and Mub isn’t hitting on Mary Katherine (voice by Am[......]

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