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INTERVIEW: Josh Hutcherson on Escobar, Acting & Benicio Del Toro

There’s more to Josh Hutcherson than The Hunger Games. Not that he minds being associated with the exceptionally popular franchise, but he’s equally passionate about bringing to life stories that are perhaps a little less special effects driven. Stories like Escobar: … Continue reading

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Robert X Modica

July 30th 1931-March 14th 2015 (83) I don’t know what to say. I mean, what can you say when someone so spectacularly special departs? All I can do is recall his story, told through my own (rambling) recollections… Robert Xavier … Continue reading

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What does ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ want? More.

“My name is Jordan Belfort. The year I turned 26 I made $49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was 3 shy of a million a week.” More. More money. More drugs. More sex. More power. More … Continue reading

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‘The Bling Ring’ & the Age of ME

We live in a society that is obsessed with celebrity. That statement cannot come as a shock. Whether it’s the usual suspects, which consist of movie stars with megawatt smiles, or athletes with the Herculean abilities, or larger-than-life, carefully crafted … Continue reading

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The Cannes Report: ‘Blue is the Warmest Color’ nabs Palme d’Or

It has been a dizzying 12-days of premieres, red carpets, soirees, yachts, paparazzi, and cinematic treats at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which opened with a gala screening of The Great Gatsby. Although rain made a special guest appearance at the … Continue reading

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Transmedia – A Richer Canvas for Telling Stories

Let’s talk about Transmedia, for a moment. Long gone are the days of static content. Consumers are looking for more and transmedia storytelling offers an increasingly popular approach for creating property-based universes. Transmedia content itself is also evolving. It’s becoming … Continue reading

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David Ayer & Michael Peña on END OF WATCH

Filmmaker David Ayer (“Training Day”) does something a little different with ‘End of Watch.’ Instead of focusing on corrupt cops, for a change, he focuses on the ones that put their lives on the line every day in order to … Continue reading

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Vancouver’s strong f/x on biz (VARIETY)

Are you losing sleep wondering what is going on with the Vancouver film industry? How about its arch-nemesis, Toronto? Check out my latest story about the state of production in Variety, either in print or online at: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118046567

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Willem Dafoe on ‘The Hunter’

During this year’s TIFF, I got a chance to interview Willem Defoe about his new movie, ‘The Hunter.”  Admittedly, in all the flurry of the festival, I nearly missed the interview. But I’m glad I eventually made it because this … Continue reading

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My final 2011 Oscar predictions…

Moment of truth. The Oscars are tomorrow night. Earlier I posted my predictions, but I have since changed my mind on a few. I have also decided to at the very least view clips from the less accessible categories. Namely, … Continue reading

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Read 2011 Oscar Nominated Scripts

It’s Oscar time tomorrow night, which gives you an evening and a full day to catch up on some reading. After all, even with the most wonderful visual effects and soundtrack, it is the script that makes or breaks a … Continue reading

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Talking Oscars!

I spoke to co-hosts Serene Mastrianni and Joanna Roche about the Oscars and movies on their popular show Radio2Women which broadcasts weekly on WBCR-LP 97.7 FM. You can listen at: http://www.radio2women.com/2011/02/01/movies-movies-oscars-and-more-movies/

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