Category: Interviews

Exclusive Interview with Scott Adkins from ‘The Expendables 2’

I discovered the work of Scott Adkins when the critic Vern (www.outlawvern.com) recommended The Tournament, Undisputed III and Ninja. I was captivated by Adkins’ new take on acrobatic martial arts, so you can imagine how excited I was to hear he was cast in The Expendables 2 and met him in person at the film’s…



Frank Grillo of The Purge: Anarchy

Meeting actor Frank Grillo in an air-conditioned RV on a warm L.A. Sunday, the actor’s calm and collected in a simple tee-and-jeans combo, wiry and yet warm. Stepping in to talk to Grillo  — the star of The Purge: Anarchy, after a long string of excellent supporting roles — right after the final World Cup score, it’s…



Rachel Weisz Discusses ‘The Bourne Legacy’

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz (The Constant Gardener) shows off her action skills as a scientist forced into running for her life in The Bourne Legacy, the fourth film of the franchise and the first without Matt Damon in a starring role. In this Bourne, it’s not a ‘Bourne’ at all whose adventures we follow. Instead,…



Jill Scott Ascends in Get On Up

Actress, singer and Grammy-winner Jill Scott knows what it’s like to tour and perform with a large band — but nothing prepared her for the world of James Brown’s public performances, as seen in Get On Up. The story of James Brown — as played by Chadwick Boseman — Get On Up features Scott as…



Exclusive Interview with The Hunger Games’ Prim – Willow Shields

The Hunger Games arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on August 18, 2012, packed with 3+ hours of extra goodies. And in support of the film’s release on video, we had the opportunity to speak with Willow Shields (‘Primrose Everdeen’) about the first film of the blockbuster franchise and what fans of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy…



Roger Donaldson of The November Man

After decades of movie-making, Roger Donaldson isn’t slowing down — and his new thriller, The November Man, is testament to both his skill and his strength. We spoke with Donaldson by phone from L.A. about making sure violence means something, working with the already very wealthy Brosnan and the pleasures of crashing real cars.  Schistodb: I…



Exclusive Interview with Mae Whitman from ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

I’ve been a fan of Mae Whitman’s since her heartbreaking performance as Sandra Bullock’s daughter in 1998’s Hope Floats. Whitman’s grown into a beautiful young woman and a very talented actress in front of our eyes, and her latest film project – The Perks of Being a Wallflower – is one of her finest performances…



John Ridley, Director & Writer, Jimi: All is By My Side

A novelist, screenwriter and journalist best known for his Oscar-winning screenplay adaptation of 12 Years a Slave, John Ridley steps behind the camera for Jimi: All is By My Side, a film starring Andre Benjamin as the late rock legend. Shunning the usual life-on-fast-forward clichés of most bio-pics about musicians, Ridley instead chose to focus…



Exclusive Interview with Logan Lerman on ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’

The Perks of Being a Wallflower was one of 2012’s most underrated/under-appreciated indie gems. Based on the bestselling book by Stephen Chbosky, who also adapted and directed the feature film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower broke the rule and actually managed to create a film that’s better than the source material. Chbosky, who made…



Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass of The One I Love

Best known for their small-screen work — with Mark Duplass a fixture on FXX’s The League and Elizabeth Moss  just about to draw the curtain on her work as Peggy Olson on Mad Men —  the two actors also appear in the just-released The One I Love, a film that, without too much explanation, takes what…