Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 24 October 2014 18:39
Fruitvale Station opened the week of the George Zimmerman verdict. Art is a medium to express what’s going on in society.
Written by Pete Timmermann Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:32
Movies are starting to look more like video games…and the cut scenes in video games look like the action scenes in movies.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:03
“A lot of animators, especially CG animators, I find are a little bit more introverted. Stop-mo, we’re a slightly different breed, you know?”
Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 13 September 2013 06:22
I come out, jump and dance around, and then I start bringing out the characters. Jackie Rogers Jr. shows up, Ed Grimley, all those guys.
Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 31 July 2013 21:13
The Evil Dead star comes to town with “The Ladies of the Evil Dead” for the Con-Tamination Defcon 4 convention, August 2-4 at the Holiday Inn, South County Center.
Written by Byron Kerman Friday, 22 March 2013 07:17
The Happy Days and Arrested Development star comes to town for the Wizard World St. Louis convention, March 22-24 at America's Center.
Written by Matthew Newlin Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:14
“I’m a big fan of watching movies in the theater, where they’re meant to be seen.”
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 24 October 2012 10:39
An interview with Booker Wright becomes a window into the life not only of one man, but of a whole culture that, one hopes, lies mostly in America’s past.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:19
It’s pronounced BUR-BIG-LEE-UH.
Written by Pete Timmermann Sunday, 15 July 2012 17:45
The Room is not just a movie, it’s an event.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 14 March 2012 21:17
When introducing writer/director Jay Duplass it’s hard to not start with something along the lines of, “Are you ready to get jealous?”
Written by Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer Thursday, 07 July 2011 20:09
Charlie Day can’t say no to a good scheme.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 29 June 2011 16:23
Robinson has a distinguished career in horror art (he was a runner-up for the Rondo Hatton Award for artist of the year in 2009), but I was surprised to learn that he became a full-time artist only fairly recently and not entirely by design.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 06 June 2011 20:36
“The Bloodfest Club” is the directorial debut of Oscar Madrid and stars (sometimes PLAYBACK:stl contributor) Jim Ousley as addled-but-good-hearted janitor Sonny Kane.
Written by Pete Timmermann Sunday, 15 May 2011 19:44
Of the eight films of the Poe/Price cycle Vincentennial is screening five, and Corman is speaking after two of them: The Tomb of Ligeia and The Masque of the Red Death.
Written by Andrea Braun Saturday, 14 May 2011 18:11
He translated Albert’s lines back into German to better understand how the German prince thought, and trained himself to think in the language as well. Then he played the part in English with a German accent.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 20 April 2011 14:18
"Even though I'm the director I feel more like a courier—just passing along the awakening that I experienced from making this film."
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 15 April 2011 16:52
His dad, presumably not having heard what led up to this, looks up with a bored expression, clarifies that he raped James twice, and then goes back to eating his pizza.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 March 2011 13:41
Turkey Bowl is about a football game, but it’s also about the relationships among the characters and how their lives are going off the field.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 16 December 2010 05:47
“The more you can get rid of the technical aspects and just make it a human connection, that’s where documentary will beat fiction every time.”
Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 08 October 2010 13:04
If you’re a fan of the movie The Lost Boys, this Saturday could be a memorable kickoff to your Halloween festivities.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 21 August 2010 00:04
What impressed her most about Hefner? She said it was his willingness to fight for what he believed in, whether it was breaking down segregation in the entertainment business or defying the McCarthy-era Communist witch hunt by hiring blacklisted writers.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Tuesday, 20 July 2010 12:16
“You know, I keep coming back to the same filmmakers who tell very different stories.”
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 17 June 2010 10:26
Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 30 April 2010 11:48
Monster kids, your prayers have been answered by the horror gods on high.
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 11:21
He was funny, and spoke with a lot of candor; you never got the politician vibe that he was lying to you for the sake of good PR.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 23 July 2009 15:09
With Shadowland, Wyatt Weed says that he wanted to "tackle the vampire idea dramatically and do something different."
Written by Jason Gonulsen Wednesday, 01 July 2009 06:00
You, which was written by her husband, Gildart Jackson, has already achieved considerable success since its release.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 29 May 2009 15:58
Over the course of the interview, both Docter and Rivera were doodling both while listening to and answering questions, and would only lift pen from paper if they needed to pantomime a part of a story they were telling.
Written by Joe Bowman Thursday, 10 July 2008 08:40
For Control, Williams had been toying with the idea for over ten years before a desire to work with Corbijn and to make a Joy Division film fell into place.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 25 April 2008 02:26
When Norah Jones was cast as the lead in My Blueberry Nights, the English language debut of maybe my favorite living director, Wong Kar-wai, I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt.
Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 11 December 2007 07:56
There's a bigger story here, though, one that all of us can relate to, one that will force all of us to feel, think, believe.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 24 May 2007 12:33
After two or three days of shooting, John kept on saying, "Pull back, pull back from character," until eventually it was just me saying the line as meself, and he was like, "Perfect." The closer we got to non-acting, the happier John seemed to be.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 02 March 2007 08:35
Henckel von Donnersmarck's remark about it being easier to make a cold film than a warm one really struck me. Pulling off true emotions without seeming annoyingly sentimental is a serious accomplishment.
Written by Drew Stewart Thursday, 22 February 2007 16:00
"We became writers; we became producers; we became actors; we became financiers. You just build yourself up with more responsibility. I think that's the key to everything: empowering yourself to get it done."
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 08 December 2006 03:53
"That's why we all got into the creative world, because we want to do stuff, and we want people in large numbers to enjoy it. I'd rather go through a studio route and then put my personal stamp on—bring that personal experience, bring that love of character, bring more human and real reasons why a character is doing something, and add that to a bigger thing."
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