Dolph Lundgren is a hard action star to pin down. It’s not because he’s been in less movies than, say, Jean-Claude Van Damme. It’s not because he’s had fewer hits than Steven Seagal. It’s because while peers like Stallone and Schwarzengger were off making sequel after sequel, Lundgren, who has a master’s degree in chemical engineering, was happy to start a family and… Continue reading Interview: Dolph Lundgren Talks the Comedy of the Coen Bros. and the Drama of 'Skin Trade'
Comedies dominated SXSW’s studio premieres this year, with Get Hard, Spy, and a not-quite-finished cut of Trainwreck all making their first appearances at the festival. In the small venues, away from the red carpet of Austin’s historic Paramount Theater, festival-goers got their laughs from indie films, some with familiar faces and some with names we were hearing for the very first time. Past SXSW programming built an audience… Continue reading Comedy Movies at SXSW: Who Might Become the Next Breakout Star
The most admirable thing about the comedies Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, This Is 40) has directed is that they all feature characters who feel like real people. Apatow, who co-wrote his latest film Trainwreck with its star, Amy Schumer, has a knack for deconstructing our everyday boring lives with immensely entertaining humor and heart, often with a side of awkward raunchiness. And what… Continue reading 'Trainwreck' Trailer: Judd Apatow's New Comedy Is All About Amy Schumer's Insane Dating Life
“The conceit started with Sam, which was that a veteran comes home from war and he’s fine, but the country has PTSD.”
War and PTSD aren’t exactly the first things you’d associate with a romantic comedy, but that quote from writer-director Sean Mullin helps reveal why his debut feature film, Amira & Sam, is such a smart and utterly delightful entry in the… Continue reading Interview: Martin Starr, Paul Wesley, Dina Shihabi and Sean Mullin Talk the Wonderful Romantic Comedy 'Amira & Sam'
Nicolas Cage gets a bit of a bum reputation these days as a bad actor. That’s just simply not true. He has far too many great movies with truly unique performances for that to be the case. But, to be fair, he’s popped up in quite a few duds in the recent years, many of which went straight to home video. So while his reputation… Continue reading Nicolas Cage to Hunt Osama bin Laden for 'Borat' Director in New Comedy