I recently had the opportunity of meeting Harry Connick Jr. a great musician, 3 time Grammy Award winner, two time Emmy award winner, Broadway star and noted actor who appeared in 26 film related productions including Independence Day opposite Will Smith. He stars as Dr. Clay Haskett a marine biologist in the upcoming movie Dolphin Tale, which opens this weekend. Read more
If you have seen the superb final installments of the Harry Potter series, The Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2 (and who hasn’t by now, seriously), you already know how seamlessly composer Alexandre Desplat’s (The King’s Speech, Twilight: New Moon, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) beautiful scores fuse with and bolster each films’ stunning visuals.
Now here’s your opportunity to learn how he managed to produce two of the best scores in the popular film series’ history. Read our interview below for an in depth look at the composer’s creative process as well as his thoughts on the finished product …
Playing a freakish demon who teams up with a malevolent sorcerer, Jessica Morris terrorizes a teenage girl in a farm town in Fading of the Cries. The film is rife with stunning special effects, heroic magic-filled battles, and hordes of demonic creatures. In this one-on-one interview, Morris reveals how she prepared for her role, some insights into her films and her acting career. Read more
I spoke with actor Michael Angarano who was touring on behalf of his new film Ceremony. Michael has had a very good career thus far appearing in big budget films like Almost Famous with Kate Hudson and Seabiscuit with Jeff Bridges to modest budget movies like Lords of Dogtown with Heath Ledger and Snow Angels directed by David Gordon Green. His television series include the popular 24 playing the character Scott Wallace in 11 episodes and the character Elliot for 11 in the sitcom Will and Grace.
In Ceremony he plays the quirky character Sam who finds himself taking an unscheduled trip to intervene in the marriage of a girl with whom he’s infatuated. Michael gets to play opposite Uma Thurman in this Independent flick and the two up their comedic chemistry levels in the oddball film. Read more
On October 31, 2003, Hamilton went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai with friend Alana Blanchard, and Blanchard’s father and brother. Around 7:30 a.m., she was lying sideways on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 15 ft tiger shark attacked her,ripping her left arm off just below the shoulder. If the shark had bitten two inches further in, the attack would have been fatal. Hamilton had lost almost 60% of her blood that morning. Her friends helped paddle her back to shore, and fashioned a tourniquet out of a surfboard leash around what was left of her arm before rushing her to Wilcox Memorial Hospital… She then spent seven more days in recovery at the hospital.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Less than one month after the incident, she returned to her board and went surfing again. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker which made it easier to paddle. She has observed that she has to kick a lot more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, she has again begun surfing competitively. She is now back to using competitive performance short-boards again.- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethany_Hamilton Read more
Set to play SXSW this week and take New York by storm in some upcoming spring tour dates, they will be unleashing in Telepathic what we feel is one of the most gorgeously layered albums of the year so far …
Erica Durance is Smallville‘s snappy, sexy Lois Lane. She hails from both Canada and the United States, although currently resides in Vancouver. With the latest season of Smallville already well underway, Erica finds some time to chat with ACED about what some of her favorite characters and episodes are for Smallville, and what her thoughts are on the upcoming US Presidential Election. Read more
What do you do when you are standing in a room preparing to interview Daniel Radcliffe? Nothing – there’s no time… at least there wasn’t for me, as he rushed in the room and immediately came over to give me a warm, welcoming hug. And of course you know what happens after that… it’s time for tea. Ok, Ok… I admit it – I had the tea. He had the Diet Coke. Read more