Interview with Rachel Boston on “It’s a Disaster”

Born and raised in Tennessee, Rachel Boston is best known as Detective Abigail Chaffee in the TV series “In Plain Sight” and as Daphne Bloom in “The Ex List.” Her long and varied TV credits also include Erin Sinclaire in “Mad Love,” Tanya Leterre in “Scoundrels,” Beth Mason in “American Dreams” and appearances in such hit shows as “NCIS” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” More recently, Boston starred in 500 Days of Summer, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past and The Pill.

In the upcoming It’s a Disaster, Boston joins Julia Stiles, Erinn Hayes, David Cross, America Ferrera, Todd Berger, Jesse Draper and Jeff Grace in an end-of-world satire. The film centers around four couples who meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they’re stuck in a house together as the world is about to end. In this one-on-one interview, Boston reveals her insights into this quirky disaster-comedy and her varied, successful acting career. Read more

Alex Lombard on her role in Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Best known for her critically lauded role in Inception with Leonardo DiCaprio, Alex Lombard has appeared in such popular TV series as “Big Love” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Raised in South Carolina, the talented Lombard will delight fans as Gabrielle in the much anticipated Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. In the film everyone seems to talking about, Lombard will play the love interest of vampire Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper). Before heading to New York for the world premiere of Vampire Hunter, Lombard was kind enough to answer a few questions about her role and her life as a rising young actress. Read more

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks About Looper

Shot in New Orleans and China, Looper is a time-travel action film starring Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and Joseph Gordon-Levitt that will debut this September. The story depicts a time when crime syndicates can send their enemies back in time to be “taken out” by killers known as ‘loopers.’ This leaves no evidence of the killings in the crime syndicate’s present time. The story raises a moral time-travel paradox when hitman Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) working for the mob of the future recognizes one of his assigned targets (Bruce Willis) as his future self. Does he take him out? Will he cease to exist if he does?

At a recent Wondercon press conference, Levitt who has successfully broken free of his “Third Rock” image (he landed four film roles just this year), talked about his hitman role in Looper.

Asked what it was like to transform himself into a Bruce Willis character, Levitt replied, “It was about studying him and getting to know him. We’d hang out a lot. Yet there were a few really tricky moments. My parents came to the set. And when I was standing next to my mom, she kind of freaked out because I was a lot like myself but I looked totally different. Then a good friend of mine, Jerod, came to the set and said, ‘I can’t talk to you. I don’t like this guy.’ And that thrilled me because it meant that I had transformed enough to convince even my close friend that I was someone else.” Read more

Emma Stone Talks About the Amazing Spider-Man

The web-shooting crusader returns to theaters this July as Andrew Garfield takes on Peter Parker’s role as Spider-Man. Peter is the outcast teen once again fighting for good–and the girl—this time heatthrob Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone).

Now living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, Peter must unravel the mystery of his own past and win over his high school crush, Gwen. When Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, he uncovers a secret that will ultimately shape his role as “Spider-Man” and bring him face to face with the alter ego of his father’s former partner–the Lizard. Read more

Milla Jovovich Talks About Resident Evil: Retribution

Yes, boys and girls, the undead will return this September with our indefatigable heroeine once again fighting the evil Umbrella corporation in Resident Evil: Retribution.

In this 5th installment of the Resident Evil franchise—in full 3D no less—Alice (Milla Jovovich) teams up with a resistance movement in the ongoing battle against Umbrella and the undead. Once again captured by Umbrella, Alice awakens in their facility to explore the complex, reveal more of her past, and ultimately find those responsible for the outbreak. This time, she joins forces with resistance teams from major cities around the world and discovers a stunning truth, one that forces her to do some soul searching about who she really is and role of the Umbrella Corporation.

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Sound of My Voice Explores Futures Cult with Mesmerizing Intensity

The tension is eerie and palpable as The Sound of My Voice moves with skill and alacrity into the bizarre world of futures cultism. The story centers around L.A. documentary filmmakers Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius) as they follow Maggie (Brit Marling), a hauntingly beautiful young woman who claims to be a time traveler from the year 2054. Her mission: to recruit and train an army for a coming civil war. Read more

Awake Melds Dreams & Reality, NBC New Series

Ever wake up in a cold sweat, trying to decipher dream from reality? That’s the story of Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs, Harry Potter, Brotherhood), the protagonist in NBC’s gripping new drama, Awake.  Producers Howard Gordon and Kyle Killen, masterminds behind such hit series as Lost and 24, believe that the duality of the show will keep audiences at bay “so that each time the pendulum swings” we’ll feel shocked as the plot’s sands shift beneath our feet.

In Awake, detective Michael Britten, becomes victim of a tragic car crash involving both his wife, Hannah (Laura Allen, Terriers), and his son, Rex (Dylan Minnette, Saving Grace).  Directly following the accident, Britten continually wakes into two separate realities: one where his wife has perished, leaving just father and son to continue their future, and the other where Rex dies, leaving two parents grieving the loss of their son.  Read more

Daniel Radcliffe Reveals What Scares Him About The Woman In Black

 

Recently ACED sat down and had a quick chat with Daniel Radcliffe, the 22 year-old star of the upcoming Hammer horror film The Woman In Black (due out this Friday February 3rd). He had a lot to say about the legacy of Hammer films and what makes this particular one unique to that legacy. He even let us in on which moments in the film genuinely scared the crap out of him. Read on to find out …
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Boondock Saints Interview: Norman Reedus & Sean P. Flanery

A cult favorite, Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day reprises the roles of Connor and Murphy MacManus doling out justice with no mercy for hellbound souls.

For nearly a decade, the brothers have been living sans side arms with their father on a sheep farm deep in pastoral Ireland. Yet evil knows no rest as they are framed for the murder of a Catholic priest in Boston. Our honor bound duo must return to Boston and set things right as only the MacManus brothers can. In a recent one-on-one interview, Norman Reedus and Sean Patrick Flanery provided some insights on the sequel everyone’s talking about. Read more

Harry Potter on the Red Carpet at Universal Orlando

The stars were out the night of Saturday November 12, 2011 at new Harry Potter village Universal Studios Islands of Adventure Theme Park Orlando, Florida for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Blu-ray release celebration.  Being on the carpet at this amazing event was a thrill with a background of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade surrounding the 100-foot red carpet.  Press from all over the world were lining the cobblestone walkway and television cameras, video cams, flash cams and voice recorders were ready in wait for cast members, producers and the director of the amazing Harry Potter movie franchise. Read more

Winter the Dolphin with a Man-Made Tail

Abby working with Winter

At a recent visit to the Clearwater Marine Hospital in Florida I had the opportunity to interview Abby Stone the person who has taken care of Winter the dolphin since she was brought to the hospital in 2005. Winter is the star of the new movie DOLPHIN TALE.  Winter and Abby are seen in the dolphin tank with the interview between her and John Delia being  voiced over.

Click on the link ‘Dolphin with no tail’ below to view the video:

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Harry Connick Jr., Interview: Dolphin Tale

Harry Connick Jr in Dolphin Tale

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

‘Deathly Hallows’ Composer Alexandre Desplat on the Final Score

 

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 …

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Jessica Morris Talks About Fading of the Cries

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

A conversation with Michael Angarano


Michael Angarano as Sam in CEREMONY

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