Interviews

Interview: NEBRASKA composer Mark Orton takes a road trip

NEBRASKA soundtrack | ©2013 Milan Records

From ABOUT SCHMIDT‘s gruff retiree venturing about the Midwest in his Winnebago to the two malcontents who take their beat up car for soul-searching and wine-tasting in SIDEWAYS‘ Santa Ynez Valley, filmmaker Alexander Payne has proven that he’s got an eccentric taste for movies involving road trips with bastards – especially when it comes to the eccentric scores playing on his car radio called a soundtrack. But of all the hopefully redemptive voyages for these lovable losers that Payne has staged to critical acclaim, perhaps none has the desolate whimsy we hear on our way to NEBRASKA. The state might […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: Actor Nyambi Nyambi on MIKE & MOLLY Season 4

Nyambi Nyambi in MIKE & MOLLY | ©2010 CBS/ Robert Sebree

CBS’ half-hour comedy MIKE & MOLLY is now in its fourth season, Mondays at 9 PM. Though the title characters, played by Billy Gardell and Melissa McCarthy – who won an Outstanding Actress Emmy for her performance – are at the center of the series, their family and friends also make a large contribution to the series. A case in point is Samuel, the Senegalese immigrant played by Nyambi Nyambi. Samuel has the very first line in the very first episode of MIKE & MOLLY, but Nyambi hails from Norman, Oklahoma, so his real-life speaking voice is very different than […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: Director Jeff Greenstein on HUSBANDS THE SERIES Season 3

Sean Hemeon and Brad "Cheeks" Bell in HUSBANDS THE SERIES | ©2013 The CW

HUSBANDS THE SERIES began life in 2011 as eleven two-minute episodes for the Internet, chronicling the early days of the marriage between performer Cheeks (Brad “Cheeks” Bell) and star baseball player Brady (Sean Hemeon). Created by Bell and Jane Espenson and directed by Jeff Greenstein, HUSBANDS promptly became a phenomenon. When a Kickstarter campaign was launched in 2012 to fund a second season, the goal was surpassed so quickly that the production was able to become more elaborate. Now Season 3 and 3.5 are here. CWSeed.com is running HUSBANDS, which is available worldwide. HUSBANDS fans have launched the website husbandstvnow.com […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Exclusive Interview: ATLANTIS star Mark Addy brings strength to Hercules

Mark Addy is Hercules in ATLANTIS | ©2013 BBC America/Nick Briggs

Most people’s mental image of Hercules from Greek mythology is of a tall, muscular, handsome demigod who can flatten tall monsters with a single punch. This would not precisely describe the Hercules played by Mark Addy in ATLANTIS, the action/adventure/fantasy now in its first season on BBCAmerica, Saturdays at 9 PM. In ATLANTIS, created by Johnny Capps, Howard Overman and Julian Murphy, we’re in the realm of the ancient Greek myths, but the legend of Hercules has been principally invented by Hercules. He teams up with a pre-Argonauts Jason (Jack Donnelly), a pre-snakes Medusa (Jemima Rooper) and a pre-mathematics-changing-theory Pythagoras […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Interview: 47 RONIN composer Ilan Eshkeri scores the samurai way

RONIN soundtrack | ©2013 Varese Sarabande Records

Ilan Eshkeri is a composer who knows his way around costumes, be it past or present. Starting his scoring career in England swinging a gladiator’s sword for two TV movies about the Coliseum, Eshkeri has fitted on the blood-stained mob business suits of LAYER CAKE, provided a rousing fantasy score for the eccentric wizards and air pirates of STARDUST, elegantly showed that YOUNG VICTORIA had sex appeal, helped apply the battered spandex of KICK-ASS and returned to the valiant last legion of the Roman Empire’s CENTURION. But whether the era demands a score that’s humorously enervating or bold and bloody, […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

TV Review: DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special – “The Time of the Doctor”

Matt Smith as The Doctor in DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special - "The Time of the Doctor" | ©2013 BBC America

Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Peter Capaldi, Orla Brady, Nicholas Briggs, Dan Starkey Writer: Steven Moffat Director: Jamie Payne Original Telecast: December 25, 2013 Network: BBC America Well, it’s the holiday season and we have to have a Christmas Special from DOCTOR WHO, which also often means that someone is going to die. There’s a bit of a history starting with Russell T. Davies run on WHO, of having sad Christmas episodes, and the latest offering “The Time of the Doctor” is certainly no exception. “Time” is the final part of the “of the Doctor” named episodes, and I really […]Read On »

COMMENTS (1)

Exclusive Interview: Being one of THE NEIGHBORS is alien to Simon Templeman

Simon Templeman in THE NEIGHBORS - Season 2 - "Fear and Loving in New Jersey" | ©2013 ABC/Richard Cartwright

THE NEIGHBORS, now in its second season on ABC, Fridays at 8:30 PM, is half-hour comedy about human/extraterrestrial culture clash. The Weavers, a nice middle-class family consisting of dad Marty (Lenny Venito), mom Debbie (Jami Gertz) and three kids, move to a quiet gated community, where everyone else turns out to be from the planet Zabvron. Chief among the Zabvronians is the family next door to the Weavers. Simon Templeman plays the alien patriarch Larry Bird, who can be doleful, fretful, ambitious and wildly optimistic all at the same time. Larry is married to Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olegundoye) an they […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

CD Review: The Best Scores of 2013 – The Runners-Up

Brian Tyler / NOW YOU SEE ME soundtrack | ©2013 Glassnote

BEYOND TWO SOULS (Lorne Balfe / Sony Entertainment) Though it’s far more of an interactive movie than it is a video game, the negligible level of first-person shooter ability here doesn’t prevent BEYOND TWO SOULS from being a complete immersive experience, especially with the eerie, and rapturous quality of Lorne Balfe’s score, leveled up with the ace technical and musical production oversight of Hans Zimmer. For a heroine seemingly cursed by her lifelong bond to an invisible entity, Balfe conjures a truly beautiful theme, topped with a female voice that resonates with a wounded emotion that binds this powerfully symphonic […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Interview: Felicity Jones is THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Felicity Jones in THE INVISIBLE WOMAN | ©2013 Sony Pictures Classics

Although THE INVISIBLE WOMAN is the title of the new feature film directed by Ralph Fiennes and scripted by Abi Morgan from Claire Tomalin’s book, that’s now how we see its female protagonist Nelly Ternan, played by Felicity Jones. “I am the visible woman,” declares Jones with a laugh. The film has Jones playing Ternan from the age of eighteen, when she meets Charles Dickens, played by director Fiennes, through her thirties. The bulk of the movie is about how the eventually intimate relationship unfolds between young Nelly and the much older, famous and married author in 1800sEngland. Jones, originally […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)

Interview: Ralph Fiennes finds THE INVISIBLE WOMAN

Ralph Fiennes in THE INVISIBLE WOMAN | ©2013 BBC Films

Based on the nonfiction book by Claire Tomalin and scripted by Abi Morgan, THE INVISIBLE WOMAN chronicles the Victorian-era romance between famous, married, forty-five-year-old author Charles Dickens, played by Ralph Fiennes, and eighteen-year-old actress Nelly Ternan, played by Felicity Jones THE INVISIBLE WOMAN marks Fiennes’ second stint directing himself in a feature film. He previously directed and starred in 2011’s CORIOLANUS, adapted from Shakespeare’s play. The actor, originally from Suffolk, England, earned Academy Award nominations for his work in SCHINDLER’S LIST and in THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Fiennes’ huge screen resume also includes playing Lord Voldemort in the HARRY POTTER films […]Read On »

COMMENTS (0)
Increase your website traffic with Attracta.com
bottom round