Alex Somers scores a mystical trip with CAPTAIN FANTASTIC – Interview

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC soundtrack | ©2016 Lakeshore Records

If an alt. rock band has captured a spirit of ethereal, Earth mother transcendence, then the gentle, drifting melodies and angelic voice of Iceland’s Sigur Ros could be considered the equivalent of one-ness with the woods. Two vital parts of a sound that’s drawn a cult-like following around the world are Alex Somers and Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson, otherwise known as the band Jónsi and Alex. Having met when both were students at Berklee’s College of Music, the home of so many composers to be, Somers would travel to lifemate Birgisson’s frost-covered home, creating art and albums that were as […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Carla Gugino talks the season finale – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Carla Gugino is one of the stars of Showtime Network’s ROADIES, which wraps its first season Sunday, August 28. Created by Cameron Crowe, ROADIES is a serio-comedic look at the lives of the road crew that keeps their band moving from city to city on a major tour. Gugino’s Shelli Anderson is the road manager for the Staton-House Band, devoted to her job and torn between her absent husband and her very present colleague, tour manager Bill Hanson, played by Luke Wilson. In feature films, Florida Gugino starred in the SPY KIDS franchise, ELEKTRA LUXX and SUCKER PUNCH, among many […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Cameron Crowe talks the Showtime series – interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Before Cameron Crowe became a filmmaker – writer/director of SAY ANYTHING and JERRY MAGUIRE, among many feature credits – he started out as a very young rock ‘n’ roll journalist. Crowe’s experiences covering rock bands formed the loose basis for his film ALMOST FAMOUS, which earned him a Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Now Crowe has returned to the rock world for television with his Showtime Network series ROADIES. Based on Crowe’s observations, ROADIES is about the lives, loves and musical passions of the crew that gets the (fictional) folk/rock band Staton House from one huge gig to the next. Luke […]Read On »

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ROADIES: Winnie Holzman chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Carla Gugino as Shelli and Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIME

Winnie Holzman won television immortality for creating the short-lived but highly influential series MY SO-CALLED LIFE. Since then, she has worked on ONCE AND AGAIN and HUGE, and is reportedly writing the book for the big-screen version of the Broadway hit WICKED. Holzman is also an executive producer and writer on Showtime Network’s Sunday-night comedy/drama ROADIES. Created by Cameron Crowe, also an executive producer along with J.J. Abrams, ROADIES stars Luke Wilson and Carla Gugino as two crew managers that try to keep things running smoothly for a (fictional) headlining rock band. AX: How did you become involved with ROADIES? […]Read On »

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Luke Wilson on his new series ROADIES – exclusive interview

Luke Wilson as Bill in ROADIES | © 2016 Katie Yu/SHOWTIM

In Showtime Network’s new Sunday-night series ROADIES, Luke Wilson plays Bill Hanson, tour manager for the long-lived rock band Seaton House. We don’t see that much of the band, as ROADIES, created by Cameron Crowe (ALMOST FAMOUS) focuses on the behind-the-scenes crew who make sure the show goes on, night after night, town after town. Bill always has his hands full with imperious management, underlings of varying temperaments, overzealous fans, balky equipment – and his own feelings for married coworker Shelli Anderson (Carla Gugino). Wilson previously costarred in two seasons of Showtime’s ENLIGHTENMENT, but his primary work has been in […]Read On »

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Movie Review: ALOHA

ALOHA movie poster | ©2015 Sony Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, Alec Baldwin, Bill Camp, Jaeden Lieberher, Danielle Rose Russell, Dennis “Bumpy” Kanahele Writer: Cameron Crowe Director: Cameron Crowe Distributor: Columbia Pictures/Sony Release Date: May 29, 2015 There are some really wonderful things in writer/director Cameron Crowe’s ALOHA that are balanced out by some things that are mundane or even baffling (why, if it is important to the story that a character named Allison Ng is one-quarter Hawaiian, cast an actress who looks four-quarters Nordic? If you want to use her, great, just say she grew […]Read On »

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Movie Review: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

WE BOUGHT A ZOO movie poster | ©2011 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG Stars: Matt Damon, Scarlett Johannson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Angus Macfadyen, Elle Fanning, Patrick Fugit, John Michael Higgins, Carla Gallo, J.B. Smoove Writers: Aline Brosh McKenna and Cameron Crowe, based on the book by Benjamin Mee Director: Cameron Crowe Distributor: Twentieth Century Fox Release Date: December 23, 2011 There really is a gentleman named Benjamin Mee who wrote a book with the title WE BOUGHT A ZOO about his experiences with the wildlife park in Dartmoor, England, where (according to the film’s credits) he still resides with his two children. The movie entitled WE […]Read On »

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