Movie Review: THE LAZARUS EFFECT

THE LAZARUS EFFECT | © 2015 Relativity Media

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Mark Duplass, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Evan Peters, Sarah Bolger Writers: Luke Dawson and Jeremy Slater Director: David Gelb Distributor: Relativity Media Release Date: February 27, 2015 Don’t let the PG-13 rating scare you away. THE LAZARUS EFFECT is a perfectly good horror movie, and if its various ideas all have their roots elsewhere, the filmmakers have brought them all together in a way that feels fresh and eerie. At a college-funded lab in Berkeley, a small team of youngish scientists works on covert experiments that have the ultimate goal of making it easier for paramedics to […]Read On »

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TOGETHERNESS Star Melanie Lynskey Talks her new HBO series – interview

Melanie Lynskey as Michelle Pierson on TOGETHERNESS | © 2015 Jaimie Trueblood/HBO

In HBO’s new half-hour TOGETHERNESS, Sundays at 9:30 PM, Melanie Lynskey plays Michelle Pierson. Michelle is a mother of two who starts to examine her marriage when her sister (Amanda Peet) and her husband’s best friend (Steve Zissis) move in with the family. The naturalistic tone of TOGETHERNESS, created by independent feature filmmakers/brothers Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass (who plays Michelle’s husband Brett) is distinctly different from the raucous high style of CBS’ TWO AND A HALF MEN, which Lynskey has recurred on for over a decade as Rose, devoted stalker and possibly murderer of Charlie Sheen’s character Charlie. Lynskey, […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the RUBY SPARKS Los Angeles Premiere

Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan at the Los Angeles Premiere of RUBY SPARKS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Recently Fox Searchlight Pictures held the Los Angeles Premiere of RUBY SPARKS at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at The Egyptian in Hollywood. RUBY SPARKS is the story of Calvin (Paul Dano), a young novelist who after achieving success early in his career finds himself struggling with his writing and his romantic life. Creating a character named Ruby, he finds that she inspires him, but when he sees Ruby (Zoe Kazan) sitting on his couch a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED

SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED poster | ©2012 Film District

Rating: R Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnston, Karan Soni, Jenica Bergere Writer: Derek Connolly Director: Colin Trevorrow Distributor: Film District Release Date: June 8, 2012 In the mid-Nineties, the following ad actually ran in a survivalist magazine: “WANTED: Someone to go back in time with me. This is not a joke.P.O. Box 91 Ocean View,WA 99393. You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this once before.” With this as a jumping-off point, writer Derek Connolly and director Colin Trevorrow have crafted a disarmingly funny film that […]Read On »

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