Interview: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA director Steven Soderbergh on the Liberace bio-pic

Michael Douglas as Liberace and Matt Damon in BEHIND THE CANDELABRA | ©2013 HBO/Claudette Barius

Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh has long been interested in the late pianist Liberace as a potential subject for a film. When Scott Thorson, who was Liberace’s lover for six years, wrote a book (with Alex Thorliefson) about their relationship, Soderbergh felt he had the spine of his story. The result is BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, which premieres Sunday night, May 26, on HBO at 9 PM. Directed by Soderbergh from a screenplay by Richard LaGravenese and produced by Jerry Weintraub, the film stars Michael Douglas (who previously worked with Soderbergh in TRAFFIC) as Liberace and Matt Damon (who has costarred in Soderbergh’s […]Read On »

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Movie Review: FAST FIVE

FAST FIVE movie poster | ©2011 Universal Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Matt Schultze, Joaquim de Almeida, Elsa Pataky, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot Writer: Chris Morgan, based on characters created by Gary Scott Thompson Director: Justin Lin Distributor: Universal Pictures Release Date: April 29, 2011 FAST FIVE, the fifth installment in THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise has everything anyone could ask of this kind of film. It has Vin Diesel returning. It has Dwayne Johnson joining the cast. It has Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson’s character beating the expletive deleted out of each other. It […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Tim Minear talks DRIVE, TERRIERS and more – Part 3

Mircea Monroe, Riley Smith, Melanie Lynskey, Emma Stone, Dylan Baker, Kristin Lehman, Nathan Fillion, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning, Michael Hyatt, Kevin Alejandro and JD Pardo in DRIVE | ©Fox

Tim Minear created the Fox series DRIVE, which followed the participants in a secret, cross-country, high-stakes road race. DRIVE aired four episodes in April 2007, then was canceled with several completed episodes unaired. In the concluding portion of our exclusive three-part interview, Minear talks about DRIVE and the differences between running a show solo and in collaboration with creative partners. ASSIGNMENT X: As far as running your own show, working with Joss Whedon, working with Shawn Ryan – do you have a preference between being the person in charge, like you were on DRIVE, or working in collaboration? TIM MINEAR: […]Read On »

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