ICYMI: I Interviewed ‘Kill the Messenger’ and ‘Homeland’ Director Michael Cuesta

ICYMI: I Interviewed ‘Kill the Messenger’ and ‘Homeland’ Director Michael Cuesta

I did this interview with Michael Cuesta for Paste Magazine. Wanna read it? Here it goes…

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Director Michael Cuesta has been the man behind the camera for some of the most talked about TV shows of the last decade: Homeland and Dexter. Now, he has taken his knack for riveting, thrill-ride storytelling to the next level with Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner.

Based the true story, Kill the…

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Chatting With Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Directors of ‘The Boxtrolls’

Chatting With Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Directors of ‘The Boxtrolls’

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There’s a certain charm to stop-motion animation that will never be accomplished with any CG-generated animated feature. It’s just not possible. Stop-motion animation is like a hug for the eyes. It’s delightful and it just makes you smile. There’s something retro, yet timeless about it — and as of now, directors/master animators Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi have become kings of this domain.

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Chatting with Mark Duplass and Charlie McDowell About ‘The One I Love’

Chatting with Mark Duplass and Charlie McDowell About ‘The One I Love’

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There is one movie this summer where you should avoid any and all spoilers. It’s not a big-time CGI blockbuster or another disappointing M. Night Shyamalan vehicle. It’s an intimate romantic art house comedy called The One I Love.

Romantic comedies are starting to get a little bit of a makeover. David Wain’s They Came Togethertook on the genre by gloriously skewering tropes and cliches of…

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Watch Me Talk To Zach Braff About ‘Wish I Was Here’, Soundtracks, and Swear Jars

Zach Braff’s Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here opens in theaters today so I thought it would be nice to post this little interview I did with the man about making his newest indie venture….and this is what happened.

ICYMI: Here’s My Interview with Brett Gelman

ICYMI: Here’s My Interview with Brett Gelman

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You might be familiar with Brett Gelman from his appearances on Comedy Bang! Bang!and other podcasts, but I wasn’t fully introduced to his comedic prowess until I saw him live at SF Sketchfest earlier this year. His performance during Natasha Leggero’s show involved a hauntingly beautiful session of Beyoncé-worshipping that included a “soundscape” of her song “Halo” playing while Gelman…

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Chatting with Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor About ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Chatting with Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor About ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

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There are a lot of new things in Transformers: Age of Extinction compared to the installments that came before it. First off, there is no more Shia. He’s busy doing stuff like putting paper bags on his head and calling it art. Instead, we get Mark Wahlberg in the lead, bringing his own brand of Wahlbergian-style acting and muscle to Michael Bay‘s explosive world of alien robots. Joining him,…

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The Finer Podcast: Chatting With the ‘Jersey Boys’

The Finer Podcast: Chatting With the ‘Jersey Boys’

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I have a confession to make: I have never seen Jersey Boys the musical. I know, I know — that makes me some kind of heathen in the musical theater world. But is it any consolation that Clint Eastwood‘s movie iteration made me want to see the musical even more? And does it make a difference that the movie’s stars were actually in the musical?

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From left: Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi, John Lloyd…

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ICYMI: I Had a Phone Conversation with Marc Maron

ICYMI: I Had a Phone Conversation with Marc Maron

I interviewed Marc Maron for Paste Magazine. This is what happened…

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In an effort to save time in this busy world, the phrase “What the fuck?!” has been downsized to the acronym “WTF,” three letters that are widely (over)used on the Internet to indicate feelings of shock, surprise and sometimes dismay. But for a certain percentage of the world (meaning comedy nerds), the three letters are…

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John Turturro’s Talks ‘Fading Gigolo’ and Male Prostitutes with a Heart of Gold

John Turturro is known mostly as a character actor in popcorn flicks like Transformers. In addition to giving some color to blockbusters, he is quite an accomplished writer and director.

ICYMI: I Interviewed Comedian/Improv Maestro Chris Gethard

ICYMI: I Interviewed Comedian/Improv Maestro Chris Gethard

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I interviewed comedian Chris Gethard for Paste Magazine…and this is what happened:

Chris Gethard is one of those people that’s probably popped up in at least one comedy movie and/or TV show that you watch. His acting credits include The Office, The Dictator, Bored to Death, The Other Guys and, most recently, Comedy Central’s Broad City. More than that, though, he has a loyal cult following due…

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