On this edition of EMExclusives, we are going to take a trip back through time to a place that brought people together for food, fun and conversation. We are talking about the latest doc to hit the screens, The Automat
Documenting Horn and Hardart’s iconic Automat, one of America’s original and most popular restaurant chains in NYC and Philadelphia.
I had the honor of talking to first time director, Lisa Hurwitz about the research and the once in a lifetime interviews that went on to making this documentary.
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On this edition of the EMExclusives, come with me on a journey to the world of You Won’t Be Alone – coming to theatres this Friday! An beautiful film to watch, features magical performances by its actors, and is profoundly poetic. The film is in Macedonian but has English subtitles. Set in an isolated mountain village in 19th century Macedonia, the film follows a young girl who is kidnapped and then transformed into a witch by an ancient spirit. Curious about life as a human, the young witch accidentally kills a peasant in a nearby village and then takes her victim’s shape to live life in her skin. Her curiosity ignited; she continues to wield this horrific power to understand what it means to be human.
In the first of three interviews, I will talking with actress Anamaria Marinca, who plays Maria – a two hundred year old witch in the movie.
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On this edition of EMExclusives, we are gearing up for some action and adventure with the upcoming thriller, The Protégé! Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody and trained in the family business, Anna is the world’s most skilled contract killer.
For the first time during the pandemic,
I got to sit down and have an in-person interview with actress/activist Maggie Q in DC!
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In our second and final Profile interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, to the writer, producer & director of the movie, Timur Bekmambetov! We talked about how he set up a meeting between the actress Valene Kane and real-life subject Anna Erelle and his film language, Screenlife, and where do we see it going for the future of filmmaking.
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In the first of the PROFILE interviews, I sat down, via Zoom, with the actress who takes the life of real-life journalist Anna Erelle in the role of Amy Whittaker for the movie coming out to theatres THIS FRIDAY!
During our conversation, we got to the heart of the matter with the cold hard facts of what it was like to portray this journalist on-screen and meeting her to find out what she went through to capture the true essence of her story. It’s time to delve into the profile of actress Valene Kane!
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For today’s EMExclusive, you are in for a real treat. I got to sit down with the cast of the upcoming comedy The War with Grandpa!
Based on the award-winning book by Robert Kimmel Smith, Sixth-grader Peter is pretty much your average kid-he likes gaming, hanging with his friends and his beloved pair of Air Jordans. But when his recently widowed grandfather Ed moves in with Peter’s family, the boy is forced to give up his most prized possession of all, his bedroom. Unwilling to let such an injustice stand, Peter devises a series of increasingly elaborate pranks to drive out the interloper, but Grandpa Ed won’t go without a fight. Soon, the friendly combatants are engaged in an all-out war with side-splitting consequences.
To talk about this cool family film, I talk to five of the cast members: Oakes Fegley, Laura Marano, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin and Jane Seymour!
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Now that movie theaters are finally reopening and Hollywood is getting back to work; Emmy award filmmaker, Janet Urban, talks about the steps movie executives are taking to safely restart productions.
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There is a certain career trajectory every big burly sports star goes on when transitioning to becoming a box office super star. One of the keys is they always have to make that kid friendly comedy where they protect the smart, precocious child it allows us to see their softer more “comedic” side. Hulk Hogan, Arnold, Vin Diesel, The Rock, and John Cena have done it. Now big, strapping Dave Bautista has his kiddy movie the Amazon Studios film My Spy. This was originally slated for a theatrical opening and now it’s going to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime.
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Just because COVID-19 protocols resulting in the cancellation of the Physical incarnation of the Fantasia International Film Fest, that doesn’t mean the genre-centric fest has gone away.
The festival’s 24th edition might be online but don’t expect a truncated version of Fantasia – today’s first wave of programming includes twenty-one films ranging from the Tiny Tim biopic, Tiny Tim: King for a Day to the new Lloyd Kaufman film and intriguing titles like Undergods and The Curse of Audrey Earnshaw,
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A chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding leads to complications in the Hulu Original Film, Palm Springs.
Palm Springs is set to premiere on Hulu and in select drive-ins nationwide on Friday, July 10th.
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Yup, there is, in fact, a Zack Snyder cut of Justice League – and HBO Max will premiere it exclusively.
Continue reading HBO Max to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut!