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Netflix orders Norm Macdonald talk show

Norm Macdonald, a man who lies in the spectrum between senile grandpa and Kubrickian comedy genius, will be getting his own talk show via Netflix. 10 episodes have been ordered by the streaming behemoth, making this show just one of the 700...

 
 
 
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Interview: Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead)

Bruce Campbell didn't just enter the room—he swaggered. As he made his way to the first roundtable interview, he nodded to the various tables and press. "I will get to you all eventually," he said with equal parts mock-bravado and sma...

 
 
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Interview: Sam Raimi and Craig DiGregorio (Ash vs. Evil Dead)

It's been nearly 40 years since Sam Raimi directed Within the Woods, the $1,600 horror short that would become The Evil Dead. Decades later, Raimi has returned to the series that kickstarted and defined his career, directing the first episo...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SXSW Interview: Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

My final roundtable interview of SXSW was with Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Since it was my first true Anderson film experience (which I loved), I had plenty of questions for him. But since I had to compete with a few oth...

 
 
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SXSW Interview: Jason Bateman (Bad Words)

Taking place after the roundtable interview with Kathryn Hahn, Jason Bateman strolled in immediately grabbing the room's attention. Good thing I was no longer too nervous to speak as Bateman had plenty of knowledge stored away about his dir...

 
 
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SXSW Interview: Kathryn Hahn (Bad Words)

This was my first time covering the SXSW festival, so I was very nervous. My first big press job was to sit in a roundtable interview (where a bunch of press folks get to interview an actor/actress) with Kathryn Hahn for her film, Bad Words...

 
 
 
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Round Table with Quentin Dupieux

Quentin Dupieux has dabbled in a great many things over his years in media, be it music, movies, or shorts. With his new movie Wrong Cops coming to select screening December 20th he took the time to sit down with us in Los Angeles to l...

 
 
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An interview with Jensen Karp of Gallery 1988

If you know about pop culture art, then you know Jensen Karp. Co-owner, co-curator and co-founder of the Los Angeles based Gallery 1988, Karp and the other half of G1988, Katie Cromwell, have spent the last (almost) decade creating one of t...

 
 
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NYCC Interview: The screenwriter and stars of Oldboy

Spike Lee's upcoming remake of Oldboy has drawn many strong opinions from our staff. While it's one of our most anticipated films of the holiday season, it's also a movie that makes us question how a remake can negatively affect the origina...

 
 
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Interview: Jia Zhangke & Zhao Tao (A Touch of Sin)

Jia Zhangke has been called one of the most important filmmakers in the world by Richard Brody of The New Yorker and John Powers of NPR. This isn't just because his films are well made. Jia occupies an interesting place in contemporary Chin...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: The makers of Rewind This!

With the documentary Rewind This!, director Josh Johnson has created a fine overview of the VHS era, covering the many different facets of the home video revolution. It's not an easy task to tackle the whole format from different angles, bu...

 
 
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Interview: Drinking Buddies (Cast and Director)

On an early afternoon in Austin, TX, I had a chance to sit down with the cast and director of Drinking Buddies, which consisted of Anna Kendrick (End of Watch), Jake Johnson (Safety Not Guaranteed), Ron Livingston (Office Space), and Joe Sw...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Cutie and the Boxer

I might have missed Ushio and Noriko Shinohara's apartment if it wasn't for the doorbell and the little handwritten sign above it. Now it seems so obvious. Around their home there's a bridal shop, some nice places for lunch, and chic spots ...

 
 
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Interview: Paul Rudd (Prince Avalanche)

Prince Avalanche was one of my favorite films of SXSW and it was in large part thanks to the fantastic performances given by Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd. It was only after the screening that I remembered it was directed by David Gordon Green...

 
 
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Interview: Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein's Army)

Even though I had issues with the found-footage aspect of Frankenstein's Army, there's a great anarchic imagination in the film, and it belongs to director Richard Raaphorst. I had a chance to sit down and talk with Raaphorst the other week...

 
 
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Interview: Lee Won-Suk (How to Use Guys with Secret Tips)

The best film I saw at this year's New York Asian Film Festival (our recap of which will be up late next week) was director Lee Won-Suk's film How to Use Guys with Secret Tips. About halfway through the film, I knew that I had to meet the m...

 
 
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Dada Chan Interview (Tales from the Dark/Hardcore Comedy)

Dada Chan doesn't want to be seen as a sex icon. That was clear to me as soon as I walked into the room. Wearing a too-large crew neck t-shirt and a floor-length skirt, the Hong Kong actress renowned for her bust was the most mode...

 
 
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Interview: Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)

The Act of Killing was the most audacious documentary I saw at SXSW, as well as the most upsetting and politically charged. We'll have a full review of the film tomorrow when it gets a theatrical release thanks to Drafthouse Films and execu...

 
 
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NYAFF Interview: Jung Ji-Woo (Director of Eungyo/A Muse)

One of the more interesting films I saw at this year's New York Asian Film Festival was Eungyo, also known as A Muse, a film about an aged poet who falls in love with a young girl. I got a chance to sit down with director Jung Ji-Woo and ta...

 
 
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Interview: The directors of V/H/S/2 (The Snack Pack)

It's odd how things work. The day after I wrote a very negative review about a found footage movie I didn't like, I wound up interviewing four of the directors responsible for V/H/S/2, a found footage movie that I did like. Group interviews...

 
 
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Interview: Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto (V/H/S/2)

When Hubert did his crazy mass-interview at Tribeca featuring the directors of the upcoming V/H/S/2, there were two significant people not in attendance: Timo Tjahjanto and Gareth Evans. The pair, hard at work on films in Indonesia, were no...

 
 
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Interview: The Detroit protopunk band Death

After speaking with A Band Called Death directors Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino, I had the opportunity to speak to the band Death itself. Bobby Hackney (bass, vocal), Bobbie Duncan (guitar), and Dannis Hackney (drums) were all really cool gu...

 
 
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Interview: The directors of A Band Called Death

In the last few years, the almost-forgotten Detroit protopunk band Death has been going through a rebirth. And it's only three decades after the fact. The group was born in Detroit in 1971, a power trio comprised of three brothers: Bobby Ha...

 
 
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Interview: Steve Schneider & Carpentieri (Hey Bartender)

Douglas Tirola's documentary Hey Bartender looks at the rise of the craft cocktail and the role of the bartender in society. Two of the bartenders at the center of the film are Steve Schneider and Stephen Carpentieri. Even though they share...

 
 
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The Raid 2: Berandal will be bigger and "more cinematic"

Did you know that The Raid: Redemption director Gareth Evans co-directed a short for the upcoming V/H/S/2? It's true, and it's freaking awesome. It's by far the best part of either V/H/S film, so I was extremely excited when I got a chance ...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Jason Blum (producer of The Purge)

This job has a lot of perks. One of those perks is getting to interview some really awesome people. Case in point, I had the privledge of getting to talk with founder of Blumhouse Productions; producer of the Paranormal Activity franchise, ...

 
 
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Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me)

Upon sitting down with Jesse Eisenberg he started asking me questions, which is the opposite of how an interview is supposed to go, but totally awesome of him. That pretty much sums him up so our conversation about magic led into him taking...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Malcom McDowell (A Green Story)

Malcom McDowell is in everything. I mean it. Check his IMDB. He's in everything. One of those everythings he is in is a new film called A Green Story, which tells the true life tale of Van Vlahakis, who created Earth Friendly Products, one ...

 
 
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Tribeca Interview: Bending Steel, Part 2

Here's the second part of our interview with the team behind Bending Steel: director Dave Carroll, director of photography/producer Ryan Scafuro, and Chris "Wonder" Schoeck. The documentary was my favorite movie at this year's Tribeca Film ...

 
 




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