Variety Studio ACTORS ON ACTORS Online Series Debuts For 2016 Awards Season (VIDEOS)

It's Oscar time again, and Hollywood trade publication Variety has another season of their Actors on Actors series to go with it. Better and more interesting than the fluff you get on late night, these conversations are artists talking about their art as well as the life of working in the business. The setup is simple but the [...]

People & Politics On The Deepwater Horizon: A Conversation With Kurt Russell and Kate Hudson

It's a pleasant fall Sunday afternoon in New Orleans on the edge of the French Quarter, and Kurt Russell is pissed. We're talking about his new movie, Deepwater Horizon, on the eve of its official world premiere (attended by actual survivors of the petroleum disaster, along with family members of those who didn't) and I [...]

Mel Gibson Talks PASSION follow-up RESURRECTION (VIDEO)

It's not a sequel. Or, more to the point, as director Mel Gibson puts it, "It's not The Passion 2". While promoting his upcoming World War II movie Hacksaw Ridge, Gibson spoke with pastor Greg Laurie at the SoCal Harvest conference, held at Laurie's Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. During the nearly 10-minute conversation [...]

Spielberg On The Life Or Death Of Indiana Jones, His WEST SIDE STORY, & More (INTERVIEW)

Steven Spielberg isn't saying much about Indy 5, but he will confirm if the popular archeologist finally lives or dies. In a lengthy feature story about the Big Famous Director - in conjunction with the release of his latest movie The BFG - The Hollywood Reporter looks at Spielberg the filmmaker and mogul, exploring where he's been, where [...]

My Conversation With The Director of THE YOUNG MESSIAH

"I understand why people are skeptical, and why many of them bring their theological checklists.” - director Cyrus Nowrasteh, on reactions by Christians to recent Hollywood Bible movies The Young Messiah, the new film about Jesus at the age of 7 (based on Anne Rice's novel "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt"), opens in theaters on Friday March [...]

DOWNTON ABBEY: THE MOVIE? A Post-Finale Interview with Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame (INTERVIEW LINK)

Could it be? Or are fans being setup for an Edith-style heartbreak? In an in-depth post-finale interview with Downton Abbey writer/creator Julian Fellowes and Executive Producer Gareth Neame, here's what the duo told Variety about the prospect of a Downton movie: Fellowes: I’m completely up for a movie. There are various considerations, which of the cast would be [...]

DGA Q&A: Scorsese & Spielberg Talk BRIDGE OF SPIES (VIDEO)

When two legendary filmmakers sit down to talk for an hour, it's always worthwhile. This discussion, hosted in New York City by the Directors Guild of America, followed a recent DGA screening for Steven Spielberg's Bridge Of Spies. Friend, peer, and fellow icon Martin Scorsese interviews Spielberg about his latest effort, which was recently nominated for 6 Academy [...]

Grumpy George Lucas Disses The New STAR WARS Movie (VIDEO)

Based on how different The Force Awakens is from the Star Wars prequels - both in tone and visual style - it should come as no surprise that creator George Lucas doesn't particularly care for the latest entry into the saga that he began. Still, to hear him actually say it is another thing. After Episode VII's premiere, at which the most praise [...]