B-Movie King Lloyd Kaufman, President & CEO of Troma Entertainment, has been making indie films for 40 years, his experience spawning a line of books about making your own damn movie, including Produce Your Own Damn Movie!, which I co-authored with him in 2009.
As I settle in for the interview session, Brian Wilson takes a seat next to John Cusack. It's a beautiful thing to witness: two brilliant American artists sitting side-by-side, ready for the questions to roll.
Hooray for Hollywood now refers more to the past than the present. The movie capital has in inferiority complex when it compares itself to prior glories.
Entourage is a movie made for the fans of the popular HBO series of the same name. For those, like me, who never saw an episode this is a movie full of mystery. What is the basis for the plot; who are these actors; and more than that who are these characters and why should audiences care about them. I
After living in Los Angeles for three years, one thing I've learned is that some of the best parties are thrown at fitness studios. Weird, right? Kinda, but true.
The principal problem with Entourage as a movie: There are barely as many laughs in its slack 104 minutes as in the average 30-minute episode. Which makes it a lot like the Sex and the City movies.
Sen. Ron Johnson has been attacking Hollywood liberals for the supposed anti-business propaganda of The Lego Movie. But co-producers John Powers Middleton and Dan Lin, it would seem, make an odd pair to lead the revolution against the business class.
I'll let the PSA speak for itself. It serves as an example of the quality work product veterans produce on a daily basis in the civilian sector, whether for their companies or communities.
A new storyline is emerging in Hollywood blockbusters: The revolution of the malcontents has replaced the revolution of the idealists. (Spoiler warning: This blog ruins the surprise of the movies mentioned.)
Actors Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux got engaged in August of 2012, and their wedding has been much-anticipated by their many fans. However, reports last week revealed the two have been fighting and are now living separately.
At 20 years old, I've already become fairly cynical with institutions like organized religion and the government. I've learned to question everything and to look twice before validating claims - but, hey, I guess that's what a journalist is supposed to do. But there was always one romanticism that I held on to.
"Filmmaking is not for the faint-hearted," asserts South African-born film editor Margaret Sixel. The mother of two boys, Buda (19), and Tige (15), is one of a growing number of women editing the male domain of action films.
Catchphrases were created and run into the ground for fun. I don't recall a single sentence of any foreign language I ever studied. But I do remember "too much lotion!" and "they pelted us with rocks and garbage!"
The intimate yet airy location brings Angelenos a full array of flavors from various parts of Peru.
All editors, unburdened of the Sisyphean task of maintaining newsstand sales, could try more interesting, less available people -- a commodity as scarce as actual covers themselves.