When actress Linda Larkin first read the role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s 1992 animated movie “Aladdin,” it was both the similarities and contrasts to the studio’s previous damsels that attracted her to the part. “When I was a little girl, Cinderella was one of my princesses,” Larkin told me during a recent interview. “Cinderella […]
Standing in front of a massive replica of the “Jurassic World” entrance gates at the 2015 New York Comic Con, actor Nick Robinson can still hardly believe the monstrous success of his dinosaur series reboot. “I don’t think anybody expected quite the success that happened,” Robinson told me as the popular NYCC attraction, Zulu the […]
Tweet your questions for “The Last Witch Hunter” stars Elijah Wood and Rose Leslie to @XFINITY using the hashtag #AskLWH. Tune in on October 15 for their answers!
Mars is a red hot planet these days. Not only is the fourth planet from the sun the centerpiece of Ridley Scott’s new movie “The Martian,” based on the novel by author Andy Weir, but the desert rock is making headlines after a NASA spacecraft recently discovered evidence of flowing water on its surface. How […]
Richard Gere is best known for his debonair leading man roles in swoon-inducing films such as “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Pretty Woman,” but the 66-year-old star is strikingly stripped down and vulnerable in the new movie “Time Out of Mind.” Directed by “I’m Not There” scribe Oren Moverman, the indie drama follows a […]
At a time when many of Hollywood’s most breathtaking action sequences are largely computer-generated, it’s encouraging to know there’s still someone out there taking lumps for film fans. Greg Powell has been a stunt man and stunt coordinator for 45 years, and boasts credits on action-packed classics such as “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “Superman” […]
Based on a New Yorker article by poet and essayist Katha Pollitt, “Learning to Drive” is the story of a New York City book editor named Wendy Shields (Patricia Clarkson), who forms an unlikely bond with her Indian Sikh driving instructor Darwan Singh Tur (Sir Ben Kingsley) amid the turmoil of her crumbling marriage. Although […]
The tragic former child star narrative is an all-too-familiar one in Hollywood, but it’s a headline actor Sean Astin has successfully avoided for 30 years. Best known around the world as Mikey in Steven Spielberg’s 1985 adventure hit “The Goonies,” Astin maintained a steady career through the ’90s with memorable roles in films such as […]
Actresses Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke discuss their new movie “Mistress America,” which is now playing in select theaters.
At the age of 32, Kate Bosworth is finally getting the roles she deserves. “I’ve been doing it since I was 14,” the actress told me during a recent interview. “I’ve performed through the angsty teens and the 20s, and it was really the late 20s and early 30s that I feel like the roles […]