"Paul" Movie Review! How Many Extraterrestrial Kisses Does the Film Deserve? 


They fought zombies in 2004’s “Shaun of the Dead,” solved a serial-killer mystery in 2007’s “Hot Fuzz,” and now, Simon Pegg (“Star Trek”) and Nick Frost (“Pirate Radio”) reunite for the UFO comedy adventure, “Paul.” It’s a fun intergalactic movie that will not make E.T. phone home.


Much like Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece, it’s quite refreshing to see a sci-fi themed movie where aliens are not the villains. On the contrary, the alien in the center of “Paul” is a pot-smoking, wisecracking flippant who is just so darn adorable!

Seth Rogen, in one of the best roles of his career, voices Paul, an extra-terrestrial ambassador to Earth and current alien resident at the infamous Area 51. He decides to escape his top-secret compound and teams up with Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Gollings (Frost) to find his mother ship and return home. Read More...

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Mia Wasikowska Talks About “Jane Eyre" and Her Love of Photography 


I love Mia Wasikowska! She’s a fantastic actress, and in such a short time, has amassed quite a resume. From blockbusters (“Alice in Wonderland”) to Oscar-nominated films (“The Kids Are All Right”) to searing period pieces (“Jane Eyre”), Wasikowska has proven she can tackle any role.

Now, she’s the 19th film actress to tackle the role of Jane Eyre, and it’s a captivating movie with equal parts romance and gothic, and diluted melodrama. Watch the film right as soon as you can!

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Her interest in working on “Jane Eyre”
*** Was it nerve-wracking to play a part that has been played multiple times before?
*** How she and Michael Fassbender managed to stay away from the melodramatic aspects of the novel
*** What’s the biggest challenge in tackling the role?
*** How she picks her roles
*** Wasikowska has another creative outlet – photography!



Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding.

Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.
Distributors: Focus Features

Cast and Credits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
Produced by: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan

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Michael Fassbender Talks About "Jane Eyre!" He Also Teases Us About "X-Men: First Class!" 


Michael Fassbender is such a down-to-earth, humble, sweet person. I had a great time interviewing him for “Jane Eyre.” In the movie, Fassbender stars as Mr. Rochester, and the actor injected the character with brooding, sexual charisma.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted him to making “Jane Eyre”
*** The challenge of playing a part that has been portrayed by many actors before
*** How he made me blush!
*** We switched gears and talked about his role as Magneto in the upcoming “X-Men: First Class”



Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding.

Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.
Distributors: Focus Features

Cast and Credits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
Produced by: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan

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Director Cary Fukunaga Explains “Jane Eyre!" I Love This Movie! 


Have I told you how much I love interviewing film directors? If you want to know more about the aspects of filmmaking, who best to turn to but the filmmaker herself or himself? Cary Fukunaga, coming off of the critical success of “Sin Nombre” decided to work on the period film, “Jane Eyre.”

I sat down with the director to talk about:

*** How he managed to balance romance and gothic (hard to do!) in “Jane Eyre”
*** Why did he decide to follow-up “Sin Nombre” with “Jane Eyre?”
*** The similarities between his two movies
*** How he directed his two leads, Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender
*** Was he inspired by “The Shining?”
*** Fukunaga adored the “Jane Eyre” version starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. How did his new film compare to the older take?



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Jane Eyre flees Thornfield House, where she works as a governess for wealthy Edward Rochester. The isolated and imposing residence - and Mr. Rochester's coldness - have sorely tested the young woman's resilience, forged years earlier when she was orphaned. As Jane reflects upon her past and recovers her natural curiosity, she will return to Mr. Rochester - and the terrible secret that he is hiding.

Genres: Drama, Romance and Adaptation
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content.
Distributors: Focus Features

Cast and Credits
Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins
Directed by: Cary Fukunaga
Produced by: Alison Owen, Paul Trijbits, Christine Langan

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Carla Gugino Talks About “Elektra Luxx!" I Truly Admire Her! 


Carla Gugino (“Watchmen,” “Sucker Punch”) is a revelation! I met her once for Disney’s “Race to Witch Mountain,” and now, she’s shifting gears and entering into the world of porn for the second time in “Elektra Luxx.” It’s a sequel to “Women in Trouble” from writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez.

In this interview, notice how articulate, and smart, and passionate Gugino is as she talks about:

*** The women empowerment theme of the movie
*** The idea behind “Elektra Luxx”
*** Is there going to be a third film in the series?
*** What makes a great filmmaker?
*** How does she collaborate with directors?
*** How she delved into the world of porn for the movie



Recently retired porn star Elektra Luxx tries to make a straight living by teaching a sex class for housewives in a community center. But things start to get very complicated when a flight attendant with ties to her late rock star boyfriend asks for a favor and a number of additional factors that follow make her face up to all sorts of life choices and revelations.

Genres: Comedy, Drama and Sequel
Running Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.
Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Films

Cast and Credits
Starring: Carla Gugino, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Timothy Olyphant, Malin Akerman, Adrianne Palicki
Directed by: Sebastian Gutierrez
Produced by: Sebastian Gutierrez

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