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?



Here's more info on "Jane Eyre" from Yahoo:

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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Malin Akerman and Emmanuel Chriqui Talk About “Elektra Luxx” 


Malin Akerman (“Watchmen,” “Couples Retreat”) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (“You Don’t Mess with the Zohan,” “Entourage”) are absolute dolls! They’re fun and sweet, just like the movie “Elektra Luxx.”

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What attracted them to making the movie? (This is Malin’s first foray into the series, Emmanuelle’s second, she was in the first film “Women in Trouble”)
*** Their characters
*** The porn industry



Here's more info on "Elektra Luxx" from Yahoo:

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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Watch My "Red Riding Hood" Movie Review, You Will Live Happily Ever After! 


For my one-on-one interview with Amanda Seyfried click here, with Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons click here, and with director Catherine Hardwicke click here

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Amanda Seyfried Interview for "Red Riding Hood!" See Why She Was Hesitant to Making the Film! 


I finally got the chance to sit down with Amanda Seyfried. She's an astute young actress who's been picking the right roles. She is definitely picture-perfect as Red Riding Hood. She has an ethereal quality that makes her look transcend time and place.

And she's a bit shy. And she had trepidations about taking the lead role in this Leonardo DiCaprio-produced film.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Why she chose to wear the red riding hood
*** Why did she have second thoughts about accepting the role
*** How does she pick her roles?
*** Why she's saying that director Catherine Hardwicke was proud to say she got Rob (Pattinson) and Kristen (Stewart) together
*** In the film, she must choose between Shiloh Fernandez and Max Irons. Who will she choose in real life?

Have Fun!



(For my movie review of "Red Riding Hood," click here)

Here's more info on "Red Riding Hood" from Yahoo:

A Gothic imagining of the classic fairy tale in which a young woman is confronted by a werewolf, this time with a teenage love triangle at its center.

Genres: Romance, Suspense/Horror and Adaptation
Release Date: March 11th, 2011 (wide)
Distributors:
Warner Bros Pictures

Cast and Credits
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Shiloh Fernandez, Max Irons, Julie Christie, Gary Oldman
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Produced by: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Michael Ireland

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