My Fun "Sucker Punch" Interviews with Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens! 


I enjoyed chatting with these lovely ladies. Jamie Chung (Amber), Jena Malone (Rocket), and Vanessa Hudgens (Blondie) star in the new and exciting Zack Snyder movie, “Sucker Punch.”

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Their attraction to making the movie
*** How they prepared for shooting the movie
*** The coolest aspect of each of their characters
*** Was the experience in making the movie as empowering as the film itself?
*** Their chemistry on-off screen
*** I asked Vanessa Hudgens, who is part Filipina, a Filipino food question! She talked about balut – a delicacy involving duck embryos…yum! (Check out my fun "Bandslam" interview with Vanessa Hudgens right here)



Here’s more “Sucker Punch” info from Warner Bros (Read my "Sucker Punch" movie review right here):

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. A young girl's dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea - to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey - if they succeed - will set them free.

GENRES: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/ Fantasy
IN THEATERS: March 25th, 2011
MPAA: PG-13 for for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

Cast & Crew

STARRING:
Emily Browning: Babydoll
Vanessa Hudgens: Blondie
Abbie Cornish: Sweat Pea
Jena Malone: Rocket
Jamie Chung: Amber
Carla Gugino: Madam Gorski
Jon Hamm: High Roller
Scott Glenn: Wise Man
Oscar Isaac: Blue

DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder

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Secrets of "Sucker Punch" Revealed! Writer/Director Zack Snyder Talks About "Sucker Punch" and "Superman!" 


Writer/director Zack Snyder’s new film, “Sucker Punch” has all the trademark visual energy apparent in the helmer’s oeuvre such as “300” and “Watchmen.” Okay, add “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole” to the list :happy (Check out my interview with Zack Snyder for "The Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" right here)

In this interview, we talked about:

*** What the heck was he smoking to be able to come up with a trippy film like “Sucker Punch?”
*** His inspirations for the film
*** The film’s messages hidden in the girls’ weapons – such as, do you know that the story of “Sucker Punch” is engraved on Babydoll’s samurai sword?
*** The five young rebels and how the actresses fit into his vision
*** The film’s soundtrack
*** And the movie’s visual look – how will he adapt his visual energy to his upcoming project, “Superman?”



Here’s more “Sucker Punch” info from Warner Bros (Read my "Sucker Punch" movie review right here):

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. A young girl's dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea - to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey - if they succeed - will set them free.

GENRES: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/ Fantasy

IN THEATERS: March 25th, 2011

MPAA: PG-13 for for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

Cast & Crew

STARRING:

Emily Browning: Babydoll
Vanessa Hudgens: Blondie
Abbie Cornish: Sweat Pea
Jena Malone: Rocket
Jamie Chung: Amber
Carla Gugino: Madam Gorski
Jon Hamm: High Roller
Scott Glenn: Wise Man
Oscar Isaac: Blue

DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder



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The Villains Speak! Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac Interview for “Sucker Punch” 


I’m in love with Carla Gugino! She always makes a film interesting! In the new movie “Sucker Punch,” she plays the traditional villain with a twist, Madam Gorski, right alongside Oscar Isaac’s Blue. (Check out my "Elektra Luxx" interview with Carla Gugino right here)

In this interview, we talked about:

*** Their interest in working on the movie
*** Collaborating with writer/director Zack Snyder
*** Singing and performing “Love is the Drug” by Jefferson Starship
*** The Girl Power message of “Sucker Punch”



Here’s more “Sucker Punch” info from Warner Bros (Read my "Sucker Punch" movie review right here):

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. A young girl's dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea - to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey - if they succeed - will set them free.

GENRES: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/ Fantasy

IN THEATERS: March 25th, 2011

MPAA: PG-13 for for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

Cast & Crew

STARRING:

Emily Browning: Babydoll
Vanessa Hudgens: Blondie
Abbie Cornish: Sweat Pea
Jena Malone: Rocket
Jamie Chung: Amber
Carla Gugino: Madam Gorski
Jon Hamm: High Roller
Scott Glenn: Wise Man
Oscar Isaac: Blue

DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder

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So Long Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Many Thanks For the Movies, Stories, and AIDS Foundation 


Elizabeth Taylor, the grande dame of Hollywood, has passed away early Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles of congestive heart failure. She was 79.

Surrounded by her children, Michael Wilding, Christopher Wilding, Liza Todd, and Maria Burton, Taylor closed her eyes and joined other classic Hollywood icons to live in cinema heaven.

In a statement to ABC News, her son, Michael, said: "My Mother was an extraordinary woman who lived life to the fullest, with great passion, humor, and love. Though her loss is devastating to those of us who held her so close and so dear, we will always be inspired by her enduring contribution to our world. Her remarkable body of work in film, her ongoing success as a businesswoman, and her brave and relentless advocacy in the fight against HIV/AIDS, all make us all incredibly proud of what she accomplished. We know, quite simply, that the world is a better place for Mom having lived in it. Her legacy will never fade, her spirit will always be with us, and her love will live forever in our hearts."


Instead of sending flowers, her family has asked that contributions be made to Taylor's longtime passion -- her AIDS Foundation. (You can make donations and contributions by clicking here)

You can also write personal messages to her Facebook page right here.

Taylor starred in more than 50 films. Born in northwest London in 1932, her first movie was "There's One Born Every Minute" when she was just nine years old. (Taylor in Pictures Through the Years)

If you guys haven't seen her two Academy Award-winning performances, watching them would make great homages. She won for "Butterfield 8," a movie that can be deemed campy now, but her searing performance as a prostitute lives on. (Watch when Taylor accepted her Oscar for "Butterfield 8")

My favorite, which I always try to see every now and then, is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." It's a cinematic spitfire from director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Ernest Lehman from a story by Edward Albee. Watch Taylor's fiery performance as she dukes it out with Richard Burton, George Segal, and Sandy Dennis. (See "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" trailer right here)

Like a true Hollywood legend, Taylor's career is marked by world-renowned beauty, acting, failed marriages, and unmitigated passion towards helping her community and fellowmen, her AIDS foundation.

Dame Elizabeth Taylor will be missed :sad

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"Sucker Punch" Movie Review -- How Many Kisses Do Zack Snyder and His Five Young Rebels Get? 


Director Zack Snyder has taken us into his stylized Battle of Thermopylae in the hit “300,” and subverted the notion of superheroes in “Watchmen.” Now, the filmmaker is asking us to open our minds for his epic action opus, “Sucker Punch,” a fantasy-within-a-fantasy film that packs a mean wallop.

The film depends highly on Snyder’s flamboyant visual flair. The one-time music video and commercial director knows how to tell stories through emblazoned images. Indeed, “Sucker Punch” is part music video and part videogame that is one-hundred percent entertaining.

Music plays a major part in the movie. Babydoll’s (Emily Browning) psyche and fantasy are told through songs. The opening montage introducing the character features Browning singing “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics as we see haunting images of Babydoll and her sister and their abusive stepfather (Gerard Plunkett). Read More...

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