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'Interstellar' Co-Star Explains That the Robot TARS is Actually Real

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by Mike Ryan October 30, 2014 @ 10:21 AM
Paramount
In Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar,’ David Gyasi (who had his breakout role in 2012’s ‘Cloud Atlas’) plays Romilly, a NASA scientist onboard an intergalactic mission to find a suitable replacement planet for a dying Earth. Also part of this mission is TARS, a monolith-looking rectangular robot (voiced by Bill Irwin) that looks surprisingly real. As Gyasi explains, it looks real because, well, it is real and Irwin was in control of TARS' movements.

'Nightcrawler' Director Dan Gilroy on High Expectations and Chris Rock as Jimmy Olsen

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by Mike Ryan October 27, 2014 @ 2:11 PM
It’s remarkable that ‘Nightcrawler’ is Dan Gilroy’s first directorial effort. The film is so stylized – but not in a “look at my style!” kind of way – that it feels like it’s from someone who has at least done this before. It’s funny to listen to Gilroy – brother of fellow writer/director Tony Gilroy – explain why he finally wanted to direct, which basically comes down to his nice way of saying, “other people were screwing up my vision.” And now he’s written ‘Nightcrawler,’ and Gilroy wasn’t about to let anyone else screw it up.

Keanu Reeves on 'John Wick' and, No, He Still Hasn't Seen 'Speed 2: Cruise Control'

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by Mike Ryan October 20, 2014 @ 11:42 AM
Lionsgate
Keanu Reeves discusses his career shift of recent years – years in which he’s also been berated with questions about a possible third ‘Speed’ movie. As it turns out, he still hasn’t even seen ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control.’ Reeves explains why that is, what he thinks about the planned ‘Point Break’ remake, and reminisces about making out with Paula Abdul.

'The Walking Dead' Interview: Andrew J. West Talks Terminus Spoilers, Gareth Backstory and More

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 17, 2014 @ 2:34 PM
AMC
'The Walking Dead' fans got their second taste of season 5's new big bad this past Sunday, as Terminus leader Gareth put the hurt on Rick and his crew, but will the scrappy survivor come back to bite everyone in the end? We talked to Andrew J. West himself for a course in 'Walking Dead' season 5 spoilers, including Gareth's mysterious past, and which cast member from the series might make for a good meal.

Logan Lerman on 'Fury' and How Mel Gibson Jumpstarted His Career

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by Mike Ryan October 16, 2014 @ 10:58 AM
Sony
Logan Lerman discusses filming ‘Fury,’ a challenge for obvious reasons when you’re working day in and day out with a giant deadly weapon – ‘Fury’ follows the lives of a World War II tank crew; Lerman plays the “new kid,” Norman – but won’t discuss the hazing he endured because he doesn’t want anyone to look bad. (OK, that’s pretty good media training.) Lerman also discusses his first two roles, ‘The Patriot’ and ‘What Women Want,’ and how Mel Gibson, of all people, really jumpstarted his career.

19 Awesome Minutes With the Awesome Amy Ryan

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by Mike Ryan October 15, 2014 @ 2:07 PM
Larry Busacca, Getty Images
When I met Ryan at a brand new Midtown Manhattan hotel, I explained this is the second time we had met (I always assume that no one ever remembers me) and, well, the memories of our last time together came back -- an interview that involved a misunderstanding over the phrase “America’s scorn.” (I had meant the scorn she might receive because her character from ‘The Office,’ Holly, was taking Michael Scott away; she thought I meant some sort of new project titled ‘America’s Scorn.') The last time I spoke to Ryan,'15 Awesome Minutes with Awesomely Awesome Amy Ryan.’ Well, here are 19 more…

David Ayer On the 'Polarizing' Fury and That Time He Was Thrown Under the Bus

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by Mike Ryan October 14, 2014 @ 1:12 PM
Columbia Pictures
David Ayer knows that, with ‘Fury,’ he’s made a polarizing movie. It’s fascinating when not a director not only reads the reviews, but is openly talking about those reviews before a movie has even opened. Ayer is exaggerating when he says “the knives are out,” (‘Fury’ currently sits at 70 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and has its fair share of support to counter those that don’t – but Ayer is right when he calls it polarizing in the fact that the people who like it, really like it, and the same can be said for its detractors. ‘Fury’ sure does cause a reaction.

Jason Schwartzman on 'Listen Up Philip,' Those 'Jurassic Park 4' Rumors and Being Related to Nic Cage

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by Mike Ryan October 13, 2014 @ 10:56 AM
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Ahead, Schwartzman also talks about working with Tim Burton in the upcoming film ‘Big Eyes’ – a director Schwartzman’s admired since childhood – and explains what it’s like being related to Nicolas Cage.

'Legend of Korra' Creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino Talk "Korra Alone," Book 4 and Beyond

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 10, 2014 @ 1:48 PM
NIckelodeon
'The Legend of Korra' said goodbye to fans at New York Comic-Con 2014 with a final panel and screening of Book 4's second installment "Korra Alone," filling in the gaps of Korra's heartbreaking three-year struggle after Book 3 finale "Venom of the Red Lotus." We had a chance to speak to series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino just before the panel to discuss everything from bringing Korra's journey full circle, to lingering Book 3 questions, and the franchise future.

How to Get Your Short Film Made at Pixar

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by Mike Ryan October 10, 2014 @ 1:38 PM
Disney
Coinciding with New York Comic Con, Pixar is promoting its new short film, ‘Lava,’ that will play before the theatrical release of ‘Inside Out’ next June. ‘Lava,’ directed by James Ford Murphy, is the story of a lonely volcano who sings – in a style inspired by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole’s version of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ – in an attempt to find his one true love. It’s a sweet story that will garner attention as all the Pixar shorts seem to do – and can serve as a springboard for feature length animated films. How does one get an animated short approved by Pixar? Here, ‘Lava’ director James Ford Murphy explains the process, which started on a napkin.