Harrison Ford Talks ENDER’S GAME, Why It’s a Good Family Movie, the Evolution of Space Visual Effects Since STAR WARS, and More

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Academy Award nominee Harrison Ford embarks on an exciting new adventure in space bringing credibility and charm to a complicated role in the sci-fi action thriller Ender’s Game opening November 1st.  After the people of Earth survive a devastating alien attack, Battle School commander Hyrum Graff (Ford) trains a new generation of child geniuses to be warriors to meet the threat of another imminent invasion.  Among them is a brilliant and remarkably gifted 12-year-old, Ender Wiggins (Asa Butterfield), who shows great promise to become Earth’s next ultimate military leader.  Written for the screen and directed by Gavin Hood based on the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning novel by Orson Scott Card, the film also stars Hailee Steinfeld, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Sir Ben Kingsley.

In an engaging interview at the film’s recent press day, Ford talked about what intrigued him when he first read the script, why he feels the questions it raises make it a good family movie, what it was like sharing the screen with young star Butterfield and veteran actors Davis and Kingsley, how the visual effects technology used to shoot space sequences has evolved since Star Wars, why he enjoys the collaborative process of filmmaking and wants to continue to perfect his talents, what he learned as a young actor working on American Graffiti, why he doesn’t consider himself an icon, his thoughts on the Oscar campaign for 42, and his advice for someone just starting out on the journey of being an actor.  Hit the jump to read the interview:

AMERICAN GRAFFITI Special Edition DVD Review

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Back when he made good movies, and just prior to leaving an indelible impression on the cinematic landscape with Star Wars, George Lucas co-wrote and directed a low-budget masterpiece called American Graffiti. An ensemble nostalgia film that takes place over the course of a single night in 1962, the movie, like all great films, can’t be tucked into a neat box, genre-wise.  It manages to transcend genre and be all at once funny, sad, exhilarating, and touching (Yes, Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused owes more than a little to this movie). Hit the jump for my review of American Graffiti on DVD.

Edgar Wright and The New Beverly to Present THE WRIGHT STUFF 2

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Edgar Wright is re-teaming with popular theater The New Beverly to present a new line-up of some of his favorite films.  Wright will be on hand to introduce all of the films (schedule permitting).  This is an awesome collection of films and if you live in Los Angeles and don’t attend at least one of these double-features, you’ll be missing out.

Hit the jump for the schedule.  The Wright Stuff 2 begins January 14th with a triple-header of Wright’s films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

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