John Krasinski Talks PROMISED LAND, How Fracking Has No Easy Answers, Directing, Dunkin Donuts, and More

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Opening this weekend in limited release is director Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land.  The film stars Matt Damon and Frances McDormand as natural gas salesmen who try to prey on an economic town in decline only to have their mission complicated by the citizens they encounter and an environmentalist played by John Krasinski.  Damon and Krasinski wrote the screenplay, and the film deals heavily with the consequences of fracking.  The film also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy, and Titus Welliver.  For more on Promised Land, here are seven clips and the trailer.

During the recent Los Angeles press day I got to speak with Krasinski.  He talked about what surprises he learned when researching fracking, how they wanted to make sure the film showed both side of the issue, is he planning on directing a feature soon, Dunkin Donuts (we’re both from New England and L.A. has no locations), and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Carol Burnett and Amy Poehler Talk THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, Dunkin Donuts, Karaoke, and More

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Opening tomorrow in America is Studio Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty.  Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi and written by Hayao Miyazaki and Keiko Niwa, the film is an adaptation of Mary Norton‘s children’s novels The Borrowers, which focuses on miniscule people who attempt to hide their existence and “borrow” items from human beings in order to survive.  I recently saw the film and it’s fantastic.  It’s also great for both kids and adults.  Absolutely recommended.

Recently, I got to speak with Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett (they voice two of the characters).  We talked about how the movie shows our world but from a different perspective, do they have a favorite Studio Ghibli movie, is there anything in comedy that’s off limits, karaoke, Dunkin Donuts, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

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