Amy Adams Talks BIG EYES, Her Favorite Tim Burton Character, Working with Christoph Waltz, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and More

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Amy Adams leads Big Eyes as Margaret Keane, the woman behind the famous sad-eyed waif paintings.  However, it wasn’t until 1970 that that information was made public because, for years, Margaret’s husband, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), claimed her work as his own. Margaret wasn’t particularly outspoken and it took her a good deal of time to insist on getting the credit she deserved, but it was her “quiet dignity” that drew Adams to the role.

While in New York City promoting Big Eyes’ December 25th limited release, Adams sat down to talk about that, the Tim Burton role she dreamed of playing back when she first considered getting into acting, working with Waltz, how to fake paint convincingly, Lois Lane’s role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and more.  Hit the jump to check out the interview.

Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne and Quvenzhane Wallis Talk ANNIE, the Fun Shoot, Collaborating with Will Gluck, Embarrassing Moments on Set, and More

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Now playing in theaters is Will Gluck‘s modern reimagining of the Broadway classic Annie.  The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the title role as a young, happy, street-tough foster kid living with the mean Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) who is taken in by New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) in a thinly veiled campaign move.  The film also stars Rose ByrneBobby CannavaleAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and David Zayas.  For more on Annie, watch the trailer, five clips and eleven minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, or read Matt’s review.

At the New York City press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne and Quvenzhane Wallis.  They talked about collaborating with Will Gluck, how much fun they had making the film, embarrassing moments on set, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Shawn Levy Talk NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, How to Do Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson Impressions, and More

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Ever wonder what it feels like for Owen Wilson to play Jedediah, the tiny cowboy from the Wild West Diorama?  I got a brief taste of it at the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb press day last weekend and it’s awkward to say the least.  In the franchise’s third installment, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) and the gang from the Natural History Museum must travel to London to try to figure out how to fix the tablet that brings the exhibits to life at night before it runs out of power.

With Night at the Museum 3 making its way into theaters on December 19th, I got the opportunity to sit down (or stand in my case) with Wilson, Stiller and director Shawn Levy.  After offering up some advice on how to hold my own at such a tiny size, they busted out some impressions and discussed the surprising The Cove reference in the film.  Hit the jump to check it out.

Luke Evans Talks THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, What He Would Ask J. R. R. Tolkien, Embarrassing Moments on Set, Deleted Scenes, More

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As most of you know, the final chapter in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, is now in theaters.  Unlike the first two installments of The Hobbit, the final chapter is almost non-stop action and features some incredible sequences that fans of The Lord of the Rings will absolutely love.  In addition, if you have the chance to see it in 3D, the added ticket price is worth it for this movie.  The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard ArmitageEvangeline LillyLuke EvansBenedict CumberbatchStephen FryCate BlanchettIan HolmChristopher LeeHugo WeavingKen StottJames Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.

At last week’s London press junket I landed an exclusive video interview with Luke Evans.  He talked about what he would ask J. R. R. Tolkien, deleted scenes and what might be included in the extended cut, embarrassing moments from the set, what it was like working with Peter Jackson and Martin Freeman, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch and make sure to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this week.  It’s great.

Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale Talk ANNIE, the Fun Shoot, Collaborating with Will Gluck, the Songs, and More

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Opening this weekend is Will Gluck‘s modern reimagining of the Broadway classic Annie.  The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) in the title role as a young, happy, street-tough foster kid living with the mean Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) who is taken in by New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) in a thinly veiled campaign move.  The film also stars Rose ByrneBobby CannavaleAdewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and David Zayas.  For more on Annie, watch the trailer or these five clips and eleven minutes of behind-the-scenes footage.

At the recent New York City press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale.  They talked about collaborating with Will Gluck, contemporizing the film, the new songs, if a lot of friends that wanted to visit them on the set, how much fun they had making the film, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Martin Freeman Talks THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, What He Would Ask J. R. R. Tolkien, Embarrassing Moments on Set, SHERLOCK, and More

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I love interviewing Martin Freeman.  Not only is he a very talented actor that’s always great in front of the camera; it’s also because no matter what you want to talk about, he always finds a way to work in funny stories that will make you laugh. My interview last week in London for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was no different.  Not only did he talk about what people say about him online, or what he’d ask J. R. R. Tolkien if he could travel back in time, he told an amazing R-rated story about the game he likes to play with his cast mates – specifically Aidan Turner.  Trust me, there is no way you watch this interview and not laugh out loud.  Hit the jump to watch.

Aaron Paul Talks EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, Working with Ridley Scott, the Parting of the Red Sea Sequence, Future Projects, and More

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Now playing in theaters around the world is Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings.  As most of you know, the film is Scott’s take on the Bliblical story of Moses, with Christian Bale playing the former Egyptian prince and Joel Edgerton filling the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.  The film also stars John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.  For more on the film watch these clips or the trailer.

At the press junket in Paris I landed an exclusive video interview with Aaron Paul.  He talked about what it was like working for Ridley Scott, why he’ll always remember shooting the Red Sea sequence, deleted scenes, future projects, his wife’s charity, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Rebel Wilson and Dan Stevens Talk NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB, Larry Ben Stiller vs. Laaa Ben Stiller, PITCH PERFECT 2 and More

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In Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb all is well until Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) notices that the magical tablet that brings the exhibits to life at night is withering away.  Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek) doesn’t know how to restore it, but he thinks his father might.  Trouble is, he’s on display in London, and that’s where franchise newcomers Rebel Wilson and Dan Stevens step in.  Wilson’s Tilly is the night guard on duty who’s got no clue what’s about to go down when Larry brings that tablet inside, like Sir Lancelot coming to life.  Stevens’ Lancelot is eager to help the Museum of Natural History gang save the day, but he also gets a bit distracted by his determination to find his Guinevere.

With Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb due in theaters on December 19th, I got the opportunity to sit down with Wilson and Stevens to discuss their experience making the film including how they shot a scene that takes place in an M.C. Escher lithograph, what it was like working with Ben Stiller as Larry vs. Ben Stiller as Laaa the caveman, Wilson’s high hopes for Pitch Perfect 2 and more.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

Richard Armitage Talks THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, Deleted Scenes, What He Would Ask J. R. R. Tolkien, Embarrassing Moments on Set, More

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Now playing in select territories and opening in North America Wednesday is the final chapter in Peter Jackson‘s Hobbit trilogy: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.  Unlike the first two installments of The Hobbit, the final chapter is almost non-stop action and features some incredible sequences that fans of The Lord of the Rings will absolutely love.  In addition, if you have the chance to see it in 3D, the added ticket price is worth it for this movie.  The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard ArmitageEvangeline LillyLuke EvansBenedict CumberbatchStephen FryCate BlanchettIan HolmChristopher LeeHugo WeavingKen StottJames Nesbitt, and Orlando Bloom.

At last week’s London press junket I landed an exclusive video interview with Richard Armitage.  He talked about what he always remembers about making the movies, some of his deleted scenes, what he would ask J. R. R. Tolkien, embarrassing moments from the set, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch and make sure to see The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this week.  It’s great.

Ridley Scott and Christian Bale Talk EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the 4-Hour First Cut, Deleted Scenes, Camel Poop, and More

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As most of you know, Exodus: Gods and Kings is Ridley Scott’s take on the Biblical story of Moses with Christian Bale playing the former Egyptian prince and Joel Edgerton filling the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.  The film also stars John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.  For more on the film watch these clips or the trailer.

Last week at the big press junket in Paris I landed an exclusive video interview with Ridley Scott and Christian Bale.  They talked about why they wanted to tell this story, the 4-hour long first cut, how the Blu-ray will have 25 minutes of deleted scenes, memorable moments from the set including Bale’s experience with camel poop and a lot more.  Hit the jump to check it out.  Exodus: Gods and Kings is currently playing in select markets around the world and is due to open in North America this weekend.

Joel Edgerton Talks EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, Working with Ridley Scott, Shooting with Multiple Cameras, Deleted Scenes, LIFE and BLACK MASS

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Now playing in select markets around the world and opening this weekend in North America is Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings.  As most of you know, the film is Scott’s take on the Bliblical story of Moses, with Christian Bale playing the former Egyptian prince and Joel Edgerton filling the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.  The film also stars John TurturroAaron PaulBen MendelsohnSigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.  For more on the film watch these clips or the trailer.

Last week at the big press junket in Paris I landed an exclusive video interview with Joel Edgerton.  He talked about what it was like working for Ridley Scott, what he learned on set that he could apply to other movies, working with multiple cameras at the same time, deleted scenes, what he stole from the set of Scott Cooper’s Black Mass, Anton Corbijn’s Life with Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Matthew Goode and Allen Leech Talk THE IMITATION GAME, Balancing Fact and Fiction, Alan Turing, and More

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Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality still made him a target of persecution.  The film is really more about Turing than the war, but Tyldum weaves the Enigma plot throughout the film in a way that makes it feel like a spy thriller.

During my exclusive video interview with stars Matthew Goode and Allen Leech, they talked about balancing fact versus fiction in the movie, what it’s like being part of such an important and special film, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.  The Imitation Game is currently in theaters and also stars Keira KnightleyMatthew GoodeCharles DanceMark StrongRory KinnearAllen Leech, and Matthew Beard.  For more on the film, watch six clips, the trailer, or click here for all our previous coverage.

Fran Kranz Talks MURDER OF A CAT, the Bizarre and Clever Script, the Crazy Things He’s Seen in the Audience While Peforming on Stage and More

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I’ve got no problem seeing human beings get torn apart in horror movies, but if you harm just one hair on a cat or dog’s head, I can’t handle it.  However, Fran Kranz’s new comedy is an exception.  Normally I’d opt out soon after learning that the movie follows what happens when Kranz’s character, Clinton, finds his beloved cat Mouser dead in the street with an arrow lodged in him, but there was enough fun to be had with Murder of a Cat to get me to deal with it and appreciate his wacky yet heartfelt mission to track down Mouser’s killer.

With Murder of a Cat hitting VOD platforms, iTunes and select theaters on December 5th, I got the opportunity to sit down with Kranz to talk about his experience making the film.  He discussed his first impression of the script, playing such an unlikable character, the challenge of keeping Clinton consistent after he goes through a major style transformation, the strange things he’s spotted in the audience during performances of Death of a Salesman and You Can’t Take It With You, and loads more.  Catch it all in the video interview after the jump.

Benedict Cumberbatch Talks THE IMITATION GAME, Alan Turing, Future Projects, and Much More

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Over the past few years, Benedict Cumberbatch has shown incredible range while bouncing from project to project, always delivering great performances.  If you’re one of the few that isn’t familiar with his name, I recommend watching Sherlock (where he plays Sherlock Holmes), The Fifth Estate (where he plays Julian Assange), and also going to your local movie theater to see his incredible work in director Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game.  The film is about Alan Turing (played by Cumberbatch), a brilliant cryptanalyst whose expertise cracked Germany’s “Enigma code” and helped turn the tide of World War II for the Allies, but his homosexuality still made him a target of persecution.  The film is really more about Turing than the war, but Tyldum weaves the Enigma plot throughout the film in a way that makes it feel like a spy thriller.

When I recently spoke to Cumberbatch to help promote the film, he talked about why he wanted to be part of this important movie, balancing fact versus fiction, what Turing helped invent, what it’s like being connected to so many highly anticipated new movies, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch and for more on the film, watch six clips, the trailer, or click here for all our previous coverage.

Director Jean-Marc Vallée Talks WILD, the Length of His First Cut, Deleted Scenes, DEMOLITION, and More

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In his exhilarating new adventure epic, Wild, director Jean-Marc Vallée brings best-selling author Cheryl Strayed’s acclaimed memoir to the screen based on screenwriter Nick Hornby’s powerful adaptation.  Reese Witherspoon delivers a riveting performance as a woman who wants to change her life and decides to do it in an extraordinary way by embracing the call of the wild and embarking on a journey of self-discovery and redemption along the Pacific Crest Trail.  Opening December 5th, Wild stands out from other wilderness epics in the remarkable way it takes a woman’s moving, transformative experience in a different, less expected direction.

At the film’s recent press day, I had the opportunity to sit down with Vallée to discuss why he chose Wild as his follow-up to last year’s Dallas Buyers Club.  He revealed how the film changed from the initial script to the final version, the length of his first cut, the deleted scenes and extras we can expect on the DVD, how Hornby’s script and Witherspoon’s performance kept things interesting by refusing to play into stereotypes, what Witherspoon brought to her role, and his upcoming romantic drama, Demolition, written by Bryan Sipe and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, and Judah Lewis. Check out our interview after the jump.

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