People who say movies don’t make a life changing difference probably aren’t cinephiles at heart, and one Pitch Perfect fan doesn’t subscribe to that opinion. In the audio clip below, Pitch Perfect 3 actress Brittany Snow talks about how the #Bechloe fan fiction and the films made a huge impact on a moviegoer.
Actress Hong Chau is receiving her share of attention thanks to her work as a Vietnamese activist in director Alexander Payne’s social satire Downsizing. The tale centers on a man (Matt Damon) who decides to lead a literally smaller life since he and his wife’s financial assets will go much further in this diminutive universe. Chau, who cites her family as well as her upbringing in New Orleans as the inspirations for her role, talks about her background and visit to Vietnam.
Now playing nationwide, Same Kind of Different As Me is the true story of the friendship of arts dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear) and Denver Moore (Djimon Hounsou), a homeless man Moore befriended at the behest of his wife Deborah (Reneé Zellweger). Read below for info on how this movie helped make a difference in Jackson, Mississippi and why Same Kind of Different As Me was an “easy yes” for Zellweger.
Raquel Welch co-stars in How To Be A Latin Lover as Celeste, a rich elderly woman who becomes the latest seduction target of a faded gigolo named Maximo (Eugenio Derbez). During the roundtable sessions for the film, Welch was refreshingly candid about her life and career, and during the chat i asked her about her lifelong passion for yoga.
Singer-songwriter Miranda Lee Richards releases her next album Existential Beast June 16 via Invisible Hands Music. Yahoo! had the exclusive premiere of her first single “Lucid I Would Dream,” but there’s more to Richards than just a song, so more details are available after the jump.
Actress/producer Kyra Sedgwick (TNT’s The Closer, Heart and Souls) stars in The Edge of Seventeen, a first rate feature about Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), a teenager who’s suffering her share of emotional trauma in high school. Sedgwick is Nadine’s oftentimes clueless mother Mona, a woman who also needs a bit of growing up to do. Check out our Q&A with Sedgwick as she talks about The Edge of Seventeen and her directing journey with Story of a Girl.
Director Jeff Nichols’ Loving, the story of how Richard and Mildred Loving’s (Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga) relationship led to the landmark Supreme Court case ‘Loving v. Virginia,’ is one of this year’s finest films. A huge reason for its creative success rests on the organic, lived-in performances delivered by its ensemble. Terri Abney, who plays Mildred’s loyal to the bone sister Garnet, talked to us about her personal acting journey.
Airing Thursday evenings on USA Network (10 pm et/pt), Falling Water centers on three seemingly unrelated people (David Ajala, Lizzie Brocheré, Will Yun Lee) whose respective dreams are part of an even bigger, connected universe. During my interview with the film’s stars, Ajala recounted a dream dealing with women that actually had a profound impact.
Opening nationwide Friday, Priceless centers on James Stevens (For King & Country’s Joel Smallbone), a hardened widower who takes a no-questions asked job to drive a box truck cross country. When James discovers that two understandably frightened sisters (Bianca Santos, Amber Midthunder) are his passengers, he risks his life by tangling with the criminal (Jim Parrack) who’s bent on having these women work for him.