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Rhona Mitra: Underworld 3

Posted by Jonathan On January - 16 - 2009

rhonaRhona Mitra doesn’t like having her picture taken. That hasn’t stopped her being framed as a lad’s mag pin-up, a videogame character, a sex bomb and an action star. The Brit actress tells us how she’s breaking the mould(s)…

Rhona Mitra has a confession to make. But first she wants a cappuccino. Sitting down with Total Film on a damp afternoon in a London coffee-house, the British actress takes off her zebra-rimmed sunglasses and looks for the waiter. He doesn’t recognise her. Already we know he wasn’t at this year’s Comic Con. Read the rest of this entry »

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Samuel L Jackson: The Spirit

Posted by Jonathan On December - 26 - 2008

sljspirit1Did he break your concentration? SLJ talks swearing, Scarlett and The Spirit….

Is it true you became an actor to get the drugs and girls?

In the beginning? Oh yeah, man. It was all about the chicks, the drugs and the applause. The artistic appreciation comes later. It’s just something about being a young actor. Girls were like, ‘Oh my God, you’re so good in the play.’ I was like, ‘Really? You like me?’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Steven Soderbergh: Che

Posted by Jonathan On December - 18 - 2008

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Che’s commandante discusses the movie that nearly killed him…

Four and a half hours. Two parts. Lots and lots of questions. Steven Soderbergh’s most unusual, extraordinary biopic of revolutionary icon Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara is a movie that demands to be talked about. In fact, let’s back up. Calling it a biopic doesn’t even fit squarely. “Oh, absolutely,” nods Soderbergh, straightening his jacket as his sits down with LWLies for a lengthy chat. Read the rest of this entry »

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Kristen Stewart: Twilight

Posted by Jonathan On December - 1 - 2008

bellaYou didn’t used to recognise Kristen Stewart. The porcelain 18-year-old was one indie cinema’s secret stars. After replacing Heroes cheerleader Hayden Panettiere in David Fincher’s thriller Panic Room at the age of 12, she’s specialised in small, interesting roles for maverick filmmakers like Mike Figgis, David Gordon Green and Sean Penn.

That kinda changed. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oliver Stone and Josh Brolin: W.

Posted by Jonathan On November - 1 - 2008

wstoneSitting down with the men behind The Man…

Josh, do you think Bush has seen your performance?

Brolin: In all honesty, I can imagine him on his ranch and he slowly puts in the DVD, while eating pretzels… and hopefully choking! No, I know a few people at The White House and there’ve been a couple of comments about this movie. But they haven’t seen this movie yet, so the comments seem pretty hollow. Read the rest of this entry »

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Caught On Camera

Posted by Jonathan On October - 1 - 2008

carusoBrad Pitt fighting with Terry Gilliam on 12 Monkeys. Ben Affleck falling for J-Lo on Gigli. Ben Stiller making De Niro cry with laughter. Name a movie star who matters and on-set photographer Phillip Caruso has captured their most intimate moments. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ulrich Seidl: Import/Export

Posted by Jonathan On October - 1 - 2008

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Peep shows and poverty… the writer/director of Import/Export discusses his epic undertaking.

How long did it take you to make Import/Export?

Almost four years. I don’t simply write a screenplay and then execute it. I take it into reality. Where could it take place? Who could play these parts? Read the rest of this entry »

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Cannes 2008: Terminator Salvation

Posted by Jonathan On July - 15 - 2008

term4The Halcyon Company producers Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson announce Terminator 4, 5 and 6…

Why is Termintor Salvation being directed by the man behind Charlie’s Angels?

Derek Anderson: Obviously you have to look at somebody’s Read the rest of this entry »

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Cannes 2008: Tarantino On Tarantino

Posted by Jonathan On June - 28 - 2008

tarantino1He’s the worst advert for film school ever. Quentin Tarantino didn’t go. In fact, he didn’t bother much with school at all. Quitting high-school at 16 – the age his mother was when she gave birth to him – young Quentin watched movies instead. After all, what could he learn that Hawks, De Palma and Leone couldn’t teach him? Read the rest of this entry »

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Ben Barnes: Prince Caspian

Posted by Jonathan On June - 1 - 2008

benbarnesPhallic swords, 7ft cage fighters, invisible creatures and, um, really nice hair. Ben Barnes stars in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

There was a massive auditioning process for Prince Caspian, right?

Right, but not for me. I think they’d be looking for about a year and I came in in about the last three weeks. One of the casting directors had seen me on stage in The History Boys and asked me to come and do one scene. And Andrew Adamson just liked the way that I said one line. Read the rest of this entry »

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