At the age of 15, Ellen Page knew that she had a sexual propensity to women, and she thought that she was bisexual until she turned 20, when she became sure that she was gay and embarked on a romantic relationship with a woman, a fact that she kept secret for 6 years until February … Continue reading Why was Ellen Page afraid to come out as gay?
“I was a little bit on my own,” Zac Efron tells me when I speak to him at the Meridien Oriental hotel in New York. This sense of loneliness, isolation and abandonment that possesses child actors usually stems from the intense public adoration placed on them and the high expectation for them to do well … Continue reading Zac Efron: Drug addiction was a great life lesson – interview
Cameron Diaz wanted to make The Other Woman because it was a story about female friendship. “But it wasn’t,” she exclaims, when I talk to her at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “I am not interested in telling stories about revenge. You have known me long enough and seen all of my films … Continue reading Cameron Diaz urges women to watch comedies
The dismal performance of Johnny Depp’s starrer “Transcendence” in the US box office over the weekend heralded the 4th flop in a row for the Hollywood superstar. The $100 million production opened with just $11 million. The actor’s other movies that failed to deliver in the box office were: The Rum Diary (2011), Dark Shadows … Continue reading Is Johnny Depp to blame for Transcendance box office failure? – interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaJoLfoWwys One of the most powerful figures in Hollywood, Jeffrey Katzenberg, was in his 20s when he joined Paramount studios and revived the the defunct Star Trek TV show, turning it into a major theatrical film, “Star Trek: The Motion Picture,” (1979). By the time he was 33 years old, Katzenberg was hired … Continue reading Jeffrey Katzenberg: We used mind-blowing technology in How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Even before it was released, Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, the epic movie about the biblical Noah and his ark, was flooded with a deluge of controversy from Christians groups, for failing to adhere to the original holy text, and from Muslim scholars who decreed that depicting a prophet like Noah by an actor is a blasphemy. … Continue reading Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky explain the message of Noah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_yzpZL4sDo It took David O. Russell 6 years to find the voice of cinema that he wanted to make, and since he did in The Fighter (2010), his movies have collected a whopping 25 Oscar nominations and scored 3 wins. 10 of these nominations were bestowed on his recent crime caper American Hustle. … Continue reading David O. Russell reveals the secret of his movies success – TV interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoNtv53Mzk In an exclusive interview with BBC arabic’s Alternative Cinema Show, Oliver Stone says: “It was ridiculous that the family and the people around Martin Luther King’s estate are so protective about his mythology. You have to break through that.” Recently, the Oscar-winning director/writer had to drop the MLK biopic when his script, which … Continue reading Oliver Stone lashes out at Martin Luther King’s family – TV Interview
Since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave, has been making headlines and gaining praise from critics and audiences alike for its uncompromising depiction of the horrors of slavery in pre civil war America. This month, it has scooped 7 Golden Globe nominations, including Best … Continue reading Is 12 Years A Slave relevant in Obama’s America?
There was a time in the late 80’s when Mike Tyson was billed the baddest man on the planet thanks to his menacing demeanor and devastating power, which enabled him to strike fear into the hearts of his hapless opponents and shred them in a single blow, knocking them out in mere seconds. By his … Continue reading Mike Tyson is tired of being in pain – Interview