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Masturbation or sex? James McAvoy reveals what’s harder to shoot

James McAvoy believes pretending to masturbate is easier than shooting sex scenes. We caught up with McAvoy ahead of the release of his new movie Filth, based on Irvine Welsh’s controversial novel of the same name. In it, he plays a sex-mad detective who gets his rocks off in all kinds of unsavoury ways. When […]

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James McAvoy talks going “nose-to-nose” with Patrick Stewart in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’

James McAvoy has revealed he will indeed share a scene with Patrick Stewart in the coming X-Men film, Days of Future Past. We caught up with McAvoy ahead of the release of his new movie Filth, based on Irvine Welsh’s controversial novel of the same name. During the conversation, he spoke about meeting with Stewart […]

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Andrew Adamson won’t make any more ‘Narnia’ films: “There are complications with me having involvement.”

Director Andrew Adamson doesn’t believe he’ll have anything to do with the upcoming Chronicles of Narnia film, despite having helmed the first two instalments of the saga and producing the third. We caught up with Andrew ahead of the release of his latest effort, Mr. Pip. When asked if he would have any kind of […]

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David Morse is “proud” of Cory Monteith’s work in final film

Character actor David Morse gets a rare leading role in the corrupt cop flick McCanick, though the movie will perhaps be best remembered for featuring the late Cory Monteith’s final screen performance. We caught up with Morse to discuss the film, and he shared his recollections of working with Monteith, who plays a street hustler […]

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Mystery Road’s Aaron Pedersen describes racism as “an old friend”

Actor Aaron Pedersen has spoken about the familiarity of racism in Australia, describing it as “an old friend.” We caught up with Pedersen ahead of the release of his new movie, Mystery Road, in which he plays a cowboy detective persecuted by both his home town’s indigenous community and the mostly-white police force. Pedersen revealed […]

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Niki Lauda asks Rush’s Daniel Brühl: ‘Do you really think I was such an a**hole?”

Daniel Brühl has the difficult task of making notoriously brusque F1 racer Niki Lauda seem sympathetic in Ron Howard’s new movie, Rush. The Austrian Lauda had an incendiary rivalry with the hard-living Brit James Hunt, played by Chris Hemsworth in the picture. We caught up with Brühl ahead of the film’s release to ask how […]

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Ian Ziering on Sharknado: “Sometimes you have to take one for the team.”

Sharknado, like The Room and Plan 9 from Outer Space before it, has become synonymous with wonderfully terrible movies. The picture – for which we surely don’t need to spell out the plot – became so popular after its broadcast in the United States, its stars Ian Ziering and Tara Reid have been awarded a […]

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Shane Carruth on Upstream Color: “I don’t even know what it is.”

Shane Carruth is the man responsible for the brain-busting time travel flick Primer. He returns to screens this week with the similarly mind-bending Upstream Color. It tells the story of Kris (Amy Seimetz) and Jeff (Carruth); two strangers who are inexplicably abducted and released back into the world with elements of their identities removed … […]

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Sharlto Copley “would welcome the pressure” of District 10

Sharlto Copley believes a sequel to District 9 is an inveitability, with director Neill Blomkamp’s busy schedule being the only obstacle. We spoke to Copley ahead of the release of his new feature, Elysium, and asked if District 10 was still on the table. “I think it’s a matter of when, not if. Certainly, I […]

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Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig picks her favourite pop song

We spoke to Frances Ha star Greta Gerwig recently, and the conversation inevitably turned to the film’s memorable music selections. As a co-writer, she was responsible for selecting Frances’ anthems with director Noah Baumbach. So why did she choose David Bowie’s Modern Love as the coming-of-age flick’s theme? “[Noah and I] kind of feel that […]

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Interview: Edgar Wright (The World’s End)

By Simon Miraudo July 24, 2013 Director Edgar Wright reunites with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for The World’s End, the final instalment of their ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy. Following on from previous instalments Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, it concerns a quintet of developmentally arrested forty-somethings eager to attempt the Golden Mile: […]

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Interview: Zack Snyder (Man of Steel)

By Simon Miraudo June 27, 2013 Zack Snyder – director of Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, and Sucker Punch – returns to screens with a new take on the Superman saga, entitled Man of Steel. The latest incarnation of the DC comic stars Henry Cavill as Supes, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, and Michael […]

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Interview: Mira Nair (The Reluctant Fundamentalist)

By Simon Miraudo May 31, 2013 Mira Nair is one of the world’s most acclaimed directors; her features helping to illuminate life in the Indian subcontinent like no one before her (save perhaps the iconic Satyajit Ray).  Her debut feature, Salaam Bombay, earned the Golden Camera prize at Cannes in 1988 and also scored a Best Foreign Language Film […]

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Interview: Xavier Samuel (Drift)

By Simon Miraudo May 1, 2013 Xavier Samuel is that rare breed of Australian actor; the kind who regularly returns to Oz despite a burgeoning film career abroad. He won an MTV Movie Award for his villainous performance in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, but in 2012 he came back to our shores for local productions Bait 3D and A Few Best Men. He […]

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Interview: Pablo Larrain (No)

By Simon Miraudo April 18, 2013 Pablo Larrain is over it. After three consecutive films detailing life under General Augusto Pinochet in his home country of Chile, he is eager to tackle a different subject. Thankfully, his unofficial trilogy of darkly comic social commentaries is capped with his best feature yet: No. It follows the […]

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Interview: Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies)

By Simon Miraudo April 10, 2013 Jonathan Levine‘s Warm Bodies is a romantic comedy set in a world in which humanity has been lost and monsters roam the streets. So too, you might say, is Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, He’s Just Not That Into You, and anything starring Kate Hudson. And you’d be right. But […]

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Interview: Mike Birbiglia (Sleepwalk With Me)

By Simon Miraudo April 10, 2013 Sleepwalk With Me is a sweet-natured and astutely observed comedy about a struggling stand-up with an increasingly dangerous somnambulation problem. I want to say Australian audiences have had to endure a long, cruel wait for it to arrive on our shores, but the fact is it was only released […]

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Interview: Julia Loktev (The Loneliest Planet)

By Simon Miraudo April 8, 2013 Writer-director Julia Loktev warns that her film The Loneliest Planet is a “dangerous” date movie. In it, an engaged couple played by Hani Furstenberg and Gael Garcia Bernal roam Georgia’s picturesque Caucasus Mountains. Though madly in love one another, they are confronted with a life-threatening situation that completely changes […]

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Interview: Adrianne Palicki (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)

By Simon Miraudo March 26, 2013 Adrianne Palicki is practically the lone female in all of G.I. Joe: Retaliation; required to hold her own in scenes opposite Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and a bunch of ninjas. Of course, anyone who was a fan of her stint as the fiery Tyra Collette on Friday Night Lights knows […]

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Interview: Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)

By Simon Miraudo March 26, 2013 Jon M. Chu’s directorial credentials didn’t necessarily suggest he’d be the best director for G.I. Joe: Retaliation. We suspect it was his enthusiasm for the Hasbro universe that got him the gig. And good thing too: the resulting product is a lot of fun. Having cut his teeth on […]

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Interview: Michael Biehn (The Victim)

By Simon Miraudo March 19, 2013 Michael Biehn – formerly Kyle Reese in The Terminator and Corporal Hicks in Aliens – steps behind the camera for The Victim, an ultra-trashy, Grindhouse-inspired horror flick with low morals, short skirts, and a genuinely nifty twist ending. Shot in less than 12 days (and only put into production because the […]

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Interview: Ronan Keating (Goddess)

By Simon Miraudo March 13, 2013 Ronan Keating is one of the highest selling recording artists of all time, thanks to his stint in the beloved troupe Boyzone, as well as his own ultra-successful solo career. Yet, over the past 12 years, he’s simultaneously lived the life of the struggling actor, losing out roles in […]

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Interview: Damon Gameau (Save Your Legs)

By Simon Miraudo February 26, 2013 Boyd Hicklin‘s cricket comedy Save Your Legs sees a bunch of Aussie underdogs embark on their first international tour in India. In it, Damon Gameau (Balibo, Howzat) shares the screen with Stephen Curry and screenwriter Brendan Cowell; all three playing developmentally arrested man-children who wouldn’t feel out of place […]

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Interview: David Petrarca (Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood)

By Simon Miraudo February 21, 2013 “I look at the networks as dinosaurs standing in the tar pits; they’re just waiting to fall over.” So says David Petrarca, one of the television industry’s go-to directors. Over the past decade, he’s had a front-row seat to the medium’s extraordinary evolution. Having helmed episodes of hit HBO […]

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Interview: Ray Winstone (The Sweeney)

By Simon Miraudo February 12, 2013 Ray Winstone is one of the most imposing hard men in cinema; the go-to geezer for esteemed directors like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Robert Zemeckis. But no one starts at the top. He’s been toiling in the industry for nearly four decades, breaking out in confronting dramas Nil […]

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Interview: Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters)

By Simon Miraudo February 5, 2013 Norwegian writer-director Tommy Wirkola made a name for himself with the undead Nazi horror flick Dead Snow, but pitched the premise of his first English-language feature Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters years earlier (while studying in Australia, no less). His teacher worryingly advised him to not “ever speak of […]

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Interview: Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed)

Interview: Mark Duplass (Safety Not Guaranteed). By Simon Miraudo. Though the similarities between Mark Duplass and James Brown are seemingly few and far between, Duplass is a genuine contender for the late soul legend’s “Hardest Working Man in Show Business” crown. He and his brother Jay made a name for themselves with their ultra-low-budget indie […]

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Interview: Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, The Usual Suspects)

Interview: Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, The Usual Suspects). By Simon Miraudo. Christopher McQuarrie met director Bryan Singer in high school, and it would prove to be a fruitful friendship for the both of them. They collaborated on the sleeper hit The Usual Suspects, and McQuarrie won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar for his efforts. If […]

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Interview: James Marsh (Shadow Dancer)

Interview: James Marsh (Shadow Dancer). By Simon Miraudo.  James Marsh won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2008 for his literally-buoyant Man on Wire, and followed it up with the doco Project Nim, a startling tale of animal cruelty towards an adorable chimp that may in fact justify any future Rise of the Planet of the […]

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Interview: John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph)

Interview: John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman (Wreck-It Ralph). By Simon Miraudo. If you’ve ever wondered if Disney was truly in the business of making dreams come true, you need only look to the voice cast of their latest animated adventure, Wreck-It Ralph, for confirmation. At the wonderful world of Disney, adorable character actor John C. Reilly, crude comic genius […]

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