Side Effects screenwriter Scott Z. Burns talks with Spinoff Online about his work with Steven Soderbergh, the themes behind their new psychological thriller, and his draft for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
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Following a recent screening of Side Effects, Stephen Soderbergh, writer Scott Z. Burns and stars Rooney Mara, Jude Law and Vinessa Shaw settled in for a discussion of the psychological thriller, the director’s final film.
Director Jonathan Levine’s offbeat supernatural romance Warm Bodies is both hilarious and horrific, blending the best of George A. Romero and John Hughes for a refreshing tale of a young zombie in love.
Warm Bodies writer/director Jonathan Levine talks with Spinoff Online about adapting Isaac Marion’s beloved supernatural romance, drawing inspiration from everyone from George A. Romero to John Hughes, and eating brains.
Between a woefully miscast Tom Cruise, a sadly underutilized supporting cast and a litany of terrible one-liners, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie’s Jack Reacher disappoints on all fronts. The cinematography and sound design, however, are another story.
In This Is 40, Judd Apatow’s most personal film to date, the writer/director turns the camera on family life for a funny, biting and frequently poignant look at aging, marriage and parenthood.
Jack Reacher writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, author Lee Child and co-stars Rosamund Pike and David Oyelowo discuss the controversy surrounding the casting of Tom Cruise in the lead role, working with Werner Herzog, and shooting the film’s big car-chase sequence.
With The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Peter Jackson crafts a spellbinding introduction to J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth that makes full use of its talented ensemble cast. However, the director fumbles with his embrace of the 48-frames-per-second format.
Jane Levy, star of ABC’s Suburgatory, discusses following in Bruce Campbell’s bloody footsteps in the Fede Alvarez remake of the 1981 horror classic Evil Dead.
Acclaimed film composer Alexandre Desplat talks with Spinoff Online about collaborating with director Peter Ramsey on Rise of the Guardians, how the film’s stunning 3D animation convinced him to accept the job, and more.
Christina Steinberg and Nancy Bernstein, producers of DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, talk with Spinoff Online about what drew them to the source material, casting the voice actors, and sticking with Jack Frost as the central character.
Author William Joyce talks with Spinoff Online about bringing his children’s book series Guardians of Childhood to life with DreamWorks’ Rise of the Guardians, winning an Oscar, and turning to classic cinema for inspiration.