Jonah Hill Completes Childhood Goal With ‘Allen Gregory’

allen-gregory-fox-300x225Debuting later this month as part of the Fox-TV Animation Domination Block, ALLEN GREGORY is an animated series that will follow the social misadventures of a precocious 7-year-old whose uncouth elementary school pals are unable to deal with or understand a sophisticated brainiac being raised by two gay dads. Created by HILL, ANDREW MOGEL and JARRAD PAUL, other voice talents include FRENCH STEWART, LESLIE MANN and WILL FORTE.
We recently sat down with HILL to talk about the new show and he confessed that doing an animated TV series is the culmination of a childhood dream. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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ALLEN GREGORY debuts on Fox-TV 10/30

Steve Martin Knows It Takes Time To Spot A Comedy Classic

big_year1In theaters today, THE BIG YEAR is a slick comedy about three friendly rivals from very different backgrounds, who dedicate a year of their life to travel the country in an effort to become the world’s greatest bird-watcher. Based on a book by MARK OBMASICK and directed by DAVID FRANKEL, the first-rate cast includes STEVE MARTIN, JACK BLACK, OWEN WILSON, JIM PARSONS, JOEL McHALE, RASHIDA JONES, DIANNE WIEST and ANJELICA HUSTON.
A former stand-up and star of countless comedies, STEVE MARTIN generally knows funny when he sees it but at the press conference to promote the film, he admitted that spotting a “classic” comedy sometimes takes a bit of time. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE BIG YEAR opens in theaters today

It’s All In The Prep Work For ‘Texas Killing Fields’ Star Chloe Moretz

texas_killing_fields1A true life tale of murder and suspense, TEXAS KILLING FIELDS is a tense thriller that tells the story of two cops in a small Texas town who are taunted by a sadistic serial killer. Directed by AMI CANAAN MANN from a script by DONALD F. FERRARONE, the cast includes SAM WORTHINGTON, JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN, JESSICA CHASTAIN and CHLOE GRACE MORETZ.
An actress since the age of five, MORETZ is one of Hollywood’s fastest rising young stars and has assayed roles in both television and movies. During our recent interview, she talked about preparing for her part in this film. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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TEXAS KILLING FIELDS opens in theaters today

Mary Elizabeth Winstead On Her ‘Aliens’ Influence

thing1Opening in theaters today,THE THING is a prequel to JOHN CARPENTER’S 1982 sci-fi film of the same name. Set just a few days before CARPENTER’S story, the film centers on a team of scientists investigating an alien creature who appears to have died in the crash of its spacecraft in Antarctica. Directed by MATTHIJS VAN HEIJNINGEN, it stars MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD, JOEL EDGERTON, ULRICH THOMSEN, ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE and ERIC CHRISTIAN OLSEN.
As one of several scientists called to the expedition, WINSTEAD plays it strong in an otherwise all-male cast. During our recent interview she mentioned her character owes a little to ALIEN and its protagonist, Ripley. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE THING opens in theaters today

Antonio Banderas Found Working With Old Friend Almodovar ‘Difficult’

la_piel_que_habito_ver3In limited release today, THE SKIN I LIVE IN is a thought-provoking drama about a world-famous plastic surgeon who makes some dubious judgment calls in his obsessive quest to avenge the deaths of his wife and daughter. Written and directed by PEDRO ALMODOVAR, the cast includes ANTONIO BANDERAS, ELENA ANAYA, MARISA PAREDES and JAN CORNET.
Friends since the ’80s, BANDERAS and ALMODOVAR have collaborated on several films including WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, LABYRINTH OF PASSION and the controversial LAWS OF DESIRE. In town to promote the film, BANDERAS told us last week that, despite their long and fruitful friendship, working with ALMODOVAR can be difficult. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
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THE SKIN I LIVE IN opens in NYC and LA today