‘Video Games: The Movie’ Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Video Games The Movie

Although some Kickstarter campaigns are started by millionaires who ask for money from the faithful public to finance their latest movies, some projects don’t have an exorbitant or self serving goal.  All they need is a little push to help them get money to finish post production.

Video Games: The Movie is an ambitious documentary that’s attempting to cover the history and culture of video games. The project features interviews with luminaries in the gaming industry, including Cliff Bleszinski (Gears of War), ATARI creator Nolan Bushnell, and Blizzard Entertainment CCO Rob Pardo.  To anchor the geek/pop culture obsessed section of the documentary, there are also interviews with Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick, Alison Haislip (we still miss her presence on The Voice!), and Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis.

The campaign, launched today, is attempting to reach its $60,000 goal by June 18th, and as of this moment, it’s already taken in $11,337.

Check out the clip below to learn more about Video Games: The Movie and if you want check out the Kickstarter page, just go here.



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Zach Galifianakis Remembers “Euphoric” Giggles On ‘The Hangover’

THE HANGOVER PART III (Warner Bros.)

As Thin Lizzy once said, the boys are back in town, as Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, and Zach Galifianakis head to Las Vegas for one final run in The Hangover Part III.  Franchise regulars Ken Jeong and Justin Bartha are also around for the fun, and Heather Graham also returns to the fray.

During The Hangover Part III press conference, the guys were asked if they had a favorite memory from working on the films.  Zach Galifianakis‘ most memorable moment came all the way back to the first film, and said it was “the most I’ve ever laughed in my life.”

So what actually made the Between Two Ferns host laugh so hard that he walked off the set?  Check out the clip below to hear Mr. Galifianakis:


The Hangover Part III opens May 23rd.


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Julianne Moore Explores Motherhood’s Complexities With ‘What Maisie Knew’

What Maisie Knew (Millennium Entertainment)

Based on a Henry James novel, What Maisie Knew centers on a young girl (Onata Aprile) whose life is drastically affected by the custody battle of her parents (Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan).  Moore, who plays a musician who puts her career over her child’s priorities, recently sat down to talk about the challenges working mothers face in their day to day lives. The actress was a bit critical of a New York Times article featuring Michael Pollan and Michael Moss which discussed the importance of cooking a good lunch for one’s loved ones.  Cooking for your family is a great thing, but what happens when a working parent just doesn’t have the time?

It’s a pretty cool rant/critique from Moore, so check out the clip below and tell us if she raises a few good points!!

What Maisie Knew, which is now playing in New York theaters,  opens in Los Angeles this Friday and heads for a wider release May 24th.

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Greta Gerwig Reflects On Her Adventures In “Studioland”

Frances Ha (IFC Films) Greta Gerwig is the co-writer and star of the black and white feature Frances Ha, as she plays an unpredictable woman determined to live out her dreams in New York City.  The feature is directed by Noah Baumbach, who previously worked with Gerwig on Greenberg.

Although she’s worked with such beloved filmmakers as Woody Allen (To Rome With Love) and Whit Stillman (Damsels in Distress), Gerwig admitted that she has a hard time landing roles in studio driven films.  Although she did play Russell Brand’s love interest in the 2011 feature Arthur, the actress is mainly seen in indie driven projects.

Click on the media bar below to hear Greta Gerwig talk about why she’s doesn’t land her share of meaty studio parts (Frances Ha co-star Mickey Sumner can be heard in the background):

Frances Ha opens in select theaters May 17th.

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Adam Levine Rages Against The Record Label Machine

The Voice (NBC, Frazer Harrison) One of Adam Levine’s strengths as a coach on The Voice is his ability to give an honest critique of a singer’s performance, and it’s that candor which has also served him well as the frontman for Maroon 5.

Although getting signed by a record label may be a singer’s dream, Levine believes that artists should try their best to follow their own inner voice.  “Try to not ever listen to your record label,” said Levine.  “And you should be alright.  If you can ever get away without not having to listen to your record label, do it.  Do whatever the hell you want to do, or try to.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine talk about his opinion of record labels:

Twelve singers remain in the competition, as The Voice airs tonight on NBC (8 pm et/pt).


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