Bryan Cranston Explores The “Passion” Behind Dalton Trumbo

Hitting theaters November 6, Trumbo focuses on Dalton Trumbo, one of Hollywood’s most celebrated screenwriters who beat the odds an continued to work throughout the blacklist era. During the blacklist, Trumbo penned the screenplays for Roman Holiday and The Brave One before finally breaking through and receiving credit for Spartacus and Exodus.

“He was a very flamboyant character with contradiction and irascibility and passion,” said Cranston. “He was very prolific. He was a beautiful, wonderful big character and dramatic.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Bryan Cranston talk about his approach in playing Dalton Trumbo in the clip.



The film also stars Diane Lane (Trumbo’s wife Cleo), Elle Fanning (Trumbo’s daughter Nikola) and Helen Mirren as gossip columnist Hedda Hopper. To listen to Elle Fanning talk about putting on a Halston dress (and being initially unrecognizable to an assistant director), check out Deepest Dream.

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Built To Last: Why Adele’s Music Won’t Say ‘Goodbye’

adelleAdele is back and better than ever with her new single “Hello” which is off 25, her new album which is due to be released November 20. In a few years Adele has managed hit singles on the music charts with Rolling in the Deep and Set Fire to the Rain going to the tops of the charts. She also won an Academy Award for titular song off the James Bond feature Skyfall.

The songstress is one of the few artists whose songs should resonate with future generations of music fans. We spoke to Adele and asked her what makes her songs timeless. (Click on the media bar below to hear Adele)

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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Reaches For An “Epic Finale”

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The Hunger Games franchise has been a worldwide blockbuster and to date has amassed over $2.2 billion at the box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which hits theaters November 20, is the final chapter of the franchise as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her close friends Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) attempt to finally bring down President Snow (Donald Sutherland).

“If you end all of this,” says Peeta in the recently released TV spot for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. “Our lives – they mean something.”

The Hunger Games has definitely meant something to the cast and crew has been involved with the franchise, and hopefully the latest installment will continue to feature director Francis Lawrence’s (I Am Legend, Constantine) successful blend of eye catching visuals and riveting action sequences (the final moments of I Am Legend is a particular standout).




Are you excited about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, or is this escapist popcorn fare really not your cup of tea? Feel free to comment below!

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Melissa Benoist Flies With ‘Supergirl’ Comics Research

supergirl3For many the anticipation is over as Supergirl flies its way onto CBS. Former Glee star Melissa Benoist plays Kara Danvers / Supergirl and embodies the role so well that it’s primed to be a big hit. To prepare for her role, Benoist started reading DC Comics: The New 52 until creators/producers Ali Adler and Greg Berlanti told her they were going to create their own universe for Supergirl and give her a different spin on the role. This decision enabled the actress to bring a “fresh take” to the proceedings. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Benoist)

Supergirl airs Monday nights on CBS.

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Sandra Bullock Steps Out of “Comfort Zone” With ‘Our Brand Is Crisis’

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Opening nationwide Friday, Our Brand Is Crisis centers on Jane Bodine, a political strategist who comes out of semi-retirement to spearhead a campaign in Bolivia. Unfortunately Pat Candy (Billy Bob Thornton), a fellow colleague who always seems to have the upper hand, has also thrown his hat into the ring by working for another candidate. Directed by David Gordon Green (Joe) and produced by George Clooney, the film was a synchronistic experience for Bullock.

“I’m not politically vocal,” said Bullock. “I just want what’s best for our country. I would like my rights represented and those of my son – those very selfish views. I think everyone else has them. But when this film came along, it came along at a time when I was having that internal discussion with myself about who in our country would step out of their comfort zone to help others for the greater good? “

Click on the media bar to hear Sandra Bullock talk about getting involved with Our Brand Is Crisis:





Our Brand Is Crisis co-stars Anthony Mackie and Zoe Kazan.

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