Animated family films continue to do well at the box-office. Finding Dory, The Angry Birds Movie, Kung Fu Panda 3 have all done well, and you can bet the next big animated family hit will be The Secret Life of Pets.
Featuring the voice talent of such A-List actors as Louis C.K., Kevin Hart and Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet, the film centers what happens when the pets are left at home when the human leave the house. Stonestreet sees this movie as a “celebration of animals” that, on an entertainment and a personal level, has universal appeal.. (Click on the media bar below to hear Eric Stonestreet)
The Secret Life of Pets comes out nationwide July 8.
For nearly three decades, Benjamin Bratt has been a familiar face on the big screen and small screen. Back in in 1995, he became a household name playing Detective Rey Curtis in the landmark NBC procedural Law & Order. For four seasons Bratt turned in great performances, as he and late actor Jerry Orbach had an undeniable chemistry.
To this day you can catch a Law & Order episode seven days a week on various channels. We caught up with Bratt and asked him if he ever watches the show whenever it’s on television. During the conversation, he reminisced about working on the show, joked about how young he looked, and reflected on how much he enjoyed working with his close friend and mentor Jerry Orbach. (Click on the media bar below to hear Benjamin Bratt)
You can next see Benjamin Bratt co-starring with Bryan Cranston in The Infiltrator opening July 13 and he will also be starring with Queen Latifah in the FOX series Star, created by Academy Award nominated director and Empire Creator Lee Daniels, in 2017.
The Freeform (formerly ABC Family) hit series Pretty Little Liars is now in its seventh season and fans of the series can’t seem to get enough of the drama that has captivated young audiences all over the world. This season promises more twists and turns with love triangles and mystery galore! Shay Mitchell, who plays Emily Fields, says this season will answer many questions that have lingered for some time and she goes on to say it’s also going to be a season of romance. (Click on the media bar below to hear Shay Mitchell)
Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesday nights 8/7 on the Freeform network.
Although The Neon Demon is an undeniably violent and harrowing film, cinema is merely a facsimile of reality. During a morning visit to Hollywood’s Musso and Frank Grill (the site is featured in the film), director Nicolas Winding Refn encountered a man who had been stabbed at the restaurant’s parking lot. The man died from his injuries, and this tragedy altered the creative direction of The Neon Demon.
“Even though it was such a horrifying situation,” said Refn. “I’ve never seen anyone die before. It gave me one of the best ideas of the movie.”
To hear Refn’s full account of the Hollywood stabbing, please listen to the media bar below (actress Jena Malone can be faintly heard in the background during the press conference, as this was the first time she heard about this incident):
The Neon Demon, starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, and Keanu Reeves, is now playing in select theaters. Check out our CinemAddicts‘180 Second or Less’ review of the film below.
Opening in theaters this Friday is the action/drama The Legend of Tarzan which is another take on the man raised by gorillas in the jungle. While we haven’t seen a Tarzan film recently, throughout movie history there have been various actors (most notably Johnny Weismuller) who have taken on the role of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ iconic protagonist. However, Legend of Tarzan star Margot Robbie tells us she is excited for audiences to see a new take on the story and goes to rave about Alexander Skarsgard who plays the titular character. (Click on the media bar below to hear Margot Robbie)