Julie Bowen: ‘Modern Family’ Is A Cure For Modern Problems

144040_1078r1-400x533In its eighth season, Modern Family continues to be one of television’s top comedies.  Julie Bowen, who stars as exasperated housewife Claire Dunphy, believe the show has been so successful because it offers audience a nice little escape from the struggles and pressures they face in their own lives.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Julie Bowen)

Modern Family airs Wednesday nights on ABC.

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‘The Great Wall’s’ Matt Damon Built A Great Career… One Story At A Time

d2_2473rIt was nearly 30 years ago, in October of 1987, when Matt Damon first stepped in front of Hollywood’s cameras for a small role in the movie Mystic Pizza. Since then, he’s gone on to win an Academy Award for screenwriting, had three of his acting performances nominated for Oscars, and even had a movie he produced (Manchester by the Sea) in the running for this year’s Best Picture Oscar.  And the movies he’s acted in have grossed more than $3.1 billion at the box office.  So it’s safe to say he’s had a pretty successful, gratifying career.  But to Damon, working in the film industry is more than about making money and winning awards; he truly enjoys getting to tell stories that he likes.  (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Damon)

Damon’s latest movie, The Great Wall, is playing in theaters now.

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Ubisoft’s ‘Rabbids’ Hit Virtual Reality With Google Daydream

Virtual RabbidsGoogle’s virtual reality platform Daydream is getting a boost from one of videogame’s most iconic creatures as Virtual Rabbids: The Big Plan comes out this spring.

The Ubisoift mobile game continues the adventures of the Rabbids, a franchise that has amassed over 14 million games sold.

Gamers will have to chase down a collection of Rabbids who have stolen and reconfigured a top secret nuclear safety password. With the use of the Daydream headset and controller, players will search for hidden toys and interact with various gadgets and tools as they try to recover the missing digits of the password.

“Ubisoft is committed to exploring new technologies and platforms that deliver more immersive and interactive gaming experiences,” says Dominique Tardieu, VP of sales and marketing, Ubisoft’s mobile business. “We’re happy to bring Rabbids to Daydream as it enables us to offer players a high fidelity game in a mobile VR environment and we’re looking forward to explore the gameplay ideas and interactive opportunities on this new device for developers.”

Although the announcement trailer doesn’t offer any footage from the game, it’s fun watching a couple of Rabbids fumble their way through a Daydream experience. Check out the clip below and tell us what you think!!

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Tom Hiddleston Reflects On Childhood ‘King Kong’ Memories

In Kong: Skull Island, Tom Hiddleston is Captain James Conrad, a cynical officer who joins an expedition on a mysterious island in the South Pacific. Along with his fellow explorers, which includes photographer Mason Weaver (Brie Larson), Conrad comes face to face with a seemingly indestructible force of nature.

During interviews for Kong: Skull Island, Hiddleston talked about the lasting popularity of King Kong.

“As children, we have a natural fascination with nature and animals,” says Hiddleston. “And I think that never leaves us. Kong is a kind of emblem what we don’t understand about nature. He’s a myth. We understand that the natural world has a balance and an order that is both beautiful and terrifying . . . Kong somehow, in his own territory and in his own turf, represents nature undisturbed and unspoiled by man.”

Click on the media bar below to hear Hiddleston talk about his first memories of watching King Kong.

Co-starring Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman, Kong: Skull Island opens March 10.


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Why ‘The Voice’ Is Adam Levine’s Dream Job

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Adam Levine

When The Voice first premiered, people wondered why Adam Levine signed on as a judge and mentor.  After all, he had a pretty full dance card already, between recording and touring with Maroon 5.  Not only did Levine find time for the first season, he’s been there for all eleven of the subsequent seasons!  Obviously, there must be something he likes about doing the show.  When we talked to him, we learned that “something” is pretty much everything about it. (Click on the media bar below to hear Adam Levine)

The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.

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