One of the many wonderful creative strokes of The Night Shiftwas the casting of Becky Ann Baker (Girls) as Dr.Drew Alister’s (Brendan Fehr) mother. During the episode “Turbulence,” Lily wasn’t afraid to shout out her son was a doctor when a passenger needed attention (Drew wasn’t as forthcoming), and she also admits to Rick (Drew’s husband) that she’s accepted their relationship in hopes of forming a deeper bond with their adopted daughter.
During our interview with Fehr, the actor talked about how Drew has evolved throughout the show.”He’s made progress,” said Fehr. “He’s accepted himself. There’s some things that he’s come to terms with which makes him more comfortable in his own skin but now he’s dealing with being responsible for another human being and that’s life changing.”
Fehr also had an insightful take on why the characters on The Night Shift have chosen the medical field as their vocation (Drew, like Dr. TC Callahan is also a military vet). Click on the media bar to hear Fehr explain why many of these individuals bury themselves in their work:
The Night Shift,co-starring Jill Flint and JR Lemon, airs Thursday evenings on NBC.
As production on the 25th James Bond movie starts to ramp up, one of the biggest questions surrounding the film — will Daniel Craig return as Bond? — has now been answered. Despite rumors to the contrary, Craig has signed on to play Agent 007 for the fifth time. The Bond movie franchise celebrates its 55th anniversary in October, and when we spoke to Craig, he offered his theories about why James Bond has been able to maintain its popularity through six decades. (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Craig)
The next Bond movie, which doesn’t have a title or a director yet, is due to be released on November 8, 2019.
Having worked with Steven Spielberg on his breakthrough movie, Jaws, Richard Dreyfuss was thrilled to join the cast of Spielberg’s next film, the 1977 sci-fi classic Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The film, which finished second only to Star Wars at the box office that year, really showcased the incredible working dynamic between the Oscar-winning actor and the up-and-coming director. While he’s certainly proud of the work he did on the two movies, Dreyfuss gives the lion’s share of the credit for their success to Spielberg’s vision. (Click on the media bar below to hear to Richard Dreyfuss)
For its 40th anniversary, Close Encounters of the Third Kind will be re-released in theaters for just one week, starting September 1. If you’ve never watched the movie on the big screen before, this is a must-see!
Genre thrillers that are straight ahead visceral experiences are my cup of tea, and the trailer for The Vault promises a scary, twisty time.
The project centers on two estranged sisters (Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood) who rob a bank to save their brother’s life. Everything seems to be coming up roses when the bank manager (James Franco) correctly points them to the underground vault. Unfortunately, the vault doesn’t hold a seemingly endless supply of cash and valuables. There’s something much more sinister going on than a bank robbery, and the women eventually realize that they may have bitten off a bit more than they can chew.
The flick co-stars Q’Orianka Kilcher, aka Pocahontas from Terrence Malick’s epic flick The New World, so that’s definitely a plus. Running at 91 minutes, The Vault looks like a lean and mean thriller that is worth a look. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The Vault opens in theaters and On Demand September 1.
Brigbsy Bearis already a success story for director Dave McCary and actor/co-writer Kyle Mooney, as their film was purchased for $5 million by Sony Pictures Classics after receiving acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival. The feature centers on James (Mooney), a guy whose life’s passion has been centered on exploring the universe of a children’s TV show named Brigsby Bear. When James’ world gets upended after he realizes his parents (Mark Hamill, Jane Adams) are not what they seem, he still finds a way to keep his love for Brigsby Bear alive. The feature co-starsGreg Kinnearas a cop who befriends James and Claire Danes as a therapist who tries to help our protagonist through his challenges.
The movie, though it has its share of melancholic moments, is essentially a look at the importance of following one’s passions in the face of tragedy. Brigsby Bear’s refreshing intimacy and lack of cliche may stem from McCary and Mooney’s long standing friendship. The San Diego raised collaborators, who both work on Saturday Night Live, have known each other since they were 10 and started their artistic endeavors in middle school.
Click on the media bar to hear Mooney break down his friendship with McCary (who is also heard in the clip):
Brigsby Bear opens in New York and Los Angeles July 28.