Actress Jean Seberg led a life that was as much of a nightmare as it was a dream. Successful both in Hollywood and in the French movie industries, she also attracted more than her fair share of controversy, and she died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 40. Now, she’s the subject of a biopic, Seberg, starring Kristen Stewart. Stewart did plenty of research about Seberg as she prepared for the role, and she talked about some of the things that surprised her the most. (Click on the media bar below to hear Kristen Stewart)
Knowing that Frozen 2 will likely be streaming on Disney+ next spring hasn’t stopped millions of fans from going to see it in the theater in its first couple of weeks, with more big box office weekends undoubtedly on the way during the holiday season, especially when kids go on their school break. This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, who joined the cast for the sequel, is encouraged by the big turnout. He says that if any movie should be seen on a big screen with a big group of people, it would be this one. (Click on the media bar below to hear Sterling K. Brown)
Sliding Doors(Collector’s Edition), which marks the 100th release from Shout! Select, hits Blu-ray on January 21.
Directed by Peter Howitt (Johnny English), the narrative centers on a publicist named Helen whose life changes during a morning train back to her apartment. The film follows Helen’s life when she catches the train as well as when she misses it. This parallel storytelling earned its share of raves from critics, and in that same year (1998) Paltrow was also seen in Hush, A Perfect Murder, Great Expectations, and Shakespeare in Love.
Special features include a new audio commentary with writer/director Peter Howitt, trailers, and the featurette “A Stroll Through Sliding Doors London With Peter Howitt.” Also included is the documentary “The Sliding Doors Moments” which features new interviews with Howitt, Paltrow, and Hannah.
Knives Out debuted in theaters last week to great reviews (96% “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes) and good box offices numbers, finishing second behind Frozen 2. Chalk it up as a win for writer/director Rian Johnson and his all-star cast, which includes Daniel Craig. Craig told us he thought the project was a winner from the very beginning, and the choice to get involved with it was an easy one. (Click on the media bar below to hear Daniel Craig)
As Chadwick Boseman’s star has risen in Hollywood, so have his aspirations: He not only stars in the new film 21 Bridges, he also produced it. This is the second full-length feature for which he’s gotten a producer’s credit, and as he becomes more involved in making his movies, he’s also had to figure out the balance between his acting duties and his production duties. Fortunately, he told us, he’s been able to handle it all — to coin an old Beatles phrase — with a little help from his friends. (Click on the media bar below to hear Chadwick Boseman)
In 1996, the eyes of the world were on America as Atlanta hosted the summer Olympic Games. However, pride soon turned to shock and horror as a bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park. Richard Jewell was a security guard assigned to the park — he actually discovered the bomb and tried to keep people away. Nevertheless, one person died in the explosion and more than a hundred were injured. With investigators in a rush to provide answers, Jewell was implicated in the bombing scheme and named a suspect. His name dominated the headlines until it was proven that another man was the bomber. Director Clint Eastwood has made a movie about the incident, and he told us why he was interested in making Richard Jewell. (Click on the media bar below to hear Clint Eastwood)