It has been five years since the final episode of That '70s Show aired. A finale that the show's star, Topher Grace (whose films include Traffic, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Ocean's 11 & 12, In Good Company, and Spider-Man 3), only made a brief appearance in (after starring on the show for seven seasons playing the loveable loser Eric Forman, Grace decided not to sign on for an eighth season). Grace is definitely a guy who knows his craft, knows who he is and when it's time to try something new. After meeting him, I found that Grace is beyond intelligent, confident, and extremely fascinating. Joining him on the press junket for his upcoming movie Take Me Home Tonight, a retro-1980s movie which originated from a story idea that Grace co-created (he also serves as an executive-producer), is his co-star in the film, Demetri Martin, a stand-up comedian, former writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the star of two seasons of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin. Martin is every bit as fascinating as Grace, and vastly knowledgeable in his craft as well. Together they make quite a comedic pair in Take Me Home Tonight.
Grace and Martin recently sat down with MovieRetriever, Tom Santilli from the Examiner, and Perry Seibert from Allmovieguide. Upon meeting him, Martin comments on the interior design of the restaurant that we are in, while Grace orders lunch. Both are larger than life on-screen, but are extremely relatable in person. Although they appear a bit tired, and have been on the interview circuit for countless hours already, they still manage to act like it's their first discussion of the day. Before we begin, Grace jokes about our time for the interview being up before we even begin. It appears that he is not that different from the Topher that we are accustomed to seeing on both the big and small screens.
Director Roel Reine is not a household name, as very few movie directors are, but that doesn't mean his name is not in your home. Reine has mastered the art, and it is an art, of making movies that are produced to go directly to DVD for distribution.
Reine's film credits include The Marine 2, The Lost Tribe, and the recently released Death Race 2, and...Read More
They may not get the headlines of some of their flashier colleagues, but Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are two of our most interesting young directors working today. They broke through with one of the best debuts of the last decade in the masterful Half Nelson and completely disproved...Read More
Far too many people think it was actually directed by Al Gore but An Inconvenient Truth was actually helmed by the mega-talented Davis Guggenheim. It's been a ridiculously-strong year for documentaries (Inside Job,...Read More
Philip Seymour Hoffman makes his directorial debut this month and also stars in the character drama Jack Goes Boating, co-starring John Ortiz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, and Amy Ryan. Hoffman plays Jack, a limo driver who is introduced to a new girl by his friend, played by Ortiz. As Jack's attempts at love begin to succeed, his friend's marriage falls apart.
Neil Marshall made waves with Dog Soldiers before really breaking through with the beloved The Descent. He came down a bit with the disappointing Doomsday but returned this month with the period-action piece Centurion starring Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko, and Marshall's wife, the lovely Axelle Carolyn. The film tells the story of the Ninth Legion, a group of Roman soldiers who infamously disappeared after going to...Read More
Zack Pearlman recently sat down with MovieRetriever.com to talk about his upcoming film, The Virginity Hit, produced by the founders of the online site Funny or Die, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. As my old friend cooked breakfast, we discussed Zack's journey from posting a funny video online, to a successful audition, to his first film. On Thursday, September 2, 2010, Zack delivered a Q&A session after his...Read More
Director Daniel Stamm has delivered one of the most uniquely effective and memorable horror films of the year with The Last Exorcism, a "fake documentary" that always keeps you on your toes until it pulls the rug from under you. Starring Patrick Fabian as a Minister who has made a fortune staging fake exorcisms until the day he runs across a girl who might actually be possessed, The...Read More
Director Edgar Wright has dubbed one of the stars of his Scott Pilgrim vs. the World "Cinema's Fastest Talker." And encountering the beautiful Anna Kendrick in person does at first throw you off. She's so quick-witted and verbally agile that it can be tough to keep up. Luckily, indie-movie God Jason Schwartzman was also in the room to balance things out. The two co-stars of Wright's new comedy...Read More
Shaun of the Dead, Superbad, Hot Fuzz, Arrested Development, and Spaced – Writer/Director Edgar Wright and actor Michael Cera have been responsible for a number of beloved properties over the last few years. They have legions of fans that both gentlemen hope will grow with this Friday's release of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, a very clever comedy about a young man forced to fight for the first...Read More