Unfriended (Shelley Hennig) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Nick Grava & Phil Svitek discuss the 2015 found footage film Unfriended. Unfriended (originally released as Cybernatural) is a 2014 American found footage supernatural horror film directed by Levan Gabriadze,[4][5][6] written by Nelson Greaves, and produced by Timur Bekmambetov, Jason Blum, and Greaves. The film premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014, and at SXSW on March 13, 2015. It received a theatrical release on April 17, 2015. The film stars Shelley Hennig as one of several friends who find themselves terrorized online by an anonymous person. A variation on the found footage genre, the entire film is set in real-time on a character’s computer screen. The film received mixed to positive reviews, and has grossed over $18 million.

Child 44 (Tom Hardy / Gary Oldman) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini and Anna Koppel discuss Child 44. Child 44 is a 2015 American-British mystery thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, written by Richard Price, and based on Tom Rob Smith’s novel Child 44 (2008). The film stars Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman, Paddy Considine, Jason Clarke, and Vincent Cassel. It was released on 17 April 2015. During Stalin’s rule of the Soviet Union in the early 1950s, disgraced Ministry of State Security (MGB) Agent Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy) uncovers a strange and brutal series of child murders by a serial killer whom everyone claims does not exist because it is Soviet doctrine that capitalism creates serial killers, not communism.

Danny Collins (Christopher Plummer / Al Pacino) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts Marisa Serafini, Alison Dean, Sara Stretton and John Comerford discuss Danny Collins. Danny Collins is a 2015 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Dan Fogelman in his feature directorial debut. Inspired by the true story of folk singer Steve Tilston, the film stars Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer. The movie is about how aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins (Al Pacino) cannot give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager Frank Grubman (Christopher Plummer) uncovers a 40-year-old undelivered letter written to him by John Lennon, he decides to change course, and embarks on a heartfelt journey to rediscover his family, find true love and begin a second act.

Furious 7 (Vin Diesel / Paul Walker / James Wan) | Anatomy of a Movie

AOM hosts @PDSvitek @DMovies1701 @JoeKBraswell & #SaraStretton discuss the latest Fast & Furious movie – Furious 7. For PTN’s interview w/James Wan, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RUDUue6q-s Furious 7 (alternatively known as Furious Seven and Fast & Furious 7) is a 2015 American action film. It is the sequel to the 2013 film Fast & Furious 6 and the seventh installment in the Fast & Furious film series. The film was written by Chris Morgan and directed by James Wan. It stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. With the previous three installments being set between 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) and The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Furious 7 is the first film of the series to mostly take place after Tokyo Drift.

Home (Rihanna / Jim Parsons / Jennifer Lopez) | Anatomy of a Movie

@MovieAnatomy hosts @SerafiniTV & #JohnComerford discuss the animated film Home. Leave your comments below. Home is a 2015 American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on Adam Rex’s 2007 children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday and stars Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and Steve Martin. Tim Johnson is the director of the film, Chris Jenkins and Suzanne Buirgy are its producers, and the adaptation is by Tom J. Astle and Matt Ember. The story takes place on planet Earth, where an alien race called the Boov invade the planet. However, a teenage girl named Tip manages to avoid capture and goes on the run. The film was released in theaters on March 27, 2015. Home was promoted with the release of a four-minute short film, titled Almost Home, and premiered at the Boulder International Film Festival on March 7, 2015. Besides lending her voice to the film, Rihanna also created a concept album of the same name — the soundtrack also includes guest vocals from Jennifer Lopez among others. The soundtrack was supported by two singles — “Towards the Sun” and “Feel the Light” — and was met with moderate success on music charts. Home received mixed reviews from film critics.

Insurgent (Shailene Woodley, Theo James) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts Sara Stretton and Phil Svitek discuss 2015 live-action film Insurgent. Insurgent: One choice can transform you-or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying to save those she loves–and herself–while grappling with haunting questions of grief and forgiveness, identity and loyalty, politics and love. Tris’s initiation day should have been marked by celebration and victory with her chosen faction; instead, the day ended with unspeakable horrors. War now looms as conflict between the factions and their ideologies grows. And in times of war, sides must be chosen, secrets will emerge, and choices will become even more irrevocable–and even more powerful. Transformed by her own decisions but also by haunting grief and guilt, radical new discoveries, and shifting relationships. Tris must fully embrace her Divergence, even if she does not know what she may lose by doing so.

Frank Whaley guests on Like Sunday Like Rain (Frank Whaley / Leighton Meester) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Frank Whaley’s “Like Sunday Like Rain” Like Sunday, Like Rain is a 2014 American drama independent film written and directed by Frank Whaley, and starring Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Julian Shatkin. Like Sunday, Like Rain was shot in New York City, New York. It was shot in 20 days and included filming in all five New York boroughs in summer 2013. The film premiered internationally on September 27, 2014 at Raindance Film Festival in the United Kingdom. And premiered in the United States on October 6, 2014 at the Mill Valley Film Festival. The film will be given a limited release in early 2015. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger. Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy and all around genius Reggie, lives a solitary, bookish life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job. Fate winds her lovely fingers around these two lives to unexpectedly place the inexperienced Eleanor as the new au pair for a skeptical Reggie and the music in their hearts and souls intertwines to create this beautiful story about discovery and acceptance.

Cinderella (Cate Blanchett / Lily James) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Disney’s 2015 live-action film adaptation of Cinderella. Cinderella is a 2015 British romantic fantasy film directed by Kenneth Branagh, from a screenplay written by Chris Weitz. Produced by David Barron, Simon Kinberg and Allison Shearmur for Walt Disney Pictures, the story is inspired by the fairy tale Cinderella by Charles Perrault (with some references from the Brothers Grimm’s version of the story). Although not a direct remake, it borrows many elements from Walt Disney’s 1950 animated musical film of the same name. The film stars Lily James in the title role as Ella (“Cinderella”) with Richard Madden as Prince Charming, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Stepmother), Sophie McShera as Drisella, Holliday Grainger as Anastasia and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother. The film had its world premiere on February 13, 2015, in the out of competition section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival. It was released on March 13, 2015. The film received positive critical reviews and has grossed over $149 million worldwide. When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger.

Chappie (Neill Blomkamp / Hugh Jackman) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie hosts discuss Chappie, the 2015 Neill Blomkamp movie. Chappie (stylized as CHAPPiE) is an American science fiction film directed by Neill Blomkamp. The screenplay, written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, is based on Blomkamp’s 2004 short film Tetra Vaal. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman and Watkin Tudor Jones and Yolandi Visser of the South African hip-hop group Die Antwoord. The film premiered in New York City on March 4, 2015 and released in U.S cinemas on March 6, 2015.

Unfinished Business (Vince Vaughn / Dave Franco) | Anatomy of a Movie

Anatomy of a Movie host discuss Vince Vaughn’s 2015 comedy, Unfinished Business. Unfinished Business is a 2015 American comedy film directed by Ken Scott and written by Steven Conrad. The film stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, and James Marsden. A hardworking St. Louis small-business owner (Vince Vaughn) and his two associates, one older and one younger (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco), travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable and unimaginable way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Leonard Nimoy Tribute | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek and Demetri Panos pay tribute and respects to icon Leonard Nimoy with special guest Adam Malin on the line. “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP.” Leonard Simon Nimoy (/ˈniːmɔɪ/; March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, poet, singer-songwriter, and photographer. He was known for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek franchise. Nimoy began his career in his early twenties, teaching acting classes in Hollywood and making minor film and television appearances through the 1950s, as well as playing the title role in Kid Monk Baroni. Foreshadowing his fame as a semi-alien, he played Narab, one of three Martian invaders in the 1952 movie serial Zombies of the Stratosphere. In 1965, he made his first appearance in the rejected Star Trek pilot “The Cage”, and went on to play the character of Spock until 1969, followed by eight feature films and guest slots in the various spin-off series. The character has had a significant cultural impact and garnered Nimoy three Emmy Award nominations; TV Guide named Spock one of the 50 greatest TV characters. After the original Star Trek series, Nimoy starred in Mission: Impossible for two seasons, hosted the documentary series In Search of…, narrated Civilization IV, and made several well-received stage appearances. He also had a recurring role in the science fiction series Fringe. Nimoy’s fame as Spock was such that both of his autobiographies, I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995), were written from the viewpoint of sharing his existence with the character. Nimoy has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Focus (Will Smith, Margot Robbie) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Phil Svitek, and Demetri Panos dissect and break down all aspects of Will Smith’s Focus! Focus is a 2015 American romantic dark comedy film written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Rodrigo Santoro, the film was released on February 27, 2015.  

McFarland, USA (Kevin Costner, Maria Bello, Ramiro Rodriguez) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Stef Z, Marisa Serafini, and Demetri Panos dissect and break down all aspects of Niki Caro’s phenomenal film, McFarland, USA! McFarland, USA is a 2015 sports drama film directed by Niki Caro and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. Based on the true story of a 1987 cross country team from a predominantly Mexican-American high school, McFarland High School, inMcFarland, California, the film stars Kevin Costner as Jim White, the school’s coach, who leads the team to win a state championship.[2] The film was released on February 20, 2015 and received positive reviews from critics.  

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (Rob Corddry / Craig Robinson / Clark Duke) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, host Phil Svitek discusses his love of Hot Tub Time Machine 2! Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a 2015 American science fiction comedy film directed by Steve Pinkand written by Josh Heald. The film stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke, Adam Scott,Chevy Chase, and Gillian Jacobs. It is the sequel to the 2010 film Hot Tub Time Machine. The film was released on February 20, 2015. Unlike the first film, John Cusack, who played Adam Yates does not return in this film.  

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Colin Firth / Michael Caine) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Demetri Panos, Marisa Serafini & Sara Stretton discuss the new action movie Kingsman! Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 spy action comedy film, directed by Matthew Vaughn, and based on the comic book The Secret Service, created by Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar. The screenplay was written by Vaughn and Jane Goldman. The film stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine.  

50 Shades of Grey (Dakota Johnson / Jamie Dornan) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Yael Tygiel & Sara Stretton discuss the 50 Shades of Grey! Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 American erotic romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Based on E. L. James‘ bestselling novel of the same name, the film stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The film premiered at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015 and had a wide theatrical release on February 13, 2015 by Universal Pictures.[3][4] It received mixed reviews. A sequel is planned for a 2016 release.[5]  

Jupiter Ascending (Mila Kunis / Channing Tatum / Wachowskis) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Phil Svitek and Josh Richmond discuss Jupiter Ascending. Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 space opera[4] film written, produced, and directed by The Wachowskis. The film is centered on Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a down-on-her-luck janitor, and Caine Wise (Channing Tatum), an interplanetary warrior who informs Jones that her destiny extends beyond Earth. Supporting cast member Douglas Booth has described the film’s universe as a cross between The Matrix and Star Wars[5][6][7] while Kunis named its underlying themes as indulgence[8] and consumption.[9][10][11] The film is co-produced by Grant Hill, who acted as executive producer on The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions and as producer on V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Ninja Assassin, and Cloud Atlas, making Jupiter Ascending his seventh collaboration with the Wachowskis. Several more longstanding Wachowski collaborators since the creation of The Matrix films have contributed to the picture,[12] including production designer Hugh Bateup, visual effects supervisor Dan Glass, visual effects designer John Gaeta, supervising sound editor Dane Davis and costume designer Kym Barrett. Other notable past collaborators include Speed Racer‘s composer Michael Giacchino, Cloud Atlasdirector of photography John Toll along with its editor Alexander Berner and hair and make-up designer Jeremy Woodhead, who worked on both.

Amadeus (Milos Forman) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini & Sara Stretton discuss Milos Forman’s Amadeus. Amadeus is a 1984 American period drama film directed by Miloš Forman, written by Peter Shaffer, and adapted from Shaffer’s stage play Amadeus (1979). The story is a variation of Alexander Pushkin’s play Mozart i Salieri (Моцарт и Сальери, 1830), in which composer Antonio Salieri recognizes the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but thwarts him out of pride and envy. The story is set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century. The film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, including eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globes, and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award. In 1998, the American Film Institute ranked Amadeus 53rd on its 100 Years… 100 Movies list.

Still Alice (Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Roxy Striar, Chloe West and Sara Stretton discuss Still Alice. Still Alice is a 2014 American drama film written and directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland[4][5] and based on Lisa Genova‘s 2007 bestselling novel of the same name. The film stars Julianne Moore in the role of Alice, a Columbia linguistics professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Alec Baldwin plays her husband John. Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, and Hunter Parrish play her children Lydia, Anna, and Tom. The film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2014.[6] Moore’s performance has earned universal acclaim including wins for a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Drama, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award and a SAG Award, with pending nominations for a BAFTA Award and an Academy Award, among other nominations and accolades.

A Most Violent Year (Oscar Isaac / Jessica Chastain) | Anatomy Of A Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Demetri Panos, and Phil Svitek discuss A Most Violent Year. A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain with Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, andCatalina Sandino Moreno. It had its world premiere as the opening film of the AFI Fest on November 6, 2014 and was released theatrically on December 31, 2014.

Adam Green (Digging Up the Marrow) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini and Phil Svitek interview director/actor/producer Adam Green. Best known as the creator of the worldwide slasher franchise Hatchet and as the creator and star of the US television sitcom Holliston, Adam Green was raised in Holliston, Massachusetts and currently resides in Los Angeles. After finishing high school in 1993 he graduated fromHofstra University in New York in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film Production. Green’s first job out of college was producing and directing local commercials for cable in the Boston area. Green made his feature film debut with the comedy, Coffee & Donuts, which was in part, based on his own life. Green founded the feature film and television production company ArieScope Pictures with director of photography Will Barratt in 1998. He was the lead singer for the heavy metal band Haddonfield, based out of Salem, Massachusetts from 1997 – 2000. He also worked as the DJ at the world famous Rainbow Bar & Grill on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood when he first moved to Los Angeles and was still struggling to get his start in the film/television industry.[1][2] To date, Green has made nine theatrical feature films including the critically acclaimed and Sundance darling “Frozen” which was a worldwide success in 2010. He is also a member of the “Splat Pack”, a title coined by UK critic Alan Jones for a revolutionary group of filmmakers who brought back gore and splatter to the horror genre in the 2000s that includes Eli Roth,Alexandre Aja, Neil Marshall, Rob Zombie, Greg McLean, Darren Lynn Bousman, and James Wan.

Birdman (Michael Keaton) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Demetri Panos, and Phil Svitek discuss Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a 2014 American dark comedy film co-written, produced, and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. It stars Michael Keaton with Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, andNaomi Watts. Keaton plays a faded Hollywood actor famous for his superhero role struggling to mount a Broadway adaptation of aRaymond Carver story. Birdman was the opening film of the 71st Venice International Film Festival, where it premiered on August 27, 2014 in competition for theGolden Lion. It received a limited theatrical release in the United States on October 17, 2014 and a wide release on November 14, distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film grossed over $50 million worldwide. Birdman received critical acclaim, and was named one of the best films of 2014 by organizations including the AFI and the National Board of Review. It was nominated for seven Golden Globe Awards at the 72nd ceremony, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, Best Score and won for Best Screenplay. Keaton won Best Actor, while Norton and Stone were nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress respectively at both the Golden Globe Awards and the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards, where the cast won for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture.[5][6] At the 87th Academy Awards, Birdman received nine nominations, joint most for the ceremony (with The Grand Budapest Hotel), including Best Picture, Best Director, and acting nominations for Keaton, Norton and Stone.

Selma (Oprah) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and Josh Tapia discuss Selma is a 2014 American historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb and Ava DuVernay.[4] It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,[5][6] Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC andJohn Lewis of SNCC. The film stars British actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and American rapper and actor Common as James Bevel. Pathé financed the film, with Plan B Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films and Harpo Productionsco-producing the film. Paramount Pictures distributed Selma in the United States and Canada. Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, began a limited U.S. release on December 25, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015, just two months before the 50th anniversary of the march. Selma had four Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama,Best Director, and Best Actor, and won for Best Original Song.[7] It is also nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Song at the 87th Academy Awards.

American Sniper (Bradley Cooper) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and Demetri Panos discuss American Sniper is a 2014 American biographical war drama film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Jason Hall. It is based on Chris Kyle‘s autobiography American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. With 255 kills, 160 of which were officially confirmed by the Department of Defense, Kyle is the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history. His widow Taya Renae Kyle was heavily involved with the making of the film. The film stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller with Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger,Jake McDorman, and Cory Hardrict in supporting roles. The world premiere was on November 11, 2014, at the American Film Institute Festival, followed by a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 25, 2014. It received a wide release on January 16, 2015 and set numerous box office opening records including the records for highest opening for a film released in January and giving Eastwood the biggest opening of his career. At the 87th Academy Awards, American Sniper received six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Cooper.

Beau Martin Williams (Americons) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, host Chloe West interviews Beau Martin Williams. Beau Martin Williams was born on June 12, 1979 in the USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Americons (2015), Hitters Anonymous (2005) and Angry Boys (2011).

Into the Woods | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and Chloe West discuss Disney’s adaptation of Into The Woods in which is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales in a musical format that follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

Unbroken | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts John Comerford, Marisa Serafini, Sara Stretton, and Phil Svitek discuss Unbroken which is a 2014 American war drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie, and based on the 2010 non-fiction book by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. The film revolves around the life of USA Olympian and athlete Louis “Louie” Zamperini, portrayed by Jack O’Connell. Zamperini, who survived in a raft for 47 days after his bomber was downed in WWII, and was sent to a series of prisoner of war camps.

Exodus: Gods and Kings (Christian Bale) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Marisa Serafini, and Demetri Panos discuss Exodus: Gods and Kings by Ridley Scott. It’s a 2014 biblically-inspired epic film written by Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Jeffrey Caine and Steven Zaillian. The film stars Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley. It is an interpretation of the exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt as led by Moses and related in the Book of Exodus. The film is dedicated to Scott’s younger brother and fellow director, Tony Scott, who committed suicide in 2012.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Phil Svitek, Sara Stretton, and Demetri Panos discuss the third Hobbit movie. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a 2014 epic fantasy adventure film, directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. It is the final installment in the three-part film adaptation based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, following An Unexpected Journey (2012) and The Desolation of Smaug (2013). Produced by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and WingNut Films, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, The Battle of the Five Armies was released in New Zealand on 11 December 2014 and will be released on 17 December 2014 in the United States. It stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott and James Nesbitt. It also features Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Orlando Bloom.

Cathryn de Prume (Wild) Interview | Anatomy of a Movie

In this AOM show, hosts Chloe West, Sara Stretton and Demetri Panos interview special guest Cathryn de Prume who appears in the movie Wild. Cathryn de Prume appears opposite Reese Witherspoon in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s Wild, a chronicle of one woman’s 1100-mile solo hike. She also appears in the Britt Robertson-Justin Long- Martin Sheen mystery thriller Ask Me Anything; and she’s a school administrator in the thriller Murder 101. At the age of 11, against her parents’ will, Cathryn used her babysitting money to enroll in her first acting class. She then joined an onstage improv group in her native Park Slope, Brooklyn and went on to NYC’s prestigious High School of the Performing Arts. It was during the summer after her first year in college at SUNY Purchase, that she got her first break – the part of Goldi Lox, opposite Melissa Leo’s Mama Bear, in the indie fantasy thriller Dead Time Stories. She quickly followed that up with the plum part of drugged-out Brita in director Tony Bill’s drama Five Corners, which was written by John Patrick Shanley, and starred Jody Foster and Tim Robbins. After a year on stage in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, Cathryn was cast in CrissCross, a drama that starred Goldie Hawn and was shot in Key West. Moving to Los Angeles, she quickly got the role of doomed Linda Bailey Brown in the television movie Love, Lies and Murder, which was followed by a starring role opposite Anna Gunn in Down the Shore, a Fox sit-com that lasted 29 episodes. Cathryn’s additional television credits include: Coach (she played a clueless, money-grubbing cheerleader), Blossom (as Kandy the Polish prostitute), Without A Trace, Grey’s Anatomy, Rules of Engagement and True Blood. On the feature front, her additional credits include Bloodhounds of Broadway, Navy Seals, Terminal Velocity, Mrs. Winterbourne, The Wedding Project, Scrambled and The Civilization of Maxwell Bright. Cathryn also has performed her one-woman show Blended Salad about her eccentric family in theaters around Los Angeles.