iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Jillian Leff interviews Nolan Gross in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Terminator Genisys (also referred to as simply Terminator 5) is a 2015 American science fiction action film directed by Alan Taylor and written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. It is the fifth film in the Terminator series, and will act as a retcon to the series. Arnold Schwarzenegger reprises his role as the eponymous character, along with newcomers Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun and J. K. Simmons. The film is scheduled for release by Paramount Pictures on July 1, 2015. In addition to showing in regular theaters, it will also be shown in 3D, Real 3D, and IMAX 3D. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Kylie Hodges interviews AD Freese, Andrew Perez, Dillon Porter, and Eric Johnson in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Bastards y Diablos is a feature film shot entirely on location all across Colombia. It is director A.D. Freese’s first narrative feature and will premiere June 14th in the Los Angeles Film Festival as part of the US Fiction Competition. Penned by screenwriter Andrew Perez and based loosely on real circumstances & events from his life, Bastards y Diablos takes the audience on a spontaneous, passionate adventure through Colombia… LOGLINE: Two estranged brothers adventure through Colombia to fulfill their dead father’s will and connect with their family, their father’s homeland, and – ultimately – each other. The Bastards y Diablos team is a small collection of dedicated artists who have worked together countless times and decided to that this movie needed to be made, even without outside investors. When Producer Dillon Porter sprung for the tickets to Colombia – and made some courageous financial risks to rally the troops – our crew of six took a leap of faith and spent 35 days working tirelessly to realize this story. Bastards y Diablos is unique in it’s unbridled passion, in it’s creative storytelling, in it’s ensemble mix of trained and untrained actors, in it’s realistic and sometimes documentary-like feel, and in it’s revelation of Colombia in ways never before seen in an American movie – as captured exquisitely by Director of Photography Peter Grigsby. We’re excited to share this journey with our audience – the making of Bastards was a life-changing experience for all involved and we believe that the energy and exuberance of our voyage will find its way into the hearts of our audience. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Megan Salianas interviews Casey Nelson and Kate Murdoch in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Oliver and Lucy Sinclair were raised by an eccentric single father with a penchant for elaborate treasure hunts meant to entertain and inspire his children. When their father unexpectedly passes away, the siblings return home to find that instead of a traditional will, he’s left them a final call to adventure from beyond the grave –one last treasure hunt. In order to collect their inheritance, they must complete the hunt. With the threat of losing their childhood home, Oliver’s failing business and a new baby on the way, the inheritance becomes a necessity, and the duo commence the hunt in earnest. Along the way, tensions run high as they revisit the landscape of their childhood, relive their father’s loveable and infuriating quirks, and learn what it truly means to be brother and sister. In a beautifully shot, funny, and touching tale of siblinghood, THE LAST TREASURE HUNT captures the struggle and the joy of family, and paints an unforgettable picture of love, loss, and forgiveness. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Marielou Mandl & Pegah Rad interview Shelley Regner in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Shelley Anne Regner (born December 21, 1989) is an American actress and singer known for her role as Ashley in the musical films Pitch Perfect (2012) and its sequel Pitch Perfect 2 (2015). Regner was born and raised in the Baton Rouge area, the daughter of Jan and Donald Regner, a businessman. She has a sister, Lauren Regner, that is also a performer. She is a graduate of Parkview Baptist High School, and the Louisiana State University with a degree in theatre. In college she was a member of a sorority. In Baton Rouge she has performed at the Theatre Baton Rouge in productions of Rent as Maureen and The Producers. While a student as LSU she performed in the musical Spring Awakening. In 2010 she played the role of Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors at the Ascension Community Theatre. She performed in the musical Spank, a spoof of Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2014. Regner also performed in Bronies: The Musical, a show about My Little Pony. Regner played the role of Nadia in the pop-opera Bare in Los Angeles and she played the role of Cecile Caldwell in a musical version of Cruel Intentions. She recently played the role of Amy in Company at the Cabrillo Music Theater. Regner performed in the show American Idiot in Los Angeles in 2015. Regner and Pitch Perfect co-star Kelley Jakle performed in a special concert titled Total Vocal at Carnegie Hall in March 2015. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Cathy Kelley interviews Sabina Gadecki in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Sabina Gadecki – Is an American actress and model. She was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts to Polish parents. She studied International Business and Communications at Fordham University, while pursuing a career in Modeling and Acting in New York. She gained notoriety as the host of The World Poker Tour on The Travel Channel, and went on to sign with Ford Models. She has modeled for the likes of Saks Fifth Avenue, Oil of Olay, and Jimmy Choo. Sabina recently wrapped on the feature film adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel called Freaky Deaky, where she starred alongside Christian Slater and Billy Burke. She has played some fun characters on TV for shows such as Law & Order, White Collor, the Showtime series House of Lies, and The League for FX. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Phil Svitek & Roxy Striar interview Jerry Ferrara in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Ferrara is of Italian descent. Jerry Ferrara began studying theater in college, where he was inspired by a teacher to pursue a career in acting. An agent he met at a talent showcase encouraged him to move to Los Angeles, where he quickly landed his first role on The King Of Queens. Other television parts soon followed. Jerry was then cast in the independent feature Cross Bronx, which premiered at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival. In an interview about his breakout role on Entourage, Ferrara revealed that when he told his friends he had landed a major part in a television pilot, they asked, “What’s a pilot?” Kevin Connolly has said of his Entourage co-star that “Jerry’s very domesticated. He’s probably the most different from his character. He’s like 180 degrees in the opposite direction.” Ferrara once made an appearance in character as Turtle for a DirecTV commercial. His dialogue was mixed with a clip from an Entourage episode for humorous effect. Ferrara is also co-founder of Fat Sal’s deli in Westwood, Los Angeles. In 2010 Ferrara dropped weight and lost 60 pounds with a new outlook on health and fitness. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Lindsey Douglas interviews Shawn Carter Peterson in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Shawn Carter Peterson is a native of Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Vassar College cum laude with a dual degree in Drama and Africana Studies. Since moving to Los Angeles, Shawn has made a name for himself by becoming a recognized staple in tons of national commercials, and print ads. As one of young Hollywood’s up and coming actors, Shawn’s appearances on television have varied from one hour dramas like HBO’s Entourage, F/X’s The Shield & FOX’s House to half hour sitcoms like CBS’ How I Met Your Mother & FOX’s Til Death . Shawn also landed roles on Showtime’s United States of Tara, TNT’s Franklin & Bash, CBS’s $#*! My DAD SAYS, TNT’s Common Law & ABC’s CASTLE. SCP’s most recent appearances have been on TNT’s Southland , The CW’s Hart of Dixie and the hit NCIS: New Orleans. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host DJ Jesse Janedy interviews Todd Williams in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Todd Williams III (born September 11, 1977 Queens, New York) is an American actor best known for his role as Officer Isaac Joiner on the crime drama television series The Chicago Code. After booking several national commercial and voice-over spots, he made his film debut opposite Kerry Washington in the critically acclaimed feature Lift. Several television appearances followed on shows such as Law & Order: SVU and The Twilight Zone. In 2004, while recurring on Third Watch, Williams booked a role alongside Michael Madsen in the ESPN original series Tilt. Once he moved to Los Angeles in 2005, he secured numerous guest leads on shows such as CSI, CSI: Miami, and the CW’s The Game. In addition, he landed another lead role with Anthony Anderson in the indie film, The Last Stand. In 2010, after spending two seasons on the USA Network series In Plain Sight, he landed a series regular role on the Fox series The Chicago Code which premiered on February 7, 2011. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Christy Olson interviews Lyndsi LaRose in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network.
Lyndsi Rae LaRose (born October 17, 1989) is an American actress. She made her television debut on the Comedy Central show Workaholics (2014). She also appeared in the independent thriller The Jokesters (2014) and co-starred on the FX sitcom Saint George(2014) starring American comedian George Lopez.
Most recently, she appears in the filmThe Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015), currently in theaters.
Lyndsi will co-star as Emily in Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man (2015) starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas.
Lyndsi received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television. She currently performs regularly in Los Angeles with her all-female improv comedy troupeRadcliffe Comedy.
She lives in Hollywood, CA.
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Lee Epstein interviews David Dastmalchian in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Dastmalchian’s feature film debut was as the Joker’s deranged henchman, Thomas Schiff, in Christopher Nolan‘s movie The Dark Knight. His turn as Bob Taylor in Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners received strong reviews. Richard Corliss of Time called Dastmalchian’s performance “excellent – chatty, modest with some subtle telltale psychopathy” and The Guardian‘s Paul MacInnes likened his introduction as a new suspect to Kevin Spacey’s entrance in Seven. In March 2014, Dastmalchian was awarded the Special Jury Prize for Courage in Storytelling at the South by Southwest Film Festival. He wrote and starred in the feature film Animals, directed by Collin Schiffli. Ashley Moreno of The Austin Chronicle credits Dastmalchian’s screenplay with “present[ing] an authenticity often lacking in films about drug abuse.” Film Threat‘s Brian Tallerico similarly sings the praises of Dastmalchian’s breakout performance, noting his ability to “capture that sense of self-loathing that comes through in the body language of an addict without overselling it.”  Other feature film appearances include starring roles in the psychological thriller The Employer, the indie grindhouse hit Sushi Girl, the Detroit-based drama Cass (winner, San Diego Black Film Festival), Girls Will Be Girls 2012 (sequel to the cult hit, Girls Will Be Girls), Saving Lincoln and Virgin Alexander. It was announced on July 1, 2014 that Dastmalchian will be appearing in the Peyton Reed-helmed Marvel Studios film, Ant Man, as well as Michel Franco’s Chronic alongside Tim Roth. He has most recently been seen on television as Simon on the Fox sci-fi series Almost Human episode “Simon Says”, as a chess expert and murder suspect on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and as Oz Turner on the new BBC series Intruders. Other television appearances include the FX comedy The League, the new Showtime series Ray Donovan, and NBC‘s long-standing medical drama ER. @ThePopcornTalk
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Kylie Hodges interviews the director of Hello My Name Is Frank, Dale Peterson, as well as actor Garrett M Brown in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network.
The Road Within: Hello, My Name is Frank . . . is a sweet and uplifting comedy/drama about Frank (Garrett M. Brown), a hermit with Tourette Syndrome who is thrust into the harsh realities of the world when his caretaker dies. Frank is a sweet and likeable fellow—until his tics come out. Frank suffers from a rare but severe form of Tourette’s–his uncontrollable tics and profane outbursts surface at all the wrong times. After a childhood filled with ridicule and cruelty from those who didn’t understand his condition, Frank gradually becomes a loner and hires a caretaker to insulate him from the world. Frank’s comfortable but lonely life is suddenly shattered when his caretaker dies, leaving Frank with the caretaker’s teenage daughter, Laura (Rachel DiPillo), who is about to go on a graduation road trip with her girlfriends. After seeing that Frank is despondent, the nurturing Laura drags a reluctant Frank along on the road trip with her friends—Alisa (Hayley Kiyoko), a wild and free spirit who lives every day likes it’s her last, and Kim (Mary Kate Wiles), a sweet and naïve teen who is trying to make sense of her life. On their journey, the group meets up with Vinnie (Travis Caldwell), a handsome hitchhiker who invites them to stay in a quaint country farmhouse owned by his Aunt Flossie (Tess Harper). Hello, My Name is Frank . . . is a modern-day Wizard of Oz meets Little Miss Sunshine and Rain Man—a road trip taken by Frank and his slightly imperfect companions that causes them all to grow, bond and come into their own. What starts out as a tragedy ends up as a life-changing journey for Frank and his road trip companions.
HMNIF was shot on location in Eastern Washington, in the cities of Richland, Kennewick and Benton City. The gorgeous farms, vineyards, mountains, rivers and deserts of the Tri-Cities provided a stunning backdrop for this film.
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Megan Salinas interviews the director of The Road Within, Gren Wells in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. The Road Within: A young man with Tourette’s Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother’s ashes. Gren Wells was born in Louisville, Kentucky, and raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. After attending Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York, Wells moved to New York City, where she starred in six indie films over a two-year span, one of which, Man About Town, won Best Short Film at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. After moving to Los Angeles, Wells became a stand-up comic and wrote her first feature script, A Little Bit of Heaven. Her first script, A Little Bit of Heaven, was sold to 20th Century Fox. This script later found a home at The Film Department and starred Kate Hudson, Gael Garcia Bernal, Kathy Bates, Whoopi Goldberg, Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucy Punch, Romany Malco, and Peter Dinklage. Her second film, The Road Within, is Wells’ directorial debut. After premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival it was acquired by Well Go USA. It stars Zoe Kravitz, Dev Patel, Robert Sheehan, Robert Patrick and Kyra Sedgwick and is scheduled for theatrical release on April 17, 2015. @ThePopcornTalk @TheMenguin @Grendola
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Danica Kennedy interviews star of Unfriended, Heather Sossaman in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Unfriended (originally released as Cybernatural, also known by its working title, Offline) is a 2014 American found footage supernatural teen horror film that was directed by Levan Gabriadze. The film premiered at the Fantasia Festival on July 20, 2014, and at SXSW on March 13, 2015. It will receive 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. Gabriadze has stated that he envisions several sequels to the film and that there are plans for a direct sequel. As of August 2014, no script has been written. @ThePopcornTalk @DanicaKennedy @HeatherSossaman
@MariaMenounos interview @VinDiesel about Furious 7 and what makes the movie so special for him.
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Derrial Christon interviews the cast Zombeavers, Brad Hawkins in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. Rachel Melvin, Hutch Dano, and Cortney Palm discuss the movie and their roles on iTalk Movies! @ThePopcornTalk @DerrialChriston @TheRachelMelvin @HutchDano @CortneyPalm5 About Zombeavers: Zombeavers is a horror comedy movie directed by Jordan Rubin, based on a script by Al Kaplan, Jordan Rubin and Jon Kaplan. The film follows a group of college kids staying at a riverside cabin that are attacked by a swarm of zombie beavers. A trailer for the film was released in February 2014 and went viral.
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Megan Salinas interviews Wrecking Crew Director and Creator Denny Tedesco in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network. What is the Wrecking Crew? The Wrecking Crew were a group of Studio Musicians in Los Angeles in the 60s who played on hits for the “Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Sonny and Cher, Jan & Dean, The Monkees, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, Mamas and Papas, Tijuana Brass, Ricky Nelson, Johnny Rivers and were Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound. The amount of work that they were involved in was tremendous. They were also involved in groups that I like to call, The Milli Vanilli’s of the day. A producer would get the guys in and lay down some instrumental tracks. If it became a hit, they would record an album and put a group together to go on the road. This happened many times with groups like the Marketts, Routers, and T-Bones. The next day they would do the same thing and call it another name. Same musicians, but different group Name. At the time the record industry was primarily in New York, London and Detroit in the late 50’s and early 60s. Then there was a surge towards the mid-60s that pushed the recording to the west Coast. So these musicians were recording around the clock for a good 8 years. It’s hey day for this group was in 1967 when the charts turned to the west. @ThePopcornTalk @TheMenguin @WreckCrewFilm
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Host @TheMenguin interviews @MrBradHawkins
iTalk movies is a long-form interview series featuring leading members of the film community. In this episode, host Megan Salinas interviews Boyhood actor Brad Hawkins in studio on the Popcorn Talk Network.
Boyhood is a 2014 American coming-of-age drama film, written and directed by Richard Linklater, and starring Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Ethan Hawke. Shot intermittently over the course of a 12-year period from 2002 to 2014, Boyhood depicts the adolescence of Mason Evans, Jr. (Coltrane) from ages six to eighteen as he grows up in Texas with divorced parents (Arquette and Hawke). Richard Linklater’s daughter Lorelei plays Mason’s sister, Samantha.
The project began filming without a completed script, with only basic plot points and the ending written initially. Linklater developed the script throughout production, writing the next year’s portion of the film after rewatching the previous year’s footage. He incorporated changes he saw in each actor into the script, while also allowing all major actors to participate in the writing process by incorporating their life experiences into their characters’ stories.
Boyhood premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on July 11, 2014. The film also competed in the main competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, where Linklater won the Silver Bear for Best Director. It was declared a landmark film by many notable critics, who praised its direction, acting, ingenuity, and scope. The film was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Arquette. It also received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress for Arquette, which she won.