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Julia Stiles has proven she can handle pretty much any genre. She ruled the teen rom-com scene with "10 Things I Hate About You" and "Save the Last Dance." She took action as Matt Damon's co-star in the fast-paced "Bourne" series. She was perfect as the horrified mother of one creepy kid named Damien in "The Omen." But now Stiles is taking on one genre she wasn't even aware existed: apocalypse comedies.
In her latest film, "It's a Disaster" directed by Todd Berger, available now in VOD and in theaters April 12, four couples meeting for Sunday brunch find themselves stranded together when they receive news that the world is ending. Stiles plays Tracy, a doctor who's introducing her new boyfriend Glen (David Cross) to her three best friends and their significant others. While her biggest initial fear is whether her friends will approve of her new beau, she soon realizes passing the friend test is the least of her worries at this couple's brunch. (Check out the film at its official site.)
NextMovie sat down with Stiles in her hometown of New York City to chat about the film, awkward brunches, and how a ukelele could help in an apocalypse scenario. Get More »
We all know "Admission" star Paul Rudd is both handsome and talented, but is that enough for him to pass muster on NextMovie's toughest admissions quiz?
To find out, we sat down with Rudd and grilled him about his personal life, extracurricular activities, where he sees himself in five years and what, exactly, makes him so darn special.
Watch the video interview above to find out all that and more, and check out "Admission," co-starring Tina Fey and Nat Wolff, opening in theaters nationwide Friday.
Also check out: Tina Fey's Admissions Interview
Zach Braff's name may be among top billed in "Oz the Great and Powerful" — just below James Franco, who plays the titular Oz in the "The Wizard of Oz" prequel, and Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz and Mila Kunis, who play a trio of warring witches fighting for control of the Emerald City — but don't expect him to have too much face time in the movie. Braff spends the majority of "Oz," which hits theaters in eye-blistering 3D technicolor Friday, voicing the character of Finley, Franco's talking and flying monkey sidekick. In fact, moviegoers will only see Braff's visage, familiar from a decade on air as a goofy doctor on the sitcom "Scrubs," for only a few minutes in the film's first act.
Braff chatted briefly with NextMovie ahead of the wide release of "Oz," revealing his spirit animal, his unusual passion for "Baby Got Back," and getting the most bang for your buck. Get More »
Alex Karpovsky is a busy, busy guy. He's best known for his role as Ray, the coffee-slinging man-child entangled with the naive Shoshanna on HBO's "Girls," but when he's not wearing his characters Cafe Grumpy apron, you might find Karpovsky in an editing bay, behind a camera, holed up writing, or starring in one of his own films.
Though two of these features, "Rubberneck" and "Red Flag," are both out on VOD and in limited release Friday, their openings and top billing (Karpovsky is writer, director and star of both) are about all they have in common. "Rubberneck" follows meek research scientist Paul (Karpovsky), whose infatuation with a co-worker escalates to dangerous levels, while in "Red Flag," Karpovsky plays himself as a filmmaker struggling with life and love on the road.
Karpovsky sat down in New York to chat with NextMovie ahead of the films' release to talk "GIRLS," keeping busy, and his caffeine intake habits. Get More »
Nothing says romance like Southern gothic and sorcery -- at least, that's what the team behind the new teen romance flick "Beautiful Creatures" hopes. Hitting theaters today, the film stars 18-year-old Alice Englert as Lena Duchannes, a high school student moonlighting as a witch (or, in the film's parlance, a "caster") and coming to grips with her powers in the sleepy town of Gatlin, South Carolina. Aldren Ehrenreich, 23, is the other half of the doomed romantic duo. He plays Ethan Wate, the mortal boy (un)lucky enough to meet Lena and get pulled into her chaotic life in the months leading up to her 16th birthday, when the true nature of her powers will be revealed.
NextMovie caught up with the two young stars in New York City earlier this week. Read on to learn their opinions on being judged by teenagers, the hardest words to say with a Southern accent, and the quote they don't want making headlines. Get More »
You may best know Dave Franco as "James Franco's little brother," but it's time to move beyond that. Though Franco shares his sib's chiseled features and surname, Dave's out to make a name for himself. Between a hilarious turn as a cool kid-turned-con in "21 Jump Street" and his most recent role as a gun-toting tough guy in the post-zombie apocalypse rom-com "Warm Bodies," in theaters this weekend, there's a new Franco on the block, in a big way.
"It's all been going somewhat smoothly, so don't f*ck it up," Franco told NextMovie during a recent interview to promote his new zombie rom-com. Beyond that helpful advice, Franco also spoke to us about his zombie survival strategy, playing drunk and the status of the "21 Jump Street" sequel. Get More »
Kit Harington isn't one to back down from a challenge, whether it's freezing his beard off filming "Game of Thrones" in Iceland or staring the gruesome monsters of "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D" right in the face. It's difficult to discuss his character Vince in the latter without giving too much away, but suffice to say he's a mysterious and cute new guy at school who takes an interest in "Silent Hill" heroine Heather (Adelaide Clemens).
The young Brit made a pit stop in New York City to promote his first feature film at New York Comic-Con in all its 3-D gory glory and was happy to talk about his favorite horror movies, why he's not a tweeter and much more.
Winter is coming to "Games of Thrones," but Kit Harington's career is looking sunny. Get More »
Chris Klein became a household name and instant heartthrob when he appeared in 1999's hit comedy, "American Pie." Klein played Oz, the athletic lacrosse player with a voice, and heart, of gold — which means that, in some ways, he was like a one-man precursor to "Glee." Just sayin'.
Over the years, the "American Pie" franchise has continued to amuse, delight and (ahem) ... educate … moviegoers everywhere. We've seen these friends get laid, get married and everything in-between. And now, with the most recent installment, "American Reunion," hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week, we thought it's high time we had a chat with this dreamy thesp to discuss whether these stars still get along after all this time and how he'll know when he's finally "made it." Get More »
Disney and Pixar's latest creation, "Brave,"takes place in the beautiful, mystical Scottish Highlands. So who better to lend her voice to the rambunctious teenage princess Merida than Kelly Macdonald, just about the hottest Scottish actress today?
While she may have already had the accent down, acting for an animated movie was completely foreign to Macdonald. In an interview with Film.com, the "Boardwalk Empire" actress talked about the difficulties she faced while making "Brave."
"I definitely sort of found that everything has to be more, you can’t get away with subtlety," Macdonald says in the interview. "I use my face a lot to tell stories or emote, and to not be able to do that, it’s like learning a whole new process. It was difficult."
Macdonald also spills on her surprising lack of preparation for the role, the timeless quality of "Brave" and what her mother thinks of the movie. Head over to Film.com to read the full interview. Scottish accent not included.
Lars von Trier understands Hitler. Or maybe he doesn't. And maybe he's a Nazi. Or maybe he can't quite decide.
While the "Melancholia" director's true feelings about the world's most hated man may not be clear, one thing is: he won't be talking about them again any time soon.
The director, who talked himself right onto the unemployment line earlier this year when he told interviewers at Cannes, "I sympathize with [Hitler] a bit," later apologized for his statements, despite already being banned from the festival. Unfortunately for his career, he wasn't done yet, telling GQ only months later that apologizing in the first place was "against my nature."
It seems we've finally heard the last of von Trier's convoluted so-called joke, however. Get More »