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Before stepping into the spotlight as the new young hero in the fourth installment of the "Transformers" franchise, Jack Reynor would like to spend a little time talking about "What Richard Did." Nope, "Richard" is not one of Jack's friends — it's the new indie import from Ireland he stars in that screened at the Tribeca Film Festival this week.
The 21-year-old Reynor plays Richard, a high schooler whose life seems to be skimming along a golden road until a fate-changing accident the summer before his senior year.
Of course, we couldn't let Reynor go without asking him a few questions about "Transformers." Read on for Reynor's prediction for the number of explosions in the action movie, his favorite things about New York and an in-depth discussion of Mark Wahlberg's third nipple. Get More »
There's plenty of Zoe Kazan to go around, petite though the actress may be. There's enough of her, in fact, to play two roles — three, depending on who you ask — in "The Pretty One," which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Kazan pulls a Lohan, playing both halves of a set of identical twins, then the role of Sister A pretending to be Sister B after Sister B dies and Sister A is mistaken for her. (It's complicated.)
While buzz for "The Pretty One" is just beginning, Kazan is no stranger to critical praise: Just last year, she turned in a phenomenal lead performance opposite real-life boyfriend Paul Dano in "Ruby Sparks," which she also happened to write.
NextMovie caught up with the 29-year-old actress in New York before the premiere of "The Pretty One" and chatted on siblings, bagels and the mystical Lindsay Lohan. Get More »
Yes, Viginia, this is what pure joy looks like. Robert De Niro, meet Lil Bub. Lil Bub, meet our good friend Bobby.
The internet's most famous genetically mutated cat and the Tribeca Film Festival's most famous founder (and noted softy) shook paws at the festival's Director's Brunch Tuesday afternoon. From what we can see, the two got along famously. (Get it?) And correct us if we're wrong, but is Bobby trying to make Bubface? Get More »
Emma Roberts is figuring it out. Julia Roberts' niece, the daughter of actor Eric Roberts, the 22-year-old star of "Adult World" is grappling with living in the world as, well, an adult. When NextMovie caught up with Roberts at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City the day after the film's premiere, the actress was picking at a bunless burger and a heap of fries, bemoaning the blisters her heels had given her the night before. "Someone should do a shoe break-in service where they break in your shoes," she said.
Shoe problems aside, Roberts' career is standing tall: She's graduated from her "Nancy Drew" and "Aquamarine" kiddie film days to solidly received indies like "Adult World" and "It's Kind of a Funny Story," and a memorable supporting role as Ke$ha-like Riley in Rashida Jones' "Celeste and Jesse Forever." Her career is maturing as she does.
In "Adult World," Roberts plays Amy, a would-be poet who literally runs away from home when her parents refuse to continue paying contest entry fees for her amateur verse. She makes rent money at a porn shop (guess what it's called) alongside scruffy manager/cute dude Alex (Roberts' real-life boyfriend, "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters), while pestering an enigmatic has-been poet (a hilariously befuddled John Cusack) to mentor her, hoping the two can reverse their career trajectories and meet in the middle.
In addition to Roberts' million-dollar shoe-softening idea, NextMovie chatted with her about "Adult World," being a terrible roommate and her deep obsession with bagels. Get More »
Well, there's no other way to put it: Rob Dyrdek is a busy guy.
The skateboarding icon became a reality TV star with his hit MTV shows "Rob & Big" and "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory"; since then he's done everything from being featured in video games to having his own body spray scent, and most recently he's gotten into clip hosting with his current show "Ridiculousness" (also on MTV).
But as you'll see in the Tribeca Film Festival entry "The Motivation," he hasn't forgotten where he's come from as the film highlights his passion project: Street League Skateboarding.
In the film, which premieres at the fest on April 25, we follow a handful of the greatest skateboarders in the world as they prepare to compete in Dyrdek's SLS, which is devised of competitions on a one-of-a-kind skate course that tests these skilled pros to the breaking point.
We had the chance to chat with Dyrdek as he was scrambling around L.A. before jumping on a plane to Brazil for the next installment of SLS, learning everything from his craziest fan proposition to what kind of film festival he'd create … if he had the time. Get More »
We here at NextMovie aren't just about the big-budget blockbusters. We're shallow, but we're not that shallow. (Fine, we're pretty shallow.)
April 17 begins the Tribeca Film Festival, where "little films that could" that really aren't that little and often star big-name actors are submitted to be judged by Hollywood's finest discerning eyes and also those of Eva Longoria.
Eva has to watch many films, but we think you guys would be specifically interested in the following ten. Get More »
Well, we're sure these screenings will sell out in a matter of seconds.
The 2013 Tribeca Film Festival has the honor of hosting the world premiere of "Lil Bub & Friends," a documentary that explores the phenomenon of Internet cats and memes through the tale of Lil Bub's rise to online fame.
You've seen Lil Bub before (and probably a lot) — she's the wide-eyed "perma-kitten" who's won the love and attention of the Internet with her collection of memes that inspire perseverance and positivity in the face of hardship. Get More »
This weekend's release of "Deadfall" marks one of Eric Bana's darkest roles in recent memory.
In the film, the former Hulk plays Addison, a heist man who just robbed a casino with his sister (played by Olivia Wilde) near the Canadian border. But when their car is totaled in a blizzard, the two are forced to split up, leading Addison on a murderous rampage as he tries to make the border.
The Australian actor sat down with NextMovie to talk about his latest role, why he has a soft spot for the Buffalo Bills and why he has no regrets playing the Hulk. Get More »
Emily Blunt showed up to the Tribeca Film Festival in April with two very different comedies. She opened the fest with the romantic comedy "The Five-Year Engagement" co-starring with Jason Segel, and then there was the festival favorite "Your Sister's Sister," which after scoring high marks at Toronto and Sundance made a stop at TFF before opening on June 15.
Both films show Blunt's acting range and improvisational talents, which were much needed for "Sister" -- a charming indie about a young woman (Blunt) who doesn't take kindly to her best friend (Mark Duplass) hopping into the sack with her sibling (Rosemarie DeWitt) -- as director Lynn Shelton creates her film heavily from the input of her actors.
We talked to Blunt about the differences in improvising in both films and an embarrassing moment that came from it. Get More »
There's a reason we picked the French thriller "Sleepless Night" as one of the 10 best movies to play at this year's Tribeca Film Festival: It puts its American counterparts to shame.
When's the last time you saw a truly great American action film that didn't feature a single superhero, or one that wasn't animated (we're looking at you "Kung Fu Panda")? Not so easy to come up with one, right?
"The Raid: Redemption" was the last action movie to soar to great heights, and that came to us courtesy of Indonesia. Now we have the French to thank for shaking up the genre with one of the most breathless thrillers to come along in ages, the aptly titled "Sleepless Night." Get More »