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Exclusive Interview: Actor Paul Wilson

— by LYNETTE CARRINGTON — It took a pandemic to keep “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” out of theatres longer than expected. When it finally conjured in theaters in June 2020, the third installment of scary and creepy series dominated the movie competition in its opening week, beating out “A Quiet Place […]
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Paul Wilson, Patrick Wilson, Exclusives, The Conjuring, LYNETTE CARRINGTON

Fratello Talks To Tissot Ambassador And World Number One Primož Roglič

Say hello to Primož Roglič. He is a two-time grand tour champion, the world’s top-ranked road cyclist, an Olympic hopeful, and, would you believe, a former ski-jumper. So, without further ado, let’s welcome one of Tissot’s very finest ambassadors to the show. Rob Nudds: It is absolutely our pleasure to have you here. As I […] Visit Fratello Talks To Tissot Ambassador And World Number One Primož Roglič to read the full article.
Tags: Interviews, Sport, Watches, Cycling, Tissot, Primoz Roglic

Minea Moore of Salesforce: Businesses Can be in the Business of Doing Good and Driving Inclusion Without Sacrificing Performance

At the end of May Salesforce announced their latest quarterly revenues of $5.96B, estimating they are on track for annual revenues of $26B this fiscal year – adding up to a 22% year-over-year growth.  OK this ends the CNBC segment of this post, but I wanted to point out the big numbers because these numbers came while Salesforce has also been growing and deepening their efforts with corporate diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI). So revenues continue growing alongside efforts to make the ent...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, United States, Lgbtq, Salesforce, Cnbc, Marc Benioff, Minea Moore

‘The Sparks Brothers’ Director Edgar Wright’s Top 10 Sparks Albums – Mostly in His Own Words

“The tricky thing with Sparks is that – and this is a good thing about the band – there’s no one album that tells you the whole story.” That’s Edgar Wright, the director of the new documentary The Sparks Brothers, explaining why any list of Sparks music on the Internet is only going to scratch the surface of this enigmatic, massively influential band that mainstream music lovers have probably never heard of. But in support of his new film, which details the unlikely 50-year-and-counting journey...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Documentary, Features, Focus Features, Interviews, Edgar-Wright, Sparks, The Sparks Brothers

The Original Ending of Pixar’s ‘Luca’ Involved a Giant Kraken

Like all Pixar movies, Luca went through several significant changes on its path to its final cut – including a wildly different ending that was totally overhauled by the time the completed version was finished. The studio is famous for breaking down its stories over and over again until they shape the story into its ideal form, and for Luca, part of that process involved cutting out an initial ending which involved a kraken. Liam Neeson, eat your heart out. During a recent interview with Luc...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Liam Neeson, Pixar, Mike Jones, Luca, Alberto, Rob Reiner, Ciccio, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Jesse Andrews, Ercole

‘Luca’ Director Talks About Crafting the Movie’s Ending, Taking Inspiration From Fellini, and More [Interview]

While Pixar’s Soul grappled with existential questions about what happens before and after death, the studio pivoted to a far simpler story with its latest movie, Luca, the story of a sea monster who can pass as a human boy on the surface and who yearns for freedom. But it didn’t always have such a simple narrative. I spoke with director Enrico Casarosa and producer Andrea Warren in a recent Zoom interview about earlier iterations of this story, their film’s LGBTQ+ metaphor, how parts of Luca w...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Warren, Venice, Pixar, Vespa, Luna, Andrea, Don, Marcello Mastroianni, Luca, Pete Docter

‘The Sparks Brothers’ Director Edgar Wright on Playing With What a Music Documentary Can Be [Interview]

This week brings Edgar Wright‘s first feature documentary to theaters. The Sparks Brothers is a comprehensive, amusing, and wonderful documentary about the influential pop rock duo known as Sparks. If that name isn’t familiar to you, don’t worry. This film will tell you everything you need to know about Sparks, along with things people think they know about Sparks. And when all is said and done, you might just be a new fan. When The Sparks Brothers debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier ...
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‘The Rocketeer’ Star Billy Campbell Reflects on a Superhero Masterpiece as It Turns 30 [Interview]

This month marks a milestone for one of the most underrated Disney films. The Rocketeer arrived in theaters in the summer of 1991, delivering a 1930s-era adventure of a pilot who stumbles upon a jetpack being sought after by gangsters, FBI agents, Nazis, and millionaire industrialist Howard Hughes. Though the film failed to take off at the box office, its fans are legion (and this writer counts himself among them). As the film turns 30, /Film sat down virtually with Billy Campbell, the actor wh...
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Q & A with Black Liberation Ride organizer Stephen Marea

Stephen Marea in June 2020.(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Stephen Marea is working to create welcoming rides and spaces for Black Portlanders. He co-organized the Black Liberation Ride (with Jené Etheridge) last year and will be the leader of Saturday’s ride as well. He’s also just launched a new weekly series of rides for beginners. I caught up with Stephen to learn more about his work. (Edited for clarity and brevity.) How does this year feel different to you than last year? Or does...
Tags: Facebook, Interviews, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Alberta, Stephen, Black, Clinton, Rsvp, Dang, Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard, Jonathan Maus

Brandi Neloms of Amazon: SMBs Represented Almost 60% of Our Sales in 2020; We’d Like More Black Businesses to Share in This Success

Yesterday Amazon announced the launch of their $150 million Black Business Accelerator Program, aimed at getting more black-owned businesses involved in selling on their platform.  You can get the details at and also read a detailed article on the announcement published here yesterday. To learn more about the initiative I spoke with Brandi Neloms, Manager at Amazon, during a recent LinkedIn Live conversation.  Below is an edited transcript of a portion of our conversation.  ...
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‘Loki’ Star Tom Hiddleston Discusses Sophia Di Martino’s Surprising and Mysterious Series Debut

Today brings the second episode of Marvel’s Loki to Disney+, and it thrusts us straight into the pursuit of a dangerous time criminal who has been assaulting Time Variant Authority agents and stealing their time-altering gadgets. In addition to putting Tom Hiddleston into full-on time detective mode alongside Owen Wilson as Mobius, the episode also brings Sophia Di Martino into the series as a surprising and mysterious character. Find out what Tom Hiddleston had to say about working with the ac...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Sequels, Owen Wilson, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Kang, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Mobius, Featured Stories Sidebar, Sophia Di Martino

Meet The Real Estate Tech Entrepreneur: Michael Jimenez from Xchange.Loans

This week, we interviewed Michael Jimenez from Let’s get to it! Who are you and what do you do? I’m a co-founder and the CXO of Xchange.Loans- The online marketplace for non-performing loans. Which is still pretty opaque and vague. When a lender has an asset- typically a non-performing loan- that they want off their books they come to our marketplace to sell that asset to qualified buyers for cash. I’m in charge of user experience, sales & marketing, and lender outreach. Basicall...
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‘The Tomorrow War’ Writer Zach Dean on the Real-World Issues That Inspired His Sci-fi Adventure [Interview]

The Tomorrow War is a big action movie full of time travel, monsters, special effects, and everything else you’d expect from a popcorn-powered summer release. But the core of the film is about what one generation owes the next, and the personal responsibility parents have to ensure a safer existence for their children. And it’s also about Chris Pratt shooting aliens, but who says you can’t have both? Screenwriter Zach Dean agrees with that much. Speaking with him on Zoom ahead of the film’s rel...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Chris Pratt, Chris Mckay, Featured Stories Sidebar, Zach Dean, The Tomorrow War

The Director of ‘Luca’ Reveals the Classic Italian Films That Influenced His New Pixar Movie

Luca, the latest film from Pixar, is a rollicking, sun-dappled adventure set in a small seaside Italian town. Like The Little Mermaid, the film follows a young sea dweller who discovers what it’s like to live on the surface world and yearns for freedom. The only problem is that small seaside town’s residents hate and fear sea monsters – kind of like how the residents of Berk hate and fear dragons in How to Train Your Dragon. But those earlier animation touchstones are far from the only projects...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Pixar, Federico-Fellini, La Dolce Vita, Marcello Mastroianni, Luca, Berk, Fellini, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Enrico Casarosa, Featured Stories Sidebar

‘F9’ Director Justin Lin on Returning to the Series and How You Top a Rocket Car [Interview]

When Justin Lin was directing 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, the idea of bringing the action series to an end was a pipe dream. Lin was preparing to exit the Fast and Furious franchise, moving on to direct a Star Trek film and episodes of prestige TV like True Detective, and the concept of bringing the Fast and Furious movies to a satisfying close was something better suited to casual chatter with star Vin Diesel, not something that was actually on the table. Cut to nine years later, and Lin is prepa...
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Chris Stuart shares the key to sustainable real estate teams

Industry veteran and newly-minted Place, Inc. President Chris Stuart shares his thoughts on real estate teams, simplifying the consumer experience and creating a winning business strategy.
Tags: Technology, Interviews, Radio, Teams, Consumer experience, Place, Select, Place Inc, Real Estate Teams, Chris Stuart, Team Leaders, End To End Platform, Teams Month, End to end solutions

‘The Tomorrow War’ Director Chris McKay on Making a ’90s-Style Blockbuster in 2021 [Interview]

The Tomorrow War may be a 2021 release, but it feels like a throwback. It would’ve been right at home in the ’90s, and director Chris McKay is a-okay with that. It’s a premise that could be preposterous: visitors from the future arrive in the modern day to recruit soldiers for a war against an alien race that hasn’t even started yet. But the film takes any potential silliness in stride, taking the premise seriously even while the characters themselves trade enough jokes to keep the mood light. ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Pixar, John Ford, Sam, Chris Mckay, Frank Capra, Roland Emmerich, Dan, Charlie, Jerry Bruckheimer, McKay, Howard Hawks

‘The Tomorrow War’ Star Betty Gilpin Was Happy to Wear Comfy Sweaters While Chris Pratt Injured Himself Doing Action Scenes [Interview]

There’s an elephant in the room when you talk to Betty Gilpin about her role in The Tomorrow War. Even though the star of GLOW and The Hunt brings humor and charm to her role as the wife of Chris Pratt’s former solider who is recruited to travel through time to fight aliens in an apocalyptic future, she’s still playing…you know, the wife who stays home and doesn’t get to fight the aliens. But do you know who doesn’t care about that? Betty Gilpin. “I was very happy to be eating bagels in baggy s...
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‘The Tomorrow War’ Star J.K. Simmons Knows You Recognize Him Now, and He’s Okay With That [Interview]

At some point, you started recognizing J.K. Simmons. Maybe you started recognizing him after his scene-stealing role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Maybe you started recognizing him after he won an Oscar for his terrifying work in Whiplash. Hell, maybe you’ve been recognizing him for years — few actors are as busy, and fewer are so consistently reliable. Simmons has a supporting role in the new science fiction film The Tomorrow War, the kind of small-but-important role he...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Amazon, Features, Interviews, Sci-Fi, J.K. Simmons, The Tomorrow War

Leyla Seka and Letty Ledbetter of BVI: We’re going to increase the appallingly low number of blacks participating in venture capital

It’s a small world.  So when I had a recent LinkedIn Live convo with Leah-McGowan Hare of Salesforce and Bevy’s cofounder Derek Andersen on to talk about the company’s efforts to recruit black investors in their recent $40M round, Leah’s story about attending the Black Venture Institute’s (BVI) two-week venture education program really intrigued me.  So much so that when I checked out the BVI website I noticed that one of the cofounders was buddy of mine from her days at Salesforce – Leyla...
Tags: Interviews, Sales, Paypal, God, Salesforce, Jackson, Black, Salesforce Ventures, Marc Benioff, SPAC, Berkeley California, Leah, Toby, Leyla Seka, BVI, Leyla

7 Easy Ways to Prepare for Your First Interview – Top Interview Questions

The Top Interview Questions interviewers love to ask are so general that they can seem tricky to answer. The entire process of being interviewed and evaluated is stressful enough, so you don't want to also be concerned about whether or not you are going to stumble all over your answers to the interview questions. Use these 7 tips to easily prepare yourself and calm your nerves.
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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Director Colin Trevorrow on Embracing Feathered Dinosaurs, Taking the Series in a Fresh Direction, and Having Sympathy for the T-Rex [Interview]

It’s no surprise that Colin Trevorrow  — director of Jurassic World and the upcoming Jurassic World: Dominion  — loves dinosaurs. And while Dominion, thanks to the pandemic, won’t come out until June 10, 2022 ,  there will be an extended preview of the film in IMAX theaters before screenings of F9  later this month. We’ve seen the footage, and dinosaur fans will be heaven.  /Film talked to Trevorrow about the extended preview, his favorite dinosaurs, what fans can look forwa...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Rex, Edinburgh, Universal, Jurassic World, George Lucas, Ilm, Michael Crichton, Steve, Colin Trevorrow, Jeff Goldblum, Jack Horner, Dominion

Guilty Gear -Strive-‘s I-NO “Wasn’t Covered up Due to Censorship!”

Daisuke Ishiwatari and Akira Katano from Arc System Works participated in an interview where they explain why Guilty Gear -Strive- has undergone changes, clarifying that I-NO‘s costume change wasn’t censorship, merely a “change in presentation” so that more people could play her (skimpy attire being too “reprehensible” in the current era of overly sensitive PC […]
Tags: Games, Interviews, Censorship, Anime, Comparison, Famitsu, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Guilty Gear, Arc System Works, Character Design, Akira Katano

‘In the Heights’ Screenwriter Quiara Alegría Hudes on Killing Her Darlings and Fighting to Ensure Authenticity [Interview]

Long before Quiara Alegría Hudes wrote the screenplay for the new movie musical In the Heights, she wrote the book for…well, the stage musical In the Heights, sharing duties with songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda. But a lot happened between those projects. She’s kept busy. She’s written more plays, more musicals. She wrote a children’s book. She won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Water by the Spoonful. Not asking her back to shepherd her Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about lif...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Stanford, Earth, Features, Chicago, Broadway, Musical, Warner Brothers, Washington Heights, Jon, Marc Anthony, Lin Manuel Miranda, Nina, Fort Washington, Chris Scott

Movie Director Zack Snyder Willing to Make Dragon Ball Z Anime, Remake or Live Action

Movie director Zack Snyder, responsible for such films as Dawn of the Dead (2004), Justice League, Watchmen, and Man of Steel, was asked in an interview if he would ever do a Dragon Ball Z film if given the chance, which he wholeheartedly answered with a solid yes, despite the poor track record for live […]
Tags: Usa, Movies, Interviews, Anime, Man Of Steel, Live Action, Zack Snyder, Dragon Ball Z

How ‘In the Heights’ Director Jon M. Chu Made the Movie Musical Event of the Summer [Interview]

The only thing more energetic than the new musical In the Heights is the man who directed it. Jon M. Chu has made a career out of creating high energy movies like Step Up 2: The Streets, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, and Crazy Rich Asians, but his particular skill set feels so perfectly in line with this latest project. His film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical about the hopes and dreams of the denizens of Washington Heights in New York City is a big movie: big on romance, big on drama, bi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interviews, China, New York City, Features, Musical, St Louis, Warner Brothers, Alice, Chris, Bay, Washington Heights, Vanessa, Chu, Olga

‘Loki’ Star Tom Hiddleston Explains How He’s Kept His Marvel Villain so Fresh for 10 Years [Interview]

Marvel’s new series Loki debuts on Disney+ tomorrow and it’s terrific. Who knew that one of the first Marvel Cinematic Universe villains would still be going strong 10 years later, and that the actor playing him would be as fun to watch as ever? Leading up to the series, we had a chat with star Tom Hiddleston to talk about how he’s constantly finding new ways to play Loki without simply repeating the same performance from the previous movie. The actor also talks about what he learned about Loki...
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Connecting with Stephanie Anton at The Corcoran Group

Ahead of her speaking engagement at Inman Connect next week, the senior vice president of Corcoran franchise told Inman the new normal is all about change — and agents have shown they’re ready for it.
Tags: Work From Home, Interviews, San Francisco, Change, Radio, Manhattan, Burnout, Agent, Lake Tahoe, Shutdown, Franchise, Inman, The Corcoran Group, Corcoran, Brokerage, Select

‘Loki’ Head Writer Michael Waldron Deftly Dodges Our Questions About a Second Season, ‘Doctor Strange 2,’ and Kevin Feige’s ‘Star Wars’ Movie

When working with secretive properties the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, filmmakers quickly learn how to dodge questions from sites like/Film that are looking for any scrap of new information about the future of these franchises. So we’d like to commend Loki head writer Michael Waldron on his freshman outing with Marvel Studios for being able to successfully sidestep and dodge any questions about a potential second season of Loki, how the series might impact Doctor Strange in the Mul...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, TVA, Morty, Rick, Kevin Feige

Tom Hiddleston Confirms the First Season of ‘Loki’ Has an Ending, Won’t Confirm If That Ending Leads to Season 2

Marvel Studios is bringing Loki to Disney+ as their next TV series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Tom Hiddleston is returning as the God of Mischief after he made an escape with the Tesseract during the events of Avengers: Endgame. Naturally, this puts him in a new universe of trouble. In support of the new series, we spoke with the actor who has played Thor’s meddlesome brother for a whole decade now, and asked about how his tenure as Loki might continue after the six episodes of his se...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Sequels, Thor, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, TVA, MCU, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Michael Waldron, Time Variance Authority, Mobius M Mobius Owen Wilson