July 25th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
The Vacationeers' new film is called It's A Disaster, but it refers only to the fact that there is an actual disaster in the movie. Neither the film itself nor The Vacationeers are a disaster; in fact, they're a hilarious comedic film group that will have you laughing so hard you just might cry...as happened to me when I watched their recent San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Naturally, I had to sit down with these fine gentlemen - from left above, Todd Berger, Jeff Grace, Kevin M. Brennan and Blaise Miller - to find out what makes them so funny and why they wanted to make a flick about potentia...
June 27th, 2012 4:04pm EDT
For those who like us who appreciate everything Elizabeth Banks things are about to get really exciting. Meaning for fans who loved the recent article entitled “Five Reasons We Adore Elizabeth Banks” we’re about to give you next best thing – Banks herself. That’s right, Starpulse recently got some much desired one-on-one time with our favorite multi-talented actress and rest assured we left no movie stone unturned. She’s currently starring in a new drama about family secrets titled "People Like Us" (out in theaters June 29 from DreamWorks) that also stars Chris Pine, Michelle Pfeiffer an...
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June 27th, 2012 8:35am EDT
Another year has past for the amazingly fun 2012 LA Film Festival and it was truly a blast. The crop of flicks, parties and gatherings just gets better every year and we can't wait for 2013. But before we sign off we’re taking a little glimpse back at all things 2012 for the notable things the fest had to offer via 'Wrap Up'. From films to performances, Celeb sightings to Q&A’s here is the official....
BEST OF THE LA FILM FEST 2012!!!
Best Film: Again another tie between the beautiful and harrowing Swiss drama "Sister"...
and the authentic looking barren western...
June 26th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
It's the end of the world and Erinn Hayes feels fine. The Childrens Hospital actress recently chatted with me prior to the LA Film Fest premiere of her new film It's A Disaster about armageddon, her show and her upcoming guest role on USA's Suits.
In It's A Disaster, Hayes plays Emma, one of a group of couples who are forced to deal with their issues when what was supposed to be a normal get-together is derailed by the possible end of the world. It's not your typical relationship flick. The dark comedy is written and directed by Todd Berger, and also stars Julia Stiles (Save The Last Dance...
June 25th, 2012 3:13pm EDT
We have seen a multitude of films dealing with hopeful youthful first love and hopeless turbulent abusive marriage, though never occupying the same film. The unusual and original Swiss import "Summer Games" harbors all the above, combining dark and light and it’s both a blessing and a curse.
Nic is a troubled boy. His father is an abusive hothead who flies off the handle at the drop of a hat, his mother has already left the family and he has seemingly become detached emotionally. But during a summer by the seaside he meets Marie, a girl who catches the eye of the disturbed boy. His int...
June 24th, 2012 10:05am EDT
Scares, sex and...Scooby Doo? From the creative and twisted mind of filmmaker Spencer Parsons ala the LA Film Fest 2012 comes “Saturday Morning Massacre”, a film so bold, so brutal and so totally unique it will have even the hardened horror fan screaming like it’s their first time. The film revolves around a group of unusual paranormal investigators and their faithful K9 who find that their latest haunted mansion assignment may be a tad more then they can handle. We got a chance to talk to the genre-jumping helmer Parsons who chatted with us one-on-one about his influences, his notable l...
June 24th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Ever watch a film and can't shake the feeling that it might make a better play? It’s not just clever thinking – if you sense it’s from a play it usually is. Case in point the very heady without much movement dramatic film "Four," a slow story of two separate and unlikely couples that seems to go nowhere. Dim dialogue, terrible staging and pauses galore – not exactly a cinema lover’s dream.
June and Joe. Abigayle and Dexter. Two couples, the first a struggling with his sexuality teenage boy and a middle-aged older man, the second a young African-American girl and a Hispanic boy. All ar...
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June 22nd, 2012 12:48pm EDT
Sadly, the classic western has all but diminished from the current cinematic landscape. Even if a meager few did manage to crop up, they most likely wouldn’t be able to gage what makes a memorable cowboy tale. Loyalty, justice, open plains, a sidearm at the ready and pride to a fault are just a few of the staples of iconic horse carrying stories of the past. Fortunately it seems like Director Jared Moshe went to the Clint Eastwood school of western filmmaking, as his ambiance-ridden outing "Dead Man’s Burden" is a throwback to all the things that made the genre notable in the first place...
June 21st, 2012 11:22am EDT
Sometimes just showing the joy and pathos in everyday life is compelling enough. Watching the dramatic and emotional journey of characters in limbo can certainly make for an engrossing film. But with the Swiss import "Sister," Director Ursula Meier also adds a layer of background beauty in the form of a snowy resort that also doubles as a metaphor for the cold lack of feeling running rampant through most of the characters in the film. Complexity out of simplicity.
Simon is a twelve-year-old boy who has been forced to grow up fast. As the sole bread winner and money maker for his lethar...
June 21st, 2012 8:03am EDT
And the fest just keeps on going! We’re about ready for another party at this year’s LA Film Fest 2012 and as luck would have it Starpulse did get another invite. We’re about to mix and mingle with fellow colleagues and filmmakers shilling their ample wares at The Press and Filmmaker Cocktail Reception!
Party, Party, Party!
We start the event off by coming up a series of elevators in the very lush Ritz-Carlton Residences and are greeted with a very inspiring ribbon bound notebook for all and a fresh glass of champagne – membership has its rewards!
The bubbly is flowing and ever...