Dorian Brown Pham is the lead of Running Wild, the story of Stella Davis (Pham), a determined widow who aims to keep her ranch at any cost. Sharon Stone plays the animal rights activist who serves as her biggest challenge. During my interview with Pham, I asked her to pick a movie that she loves and she came up with two (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Holiday). Take a listen to Pham after the jump!
Over the years I’ve asked various filmmaker about their own cinematic inspirations. Vertigo, Citizen Kane, Goodfellas are just a few of the obvious choices that come into play. Bleed for This director Ben Younger absolutely flipped the script with his recommendation of Steven Seagal’s debut film Above The Law!! Details after the jump.
As a huge fan of director/writer Ridley Scott, I love spotlighting some of his more overlooked films. During interviews for the NBC series The Night Shift, I asked Scott Wolf about his work in White Squall, a 1996 feature which co-starred Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, and Jeremy Sisto.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Southside with You director Richard Tanne and it’s refreshing to know he’s a bigtime movie buff. His “movie love” picks were Grand Illusion, directed by Jean Renoir, and Casablanca, directed by underrated filmmaker Michael Curtiz.
Director Clay Tweel’s documentary Gleason, which centers on former NFL player Steve Gleason’s battles with ALS and journey as a father and husband, is hands down one of this year’s best films. The film will be discussed on EP. 30 of CinemAddicts and “180 Seconds or Less,” but since this is our “movie love” segment, we asked Tweel to name a film that he digs.
Now playing in select theaters, Seoul Searchingcenters on a group of Korean teenagers from all over the world who spend the summer in Seoul to learn more about their heritage. The film is inspired by Benson’s own memorable summer, and the comedy is also a loving homage to some of the transcendent teen films from the 1980s.
Brad Furman, whose previous directing credits include The Lincoln Lawyerand Runner Runner, is back with The Infiltrator. While promoting The Infiltrator, Furman elaborated on his “movie love” for True Romance, a feature many consider director Tony Scott’s finest achievement.
Just finished up the press junket for The Infiltrator, a movie centers on federal agent Robert Mazur’s (Bryan Cranston) attempts to take down Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Benjamin Bratt co-stars as Robert Alcaino, the drug trafficker who was Escobar’s top lieutenant.