Interviews

Exclusive Interview: 'I, Frankenstein's Kevin Grevioux

Jan
31

You may recognize Kevin Grevioux as Raze from the Underworld series, but did you know he also wrote the story for the first film as well? Or that the voice of Young Justice's Black Beetle studied microbiology at Howard University?

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Elephant 6 with an Irish Lilt: An Interview with No Monster Club

Jan
06

Join me in a word with the Dublin-based No Monster Club, as we discuss their influences, music collectives, recording on cassette, and the Irish indie rock scene!

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Let's Go Exploring! An Interview with 'Dear Mr. Watterson' Director Joel Allen Schroeder

Nov
22

How do you represent an entire community of devoted fans in making a movie about shared passion and drive?  How do you not let them down? Luckily, I was able to discover just how with Joel Allen Schroeder, the director and creator of Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary about Calvin and Hobbes and the man behind it, Bill Watterson.

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'Between Two Ferns'-Style Interview With Krill (They're Great Sports)

Nov
07

I found a fantastic interview conducted between Krill and their greatest/worst fan, how fantastic you ask? The first question is "Who do you think you are?" and the fourth is "What's it like being the worst band on the label?"

Heroic Interview With Herman Yau and Erica Lee of 'Ip Man: The Final Fight'

Sep
18

For those who haven't read my review on Ip Man: The Final Fight, due September 20 in theaters, the film does indeed combine both sociopolitical issues in a more simple yet troubled China with a man who is so intriguing you can't help but read into every mannerism and action of his as if he was a fine, aged book.  And when I was given the opportunity to sit down and speak with the writer and director behind the artistic portrayal of this legendary Wing Chun grandmaster who trained Bruce Lee, I had many questions about the story they wanted to tell.

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Interview: Dango Rose of Elephant Revival - New Album Out 9/3/13

Aug
26

Following the success of their acclaimed 2010 release, Break in the Clouds, Nederland, CO based folk collective Elephant Revival quickly became one of the most critically lauded and buzzed about young bands not only in the festival circuit that spawned and nurtured them, but among music fans thorughout the country.

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Ninjabot, Kickstarter, and the Brains Behind the Brilliance [Interview]

Jul
31

It was a gorgeous Friday afternoon.  I approached Maximum Comics, my friendly neighborhood comic book store, to find a large snow cone truck parked in front with several groups of people relaxing and eating.  I opened the door and surveyed the crowd that filled the store in celebration of Ninjabot, a group of people doing what they love.

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Unhack [Interview]

May
13

Indie games are a pretty common sight these days, but not all of them get the recognition they deserve. Unhack is a browser based game that mixes elements from many generes we see today to create something that all audiences can enjoy. With its unique graphical presentation and gripping storyline, Unhack has been proving to be a success.

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CueRoc is Hip-Hop with 'I Got This' [Interview]

May
06

Sitting down to chat with hip-hop artist Jonathan Valdivieso, aka Cue Roc, I was impressed with the dedication and respect he had for his art. Cue Roc is a proficient rapper in three languages, English, Spanish and Spanglish.  From his most recent album, True Jefe, to his latest release, I Got This, produced by E.REX, the Queens native, has been focusing on his goal. '"I want to remain true to the essence and roots of hip-hop," he said, "expressing eclectic sounds and real life emotions and experiences with lyrics - all with lightning speed."

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Interview: Don't Stop Believin' - Everyman's Journey

Mar
19

Don't Stop Believin' - Everyman's Journey is a rock and roll documentary by Ramona Diaz (Imelda). Diaz and her crew spent four years traveling with the legendary band Journey, as they initiated their new front man, Arnel Pineda.

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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band Is Gearing up for One Hell of a Tour

Feb
12

One of the absolute best live bands currently working, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, is currently gearing up for a new tour. Dubbed the Big Damn Blues Revolution Tour, you'd be making a big damn mistake if you miss it. Not only will the tour feature some of the most outstanding roots blues music being made today, you'll be missing one hell of a show.

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, a Q&A with Author Toby Young

Jan
27

In a world where pretentious morons and overall idiots dictate popular culture, Toby Young tells it how it is. For better or worse.  His honest and self-depreciating memoir, How To Lose Friends and Alienate People chronicles the failures of his writing career for Vanity Fair as well as his attempts to infiltrate New York high society. Despite the success of the memoir, Toby Young was subsequently fired as the screenwriter for the film adaptation starring Simon Pegg as Young, as well as Jeff Bridges as Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter. 

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Interview: 10,000 Maniacs

Nov
30

After a decade long hiatus from recording music, 10,000 Maniacs are back. And if last year's EP, Triangles, is any indication, the band hasn't lost a step since the time when their classic albums In My Tribe and Our Time in Eden helped to fuel the alternative revolution of the late 1980s and early 90s. Armed with a new, old, new again vocalist (Mary Ramsey, a fixture in the band since 1993), the band is poised to release a new album entitled Music from the Motion Picture

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Interview: Looper's Summer Qing

Nov
13

This has been a big year for Joseph Gordon Levitt. Coming off the hit of 50/50 last year, he has appeared in Premium Rush, The Dark Knight Rises, and the upcoming Lincoln. But most recently he has been seen in Looper. The film features an all-star cast, including Bruce Willis and Emily Blunt, along with a newcomer to American soil: Summer Qing.

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Interview: Karly Noelle Abreu, Author of the 'Clocktown' Stories!

Aug
30

Karly Noelle Abreu is an award-winning writer of short fiction, having contributed to the IPPY winning anthologies, "Listen to Me" and "Nothing Held Back." She is perhaps best known as the author of the Clocktown series, and has published two collections of these stories to date. Her latest, Porcelain: Stories from Clocktown was listed among Ebook Friendly's "Best of Indie" for 2010. Our own resident fiction writer, Matt Overstreet, got a chance to speak with Karly on Clocktown, the future of the series, and her inspirations as a writer.

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