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SXSW 2012 Interview: Nir Paniry & Gabriel Cowan on Extracted

Photos by Javi Perez/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter: @PlaymakerOnline As SXSW winds to a close, the independent sci-fi film Extracted still holds up as one of the best of the festival. We talked to the film makers about the unlikely movie that inspired them to make it and what to watch for when you go back ... Read More »

SXSW 2012 Interview: Eduardo Sanchez and Gretchen Lodge on Lovely Molly

Photos by Javi Perez/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter: @PlaymakerOnline As we said in our review of Lovely Molly, the film created a new genre we dubbed “Psychological Creeper” which was incarnated in the stellar performance of Gretchen Lodge, who worked a lot with creator Eduardo Sanchez on how to nail the character and the ... Read More »

SXSW 2012 Interview: Matthew McConaughey

Photo by Adam Sweeney/Playmaker Magazine, Video by Bradford Harrison/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook: Playmaker Magazine Follow us on Twitter: Playmaker Magazine  Subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine Actor Matthew McConaughey has been a staple of Richard Linklater movies and of dominating his home state of  Texas with his charm, passion, and good-looks since 1994. In his latest project with Linklater, he plays Carthage, Texas district attorney Danny Buck ... Read More »

SXSW 2012 Interview: Director Richard Linklater talks ‘Bernie’

Photo and Video by Bradford Harrison/Playmaker Magazine  Like us on Facebook: Playmaker Magazine Follow us on Twitter: Playmaker Magazine  Subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine  True stories make for good film. That’s the idea Texas director Richard Linklater seized upon when making his latest film, Bernie.  Bernie is based on a 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article by Skip Hollandsworth, “Midnight in the Garden of East Texas,” that chronicles the ... Read More »

SXSW 2012 Interview: Jack Black

Photo and Video by Bradford Harrison/Playmaker Magazine  Like us on Facebook: Playmaker Magazine Follow us on Twitter: Playmaker Magazine  Subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine Jack Black is a man of many talents. Actor. Musician. Comedian. The actor’s best projects come when he combines all those talents into one. Black’s role in Richard Linklaters’s Bernie is all those things, plus a maturity that may surprise some ... Read More »

SXSW Interview: Casa de mi Padre’s Matthew Piedmont & Andrew Steele

Any time you hear that Will Ferrell is making a film, you know there’s a good chance his character is coming out of left field. Such is the case with Casa de mi Padre, Ferrell’s latest effort, in which Ferrell plays Armando Alvarez, who must take back his father’s after Mexico’s most feared drug lord, Onza (Gael Garcia Bernal) takes ... Read More »

SXSW Interview: Sasha Roiz & Dominic Bogart on Extracted

Photo courtesy Javi Perez/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine Extracted is one of the hits of SXSW. As we said in our glowing review of the movie, the sci-fi psychological thriller had great characters and great heart and we had the pleasure of talking to the stars of the movie Sasha Roiz and Dominic Bogart ... Read More »

SXSW Interview: Gabrielle Union

Photo courtesy Javi Perez/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine The SXSW film In Our Nature had a great cast that really got to show you their acting chops in a movie full of tension and drama that felt so real from the audience perspective. We were blown away by the performances in the movie as ... Read More »

SXSW Interview: Aubrey Plaza & Mark Duplass

Photo courtesy Javi Perez/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine In Safety Not Guaranteed, Aubrey Plaza and Mark Duplass develop a relationship where neither of them trust each other, but by the end of the movie both of their characters have changed the way they thought about the time travel journey that they set out to ... Read More »

SXSW 2012 Red Carpet: Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda talks ‘The Raid: Redemption’

Photo by Bradford Harrison/Playmaker Magazine Like us on Facebook: Playmaker Magazine Subscribe to our YouTube channel: PlaymakerMagazine  SXSW 2012 is a great fusion of film and music, and one great example of that is Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda scoring of the breakout smash action hit, The Raid: Redemption. Here is the film’s synopsis: Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s ... Read More »