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Mania Interview: Frank Grillo by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(July 17, 2014)
Frank Grillo has worked as a journeyman actor for many years: appearing in soap operas, commercials and shows like Poltergeist: The Legacy before moving up the food chain to steadier TV work. He’s definitely having a moment in 2014, first for his turn as

Mania Exclusive Interview: Eddie McGee by Rob Vaux, Writer
(June 18, 2014)
Eddie McGee is a talented actor who initially came to prominence by winning the first season of Big Brother all the way back in 2000. He has since appeared in a number of television and movie projects. His latest, The Human Race posits him as a participant

Mania Interview: Elle Fanning by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 29, 2014)
Elle Fanning follows in the footsteps of her older sister Dakota in succeeding as a prominent child actor. She quickly made a name for herself in the likes of Babel, Super 8 and We Bought a Zoo. Her latest role imposes quite a challenge: revising the chara

Mania Interview: Sharlto Copley by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 29, 2014)
Sharlto Copley burst onto the scene in 2009 with the modern sci-fi classic District 9. A Renaissance man with a number of interests besides acting, he’s nonetheless carved out quite a career for himself: from big-budget movies like The A-Team and Elysium

Mania Interview: Angelina Jolie by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 28, 2014)
Angelina Jolie has been a Hollywood icon for the last fifteen years, ever since her Oscar victory for Girl, Interrupted launched her to the top of the A-list. Since then, she’s made as many headlines off-screen as onscreen, but her skills as an actress h

Mania Exclusive Interview: Greg McLean by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(May 15, 2014)
Greg McLean has only directed three feature films, but they’ve been enough to put him on the genre map, first with the cult hit Wolf Creek and then with 2007’s Rogue. He returns to familiar territory this week with Wolf Creek 2, a follow-up to the orig

Mania Exclusive Interview: John Jarratt by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(May 14, 2014)
John Jarratt has a long history of work in his native Australia, with a fair helping of roles that Americans might know. His resume includes parts in Australia, Django Unchained and 100 Boody Acres, but he's perhaps best known as Mick Taylor, the Outback s

Mania Exclusive Interview: Jerrod Carmichael by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(May 08, 2014)
Jerrod Carmichael works mainly in stand-up comedy, though he has recently begun to branch out as an actor and a writer. His work includes the TV series Loiter Squad and Lucas Bros Moving Co, and he makes a huge splash this summer in the new Seth Rogen come

Mania Exclusive Interview: Christopher Mintz-Plasse by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(May 07, 2014)
Christopher Mintz-Plasse got his big break as the legendary McLovin in Super Bad. He’s continued that comedic trend with the likes of Role Models and This is the End, as well as animated features like ParaNorman and How to Train Your Dragon. He’s even

Mania Interview: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Marc Webb by Rob Vaux, Writer
(May 01, 2014)
After making a splash with the indie hit (500) Days of Summer, Marc Webb took over the reboot of The Amazing Spider-Man and its follow-up. Both films star what even the harshest critics describe as ideal casting: Emma Stone as Gwen Stacey and Andrew Garfie

Mania Interview: Jamie Foxx and Dane DeHaan by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 30, 2014)
Jamie Foxx is a polished show-biz veteran with both an Oscar and his own TV show to his name. Dane DeHaan first made a splash with the HBO series In Treatment, but became well-known to comic book lovers for his role as a troubled teen with superpowers in C

Mania Exclusive Interview: Mark L. Lester by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 23, 2014)
Mark L. Lester has a long and storied history as a genre film director, starting in the early 1970s and continuing up to the present day. His credits include the Stephen King thriller Firestarter, the Brandon Lee vehicle Showdown in Little Tokyo, the John

Mania Interview: Anne McDaniels by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(April 23, 2014)
Anne McDaniels may look like a run-of-the-mill scream queen, but don't let that fool you. Sure, she was a former cheerleader for the Minnesota Vikings and her resume includes a role with “pole dancer” in the title. But she speaks with a confidence that

Mania Exclusive Interview: John Stockwell by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 10, 2014)
John Stockwell began his Hollywood career as an actor, and he’s still known for his appearances in such 80s fare as Christine, Eddie and the Cruiser, My Science Project and Top Gun, where he played Cougar against Tom Cruise’s iconic Maverick. He soon g

Mania Exclusive Interview: Sebastian Stan by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 04, 2014)
Sebastian Stan does much of his work on television these days, with the likes of Gossip Girl, Political Animals and Once Upon a Time under his belt. But comic book fans will always know him as Bucky Barnes, the best buddy of Captain America in the two film

Mania Exclusive Interview: Kevin Feige by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 04, 2014)
Kevin Feige first worked as an associate producer for the original X-Men movie in 2000. He has since been involved in all of Marvel’s movies, as well as becoming President of Marvel Studios in 2007. That makes him the closest thing to a mastermind behind

Mania Interview: Gina Carano by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 03, 2014)
Gina Carano was born in Dallas, Texas. Her father played football for the Dallas Cowboys and she inherited his athletic proclivities. She began training in Muay Thai martial arts at the age of twenty-one and soon became a sensation on the mixed martial art

Mania Interview: Constantine by Rob and Ali Vaux, Writers
(March 20, 2014)
I will not speak of the dark roads I travelled to meet the most infamous frog in the world, nor the damned souls I met along the way. I know only that looking into the face of Constantine is looking into the face of pure evil. The cold dead eyes, the wiggl

Mania Interview: Kermit the Frog by Rob and Ali Vaux, Writers
(March 19, 2014)
Kermit the Frog truly needs no introduction, having been a staple of show business for the last 50-plus years. From his humble beginnings in a bayou swamp, he’s moved on to become an ace reporter, a variety show host, an inductee into the Television Acad

Mania Interview: Imogen Poots by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 12, 2014)
Imogen Poots first cropped up in the horror sequel 28 Weeks Later. She has since appeared in other genre fare, including Centurion and the Fright Night remake, as well as Comes a Bright Day and a respectable version of Jane Eyre. She dons the racing goggle

Mania Interview: Aaron Paul by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 12, 2014)
Aaron Paul was born and raised in Idaho, and enjoyed a fruitful if quiet career in Hollywood starting in the early 90s. He found his breakout role in Breaking Bad as Walter White’s partner Jesse Pinkman, a part he played throughout the show’s run. Now

In Memoriam: Harold Ramis by Rob Vaux, Writer
(February 25, 2014)
It's easy to miss just how important the late Harold Ramis was to American comedy in the 1980s. He wasn't a big star, not the way that Bill Murray or Eddie Murphy was. He had a few nice-guy cameos in various films, as well as his memorable turn as Egon Spe

NEW Guardians of the Galaxy Character Profiles and Poster by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(February 20, 2014)


In Memoriam: Philip Seymour Hoffman by Rob Vaux, Writer
(February 04, 2014)
The sudden passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman this past Sunday carries echoes of another talented actor's untimely demise: Heath Ledger, who died in a similar manner just eleven days earlier in the calendar year and whose passing was treated with the

Mania Exclusive Interview: Heather Langenkamp by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Critic
(January 30, 2014)