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Mania Interview: Zach Parrish by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Critic
(September 15, 2014)
Zach Parrish and his team have worked as animators on a number of different Disney films, including Wreck-It Ralph and Tangled. His name also appears as an effects animator in live-action blockbusters like The Incredible Hulk, Alice in Wonderland and The M

Mania Interview: Paul Briggs and Robert Baird by Rob Vaux, Writer
(September 12, 2014)
Paul Briggs has worked in the art department of Disney for 17 years, starting with 1997’s Hercules, and including the likes of Bolt, Tangled, Winnie the Pooh and Frozen. Robert Baird is a screenwriter whose credits include Monsters Inc., Monsters Univers

Mania Interview: Don Hall and Chris Williams by Rob Vaux, Writer
(September 10, 2014)
Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams are both long-time members of the Disney animation team. Hall started out working on 1999’s Tarzan before contributing to The Emperor’s New Groove, The Princess and the Frog and Winnie the Pooh, which he also direc

Mania Exclusive Interview: Katharine Isabelle from NBC’s Hannibal by Curtis G. Schmitt, TV Critic
(September 10, 2014)


Mania Interview: Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller by Rob Vaux, Writer
(August 21, 2014)
Frank Miller needs no introduction to comic book fans, having penned such legendary works as Daredevil, The Dark Knight Returns, 300 and Sin City. The last of these became a hit film under the helm of director Robert Rodriguez. Nine years later, the two re

Mania Exclusive Interview: Kaare Andrews by Rob Vaux, Writer
(August 01, 2014)
Kaare Andrews is best known as a comic book writer and artist. He’s been a staple of Marvel Comics for many years, with work on the X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man and Iron Fist among his accomplishments. He’s also earning props as a horror film

Mania Exclusive Interview: Michael Rooker by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Critic
(August 01, 2014)
Michael Rooker is one of those character actors who seem to be right in just about everything he does. Viewers currently know him as Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead, but his career stretches back over 25 years to his first searing performance as the lead i

Mania Exclusive Interview: Dolph Lundgren by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(July 30, 2014)
Dolph Lundgren arrived on the scene in a big way, playing Ivan Drago in the Sylvester Stallone blockbuster Rocky IV. Since then, he has become a staple of action, sci-fi and comic book films alike: everything from the Punisher to He-Man to multiple entries

Mania Exclusive Interview: Dave Bautista by Rob Vaux, Writer
(July 30, 2014)
Dave Bautista was a staple of pro-wrestling or over a decade, marked by four World Heavyweight Championships and two WWE Championships. His acting began slowly, with commercials, cameos and direct-to-video films before he signed on as one of the big villai

Mania Exclusive Interview: Scott Adkins by Rob Vaux, Writer
(July 26, 2014)
Scott Adkins was born in the UK and took a shine to judo and martial arts at an early age. He quickly combined that with his other great love – movies – and began to build a solid career in action pictures. From parts in television series such as Mile

Mania Exclusive Interview: Jeff Fahey by Rob Vaux, Writer
(July 23, 2014)
Jeff Fahey’s career goes back over 30 years to a lengthy stint on One Life to Life. His movie career began with a bang, earning strong notices amid a crowded cast in Lawrence Kasdan’s Silverado. He’s rarely been idle since them, with numerous project

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