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Mania Interview: Joseph Kosinski by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 17, 2013)
Joseph Kosinski started out studying engineering and architecture. His directorial debut came just three years ago, when Steve Lisberger picked him to helm the hotly anticipated sequel to TRON. The film received mixed reviews, but did well at the box offic

Mania Interview: Morgan Freeman by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 16, 2013)
Morgan Freeman become known to an entire generation of young fans thanks to The Electric Company, the groundbreaking PBS series that joined Sesame Street in telling us all that learning really is cool. Freeman helped a great deal on that front with charact

Mania Exclusive Interview: Jurassic Park SFX Wizards by Robert T. Trate , Columnist and Critic
(April 07, 2013)
When Universal Studios released the Ultimate Jurassic Park Trilogy on Blu-ray, Mania was invited to interview three legends in Special Effects from the film. It was a quick five minutes to be sure, but the chance to sit with Special Effects legends Dennis

In Memoriam: Roger Ebert by Rob Vaux, Writer
(April 04, 2013)
I remember the first time I tuned into Sneak Previews, the PBS movie show featuring a pair of Chicago critics named Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert. Like of a lot of movie fans, I found the show a revelation: snarky, witty and fun, but also filled with passion

Mania Interview: Jane Levy of Evil Dead by Robert T. Trate , Columnist and Critic
(April 02, 2013)
To follow in the footsteps of Bruce Campbell is a pretty tall order. To be doused in a constant blood bath is another. Jane Levy said she was up to the challenge when she met with Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi. Mania had the chance to catch up with the newe

Mania Interview: Fede Alvarez, Evil Dead Director by Robert T. Trate , Columnist and Critic
(April 01, 2013)
How does one remake or reboot a beloved franchise like the Evil Dead? Fede Alvarez is man who has wrestled with that question over and over again as he was asked by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Spider-Man, Oz The Great and Powerful) to remake his original film. M

Mania Interview: PJ Hogan by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 28, 2013)
PJ Hogan burst on the scene with 1994’s Muriel’s Wedding, which broke from the period dramas that had dominated Australian cinema up until that time. He soon brought his comedic sensibilities to Hollywood, with mixed results. His updated version of Pet

Mania Interview: Colm Wilkinson by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 28, 2013)
Colm Wilkinson isn’t especially well-known to film fans, with only one credit to his title. That credit happens to be the Bishop of Digne in the latest big-screen adaption of Les Miserables: setting Hugh Jackman’s Jean Valjean on the path to righteousn

Mania Interview: Aaron Eckhart by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 20, 2013)
Aaron Eckhart: square of jaw, wide of range, two of face. The actor has become a big star by projecting anger and intensity in a staggering variety of roles. From his early work with Neil LaBute, he’s appeared in such films as Erin Brockovich, Paycheck,

Mania Interview: Rachel Weisz by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 08, 2013)
Rachel Weisz started modeling at the age of 14 when she was still a student. She moved on to acting fairly quickly, with small roles on the BBC and elsewhere. Her big break came starring opposite Keanu Reeves in 1996’s Chain Reaction. Though the film was

Mania Interview: Sam Raimi by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 07, 2013)
Sam Raimi would have been a legend even if he hadn’t done a thing after the beloved Evil Dead trilogy. But his ambitions carried him beyond that and into the realm of Hollywood’s directing elites. He’s dabbled in different genres in The Quick and the

Mania Interview: Mila Kunis by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 06, 2013)
Mila Kunis cut her teeth on Fox’s television sitcom That 70s Show, along with a recurring gig on Seth McFarlane’s Family Guy. But she wasn’t content to rest on her sitcom laurels, and eventually found substantial roles on the big screen… including

Mania Interview: James Franco by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 05, 2013)
James Franco was an alumni of Freaks and Geeks, the groundbreaking television show that also served as a jumping-off point for Seth Rogen and Jason Segel. Three years later, he hit the big time as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Notable f

Mania Interview: Steven Spielberg by Rob Vaux, Writer
(March 05, 2013)
Oscar Shmoscar! A disappointing night for Lincoln at the Academy Awards didn’t phase director Steven Spielberg one bit. Two days later, he announced the arrival of the IWitness Video Challenge, a program linked to his Shoah Foundation designed to give sc

Mania Interview: Nicole Kidman by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(February 26, 2013)
Nicole Kidman started with small roles in her native Australia, garnering considerable attention after playing the lead in the Aussie thriller Dead Calm. Hollywood soon beckoned, though she spent several years on middling, unremarkable projects like Billy

Mania Interview: Bruce Willis by Rob Vaux, Writer
(February 13, 2013)
Even after thirty years in the business, Bruce Willis continues to make a splash. He began with small roles on shows like Miami Vice and the 80s version of The Twilight Zone before striking gold opposite Cybill Shepherd in the iconic romantic comedy series

Mania Interview: Julia Snigir by Rob Vaux, Writer
(February 12, 2013)
Julia Snigir isn’t well-known here, but she’s already made a name for herself in her native Russia with multiple roles to her credit, before that, she served as an international model… which she came to after growing up as a chess prodigy. She makes

Star Trek Into Darkness: Behind The Scenes Featurette by Robert T. Trate, News Editor
(January 31, 2013)
Check out this brief interview with director J.J. Abrams about his next project, Star Trek Into Darkness. He he discusses the film and what he thinks about using 3D for this project.

Mania Interview: Griffin Dunne by Rob Vaux, Writer
(January 24, 2013)
Griffin Dunne got started as an actor in Hollywood, including prominent roles in An American Werewolf in London, After Hours and Johnny Dangerously. He eventually moved behind the camera as well, helming the likes of Practical Magic and The Accidental Husb

Mania Interview: Peter Farrelly by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Critic
(January 24, 2013)
Along with his brother Bobby, Peter Farelly has become the go-to guy for raunchy gross-out comedies. His works include Dumber and Dumber, Kingpin, There’s Something About Mary, Stuck on You, and the recent reboot of The Three Stooges. His latest project

Mania Interview: WARREN MURPHY by Tim Janson, Columnist and Critic
(January 22, 2013)
In 1963, two writers, Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir set out to write an action novel. It took them 8 years to finally sell their book but in 1971, Created: The Destroyer was released, introducing the world to Remo Williams and his mentor Chiun, the mast

Mania Interview: Jaimie Alexander by Rob Vaux, Writer
(January 16, 2013)
Jaimie Alexander first become known to genre fans as Jessi XX, the counterpart to the title character on Kyle XY. She made an even bigger impression as Sif, the Asgardian warrior fighting alongside Chris Hemsworth’s Thor. 2013 has proven to be a banner

Mania Interview: Arnold Schwarzenegger by Rob Vaux, Writer
(January 14, 2013)
Body-builder. Movie star. Governor. In a lifetime of evolving roles, Arnold Schwarzenegger has seen it all. He’s the model of the American success story: a penniless immigrant who made his dreams come through with hard work and a burning desire to be the

Sif talks Thor: The Dark World by Robert T. Trate , News Editor
(January 07, 2013)
I am Rogue had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Sif herself, Jamie Alexander, on Thor: The Dark World. Jamie fights the urge to discuss certain aspects of the plot. She does reveal enough to wet our appetite for November 2013.

Who is That Dwarf? Part 3 by Rob Vaux, Columnist and Writer
(December 12, 2012)
The new adaptation of The Hobbit is finally upon us, and while many of the cast members are either returning favorites (Ian McKellan, Andy Serkis), or moderately well-known newcomers (Martin “Dr. Watson” Freeman), quite a few are complete unknowns. Spe