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5 Michael Keaton Films to Re-watch Before the Oscars by Kimberly McCall, Contributing Writer
(January 12, 2015)
Michael Keaton took home the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of the delightfully damaged Riggan in the critical and artistic success, Birdman. Surely, whether or not you’re an “awards show” person, there’s no denying the s

Mania Interview: Jeremy Berg by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(December 19, 2014)
Jeremy Berg has begun making a name for himself in the indie horror field, helming the likes of Trauma, The Invoking and the new sci-fi thriller The Device. In an exclusive interview with Mania, he talked about how that project came together, and what it

Mania Exclusive Interview: Adam West by Rob Vaux, Writer
(November 11, 2014)
I’ve been doing this for nearly fifteen years and I have never lost my shit the way I lost it when I got to talk to Adam West. The legendary actor will always be Batman to many of us: his arch, campy take on the character setting the stage for grim and b

Mania Exclusive Interview: T.J. Miller by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(November 06, 2014)
T.J. Miller has a background in comedy, which he has parleyed into a long and fruitful film career. His prominent roles include She’s Out of My League, Cloverfield, Rock of Ages and the two How to Train Your Dragon movies. He currently stars in Big Hero

Mania Exclusive Interview: Scott Adsit by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(November 05, 2014)
Scott Adsit is an alum of Chicago’s Second City company, alongside the likes of John Belushi, Tina Fey, Mike Meyers and Steve Carell. He’s since thrived in the world of Adult Swim, including work such as Moral Orel and Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole. His

Mania Interview: Big Hero 6 Directors by Rob Vaux, Mania Writer
(November 05, 2014)
Don Hall and Chris Williams have been with Walt Disney Pictures for many years: Williams beginning as a writer on Mulan, Hall with Tarzan and The Emperor’s New Groove. Both have since moved on to directing, with Williams handling 2008’s Bolt and Hall h

Mania Interview: Jamie Chung and Genesis Rodriguez by Rob Vaux, Writer
(November 04, 2014)
Jamie Chung emerged from the scrum of MTV’s The Real World to become a successful actress, with prominent roles in Sucker Punch, The Man with the Iron Fists, Grown-Ups, the two Hangover sequels and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Genesis Rodriguez began on

Mania Exclusive Interview: Zack Andrews and Bobby Roe by Rob Vaux, Mania Critic
(October 24, 2014)
Writer/producer Zack Andrews and writer/director Bobby Roe knew what they wanted when they set out to make The Houses October Built: bring the sensation of a first-rate haunted house exhibit into a traditional horror movie format. They certainly did their

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 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: 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