Magic-Mike-Movie-PosterWhen you are given the assignment of interviewing Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum for Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, honestly, it’s not a tough assignment.  The actors play male strippers and wear very little clothing in this often dark portrayal of a lifestyle that may seem cheesy onstage, but it is fraught with its own demons.  You can tell the guys had a lot of fun on set and during their requisite “Stripper Camp” before filming began, because Tatum swears that the moves from Magic Mike are responsible for McConaughey’s recent nuptials.  


Take a look at the iVillage interview here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Magic Mike opens in theatres today, June 29th, nationwide.  


To check out more of my iVillage interviews with Reese Witherspoon, Julia Roberts, and Chris Hemsworth, click here.




 



Kristyn Burtt is a TV Host, Entertainment Reporter, and Former Couch Potato turned Mouse Potato living in Los Angeles.  For more Hollywood scoop, follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and on her site, Red Carpet Closet

 

Sparrow Crowe 01 CoverThe following is an interview with comic book writer and audio drama creator David Accampo, whose credits include Sparrow & Crowe, Wormwood: A Serialized Mystery, Red Right Hand, and more.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Contributor Kristine Chester talks with Accampo about the adaptation of the Wormwood audio drama to the comic book medium, what fans can expect from the Sparrow & Crowe comic series, and why you should tune in for his podcasts for writers.

This interview was conducted on June 19, 2012.

 

Abe Lincoln MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy



Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And, gave her mother 40 whacks.
When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.


And, Abraham Lincoln? What did he do when he picked up a silver-laden hatchet?  Well, open a can of good old fashioned whoop @$$ and annihilate a bunch of vampires while ending slavery and The Civil War, all at the same time. Or, at least that is what the new film Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, directed by Timur Bekmambetov and based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, would have you believe.

 

Connor JessupA few episodes into the series, all of you fellow Falling Skies fans are nearly caught up with me in enjoying this exciting season. Those of you who know me know I work very closely with the Falling Skies cast, and it was a pleasure and a blast to interview my friend (online and off), Mr. Connor Jessup. Connor plays Ben Mason on Falling Skies, a character who spent most of last season separated from his family, only to step up into the main show spotlight this season. The studio has some amazing things planned for Ben this season, and below is a transcript of my interview with the man behind the middle Mason boy, if you'd like to learn more about him. -N

Gavin hignightThe following is an interview with comic book and TV writer Gavin Hignight, whose credits include The Concrete World, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Hignight about his experiences in TV animation, what to expect from the final chapter of his webcomic, and which writers have inspired his work.

This interview was conducted on May 6, 2012.

 

 

Problem of EvilFilmmakers Jessica Silvetti and Ethan Kogan talk about their newest feature, Problem of Evil. Join their Kickstarter campaign to help them finish up the post production of their film, which chronicles a documentary filmmaker's search for a cult leader thought to be an angel sent by god.

 


 

 

 

 

 

Gay OK MTBy Michael Fitzgerald Troy

*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.

 

 

Me Tarzan, you gay.  You choose your battles; you pick your fights.

It should be no surprise to anyone (As they hyped the heck out of it!) that Northstar was joining the ranks of long-suffering heterosexuals by marrying his boyfriend, Kyle.

Should Marvel be praised for championing gay rights or condemned for jumping on the big, gay bandwagon following Obama's day late, dollar short, half-@$$ed endorsement of same sex marriage?  Mind you, I'm not complaining; any furthering of gay rights is good in my book.  You choose your battles.

Write Brothers logoThe following is an interview with Chris Huntley and Chris Thorne of Write Brothers, Inc., a computer software publisher which creates innovative and easy-to-use writing tools for film, television, comics, and all creative writing mediums.  In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Huntley and Thorne about the inspiration behind Write Brothers, the success stories associated with software, and the best advice for aspiring writers.

This interview was conducted on June 18, 2012.

 

BraveWhen I attended the D23 conference last August, the trailer for Disney•Pixar's Brave struck me as a strong departure from their typical animated fare. We don't have a male lead or a helpless princess or a film with a built-in merchandising empire.  Instead, we have a strong, stubborn, independent, and fierce gal by the name of Merida.  She wants to live life on her own terms, but she is going to learn the hard way how to get there.  It is a gorgeous film, but I am not sure it is for everyone.  Here are my three reasons to see Brave:

 

The GuildThe cast of the sensational web series The Guild talks about giving back at the Hollywood & Heroes charity event!

Emerald Knights Comics and Games in Burbank, CA, hosted a charity event called Hollywood & Heroes to raise money for Shriners Hospital for Children! It was a day of games, signings, photo opportunities, and a custom RPG by writer Keith Baker.

 

 

 

 

 

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