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A Look at Disney’s List of Movies for 2012

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If you thought you saw a lot from Walt Disney Pictures in 2011, you haven’t seen anything – check out the list for 2012.  I’ll be providing updates as I get them.   Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

A First Look at “Real Steel”

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Real Steel Movie PosterIn DreamWorks Pictures’ gritty, white-knuckle action ride “Real Steel,” Hugh Jackman stars as Charlie Kenton, a washed-up boxer in the near future who, because his sport has been taken over by 8-foot steel robots, now lives in a world where he doesn’t fit in. With no fights and no prospects, Charlie is forced to hustle as a small-time robot fight promoter. He earns just enough money to survive by piecing together low-end “bots” and traveling from one seamy underground boxing venue to the next for whatever prizefight he can wrangle for his automatons. Just  when things can’t become any more desperate and complicated, his estranged, tough-beyond-his-years son Max (Dakota Goyo) suddenly and unwillingly comes back into his life. Read the rest of this entry »

An Interview with “The Muppets” Co-Star – Kermit the Frog

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"The Muppets" Kermit the FrogEarlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview Miss Piggy, which was quite an experience.  Later that day, I had the opportunity to talk with Kermit the Frog.  Here’s how that conversation went:

Why should audiences see Disney’s “The Muppets”?

It’s funny, upbeat and full of laughs for everyone… frogs, pigs, bears… even people.

For new fans, it’s a chance to see the Muppets in action on the big screen. And for old fans, it’s a chance to get together with old friends… and get a little crazy together. Read the rest of this entry »

An Interview with “The Muppets” Star – Miss Piggy (seriously)

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Miss Piggy from "The Muppets"A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Miss Piggy.  Here are some snipits from the interview…

What is Disney’s “The Muppets” about? 

It’s moi’s story, of course. It’s about how I am working in Paris and Kermit and the other Muppets come over and beg me to come home. I run the complete gamut of acting—from smiling to frowning. It’s got Oscar® written all over it—and I’m not just talking de La Renta. I have heard rumors that there’s another storyline in the movie that doesn’t involve moi, but who really cares about that?

 What is your role in Disney’s “The Muppets?”

Moi plays moi.  It’s a casting no-brainer. Naturally, all of Hollywood’s top actresses tested for the part—Roberts, Streep, Winslet, Jolie, Bullock—but in the end they decided that there is only one moi and I’m it!

 In the movie, I portray the plus-size fashion editor of Vogue Paris—I’m in charge of a whole office full of editors who all want to look just like moi. But of course, Kermit wants me back with the Muppets to save the day and put on some big show.  Can I resist? Well, see the movie and find out. Read the rest of this entry »