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Interviews

Your average celebrity is bombarded by the same inane questions on the promotional circuit. Hollywood in Toto won’t settle for cookie cutter questions. The result: Engaging interviews you won’t find anywhere else.

Meet the Accidental Star of ‘Rolling Papers’
2 years ago

Meet the Accidental Star of ‘Rolling Papers’

“I do think it’ll give people a very clear idea of what a legal, regulated marijuana system can look like in modern America,” says Baca, who plays a critical role …
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Andrew Klavan: Literature Shouldn’t Be Stuffy … or Boring
2 years ago

Andrew Klavan: Literature Shouldn’t Be Stuffy … or Boring

Even then Klavan had a weakness for what’s glibly termed “genre” stories, something literary magazine editors seized upon. One such form letter had the following handwritten note on it, “ …
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Mad Magazine Editor: Lack of Political Agenda ‘Serves Us Well’
2 years ago

Mad Magazine Editor: Lack of Political Agenda ‘Serves Us Well’

The “usual gang of idiots” were ready to mock the potential president regardless of party, politics or racial makeup. It’s simply what Mad magazine has done for decades, above and beyond …
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Director: ‘Walter’ Driven By Grief, Not Divine Intervention
2 years ago

Director: ‘Walter’ Driven By Grief, Not Divine Intervention

Just don’t lump the new comedy in with the current faith-based film movement, says “Walter” director Anna Mastro.

“This is not a religious movie. Period,” Mastro tells HollywoodInToto.com.

The independent …
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Is VOD the New ‘Direct to Video’ Label?
2 years ago

Is VOD the New ‘Direct to Video’ Label?

We know it’s an acronym for “video on demand.” The term presumably takes the place of one from a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away where …
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‘SNL’ Scribe Dishes on the Will Ferrell/Tracy Morgan Years
2 years ago

‘SNL’ Scribe Dishes on the Will Ferrell/Tracy Morgan Years

But he did – for eight years, from 1998-2006, or what he considers the “Will Ferrell-Tracy Morgan era.”

Shannon has since gone on to write and direct for TV and …
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‘My Own Man’ Director Brings Masculinity into Focus
2 years ago

‘My Own Man’ Director Brings Masculinity into Focus

For David Sampliner, one of the biggest challenges of his new documentary was letting his own guard down.

“My Own Man,” now streaming on Netflix, finds Sampliner examining his masculinity as …
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‘Conan’ Writer: Why O’Brien Reached Cuba First
2 years ago

‘Conan’ Writer: Why O’Brien Reached Cuba First

But in the wake of Conan O’Brien’s historic visit to Cuba last week, Kiley sat down with the hosts of the “Pajama Party” podcast – Christina Myers, Andrew Monheim and …
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‘Believe Me’ Director Refuses to Follow Christian Film Playbook
2 years ago

‘Believe Me’ Director Refuses to Follow Christian Film Playbook

The film takes a satirical look at the culture surrounding modern Christianity, showcasing four young men who con the faithful for a fast buck.

Bakke, now 26, says his younger …
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Why Allen Covert Cares More About Audiences than Critics
2 years ago

Why Allen Covert Cares More About Audiences than Critics

An inner-circle level friend of Sandler’s ever since their days as roommates at New York University, Covert has been a key part of Happy Madison’s success. To date, he’s accumulated 38 …
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