James Wallace

Listen to Nick Offerman Talk Bacon, His Status As An American Hero, And THE KINGS OF SUMMER

Thanks be mostly to his mustachioed alter ego Ron Swanson on TV's Parks and Recreation (not to mention the fact that in real life he's a master woodworker), Nick Offerman has amassed a great American male mythos. Nay, THE great... More »
By James Wallace   

Derek Cianfrance Talks True Violence, Ryan Gosling's Dreams, and THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

I first had the pleasure of meeting Derek Cianfrance at Sundance 2010, where he premiered his feature debut Blue Valentine, a heart-wrenching and poignant look at the beginning and end of love featuring milestone performances by Ryan Gosling and Michelle... More »
By James Wallace   

Romance And The Eating Habits Of Gorillas: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough And Nicholas Sparks Talk SAFE HAVEN

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of moderating a Q&A with Safe Haven stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, along with author Nicholas Sparks, when they stopped in Dallas. The next day I sat down with Duhamel and... More »
By James Wallace   

WARM BODIES: Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer Talk Zombies, Respecting Rules, and Then Breaking Them

We've seen zombies walk, run, jump, and fight sharks, but we've never seen one fall in love with a human...that is, until now! Written and directed by Jonathan Levine (50/50, The Wackness, All the Boys Love Mandy Lane), Warm Bodies... More »
By James Wallace   

FRANKENWEENIE: Tim Burton, Martin Landau, and Winona Ryder Talk Old Friends and Even Older Monsters

Some 27 years ago, a wild-haired, no-named animator/filmmaker made a short at Disney about a boy that brings his dead dog back to life a la Frankenstein's monster. The 30-minute film was deemed too dark for Disney's young audience and... More »
By James Wallace   

Watch: Stephen Chbosky Talks THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER

Author Stephen Chbosky accomplished quite a feat when he wrote his debut novel, the wildly popular young adult coming-of-age tale The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I imagine once the book gained its popularity and the idea of a film... More »
By James Wallace