On this edition of INTERVUE, I had the honor of interviewing comedian Craig Robinson who is making the transition to “Leading Man” and writer/director Tina Gordon Chism who is making her directorial debut. The movie that share these special firsts is the upcoming movie “Tyler Perry Presents Peeples” – coming to theatres this Friday May 10th. Peeples centers around a well-off East Coast family celebrating a reunion weekend in the Hamptons. However, their reunion is interrupted when their daughter Grace’s (Kerry Washington) fiance Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes in to FINALLY Meet the Peeples.
Would you like to get a car but don’t have a dime to your name? No problem, what do you have to trade? In the upcoming GSN series, “Family Trade”, G-Stone Motors, a state-of-the-art car dealership in Middlebury, Vermont, is the place to be if you want to barter your way into a new set of wheels. Founder Gardner Stone will trade you a beautiful new car or truck for anything you’ve got that he thinks he can sell—pigs, a hot air balloon, coffins, maple syrup, dolls, a shoe collection. On this edition of INTERVUE, Dean talks to Mr. Stone to learn his secrets and the ways of bartering.
Never before then a true story of one man making a difference was captured on film beautifully than the 2012 Oscar-winning documentary, “Undefeated.” This documentary followed the life of Coach Bill Courtney as he leads the mighty Tigers of Manassas High of Memphis, Tennessee. On this special edition of INTERVUE, Dean Rogers interviewed the coach to find out how he took on the struggling team, the sudden fame and life after the game.
This time on INTERVUE, Music Reviewer, Alan Duckworth, had the opportunity this week to speak with Cellist Wytold in regards to his new album entitled “My Regards” slated to be released on February 13th.
Let’s face it, when it comes to eating healthy, fast food seems to dominate every corner of America. What if you have a healthier option to the burgers, fries and shakes we consume? A decade ago, a man named Anthony Leone challenged the norm by creating Energy Kitchen, a fast food place where everything, yes EVERYTHING, on the menu is under 500 calories. Ten years and fourteen restaurants, this new concept is winning the hearts and stomachs of America who want a Energy Kitchen in their town. We had the honor of seeing the first Energy Kitchen open in Downtown DC and believe me, he food is delicious. From their Peanut Better smoothies to the Energy Burger, EK is place that make you forget about those favorite fast food places in an instant.
In the late 19th Century, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy brought us the tragedy of a married socialite and her torrid affair with the affluent Count Vronsky. Over the years, it has been adapted to film and featured the talents of Vivian Leigh, Greta Garbo & Tatyana Samojlova playing the title role. This time, Keira Knightley fills the shoes as she collaborates with director Joe Wright with the latest adaptation of Anna Karenina. TRR reporter Dean Rogers had the opportunity to interview director Joe Wright to find out what it took to big the classic Tolstoy novel to the big screen.
Mark O’Brien was a journalist and poet who had polio since his childhood. O’Brien used an iron lung for much of his life to help him breathe.At the tender age of 38, O’Brien decided to do this unthinkable, he hired a sex surrogate to help him experience sex for the very first time. His journey is chronicled in the upcoming movie, The Sessions. TRR reporter Dean Rogers had the opportunity to interview director Ben Lewin and actor John Hawkes to get their insights of this extraordinary film.
Have you ever read a book that helped you get through the toughest times of your adolescence? I have done just that when I was a senior in high school. In 1999, author Stephen Chbosky created such a great book called “The Perks of a Being a Wallflower.” Thirteen years later, Chbosky has brought the book to the big screen – this time, as director. The new film tells the tale of a An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world. This movie stars Logan Lerman, Emma Watson & Ezra Miller. Our roving reviewer, Dean Rogers, joined in a roundtable discussion with John Hanlon (John Hanlon Reviews) & Lauren Veneziani (DC Film Girl) to talk to Mr. Chbosky about this dynamic film.
Michael Peña is one of those actors who is a movie-lover at heart.
When talking to him about his latest film, End of Watch (which also stars Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera and Anna Kendrick), Peña pulls you into the conversation with references to his favorite films, his ideal leading ladies (which might surprise you, BTW. So read on to find out below), and talk about character-driven action movies versus those focused on special effects.
For this special edition of INTERVUE: guest entertainment reporter Markette Smith of Chicks Who Like Flicks got a chance to interview the actor, recently!
Calvin Weir-Fields is a struggling novelist who had a vision of a young woman in his dreams. He starts to put his vision to words and named this woman Ruby Sparks. One day, his creation came to life. This describes the new Fox Searchlight feature “Ruby Sparks.” Recently, TRR reporter Dean Rogers sat down with the stars and the directors of the wonderful film.