Media Mikes had the chance to sit down with Chase Mason of the metal band Gatecreeper to talk about the band’s sophomore album “Deserted”, out now. Chase also shared with us info on the groups upcoming tour, his approach to standing out in death metal, and his friendship with fellow artist Post Malone. Ryan Albro: …
While on his way to Nevada to shoot his latest project Mr. Pare’ took time out to talk to me about his latest film – “Once Upon a Time in Deadwood” – his aspirations to be a chef and how Rick Springfield almost ended up playing Eddie Wilson.
Oscar winning film editor Paul Hirsch has been fortunate in that he has worked numerous times with two of Hollywood’s best known filmmakers, Brian DePalma and John Hughes. He also won an Academy Award for his work (along with Marcia Lucas and Richard Chew) on one of the most popular films of all time, “Star Wars.” With a book highlighting his career about to be released, Mr. Hirsch took the time to answer some questions about his lengthy career.
Lin Shaye might be known best for her role of Elise Rainier in the “Insidious” franchise. Lin got started in horror back with “A Nightmare on Elm Street” through the recent “Ouija”, and its prequel “Ouija: Origin of Evil”. Shaye is also known for her comedic roles with the Farrelly brothers, including Dumb and Dumber, …
Author of new book “The Science of Rick and Morty”.
With almost 150 film and television credits to his name, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen Jason Stuart on screen. From small screen appearances on shows like “The Drew Carey Show,” “My Wife and Kids” and “Will & Grace” to his acclaimed performance in – in this writer’s humble opinion – the Best Film of 2016, “The Birth of a Nation,” he continues to add to his ever growing resume’.
Christian Jacobs of “The Aquabats! Super Show” Discusses The Show’s New Episodes and The Bands New Album
Christian Jacobs is a former child actor and the co-creator of the award winning kid’s television series “Yo Gabba Gabba!”. He also fronts the popular ska-punk band The Aquabats! under the pseudonym of The MC Bat Commander. Media Mikes had the chance to speak with Christian recently about the group’s current tour, the bands successful …
Bill Moseley is a legend in the horror business. He is known best for playing Chop Top from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2” and also Otis in “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil Rejects”
New York based heavy metal group Damn Your Eyes have just released a brand new 10 track album titled “Kill The Outside”.
Screenwriter Richard Curtis, star Himesh Patel and composer Daniel Pemberton spoke about Yesterday (out today) at their Tribeca Premiere
Wizard Rock originators Harry and the Potters have been performing their signature brand of magic infused rock since 2002.
When he’s not busy doing his daytime job for the television program “Frontline,” filmmaker John Campopiano allows himself to indulge his love for horror films.
I spoke with Stellan Skarsgard, who also offered brief comments on his upcoming work in DUNE, as well as co-star Emily Watson at the red carpet of HBO’s gripping new series, Chernobyl
Author Darren Paltrowitz Discusses His NEW Book “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling: Full Contact Life Lessons”.
Darren Paltrowitz is writer/interviewer with 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager and over the years working with artists like OK Go, They Might Be Giants and Tracy Bonham.
Mr. Dreyfuss is currently traveling around the country, offering fans the opportunity to take in AN EVENING WITH RICHARD DREYFUSS. He will be in Kansas City this week (April 4th) and I have been honored to have been chosen the moderator of the event. Call it practice, but I had the opportunity to speak with Mr. Dreyfuss and ask him some questions, a few of which may be included when we’re together Thursday night.
Ian Shaw, whose father Robert portrayed Quint in “Jaws,” has written a play, based on stories his father told him about the production, entitled “The Shark is Broken.”
Mike Valente is the guitarist for the Upstate New York hardcore/metal band Brick By Brick. The band is set to release a new album titled “Hive Mentality” on February 22nd
Steve Dadaian is an Armenian-American fusion guitarist based in the Tri-State NY,NJ,PA area. Steve’s latest album “Follow the Light” is a theatrical, symphonic soundscape packed full of razor-sharp guitar work that will leave listeners slack-jawed. Media Mikes had the chance to speak with Steve fresh off his appearance at this year’s Winter NAMM convention where …
Impressed with what I read I contacted Ms. Scheider, who at age 26, was recently named to the 2019 Forbes magazine Consumer Technology 30 under 30 list.
Richie Cavalera is the vocalist for the heavy metal band Incite. The Phoenix, AZ based group is set to release their fifth full length studio album on January 25th titled “Built to Destroy”.
I would love to do Coalhouse Walker in “Ragtime.” It’s a role I’d have to age into a little bit but the musical score is one of my all-time favorites. Doing an “American Dream” story and building a legacy…I’d love to do that one.
Will Ash is the lead guitarist for the Los Angeles based metal band The Crown Remnant. The five piece band which also includes vocalist Geordy Shallan, guitarist Jorge Lopez, bass guitarist Josue Lara and drummer Art Ramirez is set to release a brand new album on January 18th titled “The Wicked King: Part II”.
We’re not just witnessing the birth of a supervillain, we’re watching a true descent into madness
Overly long (it feels like double the 2 hour run time) but beautifully filmed, “Ad Astra” rockets across the screen powered by one of Brad Pitt’s best performances.
Ronstadt no longer tours, as she is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease, but this film serves as a time capsule of her greatest moments and a reminder of how great music was before auto-tune!
The fun of this Villains is all down to the perfect casting. Its four leads are totally on board with their bonkers characters who will stop at nothing to please and protect their partners.
“Tigers Are Not Afraid” is a gripping, intense story that is plenty tragic even without the horror element.
If you’re a fan of auto racing, this is a film I highly recommend.
An excellent combination of archive footage and interviews, “David Crosby: Remember My Names” is an outstanding film which reminds me, in style, of another documentary, “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” This could be because the director of the Campbell doc, James Keach, is an executive producer here. The film covers almost every aspect of Crosby’s life, both the highs (no pun intended) and the lows.
The film adaptation of Katherine Gun’s case as directed by Gavin Hood is a well crafted political thriller driven by a top notch performance from Keira Knightley.
A solid cast lead by Noomi Rapace cannot elevate this thriller above standard tv movie melodrama.
The greatest failure of any story is the inability to hook the audience within the first sentence/paragraph of a book or the first couple minutes of a film. If this doesn’t happen then it’s a monumental task indeed to get the audience to ever give two cents.
An entertaining film that’s light on plot points, “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is the kind of film Walt Disney would make in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s (think “The Shaggy Dog”), though without such a dramatic backdrop.
Fans of these films will get their money’s worth; everyone else will feel too indifferent by the end to ask for their money back.
You’ll be disappointed if you go into “Ready or Not” expecting a rich satire about politics and class, but if you’re expecting a gory good time you’ll be stuffed
An uplifting film with a serious back story, “Blinded by the Light,” like this year’s “Yesterday,” is an amazing combination of words and music that tells a story that is just as vital today as it was 30 years ago.
With a pace that flows like the mountain streams in the film, this relatively short drama contains a standout supporting performance by Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Coleman, but nothing else much is all that memorable.
An entertaining and well-paced film, “A Score to Settle” is Nicolas Cage at his best – deeply intense with a little bit of crazy mixed in for good measure.
The three child actors manage to elevate a so-so script and they’ll certainly win over the adult crowd that sees this
Inspired by a true story – yes, cataplexy is very real – from events in co-writer Chris Higgins’ life, “Ode to Joy” is held together by an amazing performance by Freeman.
A love letter to the Hollywood he grew up watching, “Once Upon a Time…” is quite possibly the least “Tarantino” film the two-time Oscar winner has ever created.
“Hobbs & Shaw” delivers enough mindless fun, ludicrous fight and action sequences, and wink-at-the-camera cameos to put a smile on even the curmudgeonliest of viewers
“Shadow” could have redeemed itself with some sort of jaw dropping ending with an explosive climax. Unfortunately, it fails with this also as the supposed twist can be seen coming from a mile away, therefore causing it to explode with a thud rather than a bang.
Since Aster had made this film deeply personal, “Midsommar” is most certainly a contemplation of death, literally and figuratively
As the 4th of July approaches, many Americans will head to their backyards and throw some hot dogs on the grill. I know I am. And, if I’m particularly hungry that day, I might eat 3 of them. Which would in no way get me invited to Coney Island to participate in the Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest!
Based upon the 2008 novel of the same name by American author Lisa Klein (“Lady Macbeth’s Daughter”), “Ophelia” is a breath of fresh air. It’s daring. It’s imaginative. It doesn’t require Ridley to hold a light saber as she is given a chance to shine on the screen.
Here’s some trivia for you. In the novel “First Blood,” John Rambo dies. And he was scheduled to die when the film version was made. However, star Sylvester Stallone argued that the character should live. Both endings were filmed, with Stallone’s request being honored. Good thing too, or else we wouldn’t be able to give …
Media Mikes has teamed up with their friends at RLJE Films to give one random reader the chance to win a Blu-ray copy of the new Nicolas Cage film “A Score to Settle.”
To celebrate the release of Universal Pictures’ “MA” on Blu-ray, Media Mikes would like to our fans a chance to win a Blu-ray combo pack. If you want to win this great prize, please leave a comment with your favorite Octavia Spencer movie. This giveaway will remain open until September 3rd at Noon, Eastern Time. This is open …
To celebrate the release of Universal Pictures’ “The Hustle” on Blu-ray, Media Mikes would like to our fans a chance to win a digital download of this season. If you want to win this great prize, please leave a comment with your favorite Anne Hathaway movie. This giveaway will remain open until August 17th at Noon, Eastern Time. …
Media Mikes is excited to be working with Warner Bros. to give fans a chance to see the new movie “Blinded By The Light” in advance before anyone else! Click below in your city to get FREE tickets to an advance screening. Tickets are limited so act quickly and feel free to tell your friends! …