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Interview: Tarsem Singh on The Fall

The Fall is the story of an injured stuntman (Lee Pace) in the early days of Hollywood who forms a friendship in hospital with a younger girl (Catinca Untaru) by telling her a fantasy story, which we then see in flashback.

Directed by Tarsem Singh, who’s previous work includes The Cell and numerous award winning commercials and music videos, it was largely funded out of his own pocket and took many years to make.

I recently spoke to Tarsem in London about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Tarsem_Singh_on_The_Fall.MP3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

N.B. We conducted the interview in a hotel with a rather loud swimming pool in the background, so apologies for the background noise.

The Fall is out at selected UK cinemas from today

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> Official site for The Fall and the IMDb entry
> Tarsem Singh at the IMDb
> Check out the R.E.M video for Losing My Religion which Tarsem directed in 1991
> Find a local cinema showing The Fall via Google Movies

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Interview: Matthew Goode and Hayley Atwell on Brideshead Revisted

Brideshead Revisited is the first feature film adaptation of the Evelyn Waugh’s classic 1945 novel of the same name.

Set in a pre-WWII England, it tells the story of a young man named Charles Ryder (Matthew Goode) who becomes friends with an aristocrat named Sebastian Flyte (Ben Whishaw).

Charles is then introduced to Sebastian’s family and becomes entranced by his sister Julia (Hayley Atwell) and their large and beautiful estate, despite disagreeing with their religious views and cold manner – embodied by their matriarch, Lady Marchmain (Emma Thompson).

Directed by Julian Jarrold, it explores the decline of English aristocracy, catholicism, the conflict between love and duty and the social changes brough about by World War II.

I recently spoke to Matthew Goode and Hayley Atwell about the film and you can listen to the interviews here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Matthew_Goode_and_Hayley_Atwell_on_Brideshead_Revisited.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Brideshead Revisited is out at UK cinemas from this Friday

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> Official site for Brideshead Revisited
Matthew Goode and Hayley Atwell at the IMDb
> Find out more about the original novel and the famous 1981 TV adaptation at Wikipedia

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Interview: Simon Pegg and Robert B. Weide on How To Lose Friends & Alienate People

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is the film adaptation of British writer Toby Young‘s 2001 memoir of the same name which charted his time at Vanity Fair magazine in New York during the late 1990s.

For the film, the names of the magazine and people Young encountered have been changed but it still keeps the general thrust of the book intact.

Simon Pegg plays the lead character ‘Sidney’ Young, whilst Jeff Bridges portrays ‘Clayton Harding’ (based on VF editor Graydon Carter) and other key supporting actors include: Kirsten DunstDanny HustonGillian AndersonMegan Fox and it is directed by Robert B. Weide.

I recently spoke to Simon and Robert about the film and you can listen to the interviews here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Simon_Pegg_and_Robert_B_Weide_on_How_To_Lose_Friends_And_Alienate_People.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

How To Lose Friends And Alienate People is out at UK cinemas from this Friday

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Simon Pegg and Robert B Weide at the IMDb
Official UK site and IMDb entry for How To Lose Friends And Alienate People

[All images © 2008 / Paramount Pictures]

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Interview: Paul W.S. Anderson and Jason Statham on Death Race

Death Race is an action film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, based on the 1975 Roger Corman film Death Race 2000.

It stars Jason Statham as Jensen Ames, a convict forced to participate in a deadly futuristic car race organised by a ruthless prison warden (Joan Allen).

I recently spoke to Paul and Jason about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Paul_WS_Anderson_and_Jason_Statham_on_Death_Race.MP3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Death Race is out now at UK cinemas

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Paul W. S. Anderson and Jason Statham at the IMDb
Official UK site and IMDb entry for Death Race

[All images © 2008 / Universal Pictures]

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Interview: David Thomson on Have You Seen…?

David Thomson is the author of numerous books on film, most notably The Biographical Dictionary of Film and has also written for New York TimesFilm CommentMovielineThe New RepublicSalonThe Independent and The Guardian.

His latest is Have You Seen…? and in it he writes about 1000 of the films that he has particularly liked – or in some cases, hated – from the earliest classics of cinema to the present day.

I recently spoke to David about the book and we had a lengthy discussion including the following:

You can listen to the interview here:

Or here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/David_Thomson_on_Have_You_Seen.mp3]

You can also download our podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Have You Seen…? is out today in the UK and is published by Allen Lane (The US version can be found here)

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> Buy Have You Seen…? at Amazon UK
> David Thomson’s recent articles at The Guardian
> Official page for the book at Penguin

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Interview: Walter Salles on Linha de Passe

Linha de Passe is the story of four poverty-stricken brothers who live in a favela neighborhood in São Paulo, struggling to fight for a better life after their father dies.

Directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival back in May where one of its stars, Sandra Corveloni, won the award for Best Actress.

Walter has directed a number of acclaimed films since the 90s such as Foreign Land (1996), Central Station (1998) and The Motorcycle Diaries (2004).

I recently spoke to him about his latest film and we discussed various aspects of the movie such as football, shooting in São Paul without a permit and whether or not he has seen Steven Soderbergh‘s Che yet.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Walter_Salles_on_Linha_de_Passe.MP3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Linha de Passe is out at UK cinemas from this Friday

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> Walter Salles at the IMDb
> Official UK site for Linha de Passe

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Interview: David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga and Rupert Friend on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is the film adaptation of the best selling book by John Boyne which explores the Holocaust from the perspective of a young boy named Bruno (Asa Butterfield) who befriends someone his own age (Jack Scanlon) across the fence of a Nazi prison camp.

It opened in the UK this week and I recently spoke to the actors David Thewlis (Father), Vera Farmiga (Mother) and Rupert Friend (Lt Kotler) who all star in the film.

Listen to the interviews here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/David_Thewlis_Vera_Farmiga_and_Rupert_Friend_on_The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is out now at UK cinemas

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> David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga and Rupert Friend at the IMDb
Official UK site and IMDb entry for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Interview: James Watkins on Eden Lake

This week saw the UK release of the horror movie Eden Lake, which stars Kelly Reilly and Michael Fassbender as a couple who are terrorised by a gang of youths in a remote country location.

I recently spoke to the director James Watkins and we discussed various aspects of the movie and the different challenges in bringing it to the screen.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/James_Watkins_on_Eden_Lake.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Eden Lake is out now at UK cinemas

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> James Watkins at the IMDb
Official UK site and IMDb entry for Eden Lake

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Interview: Mark Herman and John Boyne on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

This week sees the release of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, a film dealing with the Holocaust from the perspective of two boys who befriend each other across the fence of a Nazi prison camp.

I recently spoke to the director Mark Herman about the film and the author John Boyne who wrote the original novel.

Listen to the interviews here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Mark_Herman_and_John_Boyne_on_The_Boy_in_the_Striped_Pyjamas.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas opens today at UK cinemas

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> Mark Herman at the IMDb
> John Boyne’s official site and blog
> Official UK site and IMDb entry for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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Interview: Seth Rogen and James Franco on Pineapple Express

This week sees the UK release of Pineapple Express, a comedy about two pot-smoking slackers who go on the run after one of them witnesses a murder.

I recently spoke to Seth Rogen and James Franco, the two lead actors in the film, and we discussed various aspects of the movie as well as other projects they have recently been involved in.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Seth_Rogen_and_James_Franco_on_Pineapple_Express.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is out now at UK cinemas

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> Seth Rogen and James Franco at the IMDb
> Official UK site and IMDb entry for Pineapple Express
> Reviews at Metacritic

[All images © 2008 / Sony Pictures]

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Interview: Adam McKay on Step Brothers

Adam McKay is the director of the new comedy Step Brothers, which stars Will Ferrell and John C Reillyas two siblings who have been living at home too long.

He has had a long career writing and directing comedy, most notably at Saturday Night Live where he made his mark alongside Will Ferrell, with whom he went to team up with on the films Anchorman (2004), Talladega Nights (2006) and now Step Brothers.

I spoke with Adam recently about the film, his time at SNL, FunnyOrDie.com (the website he started with Will which spawned hit viral videos like The Landlord and Paris Hilton’s 2008 Campaign Video), the struggle to get Anchorman made (and the possibility of a sequel), how marketing affects what scripts get green-lit and how he works with his co-writer and star.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Adam_McKay_on_Step_Brothers.MP3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Step Brothers is out in the UK from today

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> Adam Mckay at the IMDb
> Listen to our interview with Will Ferrell and John C Reilly about Step Brothers
> Official UK site for Step Brothers
> Watch the trailer at YouTube

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Interview: Guillermo Del Toro on Hellboy II: The Golden Army

This week sees the UK release of Hellboy II: The Golden Army, the sequel to the 2004 movie adaptation of the character from Dark Horse Comics, originally created by Mike Mignola.

I recently spoke with director Guillermo Del Toro about the latest film and we also discussed different aspects of his work – which has included such films as Cronos, Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II and Pan’s Labyrinth – and his next project, the eagerly anticpated prequel The Hobbit.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Guillermo_Del_Toro_on_Hellboy 2.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Watch the trailer here:

Hellboy II: The Golden Army is out now at UK cinemas

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> Guillermo Del Toro at the IMDb
> Official UK site and IMDb entry for Hellboy II: The Golden Army
> Reviews at Metacritic
> Webchat with Guillermo and Peter Jackson about the upcoming Hobbit film

[[All images © 2008 / Universal Pictures]

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Interview: Anthony Daniels on Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Anthony Daniels is best known for his role as the droid C-3PO in the Star Wars films made between 1977 and 2005.

I recently spoke with him about his iconic role in the franchise and the new animated feature film Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Listen to the interview here:

Or you can listen here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Anthony_Daniels_on_Star_Wars_The_Clone_Wars.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is out now at UK cinemas

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> Anthony Daniels at the IMDb
> Official site for Anthony Daniels
> Find out more about C-3PO and Star Wars at Wikipedia
> Official site for Star Wars: The Clone Wars

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Interview: Adam Sandler on You Don’t Mess With The Zohan

Since making the transition from TV and stand up to movies in the mid-90s, Adam Sandler has become one of Hollywood’s biggest comedy stars.

Films such as Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Big Daddy have all been big hits whilst he has also starred in more discerning projects such as Punch-Drunk Love, Spanglish and Reign Over Me.

His latest film is You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, a comedy in which plays an Israeli commando who tires of fighting terrorists and packs it all in so he can travel to America and fulfill his dream of becoming a hairdresser in New York.

I spoke to Adam recently about the film and his career, which you can listen to here:

[audio:https://www.filmdetail.com/podcast/get.php?fla=podcast-2008-08-13-23140.MP3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Here is the trailer:

You Don’t Mess With The Zohan is out in UK cinemas this Friday

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> Adam Sandler at the IMDb
> Official UK site for the film

[Image courtesy of Sony Pictures © 2008]

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Interview: Mary Elizabeth Winstead on Make It Happen

Mary Elizabeth Winstead first came to prominence as a movie actress in the Disney superhero comedy Sky High (2005) before going on to appear in such films as Final Destination 3 (2006), Bobby (2006), Death Proof and Die Hard 4.0 (2007).

Her latest film is Make it Happen, in which she stars as a struggling dancer trying to make it in Chicago.

I spoke to her about her new role, working in horror films, the experience on Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof and her part opposite Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World the upcoming film from director Edgar Wright.

You can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Mary_Elizabeth_Winstead_on_Make_It_Happen.MP3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Here is the trailer for the film:

Make It Happen opens in UK cinemas today

[Image courtesy of Optimum Films © 2008]

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> Mary Elizabeth Winstead at the IMDb
> Official UK site for Make It Happen

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Interview: Luc Jacquet on The Fox and the Child

Director Luc Jacquet came to prominence in 2005 with the Oscar winning documentary The March of the Penguins, a surprise hit which also won the Oscar for Best Documentary.

His latest film is called The Fox and the Child which is the charming story of the relationship between a young girl (Bertille Noël-Bruneau) and the wild fox she befriends. It is narrated by Kate Winslet.

I spoke to Luc recently about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Luc_Jacquet_on_The_Fox_and_the_Child.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Watch the trailer for the film here:

The Fox and the Child opens in UK cinemas this Friday

[All images © 2008 / Pathe ]

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Luc Jacquet at the IMDb
> Official UK site and IMDb entry for The Fox and the Child

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Interview: Ben Kingsley on Elegy

In a highly distinguished acting career Ben Kingsley has played a wide range of characters in films such as Ghandi (for which he won an Oscar), Bugsy, Schindler’s List, Death and the Maiden and Sexy Beast.

His latest is Elegy, an adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Dying Animal, directed by Isabel Coixet.

In it he plays David Kepesh, a cultural critic who forms a relationship with a younger woman (Penélope Cruz) and is gradually forced to confront his attitudes to relationships and intimacy.

I spoke to him recently about his work on the film which you can listen to here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Ben_Kingsley_on_Elegy.mp3]

You can also download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Watch the trailer for the film here:

Elegy opens in UK cinemas this Friday

[All images © 2008 / Entertainment Films]

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Ben Kingsley at the IMDb
> IMDb entry for Elegy
> Reviews of Elegy at Metacritic

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Interview: Philippe Petit on Man on Wire

On August 7th 1974 Philippe Petit gave an incredible high-wire performance by walking between between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center eight times in one hour.

It is the subject of a new documentary called Man on Wire from director James Marsh (who made Wisconsin Death Trip) and I recently spoke to Philippe about his historic wire walk and the film.

You can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Philippe_Petit_on_Man_on_Wire.mp3]

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

Watch the trailer for the film here:

Man on Wire is out at selected UK cinemas this Friday

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> Official UK site and IMDb entry for Man on Wire
> Reviews of Man on Wire at Metacritic
> NY Times article on Philippe from 2006

[All images © 2008 Jean-Louis Blondeau / Polaris Images & Magnolia Pictures / Icon Film Distribution]

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Interview: Angus MacLane on WALL-E

Angus MacLane was the directing animator on WALL-E, the latest film from Pixar.

The story is about the last robot left on Earth many years into the future, after mankind has evacuated onboard a giant spaceship.

Named WALL-E (Waste Allocation Load Lifter-Earth class), he organises the giant mounds of waste that litter the planet, with only a cockroach for company.

But when a new robot named EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) visits Earth, he starts to have feelings for her and soon discovers where the humans have gone.

Since it was released in the US last month it has got rave reviews and topped the box office.

I recently spoke to Angus about his role, the challenges animating the robots and what it is like to work at Pixar.

Listen to the interview here:

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

WALL-E is out at UK cinemas this Friday

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> Angus MacLane at the IMDb
> Check out the WALL-E Angus made from Lego
> Official site for WALL-E
> Read reviews for WALL-E at Metacritic
> Pixar Animation Studios
> Find out more about Pixar at Wikipedia

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Interview: Simon Tatum on The Last Freak Show

The Last Freak Show is a short documentary directed by Simon Tatum that airs on More4 this Tuesday.

It follows a musician named Jeffrey Marshall who was born without arms or legs, his feet growing almost directly from his hips.

Curious as to whether people come to his gigs for the music or to stare at a limbless man playing the bass guitar with his feet, he decided to explore his identity as a disabled performer by exhibiting himself in ‘The World of Wonders‘ – the last remaining ‘freak show’ in America.

It is run by Ward Hall, a veteran who was on the road with the likes of Schlitzie the Pinhead (made famous by Tod Browning’s 1932 film Freaks), Sealo the Seal Boy, Grace McDaniels: The Mule-Faced Woman, Percilla the Monkey Girl and countless others.

Today, along with his business partner Chris Christ and 77 year-old dwarf Pete ‘Poobah’ Turhurne, he runs the only surviving 10-in-1 freakshow in America, the World of Wonders.

I recently spoke with Simon about the film and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Simon_Tatum_on_The_Last_Freak_Show.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

The Last Freak Show is on More4 this Tuesday at 8.30pm

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Check out Tuesday’s schedule for More4
> Discuss documentaries, shows and films at the More4 Forum
> The FourDocs section at Channel 4 and the other films showing in the First Cut strand
> The film recently screened at the Chashama Film Festival in the US
> See Jeffery Marshall play with his band Supercool and check them out at MySpace
> New York Times article from 2006 on Ward Hall and The World of Wonders show
> Find out more about the 1932 film ‘Freaks’ at Wikipedia

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Interview: Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy on The Visitor

This week sees the UK release of The Visitor, a drama about an economics professor (Richard Jenkins) who discovers two illegal immigrants living in his New York apartment.

I recently spoke to  Richard Jenkins and writer-director Tom McCarthy about the film.

Richard is probably best known for his supporting roles in films such as Flirting With Disaster, The Man Who Wasn’t There and as the ghost of Nathaniel Fisher in HBO’s Six Feet Under.

Tom made his debut as a writer-director with The Station Agent in 2003 and has acted in films such as Good Night, and Good Luck, Flags of Our Fathers and the TV shows The Wire and Law & Order.

You can listen to the interviews here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Richard_Jenkins_and_Tom_McCarthy_on_The_Visitor.mp3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

The Visitor is out in UK cinemas from Friday

> Download this interview as an MP3 file
> Richard Jenkins and Tom McCarthy at the IMDb
> Official site for The Visitor
> Trailer and clips of the film at Take Part
> Video of Tom McCarthy discussing the issues of the film at the ACLU
> The Lost Children – A feature in The New Yorker by Margaret Talbot about US immigration and detention

[Photos: © Halcyon Pictures Ltd / WireImage]

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Interview: John Hensley on Teeth

John Hensley stars in the new US horror film Teeth, which is the story of a teenage girl with a rather unusual body problem.

He plays Brad – the brother of Dawn O’Keefe (Jess Weixler), a teenager who is struggling to cope with a particularly sensitive area of her body.

Best known for his role as Matt McNamara in the TV show Nip/Tuck, John has also appeared in Shutter and The Sopranos.

I spoke to him recently about Teeth and you can listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/John_Hensley_on_Teeth.MP3]

You can download this interview as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

Teeth is out at UK cinemas now

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> John Hensley at the IMDb
> Official site for Teeth

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Interview: Neil Marshall on Doomsday

Director Neil Marshall was the man behind such horror films as Dog Soldiers (2002) and The Descent (2005) and he now returns with post-apocalyptic thriller Doomsday.

I spoke to him recently about his new film, his favourite font, the state of the horror movie, filming in South Africa and a few other things besides.

Listen to the interview here:

[audio:http://filmdetail.receptionmedia.com/Neil_Marshall_on_Doomsday.mp3]

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here

> Download this interview as an MP3
> Official site for Doomsday
> Neil Marshall at the IMDb

Doomsday is out at UK cinemas from today

[Image courtesy of Universal / Rogue Pictures © 2007]