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Interview: Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke on The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke and Darren Aronofsky filming The Wrestler

The Wrestler is a new film about an ageing wrestler – Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson (Mickey Rourke) – past his prime, who struggles to make ends meet doing shows on the weekends in New Jersey.

The story follows him as he works in a deli, strikes up a relationship with a stripper named Cassidy (Marisa Tomei) and seeks a reconciliation with his estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood).

I spoke with the director Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke back in October when the film played at the London Film Festival.

You can listen to the interview here:

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

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

The Wrestler is out at UK cinemas on Friday 16th January

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Darren Aronofsky and Mickey Rourke at the IMDb
> Read reviews of The Wrestler at Metacritic
Official UK site

[Image: Niko Tavernise / Optimum Releasing © 2008]

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Interview: Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott on Role Models

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Paul Rudd (right) and Seann William Scott (left) are the two stars of Role Models – a new movie in which they play two guys working for an energy drink company forced to do community service for a charity after breaking the law.

Called ‘Sturdy Wings’ it is a place where they have to mentor two very different teenagers: a foulmouthed youngster obsessed with breasts (Bobb’e J. Thompson) and a nerd (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) obsessed with live action role-playing games.

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

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

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

Role Models is out now at UK cinemas

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Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott at the IMDb
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[Image: Universal © 2008]

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Interview: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Ed Zwick on Defiance

Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber and Ed Zwick on Defiance

Defiance is the new film set in the eastern regions of occupied Poland during World War II and is an adaptation of Nechama Tec‘s book ‘Defiance: The Bielski Partisans‘, which was based on the true story of the Bielski partisans.

Directed by Ed Zwick, it stars Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell and George MacKay as four brothers from Poland who escape from the Nazis and fight back to rescue fellow Jews.

I spoke with Daniel, Liev and Ed in London recently and you can listen to the interviews here:

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

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

Defiance is out at UK cinemas from today (Friday 9th January)

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Ed Zwick, Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber at the IMDb
Official UK site

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Interview: Danny Boyle on Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle directing Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle is the director of Slumdog Millionaire, a new film out in the UK this week about a young street kid (Dev Patel) who ends up on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

Adapted by Simon Beaufoy from the novel Q and A by Vikas Swarup, it deservedly received a lot of buzz and acclaim at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals and is widely considered a frontrunner for BAFTA and Oscar consideration.

I spoke with Danny in London recently about the film and we discussed: the story, filming in Mumbai, using digital cameras, the Indian actors he worked with and the interesting backstory of how the film got financed and released.

Listen to the interview here:

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

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

Slumdog Millionaire is out at UK cinemas from Friday 9th January

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Danny Boyle at the IMDb
Official UK site
More reviews of Slumdog Millionaire at Metacritic
Read our selection of the best films of 2008

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Interview: Stephen Daldry and Ralph Fiennes on The Reader

Stephen Daldry and Ralph Fiennes

The Reader is the film adaptation of the 1995 German novel by Bernhard Schlink that follows a complicated love affair in the 1950s between a German teenager named Michael Berg (David Kross) and a woman twice his age called Hannah Schmitz (Kate Winslet).

Years later as a law student he discovers a terrible secret about his former lover and struggles to deal with the repercussions of her actions in World War II.

The book became a bestseller that was translated into 37 languages and the film is directed by Stephen Daldry with Ralph Fiennes playing Michael Berg as an older man.

I recently spoke to both of them in London about their work on the film and you can listen to the interviews here:

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

Download it as a podcast via iTunes by clicking here.

The Reader is out at UK cinemas from today (Friday 2nd January)

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Get showtimes for the film via Google Movies 
Stephen Daldry and Ralph Fiennes at the IMDb
> Official site for The Reader

[Photo: AP Photo/Evan Agostini]