Exclusive Interview with Jason Liles, a.k.a. George from Rampage

Exclusive Interview with Jason Liles, a.k.a. George from Rampage

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Tai Freligh interviews Jason Liles from Rampage… At 6′ 9″, Jason Liles is in a perfect place to take the motion capture world by storm.  After working with Rick Baker on Men in Black III as several aliens, he was later recruited to play the supernatural entity Ryuk in Deathnote.  But perhaps his biggest role yet, pun intended, is as George, a genetically-altered silverback gorilla who grows to enormous size in director Brad Peyton’s action-packed Rampage, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris and Malin Akerman. Jason Liles took time to chat with Flickering Myth’s own Tai Freligh about his research into the role of a lifetime, working with Terry Notary and what he has learned from mocap heavyweight Andy Serkis. What was your audition for Rampage like? VFX supervisor and friend Colin…
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

The Flickering Myth Reaction to the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Movies
The Flickering Myth team react to the final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom… Universal Studios Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dropped its final trailer on Wednesday [watch it here] and the online reaction has been mixed.  What did the Flickering Myth staff think of this first look?  Read on to see how much our writers matched up with public opinion… Ricky Church: Its definitely much better than the teaser trailer. I feel better about the movie than I did a few months ago, though I also feel like the trailer gave a bit too much away. It seems to show a lot of the creepy suspenseful moments along with what follows them, leaving few surprises for the movie along with the types of twists we can expect. It still looks fairly entertaining and…
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer

The Flickering Myth Reaction to the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer

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The Flickering Myth writing team react to the new Avengers: Infinity War trailer… Marvel Studios whipped fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a frenzy yesterday with the release of a brand new trailer for April’s superhero epic Avengers: Infinity War. The culmination of the first ten years of the MCU, the film pits Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Guardians of the Galaxy against the Mad Titan, Thanos, as he attempts to acquire the six Infinity Stones, granting him unlimited power in his quest to wipe out half of the life in the universe. So, what did our writing team make of this latest peek at Infinity War? Here’s our reactions: Chris Cooper: Spider-Man and Drax the Destroyer listening to a conversation between Star-Lord and Iron Man. I share that look of awe…
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Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Blu-ray Bonus Features

Review – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Blu-ray Bonus Features

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Tai Freligh reviews the bonus features on the Blu-ray release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle… I thoroughly enjoyed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, so when the opportunity came up to review the home video bonus features ahead of the film’s release, I jumped at the chance.  I was curious as to how they would address the original film with Robin Williams (hint: there’s a featurette for that!) and I wanted to see the gag reel because having seen a few movies now with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, I knew it should be comedy gold (it wasn’t). Like any home video release with more than just a trailer included on the DVD, the bonus features for Jumanji were hit and miss.  There were several throwaway features, but what saved the…
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Exclusive interview with Syd Wilder from Rideshare

Exclusive interview with Syd Wilder from Rideshare

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Tai Freligh interviews actress Syd Wilder from Rideshare… Syd Wilder is an actress, comedienne, digital influencer, writer, and producer and will next be seen in the horror film Rideshare, which will premiere Friday October 13th on Amazon Direct.  She has appeared in numerous Funny Or Die sketches and parodies, which have garnered over 60 million total views.  No stranger to the big screen, Wilder starred as Scarlett in the Universal Pictures film Laid in America. She has over 11 directing credits and 16 writing credits including shorts such as Break Up Moving Service, How to be an Actress in LA, and 5 Guys Every Girl Has Dated in LA. to name a few. Wilder has her own production company, Beyond My Wildest Dreams Productions, where she produces original content.  We talked to her about her movies…
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Exclusive interview with William Mark McCullough from American Made

Exclusive interview with William Mark McCullough from American Made

Interview, Movies, Television
Tai Freligh interviews actor William Mark McCullough  from American Made… A native of Savannah, Georgia, William Mark McCullough has brought his brand of intense, violent and unpredictable characters to numerous films and TV shows.  He had a supporting lead role opposite Nicolas Cage, John Cusack and Adrian Grenier in the crime thriller, Southern Fury and also appears in The Birth Of A Nation, which won top honors at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.  Mark has recurring roles in Underground on WGN America and on the second season of PBS’s Mercy Street.  In addition to acting, Mark is also a filmmaker. He has written, directed and produced several projects through his production company, Fort Argyle Films.  We asked him about his roles in American Made and Logan Lucky. Tell me about your audition for American Made. I initially auditioned by tape…
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Exclusive Interview with Jayson Warner Smith from American Made

Exclusive Interview with Jayson Warner Smith from American Made

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Tai Freligh interviews actor Jayson Warner Smith from American Made… Atlanta native Jayson Warner Smith is an actor in film, television and theatre.  He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of the death-row serial killer Wendall Jelks on Sundance TV’s Original SeriesRectify, and as a recurring guest star on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Other notable television roles include The Vampire Diaries, NCIS: New Orleans, and One Mississippi. In addition to Thank You for Your Service, Jayson Warner Smith can be seen in the upcoming film American Made, with Tom Cruise also from Universal Pictures.  He talked to Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about his upcoming films and answered some fun speed round questions. “Five great pilots and 2 fake ones.” Right: Jayson Warner Smith & William Mark McCullough. Tell me about Bill Cooper, your character in American Made? I…
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Exclusive interview with Baby Driver’s Allison King

Exclusive interview with Baby Driver’s Allison King

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Tai Freligh interviews actress Allison King… Allison King was born and raised in Los Angeles.  She has been seen in many television shows, including Revenge, Drop Dead Diva, Secrets & Lies, Finding Carter, and Turn. She then went on to appear in the sci-fi drama Midnight Special.  King has also made her mark in film.  She was seen with a memorable role in Baby Driver, directed by Edgar Wright.  She will next be seen in Thank You for Your Service alongside Miles Teller and Amy Schumer and will co-star in the upcoming film Horse Soldiers alongside Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Pena.  She took time out of her busy schedule to talk to Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about her upcoming films and to answer some fun speed round questions. Tell me about your scenes in Baby Driver and your character. Sure, my character is…
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Exclusive Interview with Sage Correa from Kidnap starring Halle Berry

Exclusive Interview with Sage Correa from Kidnap starring Halle Berry

Interview, Movies
Tai Freligh chats with Kidnap star Sage Correa… 10-year-old Sage Correa stars opposite Halle Berry in the Aviron Pictures thriller Kidnap, now in theaters nationwide. The budding star was hired for the role at age 6 after numerous auditions and read-throughs, finally, reading with Halle herself who was won over by his natural charm (and magic tricks). He spent months filming in New Orleans with her, where they formed an undeniable bond. In addition, he voices the role of Pig Pen in the newly reprised Peanuts cartoon by Charles M. Shulz.  We asked him about Kidnap, Peanuts and life as a child actor. Tell us about your audition for Kidnapped. I found out about the audition in the car while going to meet my current manager for the first time. I had a day to prepare for the first…
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Exclusive: Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen shares a funny story about her “awkward” first meeting with Gal Gadot

Exclusive: Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen shares a funny story about her “awkward” first meeting with Gal Gadot

Interview, Movies
Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh caught up with Wonder Woman star Connie Nielsen this past week to discuss her role in her new film The Confessions, and also managed to slip in a few questions about her work in the DC Extended Universe, during which Connie shared a funny story about her first meeting with the Amazon Princess herself, Gal Gadot. I thoroughly enjoyed Wonder Woman.  Have you been surprised by how wildly successful the movie has been? Gratified and grateful for the reception of this film. Any funny set stories working with Gal Gadot? The first time I met Gal I was in the make up trailer inside a tanning tent getting spray tanned – a uniquely clammy experience – when, as I step out of the tent, naked but for a thong,…
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