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Having just produced and acted in a movie of her own, Moms' Night Out, we thought we'd ask Patricia Heaton what her favorite films are. Getting the list down to just five was a task she described as "harder than having a c-section," so seven will have to do.
Until she won the role of Britta Perry on NBC's Community, Gillian Jacobs was mostly known for darker roles in more serious films. Now that the world knows how funny she is, though, the comedy roles are starting to roll in. Her most recent film is Walk of Shame, which stars Elizabeth Banks as a TV news anchor who finds herself stranded in the wrong part of town after a night of partying. RT spoke with Jacobs about the movie, what it's like to party sober, and of course, her Five Favorite Films.
Chris Klein is probably best known as Chris "Oz" Ostreicher, one of four high school pals who famously sought to lose their virginity in 1999's American Pie, but he's amassed quite an eclectic filmography. Currently, Klein stars alongside Kaley Cuoco in Authors Anonymous, a comedy about a group of struggling writers learning to cope with the sudden success of one of its members. We got the chance to speak with Klein about his Five Favorite Films, which proved to be somewhat revealing about his own personality. Read on for his selections.
One of the most influential hip-hop producers of all time, Robert Diggs -- better known as RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan -- has always had one foot firmly planted in the world of cinema. This week he stars in Brick Mansions as an inner city crime lord at odds with an acrobatic vigilante and the undercover cop at his side, and he was kind enough to sit down with RT to talk about his Five Favorite Films.
Saoirse Ronan is all over the multiplex these days -- the Oscar-nominated Irish actress stars in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel and has a cameo in Muppets Most Wanted. In an interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Ronan talked about her love for classic cinema, her appreciation for David Lynch, and her experience on the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Those of us who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s remember Sean Astin as the star of some of our childhood favorites, including Encino Man, Rudy, and of course, The Goonies, but the spunky kid who played little Mikey Walsh has grown up and amassed quite a resume, capped off by a role as Samwise Gamgee in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy. We had a chance to speak with Astin via phone about his new film, Boys of Abu Ghraib, and his Five Favorite Films
If you need a good cinematic laugh, look no further than David Koechner's films. Among them are Semi-Pro, Paul, and Anchorman - The Legend of Ron Burgundy (whammy!). His latest film in theaters signals something of a departure from these comedies -- which is a nice way of saying that although Cheap Thrills isn't without laughs, it's much darker than his usual fare. His Five Favorite Films reflect both of those sides of his personality.
Jake Gyllenhaal pulls double duty in his new film Enemy in theaters this Friday, March 14. With great movies like Donnie Darko, Brokeback Mountain, and Prisoners -- in which he teamed up with Enemy director Denis Villeneuve for the first time -- on his resumé, it should be no surprise that Gyllenhaal is also a fan of some great films himself. Read on for his Five Favorite Films.
In honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics commencement, we decided to hit up Olympic superstar Greg Louganis for his Five Favorite Films. But diving isn't Greg's only competitive aptitude. See what else he's got going on right now, along with the new documentary, Back on Board, which focuses on Greg's life since his historic Olympic wins.
With just a handful of features -- Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers -- writer-director Ben Wheatley has established himself as one of the most compelling filmmakers currently working in the UK. His latest film, A Field in England, takes Wheatley's cinema even further, alchemizing a comic scenario about a gang of 17th-century civil war deserters into a hallucinogenic, black-and-white nightmare that isn't easy to shake. Here, then, are his Five Favorite Films.
This week, Miles Teller plays opposite Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in That Awkward Moment, a new comedy that takes a stab at exploring modern relationships from a dude's perspective. To mark the film's release, we had a chat with Teller recently about about five of his all-time favorite movies.
You could make a case that Joe Swanberg is the hardest working man in indie cinema. In 2013, he acted in four films (most notably the Certified Fresh slasher flick You're Next) and directed two more: the critically-acclaimed comedy Drinking Buddies, starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, and a low-key dramedy about an aging actress (All the Light in the Sky). His latest, 24 Exposures, hit theaters this week, and it's a dark thriller about a fetish photographer who becomes the target of an investigation when a model is murdered. Given his thematic range, it's no surprise that Swanberg has diverse taste in movies, as he demonstrated in an interview with RT.
Michael B. Jordan's star is making a rapid ascent. Following a breakout performance in the surprise sci-fi hit Chronicle, the young actor took on the lead role in Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler's Sundance darling that went on to find both commercial and critical success in 2013. With Fruitvale Station hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, Jordan called in to drop his Five Favorite Films.
Mr. Matthew McConaughey's resume certainly includes a fair share of popular favorites: Dazed and Confused, Frailty, Killer Joe, Tropic Thunder and even a guest stint on the popular television series Eastbound & Down. He has not only intrigued critics in The Lincoln Lawyer and Mud, but also titillated audiences in Boys on the Side and Magic Mike. Heck, McConaughey has run the gamut when it comes to diverse characters. We'll have to wait for Christmas to see him next in The Wolf of Wall Street, but right now, Matthew's impressive portrayal of real-life HIV-infected cowboy Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club is already stirring up a whirlwind of acclaim. In other words, we know what we like, but what movies make him tick? Matthew indulges us now with his Five Favorite Films.
It's hardly unusual for teenagers to catalog their obsessions on the Internet, but few of them manage to transform their personal blogs into buzzy digital superstardom -- which is exactly what happened to Tavi Gevinson. The precocious pop fan was all of 12 when her blog, Style Rookie, captured the attention of the cultural tastemakers, with the adolescent Gevinson feted by the fashion world and becoming the unofficial pin-up girl for eccentric teen girls everywhere. The site soon became a mini-phenomena that gave birth to Rookie, her hugely-popular online magazine written by teenage girls (and plenty of celebrity guests) for teenage girls. Now 17, Gevinson recently made her acting debut opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in Nicole Holofcener's critically-acclaimed Enough Said, and with the film still playing strongly in theaters, we had a chance to talk to her about her favorite movies and her thoughts on contemporary teen roles.