Greg Fitzsimmons brings his comedy act to Boston

The Daily recently had the chance to speak with comedy do-it-all Greg Fitzsimmons, who will be performing a show at the WilburTheatre tomorrow. Fitzsimmons has had a successful career as a stand-up comedian andradio and podcast host (Fitzdog Radio) and is an Emmy award-winning writer and producer for his work on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” […]

Enter the Void’ is a visually arresting experiment

We always use our imaginations when we watch movies. We’re accustomed to the time gaps between scenes that spare us the fall of an axe, the consummation of a hot, sweaty kiss or the boring car ride from point A to point B. But Gaspar Noé’s “Enter the Void” (2009), now playing at the Kendall […]

Festival Preview | Boston Asian American Film Festival kicks off

The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), which runs through Sunday, last night kicked off a weekend’s worth of film screenings, performances and workshops that highlight the Asian-American experience and feature Asian-American filmmakers. The BAAFF presents 14 films ranging from “AOKI” (2009), a documentary chronicling the life of Richard Aoki, a Japanese−American founder of the […]

Toy Story 3′ screenwriter talks toys with the Daily

Screenwriter Michael Arndt boasts an impressive resume, which includes Academy Award-winning “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006) and “Toy Story 3,” the highest-grossing film of 2010 and the top-grossing animated film of all time. Arndt spoke with the Daily  in a roundtable interview about his experience writing “Toy Story 3.” Question: Was writing a Pixar animated film […]

Howl’ filmmakers talk youth culture, James Franco

The Daily sat down last week with acclaimed director−writers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman in a round−table interview to discuss their much−anticipated Allen Ginsberg experimental biopic, “Howl,” in theaters today. Epstein and Friedman have their roots in documentary filmmaking and are renowned for award−winning films such as “The Times of Harvey Milk” (1984), “Common Threads: […]

Catfish’ questions the Facebook age

Everyone has had the experience of becoming acquainted with another person on Facebook, from creepy strangers expanding their friend lists to the more common introduction made by a mutual friend. The makers of the film “Catfish” bring the audience into this familiar world, exploring the consequences and meaning behind what is seen as a daily […]

Good Guy’ fails to distinguish itself

Oh, the timeless love triangle: It’s pretty much the setup for every human story ever told since Homer’s time, and we bear witness to it again in Julio DePietro’s directorial debut, “The Good Guy.” In this post−recession glimpse into the dating world of twenty−somethings in Manhattan, Tommy Fielding (Scott Porter) is a cocky, charming Wall […]

Darko’ director, working outside of ‘The Box’

Norma (Cameron Diaz) and Arthur Lewis (James Marsden) are a typical, happily married suburban couple who have fallen on hard financial times. Things change when a box is delivered to their doorstep by a mysterious man by the name of Arlington Steward (Frank Langella) who presents them with a deal: if they open the box […]

Drew Barrymore discusses directorial debut

Drew Barrymore sat down with the Tufts Daily to discuss her new film and directorial debut, “Whip It” (2009), a coming-of-age story based on the book “Derby Girl” by Shauna Cross. Bliss Cavender (Ellen Page) is a misfit teenager living in suburban Bodeen, Texas and smothered by the expectations of her mother. When Bliss discovers […]

Wrestler talks action movies

    The Daily recently had the opportunity to chat with wrestling star John Cena, the star of the newly released “12 Rounds.” Cena plays Detective Danny Fisher, a New Orleans cop who puts an international criminal, Miles Jackson (Aiden Gillen) behind bars, killing his girlfriend in the process. One year later, Jackson escapes from prison […]