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‘Dare to Dream’: Jerry O’Connell visualized a ‘Secret’ role, and landed it

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Actor Jerry O’Connell was on a set of a TV show and frequently complaining about his life, when a coworker gave him a copy of the book “The Secret.” “I said, ‘Oh brother....

All He Could Say: Shannon Hoon film outlines his life through his eyes

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Before Blind Melon lead singer Shannon Hoon died, he traveled with a video camera. Everywhere he went, he documented his life, almost like a video diary. Director Danny Clinch was given the tapes...

Triple Threat: Kelvin Harrison Jr. is hitting the ‘high note’ of his career

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski When Kelvin Harrison Jr. was growing up in New Orleans, he dreamed of starring on a Disney TV show. That way, he could blend his talents of acting and singing. “I always thought...

‘Teenage Badass’: New film tells bands to ‘get it all in writing’

By Melissa Robbins The hazy, bright chaos of Phoenix music culture has crashed its way on screen. “Teenage Badass,” originally set to premier at South by Southwest, spins a warning fable of how blindingly enticing...

‘Fantasy Island’: Blumhouse reimagines TV series for a new generation

By Annika Tomlin Any fantasy could come true. But fantasies come with a price. Blumhouse Productions’ “Fantasy Island,” based on the 1970s and ’80s ABC television series of the same name, tackles four different fantasies by...

‘Murderous Trance:’ Josh Lucas explores hypnosis in new film

“Ford vs. Ferrari” actor Josh Lucas is used to playing sweet characters like Jake Perry in “Sweet Home Alabama.” In “Murderous Trance”—which opens Friday, December 6, at the Arrowhead 18 in Peoria, the Shea 14...

Cold as Ice: Disney animators rise to the challenge on ‘Frozen II’

By Connor Dziawura Looking back, Disney supervising animator Justin Sklar says his team would not have been able pull off its work on “Frozen II” when the first film was released six years ago. From improved...

The ‘Harrowing’ Truth: ‘The Report’ breaks down Senate investigation into CIA interrogation

By Connor Dziawura There’s no “Hollywood-ization” in Vice Studios’ upcoming film “The Report,” which is set to receive a limited theatrical release and hit Amazon Prime Video later this month. At least that’s what Daniel J....

An Important Reminder: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ puts modern twist on WWII satire

By Annika Tomlin New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, who portrays Jewish girl Elsa Korr in Taika Waititi’s satirical black comedy “Jojo Rabbit,” took her role seriously. Before filming in Prague, McKenzie says she read Anne Frank’s...

More Than a Game: Basketball film ‘Game Day’ speaks to its actors

By Connor Dziawura Romeo Miller loves basketball. The entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who also played basketball for the University of South California in the late 2000s, will be the first to tell you the sport...

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