Director Chris Miller has been a story artist and dialogue writer for DreamWorks Animation since the studio’s debut feature Antz in 1998. Since then he has provided the voice for various characters in the Shrek series and other DreamWorks films. With Puss in Boots, Chris has also taken on the role of director, revealing the background story of a character that has emerged from the Shrek family to become a [...]
We caught up with Frank Lotito and George Kapiniaris, the stars of the Australian comedy Big Mamma’s Boy, which opens nationally today, July 28. With no-one’s mother in sight, the boys were free to speak their mind.
Cut Print Review: I have to start by asking: are you guys both mamma’s boys yourselves?
George Kapiniaris: I guess I was a mamma’s boy until about 26. I just [...]
Big Mamma’s Boy is the story of an attractive young man desperately trying to divide his time fairly between two women, and failing miserably. Familiar turf for a romantic comedy. Except in this case, one of those women is a gorgeous, successful blonde exuding intelligence and charm, while the other, armed with a fierce array of kitchen utensils, is his mother.
Not to be confused with the American Mama’s Boy or [...]
It’s funny how the decision to get married can send shockwaves through your family and circle of friends, prompting major lifestyle changes and contradicting firm beliefs. It’s almost like popping the question puts you on the same level as a terrorist setting off a bomb. Once the decision is made, you better be ready for what comes next – there will be casualties, the repercussions will be traumatic, and you [...]
Like Gran Torino or About Schmidt, Get Low offers its elderly star a role to immerse himself in that not only acknowledges his advanced age, but makes it an essential element of his character. Robert Duvall, now 80 years old, plays Felix Bush, a gruff old hermit living in the backwoods of 1930s Tennessee. He keeps to himself and is content to have no friends, although [...]
In one of those rare success stories that sounds like something out of a movie itself, eighteen-year-old South Australian Lucas Pittaway was approached in public and asked to audition for a role in an upcoming film. Without any acting experience or even aspirations toward a career in performing arts, Pittaway not only landed the role, but has since received a lot of attention and acclaim for his performance – [...]
Daniel Henshall has been performing in theatre and television steadily since graduating from Actors Centre Australia in 2006, appearing in series like “Rescue Special Ops” and “Out of the Blue”. For his big-screen debut, he chose a career-making role in a controversial film whose title alone will make Australian audiences nervous. Henshall plays South Australia’s notorious serial killer John Bunting in Snowtown, a dramatisation of events [...]
Love it or hate it, the Twilight series has been a massive success that turned its handsome star, Robert Pattinson, into an international pin-up idol overnight. Between instalments and capitalizing on the fever generated by the fanged franchise, here is his latest showcase: Water for Elephants, another tale of doomed love in a setting full of mythical creatures – this time the awe-inspiring beasts of a travelling carnival.