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Interview: Poltergeist Director Gil Kenan

The Monster House and The City Of Ember director Gil Kenan talks to us about remaking horror classic Poltergeist. Gil Kenan has now returned to the haunted house genre, after his debut feature Monster House, and the world of working with young actors once more, after his follow-up, The City Of Ember. The result is a new remake of Poltergeist, and we spoke about the film at length this week - touching on what was shorn away in the edit, how the 3D gets really sexy, and the influence ........

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CINDERELLA Interview: Kenneth Branagh

He’s tackled Shakespeare numerous times and even ventured into the world of Thor, but director Kenneth Branagh had never thought about tackling a classic fairy tale until the script for Cinderella came his way. With it, he tells the story of the beautiful Ella (Lily James), a young woman who, through it all, believes that kindness and courage will help her overcome anything.At the film’s press day, director Kenneth Branagh spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how tricky it ........

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Interviews with directors Simon J. Smith and Eric Darnell

Q: Congratulations on such a fun and clever film! How did you originally become involved with the “Madagascar” films and now, the “Penguins of Madagascar”? Eric: Well, gosh it’s been like over 10 years now that these Madagascar films have been around.  So I was involved in the beginning, and then as we were making “Madagascar 3″ DreamWorks just realized that these penguins deserved their own film.  So Simon got involved in that, and sort of took that from the starting line a ........

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‘Maze Runner’ Interview: Will Poulter & Kaya Scodelario on Life in the Glade

There are quite a few monsters in the maze. Where they created using practical effects or CGI?Kaya Scodelario: It was CGI. We had a guy in a blue lycra suit on set with a stick and that’s all we had.Did he wave the stick at you threateningly?KS: He did, it was good. He went for it.Was it the same with the set? Was it mainly green screen?Will Poulter: What’s so awesome about Wes [Ball] was as much as his background is kind of based in visual effects and as much as that is a focus for him, I t ........

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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Director Matt Reeves

It’s not that he’s been lying dormant before now, though. After working in television, from directing an episode of Homicide: Life on the Street to executive-producing the hit The WB drama series Felicity, Reeves shifted his interests to film exclusively in 2008. First, he linked up with super-producer and childhood friend J.J. Abrams to direct the secretive monster movie Cloverfield, staging some truly tense and tightly choreographed urban destruction while ushering in genre cinema’s curr ........

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