Happy Birthday to one of my fave directors – Peter Jackson!

I know today's Halloween but I really don't care for this pagan holiday and horror flicks aren't my forte, so I'd rather wish one of my fave directors, Peter Jackson, a happy 50th birthday instead. It's an interesting coincidence that the actress I featured yesterday made her debut in his film, Heavenly Creatures. I haven't …

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Chat-worthy Thespian: Kate Winslet & my top five roles she’s played

Welcome to another edition of Chat-worthy thespian! This is part of The LAMB's Acting School featuring the great Kate Winslet. Interestingly enough, the last actress I featured in this series was another great Cate with a 'C' that is Cate Blanchett. Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born the same year as yours truly, and just recently …

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A Birthday Tribute – 44 Reasons We Love Rufus Sewell

On Saturday, 10/29, one of my favorite actors Rufus Sewell is turning 44! So in honor of his b'day, my pal Becky (a.k.a. Prairiegirl, Roof's number 1 fan) and I thought it'd be fun to list 44 reasons why we love the guy, starting with Becky's list... Believe it ... he's just as hot as …

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Exclusive interview with Elise Plakke — director of ’14 Minutes’ Shorts

Hello everyone! As promised today we've got an exclusive post courtesy of Filmmaker Elise Plakke. Her short film won Best Short Film Award at Twin Cities Film Fest last September, and have won several other festival awards since. She even had her film screened at Cannes earlier this year! I met Elise at the Women …

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Musings on Short Films — What are some of your favorites?

Hello all, in light of an upcoming interview with a short film director I met at TCFF, I thought I'd switch the focus from feature films to short films today. Per Wikipedia, a short film is any film not long enough to be considered a feature film. No consensus exists as to where that boundary …

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Guest Post: Role Reversals – One Actor’s Misfortune is Another Actor’s Gain

Most of us know that actors turned down roles that would make the ones who accepted it become famous. There are many reasons why they didn't accept these now famous roles, the main reason is probably they the film wouldn't be a hit and probably their agents told them not to take it. Below are …

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700th Post! Thanks for all of your support!

Happy Monday, everyone!! I'm thrilled to tell you that you're reading FlixChatter's 700th post! I've always loved movies, but ever since I started this blog, I've grown to appreciate films even more and have learned so much from fellow cinephiles. Blogging has given me something to look forward to every day, which is such a …

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Houdini Magic Tickets Blog-a-thon – What I’d do if I had them

Thanks to my friend and loyal FC reader Dan Stephens from Top 10 Films for inviting me to join this fun blog-a-thon! Dan explained in this post that the idea for the blog-a-thon comes from the film Last Action Hero starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The basic idea is what if you had a magic ticket that …

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Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: The Flowers of War

Earlier today, the international trailer to Christian Bale's epic WWII drama was released. Set in both Mandarin and English dialog, this is China's most expensive film ever to produce. According to THR, China’s Film Bureau has submitted it to the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film category. Well, considering this comes from an acclaimed Chinese director …

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Happy Birthday Viggo Mortensen! You’ll always be Aragorn to me.

The über talented Viggo Mortensen turns 53 today. Wow, he certainly doesn't look like he's hit the big 5-0! The Danish-American actor had quite a worldly upbringing as his family traveled quite a bit and he spent several years living in Venezuela, Argentina and Denmark, hence his multilingual ability. According to his Wiki page, he …

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