Todd Gilchrist

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REVIEW: Ambitious "Transcendence" Doesn’t Rise Above Ordinary

Fri, April 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Johnny Depp stars in Wally Pfister’s directorial debut, an A.I. thriller that lacks the necessary spark of humanity.

Christopher Meloni is "Small Time" on the Big Screen

Thu, April 17th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Small Time" star Christopher Meloni discusses his on screen chemistry with co-star Dean Norris, and learning the tricks of the used car salesman trade.

"Paranormal Activity's" Oren Peli Reflects on "The Marked Ones," Franchise's Success

Wed, April 16th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For the home-video release of "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones," the franchise's creator spoke with SPINOFF ONLINE about its past and future.

Ivan Reitman on "Draft Day," Costner & How Comedy Has Changed

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

The director of "Stripes" and "Ghostbusters" explains to SPINOFF what drew him to his latest project, and how current comedies stand up to those from his heyday.

"Under the Skin's" Glazer on Genre, Influence & Scarlett Johansson

Mon, April 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Jonathan Glazer spoke with SPINOFF about the aesthetics of the alien-invasion film, and convincing star Scarlett Johansson to shed her clothes on camera.

"Da Vinci's Demons" Star Laura Haddock on the Depth of Lucrezia

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Da Vinci's Demons" star Laura Haddock discusses the challenge and depth of playing Lucrezia Donati, lover of both Leonardo Da Vinci & Lorenzo Di Medici.

Wells, Goldstein & Root Bring on the Bad Guys for "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II"

Fri, April 11th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Donald Goldstein, Tom Root & Zeb Wells discuss finding the funny side of evil in "Robot Chicken DC Comics Special II: Villains In Paradise."

Green, Senreich & Geoff Johns Talk "Robot Chicken's" "DC Comics Special II"

Thu, April 10th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Robot Chicken" creators Seth Green & Matthew Senreich joined DC CCO Geoff Johns to discuss the satirical show's latest DC Comics send-up.

"Da Vinci's Demons" Star Laura Haddock on Lucrezia's Complexity, What's Ahead

Fri, April 4th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Laura Haddock talks with SPINOFF about how she got a better understanding of her characters, and what viewers can expect as Season 2 unfolds.

Ivan Reitman Reveals What His "Ghostbusters 3" Would've Been, Why He's Not Doing It

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Ivan Reitman explains to SPINOFF what his take was on the long-planned "Ghostbusters 3," and elaborates on his reasons for dropping out of the film.

"Raid 2" Star Iko Uwais Talks Acting, Fight Choreography & That Riot Scene

Tue, April 1st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Iko Uwais spoke with SPINOFF about the challenges of orchestrating the muddy riot scene, and the importance of knowing how to fall.

Director Gareth Evans Feeds the Action Machine in "The Raid 2"

Sun, March 30th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Director Garth Evans speaks with SPINOFF ONLINE about, his action philosophy, his cinematic influences and building better set pieces.

REVIEW: Lumbering "Sabotage" is an Assault on Common Sense

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, director David Ayer's incompetent thriller suffers from poor writing and a lack of momentum.

REVIEW: Brutal and Beautiful, "The Raid 2" is an Action Masterpiece

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With his sequel to "The Raid: Redemption," director Gareth Evans crafts an film that's bound to change the conventions of the genre.

REVIEW: Darren Aronofsky’s "Noah" is Ambitious But Anchorless

Fri, March 28th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Starring Russell Crowe, director Darren Aronofksy's visually compelling take on the Biblical story of Noah drifts frequently into silliness.

REVIEW: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is "Not Just Right - It's Great"

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," Marvel Studios has released a sequel that's "not just right, it's great." (Mild spoilers in review.)

Director Neil Burger Finds Connection, Success With "Divergent"

Wed, March 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Neil Burger talks with SPINOFF about bringing Veronica Roth's "Divergent" to the screen, and drawing lessons from other young-adult adaptations.

"Da Vinci's Demons" Star Tom Riley Talks Mystery, History & Leonardo’s Sexuality

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With Starz's historical fantasy back for a second season, star Tom Riley speaks with SPINOFF about reinventing history and paying a visit to the Incan Empire.

"Muppets Most Wanted's" Bret McKenzie Talks Songwriting, Sequel Pressures

Mon, March 24th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Oscar winner Bret McKenzie chats with SPINOFF about the challenge of writing a "bad" musical number and finding his voice amid different musical styles.

"Da Vinci's Demons" Creator David Goyer Discusses Plotting His Hero's Journey

Fri, March 21st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

"Da Vinci's Demons" creator David S. Goyer talks with SPINOFF about what viewers have to look forward to in Season 2 and beyond.

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