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Blake Neely Takes Us Inside Composing For 'Arrow' And 'The Flash'

August 7th, 2014 2:04pm EDT
Blake Neely Takes Us Inside Composing For 'Arrow' And 'The Flash
If you love Arrow or you're getting excited for The Flash, you've got one person to thank for the awesome music: composer Blake Neely. Blake sat down with us for San Diego Comic-Con to talk about scoring superheroes for The CW and his long working relationship with executive producer Greg Berlanti.

"We've been at it for twelve years now. This is a really, really long time," Blake said of his collaboration with Berlanti. "I met him in 2002. He was looking for someone to score his first show, Everwood. We met and I sent him a demo and he hired me. We have such a shorthand and such a trust. W...
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Meet Legendary 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Composer John Ottman

August 5th, 2014 2:07pm EDT
Meet Legendary 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Composer John Ottman
John Ottman is one of the biggest composers in the film business. Coming off his work on the smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, John sat down with us for San Diego Comic-Con to discuss his work on a myriad of superhero films, his frequent collaborations with Bryan Singer, and how he's thrived for more than twenty years not only as a composer, but also as an equally talented film editor.

How would he say things are different now compared to when he began his career in 1993? "In some ways, nothing's changed at all, save for the fact I need more sleep as I get older," he laughed. "But the ...
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RJ Mitte: After 'Breaking Bad,' A Great Example In Hollywood

August 5th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
RJ Mitte: After 'Breaking Bad,' A Great Example In Hollywood
We know and love RJ Mitte from his role as Walter White, Jr. on Breaking Bad. What you might not know is how remarkable of a person he is, both as an actor and as a representative of the disabled community in Hollywood. We had the pleasure of speaking to RJ last week to discuss building his career after Breaking Bad and how he's doing his part off-screen to make the world a better place.

How do you follow up starring in what's widely considered to be one of the best TV series of all time? "The biggest thing is to keep working. Work will beget more work," he told us. "What's lucky is Breaki...
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'Need For Speed' Day Pt. 2 – Director Scott Waugh Interview

August 5th, 2014 11:20am EDT
'Need For Speed' Day Pt. 2 – Director Scott Waugh Interview
So after all the fun festivities (check out Part One from the Petersen Automotive Museum!) celebrating the release of the cool car flick "Need For Speed" (out on Blu-ray and DVD August 5 from Buena Vista Home Entertainment) what could possibly still have our engines still running hot? How about a little one-on-one interview time with Director Scott Waugh? That’s right fans, Starpulse got a chance to chat personally with Waugh all about making "Need For Speed" – from the bold decision to use practical cars effects to the inspirations behind the video game turned flick. So get your engines...
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'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Meet Screenwriter Nicole Perlman

August 1st, 2014 2:08pm EDT
'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Meet Screenwriter Nicole Perlman
Everyone's talking about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, but do you know who wrote it? That'd be two people: director James Gunn and the woman it all began with, Nicole Perlman, who joined us during last week's San Diego Comic-Con to discuss exactly how one puts together a Marvel blockbuster and what it's been like for her to have her name associated with a truly major motion picture.

"I don't think when I first started that I had any idea that the project was actually going to get made," she told us. "I think it was very much a long shot. I was in the Marvel writing program, and they ga...
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Michael Grandinetti: Meet One Of The CW's 'Masters Of Illusion'

August 1st, 2014 12:07pm EDT
Michael Grandinetti: Meet One Of The CW's 'Masters Of Illusion'
Magic fans have something to be excited over again: The CW is making its attempt at bringing the art form back to primetime, with a new edition of the variety series Masters of Illusion. The fresh lineup includes the top comedy magician in the business, Nathan Burton, and a remarkable illusionist you won't want to miss - Michael Grandinetti. Michael took a break from co-headlining the "Masters of Magic" live show in Reno to chat with us about helping launch this new iteration of magic on the small screen.

"It's a thirteen-week series; we taped six episodes, so we'll be appearing in six epi...
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Elijah Wood Says Goodbye To 'Wilfred' - Saves Bear And Gatorade Bong

July 30th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
Elijah Wood Says Goodbye To 'Wilfred' - Saves Bear And Gatorade
At four seasons strong, "Wilfred" has had quite a successful run. Elijah Wood has been playing Ryan, a guy who visions a dog as a man. How is that even possible? Who really knows. Given an answer to this bizarre behavior or not, the part psychological and part comedic appeal is what has drawn a unique audience to tune in since its premiere. But, there is an end to most every show and "Wilfred" is at its doom.

Elijah Wood recently took some time out of his busy schedule to chat all things "Wilfred" and Ryan. "Wilfred" is currently airing Wednesdays on FXX at 10 P.M., and the series finale i...
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'Graceland's' Jamie Gray Hyder: Rest Of Season 2 Is 'A Whirlwind'

July 23rd, 2014 2:01pm EDT
'Graceland's' Jamie Gray Hyder: Rest Of Season 2 Is 'A Whirlwind
Jamie Gray Hyder is keeping things interesting on Graceland. The True Blood actress plays Lucia Solano, the sister of Carlito Solano (Erik Valdez) and daughter of the head of the Solano drug cartel, who doesn't know that Johnny (Manny Montana) is actually an undercover agent. We caught up with Jamie last Wednesday to talk about her Graceland experience and how it stacks up against playing a werewolf.

"What I love about this part - and something that's super important to me - is to make her a real person and not a caricature of herself," she told us. "[Lucia]'s got such a cool, complicated ...
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Marin Ireland: Meet 'The Divide's' Dynamic Leading Lady

July 23rd, 2014 12:05pm EDT
Marin Ireland: Meet 'The Divide's' Dynamic Leading Lady
Last week, The Divide arrived on our screens with a thought-provoking. emotionally wrenching story that all started with Christine Rosa. To get further into the story, we sat down with the woman who brings Christine so beautifully to life: Marin Ireland. Here's what the Tony Award-nominated actress had to say about co-leading this complex and challenging series.

Even though she's one of the show's two main protagonists, Christine is far from likeable; in fact, on multiple occasions, she's been downright infuriating. Was her character's thorniness ever a concern for Marin? "It never is," sh...
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Laurie Fortier On Season 2 Of Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove': 'Expect The Unexpected'

July 17th, 2014 12:11pm EDT
Laurie Fortier On Season 2 Of Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove': 'Expect
Netflix audiences are now sinking their teeth into season two of Eli Roth's supernatural series Hemlock Grove, but is it as crazy as the first? To get the lowdown on the sophomore cycle, we checked back in with actress Laurie Fortier, who stars as Marie Godfrey. Here's what she had to say about where we find her character, and what it's like for her to be back in the acting game.

SPOILER ALERT - If you haven't seen season one of Hemlock Grove, this interview reveals a major spoiler as to what happens by the end of season one.

The fictional town of Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania was never a n...
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