MARTIN SANTANDER: ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S NEW ACTION STARS
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MARTIN SANTANDER: ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S NEW ACTION STARS

For some time now, filmmakers have been turning to U.K. and Australia to find the next big action star.  Many producers in Hollywood are wondering where have the manly movie stars gone? In the past, Hollywood’s male stars were men’s men. Think John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart and Steve McQueen. Same with NASA.  Astronauts were macho…

STEPHANIE GERARD: FROM THE WORLD STAGE TO HOLLYWOOD
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STEPHANIE GERARD: FROM THE WORLD STAGE TO HOLLYWOOD

Each year new and talented young actors and actresses rise to the top of the competitive world that is Hollywood.  Some of these new faces will land coveted roles, turn movies into box office hits and even go on to receive nominations for their work.  One of those new faces already with a studio film…

YENIFFER BEHRENS: HOW SUNDANCE INSPIRED HER TO CREATE TRUE FORM FILMS
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YENIFFER BEHRENS: HOW SUNDANCE INSPIRED HER TO CREATE TRUE FORM FILMS

A few years ago, Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles launched an initiative to foster gender parity for women behind the camera. Their first step was to understand the root cause behind the scarcity of American women filmmakers so they could design effective ways to improve on the status quo. When they analyzed…

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ACTOR & PRODUCER MAURICIO MENDOZA: HOLLYWOOD'S JACK OF ALL TRADES

We often ponder why aren’t more movies being made for Hispanic audiences? They make up 21% of U.S. moviegoers, compared to 14% for African Americans and Asians, and 56% of them go to movies six times a year or more per actual statistics.  Yet, according to USA TODAY,  there is no Latino who acts as a greenlight executive…

THE STARS OF "GET OUT" EXAMINE WHY RACE STILL MATTERS
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THE STARS OF "GET OUT" EXAMINE WHY RACE STILL MATTERS

What was it like shooting a racial satire in the Deep South? Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards finds out from the cast of “Get Out.” Allison Williams and Daniel Kaluuya explain what set life was like in Alabama, break down the genius of the film’s director and writer Jordan Peele and why race is still so…

PATRICK STEWART GETS ENERGIZED
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PATRICK STEWART GETS ENERGIZED

Sir Patrick Stewart is one of the greats. The actor perhaps best known for playing Professor X in the X-Men movies explains that “Logan” helped to re-energize him as an actor. Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards finds out how. Directed by James Mangold CAST: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant and…

WHY DID KEANU REEVES WANT MORE WICK?
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WHY DID KEANU REEVES WANT MORE WICK?

After returning to the criminal underworld to repay a debt, John Wick discovers that a large bounty has been put on his life in “John Wick 2.” Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards sat down with actor Keanu Reeves to find out why he wanted to continue telling the story of John Wick after the first film…

A VERY UNCOMMON PAIR
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A VERY UNCOMMON PAIR

Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards got a chance to sit down with two stars of the “John Wick: Chapter 2,” the sequel to the 2014 first John Wick film. Shawn spoke to rapper-turned-actor Common and Australian actress Ruby Rose. Directed by Chad Stahelski CAST: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, Lance Reddick, Bridget…

HAS JORDAN PEELE REALLY DIRECTED THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR?
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HAS JORDAN PEELE REALLY DIRECTED THE BEST MOVIE OF THE YEAR?

Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards sat down with writer and director Jordan Peele to discuss the genre smashing horror/thriller “Get Out” and how it’s the most original movie to come along in a long time. Directed Jordan Peele CAST: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener In…

THE CAST OF THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE GET REAL
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THE CAST OF THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE GET REAL

Cinema Buzz’s Shawn Edwards sat down with the cast of “The Lego Batman Movie.” No, not the actors who voiced the characters. But the animated characters from the movie. And things get really really real as they talk about on set egos, creative clashes and stunts gone wrong. Directed by Chris McKay CAST: Will Arnett,…