Friday, May 1, 2015

An Interview with Liz McGeever

An amazingly down to earth, positive and impressive personality, Liz McGeever was an absolute sweetheart and the fact that she was so thankful and appreciative of this interview shows how humble and kindhearted she is. Her answers are very intelligent and the pictures prove that she is beauty and brains combined. Enjoy!



1. Hello, you were outstanding in the slasher/comedy “Crazy Bitches”, can you guide us through your early life and eventual breakthrough in Hollywood.

Thank you! Initially, I discovered acting through theater -- my first lead role was Sandy in the musical “Grease” in high school. In an intro cinema class in college, I was awestruck by the film “Red” by Kieślowski.

Immediately I changed my major to Drama and French. Afterwards, I spent a year in Paris, then on to Atlanta where I started working in theater, commercials, television, and independent films. That’s when I decided to make the move to Los Angeles.


2. In your journey so far what has been the most difficult time for you regarding your career in Hollywood? What, in your opinion, is/will be your biggest break in Hollywood?

There can be an ebb and flow of work as an actor, and I've found it’s best to constantly make work for myself in order to stay active creatively, which in the end makes me feel good. I've started writing and have found that very satisfying. I am now in post-production on my first short that I wrote, co-produced and starred in. It’s called “Lemon Tree,” directed and co-produced by my friend Katey Wheelhouse. It was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life seeing it go from being on paper, to being brought to life on set with an actual crew. In a way I feel like making my own features will be my biggest break, because the process will allow me to push myself constantly in new and challenging directions.





3. Does a casting couch exist in Hollywood?

Yea, I think it probably does, but I have not come across it.


4. Which up coming projects excite you, please give us an elaborate detail of each one you want to discuss?


Director Jane Clark of “Crazy Bitches” is actually in pre-production on “Crazier Bitches.” I look forward to seeing how my character develops and changes in the sequel.



5. On what do you spend the most: clothes, accessories, perfumes, underwear or anything else?

Lately, I've been addicted to planting & gardening! A lot of my spare change goes to buying the plants, pottery, soil, and shovels, etc. Succulents have been my plant of choice, since they really thrive in the Los Angeles climate making them easy to keep alive. They’re not something I grew up seeing around, so they seem so magical. Also, gardening is pretty meditative, and it’s fun to literally play in the dirt.

6. Where do you think you will be after 25 years?

Ideally, I’d be still working as an actor, making my own movies, and spending time and traveling with my loved ones.

7. Describe yourself in three words?

Optimistic. Adventurous. Kind.



8. Who, in your opinion, are the most overrated actor and actress in the industry?

Hmmm, not sure…

9. What is your dream role/project?

To be in a modern day Annie Hall, or to film something in France!

10. What do you enjoy more, film or television?

I enjoy both - in my experience TV tends to move at a quicker pace, which can be challenging but rewarding, and film you have a little more time to play, which is nice.

11. Do you see yourself as more of a hot body or is there a serious actor hidden somewhere?

Ha! The creative part has always been the draw for me: learning about different sides of myself that help me connect to a character, playing off other actors, going to new places emotionally, expanding and always learning.

12. Do you believe in flaunting it if you have it?

You may as well highlight your good qualities instead of covering them up, sure!

13. What are your views about sex in cinema, how far would you go to make a role convincing in this regard? Is there a line that you wouldn't cross or would you be willing to give the audience the real feel?

In my experience—just one make-out scene—the director and the other actor were extremely professional and careful to discuss boundaries and make sure everyone felt comfortable. After that, you just try to be present in the moment. Scenes like that are always going to be a bit awkward no matter how you prepare.

14. What's the best compliment you have ever received?

That I let myself be surprised while in a scene.

15. What's the meanest thing or harshest criticism you have ever heard about yourself?

I've probably blocked it out.


17. Your message to the world and your fans?

Thanks for your support and love!



18. A few words about thefilmguide.net

Thank you so much for asking me to be a part of this, and thanks for supporting independent film.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Infernal (2015) Horror Movie Review

Infernal Horror Movie

A happy young couple welcomes their first child shortly after getting married. Their joy quickly turns to fear when the girl starts acting strangely and unexplained phenomena start happening around the house.

Director: Bryan Coyne
Writer: Bryan Coyne
Stars: Andy Ostroff, Heather Adair, Alyssa Koerner


Infernal by Bryan Coyne is another one in the long and not so perfect line of found footage movies. Where the post paranormal activity era has seen a horde of hand-held-camera-shot, low-budget and more tragically poorly scripted and acted movies, Infernal is nothing of the sort. Infernal is an intelligent, witty, technically sound, well-written and expertly acted horror film that brings forward a movie experience worth your time.



Infernal tells the story of a couple Sophia and Nathan who are driven into marriage due to an unplanned pregnancy. The movie makes it evident in the beginning that there is something wrong with the birth of this child and there are signs even during the pregnancy period to indicate that the child is not what she seems. As the movie skips a few years and Imogene, the child grows into an 8 year old girl, we discover that she is autistic and that her parents have a hard time coping with her illness.

When Sophia and Nathan decide to film imogene's every move after a sleepwalking incident we are given the first true picture of the evil that lurks around imogene. The tension in the film is brought by the parents' decision of not to review the tapes, which perhaps, is the only confusing part of the plot. What follows is a very eerie, disturbing and horrific tale that deserves a watch. 

Heather Adair and Andy Ostroff have both acted brilliantly and the movie gives a realistic feel through out. They both have great delivery and expression and that gives Infernal an edge over your average found footage project.

For me the comic element of Infernal is the most refreshing part. The movie is exceptionally well-written and the comic lines and very witty and humorous. The comic timing of Heather Adair is a treat to watch.

I believe that Infernal has the potential of growing into a horror series with Imogene potentially being the next big horror villain. In times where the genre has lacked a true dark representative Imogene could be turned into a young, sexy, powerful horror figure that can make us gasp and drool at the same time.

Great project and a recommendation for all the fans of true horror. 


Rating: 8/10

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Sara Castro - An interview with the star from The Shift

Sara Castro heels


Real Name: Sara Castro

Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Date of Birth: March 19th
Vital Stats:  36/25/26
Height:5'4
Weight:108
Relationship Status: Single
Hair Color: Brown
Religion: Spiritual



1. Hello, you were outstanding in The Shift starring Danny Glover, can you guide us through your early life and eventual breakthrough in Hollywood? 

Thank you!! I hold The Shift very close to my heart first and foremost for the wonderful experience I had while shooting with the cast and crew. Secondly, because it touches a very delicate issue in the world today which concerns death with dignity and patients right. l play the role of Carmen, a young mother whose distraught over her little girl dying of cancer. It's heart wrenching.
I've been involved in the arts since the tender age of 5 at some capacity. Singing, dancing and acting. My two older brothers couldn't shut me up,hahahaha! That little girl still lives in me today and I love it!
Sara Castro Wild


When my mother was younger, in her native Colombia, she was heavily involved in theatre. My father (Also Colombian) played several musical instruments and was in a salsa band. 

I have an uncle who is a comedian and most of my uncles and aunts sing beautifully. So lets say I was destined to be in the entertainment business somehow, ha ha

Growing up,I would go to the movies often and would just sit there and watch people's reactions while watching a film, which led me to say "Wow,I wanna move people like that one day."

2. In your journey so far what has been the most difficult time for you regarding your career in Hollywood? What, in your opinion, is/will be your biggest break in Hollywood?
Sara Castro The Film Guide

I think it would have to be the inconsistent work. I remember once I was working on a film, it was the last day and I was on set 16 hours. When I got home I had such an adrenaline rush I couldn't go to bed, hahaha!!

Which leads to what will be my biggest break I guess, not having to wonder anymore when my next job will come.
Adnan: That day will come pretty soon considering the fact that the camera absolutely adores you.


3. Does a casting couch exist in Hollywood?
I believe it does, however I personally, have not encountered it, which makes me proud to be the Latina Actress that I am. I think its important to be a role model to women of all ethnicities who have the same dream. I think its important to convey the message to the world  that your dreams CAN be achieved with hard work, persistence and passion.It may take you a little longer, but it will be done through true merit.

4. Which up coming projects excite you, please give us an elaborate detail of each one you want to discuss? 

Sara Castro Short SkirtOutcall  is a project I'm so excited to work on. I play a very challenging role and those are exactly the roles I like to take on. I love to grow in my craft with each project I'm a part of.  Besides that,I get to work with veteran T.V and film director Richard Friedman for a second time. I worked with him in Halfway to Hell ,an award winning film I am so proud to be a part of.

Then also shooting before the end of the year is The Long way feature film. A comedy where I play the role of Angie, a sexy wild child who runs into a guy right out of college taking a road trip to L.A from Oregon in pursuit of his dream to become a writer. My character Angie, makes it her pet project to teach him one or two things about life.

Sara Castro Ass

5. On what do you spend the most: clothes, accessories, perfumes, underwear or anything else?

I can't lie, I love shoes!! haha. however, I'm a big time foodie! I love savoring different cuisines and discovering new restaurants around town. I love to travel and learn about different cultures. 

What I'm most excited about in a near future is becoming a big philanthropist and giving to the less fortunate. I'm a big believer in paying it forward.




6. Where do you think you will be after 25 years?

I see myself doing the same thing, Acting, continuing to make a difference with my colorful roles and my philanthropy work.

7.Describe yourself in three words?

Driven, Strong, Compassionate.

Sara Castro Backless

8. Who, in your opinion, are the most overrated actor and actress in the industry?

If they are overrated, then that means they're publicist must be doing a great job, haha. To each their own.

9. What is your dream role/project?

A role in a very credible film which will earn me an Oscar or Golden Globe award. I would also love a role like Claire Danes in Homeland. I'm a sucker for those kind of complex characters.

Sara Castro LegsSara Castro The Film guide




10. What do you enjoy more, film or television?

I enjoy both which would make it hard to say. However, in film you have more of an opportunity to be free and colorful with your character.

11. Do you see yourself as more of a hot body or is there a serious actor hidden somewhere?

There is definitely a serious actor in this body. I always want to be recognized for my craft and not just for my looks but I guess they both go hand in hand in this business.


Sara Castro Cleavage


I rather hear someone say  "Sara is such an amazing actress, she moved me" rather than "She's hot."

12. Do you believe in flaunting it if you have it?

Yes, to some capacity. However, I'm a big believer that confidence is the sexiest and hottest attribute you can have going for yourself.

Sara Castro faceSara Castro smile


13. What are your views about sex in cinema, how far would you go to make a role convincing in this regard? Is there a line that you wouldn't cross or would you be willing to give the audience the real feel?

Well now a days, scenes can be shot in certain angles to give it a certain illusion per say. I think if you are a skilled actor you can convince the audience without having to go too far.


Sara Castro sexy14. What's the best compliment you have ever received?

I was at a screening of one of my films and a lady came up to me and thanked me for delivering a honest and moving performance. Hearing that was priceless to me. That is why I'm in the game.

15. What's the meanest thing or harshest criticism you have ever heard about yourself?

I was bullied a lot in grade school and sometimes in High School, but that only made me stronger and braver. I owe it to those kids in some extent for making me the strong woman I am today. One thing I LOVE doing is proving people wrong, it fuels my fire more.





16. Who would you want to kiss on screen if you could choose anyone? 

Sara Castro sexyVincent Piazza from Boardwalk Empire.



17. Your message to the world and your fans?

Thank you for the support and love!!!  Believe in yourself, you can do whatever you put your mind to do. Remember to always come from a place of gratitude.

18. A few words about thefilmguide.net

I am very  grateful for this opportunity, thank you for allowing me to share some of me with your readers. thefilmguide.net Rocks!!!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

David Banks - "An amazing actor and an even better human being" - An Interview with Adnan Khalid

I have yet to see another film actor with such respect and regard for fans and critics. David Banks won me over with his acting in CUT! and made me an ardent admirer during his correspondence with me. He reinstated my belief in my work as a film reviewer and interviewer. I have never had more fun working on an interview.


David Banks

1. Hello, you were outstanding in CUT, can you guide us through your early life and eventual breakthrough in Hollywood.

Thanks so much for the kind words. I have always had a certain fascination with the business and everything around it. I grew up living in a house surrounded with right brainers ha ha.



My parents were both heavily involved with music and entertainment. As a young child I can remember my mom bouncing me on her knee to Fleetwood Mac albums.

2. In your journey so far what has been the most difficult time for you regarding your career in Hollywood? What, in your opinion, is/will be your biggest break in Hollywood?
David Banks

I think the most difficult thing for any of us is the waiting game. Waiting for the next job, because the last one you shot didn't go as great as you thought, or your performance didn't  go exactly how you had hoped.

My biggest break will most likely be the day I no longer question my performance. Will that ever happen? I dont know (:

3. Does a casting couch exist in Hollywood?

Ahhhhh I have heard of such a thing. I think we should all be careful where we lay down and with whom. Whether its a casting couch or a even something that appears like a comfortable cozy couch from the outside.

4. Which up coming projects excite you, please give us an elaborate detail of each one you want to discuss?

The projects that excite me are the ones where I can really get out of my comfort zone, and challenge myself. CUT! was a big one for me and being able to walk that deep dark line was very rewarding in the end. 
In the future I would ultimately love to go even further and shake things up even more.


David Banks Cut


For me if anyone can watch what I have done and say "wow that guy must really have something wrong with him" I think I have done my job.

5. On what do you spend the most: clothes, accessories, perfumes, cars or anything else?

I would say I spend the most on Therapy! Asking the question......Did I make the right career choice??

I'm kidding. It would definitely be food. I am a food fanatic and love trying new restaurants.

6. Where do you think you will be after 25 years?

I will definitely be doing the same thing I am doing now. I don't have a back up plan and believe if you are truly passionate about what you do you shouldn't have one.

7. Describe yourself in three words?
Driven, Difficult, Obsessed....Can I have 4? Can I say DIFFICULT again??? (:

David Banks

8. Who, in your opinion, are the most overrated actor and actress in the industry?

Well if anyone is overrated I think they are doing something right. If we are hearing about them more than we would like they are doing exactly what they should be doing. I heard an amazing quote a while ago. the only bad press and exposure is an obituary.

9. What is your dream role/project?

To work side by side with Ray Liota - Maybe share a few tears and a beer.

10. What do you enjoy more, Stand up or acting?

I enjoy acting much more. Stand up is absolutely terrifying!

11. Do you believe in flaunting it if you have it?

I think we should do our best work and if its good enough other people will flaunt it for you.

13. What's the best compliment you have ever received?

Well I work and think a bit different than most people. So the best compliment I can hear is when someone tells me I should try something else career wise. I have always been the type of guy who works best when someone tells me I cant do something. I will spend my entire life trying to prove them wrong.


David Banks
14. What's the meanest thing or harshest criticism you have ever heard about yourself?

Well they say, if an actor ever wants to ruin his or her day Google yourself. There are some pretty harsh things to be said about anyone who has taken big chances with a character or role. You can never please everyone.

I will never forget doing one of my first commercials and I had to take a lollipop away from a baby who starts crying, and the day it aired there were dozens of angry moms posting comments about how cruel I was and how mean that was for the baby who will be effected by this for years to come. HA HA You never know what will be said.




15. Who would you want to kiss on screen if you could choose anyone?

Penelope Cruz - Because I'm sure if I did it wrong she would slap me with everything she had!

16. Your message to the world and your fans?

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE AND NEVER STOP! THANK GOD EACH AND EVERY DAY YOU ARE HERE TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE MOST!

17. A few words about thefilmguide.net

Allowing anyone in the business to share their experiences and perhaps touch someone anywhere in the world is an absolutely amazing thing. THE FILM GUIDE is an incredible platform for that!


David Banks


I just finished reading your interview with Natalie Burn and her talking about how to control the falls after the win was brilliant. There is so much content out there, but when you read something that touches you there is nothing better. Our moods can change as fast as the weather out here in California. Why not read something that will motivate you and uplift you?



Thanks so much for your time
David Banks



















David Banks

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jennifer Blanc Biehn Interview with Adnan Khalid for thefilmguide.net

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn has been a veteran actor, producer, director and writer. She has given a lot to the industry and along with her husband has been an icon in the indie cinema fraternity.



1. Hello Jennifer, your work in Everly is impressive to say the least, can you guide us through your early life and eventual breakthrough in Hollywood.

I started in theater in NYC. Thank you for the praise. I was in Brighten Beach Memoirs on Broadway as a Kid.  

2. What, in your opinion, is/will be your biggest break in Hollywood?


The victim


DARK ANGEL 


Party or five 


Friends til the end 




3. In your journey so far what has been the most difficult time for you regarding your career in Hollywood?

There is one set in particular. Also dealing with not paying attention to opinions.

4. Does a casting couch exist in Hollywood?

I believe so.


5. Which up coming projects excite you, please give us an elaborate detail of each one you want to discuss?

March 13, 2015: Los Angeles, CA – Blanc-Biehn Productionsand Lony Ruhman is proud to announce well-known genre actor and stunt-man Matt Lasky has joined the cast of its supernatural psychological thriller feature “Good Family Times.”

Synopsis: 

Meet Beatrice. She’s happily married, has a darling young son, and she’s a talented artist. Her home is a happy one. Beatrice dotes on her family, and they love her back. Too bad her husband and child are not exactly… alive. When Beatrice comes into some money, another family – one that’s not quite so happy – decides they’re more deserving of the dough and set out to rob her by breaking into her home under the cover of night. In the course of that one evil evening, both families soon learn the true meaning of ‘blood relations’. 

6. On what do you spend the most: clothes, accessories, perfumes, underwear, or anything else?

Clothes. Perfume. All 

























8. Describe yourself in three words?



Passionate 


Compassionate 


Impatient 



10. What is your dream role?

I'm ready to do another series.






11. How was the experience, working with Salma Hayek in Everly? What were you most impressed by?

She Is awesome her heart and truth in story and dedication amazing.


12. Do you see yourself as more of a hot body or is there a method to your acting?

Ha Ha Ha HA I am proud of my acting.

13. Do you believe in flaunting it if you have it?

Sure yup yes. 



14. What's the best compliment you have ever received?

Hard to say. The best. ? Compliments are wonderful ;) 

15. What's the meanest thing or harshest criticism you have ever heard about yourself?

Too many to repeat.  You can't pay attention to that internet stuff 




16. Who would you want to kiss on screen if you could choose anyone?

My hubby but I've done that . Then ...Taylor kitsch :D 



17. Your message to the world and your fans

Thank you for your support.  Kiss hug xoxoxoxo 

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Theory of Everything (2014) Movie Review

Stephen Hawking’s story of love and success.

The Theory of Everything (2014) on IMDb
Initial release: November 7, 2014
Director: James Marsh
Running time: 123 minutes
Initial DVD release: February 17, 2015

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox


Stephen Hawking is a physicist known for his work on the theory of time. The theory of everything features the life of Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde, and their journey together. The movie is based on a non-fiction book “Traveling to infinity: My life with Stephen”, authored by the real Jane Wilde. Stephen, played by Eddie Redmayne, is a student of physics at Cambridge University. He falls in love with a literature student Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.
At the age of 21, Stephen is diagnosed of motor neuron disease. The disease results in muscle dislocation and problems in leading a normal life. Although his brain is not to be affected by this disease. He is told that he has two years to live. Jane, despite knowing his physical situation, marries him. She takes care of him for all the years he survived. Stephen starts his study on the theory of time. Jane and Stephen have three kids together. Jane helps him in his study. She dedicates the golden period of her life in taking care of Stephen and their kids. 
The movie on the whole is a terrific representation of true love, commitment and dedication. Eddie Redmayne performed the physical transformation with excellence. Felicity Jones did an amazing job for Stephen’s wife. The way she takes charge of his life and makes him survive is one of the things that keeps you glued to the screen. Love, allegiance and success is defined as best as it could be. The theory of everything is a must watch if you are looking for some inspirational movie. 

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Julia (2014) Movie Review

Julia (2014) on IMDb

Julia’s journey of seeking revenge for her brutal rape.
Director: Matthew A. Brown
Running time: 95 minutes
Screenplay: Matthew A. Brown
Music composed by: Frank Hall
Cast: Ashley C. Williams, TahynaTozzi, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth


Julia revolves around a girl who is brutally raped and then seeks revenge by practicing an unacceptable form of therapy to restore herself. Ashley C. Williams plays Julia beautifully. She is a nurse. She is raped by her date and his friends after being drugged. Dumped somewhere by the water for the tides to take her, she still manages to get back to her home. The rape results in depression and drinking on a daily basis at a local bar. 

At the bar, Julia overhears a discussion about some new empowered therapy for rape victims. She then falls prey to this unacceptable therapy conducted by Dr. Sgundud, played by Jack Noseworthy. The therapy is based on some terms and conditions. One of the main terms that Dr, Sgundud put forth her is that she is not allowed to take revenge from the people who raped her. She seeks her revenge against men by acts of violence upon random victims.

Julia is a bold and powerful movie. Ashley C.William’s performance is the film’s strongest point. Phenomenal throughout the movie, Ashley did justice to her part. Overall the movie is powerful and raises questions about the rape culture. Julia is a very loud movie with very little dialogues. The movie is visually arresting, unique and worth a watch.

Rating: 6/10