From the GATW Archives: Comic-Con Video Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (ZOMBIELAND)

I must say Jesse Eisenberg is a sweetheart. He’s also a very shy guy, which is very easy to maneuver around with the many gentlemanly traits that he carries. You tell the guy he looks nice, and he’ll reply sincerely with something polite like “thank you, that’s very nice of you to say.” If I ever met his parents, I would let them know they did a fine job raising him.

Now on to the goods. I caught up with Jesse here at Comic-Con to chat about his upcoming uber-cool zombie flick, ZOMBIELAND. They just premiered the new trailer for the film here and it is, without a doubt, going to be one of the best zombie flicks ever made. You miss this film this year and you’ll probably lose a lot of friends. And family.

Check out the interview as we briefly talk about the perfect zombie kill and the weirdest profession to have as a zombie. And please let us know what you think!

From the GATW Archives: A Whale of a Time: Saying goodbye to

I remember first seeing Jamie Kennedy in SCREAM and thinking he was the coolest dude on the planet. Every line he had in the film I had burned into my brain, and I would reenact his scenes in front of friends over, and over, and over, and over. Never in my life did I think I would be sitting in front of him 13 years later discussing film and things like that.

This weekend at Comic-Con I caught up with Jamie - we talked about his documentary HECKLER (which has challenged my thinking when reviewing films), his new Nickelodeon show FANBOY AND CHUM CHUM, the weirdest thing he’s signed at Comic-Con, and his stint on GHOST WHISPERER.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

From the GATW Archives: Comic-Con Red Carpet: DISTRICT-9 (with Neill Blomkamp, Sharlto Copley, and PETER JACKSON)

This past weekend at Comic-Con, I spoke with the three faces of DISTRICT 9 (which received a standing ovation after the screening): Neill Blomkamp (co-writer/director), Sharlto Copley (the star of the film who loved the way I shot the interview!), and Peter Jackson (producer/extreme badass who also was taken aback on how I shot the red carpet). For the first two fine gents, I stuck to questions about DISTRICT 9, but when it came time to speak with Jackson, I stayed away from D9 stuff (I’m confident he jumped on as a producer because the script’s incredible and Neill has a brilliant vision. Plus, Peter has a great eye for new talent) and asked the two questions I thought a lot of people would want to know.

After interviewing Peter Jackson, even for less than two minutes, I can honestly say that the anxiety in my body that I feel moments before speaking to someone famous has now dwindled into a rose that hasn’t been watered in over two weeks. Please enjoy these three interviews!

From the GATW Archives: Comic-Con Video Interview: Chan-wook Park (co-writer/director, THIRST)

From what I understand, this year’s Comic-Con was Chan-wook Park’s first stop to the states. If that’s true, he sure came to visit at the most interesting time and to the most interesting event. With him, he brought a translator, a pen, and a pad.

I sat with the two during the festival to talk about the people attending Comic-Con and his new film, THIRST. I really wanted to ask him his thoughts on the Hollywood remake of his masterpiece mind-fuck OLDBOY, but I’m sure his thoughts on it are the same yours and mine, so I didn’t. Please watch, as he has a very, very interesting and humorous answer on how the idea of THIRST was born.