Q&A with Kal Penn

Penn talks about his latest film National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj as well as his past work and how he became an actor.

Q&A with Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox in 'We Are Marshall'
Matthew Fox in ‘We Are Marshall’

I was recently given the opportunity to participate in a conference call interview with one of the main stars of the ABC series, Lost, Matthew Fox. He is co-starring in the upcoming true-life drama, We Are Marshall, from Warner Bros. And I’ll be honest, something came up and I wasn’t able to ask any questions.

Yeah, it sucks. And to make matters worse, my wife was pretty disappointed. She’s got a long-time crush on Fox, and wanted me to pass that along to him. Oh well.

But our friends over at Warner Bros. were kind enough to provide us with the interview and we’re happy to share it with all of you. Fox discusses his work on We Are Marshall, as well as Lost (sorry, no secrets here) and another film he will be co-starring in, Vantage Point.

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‘Shottas’ doesn’t give you much to care about

Ky-Mani Marley (left) and Spragga Benz star in 'Shottas'
Ky-Mani Marley (left) and Spragga Benz star in ‘Shottas’

To be quite honest, I don’t get gangster or mob flicks. I don’t really have much interest in celebrating criminals, and most of these films are populated with characters I couldn’t care less about. They are bad guys doing bad things, and often deserve the bad things that happen to them.

That’s exactly what’s wrong with Shottas, about a pair of Jamaican kids who grow up to be killers and thieves. There is nothing redeemable about either of them. In fact, there isn’t one redeemable character in this entire film. As a result, I’m left asking the question: Why should I care what happens to any of them? And if I don’t care, why am I going to watch it?

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