Aaron Sorkin's new movie The Trial of the Chicago 7 premieres on Netflix on Friday, October 16th. Recently Aaron Sorkin spoke to members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association about the The Trial of the Chicago 7 and in that interview I had the chance to ask Aaron Sorkin about the challenges of casting the movie which is led by Sacha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin and Eddie Redmayne as Tom Hayden, left wing, ant-war activists, who were put on trial following the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention which went down in infamy as massive riots roiled the streets of Chicago before Hubert Humphrey was chosen as the next Democratic nominee for president to face off against Richard Nixon.
Former NFL Linebacker Sam Acho played for the Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his more than 8 seasons in the NFL. In his time in the NFL Sam struggled with his emotions and with trying to hide his insecurities and anxiety and it caused strife in the locker room and in his personal life. It wasn’t until a friend caused Sam to begin to open up and reveal himself that Sam’s life began to get better and his outlook on the world began to change in an incredibly positive way.
Under normal circumstances I try to avoid it when a filmmaker asks me to watch their movie. Generally speaking, this is a potential disaster. What if I hate the movie? What if the movie is complete garbage? How am I supposed to write an honest, objective, critical essay about something directly to someone? Now, I have written, and will again in the future, write negative reviews, it’s part of the job of a critic, sometimes a work isn’t any good and I am paid to express that to the world.
Catfish creator and host Nev Shulman has long harbored a secret desire to be on Dancing with the Stars. Shulman, in this very interview, talks about how the shooting schedule of Catfish was what kept him from being able to take on Dancing with the Stars in the past. Now that the pandemic has forced Nev to host Catfish from home and go on without its usual globetrotting travel schedule, suddenly, Nev found himself with the time and opportunity to be part of Dancing with the Stars and have the experience he secretly desired. I recently spoke with Nev Shulman and you can listen to this interview as a podcast linked here, or read along.
In my job as an entertainment writer and reporter, I get some really cool experiences and one of those cool experiences recently was getting to interview Alexa Nisenson from Fear The Walking Dead. If you’d like to listen to this interview as a podcast you can find it here .
Lex (Roberta Collindrez) has a rather mysterious gift. Her job has her sit at the bedside of a person who is dying and give them comfort. Despite her baggy brown suit, unkempt hair, and generally odd manner, Lex has a way of reaching out to those who are dying in ways that members of the family or the medical profession cannot. Lex’s gift is seemingly supernatural and she genuinely helps people accept death in a way that brings great comfort to those who let go.