I think the people who are making Christmas-themed movies today feel that people are more cynical about Christmas. There's more of an edge.
My Christmas wish would be to have an entire week off. To spend it with my family and just curl up and watch Christmas movies when it's snowing outside.
When I was in high school there was 'Superbad' and 'The Girl Next Door' and 'Wedding Crashers' and all these great movies. You hope to be a part of something that's smart funny and in that Todd Phillips-vein. You want to make something like 'Superbad.' That movie was so good and so funny.
'That's What She Said' is not Hollywood's standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous wedding obsessed boy crazy fashion focused sexed up 'girl' women. These are real women comically portrayed who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up.
Well I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn't handle the travel. I'm a single parent. I had young kids and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn't working for me. So I stopped.
Unlike some of the time-travel movies I love like 'Primer' or '12 Monkeys ' 'Looper' is not about time travel. It's about this situation that time travel creates and the people dealing with that situation. So narratively the big challenge was to have time travel get out of the way.
I think I am too old to be doing teen movies. I am just kind of annoyed because you have all these teen movies coming out with usually either Lindsay Lohan or Hilary Duff doing four of the exact teen movies over and over again.
To be honest I haven't seen a lot of the current crop of teen movies because there's only so much time and there's nothing that really drives me to do it.
Teen movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it's the most serious time of your life.
I think anybody who's doing work in their teen years on TV or in the movies you're a teen idol by default.
Technology has not only changed the way people are able to view movies it has changed the way our industry produces and advertises movies.
Well in our industry it's that the movies cost so much money to make they have to appeal to a broad audience. And I think that's part of what will loosen up in the future as technology makes it cheaper you'll be able to make films for a more selective audience. I think people will be able to make more personal movies.
Obviously CGI in the last ten years has gone through such leaps and bounds that today people are looking for these kinds of movies to wow audiences with technology.
I can't get my head around the fact that the technology of the first two movies which are forty years prior to Star Wars is so much better than any technology they had in Star Wars!
For me modern technology has ruined romance and movies - nobody can run to the airplane gate anymore.
The technology is really where all of the changes have taken place but the fundamentals of a good story being the basis of every good picture and really the only basis still remains the rule more so today I think because we've unfortunately weaned an audience from birth to kind of mindless movies.
Everything's changed. The technology is the big thing changing now the way movies like 'Alice' or 'Avatar' are made. And technology on the other side the audience side. Word spreads so fast now on a movie with the Internet and piracy is something coming down the line like in the music industry.
I'm home schooled and I have a teacher that goes with me on all my movies.
I decided at age 9 but I was reinforced at age 13 when a teacher told me I had talent. I can't say she really motivated me because I already knew. I knew I had talent. I went to the Jewish community theater and got in plays there. Then I went for the movies.'
For the past few years I was the more visible Asian performer and I think it gave young girls a kind of role model showing it's possible to actually reach success doing movies.
Movies TV sports come and go but what you stand for is what people remember. Mandela Martin Luther King John Kennedy are people who really stood for something and were willing to die for it. You don't see a whole lot of that any more.
The thing about sports movies is they can't help but feel epic - putting music to images etc.
I love sports as all Bostonians seem to. I love books and movies as all writers seem to.
I think everybody has something that takes them away or makes them happier. To some people it's baseball or sports or knitting or the movies.