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EYELINE Interview with Virginia Madsen

EYELINE Interview with Virginia Madsen

•• On episode 4, Nick chatted with Oscar-nominee and beautiful thinker Virginia Madsen. They answered the following questions:

– Can Cesar Milan and his dogs help you with depression?
– What does it sound like when Nick encourages cats to knock over the microphone?
– How do you stop witches from getting your acting mojo?
– And… why both taking care of yourself and standing up for yourself are pretty essential for a long career.

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“An American Girl – Grace Stirs Up Success” Trailer

“An American Girl – Grace Stirs Up Success” Trailer

•• “An American Girl – Grace Stirs Up Success” is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 23! Pre-order it today here: http://www.uphe.com/movies/an-american-girl-grace-stirs-up-success. Own it on Digital HD 6/9. Own it on Blu-ray & DVD 6/23.

Grace has a real talent for baking and a passion for making delicious dreams come true. When her mom announces a trip to visit relatives in Paris, Grace isn’t so sure about leaving her friends and their cupcake business. That is, until she discovers she’ll get to work with her uncle and cousin in a real French pastry shop! But nothing goes as planned and her attempts to help out end in disaster. Grace is determined to make things better and with some help from her family and a little pup named Bonbon, she turns her vacation around. But when Grace returns home, she discovers a new problem, her grandparents’ bakery is in trouble! With their dreams on the line, can Grace find the winning recipe for success?

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” Now Available on Crackle!

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” Now Available on Crackle!

•• Crackle has teamed up with Legendary Digital Media to announce the arrival of Dead Rising: Watchtower free to stream on Crackle. The full length film is based on the Dead Rising series of the same name and stars Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor Tracy and Rob Riggle as famed journalist Frank West. The film was made first available exclusive to Xbox LIVE members on Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but fans can watch the full movie below or by visiting the Crackle website starting today. Read on.

After a zombie outbreak, four survivors must evade infection while tracking down the cause of the epidemic. Starring Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Dennis Haysbert (Ted 2), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Keegan Connor Tracy (Once Upon a Time) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show).

For more information on Dead Rising: Watchtower, check out the official Crackle website.

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” Meet Maggie

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” Meet Maggie

•• New clips are available for Crackle’s Dead Rising: Watchtower, a feature film adaptation of the hit video game franchise.  It is available now via the Crackle app on Xbox 360 and Xbox One and is launching everywhere on March 27th.

The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (Men, Women & Children), comic actor Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, Let’s Be Cops), Harley Morenstein (“Epic Meal Time”), Keegan Connor Tracey (“Bates Motel,” “Once Upon A Time”), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War).

A distraught mother (Virginia Madsen, Sideways) refuses to leave her daughter’s side while Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas) and Meghan Ory (Intelligence) urge her to flee the approaching zombies. Dead Rising: Watchtower also stars Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) and Dennis Haysbert (Ted 2).


Crackle will give the 90-minute feature, directed by Leprechaun: Origins’ Zach Lipovsky, an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD, and TV. The script was written by Tim Carter, who also produces alongside Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner (the same company that produced Mortal Kombat: Legacy). Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) is the executive producer.

Synopsis:
As in the video game, Dead Rising: Watchtower is set during a zombie apocalypse. When a mandatory government vaccine fails, a group of survivors must evade infection while hunting down the root of the epidemic, which leads back to a government conspiracy.

Virginia Madsen talks Walter and looks back at Sideways

Virginia Madsen talks Walter and looks back at Sideways

•• Virginia Madsen is one classy lady! The veteran actress made her film debut in the early ‘80s movie Class, and went on to work with such iconic directors as David Lynch (Dune), Rob Reiner (Ghosts of Mississippi), and Francis Ford Coppola (The Rainmaker). But it was her role in Alexander Payne’s Sideways that earned her an Academy Award-nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Madsen would eventually work with legendary director Robert Altman on A Prairie Home Companion, and then appear in a string of high profile films including Firewall, The Astronaut Farmer, and The Number 23. Her latest film entitled Walter will open in theaters on March 13th.

Walter stars Andrew J. West (TV’s The Walking Dead) as the title character, a ticket-taker at the local cinema that believes he is the Son of God. He has agreed to decide the eternal fate of everyone he comes in to contact with. But when a ghost in purgatory (Justin Kirk) starts to haunt him, Walter begins to question everything he thought he understood about his world. Madsen plays Karen, Walter’s brokenhearted mother. In addition to West, Kirk and Madsen, the movie also features performances from Milo Ventimiglia (WildCard), NeveCampbell (WildThings), PeterFacinelli (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1), Jim Gaffigan (ThreeKings), and William H. Macy (Rudderless), and was directed by first time feature filmmaker AnnaMastro.

I recently had the honor of speaking with the absolutely delightful Virginia Madsen about her work on Walter, as well as her memories of making Sideways and A Prairie Home Companion. The Oscar-nominated actress discussed Walter, how a first time filmmaker gets an Oscar-nominee to be in their movie, what she looks for when she is choosing projects, shooting her scenes with Andrew J. West, our shared experience on Sideways, working with the great Robert Altman on A Prairie Home Companion, and the truth about director Paul Thomas Anderson’s contributions to that film.

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New Poster of “Dead Rising: Watchtower” with Virginia Madsen

New Poster of “Dead Rising: Watchtower” with Virginia Madsen

•• “Dead Rising: Watchtower” follows Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) as he journeys into the heart of a zombie-infested warzone. Carter hopes to get a career-defining scoop to help him make the jump from small-time online reporter to the big leagues. He is joined by Maggie (Virginia Madsen), a brave mother torn from her child.

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” is directed by Zach Lipovsky and written and produced by Tim Carter. The movie will be available for streaming on Sony’s Crackle network on March, 27, 2015.

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