Tuesday, March 31, 2015

David Banks - "An amazing actor and an even better human being" - An Interview with Adnan Khalid

I have yet to see another film actor with such respect and regard for fans and critics. David Banks won me over with his acting in CUT! and made me an ardent admirer during his correspondence with me. He reinstated my belief in my work as a film reviewer and interviewer. I have never had more fun working on an interview.


David Banks

1. Hello, you were outstanding in CUT, can you guide us through your early life and eventual breakthrough in Hollywood.

Thanks so much for the kind words. I have always had a certain fascination with the business and everything around it. I grew up living in a house surrounded with right brainers ha ha.



My parents were both heavily involved with music and entertainment. As a young child I can remember my mom bouncing me on her knee to Fleetwood Mac albums.

2. In your journey so far what has been the most difficult time for you regarding your career in Hollywood? What, in your opinion, is/will be your biggest break in Hollywood?
David Banks

I think the most difficult thing for any of us is the waiting game. Waiting for the next job, because the last one you shot didn't go as great as you thought, or your performance didn't  go exactly how you had hoped.

My biggest break will most likely be the day I no longer question my performance. Will that ever happen? I dont know (:

3. Does a casting couch exist in Hollywood?

Ahhhhh I have heard of such a thing. I think we should all be careful where we lay down and with whom. Whether its a casting couch or a even something that appears like a comfortable cozy couch from the outside.

4. Which up coming projects excite you, please give us an elaborate detail of each one you want to discuss?

The projects that excite me are the ones where I can really get out of my comfort zone, and challenge myself. CUT! was a big one for me and being able to walk that deep dark line was very rewarding in the end. 
In the future I would ultimately love to go even further and shake things up even more.


David Banks Cut


For me if anyone can watch what I have done and say "wow that guy must really have something wrong with him" I think I have done my job.

5. On what do you spend the most: clothes, accessories, perfumes, cars or anything else?

I would say I spend the most on Therapy! Asking the question......Did I make the right career choice??

I'm kidding. It would definitely be food. I am a food fanatic and love trying new restaurants.

6. Where do you think you will be after 25 years?

I will definitely be doing the same thing I am doing now. I don't have a back up plan and believe if you are truly passionate about what you do you shouldn't have one.

7. Describe yourself in three words?
Driven, Difficult, Obsessed....Can I have 4? Can I say DIFFICULT again??? (:

David Banks

8. Who, in your opinion, are the most overrated actor and actress in the industry?

Well if anyone is overrated I think they are doing something right. If we are hearing about them more than we would like they are doing exactly what they should be doing. I heard an amazing quote a while ago. the only bad press and exposure is an obituary.

9. What is your dream role/project?

To work side by side with Ray Liota - Maybe share a few tears and a beer.

10. What do you enjoy more, Stand up or acting?

I enjoy acting much more. Stand up is absolutely terrifying!

11. Do you believe in flaunting it if you have it?

I think we should do our best work and if its good enough other people will flaunt it for you.

13. What's the best compliment you have ever received?

Well I work and think a bit different than most people. So the best compliment I can hear is when someone tells me I should try something else career wise. I have always been the type of guy who works best when someone tells me I cant do something. I will spend my entire life trying to prove them wrong.


David Banks
14. What's the meanest thing or harshest criticism you have ever heard about yourself?

Well they say, if an actor ever wants to ruin his or her day Google yourself. There are some pretty harsh things to be said about anyone who has taken big chances with a character or role. You can never please everyone.

I will never forget doing one of my first commercials and I had to take a lollipop away from a baby who starts crying, and the day it aired there were dozens of angry moms posting comments about how cruel I was and how mean that was for the baby who will be effected by this for years to come. HA HA You never know what will be said.




15. Who would you want to kiss on screen if you could choose anyone?

Penelope Cruz - Because I'm sure if I did it wrong she would slap me with everything she had!

16. Your message to the world and your fans?

KEEP DOING WHAT YOU LOVE AND NEVER STOP! THANK GOD EACH AND EVERY DAY YOU ARE HERE TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU LOVE MOST!

17. A few words about thefilmguide.net

Allowing anyone in the business to share their experiences and perhaps touch someone anywhere in the world is an absolutely amazing thing. THE FILM GUIDE is an incredible platform for that!


David Banks


I just finished reading your interview with Natalie Burn and her talking about how to control the falls after the win was brilliant. There is so much content out there, but when you read something that touches you there is nothing better. Our moods can change as fast as the weather out here in California. Why not read something that will motivate you and uplift you?



Thanks so much for your time
David Banks



















David Banks

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Jennifer Blanc Biehn Interview with Adnan Khalid for thefilmguide.net

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn has been a veteran actor, producer, director and writer. She has given a lot to the industry and along with her husband has been an icon in the indie cinema fraternity.



1. Hello Jennifer, your work in Everly is impressive to say the least, can you guide us through your early life and eventual breakthrough in Hollywood.

I started in theater in NYC. Thank you for the praise. I was in Brighten Beach Memoirs on Broadway as a Kid.  

2. What, in your opinion, is/will be your biggest break in Hollywood?


The victim


DARK ANGEL 


Party or five 


Friends til the end 




3. In your journey so far what has been the most difficult time for you regarding your career in Hollywood?

There is one set in particular. Also dealing with not paying attention to opinions.

4. Does a casting couch exist in Hollywood?

I believe so.


5. Which up coming projects excite you, please give us an elaborate detail of each one you want to discuss?

March 13, 2015: Los Angeles, CA – Blanc-Biehn Productionsand Lony Ruhman is proud to announce well-known genre actor and stunt-man Matt Lasky has joined the cast of its supernatural psychological thriller feature “Good Family Times.”

Synopsis: 

Meet Beatrice. She’s happily married, has a darling young son, and she’s a talented artist. Her home is a happy one. Beatrice dotes on her family, and they love her back. Too bad her husband and child are not exactly… alive. When Beatrice comes into some money, another family – one that’s not quite so happy – decides they’re more deserving of the dough and set out to rob her by breaking into her home under the cover of night. In the course of that one evil evening, both families soon learn the true meaning of ‘blood relations’. 

6. On what do you spend the most: clothes, accessories, perfumes, underwear, or anything else?

Clothes. Perfume. All 

























8. Describe yourself in three words?



Passionate 


Compassionate 


Impatient 



10. What is your dream role?

I'm ready to do another series.






11. How was the experience, working with Salma Hayek in Everly? What were you most impressed by?

She Is awesome her heart and truth in story and dedication amazing.


12. Do you see yourself as more of a hot body or is there a method to your acting?

Ha Ha Ha HA I am proud of my acting.

13. Do you believe in flaunting it if you have it?

Sure yup yes. 



14. What's the best compliment you have ever received?

Hard to say. The best. ? Compliments are wonderful ;) 

15. What's the meanest thing or harshest criticism you have ever heard about yourself?

Too many to repeat.  You can't pay attention to that internet stuff 




16. Who would you want to kiss on screen if you could choose anyone?

My hubby but I've done that . Then ...Taylor kitsch :D 



17. Your message to the world and your fans

Thank you for your support.  Kiss hug xoxoxoxo 

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Theory of Everything (2014) Movie Review

Stephen Hawking’s story of love and success.

The Theory of Everything (2014) on IMDb
Initial release: November 7, 2014
Director: James Marsh
Running time: 123 minutes
Initial DVD release: February 17, 2015

Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox


Stephen Hawking is a physicist known for his work on the theory of time. The theory of everything features the life of Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane Wilde, and their journey together. The movie is based on a non-fiction book “Traveling to infinity: My life with Stephen”, authored by the real Jane Wilde. Stephen, played by Eddie Redmayne, is a student of physics at Cambridge University. He falls in love with a literature student Jane Wilde, played by Felicity Jones.
At the age of 21, Stephen is diagnosed of motor neuron disease. The disease results in muscle dislocation and problems in leading a normal life. Although his brain is not to be affected by this disease. He is told that he has two years to live. Jane, despite knowing his physical situation, marries him. She takes care of him for all the years he survived. Stephen starts his study on the theory of time. Jane and Stephen have three kids together. Jane helps him in his study. She dedicates the golden period of her life in taking care of Stephen and their kids. 
The movie on the whole is a terrific representation of true love, commitment and dedication. Eddie Redmayne performed the physical transformation with excellence. Felicity Jones did an amazing job for Stephen’s wife. The way she takes charge of his life and makes him survive is one of the things that keeps you glued to the screen. Love, allegiance and success is defined as best as it could be. The theory of everything is a must watch if you are looking for some inspirational movie. 

Rating: 4/5

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Julia (2014) Movie Review

Julia (2014) on IMDb

Julia’s journey of seeking revenge for her brutal rape.
Director: Matthew A. Brown
Running time: 95 minutes
Screenplay: Matthew A. Brown
Music composed by: Frank Hall
Cast: Ashley C. Williams, TahynaTozzi, Jack Noseworthy, Joel de la Fuente, Cary Woodworth


Julia revolves around a girl who is brutally raped and then seeks revenge by practicing an unacceptable form of therapy to restore herself. Ashley C. Williams plays Julia beautifully. She is a nurse. She is raped by her date and his friends after being drugged. Dumped somewhere by the water for the tides to take her, she still manages to get back to her home. The rape results in depression and drinking on a daily basis at a local bar. 

At the bar, Julia overhears a discussion about some new empowered therapy for rape victims. She then falls prey to this unacceptable therapy conducted by Dr. Sgundud, played by Jack Noseworthy. The therapy is based on some terms and conditions. One of the main terms that Dr, Sgundud put forth her is that she is not allowed to take revenge from the people who raped her. She seeks her revenge against men by acts of violence upon random victims.

Julia is a bold and powerful movie. Ashley C.William’s performance is the film’s strongest point. Phenomenal throughout the movie, Ashley did justice to her part. Overall the movie is powerful and raises questions about the rape culture. Julia is a very loud movie with very little dialogues. The movie is visually arresting, unique and worth a watch.

Rating: 6/10