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DVD Playhouse--May 2010

17 May 2010 11:41 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

DVD Playhouse—May 2010


Allen Gardner

Avatar (20th Century Fox) James Cameron beat his own title as box office champ, set with Titanic over a decade ago, with this eye-popping sci-fi epic about a paraplegic Marine name Sully (Sam Worthington), who takes the form of an “avatar,” or virtual being, to go undercover on the planet Pandora, attempting to infiltrate the native Na’vi to gather intelligence that will aid a joint corporate and military operation to rape the planet of its natural resources, destroying its indigenous population in the process. When Sully suddenly “goes native,” he locks horns with the company CEO (Giovanni Ribisi) and his gung-ho commanding officer (Stephen Lang, in a wonderful, scenery-chewing turn from a long-underrated actor). Thought of by many scholars and film buffs as a “game-changer” as much as the first Star Wars film was—and they may be right. While Cameron’s politically-correct »

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Magic in the Chair

7 January 2010 4:04 AM, PST | | See recent Backstage news »

Jeff Mitchell casts for film and television with Jennifer Rudolph at New York's Mitchell/Rudolph Casting. His film credits include "GI Joe," "Transformers," "Disturbia," "The Grudge," "The Grudge 2," "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," "Hostel," "American Pie 4," "Miss Congeniality 2," and "Spy Kids 2." TV credits include "Grounded for Life," "Racing for Time," "Wifey," "The Virgin of Akron, Ohio," "Mad TV," "American Family," "Weeds," and "The Suite Life." Mitchell also teaches The Business Blast, a three-and-a-half-hour session dedicated to preparing for a film and television career. Email for more information.Go-To ActorsSome actors get jobs over and over and over again. Actors complain that casting directors never want to see new faces and don't want to open their doors to unrepresented actors. So few unrepresented actors really understand where the bar is. And the reason why the same people get hired is because they're doing something amazing and special. »

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