Interview Jeff Kinney, Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron Author and Stars of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Sarah Adamson interviewed Jeff Kinney author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the stars Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron from the film at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago March 11, 2010.… Read more

Anika Noni Rose Interview: the ‘Princess’ from Disney’s “The Princess and the Frog”

Backstage Notes:

I was scheduled for a TV interview with Anika and was thrilled to interview her at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. She’s petite and very beautiful. Dressed in a purple sweater jumper Read more

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG) ★★★☆

Those Middle School Years are Tough Especially if you’re a Wimpy Kid!

Remember those awkward middle school days of self doubt, insecurity and feelings of unpopularity? Diary of a Wimpy Kidaddresses all of those … Read more

Alice In Wonderland (PG) ★★★☆

A Magical Modernized Version of A Classic Tale

Tim Burton unites with his old pal Disney Pictures to direct a ‘new’ movie version of the classic Lewis Carroll fantasy fairy tale. The film is stunningly … Read more

Don Hahn: Animator, Producer, Director and Peter Schneider: Former President of Disney Animation Interview

Don Hahn, Sarah Adamson and Peter Schneider

Sarah’s Backstage Pass Interviews Disney Film Legends: Don Hahn: Animator, Producer, Director and Peter Schneider: Former President of Animation on Behalf of their New Film, Waking Sleeping BeautyRead more

Shutter Island (R) ★★★☆

A Suspenseful 1950s Mystery Thriller with an All Star Cast

Martin Scorsese directs Leonardo DiCaprio in this mystery thriller based on the novel by Dennis Lehane. This is one instance where I recommend that you … Read more

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (PG) ★★★

Percy Jackson Comes to Life on the Big Screen in a Big Way

Based on the highly popular middle school children’s book of the same name by author Rick Riordan, this film is sure to … Read more

Top 20 Movies of 2009

2009 Top Movies

Avatar The Proposal  Fantastic Mr. Fox Crazy Heart The Blind Side The Hurt Locker Up Date Night Alice in Wonderland Star Trek A Serious Man Invictus A Single Man Inglorious Bastards 500… Read more

Sherlock Holmes (R) ★★★☆

Sherlock Holmes – A New Superhero CSI Style

Non-stop action, lavish 1800’s London sets, Robert Downey Jr. as Holmes and Jude Law as Watson would appear to be a first rate combination for a winner … Read more

Crazy Heart (PG-13) ★★★★

Jeff Bridges in His Finest Performance to Date

This film is not a musical, but it is most definitely about the world of music where musicians can rise to stardom and then fade away … Read more

Invictus (PG-13) ★★★★

Hollywood Presents an Important History Lesson

Invictus above all things is ‘inspirational.’ This movie provides us with the history of South Africa in the year 1990 when Nelson Mandela came into office during a time … Read more

Fantastic Mr. Fox (PG) ★★★☆

Mr. Fox on the Big Screen is Sure to Delight Roald Dahl Fan

A first look-see at Mr. Fox on the screen may result in unexpected gasps of wow! You’ll no doubt wonder what the … Read more

Up In The Air (R) ★★★★

George Clooney Soars to New Heights

“Up in the Air” is directed by Jason Reitman who also co-wrote the screenplay. He’s the Academy Award nominated director of the mega-hit  “Juno” (2007). The story is based … Read more

Avatar (PG-13) ★★★★

He’s “King of the World” on Pandora!

James Cameron from “Titanic 1997” Academy Award winning fame (11 Oscars®) has given us undoubtedly another incredible film. “Avatar” written and directed by Cameron is a visual 3D … Read more

The Men Who Stare At Goats (R) ★★★☆

Off-beat Comedy Based on a True Story (Well Maybe…)

George Clooney is the main draw for this off-beat Cohen Bros-like film. Oh—and if you are longing for a reacquaintance with the ‘long-haired hippie guy’ Jeff … Read more

Pirate Radio (R) ★★★★

This Boat Will Rock Your World

“Pirate Radio” is a heartfelt trip down rock and roll memory lane, one that is totally delightful and musically entertaining.  Rock and roll is the main feature here as … Read more

Disney's A Christmas Carol (PG) ★★★☆

Bah Humbug! This Scrooge REALLY Means It!

Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis brings us this classic tale in motion capture animation. To refresh your memory, Zemeckis is the director for all of the Back Read more

Precious (R) ★★★★

Portrait of a Teen Stricken with Ghastly Parents

Precious is an emotionally-raw film that takes you inside the ghetto of Harlem in 1987 and doesn’t let you out until long after the credits are rolling. … Read more

The Blind Side (PG-13) ★★★★

An Incredible Story Based On Love

“The Blind Side,” boasts a strong script centering on the heartwarming inspirational true story of a homeless black teen (Michael Oher).  He’s adopted by a wealthy white family who … Read more

Teri Garr Interview

Actress Teri Garr from the film “Young Frankenstein”Read more

Spike Jonze and Catherine Keener Interview

Pictured Above: Maurice Sendak, Spike Jonze and Max Records

I interviewed Spike Jonze writer and director of “Where The Wild Things Are” in Chicago at the Trump Hotel. Catherine Keener who plays Max’s mom in … Read more

Michael Stuhlbarg Interview "The Serious Man" New Cohen Brothers Film

My interview with Michael Stuhlbarg was the first of the day and as luck may have it while waiting in the chic lobby of the Trump Tower Hotel in Chicago I spotted Michael out of … Read more

Paper Heart (PG-13) ★★★★

Paper Heart’s main theme is love or the notion of love. Charlyne Yi, (Knocked Up 2008) is a talented actress, writer, comedian and artist. At the beginning of this documentary, she proclaims that she doesn’t … Read more

Paranormal Activity (R) ★★★☆

Yes, This One Will Scare You!

“Paranormal Activity” is just the kind of scary film that I can sit through in a dark movie theater and appreciate. It’s not a slasher film nor one of … Read more