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Author Archives: Melanie Votaw

Melanie Votaw
Melanie Votaw is a New York City-based freelance writer and the author of 15 non-fiction books. She’s a former actress/singer/dancer who started performing at age 4 and now loves to write about film, TV, and theater. Visit her Web site, Rule the Word, and follow her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Movie Review: Patrick Wilson as a Sleazy Politician in ‘Zipper’

Patrick Wilson and Dianna Agron in a still from "Zipper"

Patrick Wilson plays a sleazy southern politician in "Zipper," a thriller that also includes Ray Winstone, Lena Headey, and Alexandra Breckenridge.

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Robert Redford Returns to Comedy in ‘A Walk in the Woods’

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in "A Walk in the Woods" | Broad Green Pictures

Robert Redford returns to comedy this Labor Day weekend in "A Walk in the Woods," co-starring Nick Nolte.

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Movie Review: ‘The Mend’ Starring Josh Lucas

Josh Lucas in "The Mend"

Movie Review: "The Mend," John Magary's feature debut starring Josh Lucas.

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Trailer, Poster Released for ‘Spotlight’ Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

A still from "Spotlight" | Open Road Films Photo

The trailer and poster have been released for "Spotlight," the upcoming film about the Boston Globe's uncovering of the Catholic Church scandal starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup, and Brian d'Arcy James.

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Interview: Director Isabel Coixet, Screenwriter Sarah Kernochan Talk ‘Learning to Drive’

Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson in "Learning to Drive"

Director Isabel Coixet and screenwriter Sarah Kernochan talk about their new film, "Learning to Drive" starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.

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First Trailer for ‘Victor Frankenstein’ Starring Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy

James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in the upcoming film, "Victor Frankenstein!"

Check out the first trailer and poster for "Victor Frankenstein" - the upcoming film starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe.

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Interview: Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury Talk “Learning to Drive”


Interview: Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Jake Weber, and Sarita Choudhury talk about their latest film, "Learning to Drive."

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Movie Review: ‘After Words’ Starring Marcia Gay Harden

Marcia Gay Harden in "After Words"

Melanie Votaw reviews the new indie film, "After Words," starring Marcia Gay Harden, in which a depressed librarian heads to Costa Rica to end her life and ends up starting a new life instead.

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Zachary Quinto Takes Offense at ‘Hitman Agent 47’ Press Conference

Zachary Quinto in "Hitman Agent 47" | Reiner Bajo Photo for Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Zachary Quinto takes offense at a question posed at a New York press conference for "Hitman Agent 47." Questions were also answered by actors Rupert Friend and Hannah Ware, as well as director Aleksander Bach.

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Interview: Sir Patrick Stewart on the Joys of Finally Playing the Outrageous Clown in ‘Blunt Talk’

Patrick Stewart as you've never seen him before in his new Starz series, "Blunt Talk"

Sir Patrick Stewart chats about his new Starz TV comedy, "Blunt Talk," in which he plays an outrageous TV news host with an out-of-control personal life.

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Interview: Jacki Weaver, Adrian Scarborough, Jonathan Ames on ‘Blunt Talk’ Starring Patrick Stewart

Adrian Scarborough and Patrick Stewart in a still from "Blunt Talk"

Actors Jacki Weaver and Adrian Scarborough, along with creator/showrunner Jonathan Ames talk the new Starz comedy, "Blunt Talk," starring Patrick Stewart.

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Interview: Creative Director Mark Lach Talks NY’s Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition

The Weekend Update desk at Saturday Night Live: The Exhibition | Melanie Votaw Photo

Melanie Votaw interviews Mark Lach, the Creative Director of NY's Saturday Night LIve: The Exhibition, and takes a walk through the galleries of memorabilia.

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