“Wonder Woman” had some bad early buzz in some quarters, but now that it has actually been screened by critics, the raves are coming in and as of this writing it has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The star of “Wonder Woman,” Gal Gadot, and the director, Patty Jenkins, chatted with the WSJ Cafe about the hotly anticipated superhero movie, which opens up on Thursday, and offered up some advice on how we can all be more like Wonder Woman in real life. Watch the video:
The stars of the National Geographic series “Genius,” Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn, stopped by the WSJ Cafe to talk to me about playing Albert Einstein. Here’s the video:
Taraji P. Henson doesn’t like getting bored. She’s had an exciting career run lately, starring in the hit movie “Hidden Figures” and continuing her star turn as Cookie in the TV series “Empire.” She stopped by the WSJ Cafe recently and she told me in an interview that she’s already thinking about her career after “Empire” because she enjoys the challenge of playing new characters. Could a superhero role be in her future? Watch the videos.
Hugh Jackman stopped by the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Cafe to chat with me about his new movie “Logan.” He told me it will be his last turn as the Wolverine character, but the film is getting such raves reviews (94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes as I write this), he’s going to face lots of pressure to play the role again. Jackman also gave me some details about his coming musical about P.T. Barnum, “The Greatest Showman,” which he’s doing with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, the composers behind the music for “La La Land” and the hit Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen.” Check out the videos:
French actress Isabelle Huppert stopped by the WSJ Cafe to talk about getting a nomination for best actress at the Oscars for her movie “Elle.”
Singer-actress Janelle Monáe and director Ted Melfi stopped by the WSJ Cafe to talk about their new film “Hidden Figures.” Here’s the video:
Monáe also talked about her other film “Moonlight”:
Jeff Bridges, the star of “Hell or High Water,” called into the podcast I host to talk about his new film, which has gotten almost universal critical acclaim and is scoring at the box office as well. Bridges, who has starred in such films as “Iron Man” and “True Grit,” also talked about some of his future projects, and gave his take on a reported spinoff of “The Big Lebowski.” Here’s the Speakeasy podcast:
The Starz TV series “Outlander” took a turn this season when the Scotland-based show suddenly turned up in France. Turns out, though, that the cast and crew filmed many of the Paris-set scenes in Prague and on sound stages…in Scotland. I decided to have the star of the show, Caitriona Balfe, stop by the WSJ Cafe to explain the whole thing to me. She also talked a bit about her coming movie “Money Monster.” Watch the video.
I did a video segment on Hollywood, the Oscars and diversity for the Wall Street Journal. Here’s the video.
Here’s the interview with “The Martian” director Ridley Scott that I did for the Wall Street Journal’s WSJ Cafe. The movie was No.1 at the box office this weekend.
Here’s what Scott had to say about his planned sequels to “Alien” and “Blade Runner”…
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