HOLLYWOOD BREAKDOWN


THE FRUGAL YANKEE ON FILM
Editor Garen Daly

Films, filmmakers, and all things cinematic!

Check out BOSTON SCI-FI.COM
the home of the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival.
Landing Feb 11 at the Somerville Theatre

FILM DIRECTOR AVIVA KEMPNER is interviewed about her documentary YOO-HOO MRS. GOLDBERG.

GAREN REVIEWS (500) Days of Summer, Afghan Star & Apatow's Funny People on NE Cable News.

Disney's G-FORCE & THE UGLY TRUTH is reviewed by our own Garen Daly on NE Cable News.

Garen Daly reviews BRUNO, I LOVE YOU BETH COOPER & BLOOD THE LAST VAMPIRE on NE Cable News.

UP! Director Peter Docter with Garen
The Frugal Yankee sat down and talked with the Peter Docter,
the Oscar nominated director of MONSTER'S INC and the latest Pixar film, UP.
UP is first animated film to ever open Cannes and shot in 3D.
See the VIDEO

Garen reviewing 17 AGAIN, GOODBYE SOLO & STATE OF PLAY on NE Cable News.

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TAKE TWO: Hollywood & Newspapers
THE SOLOIST & STATE OF PLAY are two new films with a focus on newspapers. Garen examines these two films and their place in Hollywood's depiction of journalists & newspapers wit NH Public Radio's WORD OF MOUTH hosted by Virginia Prescott.



DIRECTOR DARREN ARONOVSKY
OSCAR NOMINEE!! Mickey Rourke & Marisa Tomei star in Darren Aronofsky's award winning film, THE WRESTLER. Garen talks with him about the film, the industry and illusions. The Frugal Yankee predicted Oscar nods for this 'indie' film. How smart are we?



SLUMDOG VS THE WRESTLER
Garen visits NH Public Radio's WORD OF MOUTH to discuss SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE & Darren Aronofsky's award winning THE WRESTLER starring MIckey Rourke and Marisa Tomei. Two new films breaking out of the indie slump rut.
LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST

Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE
Film director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Millions) discusses
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, his latest film.
Made in India, the Toronto Film Fest winner is the art house hit of the season.
Danny talks about filmmaking, India and destiny.
LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST

THE NEW HORROR MOVIE
Horror films have been around since the beginning, but they change as we change. Courtney Solomon is a film producer, director and festival curator. His take on horror films is seen through the lens of indie filmmakers.




Garen reviewed Rocknrolla, Lola Montes and chatted about horror films with NE Cable's Mike Nikitas. Too bad you can't see the tie, its the Tasmanian Devil. Oh yeah, sorry about the commercial, we couldn't edit it out.



Film Director Mike Leigh on HAPPY-GO-LUCKY
Garen talks with acclaimed film director Mike Leigh on his new comedy HAPPY-GO-LUCKY, starring the irrepressible Sally Hawkins. They discuss the movie, the world film making and what makes a movie literary.
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THE VISITOR
One of the best films of the year!
Tom McCarthy, who directed THE STATION AGENT, directs veteran actor Richard Jenkins as a professor who rediscovers life's joys in an unusual place.
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TROUBLE THE WATER
Incredible footage of Hurricane Katrina as shot by a family inside New Orleans after the levees broke and the waters were rising. Yet this documentary film is much more than that. The Frugal Yankee talks with one of the films directors, Carl Deal.
LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST

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FILM REVIEWS FOR 10.10.08
Body of Lies, Quarantine, Happy-Go-Lucky, Anime After Dark and NH Film Festival.
Source: NE Cable News; Reviewer: Garen Daly
(Sorry, about the commercial)


I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING
Romantic comedies are a Hollywood staple. From IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT to THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, they have entertained audiences. Author Dan Kimmel gets behind the scenes of 15 of the greatest romantic comedies of all time in his new book, I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING.
LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST.

GAREN DALY'S REVIEWS ON NEW ENGLAND CABLE NEWS

Film Reviews for September 5: Trouble The Water, Babylon AD, Distaster Movie, College, Bangkok Dangerous. Guess which four are not very good and which one is a revelation?

Juno • Golden Compass • Atonement

Beowulf • Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium • Blade Runner

American Gangster • The Bee Movie • Sharkwater

Gone Baby Gone • 30 Days of Night • Rendition

In the Shadow of the Moon • Resident Evil: Extinction • Good Luck Chuck

Darleeling Limited • Lust Caution • Heartbreak Kid

Michael Moore's Sicko • Ratatouille • Live Free or Die Hard

Mr Bean's Vacation • The Nanny Diaries • September Dawn

Spiderman III • Little Children • Dreamgirls

INTERVIEW: THE SIGNAL
The horror sci-fi zombie film, THE SIGNAL is unique. Three directors tackle three different acts, yet all three blend. Check out our audio from BostonSci-Fi.com where we talk with all three directors of THE SIGNAL.



THE STAR MACHINE
Hollywood studios created American glamour. Jeanine Basinger's THE STAR MACHINE recounts how it was done and how it influences us today. The Frugal Yankee grabs the center seat and talks with her. Here is our interview with Jeanine Basinger.



BOURNE ULTIMATUM'S FIGHT COORDINATOR
BOURNE ULTIMATUM'S Stunt Fight Coordinator Jeff Imada reveals how staging a movie fight is done, how it has changed over the years and whether Matt Damon has the chops. Here is the interview BOURNE ULTIMATUM'S Fight Coordinator.



THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS (MOVIES)!
From the sappy to the satirical, tinsel town loves Christmas movies. How about we take the dozen best and create a 'film festival'? We liked the idea so much, we did it. Here are the FRUGAL YANKEE'S BEST XMAS FILMS (in order).



FILM DIRECTOR JASON REITMAN
JUNO is this year's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Funny, satirical and well done. Director Jason Reitman gets down with the Frugal Yankees. Listen to the PODCAST



THE PETE SEEGER FILM
Legendary singer, activist and humanist Pete Seeger is a cultural icon and now there is a documentary on him. The Frugal Yankee talks not only to the film's director, Jim Brown, but also with the man himself Pete Seeger. The film is called THE POWER OF SONG and the conversation with Pete is simply called PETE SEEGER INTERVIEW. (Audio file)

IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON
Director David Sington talks about the making the remarkable documentary, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON. The quest to land a human on our orbiting satellite with rare footage, and told by the astronauts themselves, is simply terrific. Listen to the PODCAST


ENDANGERED SPECIES: SHARKS
China's thirst for sharkfin soup is setting the stage for an ecological disaster. Terrific cinematography and a compelling untold story shape this documentary. The Frugal Yankees interview director Rob Stewart on why 90% of sharks have been slaughtered in the past 30 years. Listen to the PODCAST


THE RATINGS
Director Kirby Dick has done what no one else has done, gotten deep inside the MPAA's rating system. His documentary, "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" reveals how the indie films are given short shrift while the big studios get a leg up, and all of this is secretive and unfair.Listen to our conversation.


INSIDE FILM FESTIVALS!
Film festivals are everywhere. Connie White, nationally recognized art house programmer, is also the Artistic Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival. She knows the fest biz and gives us insight. Listen to the PODCAST.



• FILM DISCUSSIONS ON NPR AND NHPR •

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Audio, August 2006, New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)
A quirky little film had its first midnight screening at the Waverly Theater in New York. The Rocky Horror Picture Show defied classification. A look back at how it forever changed the film experience. Host Jon Greenberg. Guest Garen Daly. Click the MP3 logo when you get to the site.


ON GOLDEN POND
Format: Audio. Recorded: July 12, 2006. New Hampshire Public Radio
NH Public Radio's 25th anniversary show celebrating
On Golden Pond . Host John Clayton. Guest: Garen Daly. Click on the MP3 logo when you get to the site.


RATINGS CREEP


Format: Audio Recorded: Dec. 6, 2006. NHPR
NH Public Radio's THE EXCHANGE explores how ratings have gotten more violent and sexier over the years. Is it creep or are we actually changing our values. Host Laura Knoy. Guest: Garen Daly. Click on the MP3 logo when you get to the site.

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