Celebrity Crush: Michael Cera

(Image Credit: Sony)

(Image Credit: Sony)

I first saw Superbad when I was 13. I loved it, but as I got older I kept telling myself I’d see a different, more serious movie that would knock my socks off and turn my loving Superbad into a forgotten phase of my youth… I’m 19 now, and it’s still my favorite movie. And I’ve come to realize this is mostly due to the beautiful and wonderfully talented Michael Cera.

For years, I have been unable to admit this. I’ve always told people Leonardo DiCaprio was my favorite actor. There was just something about Superbad and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist that made me regard them as less legitimate than other movies. Like the ones Leo starred in.

However, while I still like DiCaprio’s work A LOT, I’ve come a long way in my adolescent partialities.

No longer am I afraid to admit that Superbad is my watch-when-I’m-sad movie, or that Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist makes me tingle with warm happiness inside – it’s like drinking hot chocolate.

And if you’ve ever seen either of those films, you know that Michael Cera has a huge effect on the atmosphere created in them. His sense of comedic timing and ability to create such an endearing, albeit awkward, teenaged character is undoubtedly impressive. I’ve realized that he is one of the biggest reasons I love re-watching these movies and showing them to my friends.

So, truly, I think of this article as a proclamation – nay, a confession – of my love for Michael Cera. I’m finally admitting it to the world!

And with my admittance, I’ve come to look more into his work.

Lately, he’s been pursuing different kinds of roles. He’s shying away from his shy, nice-guy “type” and is stretching himself. This can be seen in the movies, Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus, as well as in his portrayal of himself in This is the End.

He has published a hilarious recount of having an 8 month-long text-conversation with a random number to The New Yorker.

He even starred on Broadway in Kenneth Lonergan’s This is Our Youth.  

So, as it turns out, he has many more sides and he wants to show them off. I, for one, am only too excited to watch him as he blossoms into an actor that is a force to reckon with.

At first, he caught my intrigue with his amazing performances in two of my favorite movies. I flirted a little with his earlier works. And now he’s wining and dining me with his recent accomplishments and confidence as he breaks away from his comfort zone. At this point in our relationship, I’m head over heels for him.

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What’s the big deal about…Tom Hiddleston?

Tom Hiddleston is like that kinda cute guy friend who you’ve never paid too much attention to, but all of a sudden it dawns on you years later that they are literally the perfect man and have been right under your nose all along, but you were just too dumb to pick up on it.

DUMB.

So. Dumb.

When I first saw Tom in Thor, he honestly didn’t phase me. I’m sorry to those of you who have been on the Hiddleston bandwagon forever and are shooting laser beams out of your eyes as you read this. I know, I was blinded by Chris Hemsworth as Thor. Loki was, to me, like a whiney little brother jealous of his older sibling who went way too heavy on the hair gel to get it into such a slicked back style. I got it, he was supposed to be the villain we love and hate at the same time, and I kinda liked and kinda hated him, but I just wasn’t gungho. When The Avengers franchise hit theaters, I began to get it more. Yeah he was hot, yeah that evil grin was pretty sexy, but something still wasn’t hitting the mark.

Flash forward to the present after a viewing of Crimson Peak, and yeah, I get it. Hear that, fangirls? I get it. Tom Hiddleston is now the object of all my affections. So what if it took a period piece and 19th century get up for the Hiddleston awakening to occur? It’s happened and life will never be the same. If you haven’t figured out why Tom is so great, let me enlighten you.

Tom, the Actor

Tom is an amazing actor. I’m not just saying that because we’re getting married someday, but because it’s the straight up truth. His versatility is quite remarkable, going from a maniacal Norse god to a vampire to a destitute Victorian inventor with a murky past to the voice of a loveable pirate. He’s believable in every role, not allowing the trace of any of his other characters shine through. But Tom’s not just great on film. He’s a wonderful stage actor as well, and has had starring roles in a number of Shakespeare productions, proving both his knowledge and understanding of the classics in addition to his badassery as a number of physically demanding characters on the screen. The intensity he can bring with a single stare is welcomed on both platforms.

Tom, the Humanitarian

While there are many celebrities who donate time and money to numerous charities and relief organizations, Hiddleston rises above many with his level of dedication. Hiddleston is incredibly involved with UNICEF UK. He’s made several trips to suffering African nations in order to raise awareness, and regularly writes pieces on what can be done to improve conditions in Western Africa. Need an example? Check out this moving piece he recently wrote about how the leaders of the world need to answer the call-to-action in South Sudan. In addition to his humanitarian efforts in West Africa, he’s participated in Live Below the Line (living on roughly $1.50 for a week), spoken out about ALS, and is a self-proclaimed feminist.

Tom, the Brit

For those of us who adore everything and everyone British, you can’t get much better than Tom. First, let’s talk about that accent. I don’t care if it’s a shallow follow up to his humanitarian ways, his accent is perfection. Tom is your quintessential British gentleman, a modern day Darcy if you will (and God knows so many of us are restlessly tossing and turning waiting for our Darcy to show up). Having a soft spot for Cambridge due to a study abroad trip, it delights me to no end to picture Tom strolling around its quaint and lovely campus during his days as an undergrad. To top it all off, Tom later studied at London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (whose notable alumni include Sean Bean, Kenneth Branagh, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Macfadyen, Peter O’Toole and Alan Rickman, just to name a few). So Tom, what do you say to a cuppa?

Tom, the Lovable Goofball

To round out the package of an intellectual, talented in many ways, and caring humanitarian, Tom also has a fantastic sense of humor, wonderful singing voice and smashing dance moves. The personality on this man seems astounding. In any interview, Tom captivates the entire audience. Whether he’s sharing a joke about the text message he received from a friend, showing off his dance moves, singing the bare necessities or imitating a velociraptor, he always manages to remind fans that he’s a down-to-earth, goofy guy worthy of our love. To top it all off, Tom is always down to dress up as Loki and amuse unsuspecting kids.

So, if you’re like me and late to the Tom Hiddleston party, hopefully I’ve convinced you to give him more than a passing glance. Be warned, if you do watch Crimson Peak, you will fall in love because he so convincingly falls in love, and you too will find yourself wanting a doting Englishman with a (spoiler alert) nice tush. You keep being the wonderful human you are, Tom.

Giveaway: ‘The 5th Wave’ Movie Tie-In Prize Pack

Has anybody else been counting down the months until the release of the movie adaptation of Rick Yancey’s YA alien invasion novel, The 5th Wave? The book is seriously fantastic, and all signs point to the movie being fantastic as well. It seems like it’s been a long wait, but we’re finally in the home stretch. A full trailer for the movie debuted recently, and now you can pick up a movie tie-in edition of the book.

To celebrate both the release of the movie tie-in book and the upcoming release of the film, we’re featuring a giveaway of some seriously fantastic goodies.

2 winners will each receive:

  • 1 copy of The 5th Wave movie tie-in edition book
  • 1 paperback copy of the sequel, The Infinite Sea
  • 1 Fandango gift certificate for $25 (so you can lock down your 5th Wave movie tickets ASAP!)

You can enter the giveaway below, and don’t forget to preorder your copy of the final book in the series, The Last Star, which will be out May 24th, 2016. I know, I know, it’s a long time to wait to find out the fate of Cassie and her crew, but hey, at least you’ve got the movie to look forward to in the meantime!

 

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An Interview with ’10 Days in a Madhouse’ Actress Caroline Barry

CarolineBerryBannerAfter talking with actress Caroline Barry, it’s no surprise that she was a perfect fit for the role of iconic journalist Nellie Bly in the film 10 Days In A Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story. Barry’s enthusiasm about acting and the role she plays could only be rivaled by her ability to take a great story on the surface and make it exceptional by imparting her passion for telling it. But much like Bly, there is more than meets the eye with Barry – like her passion for martial arts and her love of working with children.

The Daily Quirk had the opportunity to sit down with Barry and discuss her upcoming film, some of her hobbies and what advice she would give to budding journalists after living the life of Nellie Bly. Read the full interview below.


 

The Daily Quirk: I noticed you have done a lot of theater performances. Is that what it was that made you decide to start acting, or were you always in tune with acting as a career choice?

Caroline Barry: I started acting when I was really, really young. I started performing in my parents’ living room when I started talking [laughs]. My first play was when I was five and I was just in love with it. I was just a shy kid and I didn’t really like talking very much, especially not to adults, and so plays were a great way for me to have a script and to get to talk and express myself. I loved it and I kept doing it and thought, well I might be kind of good at this, and I had done it for so long that it was never a question if I wanted to do it when I grew up, I just assumed [laughs]. I never really had many other things I wanted to do. I maybe wanted to be an architect at one point but then I was like, why would I want to be an architect when I could be an actor? [laughs] So yeah, I’ve always loved it and it always came naturally and I wanted it to be come a career.

 

TDQ: I know you’ve been working on a film called 10 Days In A Madhouse, which is the story of journalist Nellie Bly, so can you tell us a little bit about the film?

CB: Yeah, of course! So 10 Days In A Madhouse is the story of Nellie Bly, who was the first undercover reporter and she went undercover into an insane asylum in 1887 on Blackwell’s Island, which is in New York. That was one of her first assignments for Joseph Pulitzer, who we all know for the Pulitzer Prize, so she went in to him and said “I want to write for you, I’ll do anything.” And he said “Okay, go into this asylum.” [laughs] And she’s fearless. She went in and didn’t even hesitate and risked everything. She went in to find out what was happening to these women in Blackwell’s.

 

TDQ: And you actually play Nellie Bly, so can you tell us a little more about that character and the journey you took with her?

CB: Well, when I first got the audition I had never heard of Nellie Bly. I had done a lot of history classes and writing classes but I had never heard of her. So once I started researching her I was stunned that she wasn’t a household name. She was incredibly approachful [sic] in not only in journalism, but the strides that she made for all the things that she reported on. From mental illness to poverty to women’s rights, she was extremely influential in all of those. She even invented the 55-gallon oil drum, which is still used today in the oil industry, which is incredible. So what I really loved about her is that she is an absolute optimist, she was always smiling – she smiled through everything; that was her armor and I really loved that about her. She really saw the best in people, and was very compassionate, and always wrote about people that didn’t have a voice. So I really, really connected with that and was beyond thrilled that when I got the role that I got to portray that. She really became my hero.

 

TDQ: What was it about this movie and this character that stood out to you and made you want to take part in the project?

CB: Well first I think Nellie Bly being such an interesting, complex and fearless character who was such a role model for everyone is something that I think stood out to me. Also, 10 Days In A Madhouse, the women that went through this… Reading Nellie Bly’s book 10 Days In A Madhouse was a really difficult book. Once I talked to the director, Timothy Hines, he was really passionate about making this movie; about honoring the women in Blackwell’s as well as Nellie Bly, and really telling it through their eyes. So once I talked to him about that I was dedicated and committed to the movie and I was so excited. Nellie Bly, the director and the approach to her story is what made me want to do this.

 

TDQ: Were there any moments on set that stood out to you as being particularly fun or exciting or even grueling to film?

CB: Oh, yeah, which one? [laughs] There were so many! We shot in Salem, Oregon in an abandoned insane asylum, and there was no electricity so we had to use generators; it was freezing cold and it was 10 degrees on average. There were shots where you couldn’t see us but you’d just see the breath, so that was exciting and grueling but it really brought everyone together at the same time. It was kind of like being in a weird summer camp except it was freezing and you were in an abandoned insane asylum [laughs]. But it was really cool. In between takes you got to go exploring around all of it because they cleaned out part of the building, but the rest of it was still totally abandoned and [had] stuff hanging from the ceiling. Everything was broken and it was really haunting so that was a cool behind the scenes thing.

 

TDQ: This film is based on true events that actually happened, and now that you’ve played this role and lived that life, what kind of advice would you give to budding journalists about doing what Nellie Bly did?

CB: I think what really makes Nellie Bly standout, especially in journalism, is that she was absolutely passionate about every story that she told. She really got to know the people in her stories and her articles. She really, really made a personal connection with them and I think that’s not something you generally see because journalists try to keep it objective. Nellie Bly cared about the objective but also knew that there was an emotional side that if she connected with the person emotionally she could get to another level with those people and really find out the core truth of what was going on. So I think that’s the advice she would give.

 

TDQ: If you had to give three words to describe this movie to make people want to come to see it – as if the story itself wasn’t already enough – what words would you choose?

CB: Oh, oh words! [laughs] Oh I need a thesaurus… I would say… Gosh, I’m being really picky about my words because I think the movie is just… It’s enthralling, it’s inspiring and it’s moving. I think that’s the main word I would use. It’s moving.

 

TDQ: You are also working on a film called Battleborn, which is currently in post-production. Can you tell us a little more about the film and your character Eva Streed as well?

CB: Oh, yeah! So, that film is about a girl who is…she’s struggling with, well, her brother is a politician and she finds out that she is pregnant. So she and her brother have to go through his public life and her private life and that clash[es]. It’s a really great drama and I’m really excited about it.

 

TDQ: Other than 10 Days and Battleborn, do you have any other upcoming projects you can tell us about?

CB: Yeah! Timothy Hine is the director of 10 Days In A Madhouse and he and I are actually collaborating on a second movie that I’m really excited about. I don’t have too many details I can share right now, but I’m really, really excited to work with him again.

 

TDQ: What other hobbies do you have and what do you like to do in your spare time?

CB: When I’m not acting I love the outdoors. I’m from Colorado so I love being outside and hiking. I also love working with kids and I’ve done a lot of anti-bullying workshops with kids, and right now in my free time I teach kids martial arts. So I teach kids karate when I can. I think kids are so inspiring and refreshing and yeah, I just really love it.

 

TDQ: Well this actually is a perfect segue for our last question because here at The Daily Quirk we like to always end with something quirky, so what are three things people would never know about you just by looking at you? For example, that you teach karate to kids?

CB: That I have a black belt, a lot of people don’t expect that [laughs]. And I’m a pretty good skier. Growing up in Colorado my dad always told me that was a requirement [laughs].

 

The Daily Quirk would like to thank Caroline Barry for taking the time to talk with us. 10 Days In A Madhouse premieres first New York on November 11 and then nationwide on November 20. For more information on the movie and to buy tickets, you can visit the 10 Days In A Madhouse website.

NYCC 2015: Hot stops to keep an eye on this year!

(Image Credit: Sean Torenli/The Daily Quirk)

(Image Credit: Sean Torenli/The Daily Quirk)

It’s that time of year where supernatural meets reality as the 2015 New York Comic-Con visits the Javits center for a four day extravaganza. Fans from all over the world will come together as their favorite characters from television and comics grace the audience with their presence. As an anime fan myself, I must admit that I’m currently kicking myself for not purchasing a ticket when I had the chance. As I continue to beat myself up over this, here’s what those who bought a ticket ahead of time should look forward to during this illustrious event. Continue reading

Cast Catch-Up: Where are the girls of ‘Now and Then?’

NOW AND THEN (Image Credit: New Line Cinema)

NOW AND THEN (Image Credit: New Line Cinema)

Like many others, the movie Now and Then was a huge part of my adolescence. My older sister owned a VHS copy of the movie, and I would borrow it (with or without permission) as often as possible during my formative years. I loved the friendship the movie showed, and I loved the back-and-forth storylines of the main characters as girls and as women. The enduring friendships and the numerous life lessons encompassed in that movie seriously stuck with me, and I often find myself wondering what some of the cast members went on to after the movie wrapped. While the actresses who played the adult versions of the characters are well known, I never heard much about the actresses who played their younger selves. Keep reading to find out where they are now! Continue reading

An Exclusive Interview with ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ and ‘Teen Beach Movie’ star Chrissie Fit!

Chrissie Fit (Image Credit: Ben Miller)

Chrissie Fit (Image Credit: Ben Miller)

Musical comedies are so not a thing of the past. We are seeing so much more of them and honestly, I’d like to thank High School Musical for opening up that door for everyone. (TBH, I still quote that movie and sing the songs to this day) But now, the world has caught wind of this phenomenon and we have/had NBC’s Smash, Fox’s Glee and Empire and we can’t forget movies like *ahem* Pitch Perfect?

This is the movie that blew everyone out of the water with its memorable quotes, mashups and more. Three years later, here we are with Pitch Perfect 2, now out on DVD for all of us to enjoy in the comfort of our own homes. Don’t worry, we’re not judging you for repeating the movie over 20 times. You’re not alone on that one. In the sequel, we’re introduced to a few new characters such as Hailee Steinfeld who plays Emily Junk and Chrissie Fit who plays the absolutely hilarious Florencia “Flo” Fuentes!

You may remember Chrissie Fit in her outstanding role in another hit musical… Teen Beach Movie? Yes! CheeChee! C’mon. You know she rocks that beehive like no other. Well, The Daily Quirk had the amazing opportunity to interview Fit where we talked about Pitch Perfect 2, her own college experience and what’s it like to be a role model for her younger audience.

The Daily Quirk: Your character Florencia “Flo” Fuentes is one of the best things from Pitch Perfect 2. First off, how did you hear about this role? Going into auditions, did you envision your character in a specific way other than how we know Flo now?

Chrissie Fit: That’s so sweet of you to say. Thanks! But I heard about it the old fashion way, through my managers and agents. I think I remember them saying something like, “Just go for it. Like you did with CheeChee (from Teen Beach Movie). I realized through Kay Cannon’s brilliant writing that she was very dry and sarcastic so I expanded on that. I’d say Flo is very close to how I played her in the audition room.

TDQ: Since the DVD is coming out on Sept. 22, there will be tons of features on it! What’s your favorite from it that we should probably watch ASAP?

CF: I still don’t know what’s on there. Someone at Universal did confirm that Brittany Snow’s “Jump into the pool” scene is on the extras and that makes me happy. It was so fun to film that. At the end of the scene, I was the only other Bella to jump into the pool in an alternate version (not sure that that’s in there). I jumped in because I was just so stoked to be there.

Chrissie Fit and Brittany Snow in PITCH PERFECT 2 (Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

Chrissie Fit and Brittany Snow in PITCH PERFECT 2 (Image Credit: Universal Pictures)

TDQ: How was your college experience in comparison to college in Pitch Perfect 2? Were you ever part of an acapella group or any similar organizations?

CF: I wasn’t in an acapella group but I did study theatre so that felt like its own little world. I was also in a sorority (Alpha Xi Delta) and that’s where I found the most similarities. It was awesome to be somewhat back in college.

TDQ: Pitch Perfect has some pretty quotable lines in the movie. I still hear people say aca-awesome up to this day. What is your go-to pitch perfect line?

CF: The whole aca-thing is incredible! It’s just fun to do and how cool that something like that has become such a thing. I am guilty of doing it myself.

TDQ: I have to bring up your cover of “Flashlight” with James Maslow because that was my go-to song and on repeat for about a week! How did that collaboration come about?

CF: That was so fun and came about so quickly. James and I met and knew we wanted to do something together (he’s an awesome dude). Within a week we were in the studio and later filming a video for it. I was so busy that week so I think we recorded the song in an hour and then filmed the music video in like two hours. It was nuts!

TDQ: You played epic roles from CheeChee in Teen Beach Movie to Flo. Since these are characters from music-centric movies, what type of role would you want to take on next?

CF: I, of course, love musicals because I get to do all the things I love to do; but I’d love to do a drama soon. It’s been a while since I did some serious stuff and that would be a nice change. I love to keep it interesting and always welcome new challenges.

TDQ: You’ve been in two huge movies that really stress the importance of girl empowerment. What is it like for you knowing you’re inspiring thousands of younger girls and being a role model for so many watching you on screen? Have you received any comments or remarks from any other younger viewers that are just in awe of you?

CF: It’s such a huge honor and so rewarding. I love to work with this organization called Young Storytellers because I get to actually go to the schools and meet students who have seen the Teen Beach movies or Pitch Perfect 2. We act out short plays that these kids write themselves. It’s so wonderful to connect with them in person and not just through social media. I once met a young Latina who started crying. I’m not in One Direction so I was not prepared for this. I asked her why she was crying and she said, “I always pretend that I am CheeChee when I play Teen Beach Movie with my friends cause we look the same. And we do!” It took all of me not to cry and adopt her as my little sister.

TDQ: I’ve read that you also like to do behind the scenes work and you’ve written a few screenplays. What was it that inspired you to not only pursue your dream to become an actress and be in front of the camera but work from behind it as well? Do you have a preference of one over the other?

Chrissie Fit (Image Credit: Ben Miller)

Chrissie Fit (Image Credit: Ben Miller)

CF: I love both! I actually started acting because I wrote myself into a play at school. There weren’t any more roles so I created one. I’ve always had that side of me. It’s just been dormant for a while because I’ve focused so much of my time and energy on acting. Now I know that it’s all interconnected. Writing has helped with my acting and acting has helped with my writing. I think I can say that being a part of Pitch Perfect 2 and being surrounded by such strong, talented women, in front and behind the camera, really inspired me to start writing again.

TDQ: This past summer has been a huge and busy one for you, what can we expect to see from you next?

CF: There are a couple of things coming up that I can’t really go into detail about yet. I can hint that I’m still going to be part of the Disney family in a cool and different way. I’m really excited about that! And I just finished writing my first solo script which basically means that I climbed Mount Everest and made it back alive.

The Daily Quirk would like to thank Chrissie Fit for taking the time chat! To find out more about Fit, you can follow her on Twitter or Instagram. Don’t forget to pick up your copy of Pitch Perfect 2 out on DVD now. Like, right now. Aca-believe it.

What To See During The Mill Valley Film Festival!

(Image Credit: Mill Valley Film Festival)

(Image Credit: Mill Valley Film Festival)

The Mill Valley Film Festival is gearing up for its 38th year! The event will run Thursday, October 8 to Sunday, October 18, 2015 to recognize the best in independent and world cinema. We’re talking about an outstanding list of movies that feature films that are already stirring some Oscar buzz for next year. Attendees will be making their way to Marin County in California for movie premieres, panel discussions and musical performances. Continue reading

The Marvel women we want to see on the big screen next!

Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in IRON MAN 2 (Image Credit: Marvel Studios)

Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts in IRON MAN 2 (Image Credit: Marvel Studios)

People who want to see more superheroes that are women have had some good news over the last year. DC Comics is finally making a Wonder Woman movie and Marvel will finally be coming out with a Captain Marvel movie. It has taken way too long, but the progress is welcomed. While we are waiting for these leading ladies to have their time to shine, Marvel should start drawing up plans for which women get to be next. Black Widow is an obvious choice, especially since Scarlet Johansson is such a favorite. But she’s not the only lady who deserves a chance at the big screen. Continue reading

Unruly Women in Media: Katniss Everdeen of ‘The Hunger Games’

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in THE HUNGER GAMES (Image Credit: Lionsgate)

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in THE HUNGER GAMES (Image Credit: Lionsgate)

Welcome to the final installment of the Unruly Women series! Thus far, we’ve looked at women from the ‘60s, ‘90s and present day. This week, we’re jumping way ahead and analyzing everyone’s favorite futuristic heroine, Katniss Everdeen. Continue reading

A Look at DC’s Comic Movie Plans

SUICIDE SQUAD (Image Credit: Warner Bros

SUICIDE SQUAD (Image Credit: Warner Bros)

Given Marvel’s success with their Cinematic Universe starting in 2008, DC comic fans wondered when their time would come. Finally in 2013, Man of Steel gave DC and their cinematic partner Warner Bros. the box-office hit – even if it received mixed critical reviews – they were waiting for, and the plans for the DC shared universe films went into action. Continue reading

VIDEO: An Interview with ‘Avengers’ Composer Brian Tyler

(Image Credit: The Daily Quirk / John Michael Dangan)

(Image Credit: The Daily Quirk / John Michael Dangan)

Composer Brian Tyler recently chatted with The Daily Quirk at San Diego Comic-Con just after the Musical Anatomy of a Superhero panel. Watch the video below as he discusses working on composing Avengers, what he likes to do best when it comes to different genres and the process of scheduling when it comes to composing for movies. Continue reading

VIDEO: An Exclusive Interview with ‘Vintage Tomorrows’ Director Byrd McDonald

(Image Credit: The Daily Quirk / John Michael Dangan)

(Image Credit: The Daily Quirk / John Michael Dangan)

The Daily Quirk brings you this exclusive feature on VINTAGE TOMORROWS director Byrd McDonald from San Diego Comic-Con. Watch the video below to get to know more about the sub-genre steampunk, how he went about collecting his information for the movie and his take on the future of steampunk. Continue reading

VIDEO: An Interview with Composer Blake Neely at San Diego Comic-Con

(Image Credit: John Michael Dangan/The Daily Quirk)

(Image Credit: John Michael Dangan/The Daily Quirk)

Composer Blake Neely recently chatted with The Daily Quirk at San Diego Comic-Con just after the Musical Anatomy of a Superhero panel. Watch the video below as he discusses working on CBS’ new superhero show Supergirl, what he thinks about the new television trend of having no title theme and how long it typically takes him to compose music for each episode. Continue reading