Welcome to the Legion!

Category - interviews

Toy Fair: Hasbro Unveils New Entries Into Fan Favorite Franchises

Toy powerhouse Hasbro just made Christmas lists a little bit longer as they unleashed a torrent of previews for upcoming products at their 2017 Toy Fair showcase at the Times Center on Saturday.  While some might argue that franchises like Transformers and Star Wars will always sell, certain items did stand out as especially laudatory, even if...

Black Sails EP Jonathan Steinberg Discusses THAT Major Scene

The third episode in Black Sails‘ final season builds up to some major turning points in the story. Captain Berringer suspends Eleanor’s crucial trip to Philadelphia, John Silver and Captain Flint reunite, an epic fight breaks out in town, and the pirates retake Nassau. But the biggest moment in the episode comes when Blackbeard and...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 60: Max Compact Creator Jo Roark and Producer Jenni Powell

  On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 59, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome the Max Compact web series creator Jo Roark and executive producer Jenni Powell. In the series, a makeup vlogger discovers that she has a superpower when she puts on makeup…only that power isn’t exactly...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 59: Drew McWeeny Author of ‘You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide To Star Wars’

On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 59, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome Drew McWeeny, author of You’re Watching It Wrong: The Film Nerd 2.0 Guide To Star Wars. Drew has been writing about movies for twenty years, most notably at Ain’t It Cool and HitFix. This book, which is written...

Eleanor Bergstein Talks 30 Years Of Dirty Dancing

Some films come and go, others stay with us forever. Some films remain niche, others resonate worldwide. In 1987, Dirty Dancing, starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, was released to theaters and has become a cultural touchstone. It won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life,” and Swayze’s...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 58: Carrie Keagan, Author of ‘Everybody Curses I Swear!’

On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 58, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome the amazing Carrie Keagan, author of the new book Everybody Curses I Swear!: Uncensored Tales from the Hollywood Trenches. Carrie was the first person I got to chat with at a press junket, many years ago when I first started...

Legion of Leia Podcast Ep. 56: The Werewolf Whisperer Authors, Princess Leia, What’s Coming in 2017 and More

We’re back! Not only are we finally home after the holiday break, this is my first podcast back in months. Surgery sucks, you guys. On this week’s Legion of Leia Podcast episode 56, my co-hosts Anastasia Washington, Sabina Ibarra and I welcome The Werewolf Whisperer authors Bonita Gutierrez and Camilla Ochlan. I dare you to listen...

‘Don’t Breathe’ Creative Team Fede Alvarez and Sam Raimi Talk New Era of Horror Filmmaking

With horror indies getting recognition and horror releases from major studios, like Don’t Breathe, being well received by mass audiences, the directors chatted about this new wave in genre. Sitting down to discuss the home release of Don’t Breathe this week director Fede Alvarez (Evil Dead 2013) and producer Sam Raimi (Evil Dead)...