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Dayna Talks To Olivia Wilde & The Cast Of Booksmart

Dayna Talks To Olivia Wilde & The Cast Of Booksmart

Best friends and academic overachievers, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up over their play-minded peers. But, on the eve of their graduation, these type-A ride-or-dies get a hardcore reality check and realize they may have missed out. Determined to make up for…

Dayna Discusses The California Sound with Jakob Dylan & Andrew Slater

Dayna Discusses The California Sound with Jakob Dylan & Andrew Slater

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to…

Richard E. Grant on Melissa McCarthy’s award-winning performance in ‘Can You Forgive Me?’

Richard E. Grant on Melissa McCarthy’s award-winning performance in ‘Can You Forgive Me?’

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.  When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of…

Actor Ike Barinholtz talks moving forward with hope, strength and unity during America’s current divide with the release of ‘The Oath’

Actor Ike Barinholtz talks moving forward with hope, strength and unity during America’s current divide with the release of ‘The Oath’

When Chris, a high-strung news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the president, their reaction is disbelief. As the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’ own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents sends an already…

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Category Archives: Dayna

Dayna Talks To Olivia Wilde & The Cast Of Booksmart

Dayna Talks To Olivia Wilde & The Cast Of Booksmart

Best friends and academic overachievers, Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein), thought keeping their noses to the grindstone gave them a leg up over their play-minded peers. But, on the eve of their graduation, these type-A ride-or-dies get a hardcore reality check and realize they may have missed out. Determined to make up for lost time, they decide to cram four years of not-to-be missed fun into one night — a chaotic adventure no amount of book smarts could prepare them for. Annapurna Pictures presents in association with Gloria Sanchez Productions, Booksmart.

The film’s ensemble cast is led by Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein alongside rising newcomers Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Noah Galvin, Diana Silvers, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Austin Crute, Eduardo Franco and Nico Hiraga. The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Williams, Lisa Kudrow and Will Forte. Making her directorial debut is Olivia Wilde. Katie Silberman penned the script along with previous writers Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins and Susanna Fogel.

Booksmart is a fresh, unfiltered, original comedy and coming-of-age tale about your high school ride-or-die. “From the beginning, my take on the story was that high school has extremely high stakes,” says director Olivia Wilde. “When you’re in it, high school feels like life or death. I wanted to approach this film the same way a director would approach a high-octane action movie,” continues Wilde. “I wanted it to feel like a buddy cop movie, where it’s about partners who have each other’s backs no matter what. They can be very different people who can support each other, complete each other, but within a high-stakes environment. We took inspiration from Beverly Hills Cop, Training Day and Lethal Weapon. Basically, Booksmart is a relationship movie, set in a high school environment that reflects just how high the stakes truly are during that period of our lives.”
When you see this movie, you will understand exactly what all the fuss is about.
Please enjoy my interview with Olivia Wilde and the cast of Booksmart. ​Go see this film! (I promise, you’ll thank me.)

 

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Dayna Discusses The California Sound with Jakob Dylan & Andrew Slater

Dayna Discusses The California Sound with Jakob Dylan & Andrew Slater

Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA’s Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. It was a moment (1965 to 1967) when bands came to…Continue Reading

Richard E. Grant on Melissa McCarthy’s award-winning performance in ‘Can You Forgive Me?’

Richard E. Grant on Melissa McCarthy’s award-winning performance in ‘Can You Forgive Me?’

In CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, Melissa McCarthy stars as Lee Israel, the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estée Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen.  When Lee found herself unable to get published because she had fallen out of…Continue Reading

Actor Ike Barinholtz talks moving forward with hope, strength and unity during America’s current divide with the release of ‘The Oath’

Actor Ike Barinholtz talks moving forward with hope, strength and unity during America’s current divide with the release of ‘The Oath’

When Chris, a high-strung news junkie, and his more levelheaded wife learn that citizens are being asked to sign a loyalty oath to the president, their reaction is disbelief. As the Thanksgiving deadline to sign approaches, the combination of sparring relatives, Chris’ own agitation and the unexpected arrival of two government agents sends an already…Continue Reading