Audio interview: Michael Hogan talks SEARCHING FOR SONNY

Audio interview: Michael Hogan talks SEARCHING FOR SONNY
Being someone who promotes sci-fi and comic book conventions, there's few people in that realm I haven't met or know personally. Michael Hogan (known to fans as Colonel Saul Tigh on the new BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) came to Dallas a few years back for one of our shows, and let's just say he and I had times together (after the show) that neither of us are likely to ever forget. Every year I see Michael once or twice at a convention, and we always talk about doing a nice sit down interview... but it just never happened, for one reason or another. About a year ago he even came back into my neck of the woods for the Fort Worth film festival to promote his role in SEARCHING FOR SONNY, but oddly enough I was out of town that same weekend. I couldn't help but find it amusing when I was contacted about doing interviews for SEARCHING FOR SONNY, and there was Michael's name. I think I even explained to the promotional reps that I knew the man, and could probably do this just about anytime, but it was professionally lined up regardless. So there I was earlier this week, waiting for a phone call, and on the other end of the line was Hogan - who incidentally had no idea is was me he'd be talking to. What you'll hear in the audio interview below is me revealing myself, Michael realizing it's me, and then the two of us doing our best to act professional. We played some of this on this week's Bigfanboy Livecast, but in case you missed it you can hear the entire thing below uncut. I should also mention that SEARCHING FOR SONNY was a blast, very fun and funny, and cleverly written and edited. Director Andrew Disney shows a tremendous amount of promise, and I give him kudos on casting alone. Hogan co-stars with Minka Kelly (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) and Masi Oka (HEROES), but it's young stars Jason Dohring, Nick Kocher and Brian McElhaney who steal the show. This is a very entertaining little romp, and I sincerely hope people check it out. SEARCHING FOR SONNY is now available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as Video on Demand. Give it a watch and tell us your thoughts. You can hear my interview with Michael Hogan by clicking HERE, or right-clicking and saving the MP3.

About the Author

Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Con and Sci-Fi Expo conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.