Video interview: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES stars Zoey Deutch and Thomas Mann

Video interview: BEAUTIFUL CREATURES stars Zoey Deutch and Thomas Mann

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This Valentine’s Day has a lot of big releases hitting theaters, with A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD and the new Nicholas Sparks movie SAFE HAVEN, it appears the lover’s holiday is already pretty full. But don’t rule out BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, the big screen version of the popular novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. With TWILIGHT closing out its legacy last year, Hollywood is undoubtedly looking for the next big franchise to appeal to the (mostly female) young adult crowd. While I could safely say the film isn’t my particular cup of tea, I’m also smart enough to realize I’m not the target audience anyway, and the story here is just interesting and different enough to separate itself from the aforementioned popular film series it will surely draw comparisons to. Among the talented young cast are Zoey Deutch and Thomas Mann, two up-and-coming talents who have a great look and engaging screen presence, and both stopped through Dallas on the tail end of a press tour which involved talking to select press outlets and meeting the fans. Zoey plays “Emily”, a local schoolgirl who is ultra-religious and judgmental against the female lead “Lena” played by Alice Englert – we all went to high school with someone like Emily at some point. Thomas plays “Link”. best friend to the male lead “Ethan” played by Alden Ehrenreich. After seeing the film, I had a chance to sit down with the two stars and talk about their work in the project, how they found their characterizations, and what lies ahead for each of them. I think you’ll agree after seeing this interview, the next logical step is for these two to headline a comedy and play off each other. Check out the interview below and the movie this Valentine’s Day.

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES opens February 14, 2013

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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.