Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek Interview – Puss In Boots

An Interview with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek

CINEMA - November 2011 Feature

By Bridget Went, Sophomore, Marin Academy

Ever since the release of the second Shrek movie, Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) has made his mark as the sassy outlaw cat with an innocent kitty that clashes with his deep voice. But little did we know the legendary fighter and his infamous boots had a history filled with friendship, betrayal, and heroism long before he was introduced in the Shrek movies. Along with “mastermind” “Humpty Alexander Dumpty” (Zach Galifianakis) and classy fighter “Kitty Softpaws” (Salma Hayek), Puss embarks upon a journey involving some magical beans and the fabled Golden Goose, impeded by evil antagonists Jack and Jill. He fights to save his hometown while discovering the importance bravery, perseverance, camaraderie, and, of course, love. This epic fairy-tale based comedy is anything but an unsuccessful spin-off; it tells the deep-rooted story of the adventures and triumphs of “the cat, the myth, the legend:” Puss in Boots.

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Tiffany Shlain speaks about Connected

Tiffany Shlain speaks about Connected, an autoblography about love, death and technology

CINEMA - October 2011

By KC Badala, Joseph Blair, John Chavez, Matt Coopersmith, Alecia Cotton, Simon Crabill, Ellie Fernwood, Annie Fogarty, Miguel Friedman, Morgan Geneste, Chris Grimshaw, Carolyn Hansen, Sabrina Hao, John Hassen, Marcus Narodny, Pierce Freeman, Alina Rainsford, Isabelle Rodriguez, Tyler Sylla, CJ Turner, Ellie Turner and Emmanuella Zacharioufrom Branson, Drake High, Kent Middle, Lycee Francais International, Marin Country Day, Marin School of the Arts, Marin Horizon, Mill Valley Middle, Sinoala Middle, Tam High and White Hill Middle Schools

image of Tiffany Shlain with the Adventure Reporters at her home A gigantic whimsical tree in her front yard was adorned with a wooden swing and a tiny door in the side fit for a mouse. A neatly placed stack of Zen rocks sat in an orderly fashion, reaching for the sky. Stepping into filmmaker Tiffany Shlain’s vibrant home, we observed a massive painting the size of one wall that looked like Paul Newman. The movie clapperboard with “Tiffany Shlain” was displayed proudly on a bookshelf. Assistants and interns busily ran around organizing the many details we could only imagine that accompany this filmmaker’s life. We caught a glimpse of her new movie, Connected, spelled out in a colorful collage of everyday objects creating a sign of the true meaning of the movie: love, death, and technology.

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The Way - Life is too Big to Walk it Alone

Feature Interview with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez of The Way

CINEMA - October 2011

By Jake Carroll - Senior, Branson School

Image of Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez with FastForward reporters Connor McGuigan and Jake Carrol I wish Martin Sheen was my Grandpa. That much was clear from the moment he walked out of the conference room door, in tasteful clothes, immaculate hair, Dumbledore glasses, and a dopey but endearing look on his face. He loafed around the hallway, for a bit before he spied Connor McGuigan (fellow FastForward Reporter extraordinaire) and myself, and his face lit up. We had just been offered a chance to sit down and talk to Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, so normally it was our faces that were doing the lighting up. Sheen, however, seemed genuinely interested, he immediately came over to us, “What’re your names? Are you gonna interview us today?” His excitement towards talking to kids was palpable, perhaps owing to the good relationship with his own son, Emilio Estevez. Estevez sat next to his father for the interview, ready to let Sheen impart all of his worldly wisdom onto us youth, but not afraid to make a joke at his expense, “They might have some questions, dad.” He prodded after a particularly long, yet engaging tangent from Sheen.

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