Interview with Roger Ebert “Life Itself”

A Prolific Writer’s Memoir Leaves No Stone Unturned

Sir Winston Churchill said, “Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” After reading Roger Ebert’s incredible autobiography, “Life Itself: A Memoir,” this quote appears fitting. … Read more

Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) Interview

Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) Interview Promoting, “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” The duo spoke about Portillos, their co-stars; Tom Lennon, Neal Patrick Harris and Danny Trejo

Harold and Kumar are … Read more

Gerard Butler Interview “Machine Gun Preacher”

Gerard Butler Chats About His Role in “Machine Gun Preacher”

Most people know Gerard Butler from his work as the rough and tough guy in the film “300.” What’s interesting about Butler’s film career is … Read more

On the Red Carpet with Will Smith, Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in Chicago

Last Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Chicago AMC River East Theater was the site of the Red Carpet event for the new film, “The Karate Kid.” The weather was a bit warm, but that didn’t bother … Read more

Malcolm McDowell Interview “A Clockwork Orange” Star

Malcolm McDowel, who starred in the 1971 film directed by Stanley Kubrick, will greet fans and sign autographs in Naperville, Illinois at Hollywood Palms Cinema and host a special screening of “A Clockwork Orange”, … Read more

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World Cast: Alexa Vega, Rowan Blanchard and Mason Cook

“Spy Kids: All the Time in the World”, in 4D will open August 19, 2011. Cast members were in Chicago to promote the film including one of the original spy kids, Alexa Vega. Two new… Read more

Tom Felton Interview-Harry Potter’s Draco Malfoy

Crowds of people came out to meet British actor Tom Felton, 23, who has played the character Draco Malfoy in all eight of the Harry Potter films since their debut in 2001. He appeared at … Read more

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg Walk the Red Carpet in Chicago Promoting the Film “Zombieland”

The Red Carpet was rolled out for the movie, “Zombieland.” starring Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Harrelson in Chicago along with hundreds of zombies. The event was held at the AMC theater on Illinois Ave, in … Read more

Paul Brittain Cast of SNL Interview

When I reminiscence upon my past career as a gifted reading teacher of nine and ten year olds, in Naperville’s Project IDEA program, I often wonder where those students are or what they are doing… Read more

Melissa McCarthy Interview CoStar of “Bridesmaids”

“Bridesmaids” costar Melissa McCarthy is laugh-out-loud hysterical and grew up on a farm in Plainfield. Her new show “Mike and Molly” has been doing very well and was picked up for another season. Here’s part … Read more

‘Judy Moody’ star Jordana Beatty Interview

Jordana Beatty, an Australian actress is starring in “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer” movie, and was in person to meet fans and sign autographs at the Hollywood Palms Theater in Naperville this past … Read more

Interview with Danielle Campbell CoStar of “Prom”

Danielle Campbell was in Chicago during a press tour for the movie “Prom” which opens April 29. She and I met and chatted about her role, the movie, family and her hometown of Hinsdale.

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Burt Reynolds Interview, Chats About Regrets, Friendships, His Mustache and More

It’s hard to believe that film legend Burt Reynolds has appeared in over 100 films and that he still teaches acting in his hometown of Juniper, Florida. Born in 1936, (remarkably we share the same … Read more

Zachary Gordon “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” Interview

Sarah Chats Again with the Star of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules,” Zachary Gordon

The Hollywood Palms theater in Naperville hosted a special advanced screening for the film, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: … Read more

Ernest Borgnine Interview

Ernest Borgnine Still Afloat−The Legend Chats with Staff Writer Tyna Cline

There aren’t many actors alive today who can say they earned $5,000 for a role that won them an Academy Award for Best Actor … Read more

Mia Wasikowska and Director Cary Fukunaga “Jane Eyre” Interview

“Jane Eyre” was a selection during the International Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Theater in Chicago, March 6, 2011. Moviegoers were also treated to a Q&A afterwards with the star Mia Wasikowska, who portrays … Read more

Spike Lee Speaks at North Central College

If you ever have the chance to listen to Spike Lee speak, then go. He’s the kind of guy that has opinions and isn’t afraid to express them−regardless if you agree with him or not;… Read more

John Wells Interview Director “The Company Men”

Wells discusses his early years in New York, guides us through his amazing TV series career, demystifies the duties of a producer and discusses his new film, “The Company Men.”

Backstage Notes: I met John … Read more

Omar Benson Miller Co-Star of “The Express” Interview

“The Express” is the true story of Ernie Davis, the first African American college athlete to receive the Heisman Trophy. Davis was given the nickname ‘The Elmira Express’ by the press as his hometown was … Read more

Ralf Schmerberg Director “Problema” Interview

Sarah Adamson Interviews Filmmaker Ralf Schmerberg of the movie “Problema.”

If you happened to attend The Chicago Film Festival this past October you may have heard the buzz surrounding this extraordinary one-of-a-kind film. “Problema” posed … Read more

Danny Boyle Academy Award Winner Best Director Interview

Danny Boyle Interview with Sarah Adamson in Chicago

“127 Hours” Round Table Interview October 14, 2010 Elysian Hotel Backstage Notes: Danny Boyle was really cool to meet in person as he’s a people person who … Read more

Cécile De France Interview “Hereafter”

Star of “Hereafter” Cecile De France Interview with Sarah Knight Adamson

I interviewed Cecile De France at the Elysian Hotel in Chicago on October 14, 2010. She’s a Belgium actress who most of us haven’t … Read more

Edward Norton and John Curran Director of “Stone” Interview

Sarah’s Backstage Pass was invited to interview Edward Norton and director John Curran at the Trump Tower Hotel in Chicago. Ed is starring in the dramatic film “Stone” he plays a prison inmate and John… Read more

Interview with Nanette Burstein director of ‘Going the Distance’

Nanette Burstein director of Going the Distance starring Drew Barrymore and Justin Long Chats with WIND am 560’s film critic Sarah Adamson

Backstage Notes: August 11, 2010 – The interview was in a beautiful suite … Read more