October 21, 2016
        "Manchester by the Sea" leads the Gotham Award nominations                Tom Ford, Marc Platt and Kenneth Lonergan to be Honored at 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Tom Cruise is in his action hero comfort zone with "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back"                "Moonlight" could be A24's big Oscar horse this year                Ewan McGregor steps behind the camera with "American Pastoral"                Hollywood Contenders: A second crack at Golden Globe predictions for 2016                "The Accountant" seeks to help give Ben Affleck another blockbuster                85 countries will be competing for Best Foreign Language Feature nominations at the Oscars                Tom Hanks to receive Hollywood Actor Award for "Sully" @ Hollywood Film Awards                "Certain Women" showcases Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, and Michelle Williams                Ben Affleck is perhaps Hollywood's biggest and most diverse superstar                "The Birth of a Nation" looks to survive controversy and contend for awards                "The Girl on the Train" hopes to transport Emily Blunt to the Oscar race                "The Jungle Book," "Zootopia" and Craft Artists to be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards                Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" officially is a 2016 contender        

Exclusive: Hollywood In Five – Breck Eisner, director of ‘The Crazies’

The Crazies


Hollywood is a busy town. Movers bump into shakers on their way to the next power meeting. You have to move quickly if you want to keep up.

HollywoodNews.com is here to help. Our interview feature, “Hollywood In Five,” showcases the creative individuals responsible for the movies we love, and corners them for five quality minutes. Or, at least, as close to 5 minutes as we can manage!

Click here to listen to our interview with “The Crazies” director Breck Eisner.

Breck Eisner, son of Hollywood executive Michael Eisner, cut his teeth directing psychological thrillers (2003’s “Thoughtcrimes”) and big-budget, tentpole vehicles (“Sahara,” with Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz). This weekend, audiences will see a different side of the storyteller as he tackles a stripped-down, chilled-to-the-bone adaptation of George A. Romero’s 1973 horror fave, “The Crazies.”

The film follows the denizens of a quiet, Midwestern farm community who must fight for their survival once a toxin in the water turns townfolk into malicious zombies. Eisner spoke to HollywoodNews.com on his way to the airport on the day his movie hits theaters.

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About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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