Hosted by two effervescent admitted film geeks, Alicia Malone (Movie Juice) and Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and targeted at movie buffs, “Profiles,” takes deep online video dives on filmmakers and movie stars. “Profiles” aims to be a cross between “Biography,” “Inside the Actor’s Studio” and “At the Movies” as Malone and Mantz seek to entertain and inform with trivia, a countdown of their subject’s best movies, and an interview with either the subject or someone close to them, on the phone or on-camera.
Talking about Jack Nicholson for example, was “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” producer Michael Douglas. So far the enthusiastic duo has profiled Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, John Hughes, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cate Blanchett, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, John Williams, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, David Lynch, Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, The Beatles, Cameron Crowe, PIXAR Studios and the Coen Brothers.
And they’ve interviewed Al Pacino, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Francis Ford Coppola, Sir Ridley Scott, Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, Matthew Broderick, Matthew Modine, Jason Schwartzman, Penny Marshall, Rob Marshall, Pete Docter and Richard Donner, among others.
And they’re doing all this on their own, as “Profiles” builds a following on YouTube and iTunes.