Review: Kill the Messenger

 

 
Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on thenation’s streets…and…

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Actor Jason Ritter Discusses His Career and The Film 7 Minutes

 

Thanks to the great people at Falco Inc. I had a chance to speak to actor Jason Ritter upon the DVD release of his latest film 7 Minutes. I’m a huge fan of Jason’s work and really enjoyed him in The Event, The East, and About Alex among others. Below is the entire audio version of the interview with Jason. At the bottom, make sure to …

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The Mend Is A Blend Of Confusion And Emptiness

 
Synopsis:A comic drama about rage, doubt, lust, madness, and other brotherly hand-me-downs.
 

 

The Mend is one of those puzzling films where you don’t know if you just dislike it, or like it for the fact it’s so weird and different. Written and directed by John Magary the movie depicts anger, rage, sadness, jealous…

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Strangerland Director Kim Farrant

 

I had an opportunity to speak to Australian film director Kim Farrant about her latest film Strangerland, starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes. The audio portion of the interview can be found below:

 

 

I found Kim to be very open and honest in the interview. I was quite surprised hearing about the passing …

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Josh Lucas, John Magary, and Mickey Sumner Discuss Making Of 'The Mend'

I had a chance to talk to talk to actors Josh Lucas, Mickey Sumner, and director John Magary regarding the release of their film The Mend. Below is the audio of the interview of in it’s entirety.

 

 

Sometimes three person interviews are difficult to conduct, but everyone in this group was well spoken and had a good understan…

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The Dowdle Brothers Discuss The Making of 'No Escape'

 

I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with John Erick and Drew Dowdle, the men behind the movie No Escape. Below is the audio interview in it’s entirety. I spoke to the guys about the fear factor of the movie, the casting of Owen Wilson, and keeping up the tension in the movie, and a lot more!

 

 

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No Escape Is The Most Terrifying Movie Of The Year

 
Synopsis: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. (Imdb)
 

 

It took till the end of August for the scariest movie of the year to arrive. No Esca…

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Swanberg's Sweet and Satisfying "Digging for Fire" + a Q&A with the Director

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Tim, a high school teacher who is feeling his age, and and his wife, Lee, a yoga teacher and young mother, decide to hide away in a house in the woods and take a vacation from life. Their duplex, their lack of money, and some building resentments towards each other (like doing the taxes and choosing a pre-K for their son), weigh…

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Rupert Friend Plays an Elite Assassin in 'Hitman: Agent 47' Co-Starring Zachary Quinto

“Hitman: Agent 47,” based on the popular video game, centers on an elite assassin, played by Rupert Friend (“Homeland), engineered to be the perfect killing machine. He’s emotionless, consistent, deadly. He’s known by the two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck, which means he’s a prototype and numbers higher than this presumably…

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Review: "Mistress America" is Not Quite The Mistress of America

 
Synopsis: In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – …

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February 24, 2005
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Empire Magazine lists their top ten most underserved Oscars

— Posted by John Campea

Sometimes I do feel that magazines get caught up in themselves and their need to bash what they preach. For instance I stopped buying XBox Official magazine because all they…

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February 24, 2005
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New news on Bond 21

— Posted by John Campea

It’s like pulling teeth, but finally we get some more Bond news, and it’s real live, honest to goodness, new news! The Guardian carry the words of the Bond 21…

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February 24, 2005
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Christopher Walken and Adam Sandler in Click

— Posted by Rodney

Is there a more sure bet than Christopher Walken? No, not every movie he appears in will be fantastic… but HE will be fantastic in them without exception. Adam Sandler…

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February 24, 2005
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The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe Toys

— Posted by Rodney

One of the films I am most looking forward to is the adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe“. I have totally…

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February 24, 2005
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Eddie Izzard documentary to be released

— Posted by John Campea

Eddie Izzard is more than just one of the best comedians of our age, and his foray into acting could well be charted as a rising curve graph, something which…

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February 24, 2005
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Quentin Tarantino to direct CSI season finale

— Posted by John Campea

Not strictly movies, but close enough for me. I’m a big fan of CSI, the original more than Miami, and NY is growing as I watch it, but nothing beats…

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February 23, 2005
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Trailer online for Paul Schrader’s Exorcist: The Beginning

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve just watched the trailer for Paul Schrader‘s Exorcist: The Beginning. To catch up on the history of this, check out the following posts: Censorship and rewriting affect both His…

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February 23, 2005
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Fan films and the awesome looking Grayson

— Posted by John Campea

I came across TheForce.net while researching for the Matrix parody The Helix…Loaded post, and at the time I downloaded a number of movies to watch, the majority looked pretty silly…

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February 23, 2005
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More Movie Blog In The News

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks, John here. For the three of you out there who might be interested in this (my girlfriend, my mom, and probably Richard), another newspaper has run an…

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February 23, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 12

— Posted by Rodney

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February 23, 2005
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Scanner Darkly Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Well… I must be the LAST website on the internet to post this… but the trailer for Scanner Darkly is now online. You can go see it here. Ok, I…

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February 23, 2005
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Baz Luhrmann’s Alexander epic is back on

— Posted by John Campea

This is great news, Baz Luhrmann is back on with his epic tale of Alexander, not only that it is to star the cast first on board for the project…

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February 23, 2005
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Choices for Wonder Woman casting, young and old

— Posted by John Campea

We’ve already had one woman penned as a possible Wonder Woman, so now here’s a story with two more options. Ananova are suggesting that the story could go two ways…

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February 23, 2005
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Ben Affleck to play George Reeves in life story

— Posted by John Campea

This is interesting, news from Cinema Confidential that Ben Affleck has been snapped up to star as George Reeves in the movie about his life. That’s Reeves of 50’s TV…

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February 23, 2005
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The Fog remake lands some cast

— Posted by John Campea

The casting has begun on The Fog remake, and although it’s been around for a few days, I haven’t, so I thought it only right. Cinema Confidential brings us the…

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February 23, 2005
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Ice Cube to take Cary Grant lead in remake

— Posted by John Campea

For me this just taking the mickey on the whole remake front. Yes, I know there are always remakes in some form, but where the hell is all the original…

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February 23, 2005
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Joss Whedon: Wonder Woman or X-Men 3?

— Posted by Rodney

The seemingly never ending on again off again affair with Joss Whedon helming the next X-Men film just won’t seem to get settled. There was a lot of talk recently…

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February 22, 2005
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The Audio Edition is Coming

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, as many of you have noticed (and emailed me about), the Audio Edition hasn’t been around the last couple of weeks due to my insane schedule. However, salvation is…

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