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 8, 2005
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Kevin Costner to reprise Robin Hood role?

— Posted by John Campea

To be honest I don’t think I’ve seen Kevin Costner in anything I really enjoyed apart from No Way Out. Actually, probably not true, I did enjoy Field of Dreams,…

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February 8, 2005
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Site updates

— Posted by John Campea

Quick site update everyone. We’re tidying up the site pages and finally getting all the little glitches sorted out in the site. We’ve all been too busy posting and researching…

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February 7, 2005
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The Movie Blog Special Announcement

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there everyone. John here. Well, some of you already know this so I thought I’d make it public knowledge. I’m very excited to announce that my first book will…

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February 7, 2005
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ONG BAK!

— Posted by Rodney

What more can I say really? It’s been over a years since I last saw Ong Bak and I was recently given a DVD screener for review purposes. I forgot…

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February 7, 2005
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Miami Vice Movie News

— Posted by Rodney

Well it looks like it’s all official now. Miami Vice the Movie is moving full steam ahead. As a matter of fact, Universal has already set a release date for…

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February 7, 2005
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New Batman Begins Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

It was a great Superbowl this year (Way to go Patriots!!!!). However, my favorite part of this annual event was at half time when the new trailer for Batman begins…

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February 7, 2005
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Foxx and Swank Take Top SAG Awards

— Posted by Rodney

No surprises here as the Screen Actors Guild handed out their annual awards on Sunday. Jamie Foxx predictably took home the Best Actor awards for his role in “Ray”, and…

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February 5, 2005
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Is this the reason for remaking Evil Dead?

— Posted by John Campea

I’m as upset as you guys so obviously are about the new Evil Dead remake without the original team, and I mean the whole team, not just without Bruce Campbell…

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February 4, 2005
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Feed – A thriller about men who make women fat?!

— Posted by John Campea

I’m having a seriously bizarre day. I’ve just watched St John’s Wort and now this story from Coming Soon: Brett Leonard is directing Feed, a psychological thriller about a world…

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February 4, 2005
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Chris Rock Speaks About His Upcoming Hosting Duties

— Posted by John Campea

As we have been so bitter about Chris Rock’s upcoming stint as the host of the Oscars, I thought it would only be appropriate to post the latest story relating…

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February 4, 2005
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Nicholson to join The Departed cast

— Posted by John Campea

The next big name to sign up to Martin Scorsese’s latest movie The Departed could well be Jack Nicholson. BBC carries the news from Variety. Nicholson told Variety’s newshound, “[I’ve…

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February 4, 2005
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Ever Wonder What A Producer Is?

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve always thought that actors get far too much credit for the films they’re in. Don’t get me wrong, they are an important piece of the movie puzzle, but the…

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February 4, 2005
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Goldeneye Director back for next Bond

— Posted by John Campea

The news is all over the place that Martin Campbell who directed Goldeneye will be directing Bond 21, and what is Bond 21 to be? Casino Royale no less. Now,…

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February 4, 2005
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28 Days Later writer takes on Halo

— Posted by John Campea

Well it looks like more than rumour now, and I know it’s attracted a lot of discussion and debate, so let’s hope the news that Halo is a go brings…

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February 3, 2005
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The Rock looking for a Superhero role?

— Posted by John Campea

The Rock has been credited in Playboy through IMDB today as saying he doesn’t think Toby Maguire is too convincing a Superhero, in fact IMDB suggests that he said he…

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February 2, 2005
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Spider-Man 3 with Venom?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I’m all buzzing right now. Apparently the villain for Spier-Man 3 has been selected by the powers that be. However, they’re not officially letting anyone know who that villain…

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February 2, 2005
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Columbia in talks to make difficult 9/11 movie

— Posted by John Campea

The first thing I felt when I read this was dread. Reading dispassionately and with that cynical movie makers hat on, the first thing I thought about was an incredibly…

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February 2, 2005
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Terminator 4 will have no T3 cast

— Posted by John Campea

Shock horror news from Coming Soon that Terminator 4 will be held in the future and that none of the cast of T3 is coming back, give me a second…

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