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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Review: "Fort Tilden" Could've been "Great" but settles for "Good Enough"

 

 
Synopsis: A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

 
Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty are relatively new to the scene, but their work as a comedy duo feels well practiced. They have a Joan Rivers quality with Broad City chemistry. Elliott and McNulty don’t give off a whi…

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"Tom at the Farm" Adds to the Mystique of the Prolific Xavier Dolan

 

 
Synopsis: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.
 

Xavier Dolan adapted a play for his sixth feature film. I’m guessing the reason why is to lighten his load of work. Though Dolan’s Tom at the Farm is successful as a film, it’s lousy as an adaptation. I haven…

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December 16, 2004
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Bill Murray Gets Told Off

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I’ll say this right off the top: I LOVE Bill Murray. I can’t think of a project he’s done off the top of my head that I haven’t loved him…

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Chow Yun-Fat cast in Pirates of the Caribbean sequels

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Harrison Ford signs for Fallujah War movie

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Harrison Ford has signed up for a movie based on the taking of Fallujah based on an upcoming book No True Glory, strangely entitled No True Glory: The Battle for…

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December 16, 2004
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Dictionary Definition of Ignorance: “MPAA”

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the main lobbying group for Hollywood’s studios has continued it’s effort on publicly displaying it’s stupidity for all the world to see and…

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Miramax employees unhappy about great treatment

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This story in IMDB made me laugh and I couldn’t do anything else but share it with you. During all the troubles of Miramax at the moment, you would think…

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December 16, 2004
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Trailer for Hostage with Bruce Willis

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Okay, so we’ve talked about trailers before, and it’s clear that there is a huge raft of mixed opinion. Good, bad, gives away too much, never represents the film, etc….

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December 15, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 6!!!

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Interview with the Phantom of the Opera – Gerard Butler

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Cinema Confidential have a short, but interesting, interview with Gerard Butler on playing the lead in The Phantom of the Opera on the very tough sounding preparation for the role….

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December 15, 2004
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X-Men 3 or Wonder Woman. Which Will Joss do?

— Posted by John Campea

It’s being peppered all over the web today that Buffy/Angel/Serenity creator Joss Whedon is not only in the running to be the next X-Men director, but that Warner Bros. is…

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December 15, 2004
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Sean Bean, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in The Island

— Posted by John Campea

Usually the only films that get you excited even before they’re in production are sequels or adaptations from books, comics or previous films. But once in a while you hear…

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December 15, 2004
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No More Late Fees At Blockbuster?

— Posted by John Campea

Late fees are the bane of my existence. Not only do I have to spend over $5 to rent a fricken movie… but they know full well that the pace…

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December 15, 2004
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Dave Callaham defends Doom screenplay…badly

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I have to come clean. According to the open letter from Dave Callaham regarding the screenplay of Doom, I am: nothing less than shoddy and irresponsible I don’t think he…

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December 15, 2004
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Batman Begins Trailer online and is Batman British?

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Okay, I think I just wet myself. I saw the latest Batman trailer through Empire and my appetite is well and truly wetted. It really does look good, dark, moody…

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December 15, 2004
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Chris Weitz leaves Directors role in His Dark Materials

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With the big discussion around His Dark Materials and the massive alterations of the huge plot changes, the news comes in that Chris Weitz has left the Directors duties but…

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December 14, 2004
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Why Films Not Yet Released Get Nominated

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A couple of people have been leaving comments in various “award” posts asking why a movie that isn’t even released in theaters can get award nominations. Good question… the answer…

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December 14, 2004
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Keira Knightley Gets Boo-Boo. John Offers To Kiss It Better

— Posted by John Campea

It seems universal hottie, and generally solid actress (ok, lets just forget about King Arthur shall we) Keira Knightley sustained an injury while filming her upcoming film Domino, a true…

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December 14, 2004
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Thor Movie In Development

— Posted by John Campea

And the Superhero machine just keeps churning them out. The Mighty Thor seems to be the next up to bat. I’ve always thought Thor was an interesting character (and I…

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December 14, 2004
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Transformers The Movie – Interview With Producer Don Murphy

— Posted by John Campea

There an interesting (although short) little interview with Transformers producer Don Murphy over at TFormers.Com. Here’s a little excerpt: TFormers: Will there be any elements that appeal specifically to young…

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