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 13, 2004
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Golden Globe Nominations

— Posted by John Campea

The nominees for the upcoming Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning. Here’s the movie category list: BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA THE AVIATOR CLOSER FINDING NEVERLAND HOTEL RWANDA KINSEY…

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December 13, 2004
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News from producers of Saw 2 script

— Posted by Rodney

Greg Hoffman, the Producer at Lions Gate, has talked on Coming Soon about the script for Saw 2, and it’s certainly interesting and could go either way. Hoffman said it…

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December 13, 2004
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Left Hand of Darkness novel to be developed by Phobos

— Posted by Rodney

Now I admit straight away with knowing nothing more about the original novel in this story from Coming Soon, but what hit me was the wonderfully interesting blurb and the…

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December 13, 2004
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Fox to create Magneto, the next X-Men spin off

— Posted by Rodney

In the sterling effort to beat a franchise to death for all the money they can make, Coming Soon are reporting that 20th Century Fox have acquired Sheldon Turner to…

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December 13, 2004
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Brian Cox Is The Voice Of Aslan

— Posted by John Campea

One film in production that I’m am very curious to see how will turn out is the upcoming adaptation of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the…

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December 13, 2004
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Triple H to be the next Conan?

— Posted by John Campea

This is one of those pieces of news that one half of my brain is thrilled to hear… and the other half is numb with terror. Word is that the…

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December 13, 2004
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Wiseman To Direct Wolverine?

— Posted by John Campea

Wow, Len Wiseman may be a pretty busy guy. The director for Underworld and the upcoming Underworld 2 has apparently been approached to direct the X-Men spin-off Wolverine. I swear…

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December 12, 2004
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New Fantastic Four Picture

— Posted by John Campea

There’s a lot of ill feelings floating around the net these days about the upcoming Fantastic Four flick. Many people are worried this whole project is going to turn out…

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December 11, 2004
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Censorship and rewriting affect both His Dark Materials and Exorcist: The Beginning

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve talked about censorship before and it’s managed to take me off on a rant or two, especially when it’s where a third party censors someone else’s creativity believing that…

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December 11, 2004
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Blade Trinity: AKA “Suck Fest 2004”

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve enjoyed the first 2 Blade films. Each one had it’s glaring weaknesses, but overall each delivered a decently entertaining film. My expectations for Blade Trinity where no more and…

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December 10, 2004
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Rumours of Peter Jackson to make The Hobbit

— Posted by John Campea

Is this story from Ananova too much to hope for? The stars of Lord Of The Rings have given director Peter Jackson a promise they’ll return for The Hobbit if…

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December 10, 2004
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International poster for Batman Begins

— Posted by John Campea

Thanks to Hector we have just looked at the very cool International poster for Batman Begins. Looks very dark and moody, and makes you think of the bat cave of…

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December 10, 2004
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War of the Worlds trailer is upon us

— Posted by John Campea

Another big surprise today, well not really I knew it was coming, but the surprise was really in the lack of content and the shattering of an illusion. The Spielberg…

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December 10, 2004
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Man from U.N.C.L.E. coming to the big screen

— Posted by John Campea

Great news! Remember that fantastic TV show The man from U.N.C.L.E. and the related shows? Well I was leaving the house yesterday for the first work Xmas party, and I…

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December 10, 2004
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Snoop Dogg and Alec Baldwin play coach

— Posted by John Campea

As studio’s do, there will be two sport coaching movies in development at the same time. One is starring the great Alec Baldwin by… …playing the coach of a basketball…

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December 10, 2004
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Nicole Kidman leaves The Producers

— Posted by John Campea

Nicole Kidman has turned away from the remake of The Producers citing the time that would be required to learn all the song and dance routines in her hectic schedule….

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December 9, 2004
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Mark Wahlberg planning documentary

— Posted by John Campea

Mark Whalberg is branching into the realms of Michael Moore with his next venture. According to the Guardian, he will be venturing into the land of documentary making, touching on…

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December 9, 2004
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Disney decides on Sonys Blu-ray DVD

— Posted by John Campea

The new format DVD battle continues with news that Disney have just aligned themselves with Sony’s Blu-Ray format. The Guardian states that Disney have claimed the following reasons: …because Blu-ray…

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