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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by John Campea

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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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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"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

— Keir Dullea as Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

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