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 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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December 9, 2004
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Name these Movies

— Posted by Rodney

Hey folks, John here. I love getting these kinds of emails. Darko from Belgium wrote me with a bit of a quiz. He needs to know what 3 movies these…

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December 9, 2004
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Shrek 3 set for May 2007

— Posted by Rodney

Up until this point, Shrek 3 was set for a November 2006 release date, however, the big decision makers over at Dreamworks have just concluded that a May 2007 date…

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December 8, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 5

— Posted by Rodney

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December 8, 2004
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Hideo Nakata to direct The Entity and more remake news

— Posted by John Campea

Hideo Nakata has a fantastic resume, with the original Ringu and Dark Water alongside their US remakes, as well as Chaos and the US rewrite and remake Ring Two. So…

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December 8, 2004
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Trailer for Dark Water online

— Posted by John Campea

Being a huge Far Eastern cinema fan, especially when it comes to horror, I’ve seen the original Dark Water a number of times and quite sincerely rate it over Ringu,…

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December 8, 2004
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Pink to write her own movie!

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah. you might as well look up in disgust Ms Pink! IMDB have a great sense of humour, and they show it in this post about Pink and her efforts…

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December 8, 2004
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Talk begins of an Alien 5

— Posted by John Campea

Everyone sing hallelujah and praise a belly full of Alien eggs. There is good news to all fans of Aliens (and Predators) everywhere. Dark Horizons captured my eye with the…

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December 8, 2004
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The Annies – Shrek 2 or The Incredibles

— Posted by Rodney

The awards for animation (known as The Annies) have just announced their list of nominees. As expected it’s turning out to be a 2 horse race between Shrek 2 and…

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December 8, 2004
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Colin Farrell’s Public Service Announcement

— Posted by Rodney

I like it when a celebrity kind of pokes fun at themselves or their image. It kinda shows me they’re at least a little bit still based in reality. William…

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December 7, 2004
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Star Wars: Clone Wars DVD

— Posted by Rodney

Well, according to the good folks over at Twitch, it looks like the DVD for Star Wars: Clones Wars is coming to a store near you on March 22nd, just…

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December 7, 2004
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Channel 4 voting for best and worst films of 2004

— Posted by John Campea

Channel 4 are currently asking for people to vote for their best and worst movies of 2004, we’ve missed the nomination stage, but they are into the actual voting, so…

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December 7, 2004
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Screenwriter makes changes to Doom

— Posted by John Campea

It looks like famous last words when I said in another post that the people at Id were being really clever and holding onto the rights for the movie Doom…

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