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 7, 2004
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Training Day writer David Ayer to remake The Wild Bunch?

— Posted by John Campea

Christian Bale can do little wrong right now, and if he keeps being careful about his choices for scripts he’s shaping up to be a cult god. So I was…

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December 7, 2004
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Baz Luhrmann’s Alexander project loses stars

— Posted by John Campea

Bad news for Baz Luhrmann with the news that both Nicole Kidman and Leonardo DiCaprio are publicly saying they are off the project. Coming Soon have the story from a…

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December 7, 2004
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Julianne Moore wants in on Philip K Dick thriller Next

— Posted by John Campea

Oooh, sexy. I have a rather large soft spot for Julianne Moore, there’s just something about her, (and it’s nowt to do with being born on the same day but…

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December 7, 2004
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Hollywood to remake BBC drama

— Posted by John Campea

At last Hollywood make a good move on the remake front and head towards a BBC drama that showed to critical acclaim. State of Play was nominated for seven BAFTA’s,…

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December 7, 2004
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Justin Timberlake As The Iron Man? Sweet Heaven Say It Ain’t So

— Posted by Rodney

Well, it appears the end of the current era of Superhero genre movies is coming. At least if the report from MovieHole is true and singer… yes SINGER… not ACTOR,…

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December 7, 2004
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Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses

— Posted by Rodney

Show me the money! The folks at Ananova reported today on the list of the highest paid actresses working in Hollywood. Here’s the list with some of my own uninvited…

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December 7, 2004
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Matt Damon Wanted A Smaller Role In Ocean’s 12

— Posted by Rodney

I like Matt Damon, always have. He’s one of those rare celebrities that seems to be able to avoid the spot light when not on camera and carries a real…

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December 6, 2004
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Don’t Underestimate Nicolas Cage

— Posted by Rodney

It’s no ones fault really. Eventually, if you hear a song too many times you get sick of it. The same it true of our celebrities. Take Nicolas Cage for…

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December 6, 2004
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Underworld 2 Shooting Underway

— Posted by Rodney

I’m not really sure why, but Underworld 2 is a film that I’m just getting more and more excited about seeing. On November 29th the film started shooting here in…

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December 6, 2004
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Blues Brothers 3

— Posted by Rodney

File this one under the category of “Oh for heavens sake just let it go”. Word is that Dan Aykroyd has plans to develop a Blues Brothers 3. I’ll give…

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December 6, 2004
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2 New Pee Wee Herman Movies

— Posted by Rodney

Every now and again I hear some news that has one side of my brain saying “Oh this is so stupid” and the other side of my brain saying “Yaaayyy!!”….

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December 5, 2004
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Bewitched Teaser Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been moderately looking forward to Bewitched ever since I first heard that Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell accepted the leading roles. Two very good performers, some funny source material…

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December 5, 2004
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Bandidas With SALMA HAYEK and PENÉLOPE CRUZ

— Posted by Rodney

Hmmm… a little torn on this one. I know I’m in the minority here… but I have never been a fan of Penelope Cruz. I think she may be one…

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December 5, 2004
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John Reviews Finding Neverland

— Posted by Rodney

The first sniff I had of Finding Neverland being anything more than a cheesy chick flick came when, to my surprise, The National Board of Review gave it the Best…

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December 5, 2004
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Top 10 Cheesiest Lines In Film

— Posted by Rodney

In a survey of 2000 movie fans that was conducted by Warburtons to mark the launch of its new Cheese Flavour Crumpets, a definitive list of the Top 10 Cheesiest…

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December 5, 2004
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Will Smith In Trouble For Having An Opinion – God Forbid

— Posted by Rodney

Yeeehaaaawww!!! Lets go back to the good ol’ days of the sixties when cross burning was an “in” social thing to do, you could ruin a person’s life by labeling…

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December 4, 2004
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Want to be a cinema owner? Read this first.

— Posted by John Campea

While reading through the Guardian newspapers discussion of the new tax laws effect on the film industry, I noticed a story interviewing a Cinema owner. That, combined with the recent…

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December 4, 2004
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UK tax laws change and threaten film production

— Posted by John Campea

The UK Budget changes were announced this week and many are calling them an attempt to buy votes, all that is except for the Film Industry who have been hit…

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