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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Straight Outta Oscars: Why the Academy Won't, But Should Consider Compton

 

Catching the Hollywood ‘powers that be’ off-guard, “Straight Outta Compton” became the not-so-surprise sleeper summer hit, grossing $60 million over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting that high of an opening weekend, but the initial projections seemed too low. Universal Studios’ hip-hop “Compton” out-performed its predicted gross and sur…

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December 3, 2004
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Jerry Bruckheimer producing the Battle of the Planets

— Posted by John Campea

You know how John is excited about >Transformers, as can be seen by previous posts, well this is my growing up with TV programme that makes me just as excited,…

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December 2, 2004
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Finding Neverland – Best Film Of The Year

— Posted by Rodney

Well, it has begun. The awards are being handed out, and first up to bat is The National Board of Review which handed out it’s “Best of” list yesterday. Here’s…

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December 2, 2004
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Usher Gets Another Movie

— Posted by Rodney

And the banging of my head against hard objects continues. Stupidity abounds my friends. Usher (yeah, the MUSIC star) is getting a big leading role in a film. Once again…

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December 2, 2004
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Give a Little Credit to a Lady Killer

— Posted by Rodney

My main motto about movies is “The most beautiful thing about film is the pure subjectivity of it”. I hold to that. But even I get a little amazed at…

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December 2, 2004
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The Fog remake finds a Director

— Posted by John Campea

Looks like it’s getting foggy out folks. Rupert Wainwright has been announced through Yahoo news to be the Director for the Fog remake. In the article, Debra Hill says: “John…

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December 2, 2004
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Now Oliver Stone blasts DVD

— Posted by John Campea

I’m coming right out and saying it at the very start of this story. I’m going to stand up and hold my hand up high and say that… I love…

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December 1, 2004
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Wonderful publicity shots from Walk the Line

— Posted by John Campea

This came out of nowhere for me as I totally missed any news that the fabulous Joaquin Phoenix is playing Johnny Cash in this biopic of his life. Vanity Fair…

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December 1, 2004
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Greek lawyers halt action against Alexander to go watch the movie!

— Posted by John Campea

The now infamous Greek lawyers who we reported were about to sue everyone who ever had anything to do with the movie production have just paused in their efforts to…

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December 1, 2004
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Madonna and Guy Ritchie working together again?!

— Posted by John Campea

What’s going on, don’t these two realise that history usually is there to tell you something, like how badly you suck when you work together on a movie? Apparently the…

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December 1, 2004
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Tom Hanks finally confirmed for Da Vinci Code

— Posted by John Campea

How cool are we? Not only can we fix any website anywhere ever, but we also just happen to get the best movie insider news before anyone else…albeit the other…

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December 1, 2004
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7th Annual BIFA Awards

— Posted by John Campea

The 7th British Independent Film Awards were held last night and a big winner was Mike Leigh and cast for his film Vera Drake, raking in a mammoth six awards….

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December 1, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 4

— Posted by Rodney

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December 1, 2004
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Natalie Portman In the Next Indiana Jones?

— Posted by Rodney

File this one under rumour of the day. But it’s an interesting enough one to talk about here. Word is that Natalie Portman could be landing a spot in the…

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December 1, 2004
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We’re back! Comments are working again!

— Posted by John Campea

ACTION! We’re back. Huge apologies from both of us, the comment system was failing big style and we’ve been busy trying to keep posting you latest information and track down…

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December 1, 2004
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John Woo’s The Battle of Red Cliff Cast

— Posted by Rodney

If nothing else, (and I do mean NOTHING else) Batman and Robin taught us that a getting together a good cast does not necessarily mean you’re going to get a…

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November 30, 2004
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Bond Producers to make Casino Royale without Tarantino

— Posted by John Campea

The farce that is the Production of the Bond franchise continues. After dumping Pierce Brosnan so abruptly, and ignoring one of the best offers there could be in the guise…

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November 30, 2004
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Damon replacing DiCaprio in DeNiro’s CIA thriller

— Posted by John Campea

The Good Sheperd, Robert De Niro‘s pet project about the history of the CIA through the eyes of one of the founding agents, James Jesus Angleton, has been very troubled….

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November 30, 2004
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New DVD format causes big battle

— Posted by John Campea

The great fight returns, remember VHS vs Betamax? What a mess that turned out ot be, Betamax being the superior format but falling by the wayside by aggresive marketing, cheaper…

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