Filmmaker Zachary Sluser On Making The Driftless Area

 

I got a chance to speak to director Zachary Sluser about his feature film debut of making The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, and Zooey Deschanel.

 

Jim: Hey Zach, how are you?

 
Zach: I’m good, how are you Jim?
 

Jim: I’m great, before I get into the movie, I was looking over your bio…

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Home Movie Review


Director: Tim Johnson
Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Aww, Dreamwork, how we love you so … even, if you are the stepchild of animation. You always do good work. However, not great work like your brother and sister, Pixar and Disney. This brings me to your latest feature film, Home. And, I have…

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Indie Darling "It Follows" Disappoints Despite Suffocating Praise

 

 

It Follows is “good” for all the boring reasons. It’s premise—a supernatural being haunting unlucky youngsters who contract it through dirty sex we never get to see—tickled critics into trumpeting it as an allegory for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. But boy is that interpretation a downer. Where’s the fun in A…

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Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

 

Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been everywhere and now it’s finally here. While it’s lost its “first time” appeal being the second film…

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Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

 

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step …

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The Nightmare Could Be 2015's Scariest Documentary

 

Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

 

Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary The Nightmare has. Though not for everyone, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher crafts an effectively unsettling and extremely creepy documentary on …

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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

 
Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.
 

 

It seems like it’s been a long time since Tim Burton has made a movie that isn’t weird and that actually has some meaning to it. Big Eyes is the story of Margaret Keane and her manipulative hus…

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Vincent D'Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

 

Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

 

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

 
Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great…

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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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October 27, 2004
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Rush pulls out of Eucalyptus & another Grudge?

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Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of the romantic comedy Eucalyptus, also starring Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. No surprise really as the BBC are reporting, the filming schedule was clashing…

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October 26, 2004
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Sean Bean – Will Someone PLEASE Give This Man A Leading Role!

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I’ve been a big fan of Sean Bean ever since I saw him as Trevelyan in the James Bond flick GoldenEye. The guy carries a real power and rugged strength…

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October 26, 2004
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Elektra’s Typhoid Mary

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Ummm… is that Jennifer Garner about to kiss another woman? I need to go spend some time by myself. In the meantime, the USA Today is giving us all this…

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October 26, 2004
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Pee-Wee Herman Returns?

— Posted by Rodney

I still remember how much of a kick I got out of Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure. Man that guy is nutty. Not to mention that besides Batman it’s the only Tim…

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October 26, 2004
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More Rambo 4 Talk

— Posted by Rodney

Oh goodness, someone seems to have puked on the floor… oh wait… that’s just the idea for a fourth Rambo movie. Ugg. The happy family over at Chud give us…

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October 26, 2004
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The Phantom of the Opera

— Posted by Rodney

I always get excited when I hear a really solid story is getting made into a film. Hence my giddiness over The Phantom of the Opera! With all the garbage…

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October 26, 2004
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Joss Whedon NOT Directing X-Men 3

— Posted by Rodney

Well, I guess this isn’t the first time (or the last time) the internet rumour mill has been wrong. As it turns out Buffy and Angel director Joss Whedon is…

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October 26, 2004
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The Bad News Bears Land Greg Kinnear

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I know the man has made some real stinkers along the way, but I just love Greg Kinnear as an actor. I have always thought he deserved an Oscar…

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October 26, 2004
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National Treasure preview falls short?

— Posted by John Campea

I found a link (somewhere, so apologies to whoever drew my attention to it for the no mention) pointing to the National Treasure 10 minute snippet of the film. I…

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October 26, 2004
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Remake of Last Holiday – Another Guinness film

— Posted by John Campea

I can’t believe it. Call me Rich the Remake Writer, ’cause here comes another one. Oh, and it’s gonna be bad. Sites are reporting a remake of another Alec Guinness…

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October 26, 2004
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Hollywood to tarnish the story of Anneliese Michel?

— Posted by John Campea

Just about every website that has anything to do with film news is covering the story of the new cast members for the movie The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel. However…

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October 25, 2004
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Ben Affleck Gets Guts Kicked In

— Posted by Rodney

Not literally… but man the box office was cruel to the man. In it’s opening weekend (you know, the weekend when a movie makes more money than on any other),…

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October 25, 2004
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Iron Man Movie is a go

— Posted by Rodney

The Superhero genre keeps marching on. It appears that the newest hero that will be making the jump to the big screen is Iron Man. The Big Wigs over at…

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October 25, 2004
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101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment

— Posted by Rodney

I’m a factoid kind of guy. I get a kick out of lists and top 10’s and things like that. So when I came across EOnline’s list for 101 Most…

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October 25, 2004
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The Avengers – $700 Million to make? – Give me a break

— Posted by Rodney

Under the category of “some of the stupidest things ever said”, Marvel comic writer Brian Bendis said that a movie version of The Avengers probably won’t be hitting the big…

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October 23, 2004
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Ben Kingsley to play Doctor Kevorkian

— Posted by John Campea

BBC news is talking about the possibility of Ben Kingsley playingDr Jack Kevorkian, a Doctor who is famed for his active endorsement of euthanasia. Currently behind bars he is offering…

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October 23, 2004
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Vantage Point: Intriguing one line hook

— Posted by John Campea

I like movies that take an unusual style of storytelling or film making, something that leans over to the audience, grabs them by the shoulders and shakes them awake. Things…

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October 23, 2004
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Silent Hill The Movie – Games to Screen

— Posted by John Campea

News came out last week on Roger Avery√جø¬Ωs web journal that the draft script for the movie Silent Hill is almost complete, he addresses fans fears almost immediately about the…

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