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 1, 2004
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7th Annual BIFA Awards

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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

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Natalie Portman In the Next Indiana Jones?

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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!

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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

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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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November 30, 2004
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Return of the King Special Edition full trailer

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Now I’m going to steer totally clear of this one, I’ve checked out the two minute teaser that John posted before, but I am not going to look at the…

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November 30, 2004
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Nick Cassavetes in negotiation to direct Iron Man

— Posted by John Campea

More comic book adaptation news with the story from Yahoo and Hollywood Reporter that Nick Cassavetes is in talks with New Line Cinema to direct Iron Man. The movie, written…

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November 30, 2004
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Lucas Wants Holiday Special Banned – Who Can Blame Him?

— Posted by Rodney

You ever do something that seemed like a good idea at the time… and then woke up the next day and said to yourself “What the hell did I just…

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November 30, 2004
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Ong Bak Muay Thai Warrior Sequel

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I will never forget the first time I saw the jaw dropping Ong Bak Muay Thai Warrior with the sensational Tony Jaa. It was in Toronto and Bubba (Todd over…

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November 29, 2004
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More rumours Dougray Scott is Bond

— Posted by John Campea

We’ve said it before in a previous post, but again this is confirmed, and as you can see from the comments it’s from an insider source. The Guardian Guide Blog…

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November 29, 2004
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Mr & Mrs Smith trailer

— Posted by John Campea

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November 29, 2004
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Da Vinci Code Producers speak out

— Posted by John Campea

Over at Latino Review I found two interesting interviews with the men behind the screen adaptation of the Da Vinci Code, some of it bodes very well, some comments not…

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November 29, 2004
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New head of Disney lined up?

— Posted by John Campea

The Disney soap opera continues with gossip galore of a possible replacement in line for the role of Disney head. According to the Guardian Peter Chernin, President of News Corp…

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November 29, 2004
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Spacey to give up acting?

— Posted by John Campea

Hardly, I seriously doubt it, but it’s an interesting story none the less. It appears, according to the BBC and also IMDB, that Kevin Spacey is so taken with returning…

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November 29, 2004
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Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice

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Ok, here’s some simple math that I wish more studios in Hollywood understood. What do you get when you add solid compelling material with a cast of talented true actors?…

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