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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Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' is the best Hip Hop film since '8 Mile'

 

 
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
 

Straight Outta Compton is a love letter to all west coast hip hop fans of the later 80’s and early 90’s, (Everyone), and is actually a pretty fine f…

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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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by Rodney

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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November 29, 2004
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Fantastic Four Trailer in front of Fat Albert

— Posted by Rodney

Is it just me, or does it feel like films are being seriously rushed these days? It was just a couple of months ago that production of The Fantastic Four…

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November 29, 2004
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Nice NY Post Article on Ziyi Zhang

— Posted by Rodney

I took notice of Ziyi Zhang (or Zhang Ziyi as she was called at the time) like everyone else in Croutching Tiger. I outright fell in love with her (like…

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November 29, 2004
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Rambo IV: Holy War

— Posted by Rodney

This just has “Bad Idea” written all over it in several different languages. As we’ve mentioned before, it seems the big ol’ Rambo gun is being loaded up again because…

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November 29, 2004
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Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 – The Prequel

— Posted by Rodney

There are films that get made with fascinating characters… like Star Wars… that lend themselves to exploring the back story of them in a Prequel film. Does anyone out there…

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November 29, 2004
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The trailer for Straight Jacket stinks!

— Posted by John Campea

I did my usual trailer trawl (ooh, I am guessing that sounds bad for the US audience) and discovered a movie I hadn’t heard of called Straight Jacket. Instantly the…

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November 29, 2004
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Top 100 UK Box Office Movies

— Posted by John Campea

Watching television this weekend, in a particularly lazy weekend, I came across Channel 4’s top 100 movies. Now they’ve done a lot of these before, but this one was actually…

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November 28, 2004
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Superman – Steve Martin to play Perry White?

— Posted by Rodney

I’m a big Steve Martin Fan. Yes, the man had made his fair share of stinkers over the years, but the man is still hilarious. I still have Bowfinger on…

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November 28, 2004
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Affleck Stays Out Of Degrassi

— Posted by Rodney

I will never understand why Degrassi Jr. High has such a big following in the States. There has been some damn good Canadian television… but this wasn’t one of them….

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November 28, 2004
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Yes This Is The Movie Blog – Just A New Look

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks. Well, as you can see things look a little bit different around here. Why did I change the site design? For no other reason than I was…

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