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!

 

 

&nbs…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Swanberg's Sweet and Satisfying "Digging for Fire" + a Q&A with the Director

Synopsis: 

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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 – …

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

"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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading

Director Rustam Branaman Talks His Latest Film Any Day

Recently I had a chance to speak to film director Rustam Branaman about his film Any Day starring Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, Kate Walsh, and Tom Arnold. In the audio below, Rustam talks about working with Sean’s dedication, working with a talented cast, the meaning behind the film, and a lot more.

 

 

Any Day is available on DV…

Continue Reading
November 19, 2004
default_filler

Ringers: Lord of the Fans

— Posted by Rodney

Well, I guess deep down we all knew this was going to happen. It appears a documentary on Lord of the Rings fans is coming our way entitled Ringers: Lord…

News Chat
3
November 19, 2004
default_filler

National Treasure Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I remember a time not so long ago when Nicolas Cage was on top of the A list of actors in Hollywood. For the record, I like him. It seemed…

News Chat
3
November 19, 2004
default_filler

Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that when a film is really kind of special, it’s sequel is bound to disappoint. This appears to be the case with Bridget Jones:…

News Chat
5
November 19, 2004
default_filler

Trailer for Hotel Rwanda

— Posted by John Campea

I love trailers, I think they’re a small movie in their own right, however they can give away too much, especially from the ending of a movie. Anyway, we’ve talked…

News Chat
6
November 18, 2004
default_filler

Hanks comments on Toy Story 3

— Posted by John Campea

Empire have Tom Hank‘s comments from the premiere of The Polar Express about Toy Story 3. …a few queries about future projects did make it through, and while there was…

News Chat
5
November 18, 2004
default_filler

Halo The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

It still boggles my mind. The opening weekend numbers for Halo 2, which not only blew away any other video game sales in history, but also out did any movie…

News Chat
54
November 18, 2004
default_filler

X-Men Director moves to games

— Posted by John Campea

Interesting news, and a growing trend amongst Hollywood just now, comes from the BBC daily update, talking of Bryan Singer‘s next project. A-list Hollywood director Bryan Singer made his name…

News Chat
5
November 18, 2004
default_filler

Constantine Poster

— Posted by Rodney

The new poster for Constantine has started floating around. Not bad… not bad at all. Are you looking forward to this one? Personally, I have begun to feel any excitment…

News Chat
3
November 18, 2004
default_filler

V for Vendetta moves forward

— Posted by John Campea

Until recently I hadn’t gone much further than Watchmen and Batman: Killing Joke with Alan Moore. So I looked into League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta, both were…

News Chat
1
November 18, 2004
default_filler

Evil Dead to be remade again!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, hold up. We’ve all been ranting about the hunger in Hollywood to remake just about everything and anything, but now they really are taking the…biscuit. Now they are remaking…

News Chat
18
November 17, 2004
default_filler

The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 2

— Posted by Rodney

AudioFile=http://www.themovieblog.com/audioedition/AudioEditionVol2.mp3
AudioFileSize=2794162
AudioDescription=Emails, Polar Express, Movie Piracy, James Bond, Star Wars, Elektra, Superman

Uncut Podcast
14
November 17, 2004
default_filler

Emin withdraws movie from UK distribution

— Posted by John Campea

Tracey Emin has withdrawn her film Top Spot from distribution in the UK because of the 18 rating. The Guardian says: Emin, 41, had already criticised the British Board of…

News Chat
1
November 17, 2004
default_filler

UK bookies place odds on Bond

— Posted by John Campea

After John discussed the possible new Bond on the Audio MovieBlog edition 2, I thought this was a timely story from the Guardian listing the current Bookmakers odds on who…

News Chat
12
November 17, 2004
default_filler

Santa’s Slay

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness. Every once in a while I come across a film concept that is so ridiculous that I can’t wait to see it. Santa’s Slay, staring Bill Goldberg…

News Chat
17
November 17, 2004
default_filler

Ackroyd wants a Ghostbusters 3

— Posted by John Campea

Unfortunately for him he seems to be the only one who does want a third movie in the Ghostbusters series. Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have…

News Chat
105
November 16, 2004
default_filler

The Polar Express – Someone Should Be Fired For This

— Posted by Rodney

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when cross Tom Hanks (one of the most celebrated actors and talents of our generation), a 3D animated film (one of…

News Chat
31
November 16, 2004
default_filler

David Beckham turns down movie role

— Posted by Rodney

Ahhh… now this is nice to see. A non-actor celebrity turning down a jump into a movie career… well… at least for now. Still, this is nice to see, and…

News Chat
5
November 16, 2004
default_filler

The Chronicles of Riddick – Director’s Cut DVD

— Posted by Rodney

It’s not a big secret that I think Vin Diesel is a terrible actor. No, seriously. He’s really bad, just watch him. Now, having said that, it doesn’t necessarily mean…

News Chat
6
“I'm a mog - half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend.”

— John Candy as Barf from Spaceballs, 1987

    Archives