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 12, 2004
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Empire’s movie election results

— Posted by John Campea

I wish I had managed to get this posted before the results so you could all have voted, but I missed it. Empire ran a poll to find out which…

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November 12, 2004
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9/11 Commission Report to become a mini-series

— Posted by John Campea

It may sound hard to believe considering the dryness and sheer weight of this epic report, but Coming Soon have the story from Variety. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine…

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November 11, 2004
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Notifications by Bloglet

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Hey there folks. Just a quick public service announcement. For those of you who have subscribed to The Movie Blog for updates, I’ve just transferred the system to Bloglet. This…

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November 11, 2004
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Soul and Glaser working on new Starsky & Hutch movie

— Posted by John Campea

I had read this before on some site and just saw it again today in the Guardian film summary and realised that it must be true. David Soul and Paul…

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November 11, 2004
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FX Network pushes for entertainment series on Iraq War!

— Posted by John Campea

More political US madness seen at Showbiz Data where it is reported that Steven Bocho (of NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues fame – two of my favourite TV shows)…

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November 11, 2004
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Robert Burns biopic cast list

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who don’t know, Robert Burns (or Rabbie Burns as we would say) is one of the most famous Scottish artists of all time. Born in 1759,…

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November 11, 2004
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UK opening weekend Box Office records smashed

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, don’t waste time trying to think what movie it is. Don’t struggle to think what’s showing in the UK just now and what it could be. It’s a not…

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November 11, 2004
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Moore considering Fahrenheit 9/11 Sequel

— Posted by Rodney

I have never seen a political figure so divide his own people as much as George W. Bush has. He actually lost the 2000 election (but only by a razor…

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November 11, 2004
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Clooney and Soderbergh producing 10 Commandments mini-series

— Posted by John Campea

I think this sounds really interesting, and from the tagline alone I’d be really interested to see how it turns out. With each commandment taking a one hour episode from…

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November 11, 2004
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Farrell eloquently comments on Bond possibilities

— Posted by John Campea

“There’s no f***** way I’m going to play that suave British t***, for f**** sake!” …is what Colin Farrell has said in and article from the Guardian Film, although slightly…

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November 10, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol.1

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November 10, 2004
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A Blade Spinoff Series: The Nightstalkers

— Posted by Rodney

I haven’t even seen Blade Trinity yet and I already think this is a good idea. Sci Fi Wire offers this up: Blade: Trinity writer/director David Goyer told SCI FI…

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November 10, 2004
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Take a Look at Blade: Trinity’s Dracula

— Posted by Rodney

Woo Hoo… lookin nasty. I can’t decide if he looks amazing or cheesey. What do you think?

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November 10, 2004
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Son of the Mask trailer

— Posted by Rodney

File this one under stupid bad idea of the month. I’ll never understand how some movie exec heard a pitch for a The Mask sequel without Jim Carry and think…

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November 10, 2004
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ZATOICHI 2

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness. Look at what Cinema Eye has dug up for us all: So, in order to end speculations and to answer those who emailed, kitanotakeshi.com can confirm, that…

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November 10, 2004
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The Thomas Crown Affair 2

— Posted by Rodney

Sequels aren’t usually things I get too excited about. Having said that, I thought the first Thomas Crown Affair was pretty darn entertaining. Add to that the fact that I…

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November 10, 2004
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Baywatch The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness gracious. If you are a scientist looking for evidence that the human race is completely hopeless… you need look no further. Get ready kiddies, cause Baywatch The…

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November 10, 2004
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Johnny Depp Looking Slick as Willy Wonka

— Posted by Rodney

Not a fan of Tim Burton at all, however, you can count me among those eager to see how this re-make of Willy Wonka turns out. Johnny Depp is a…

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