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…

Continue Reading

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
November 9, 2004
default_filler

In-Freaking-Credible

— Posted by Rodney

Because of all the upheaval going on around The Movie Blog with changing hosts, upgrading Mt and changing Domain Registrars I haven’t got this post put up nearly as early…

News Chat
8
November 9, 2004
default_filler

Nice Picture of General Grievous

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been giddy as a school girl with a stupid grin on my face ever since I’ve seen the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith….

News Chat
96
November 9, 2004
default_filler

Infernal Affairs now called The Departed

— Posted by Rodney

Oh man… why must people mess with something that is already amazing!?!? Infernal Affairs is one of the best cop dramas I’ve seen in a long long time. And no,…

News Chat
10
November 9, 2004
default_filler

The Simpsons Movie Update

— Posted by Rodney

I think this will be the crowning achievement of The Simpsons. No seriously, I really do. I’ve been excited about the concept for a long time, even though I know…

News Chat
12
November 9, 2004
default_filler

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Poster

— Posted by Rodney

For those of us who have actually been looking forward to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we’ve had to appease ourselves with little glimpses of disposable camera shots and tabloid…

News Chat
8
November 9, 2004
default_filler

Phantom of the Opera Clips

— Posted by Rodney

This one is going to be great. Like my mom used to say: “Garbage in, garbage out”. When it comes to movies nothing could be more true. You could get…

News Chat
52
November 9, 2004
default_filler

Up And Running Again

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks! John here. You may have noticed that the site was down for a few hours today. That’s because we switched hosting companies. The traffic on the site…

News Chat
2
November 7, 2004
default_filler

Watchmen update…all too late

— Posted by John Campea

Oh, this is dreadful news, I can’t believe it. I am a huge comic book fan, in fact my parents just brought my boxes of old comics down from their…

News Chat
5
November 6, 2004
default_filler

Star Wars Episode III trailer online

— Posted by John Campea

I just logged on and looked through a few of the sites I visit for stories and happened to look over the excellent FilmRot site. What should I see there…

News Chat
22
November 4, 2004
default_filler

The Transformers Take A Major Hit

— Posted by Rodney

Optimus Prime could kick the crap outta HellBoy, the Fantastic Four and that pansy-boy Spider-Man any day of the freaking week! And if you don’t agree, then obviously you aren’t…

News Chat
14
November 4, 2004
default_filler

Dungeons & Dragons 3

— Posted by Rodney

Yes, you read that title right. Somewhere in the world, some brain trust that obviously made they’re money from an inheritance decided to not only produce a sequel to one…

News Chat
17
November 4, 2004
default_filler

American Pie 4 – You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me

— Posted by Rodney

I know I’m iin the minority here… but I didn’t like a single American Pie Movie at all. Not even a little. I thought they were stupid pieces of crap…

News Chat
46
November 4, 2004
default_filler

A Much Better Ocean’s Twelve Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Ahhh… now this is more like it. Very cool style to this new one sheet of Ocean’s 12. Groovey baby. This is just a little teaser version of it. To…

News Chat
0
November 3, 2004
default_filler

Aronofsky Off The Watchmen

— Posted by Rodney

It’s funny, I’ve been getting a couple of emails and comments lately about Aronofsky’s attachment to the upcoming “The Watchmen” adaptation. Well, bad news folks… according the the good folks…

News Chat
14
November 3, 2004
default_filler

Digital Cinema is coming…at last

— Posted by John Campea

Sitting in a Cinema watching a movie that has been showing for a good few weeks can be an annoying time. The 35mm print will have scratches, marks and cuts…

News Chat
0
November 2, 2004
default_filler

The Movie Blog: Audio Edition

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there boys and girls, John here. We’re about to try something new here at The Movie Blog. Tonight we’ll be recording our first installment of “The Movie Blog: Audio…

News Chat
6
November 2, 2004
default_filler

Die Hard 4 Keeps Chugging Along

— Posted by Rodney

In the genre of movie franchises that are just brainless fun, Die Hard is king! They announced quite a while ago that a Die Hard 4 was in the works,…

News Chat
2
November 2, 2004
default_filler

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Coming Even Sooner

— Posted by Rodney

I thought the first Bridget Jones film was ok. Not great, but ok. HOLY CRAP… it seems like every single woman I know just LOVED it though. So this little…

News Chat
1
"I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

—Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills from Taken, 2008

    Archives