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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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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November 9, 2004
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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…

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November 9, 2004
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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….

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November 9, 2004
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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,…

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November 9, 2004
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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…

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November 9, 2004
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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…

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November 9, 2004
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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…

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November 9, 2004
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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…

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November 7, 2004
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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…

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November 6, 2004
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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…

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November 4, 2004
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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…

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November 4, 2004
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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…

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November 4, 2004
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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…

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