Filmmaker Mora Stephens Talks About Her Movie Zipper

 

 

I had a chance to speak to director Mora Stephens regarding her recently released film Zipper, starring Patrick Wilson. Mora talked about what prompted her to co-write and direct the film, her interest in political scandals, and addictions. She talks about working with a talented crew and actors on this film. The interview a…

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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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October 3, 2004
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Anyone Want An Oscar? Angelina Jolie is Selling Hers

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I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s a grab for some attention. Maybe it’s her way of trying to get Billy Bob Thornton back. Perhaps it’s all legit. Digital…

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October 3, 2004
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“There and Back Again” – Life on the Set of Lord Of The Rings by Sean Austin

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So put this on my Christmas list. Sean Astin (Aka Samwise in the Lord of the Rings films), has writen a book, entitled There and Back Again : An Actor’s…

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October 3, 2004
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Miami Vice The Movie

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Nuts. Just after I throw out my white cotton pants, pink t-shirt and white jacket, word hits the street that there is going to be a Miami Vice movie. I’m…

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October 3, 2004
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Roberto Benigni to Direct War In Iraq Comedy

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On my list of top 5 movies of all time is an Italian subtitled film by director Roberto Benigni called Life Is Beautiful, a film set against the background of…

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October 2, 2004
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Star Wars TV Series a Go

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So it looks like there is indeed going to be a Star Wars TV series. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand it feels like it’ll further…

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October 2, 2004
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New Elektra Poster

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Jennifer Garner and I dated for a little while she was filming Elektra. We didn’t tell many people about it because we wanted to keep it out of the tabloids….

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October 1, 2004
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Hannibal Vs Predator

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In the comments section of the last Hannibal Post I put up the other day, “Dave” gave us the next logical evolution for Hannibal… to join in on the movie…

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October 1, 2004
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Justin Timberlake Lands a Title Role: How Fricken Stupid

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GRRR!!!! I can’t believe how stupid some studios can be!!! I won’t go into my whole “Stop handing out acting leads to famous music artists just because they’re famous” rant…

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October 1, 2004
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X3 Lands a Writer

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Nothing scares me more than having someone on board for a comic film with no experience (take a look at what happened to Catwoman for heavens sake). Counting Down is…

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October 1, 2004
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Lauren Shuler-Donner Talks A Little X3

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There’s more good news for X-Men fans, because, Shuler-Donner said that she is looking forward to continuing with the X-Men franchise and that X-3 will continue with the Dark Phoenix…

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October 1, 2004
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Robin Williams Returns to Voice Acting in Robots

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If for no other reason (and there are more reasons), Robots has me pumped just because Robin Williams is back in the land of animation. I still remember as a…

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October 1, 2004
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Kung Fu Hustle Release Date and Possibly A Sequel

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If you haven’t seen the original non-Miamaxed butchered version of Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer, you simply MUST run out to your local asian video store OR hop on Ebay and…

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September 30, 2004
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Could Jamie Foxx Actually Be A Legitimate Oscar Contender?

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What on earth happened that suddenly made Jamie Foxx decide he was going to be a top notch actor?!?! I have HATED Foxx for a long time. Uggg.. I still…

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September 30, 2004
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Shark Tale Reviews

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I love just about everything Dreamworks has done… but let’s all admit it… we all had a sinking (get it? SINKING!!! Oh forget it) feeling about this movie from the…

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September 30, 2004
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Ladder 49 Reviews

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Have you ever seen previews for a movie that deep down you really WANT to like… but already know this is gonna be a stinker? Well Ladder 49 (aka Backdraft…

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September 30, 2004
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I Heart Huckabees Reviews

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There’s a difference between having a great cast in a film and a star studded cast. A star studded cast just means huge names without necessarily meaning quality (take the…

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September 29, 2004
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Should there be another Hannibal Lecter Movie?

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I still remember the first time I watched Silence of the Lambs. Its one of those movies that freaks the life out of you… but you really can’t explain why,…

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September 29, 2004
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Mel Gibson given Producer of the Year Honors

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Hmmm… well it looks like all those people who said Mel Gibson would be destroyed for making a religious film are eating huge doses of crow these days. Not only…

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