Review: "Dragon Blade" is an R-Rated Film for Kids

Synopsis: When corrupt Roman leader Tiberius arrives with a giant army to claim the Silk Road, Huo An teams up his army with an elite Legion of defected Roman soldiers led by General Lucius to protect his country and his new friends.
There is a lot that is charming about Dragon Blade, the epic Hong Kong action-drama from director Daniel Lee,…

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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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August 29, 2004
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Release Date For A Very Long Engagement

— Posted by John Campea

Not sure when this was officially announced, but I stumbled across an article today that stated Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement will hit North American theaters November 26th. I’m…

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August 29, 2004
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Miike’s One Missed Call Hits DVD Next Week

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Another find by the apparently all-seeing Logboy … Takashi Miike’s One Missed Call is being released as a two DVD set in Korea September 7th and, yes, the Korean release…

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August 29, 2004
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Starring in “Friends” equals No Movie Career for You

— Posted by John Campea

I’ll come right out and admit it. I’m a guy in his 30’s and I liked the show Friends. There… I said it. Coming out of the closet it very…

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August 28, 2004
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Toronto Film Fest Launches Online Forum

— Posted by John Campea

Clever folk that they are, the powers that be at the Toronto Film Festival have launched their very own online forum for the Festival. There are discussion areas set up…

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August 28, 2004
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Hero Rules the Box Office

— Posted by John Campea

According to the just-released figures over at Box Office Mojo Hero is leading this weekend’s box office race by a healthy margin. Despite playing on nearly a thousand fewer screens…

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August 28, 2004
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Infernal Affairs Is Back On Miramax’s Release Schedule

— Posted by John Campea

Right. Now that Miramax has finally gone ahead and released Hero and a butchered version of Shaolin Soccer – the uncut, Cantonese version on the North American DVD apparently has…

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August 28, 2004
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New Incredibles TV Spots Online.

— Posted by John Campea

No commentary necessary. Just go watch them. Here and here.

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August 28, 2004
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Jay and Silent Bob are on the Comeback Trail. The Passion of the Clerks to Begin Shooting in January.

— Posted by John Campea

Kevin Smith’s going back to the work that made him famous with a sequel to his classic Clerks set to begin filming next year with the original cast members on…

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August 28, 2004
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Whedon Confirmed for X Men 3?

— Posted by John Campea

The Hollywood North Report certainly seems to think so … they’re reporting that Whedon has signed on to write and direct with the start date pushed back to summer, 2005….

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August 28, 2004
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New Team America TV Spot Online

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, I’m not actually that big a fan of South Park boys Parker and Stone’s work, but this just looks pants-wettingly funny. MTV has posted a new TV spot for…

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August 28, 2004
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Casting Announced on Aardman’s Flushed Away

— Posted by John Campea

Aardman Animation has announced the voice cast for Flushed Away, their new film about an upper class rat flushed into the sewers of London. According to the Hollywood Reporter Hugh…

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August 28, 2004
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Trying to Figure Out the Timeline in Those Ju-on Films? Go Here.

— Posted by John Campea

Part of the fun of the original Japanese Juon films is trying to maintain a grip on the very fractured timeline and piece together what happens when. If the mental…

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August 28, 2004
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Who’s Coming To Midnight Madness?

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, we already told you which films were coming to this year’s Midnight Madness but as of this afternoon we can also tell you which actors and directors will be…

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August 28, 2004
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You a Genre Film Fan in Toronto? Get Yourself Down to the Convention Center Pronto … Details on Appleseed’s Theatrical and DVD Releases and a Word With Chewbacca

— Posted by John Campea

Prior to tonight’s screening of Hero Nick and I made it down to the Convention Center aiming to spend a bit of time at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, not…

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August 28, 2004
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Some Post-Hero Thoughts

— Posted by John Campea

Aaaah … I just got back from finally having seen Hero on the big screen and it was goooooooood. I went in a group of nine, three of whom had…

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August 27, 2004
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Professor Xavier Picard goes in for Heart Surgery

— Posted by John Campea

One of the best voices in entertainment, Patrick Stewart, went in for surgury. The Assoiated Press reported the following: Angioplasty involves the use of catheters to place a small balloon…

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August 27, 2004
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More Goodness From Aardman …

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, yeah … it’s old news if you’re in the UK but I’m not and these were never available here … One of the side benefits to being the parent…

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August 27, 2004
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UK Trauma Website Online …

— Posted by John Campea

… and it’s a good one. Unless you have an active dislike for ants, in which case it will make you very uncomfortable. Check it out here.

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