Filmmaker Zachary Sluser On Making The Driftless Area

 

I got a chance to speak to director Zachary Sluser about his feature film debut of making The Driftless Area, starring Anton Yelchin, John Hawkes, and Zooey Deschanel.

 

Jim: Hey Zach, how are you?

 
Zach: I’m good, how are you Jim?
 

Jim: I’m great, before I get into the movie, I was looking over your bio…

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Home Movie Review


Director: Tim Johnson
Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Aww, Dreamwork, how we love you so … even, if you are the stepchild of animation. You always do good work. However, not great work like your brother and sister, Pixar and Disney. This brings me to your latest feature film, Home. And, I have…

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Indie Darling "It Follows" Disappoints Despite Suffocating Praise

 

 

It Follows is “good” for all the boring reasons. It’s premise—a supernatural being haunting unlucky youngsters who contract it through dirty sex we never get to see—tickled critics into trumpeting it as an allegory for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. But boy is that interpretation a downer. Where’s the fun in A…

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Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

 

Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been everywhere and now it’s finally here. While it’s lost its “first time” appeal being the second film…

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Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

 

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step …

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The Nightmare Could Be 2015's Scariest Documentary

 

Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

 

Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary The Nightmare has. Though not for everyone, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher crafts an effectively unsettling and extremely creepy documentary on …

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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

 
Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.
 

 

It seems like it’s been a long time since Tim Burton has made a movie that isn’t weird and that actually has some meaning to it. Big Eyes is the story of Margaret Keane and her manipulative hus…

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Vincent D'Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

 

Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

 

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

 
Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great…

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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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July 31, 2004
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Incredibles Comic Book in the Works!

— Posted by John Campea

Another piece of interesting news thanks to the ever-vigilant Twitch … Dark Horse comics have announce that they will be releasing a four issue comic mini-series based on The Incredibles…

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July 31, 2004
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Thee Michelle Gun Elephant MP3s Online

— Posted by John Campea

It’s not exactly movie news but it is related so I’m putting it up anyway … If you’ve been paying attention to the site over the last little while you…

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July 31, 2004
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Village Discussion Free For All

— Posted by John Campea

Want to talk Village spoilers? Do it here. Everything’s fair game. Got a question or interpretation? This is the place, so fire away in as much detail as you like.

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July 31, 2004
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Last Day to Enter Lady Snowblood Giveaway Contest!

— Posted by John Campea

Sweet mother of mystery! Your time’s almost up! You wanna win a pair of free Lady Snowblood DVDs? Of course you do, and today’s your last chance to do it….

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July 30, 2004
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Bubba Reviews The Village

— Posted by John Campea

I would like to preface this review by saying that teenage girls are stupid. Or, at the very least, the teenage girls who were sitting next to me at The…

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July 28, 2004
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Batman Begins Teaser Trailer Online!

— Posted by John Campea

I don’t really need to say anything else, do I? Thanks to Twitch for pointing this out. Here are the links to the Quicktime versions, because all other formats are…

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July 28, 2004
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Tell me what to watch!!

— Posted by John Campea

I thought I would post this to show to people that contrary to popular belief I am interested in what you think or your opinions. Here is the deal. For…

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July 27, 2004
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The Village Giveaway Contest!

— Posted by John Campea

Good Lord, do we ever like giving stuff away. We like it so much, in fact, that we’re not even going to wait for our Lady Snowblood DVD giveaway contest…

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July 27, 2004
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Miike Interview at Fangoria

— Posted by John Campea

Fangoria has just run the first part of a lengthy interview with Takashi Miike – conducted in part by Cabin Fever director Eli Roth – and it’s a good one….

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July 27, 2004
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Neil Gaiman’s Death: The High Cost of Living in Developement at New Line

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it’s not a Sandman movie, but it’s close … Neil Gaiman’s Death: The High Cost of Living is in development at New Line based on Gaiman’s own script with…

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July 27, 2004
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Fantastic Four’s Thing Will NOT Be CGI

— Posted by John Campea

According to an article on SciFi.com The Fantastic Four’s Ben Grimm / Thing will NOT be a CG created character. Actor Michael Chiklis is quoted saying, “I did not want…

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July 27, 2004
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Chan Wook Park Receives Korean Cultural Award for Old Boy, Celebrates By Launching a New Production Company With Pretty Much Every Major Korean Director Working Today

— Posted by John Campea

Korean director Chan Wook Park – along with his producer and star – are all receiving major Korean cultural awards for their work on Old Boy. “To recognize the contribution…

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July 27, 2004
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Harold and Kumar Review

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks over at Screen Daily have posted a review of Harold and Kumar go to White Castle and they HATE it. Really. Very active dislike here. Though frankly,…

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July 27, 2004
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Teaser Online!

— Posted by Rodney

Whee! I’ve been itching to see this teaser – just unveiled at the San Diego Comic Con – so I was more than a little pleased to get an email…

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July 26, 2004
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New TV Spots for The Village Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Four new TV spots for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village have just turned up online. These exist in a couple different formats, but I’m only going to give you the…

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July 26, 2004
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Shaun of the Dead UK DVD Details!

— Posted by John Campea

Huzzah! Specs for the UK DVD of Shaun of the Dead have hit the web and it looks awesome! Not only has the DVD release been moved up to September…

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July 26, 2004
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Only A Week Left to Enter Our DVD Giveaway Contest!

— Posted by John Campea

Time’s running out if you want to lay claim to the Lady Snowblood DVDs we’re giving away. Haven’t entered yet? Read the rules here and get to it.

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July 26, 2004
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Return of The King Extended Edition News. Again.

— Posted by John Campea

Obviously jealous of my movie news superiority, Day-vuh just erased my post about the upcoming Return of the King Extended Edition DVD set. The search features over on the One…

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