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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July 9, 2004
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Suspect Zero. A.k.a.: Ghandi 2. Have a Trailer Why Doncha.

— Posted by John Campea

There I am, exiting the giant theatre (after waiting till the movie was over before I left, See Below) likely complaining about how bloated the average ticket price is these…

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July 9, 2004
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Police Academy 8 is Happening to your Life. Oh Yes it is.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’ll have to fill this in once I get more info because I forgot to clip the newspaper article while I was on the subway yesterday. However, there it…

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July 9, 2004
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Random Thought of the past Minute.

— Posted by John Campea

If this so-called “big-fat-liar” really is only preaching to the choir, what are you raging on about as if you’ve been ear-banged by rabid goats?

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July 9, 2004
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Webmasters Know Everything Part 2.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this is a carry-over from this post I made a couple days ago. Reuters has a nice article about Disney’s pani….er… “concern” over the success of “King Arthur” –…

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July 9, 2004
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Welcome to Your New Low, I’ll be Your Wasabi Tuna for the Evening.

— Posted by John Campea

Anyone who has complained that some movie is the worst thing they’ve ever seen. Has not seen this. This, my pupils, is really, really bad stuff. Seriously. I’m dumbfounded. Apparently,…

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July 8, 2004
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Pauly Shore is Dead. It’s not a Fact. But it is a movie. With a Trailer.

— Posted by John Campea

Here’s an angle I haven’t seen very much. Got a flagging — or in this case, dead — career?.. Well instead of running around showing that you still got it,…

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July 8, 2004
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Now that you’ve shut up, SIDDOWN!!!!

— Posted by John Campea

Before sitting, recall the art of Shutting Up. Okay, lemme express something here: You’ll be able to leave the blasted theatre. I swear. Honest. No kidding: you’ll leave the building….

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July 8, 2004
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Shaun of the Dead Releases September 17th!

— Posted by John Campea

Hey there boys and girls … it has just been announced that Shaun of the Dead – the brilliant horror comedy from Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg – will get…

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July 8, 2004
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Monty Python on Broadway

— Posted by John Campea

I know this doesnt technically count as movie news, but it is spawned from the movies. Eric Idle, an original Monty Python comedy troupe cast member, has resurrected material from…

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July 8, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 In Lego Vision!

— Posted by John Campea

This is just too much fun not to mention … apparently Sony, Marvel and Lego got together and commisioned a stop motion animator to produce an animated short to coincide…

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July 8, 2004
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Wow. This is Gonna Win Some Razzies.

— Posted by John Campea

Oh my. The trailer for the Resident Evil sequel is online and it looks so bad it’ll have you thinking that Paul W. S. Anderson’s original was Citizen Kane. Pick…

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July 8, 2004
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Only 3 in the Fantastic Four?

— Posted by John Campea

Well not exactly. But three of of four have actually been cast. No news yet on who will play the nemisis Doctor Doom, but rumours are bouncing around as to…

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July 7, 2004
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It’s Nice to be Acknowledged.. by important people even.

— Posted by John Campea

I just thought I’d point this out based on the pure fact that it makes us feel good. What I believe is our first full Internet Movie Database reference.

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July 7, 2004
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Anchorman reviews

— Posted by John Campea

When going to see a Will Ferrell movie, like Anchorman, one has to take a few things with a grain of salt. Ferrell does Ferrell style comedy, and does it…

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July 7, 2004
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Best Comic Book Film Ever?

— Posted by John Campea

As this strange collision of nostalgia, marketing and some fine film making continues to vault Spider-Man 2 (Look! I remembered the hyphen! Happy?) into the box office stratosphere an awful…

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July 7, 2004
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Because What the World Needs is an Uplifting Film About Cephalopod Athletics.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay. Whilst sitting in one of Toronto’s now smoke-free clubs last week enjoying the soothing sounds of Iron and Wine I got on to the topic of Japanese culture with…

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July 7, 2004
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Throwdown – New Judo Film From Johnnie To!

— Posted by John Campea

I feel that I should preface this post by saying that I’ve never been much of a fan of Hong Kong’s Johnnie To. I should also say that I’m pretty…

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July 7, 2004
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Buffy and Angel TV Movies?

— Posted by John Campea

Whedonites may have something more to look forward to. According to ComingSoon.net, James Marsters, who played Spike on the insanely popular Buffy:The Vampire Slayer was heard saying on “Rove Live”…

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"People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy, and I can’t do that as Bruce Wayne. As a man, I’m flesh and blood; I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol… as a symbol I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting."

—Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman from Batman Begins, 2005

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