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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Review: "Fort Tilden" Could've been "Great" but settles for "Good Enough"

 

 
Synopsis: A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

 
Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty are relatively new to the scene, but their work as a comedy duo feels well practiced. They have a Joan Rivers quality with Broad City chemistry. Elliott and McNulty don’t give off a whi…

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"Tom at the Farm" Adds to the Mystique of the Prolific Xavier Dolan

 

 
Synopsis: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.
 

Xavier Dolan adapted a play for his sixth feature film. I’m guessing the reason why is to lighten his load of work. Though Dolan’s Tom at the Farm is successful as a film, it’s lousy as an adaptation. I haven…

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Straight Outta Oscars: Why the Academy Won't, But Should Consider Compton

 

Catching the Hollywood ‘powers that be’ off-guard, “Straight Outta Compton” became the not-so-surprise sleeper summer hit, grossing $60 million over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting that high of an opening weekend, but the initial projections seemed too low. Universal Studios’ hip-hop “Compton” out-performed its predicted gross and sur…

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May 24, 2004
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Wong Kar Wai to Shoot Bruce Lee Movie

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Moving with uncharacteristic speed (Seriously, this guy takes forever to get his films made) Chinese auteur Wong Kar Wai has announced that his follow up to 2046 – which premiered…

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May 23, 2004
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Pirates of the Caribbean 2 Auditions and Casting Calls

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May 23, 2004
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Looking for the Fahrenheit 9/11 Trailer?

— Posted by John Campea

The Trailer has finally been released! Click Here For The Trailer [CURRENTLY BACK UP!! as of June 5th] Alternate Downloads: Official Trailer in Full Quicktime on Apple.com [Currently Up] www.dreamscapesoftheperverse.com…

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May 23, 2004
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Pirates of the Caribbean Parts 2 and 3 Combined Sequels

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May 23, 2004
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‘Batman Begins’ Open Casting Call Auditions for Extras.

— Posted by John Campea

First off, if you don’t live in England, you can pretty much skip this – but if you do and you think you have a very snappy “background of a…

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May 22, 2004
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Whee! Blue Spring Coming To North America and the UK!

— Posted by John Campea

Well, I’ve heard rumblings of this for a little while, but it’s just been confirmed … Toshiaki Toyoda’s Blue Spring is coming to DVD in North America and the UK…

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May 22, 2004
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Michael Moore Wins Palme D’Or

— Posted by John Campea

Well all you Michael Moore haters here’s the thing. The man may still have a weight problem but he also now has the most prestigious film award in the world….

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May 22, 2004
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Bubba is Back in the Country …

— Posted by John Campea

Bleary eyed, yes. Smeared on the Interstate, no. I made it back from Chicago last night to find a bloody huge stack of mail waiting for me (more on that…

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May 22, 2004
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Watch the First 5 minutes of Shrek 2.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, that title is pretty self-explanatory, isn’t it? Click here to check out the first 5 minutes of Shrek 2 C’mon folks, it’s opening weekend give yourself a sample and…

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May 21, 2004
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THX 1138

— Posted by John Campea

I am shamed to think that I have never seen this movie. I intend to resolve this. George Lucas’ first feature film is coming back to theatres to promote the…

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May 20, 2004
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Spongebob Squarepants Trailer and Teaser. Good Stuff.

— Posted by John Campea

The teaser has been released for quite a while and with the release of the trailer, I realized I never made a post about it. Either way, Spongebob, despite all…

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May 20, 2004
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SHI MIAN MAI FU (House of Flying Daggers) not Picked up by Miramax! Yaay!

— Posted by John Campea

We’re getting lots of hits from people looking for the Teaser or the Trailer — here they are: The Japanese Teaser (Windows Media) and The Trailer (the trailer is in…

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May 20, 2004
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George Lucas Removes Original Darth Vader.

— Posted by John Campea

Consider this opening sentence your “Grain of Salt” warning. That said, what they are claiming to be an ‘Ain’t it Cool’ Exclusive, aintitcool.com has posted this rather disturbing picture from…

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May 19, 2004
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Around the World in 80 Days, The Village TV Spots and Arthur Trailer #2

— Posted by John Campea

Well, Bubba is still hard at work even though he’s elsewhere in world… Apparently, he’s been chatting with a few important people that know more than we do as far…

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May 18, 2004
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LOTR: Return of the King Screening. Outside and Free.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay sure, it’s a big corporate attention grabber so people will flood the store to buy the DVD once the movie is finished, but it’s still a great movie, and…

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May 18, 2004
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Ocean’s 12 Teaser Trailer and the Frustrations Thereof.

— Posted by John Campea

As opposed to the post below, this is something I really HATE. I really liked Ocean’s 11, I thought it was well done. Didn’t make me wet my object of…

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May 18, 2004
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Got a Sec? Here’s 10 minutes of the new Harry Potter.

— Posted by John Campea

I’m actually kinda liking this trend that seems to be building a wee bit. Studios releasing a chunk of their film to the Internet to wet the whistles of those…

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May 18, 2004
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Fahrenheit 9/11 brings Cannes to a standing ovation

— Posted by John Campea

Let it be known: Fahrenheit 9/11 is damn good. So much so in fact, the audience at Cannes, the birthplace of future films and filmmakers, stood and cheered for 15…

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